Withings WiFi Scale Giveaway

I haven’t done a giveaway on the blog yet up until this point mostly because I’m sorta selective.  I want giveaways to be big, meaningful and useful to ya’ll.  Oh, and kick-ass.  None of this half-eaten gel pack that I found in my car trunk from last season stuff.  Go big or go home.


So, after finishing my In Depth Review of the Withings WiFi Scale last week I contacted the fine folks at Withings and asked exactly where I should send back the review unit to.  After all, I’m pretty clear that I don’t keep any of the stuff I review, but instead send it back (except for some POM juice once…they didn’t want it back after I was done…go figure).  Well, this past weekend they sent back an e-mail saying I could just go ahead and keep it.


I thought for a second…

And then another second…

And then I decided that instead of keeping it for myself – I’d give it away to you all!  Here.  For free.  Yup, a $160 sports gadget…gratis.

So, here’s the deets:

I’m going about this like a random raffle drawing, except that you can get multiple ‘entries’.  Here’s how:

One Entry: Simply place a comment below on this page, that’s it!  No lyrics to create, or poems to make.  No stories to tell, or anything complex.  Only comments on this page count (nope, comments from 2 years ago don’t count).

Two Entries: Two different ways to double up here.  In addition to the comment below, just put a link on your blog (if you have one) to this contest page.  Or the second option is adding your Twitter account as a follower of @dcrainmakerblog and retweeting the contest announcement.  By simply spreading the word, ya get an extra entry.  (Note: If you’re already a follower, simply re-tweet and you get credit!)

Three Entries: Triple-time baby!  This is easy – just do all three of the above!  Twitter, Blog/Site, and Comment.

See, that’s pretty painless, right?

Please let me know in your comment below how many entries you’ve qualified for if more than one, as it’s super-difficult for me to lineup a Twitter account named “AwesomeRunner28” to a blog named “RunnerGuy” to a comment listed from “RunningCowTippers!”, and I certainly want you to get all your entries.  I don’t need to know your account names, just how many entries.

I have no restrictions on where I’ll ship it to (I’ll be paying for shipping), but it just won’t go out FedEx First International Super-Priority Overnight if it’s to Tajikistan, Turkey or Timbuktu. But no matter where you live – the giveaway includes the whole kit and everything that came in the box.  Of course, the Withings site is free, so it’s a free-free all around sorta deal.  If you have any questions on the scale itself (technical, functional, etc…), post those to the review post instead.

The winner will be chosen from a container of all commenter’s printed out (dependent on how many entries you get, equals how many ‘tickets’ you get).

The contest will run for one whole week, until June 9th, 2010 at 11:59PM Eastern Time when I’ll close the comment period.  I’ll announce the winner the following day.

Good luck!

New Around These Parts?

Then I suggest one place for you to start…and it’s here.  Enjoy!


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    Blog Post 1
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  2. I love your blog. I first found it when about a year ago when I got my Forerunner and I’ve followed you ever since.

    @jmkizer for twitter entry

  3. Excellent giveaway – I just started reading your blog a month ago and I am hooked. Thanks!

  4. Yes guilty! I post my first comment ’cause of your giveaway, non the less since I came accross yours blog/page a while ago I read it regularly with great interest mainly in my office before I start the day, although I read yours »In Depth Product Reviews« rather at home when my little daughter & and the other one »still in the oven« are already chasing their dreams – and the fathe has some time for him self.
    Keep up the good work!

    Best wishes from Slovenia, not Slovakia
    link to youtube.com

  5. I love easy…so easy I reread your instructions twice!!

    btw – your garmin 310xt review helped me far more than anything I have read or watch. that watch does so much more for me now!!


  6. excellent giveaway – count me in!

  7. A

    Awesome Giveaway! P.S your review on the 310xt is what sealed the deal for me to purchase it and have been a keen follower since to your blog.

  8. In for 1. Thanks for your great reviews Ray.

  9. Amadeo Casas Cuadrado

    Count me in!! Love your blog!

  10. Awesome give-a-way! Count me in!

  11. Saw you on Kovi and decided to check the blog. So, count me in, and watch for a follow on Twitter.

  12. Brian Wakefield

    This is awesome!!

  13. Count me in.

  14. Comment: Done
    Twitter: Done
    WebLink: In_Progress

  15. Awesome giveaway! Count me in for 1 entry

  16. Kim

    Goodness you do have a following, 216 comments beofre mine!
    I will qualify for three: this entry,I followed you on twitter(didn’t know you were on twitter…) and
    I will post a link about your site on my blog tomorrow.
    A new scale would be sweeet as I need to work on my next ten lbs before tackling the Massanutten 100 mile race!

  17. Awesome. (1 entry)

  18. I am in too for one entry.

  19. Awesome! Thanks Ray!

  20. sweet – great giveaway! already RT on twitter…joppenheim7

  21. G

    Hi DC …. Your site is awesome … I bought a 310xt on your recco.

  22. Go big or go home! I’m good for 3 entries I’ll mention it on my blog tomorrow…

  23. JJK count me in for two just sent retweet

  24. I crave that scale (almost more than chocolate ice cream).
    Please put me down for 3
    I commented
    I blogged (side bar on link to try-a-thlete.blogspot.com)
    and I even learned how to retweet

  25. Why are there so many comments on this post?
    Put me down for two please (comment & twitter)

  26. me

    Me want it!

