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. My fingers are crossed

  2. Alan W. Yueh (

    I’m a mercenary for giveaways! I’d love one of these…

  3. Dan

    2 entries: comment and retweet

  4. Anonymous

    three posts twitter/comment/facebook

    twitteraccount is plauderstunde

  5. Count me in for 2, 1 for this comment and one for a blog post: link to


  6. Yay put me down for 2! comment and blog link!

  7. Ben

    Thanks for all of the posts, hope The Girl draws my name!

  8. I’m new to your giveaways–what a cool thing to do! Thanks!

  9. I have been using a $15 walmart watch for like twelve years. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a Garmin. 🙂

  10. Well It looks like you have been fun traveling the world, and still have time for a giveaway.


    facebook,blog, and comment.

    link to

  11. AnnM

    Count me in!

  12. Anonymous

    You my friend are a great man, thanks!

  13. You my friend are a great man, thanks!

  14. Awesome! I’m in for one entry!

  15. Hi there! I’m in!

  16. And here comes the blog and twitter:
    link to

    And retweet by: link to

  17. Awesome 🙂 I’m in!

  18. 3 times (comment, twiter, blog)

  19. I shared on facebook and am now posting a comment, so that’s 2 for me!

  20. Nice blog! Count me in as well with three entries (comment, twitter and fb). Thanks 🙂

  21. LB

    3 please!!!!! follow on twitter @jogforjoubert, and my blog

  22. Thanks for the giveaways

  23. Comment + twitter + facebook + blog = 3 for me! Thanks Ray!

  24. Eric Youtz

    Can me in for one entry.

  25. Count me in for 2! Retweeted as DavidWegehaupt

    Pick me 🙂

  26. I retweeted your announcement. Awesome giveaway! 😀

  27. Thanks for all of the great information and reviews…

  28. Thanks for all the great information

  29. Cool!

    Just to let you know, I also shared this link on my FB page – Matthew Chambers.

  30. I’m in. Thanks for the opportunity.

  31. Count me in for 3!
    I blogged, tweeted, and obviously commented 🙂

  32. Count me in for 3!
    I blogged, tweeted, and obviously commented 🙂

  33. I wanna be the winner 😀

  34. STEVE

    Count me in!

  35. This is my comment! (thanks for the giveaways 🙂

  36. And this is for the retweet! (2nd entry)

  37. comment, twitter & facebook for me 😀 Thanks!

  38. elizabeth

    fingers crossed! I would love to win 🙂

  39. Anonymous

    I’m in too! Love Garmin products!

  40. Waterproof is good, right? Count me in.

    I’m anxiously awaiting your 410 review — happy 305 user for years, but I’m thinking I’d like a slimmer one for running.

  41. Put my down for 2 entries! I just pimped you on my blog: link to

  42. Want! Count me in for 3 entries please.

    Blog post: link to

    Twitter: djpfine

  43. put me in for 2 entries (comment and facebook)

  44. Ray,
    Count me in for 3 entries. Thanks

  45. Entered every which way but Sunday. :0)

  46. I was so close last time. maybe this time will be the one.
    x3 for me.

  47. Count in me – thrice – hope three times is lucky!!!

  48. 3 entries for me.
    I left one at my blog,
    one on facebook

  49. count me in for 2, got my facebook sharing going on

  50. Anonymous

    In for one thanks. One is all it takes!

  51. Pick me please! 🙂

  52. No blog, but placed on Facebook (x2). I love your blog.

  53. My husband would love this!! Pick him! I’m posting here and on FB, so I’m in for 2!!

  54. I’m going for the single entry. But as I’m typing this it sounds ridiculous that I wont at least get 2 entries.

    And even worse, I’m looking at buying one of these awesome devices….

    (Now thinking I’m a complete fool….)

    Lock me in for 2 entries now! Bang!

  55. Rob

    I have 2. Here and Twitter.

  56. Count me in please! Great site. Always very helpful.

  57. I’m in – glad I found your blog. I do a fitness gadget blog:

  58. Count me in too!

  59. Your blog is just what I’ve been needing to figure out my 305! Thank you for all of your effort – Jenn

  60. I did Twitter, Facebook & comment. So is that 3?

  61. Hi, Ray. Count me in for two, please. Thanks!

  62. Followed a link from another blog, and I would love to win, would love to see you sending your prize to Africa!

  63. Anonymous

    Count me in 2x (comment and facebook). Appreciate all your time on the blogs. Thx!

  64. Run

    sounds good, count me in.

  65. In for 2 entries.

    Keep up the good work!

  66. Count me in for the giveaway.

  67. Alan

    Cool website, I enjoy reading each and every post. Keep it up!

  68. Please count me in for two entries (this comment and Twitter – @runsteelsprings). Thanks for hosting another awesome giveaway!

  69. Rodel Napaton

    Count me in 2x.


  70. good stuff, excellent blog

  71. I’m in for 3: blogged, tweeted and commented.

    Also, you rock for doing these!

  72. Anonymous

    Count me in for 1!

  73. Count me in for 1!

  74. Jojo Gonzales

    Awesome giveaway DCRainmaker. Count me in as well.

  75. Anonymous

    can’t wait to win it!!!

  76. 2 times..(comment & FB). Would love my very own Garmin!

  77. Anonymous

    Goodbodies say’s, i like your style!

  78. Anonymous

    goodbodies says….I like your style… count me in for 3

  79. blog 1
    facebook 2
    twitter 3 (SJMM)
    commented … 3 🙂

  80. Anonymous


    Is it still open? Count me in pls.

  81. Too bad i don’t do the twitters or the Facebooks. . . Oh well, one entry it is then.

  82. I’d like one of those. Please…

  83. That was the most in-depth, awesome product review. Thanks.

  84. Thanks for the contest. I’d love to upgrade my ailing 305.

    I’m in 3x – comment here, RT on Twitter, and post to my blog on Livejournal.

  85. Go_Rilla1

    Fantastic blog and fantastic giveaway!


  86. I love me some gadgets.
    Retweeted as @kr4jb.

  87. You freaking rock!

  88. Tfitz

    +3 (facebook and twitter plus comment) for me even though I never ever ever ever win anything. Ever. Never ever. But its fun trying anyway.