The Giveaway Extravaganza Winners!

A huge thanks to all that participated in Friday’s Giveaway Extravaganza, it was certainly pretty crazy around these parts!  At some points the entries were coming in at one per second, that’s just nuts!  Overall, you clocked in nearly 50,000 page views within the 24 hour period.  Go big or go home!

For all contests (unless otherwise noted below), I only counted entries that made the cutoff.

With that, let’s dive into the awards presentation!

12AM Giveaway: Garmin Edge 500


My In-Depth Product Review: Garmin Edge 500
Product Source: Me, choose either neutral black or blue color.
Entries: 637


Edge 500 Winner: #41 – Steve E.


Even if you don’t win, you can still use this link to grab your own Edge 500 and support the blog.

3AM Giveaway: Motorola Motoactv


Due to the 6AM RCX3 comment problems (noted below), this one stayed up a bit longer.  Because I know some of you were trying to get in for the Polar, I kept everyone in there.

My In-Depth Product Review: Motorola Motoactv
Product Source:
Entries: 774


Motoactv Winner: #660 – Kiwi


Even if you don’t win, you can still use this link to pickup the Motoactv and still support the blog.

6AM Giveaway: Polar RCX3 (Two Winners)


Sorry about the issues on this.  While I had all the entries set to automatically open, I have to manually close them.  And unfortunately, when I woke up each time to Tweet/Close the entries in the middle of the night, I closed the wrong one.  Thanks to all that caught it, this was extended to makeup for it, and I accepted all entries on the post (including those later), plus those that e-mailed or Facebook’d me about this specifically, hence why the entry number is higher than the comment posted number.

My In-Depth Product Review: Polar RCX3
Product Source: Polar, used in product review (both look new, with new batteries)
Entries: 958 (on post) +  21 (Facebook/e-mail) = 979

RCX3 Winner #1: #175 – Tom


RCX3 Winner #2: #379 – Krazi


Remember, there were two winners on this one.  The first one below gets their choice of the two units, with the second person getting the other one.

Even if you don’t win, you can still use this link to grab your own RCX3 and support the blog.

9AM Giveaway: Timex Run Trainer


My In-Depth Product Review: Timex Run Trainer
Product Source: Timex, extra unused unit from product review (new)
Entries: 1087


Timex Run Trainer Winner: #775 – Kevin


Even if you don’t win, you can still use this link pickup the Timex Run Trainer and still support the blog.

12PM Giveaway: Garmin FR910XT


My In-Depth Product Review: Garmin FR910XT
Product Source:
Entries: 1641


FR910XT Winner: #274 – xcrider817


Even if you don’t win, you can still use this link pickup the Garmin FR910XT and support the blog.

3PM Giveaway: Wahoo Blue HR, Quadlock case, Wahoo Running Band


My In-Depth Product Reviews: Wahoo BlueHR, Quad Lock iPhone Case
Product Source: Wahoo BlueHR, extra not used in product review. Quad Lock case, used in product review (looks new in box). Wahoo running armband, extra not used.
Entries: 769


Bundle Winner: #366 – Maupie


Even if you don’t win, you can still use this links above to pickup any of the items and support the blog.

6PM Givaway: Polar RCX5


My In-Depth Product Review: Polar RCX5
Product Source:
Polar, used in product review (looks/acts new, with new batteries)
Entries: 849


RCX5 Winner: #339 – Thor


Even if you don’t win, you can still use this link to pickup the RCX5 and support the blog.

9PM Giveaway: Timex Global Trainer


My In-Depth Product Review: Timex Global Trainer
Product Source:
Me (new, unused)
Entries: 694


Timex Global Trainer Winner: #535 – Royce


Even if you don’t win, you can still use this link to pickup the $125 Timex Global Trainer and support the blog.

Again, thanks to everyone to jumped in and entered!  For those that won, please e-mail me your information to ship to.  Any winners not claimed by the end of next Friday will be given away to another random winner.  Though, I’ll make every effort to find the person who won.

And as always, thanks for your support of the site – it’s what makes things like this possible.

Have a great remainder of your weekend!


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  2. Ah well, you can’t win them all… or any in my case :) Keep up the good work on the site though… great stuff!

  3. David Wright

    Congratulations to everyone who won items and thank you Ray for the chance to play.

  4. Awesome for all those that won, guess I’ll just have to stick with my 910xt for now…

  5. Congratulations to everyone to who won. great stuff!

  6. Even though I didn’t win, thanks for doing this. It made for a fun day. Congrats to all winners.

  7. Thanks for the fun day

  8. Congratulations guys! Looking forward to another giveaway extravaganza!

  9. Ray, Had fun rounding the bases! As you can see, I didn’t make it home. Had great fun playing though!
    Keep it real.

  10. Don

    That was fun! Entering every 3 hours, even getting up in the middle of the night!

    Thanks for all the awesome reviews you do and thank you for letting us help you clean off your shelves!

    Keep up the great work.


  11. OJ

    Ah well, better luck next time. Keep up the good work, and congrats to all the winners! :D

  12. Thanks Ray for your great blog and the opportunity to win some cool electronics. Keep up the good work and I look forward for some more great reviews and triathlon reports.

  13. congratulations to the winners!

  14. Guess I’m still in the market for a replacement for my MOTOACTV. Have been frustrated with it since the touch screen froze up on me in a bike ride when it got a drop of sweat on it :/

  15. Pedro Fradique

    Well, better luck next time… Congrats to the winners and many thanks to Ray for the great site and giveaways.
    Pedro Fradique

  16. mcb

    Thank you for doing this; lots of fun!

  17. Thanks Ray, fun giveaway!

  18. Congrats to all winners!!
    and thanks Ray for letting me give it a shot!
    hopefully, next time it’s gonna be me!

  19. Congrats to the winnars and Ray thanks for this awesome giveaways.

    Exciting to see what your new review wil be!

  20. Chris aladdinhfj@hotmail.com

    Thanks for a great site! These give-always make it hard not keep this site on my dail ritual list. Appreciate the hard work you put into your site.

  21. Congrats to all the winners! And a BIG Thank you to Ray for the Giveaway and his insights, great work!

  22. Congratulations to the winners!
    Ray thanks again for your generosity.

    I guess I’ll have to stick to my CW Kalenji 700 GPS for now :)

  23. Congrats to the winners and thanks again, Ray.

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  25. Hmm wonder if the Kevin who won the Timex run trained.

  26. what a super fun giveaway!!
    congrats to all the winners :)

  27. Ray, you’re a good man for doing this. Just want to mention one thing…many people voted twice (or more). In fact,one WINNER commented at least twice (the nice Garmin F910XT). Just a cursory scroll up and you can see the second comment (besides the one that won). While you should NEVER look a gift horse in the mouth. I do feel a tad uneasy that people don’t respect your rules and win anyway. Really hope you find a better system in the future. Here’s hoping.

  28. MO

    Awesome deal! Thanks for thinking of everyone!

  29. Thanks for the giveaway and the amazing site!

    I won the Timex Run Trainer and sent you an email yesterday. Just posting here as well so you know to look for it since I’m sure you receive hundreds of emails a day.


  30. Thanks Ray for letting us play and win!

    Let’s hope in the next Giveaway!

  31. Tom

    I can’t find e-mail – can any one tell me were it is??

  32. I didn’t win, but just wanted to say thank you for the effort you put into this blog, answering all our questions and giving us tips and ideas!