Annual Toyota Bonus Bucks Owners Event Heads to Hartwell

Anderson, SC (June 4, 2024) — For the first time ever, the 13th annual Toyota Bonus Bucks Owners Tournament will take place October 26-27,2024, at Lake Hartwell. Home to four recent Bassmaster Classics, the sprawling reservoir is located among the pine tree-laden hills of South Carolina near the heart of where many Toyota Bonus Bucks members call home.

This exciting weekend will feature a no-entry fee team tournament, gift bags for participants, a meet & greet with Team Toyota Pro Anglers and more. The winning team will take home the top prize of $5,000 with the top 31 teams taking home cash prizes.

“It’s hard to believe that in the previous 12 years of this event we’ve never made it to iconic Lake Hartwell, but we are very excited to finally call it home to the 13th annual Toyota Bonus Bucks Owners Tournament,” said Steve Appelbaum, national manager, sponsorship integration, Toyota Motor North America. “The event is sure to be a special weekend with our treasured Toyota owners and manufacturing plant employees.”

The tournament kicks-off Saturday afternoon at Green Pond Landing where Team Toyota pro anglers will be on hand to greet guests. B.A.S.S. tournament staff will conduct the tournament including angler registration, where participants will receive a generous amount of free gear and a complimentary dinner.

Neil Paul, Visit Anderson Executive Tourism Director, and avid fishing fan, shares in the excitement for the upcoming event saying, “We are over the top excited to be hosting the Toyota Bonus Bucks Owners Tournament at Green Pond Landing, Lake Hartwell, and Anderson County. The leadership of Anderson County has provided us with some of the best facilities in America and the resources to be able to host major events such as this. This tournament has been on our radar for several years now and we are preparing to treat this event as we would the Bassmaster Classic.”

Tournament eligibility is contingent on meeting two requirements: at least one of the two team members must be currently registered in the Toyota Bonus Bucks Program, and the eligible team member must own or lease a 2020 or newer Toyota Tundra, Tacoma, Sequoia or 4Runner.

The deadline to register is October 18, 2024. For more details and to get signed-up, please visit If you have questions, or need assistance, contact the Toyota Bonus Bucks Headquarters via email: