The 2014 Annual Giveaway Extravaganza Winners!


Sleep?  You didn’t need no stinkin’ sleep!

With the 2014 edition of the Annual DCR Giveaway Extravaganza behind us, it’s time to get on to the most important part – the winners!  (Or, perhaps in some cases…sleeping).

Thanks to everyone who entered in yesterday – it’s much appreciated!  Y’all collectively broke a huge site record for the day (perhaps to the chagrin of my hosting company), and it looks like everyone had a bit of fun.

This morning I went through and removed any accidental (or otherwise) duplicates of comments.  You were allowed one comment per giveaway, though you could enter as many giveaways as you’d like.  So I got those all cleaned up as well as ensured that any comments that got tangled up in the SPAM filters were carefully put back in place.  Thus everyone is all accounted for (once per giveaway)!

From there it was off to Random.org for the winners.  Here’s the full tally (and here’s the screenshot of all the Random.org winners)!

12AM: GoPro Hero3+ Black & 3-Way Grip/Arm/Tripod

Total Entrants: 1,765

Winner Number: 499


Congrats Even S. – go forth and create video awesomeness!

2AM: Garmin Fenix2 Multisport GPS Watch

Total Entrants: 2,282

Winner Number: 1,806


Congrats Antonio!

4AM: Suunto Ambit2 Multisport GPS watch

Total Entrants: 2,303

Winner Number: 358


Congrats Den!

6AM: Polar V800 Multisport GPS Watch

Total Entrants: 3,370

Winner Number: 3,028


Congrats Robin!

8AM: Garmin Edge 1000

Total Entrants: 4,585

Winner Number: 370


Congrats Felix E.!

10AM: PowerBeam Pro Cycling Trainer

Total Entrants: 3,925

Winner Number: 3,157


Congrats Reman!

12PM: The Wahoo Package: RFLKT+, TICKR, iPhone Bike Case

Total Entrants: 3,283

Winner Number: 937


Congrats Harliv! Looks like you’ll get to try it out now!

2PM: SRAM Quarq RIKEN Power Meter

Total Entrants: 4,502

Winner Number: 125


Congrats Randy!

4PM: Garmin FR15 and a Scosche RHYTHM+ Optical HR band

Total Entrants: 4,461

Winner Number: 4,433


Congrats Kevin!

6PM: Mio/Magellan Cyclo 505

Total Entrants: 3,231

Winner Number: 2,929


Congrats Jun!

8PM TomTom Cardio Multisport (with optical HR)

Total Entrants: 3,054

Winner Number: 2,001


Congrats Navnit!

10PM: Swimmers Package–Garmin Swim, FINIS Neptune Swimming MP3 Player, and more!

Total Entrants: 2,792

Winner Number: 2,538


Congrats Tim Lo!

Thanks for the support!


Of course, the giveaway wouldn’t be possible without the support of Clever Training.  They’re my partner here on the site and sell just about every sports tech gadget around.  And not only that, but as a DCR reader you’ll save 10% off anything you purchase with them – either via the VIP club or DCR reader coupon code, plus free US shipping for orders over $75!

Below is a listing of all the products that were given away yesterday, as well as all the links to reviews and to support the site.  I appreciate it!

CycleOps PowerBeam Pro
Garmin Edge 1000
Garmin Forerunner 15
Garmin Swim
GoPro 3-Way Grip/Arm/Tripod
GoPro Hero3+ Black
Mio/Magellan Cyclo 505
Openwater Swim Buoy
Always openwater swim with a swim buoy. Always. First, it makes it so boats see me. Second, it provides a place to stash my phone/keys/clothes and even sandles. No, you don't feel it behind you. Works great!
Polar V800
Quarq Riken R
$1099 (with cranks, no chainrings)
Scosche RHYTHM+
Suunto Ambit2
TomTom Multisport Cardio
Wahoo Fitness RFLKT+
Wahoo TICKR (Original)

Thanks for reading!

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  1. Brian

    Thanks for all the work Ray! try to take some time to relax now.

  2. Paul E

    Thanks for doing this massive giveaway! While I didn’t win anything, I still appreciate your time in your postings, reviews, and the generosity of you and Clever Training!

  3. Chris Jennings

    But my name’s not listed? :(

  4. Rob

    Congrats to all lucky winners!!!

  5. JimL

    Thanks Ray and CleverTraining. I had to just breakdown and place an order instead.

  6. Erik

    You made a lot of people happy! Thanks.

  7. Drew

    Thanks for the giveaway Ray! I didn’t win, but hopefully my comments made a few folks smile!

  8. Daniel Herrera

    Congrats all!

  9. Vasily

    It was realy cool! Thank U!

  10. scott pasatiempo

    what a day. thank you

  11. Filippo

    I didn’t Windows anything but thanks! Thank you and Clever Training!
    Would be nice if even tris post Will receive 4k comments for thanking you! ;)

  12. Paul

    Congrats to all the winners!!!

    maybe i’ll have better luck next year :-D

  13. Thanks for doing these, it’s always good fun!

  14. Well, snap. Two years I’ve played in this thing, and I’m 0-2. Here’s hoping for next year!

  15. Den

    This is the first time ever I won something so great!
    Thank you, Ray!

  16. Joshua Parks

    thanks Ray, shockingly this post isn’t receiving a thousand responses/posts per hour…?

  17. Daniel

    Thank you for all the giveaways!


    Awesome job and thanks for the opportunity. Same thing to Clever Training!

  19. Well at least it was fun. Off to buy some stuff.

  20. Patrick Leegte

    Too bad. Better luck next time. Congrats to the winners

  21. Lior

    Thanks, it was a lot of fun.

    Congrarts to all the winners.

  22. Justin Myers

    Congrats to the winners! Thanks for the hard work, Ray!

  23. Filipe Lopes

    Thanks for the opportunity, Ray!

  24. Róbert Olasz

    Thanks for the opportunity. Congrats to all winner.

  25. Raymond_B

    That was a lot of fun, thanks so much!!!

  26. Patricio

    I’ll win next time!!
    Thanks Rainmaker for creating such interesting, informative and fun page. You change the face of how a review page must be done.
    My first giveaway and was a blast!!!

  27. MAGNUS

    Congrats to all the winners! One day I’ll be a winner too!

  28. Nikola Lazarevic

    Congrats to all winner. But i want that Fenix, uffff

  29. maxbrescia

    Thanks Ray, but it was impossible to post a comment, an error message was coming…

  30. Maddy

    Contgrats to the winners! It was nice to be hoping, definitely better chance to win than in the lottery. Thanks for all the hard work, Ray! And thanks Clever Training for donations.

  31. Karen

    Thanks for putting this together. It was fun, even though I did not win.

    Congrats to all the winners.

    Might just have to buy some of these items myself!!

  32. Chris K

    What a fun give-away, thanks again Ray and Clever Training … sadly I didn’t win this year but I’ll be back (next year).

  33. Matt B

    Thanks Ray and CT for a load of fun… weirdly having called it a day at 1am, I woke up completely randomly at 4.56 – just in time to enter the last draw though no energy for another groan inducing pun, then straight back to sleep!

  34. Fran

    No luck as usual, I will try again next year!
    Thanks DCR & Clever Training for the fun times!!

  35. Remco Oudhuis

    Thanks Ray! You’re the best! Love your blogs and such a great giveaway is an epic bonus offcourse, congrats to the winners!

  36. nice work Ray! Winners, enjoy your new gadgets :D …what a race :) .

  37. Lars

    Great fun
    thanks @DCRainmaker :)

  38. Empewu

    Congrats to all winners and Ray – thanks for organizing ! I am Not a winner this year, but maybe next time :-)

  39. John Friesen

    Thanks to Ray and Clever Training for their generosity! Congratulations to all the winners.

  40. Todd Thorsgaard

    Thanks for the give away and all your amazing work! And thank you to Clever Training. I love ordering from them.

  41. Even

    Wow, I won?! Thank you so much Ray, what a nice and totally unexpected surprise!

    • Robin Skibo-Birney

      Me too – Polar V800! I must say, I was kinda hoping for the GoPro or the Edge1000 but I’m delighted to have won anything. What a great giveaway.

  42. Tatar Pastiu Horatiu Andrei

    congrats to all winners!

  43. Patricia Didone

    awww didn´t get it this time! I´ll just hope for better luck next year. Thanks for everything Ray, you´re the best!!!!

  44. Navnit R

    Thank you, Ray!!! lucky to get the TOM TOM…..its great!

    Once again big thanks for massive giveaway to you and Clever training.!

  45. Simon

    Thanks for doing this Ray. Your site is an outstanding resource and all your effort is very much appreciated. Keep up the good work!

  46. Leandro

    Thanks Ray and Clever Training!

  47. Chris

    Thanks for putting that on!

  48. Martin

    Thanks for the fun bro! now I better buy something and pretend that I won it to justify that 2hr madness :D

  49. Race D

    There seems to have been a mistake! I am not listed!

  50. Simon Freathy

    Congratulations to the winners, next time maybe… Keep up the awesomeness Ray

  51. Doug

    Great job Ray. Thanks for running the competition. This is by far the best blog or site I visit and your reviews are invaluable. Really appreciate the effort you put into this site.

  52. It’s easier to win the lottery than it is to win one of these giveaways…

  53. sherman

    This was the first night I was not swearing that the kids were waking up every two hours.

  54. Thanks for the fun Ray. You blog generally does a good job demonstrating how ridiculously organized you must be, but contests like this especially show it. Thank you for all your work.

    Now the question is, do I go back through all the threads and see how ‘close’ I was to winning? It’s much easier task with the monthly giveaways.

  55. AlbertMC

    Congrats Ray and thank you and Clever Training for this Extravaganza, It was really fun!

  56. Louwana

    Disappointment :( but thanks for the opportunity Ray.

  57. Gunnar

    Thanks Ray for your hard work! And thanks too to Clever Training! And congrats to the lucky winners!

  58. Dan Maartensson

    Congrats to all winners! Ray and Clever Training, a huge thanks for putting this together, great fun and a excellent bonus on the already best blog ever!

  59. Marcella

    Congratulations to all the winners and a huge thank you to Ray and Clever Training for this nice opportunity :)

  60. Stephen

    Thank you, I’m already looking forward to next year! But for now, I’ll just keep enjoying your reviews.

  61. Chris Furner

    Congrats all! Thanks Ray for organizing this awesome event!

  62. Sheila

    Thanks Ray, these really are a lot of fun! Nice to dream that I might win one day too.

  63. Musette

    Thank you, Ray and Clever Training! It was a of fun! I’ll be sure to look out for the next giveaway so that I can enter, have fun, and most likely not win anything again. :)

  64. Scott H

    Any chance we’ll see something like this around Christmas time? I think Santa Clause Ray has a nice ring to it…

  65. Thanks, Ray, lots of fun and a reminder of how many cool products you get through reviewing. (And the tweaks to the comment posting format since last year seemed to work really well. Bet the tech team breathed a sigh of relief! I slightly missed the thought of someone clicking the Notify me box and getting a gazillion emails though. ;-)

  66. Harald

    congrats to all and a big thankyou to Clever Training – and you for organizing this

  67. Paul

    You never pick me… *runs away crying*

    • isa

      Awwww, you can sit at our lunch table, with me the the rest of our club of Ray’s Loozers, if you want. We used have dues and we were going to have our own contest where everyone would win, but Joey our treasurer got a girlfriend and spent our dues on her. Joey can’t sit at our table anymore. You can have his seat.

  68. Kopi Zoli

    Thanks Ray and CT to doing this.
    Congrat to all the winners

  69. Pedro Navarro

    Congrats, winners!

  70. Kenneth

    Thank you for a great event! Maybe I’ll be lucky next year.

  71. ste

    Thanks for the fun Ray!

  72. Thank you Ray! Even though I didn’t win I enjoyed the thrill and excitement! Even in the middle of a MTB course I had to check my phone for a new giveaway… The other riders didn’t understand although I tried to explain and get them to participate too. ;)

  73. Michelle

    Shoot, maybe next time. Thanks!

  74. Alex

    Always an special moment to check the list of winners. But better luck next year…. Thanks for the giveaway action.

  75. stuart


  76. BlakeW

    Appreciate the work you put in on the reviews and the chance, even if for only a day, to dream of updated equipment. One day the Ergomo and the Garmin 310 will actually quit on me and my wife and I will have no choice but to let me upgrade equipment ;-)

  77. Trevor Ross

    Ray, thank you for running such a great extravaganza for us. Congratulations to all the winners.

  78. Congrats to all the winners! Thank you Ray for making it a fun day. I set reminders in my calendar for every 2 hours to check in with the site to see what was next and to be sure I entered. It was fun!

  79. Stephane

    Thx a lot Ray…
    Will take revenge next year :-)))

  80. Tim

    Thanks, Ray! This made for an exciting couple days.

  81. tom

    Congrats to all the winner and thanks for Ray make it happen. it been funny day

  82. Jason

    Congrats to the winners. Thanks for a great site with great reviews Ray! Also a shout out to CT for their support as well!

  83. Adrian Walton

    Thanks for the fun, Ray!

  84. Sandy Milton

    Thanks for the effort Ray, keep up the good work!

  85. Joshua McLaughlin

    That was fun. Thanks for the awesome extravaganza. One of these years I better win or else…

    …I’ll have to just buy the items myself.

  86. Troy Braxton

    Thanks for the fun, and the sleep I lost. Good job with the site!!!!!

  87. Tomas Hektor

    So close! ;) Hope next year is my year. Thanks for some exciting 24 hours!

  88. Stefano

    Thanks for the fun

  89. Taylor Drage

    Really awesome event. I didn’t miss a single chance and look forward to it again! Thank you Ray and Clever Training!

  90. cj

    Much thanks to you Ray and CT for the give aways and fun! Congrats to all the winners!

  91. Pedro

    In my dreams last night I saw, crystal clear, that beautiful Fenix 2 arriving at my doorsteps and now I wake up just to realise that I have not won anything… So, so unhappy… :-(

    Congrats to the lucky winners and a big and heartfelt thank you to Ray and CT!

  92. TheBlackKite

    Thanks a lot Ray for your great page and these giveaways are like the cream on the cupcakes ;-) even that I didn t win…
    Congrats to all the winners

  93. federico

    Tnx Ray!!

  94. Funmi

    Thanks Ray & Clever Training!

  95. patti

    Thanks Ray! The contest was fun, good picks for giveaways! I wanted everything! Thanks for all the helpful testing and reviews!

  96. Awesome job Ray, thanks a lot and congrats to all winners!

  97. Felix E

    Looks like I won! Stunned! Thank you so much :) Will Clever Training contact us?

  98. Gary

    Fun reading the contest item descriptions. Congrats to the winners!

  99. Adrian

    Congrats to all the lucky winners.

    Ray – Thanks for keeping hope alive.