KBF BONUS BUCKS

Kayak Bass Fishing Contingency Awards

KBF Members competing in eligible
KBF tournaments have more chances
to increase their cash and product
awards through this bonus program.

KBF BONUS BUCKS is Kayak Bass Fishing’s incentive rewards program for KBF Members only. It promotes competitive kayak fishing by awarding bonuses to program participants fishing in select KBF competitions across the country. These bonuses are in addition to regular prize payouts.

To be eligible to win bonuses, one must (a.) become a KBF Member and (b.) enroll in KBF BONUS BUCKS.

KBF BONUS BUCKS EVENTS

Top-ranking 2018 KBF BONUS BUCKS (“KBFBB”) Program Participants in each event of the following series during 2018 are eligible to win bonuses.

  • 2018 KBF State and National Challenges—Up to $180 in KBF BONUS BUCKS awarded in cash if the competitors who takes the top places are KBF-BB Participants.
    KBF Challenge Series BONUS BUCKS
  • 2018 KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments—Up to $450 in KBF BONUS BUCKS awarded in cash if the competitors who takes the top places are KBF-BB Participants.
    KBF TRAIL Series BONUS BUCKS
  • 2018 KBF OPEN Series Tournaments—$5,000 guaranteed cash bonuses will be paid on top of the $5,000 First Place Prize at each KBF OPEN Series Tournament, provided the competitor who wins the Event is enrolled in the KBF BONUS BUCKS program by midnight on the day before start-of-competition.
    KBF OPEN Series BONUS BUCKS
  • 2018 KBF TRAIL Series Championship—$15,000 guaranteed cash bonus will be paid on top of the $5,000 First Place Prize at this year’s TRAIL Series Championship, provided the competitor who wins the Event is enrolled in the KBF BONUS BUCKS program by midnight on the day before start-of-competition. Other KBF BONUS BUCKS participants who place in the top ranks also earn bonuses, the amount and number of places depending on registrations.
    2018 KBF TRAIL Championship BONUS BUCKS
  • 2018 KBF National Championship
    • Competitor who wins First Place is not eligible for KBF BONUS BUCKS or Sponsors BONUS BUCKS.
    • Assuming they are enrolled in the Program by Thursday, March 22, Competitors ranked 2nd through 10th are eligible for KBF BONUS BUCKS2018 KBF National Championship BONUS BUCKS
    • Sponsors BONUS BUCKS will also awarded by rank for ownership and use of Sponsors products. Those bonuses roll down and go to the highest-ranked Competitors (excluding 1st place) who meet each sponsor’s eligibility requirements by end-of-day Thursday, March 22 (that’s midnight CDT after the Captains Meeting). Eligibility requirements will be provided on each sponsor’s page. In other words, purchases of sponsors’ products must be complete before the first day of competition in order to be a qualifying purchase for the KBFNC sponsor bonuses.
    • Enrollment deadlines to be in the running for these bonuses is 11:59 p.m., Thursday March 22, 2018.

KBF BONUS BUCKS awards will also be specified in the KBF Event Rules Addendum for each KBF Challenge, Championship and Tournament.

This Contingency Awards Program is funded through both KBF Sponsor Donations and KBF BONUS BUCKS Program Enrollment Fees.

Want to know if a tournament in which you’re participating is eligible for BONUS BUCKS? Look for the 2018 KBF BONUS BUCKS Logo on the KBF Website event page, on the TourneyX page, and in promotional posts on social media, or ask your tournament director if KBF BONUS BUCKS are being paid out in the tournament.

Eligibility

  • KBF Membership is required to participate in the 2018 KBF BONUS BUCKS Contingency Awards program.
  • in order to be eligible for bonuses in any competitive event, Competitors must enroll in KBF BONUS BUCKS by 11:59 p.m. Central Time prior to start-of-competion. For example, if a KBF Challenge begins on Friday, the KBF Member must pay the BONUS BUCKS enrollment fee ($100) by midnight Central Time Thursday evening.

KBF National Championship Sponsor BONUS BUCKS

  • Date Requirement: All Sponsor BONUS BUCKS purchase/ownership qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 p.m. CST, Thursday, March 22.
  • Ownership requirement: Qualifying products must be owned by Competitor, whether gifts, prizes, or purchases. Borrowed products do not qualify. Photos of products owned by other people do not qualify.
  • Eligibility Verification: Read each of the the Eligibility Verification requirements carefully and comply completely. Owning a product doesn’t count if you don’t follow instructions to verify your eligibility.
  • For social media photo posts, multiple sponsors’ product may be featured in a single photograph posted in social media. In multi-product posts, all required hashtags must appear (even though #bonusbucks need appear only once). For example, a single photo may include an NRS Chinook, a Bending Branches Ace Plus paddle, a YakAttack Rotogrip paddle holder, and an APR fishing rod. That photo will qualify as long as the corresponding hashtags also appear in the post: #bonusbucks, #NRS, #bendingbranches, #yakattack, #APR
  • To qualify, photos and hashtags must match requirements exactly. Judges use the hashtags to search out, find, and verify qualification. If the qualifying requirement is a “photo posted on social media of your widget on a kayak with hashtag: #bonusbucks, #widget,” anything else will not suffice. A photo of your widget on your kitchen counter….no. Hashtag #acmewidgets….no. Hashtag #bonus bucks (two words)…no.
  •  Qualifying Products and Eligibility Requirements:
    • Torqeedo:
      • Qualifying Purchase: Torqeedo Ultralight 403 or equivalent electric propulsion system
      • Eligibility Verification: By 11:59 p.m. on March 22, on Facebook or Instagram, post a photo of your qualifying Torqeedo product mounted on your kayak (or, if purchased but not installed, a photo of the unit with the kayak on which it will be mounted) with hashtags: #kbfbonusbucks, #torqeedo
    • Wilderness Systems:
      • Qualifying Purchase: Any Wilderness Systems kayak
      • Eligibility Verification: By 11:59 p.m. on March 22, on Facebook or Instagram, post a photo of your Wilderness system kayak with hashtags #kbfbonusbucks, #wildernesssystems
    • Bending Branches:
      • Minimum Eligibility Standard: Any Bending Branches paddle of $100 or greater value (e.g., Angler Scout or higher) purchased by 11:59 p.m. on March 22
      • Eligibility Verification: On Facebook or Instagram, by 11:59 p.m. on March 22, post a photo of your qualifying Branches product with hashtags #kbfbonusbucks, #bendingbranches
    • APR:
      • Qualifying PurchaseAny All Pro Rods-brand fishing rod purchased by 11:59 p.m. on March 22
      • Eligibility Verification: On Facebook or Instagram, by 11:59 p.m. on March 22, post a photo of your APR rod with hashtags #kbfbonusbucks, #APR
    • Lucky Tackle Box:
      • Qualifying Purchase: LTB Subscription submitted by 11:59 p.m. on March 22
      • Eligibility Verification: Present to judges confirmation of an LTB subscription (e.g. confirmation email, receipt, paid invoice, shipping notification)
    • NINES Optics:
      • Qualifying Purchase: NINES sunglasses (premium bonus for owning KBF-branded NINES sunglasses) purchased by 11:59 p.m. on March 22
      • Eligibility Verification: On Facebook, by 11:59 p.m. on March 22, post a photo of your NINES sunglasses with hashtags #kbfbonusbucks, #NINES
    • NRS:
      • Qualifying Purchase: NRS Chinook or other NRS product of comparable or higher price (e.g., dry suit) purchased by 11:59 p.m. on March 22
      • To qualify: On Facebook or Instagram, by 11:59 p.m. on March 22, post a photo of your qualifying NRS product with hashtags #kbfbonusbucks, #NRS
    • Fishing Online:
      • Qualifying Purchase: $50 in purchases from Fishing Online from January 1 through 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 22.
      • To qualify: Present to judges receipt(s) totaling $50 or more from Outdoor Sports for purchases made in the time period.
    • Lowrance:
      • Qualifying Purchase: Any Lowrance SONAR unit purchased by 11:59 p.m. on March 22
      • Eligibility Requirement: On Facebook or Instagram, by 11:59 p.m. on March 22, post a photo of your qualifying Lowrance product mounted on your watercraft (or, if purchased but not installed, a photo of the unit with the kayak on which it will be mounted) with hashtags #kbfbonusbucks, #lowrance
    • YakAttack:
      • Qualifying Purchase: Any YakAttack gear item(s) purchased by 11:59 p.m. on March 22 [Shop]
      • Eligibility Verification: On Facebook or Instagram, by 11:59 p.m. on March 22, post a photo of your qualifying YakAttack product with hashtags #kbfbonusbucks, #yakattack
    • Built 2 Fish (B2F):
      • Qualifying Purchase: Any Built 2 Fish (B2F) shirt or cap purchased by 11:59 p.m. on March 22 [Shop]
      • Eligibility Verification: On Facebook or Instagram, by 11:59 p.m. on March 22, post a photo of your qualifying B2F product with hashtags #kbfbonusbucks, #built2fish
    • TourneyTag:
      • Qualifying Purchase: TourneyTag purchased by 11:59 p.m. on March 22 [Shop]
      • Eligibility Verification: Qualifying product must appear in photos submitted for scoring in KBF National Championship competition,
    • Line Cutterz:
      • Qualifying Purchase: KBF-branded Line Cutterz Ring purchased by 11:59 p.m. on March 22
      • Eligibility Verification: Qualifying product must appear in photos submitted for scoring in KBF National Championship competition,

KBF BONUS BUCKS Program

Membership With Added Benefits