The May $600 Gadget Giveaway Winner!

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Last weekend I held the $600 gadget giveaway.  I considered it somewhat of a going away party for spring, as we segue into the summer months.  A whopping 6,499 of you entered over the weekend – which one-ups the last record for a single-device giveaway.  Pretty crazy!

As is usually the case, I hopped over to my lovely friend,, and stuck in the total number of entries:


Then it was back to the post to find #719:


Congrats Thomas!  You’re the winner of $600 bucks of gadget awesomeness!

As for everyone else?  Well, you can still go buy some love for yourself from Clever Training, and you’ll still save 10% on basically everything they sell, unless it’s already on some sort of big sale.  From GPS watches to trainers to power meters, and even gel packets. Underwear too.  Oh, and in the case of Thomas, he could also simply use Clever Training Europe to redeem his prize if he wants – it’s now up and live with free Europe shipping on many items plus the usual DCR 10% savings.

Thanks to them for the giveaway, and everyone for the support!  Oh…and next stop? The Giveaway Extravaganza!

Have a great weekend all!


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  1. Tosin

    Congrats Thomas. One day, it will be mine. Just gotta keep playing the odds.

  2. Carlos Gonzalez

    Congrats Thomas!

    Make sure you spend those $600 wisely:) Looking forward to the next giveaway.

  3. flarunner

    Congrats Thomas!

  4. Congrats Thomas! Enjoy your new gear. Hope that Oslo run was great.

    Ray, I was going to leave this for the podcast (which I love listening to) but figured here is as good as anywhere. Unfortunately, Clever Training can no longer provide 10% discounts on Garmin gear even if not on sale. I found this out recently when preordering the new Vivosmart HR+. I contacted their customer support, and they said Garmin is requiring this change. CT is doing free 3 day shipping for VIP members like me. I suggested they should at least do 2 day since that matches Amazon here in the US. They also said they will roll out a new VIP program shortly.

    I expressed disappointment they did not proactively provide this info to VIP members about the change. (It only impacts Garmin products as best I can tell.)

    My belated congrats on the family addition!



    • Hi Laird-

      Thanks for the support.

      Good news, while that was the case a few weeks ago for a short time after Garmin made the change, the VIP program now allows you to get 10% back via points, which can be immediately used for any other purchase. Also, they’ll be retroactively giving any VIP members points for any purchases in May where they didn’t get a discount. I’ve outlined some of the details here: link to – but it links to their page with more details on the new points program. The retroactive points credit may take a few more days, as they’re going through and processing all the transactions which is a bit tricky.

      This new points program went live last week, and so far so good. For anything other than Garmin you can continue using the regular DCR 10% coupon code.


    • Laird M.

      Thanks for the update. They said they would be emailing VIP members when the new program was ready, so I assume that is coming shortly.

  5. Thomas Bassetto

    OMG that is so cool! Thanks Ray and Clever Training :)

    Am I supposed to receive an email soon or should I contact Clever Training directly?

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  7. Neil A.

    Congratulations Thomas!!!

  8. naiboo

    congrats, i´d buy a fr 735 xt ;)

  9. Scott Turvey

    Congrats Thomas and thanks again Ray for the chance!

  10. Bill Wood

    Ray, how did the flooding in Paris affect you? Hope everything is ok!

  11. David

    I didn’t win, but your sale post about Garmin Vector pedals at REI saved me $120, so thank you, thank you!