For those loyal readers who were around last year, you’ll remember the massive Giveaway Extravaganza I launched last year about this time. Normally when I do a traditional giveaway, I giveaway a single item and the entry period lasts a few days or so. But with the Extravaganza style, it’s sorta like a Woot-off. Which means that I’m giving away one item at a time, but the entry period only lasts three hours for each item!
Last year I gave away a slew of items. It was a mixed collection of new items, and items that companies didn’t want back from reviews (I don’t keep any items post-review). This year though, it’s all new items. The giveaway is sponsored by both myself and Clever Training. We’re going splitsies on it!
Except this year, we’re going big. Really…really…really big. About $5,000 worth of giveaway items big. I’m pretty much taking the most popular items that I know you want to have – and giving them away. Of course, telling you what those items are would take away half the fun! Well, at least my fun.
Thus you’ll want to set whatever alarm clocks you need, to ensure you’re ready to start pouncing at 12:00AM Eastern Time. I suggest repeating alarms for every 3 hours.
You’ll need to follow the entry instructions for each giveaway you’ll enter throughout the day (essentially just leaving a comment). Every three hours on the dot, a new giveaway will appear (and the previous one will close). To sum up, it’ll work like this:
12:00AM US Eastern on Wednesday– First giveaway begins!
3:00AM US Eastern – First giveaway closes, second giveaway opens!
6:00AM US Eastern – Second giveaway closes, third giveaway opens…
…and on and on every three hours until midnight! For those not familiar with US timezones, here’s a handy-dandy page to help you figure out what time it is there. Of course, all international readers are welcome to enter and win – that’s just how I roll.
My only hint is that almost everything I’m giving away tomorrow has been launched this year. Crazy huh?
Get ready to rumble! And thanks for reading and supporting the blog!
(Note: Leaving a comment on this post doesn’t enter you into anything.)
First writing , first place 1#
Love your website!
With such a giveaway, the second place may also get lucky!
Sweet. Let the fun begin.
Last day of bike Virginia, this will be interesting. Guessing I’ll miss many of the time slots 🙁
(Very bad cell service and obviously no computer)
I’m shaking already!
Being in Mauritius it will end up being a long long night :).
Thanks Ray for this kind of stuff you only are crazy enough to do
Wow, finally being in Australia may actually help with timezones!
Let the battle begin!
EST = GMT -4
Est? It’s edt here
Fantastic. I m sure I ll be able to get the timing wrong ( EST, GMT…….) ahah classic
sweet free swag – I’m in it will be tough to keep up my training the next day – thanks ray your blog is awesome
I read your blog for few months, as we say in french “Chapeau” for sharing your experience and your generosity.
Always instructive, specially on french/paris life when we are Parisian like me ;-))
Ready!….hum? But how does it work?
where do we enroll ourself… or any link ???
Tomorrow (Wednesday), every 3 hours a different product will be given away. You’ll go ahead and just post a comment to that particular post if you want to be entered into the giveaway. Just like normal, except multiple times per day.
thank you ! I will follow close!
Thank you !! I will be watching !
let the games begin!!!
Le’ts have a look!!!
This site just gets better and better. Brilliant and informative reviews and now giving stuff away. Outstanding!!!
I’d just like to say good luck to you all and I sincerely hope that you all don’t forget to set your alarm clocks.
primed and ready!
i gues i won’t sleep a lot 🙂
Ready when you are!
Wow!!! Great stuff!
come on lady luck!
This might be good for our preparation for a month on France time for the Tour De France…if I could only fathom it! Did I win?
Great as always!
You rock man 🙂
Good luck for everyone 🙂 I’m ready too!
Will there be cupcakes?
For me? Yes. All day, free too! For you? Hmm…not so much. Sorry! 😉
DC RAINMAKER and Clever Training are the bomb!!!
8 giveaways a 5000$ = 625$ average price per giveaway (o_O;)
I counted 9 giveaways…unless he is not giving one away at the 24th hour mark!
Is there a tri-bike in the giveaways ???!? 😀
I love you man!
I still love you man! (I wanted to see if my profile picture worked!)
Just stocked up on my Nespresso! Thanks Ray!
Any chance of posting times in GMT/UTC format so we can convert them more easily? There are a lot of Eastern times… link to timeanddate.com
EST-USA is GMT – 4 hours. In the winter it is -5 hours.
Awesome! Love your reviews and would not buy any gear without checking your review out first!
First time here
Thanks Ray! Can’t wait!
Love giveaways! Love DC rainmaker !
Can’t wait for the Woot-Off!
I have a deal for you. Reply to this comment including your address and you’ll instantly win 2 butt-sniffing cats. I’ll send them asap and you will be victorious (don’t ever get cats).
Ray you truly are a generous man!
Free stuff? I’m in.
gimme gimme !
Looking forward to it!!!!
Just a note for the Brits, although it is probably obvious…
Eastern is indeed GMT-4, but us Brits aren’t on GMT at the moment, we’re on GMT+1, so Eastern is UK-5.
It’s like that all year around, except for a week or two caused by the US not changing to/from summer-time the same weekend as Europe.
Thanks, DC! Looking forward to participating!
We are LIVE!!!!
Question, I just moved into a new apartment and don’t have internet this week, will I be able to enter through my iPhone?
Yup, no problems at all using the mobile site or the main site. Just the same process as when you posted this comment. 🙂
Will you be sending stuff from France or US? We are entering the EU in 4 days, so I could save on customs 😉
It’ll be shipped from the US directly from Clever Training. Sorry!
But my vacation doesn’t start until Friday.
Done now. This will be awesome and since I don’t sleep well anyway. Hooray insomnia!
Bring it on!
Sign me up.
Let’s do it!
This is awesome!
Really great page! Regards from Germany….
Can we write a script to post a comment every three hours or is that cheating?
Top 100, that must mean my chances are better this year right?! 🙂 And YES, I know that I don’t get an entry for this, but I’m pretty pumped none the less…usually get to these in the thousands!
Thanks Ray for doing this, and Clever Training for splitting. I found you quite some time ago and have used Clever Training for my purchases, so this “giving back” thing is great!
It’s a question one entry every 3 hours? First tme for mr
Yes, each giveaway requires separate entry (essentially you then enter ever three hours).
cool I’m in… daddy needs a Garmin Edge 500!
Very nice – Thanks Ray!
Perfect, free stuff is the best, I feel like I’m due to win something!!
Just practising – which is my usual excuse when I come in at #83 in any event.
You are an holy man!
Wow. Very cool of you to do this.
Looking forward !
Great oportunity, thanks
According to this site:link to forum.wordreference.com 12am doesn’t exist. Is it midday or midnight?
Anyway I’ll just check in as often as I can.
the first comment wins….am I right?
How do you ensure that everybody enters only once? or is it allowed to enter multiple times?
Do we have to write a review on the winings 😉
Are you going to give away only hardwares, or softwares, too? There would be at least one lucky guy to get a brand new software update for his 910XT. Ha-ha. 😉
good stuff! thanks!
just in time for my first marathon
alarms set…… looking forward to a free sticker
Not going to sleep much tonight.
Alarm clock already on
DC RAINMAKER is a PLAYAPIMP!
Thanks Ray, this is great!
I’m so excited for this