West Marine Announces “Win Your Dream Package!” Sweepstakes

Pre-Black Friday event offers one lucky winner their choice “Dream Waterlife Package”

Watsonville, CA, November 13, 2015 – Whether your preference is sails, rods or paddles, every waterlife enthusiast dreams of outfitting him- or herself with the latest and greatest gear. West Marine is making that dream a reality for one fortunate water-lover with its pre-Black Friday “Win Your Dream Package” Sweepstakes.

One lucky winner will choose among three “Dream Waterlife Packages” up for grabs that cover three top categories for West Marine: Fishing, sailing and stand-up paddling. Each package has an average retail value of $3,000, and each and contains between 10 and 20 products relevant to the specific activity.

Starting Monday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 22, visitors to www.westmarine.com/dream may enter by completing an online entry form (one entry per person, per day) with the chance to earn a second entry by sharing it with friends and connections on social media. Visitors to the site have a total of 14 chances to enter the sweepstakes in a seven-day period.

Among the highlights featured in each Dream Waterlife Package:

Fishing Dream Package: Garmin echoMAP Chartplotter, Penn International Silver Series Reel & Tuna Stick Rod, YETI Tundra Cooler, BlackTip Deluxe Tackle Bag, and Engel Bait Cooler

Sailing Dream Package: B&G Zeus Chartplotter, ACR ResQLink Buoyant Personal Locator Beacon, Magma Cabo Gas Grill, West Marine Third Reef Jacket & Bib, and GILL Tarp Barrel Bag

Paddle Dream Package: West Marine Pompano Kayak, Jimmy Styks Scout Expedition SUP package, YETI Hopper Cooler, West Marine Inflatable Belt Pack, Ecoxgear EcoROX Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker, Camelback Paddling Hydration Pack, and Creative Outdoor Folding Dock Cart

“West Marine is fully aware that many online shoppers prefer to tackle their holiday gift lists in advance of Black Friday,” says Mike Montgomery, West Marine Digital Marketing Manager. “The Dream Package Sweepstakes is a great opportunity for us to showcase some of the top-notch brands we carry and build excitement around them heading into the heart of the 2016 holiday season. We have some amazing gift-giving ideas for our customers, many of which are contained within these three ‘dream’ packages.”

While just one lucky winner will take home the grand prize package of his or her choosing, three runner-ups in the sweepstakes will receive a $100 West Marine gift card.

Complete sweepstakes rules are available at www.westmarine.com/dream. Social media shares can be posted on Instagram or Twitter tagged @westmarine and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westmarine. The winning entrant will be will be notified by West Marine directly with arrangements to receive winning package. All recipients of the $100 gift card runner-up prize will receive their gift cards via e-mail.

About West Marine

Founded by a sailor 1968, West Marine Inc. has grown to become the largest omni-channel specialty retailer exclusively offering boating gear, apparel and footwear, and other waterlife-related products to everyone who enjoys recreational time on or around the water. With more than 260 stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada and an eCommerce website reaching domestic and international customers, West Marine is recognized as the dominant waterlife outfitter for cruisers, sailors, anglers and paddlesports enthusiasts. West Marine has everything you need for your life on the water. For more information about West Marine, its products and store locations, visit westmarine.com or call 1-800-BOATING (1-800-262-8464). West Marine's stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol WMAR.

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