  27. Cool site, great info. I’m in!!!

  28. Hey Ray! Count me in for all 3!

  29. I found you watch shopping… and its (ur blog & my new watch) got me super pumped about training, I’ll be looking into acquiring my twitter account, just for the motivation. THANKS!!!

    (only one entry for now!)

  30. Nice scale! I really need one! Brian

  31. Dan

    Sign me up… Now to get twittered..

  32. One entry for me. Keep up the great work!

  33. I want it please!

  34. This would be so cool!

  35. Nice! 2 entries here…RT @jasondc

  36. Comment to win the scale 🙂

  37. Very nice give-away! Count me in!

  38. Sweet giveaway. Count me in for one.

  39. pick me! 🙂

  40. Jos

    I’ll try my luck! Love the blog. Have been reading for awhile now and never commented before.

  41. Eli

    Just a comment

  42. Yaaeeaaahhh! I’m going to win!

  43. I am also game for free stuff! PLease count me in, and keep up the great work!

  44. Count me in for two entries. Comment + twitterRT. I don’t have a blog. : (

  45. Great idea for a contest! Only one entry as I don’t have twitter and currently no blog =(

  46. Been looking at getting a scale recently. Thanks for a great review. Count me in on the contest!

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  48. Count me in! Although I never won anything on my life… guess it’s worth a try!

  49. Iain Cormack

    I’d love to win the scale (does it come with a bbq duck?)

  50. Long time reader, first time posting 🙂 Keep up the good work! (and please make me a winner! hehe)

  51. Bonachi


    + Twitter 🙂


  52. I’ve never needed to post to this site before because you always cover everything comprehensively. But for a scale, well I’ll make the effort.

    Chris (Cape Town RSA)


  53. Super awesome giveaway! Thanks a lot!!!

  54. Seb

    Great website,Ray !

  55. @realmarkcanlas

    DC Rainmaker
    I added you on my twitter and am commenting on your blog, which is great by the way. So count me in for 2 entries. (@realmarkcanlas)

  56. Joe

    Got my fingers crossed

  57. Too bad I don’t have a twitter to double up…Hopefully this will suffice.

  58. Pam

    That is one awesome scale!!! And such a great, in depth review. Count me in for the draw please!

  59. Awesome…. thanks.

  60. I got two in – Twitter and comment! No blog!

  61. i have two entries!

    twitter and comment!

  62. dude, you’re my hero. just kidding. way cool blog. keep up the good work. when the little ones come forget about it.

    Mark Rios

  63. mark_rios@comcast.net

    dude, you’re my hero. keep up the the awesome reviews. And if you’re ever in the Sacramento area e-mail so I can show you how to ride that bike.

  64. AuroraBorealis

    Nice contest! Btw I like your in-depth reviews – please continue writing them.

  65. Just read about this giveaway on a blog post I was reading. Been looking at these scales for a little while now…

  66. blog linked- check
    re-tweeted- check
    comment- check…

    entries- 3

    winning drawing… check (hopefully)

  67. I’m definitely interested in this scale so count me in please, thanks!

  68. Thanks for the opportunity!

    So, this is my official comment entry, I re-tweeted you (as @davidaltmaier) and I linked to it (altmizzle.blogspot.com).

    Thanks again.

  69. Nice, just a comment for me.

  70. dubd71771

    What a great generous idea!!!

  71. kd

    This is really very nice of you. Following on twitter and retweeted as well….


  73. Count me in for 2 entries!

    1. This comment (woot!)
    2. I tweeted (I’m also following you now . . . so woot woot!)

    Love the blog, and your reviews/race reports!

  74. Count me in for tree
    RT …. done
    Link …. up and running
    Comment: keep up the gooed work 😉

  75. Jeffstu

    Count me in. Love your blog. Keep the reviews coming Ray.

  76. comment, twitter, and my site

    thanks for the awesome contest!

  77. Awesome giveaway. Count me in for two entries. No blog yet.

  78. Luc

    Great idea for the giveaway ! Thanks.

  79. Thanks for all the indepth reviews. Choices, choices…


  80. classy way to handle the free reviewed item. one entry.

  81. Ben

    Thank you for all your efforts. Your effort/reviews are invaluable to amateurs. Thank you.

  82. Ben

    Cool. Withing WiFi Scale ! Great Reviews. Thanks.

    Check out

  83. Comment done, twitter in a sec..


  84. One entry here. From the Netherlands. If you want to avoid shipping you could run/swim/cycle across the USA/Atlantic/Europe to bring that scale over here.

  85. Count me in



  86. Dan

    This is great, thanks! I’m in for the comment only.

  87. Even a scale of this calibre couldn’t begin to measure how much I enjoy this site. Keep it up.

    I hope I am the winner.

  88. Great contest! Always enjoy reading your in-depth reviews.

  89. Yes, very generous of you. I’ve got 2 entries (this post and the twitter re-tweet).


  90. Not sure if my other comment went.

    This comment 1 entry and re-tweet totals 2 entries.


  91. Anonymous

    Nice blog, cool contest! @chrisarisso