Garmin Forerunner 310XT Giveaway–January 2011!

Because it’s Friday. Because my bike finally arrived at my hotel in the country of Jordan three days after I did (though, my luggage…not so much). And because most importantly – the bike arrived in one happy piece. Thus, so many reasons to be happy to and give away a Garmin Forerunner 310XT.


Here’s my in depth review if you aren’t familiar with the little orange device.

Like the all my giveaways there are no restrictions on where the goods go to – so no matter where in the world you are, I’ll send to you. I’m going about this like a random raffle drawing, except that you can get multiple ‘entries’.  Here’s the usual skinny on 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: Three 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!).  The final third option for non-Twitter/Blog peeps is to Share this on FaceBook instead. Surely you have FaceBook, right?  There’s a handy button below the post for doing it automagically.

Three Entries: Triple-time baby!  This is easy – just do all three of the above!  Twitter (or FaceBook), Blog/Site, and Comment.  Ya max out at three entries though…no quadruple dipping here!

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.  Also, if ya have technical questions/thoughts/comments/diatribes/poems regarding the FR310XT specifically, use that post page for those writings.

The winner will get a brand new Garmin Forerunner 310XT (with HR strap).

The contest will run until Thursday January 20th, 2011 at 11:59PM Eastern Time when I’ll close the entry period.  I’ll announce the winner the following day.

For those curious on how the giveaways work, here’s the deets.  Thanks all!

(Note: If you’re active duty military and deployed and are unable to complete the three entry methods above, simply shoot me an e-mail and I’ll get ya counted for all three.  Thanks!)


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  1. I’m in. Thanks to your review I’ve been wanting a 310xt.

  2. Two please. Facebook and comment. Great blog. Great reviews. The reviews really helped me while making purchase decisions last month. (

  3. great giveaway thank you!

  4. I retweeted the giveaway

  5. I’m in for one entry.

    Would would make a great b-day present! 🙂

  6. I shared on Facebook also

  7. gman

    Sign me up, thanks!

  8. MCooper

    Chalk me down for 2 pleeze!! 🙂

  9. awesome give away… thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  10. posted to Facebook as well 🙂

  11. Tons

    3x Please.

  12. Count me in for two please. Thanks for the opportunity.

  13. count me in! just found your blog.

  14. Put me down for 2.

  15. Great give-away! I’m in for THREE entries (comment, twitter, facebook).
    link to

  16. I am in and posted on facebook as well!

  17. appreciate your reviews. just one entry for me. that’s all i need.

  18. Brian @ 72764

    Yes! 3 (comment, blog, facebook)

    Thanks Ray.

  19. Fingers crossed for my first HRM!

  20. Fingers crossed on my first HRM! Sweet contest…and blog!

  21. Betty G

    I gave my FR205 to a friend a few weeks ago. A 310XT would be a perfect replacement.

  22. Soot! Awesome giveaway.

  23. Count me in. Love the blog.

  24. gscozzison

    My wife needs this so she can stop using the 405 w/bad bezel. Thanks, DC

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  26. mu

    Thanks for having such a great contest. Love it!
    2 x (Comment + follow/re-tweet @mu_star)

  27. I think I qualify, as being from South Africa the 310XT costs about $650 and it’s only $400 on Amazon (which doesn’t ship to SA..)

    Oh and I’m also doing my 1st Xterra so this would be a good training partner 🙂

  28. Count me in! I’ve posted a comment here, retweeted you on my twitter and share your address on my facebook page, and also put a link in my blog. I know that 4 but why not 🙂

  29. Kristy

    I’d Love to be in as well!

  30. Oh & I joined on facebook as well!

  31. EmielU

    Count me in! Thx.

  32. 2 entries for me! 🙂

  33. SSB

    A total of 3 entried…blog & Twitter. And i scremed it from a mountain top, but a tree fell and nobody heard it so it it night have gotten very far.

  34. SSB

    A total of 3 entried…blog & Twitter. And i scremed it from a mountain top, but a tree fell and nobody heard it so it it night have gotten very far.

  35. SSB

    A total of 3 entried…blog & Twitter. And i scremed it from a mountain top, but a tree fell and nobody heard it so it it night have gotten very far.

  36. Me! Me! Me!
    Posted on My Facebook too 🙂

  37. 2 entries for me please 🙂

  38. Thanks for the offer.

  39. Thanks for the offer.

  40. ok , im gonna give it a shot , why not , im in for the garmin and may your adventures continue for many more yrs my friend !!

  41. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  42. 2 please! 🙂 (twitter, comment)

    Your blog rocks – great pics of your travels.

  43. In for three comment, blog (link to, and facebooked


  44. Jen

    I am a follower. And I FB about it and blogged about it.

  45. count me in for 1

  46. I was one off from your last winner. Maybe I’ll have better luck this time!

  47. I linked you on the sidebar of my blog.

  48. Just posted this on my blog’s facebook page!

  49. Wooo sounds awesome! I’m in too! 🙂

  50. Hi, in for 2 (FB and comment).



  51. 3 entries, facebook, twitter, and a comment…

  52. Shawn_Lewis

    Sign me in for 3. One here, once on facebook and one for twitter… tnks.

  53. Count me in for one here and one on twitter!

  54. I’m in for one!

  55. CA

    I’m in for one here + twitter!

  56. Ron

    Finally, gps on the wrist. 🙂

  57. Sounds awesome. I saw the link and now I’m a believer. Great reviews too!

  58. In for 3, twitter, blog and comment! You have a heck of alot of work ahead of you!

  59. I’m in for one.

    Love the site.

  60. Hoping it’s my lucky day….I’m in!

  61. Kokoy B

    Thanks Ray! Count me i!

  62. Count me in! Thanks Ray!

  63. Nice giveaway. Retweeted your tweet from 14 Jan via @grajasekar

  64. Added link on my facebook page.

  65. Sweet – need one of those!

  66. OOh, so want this one 🙂 Thanks for the chance

    I retweeted your giveaway tweet and I follow you(I am @stickyprints)

  67. Great reviews, appreciate your site.

  68. Entry #1 for me 🙂

  69. Wil

    Keeping fingers crossed that I am chosen on. Have a great week everybody

  70. Wil

    Keeping fingers crossed that I am chosen on. Have a great week everybody

  71. It’s worth a try!

  72. Syl

    another great give away!

  73. I originally did only the first choice but went back and did all 3, so 3 entries please!

  74. Count me for 2 here and tweet

  75. I enjoy your blog. Count me in, just once I’m afraid!

  76. There is always a great reason to giveaway a Garmin! Thanks!

  77. LJ

    In 2x – comment, facebook

  78. Fingers crossed. This old polar is on its last leg.

  79. Recently found your blog–great job.
    Thanks for all of your efforts to thoroughly review all of the techie gadgets–really, really helpful!
    Also, congrats on making the top ten Race Athlete Best Blog Award–your blog got one of my votes BTW. (Hey, do I get an extra entry for that? :)) Have fun, Ann

  80. Count me in for THREE entries – I posted on facebook, blog, and comment! Love your blog, by the way… very useful product reviews too!

  81. Just got a 305 but would love a free upgrade. Check my blog at
    will also start following on twitter. I am\VA3ZKS

    That makes three