The Didn’t Get What You Wanted $500 Gadget Giveaway


I’m sure many of you received various sports gadgets over the last few weeks as part of the holidays.  But for those unlucky elves who received only a half-eaten gel packet in their Christmas stocking from their not-so-significant others, I’ve got a festivus of a present for you: This giveaway.

The winner will get a $500 credit to, my most excellent partner in this giveaway crime.  By supporting the site through Clever Training you also can save 10% on basically anything they sell (or get points instead).  If you win, you can use that credit for anything from the GoPro Hero5 Black to a Garmin Vivoactive HR to a random pair of socks to the PowerTap C1 power meter, or heck, even towards a new trainer.  Whatever floats your boat (note: they don’t sell boats).

How to enter:

Simply leave a short description of what product you’d get and why (but don’t worry, you can change your mind later if you win).

The reason you need a short description of ‘why’ is that if you just put a simple product name (i.e. F3), you’ll likely get caught up in my SPAM filters.  And nobody wants to be sandwiched between two pieces of SPAM.  Got all that?

Good luck!

The giveaway entry period will run through Thursday, December 29th, 2016 until 11:59PM US Eastern Time.  Winner will be selected randomly.  One entry per person.  The selected product/products will then be ordered immediately and shipped immediately, assuming they’re in stock.



  1. Ben M

    After having 2 different indoor trainers breakdown on me in the same day, I would definitely take a wahoo kickr. Thanks for doing this.

  2. Jimmy

    A garmin edge 820- with a training camp in Spain coming up, having maps out front would come in handy!

  3. Alice Varga

    This giveaway is awesome, thanks! 🙂
    Id probably choose the GoPro Hero 5!

  4. Stu

    I’d get a GoPro for a planned big trip in the wilderness next year.

  5. Miriam Garcia Casado

    New GPS for my road bike! Thanks

  6. Joshua

    Probably get the Garmin HRM tri and a turbo trainer. I just got a Fenix 3 for my first 70.3 in May!!

  7. Gyucso

    Well, I didnt wish for a Fenix 3 for xmas because I knew you would have this giveaway!
    So, i think its obvious that I would go for the watch, if I were lucky enough to win 🙂

  8. Sandman

    I would like to purchase a Suunto Ambit 3 to help me train for my first ironman.

  9. Gary Spanedda

    I would have loved to get any Garmin cycling computer for my Cannondale!

  10. Borja

    I’d get a Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire with Optical HR because it’s the best multisport watch in the market hands down.

  11. Fred

    A bike computer for my kid… or a camera.

  12. Stuart Grey

    A power meter for social winter online riding!!!

  13. Amaury Cork

    I would get a Garmin forerunner 630 to try out the running dynamics.

  14. Collin

    I would get a power tap C1 for my first full IM in 4 months. It’s going to be windddyyy and I’m a complete bike weenie.

  15. Brendan ONeill

    I would like a wheel off wahoo trainer (have a snap now).

  16. Thomas Larsen

    A Garmin Vivoactive HR for my wife

  17. Justin Valentino

    I’d upgrade to a Fenix 3 HR and give my current Fenix 3 to my wife. Although I’m still waiting on the strap replacement I didn’t get for christmas; since my F3 band is cracked in two places. So I’d probably throw that in the cart too.

  18. Mike

    A suunto spartan sport or ultra. Although I hope
    they fix the bugs with the spartan. 😉

  19. Jon Powell

    Power tap or maybe a garmin, hmm descisons descisons!

  20. Mark

    I think probably a power metre, but would also be tempted by a new Garmon 820 for the map routeing

  21. Rebecca Kieselbach

    A Garmin watch for sure!

  22. Dan

    A smart trainer!

  23. Martin Smith

    Fenix 3, to upgrade my forerunner 220.

  24. Paul

    I would get the new TomTom Runner 2 with built in music. It would help me determine if I can make the jump from a 5k’er to a 15k’er or even half marathon !

  25. Ethan

    The elite rampa would be awesome — I’ve never used an app with a trainer before.

  26. Charles Lee

    A Garmin Fenix 3 HR would be cool!

  27. Yannick

    I would get a wahoo trainer so that my bike doesn’t get lonely during winters.

  28. Dan

    I’d go for Powertap P1 pedals so I can crush an optimal split on the hilly bike at Ironman Wales!

  29. JS

    Smart trainer…..

  30. Gary

    GoPro as it would save me trying to hold my iPhone when filming from my bike

  31. Ray

    GoPro Hero 5 to video my kids in the water.

  32. Dan

    I’ve been eying a Garmin GPS watch. I couldn’t justify the cost.

  33. Todd Johnson

    Garmin Fenix 3, to get heart rate monitoring and good looks in one package.

  34. Erik Hash

    I would use the money as down payment on a cycle trainer.

  35. Nobby

    A Garmin Fenix 3 HR to help me train more effectively to reduce my 5k running time

  36. Jimm

    Vivoactive HR for my wife’s running and activity tracking.

  37. Daniel

    I’d get an 820 as I’d like to have a play with garmin iq

  38. Ross

    Some kind of power meter!

  39. Mike Orsini

    I would get the Garmin Forerunner 735XT GPS Running & Multisport Watch because I want to track all of my training

  40. Andy Jeanson

    I would probably get Fenix3 to use for trail running or a new Garmin bike computer.

  41. Luis Graterol

    I need a new running watch. Your work is amazing


    I didn’t get that Fenix I wanted. Darnit!! Garmin is king of the fitness wearable, so I want the king device. 🙂

  43. Oscar

    Possibly a power meter. Or a new trainer? I don’t teeechnically need either, but I’ve always wanted a power meter and a new toy would make the winter trainer sessions more fun.

  44. Stevie Doyle

    I would buy a power meter, not sure which one but your website will help me decide.

  45. Robert Tam

    I would like to get a set powertap p1 pedals so I can train with power

  46. Emma B

    Garmin Vivoactive HR so my husband stops moaning about not getting one for xmas

  47. Zane

    A Garmin Edge 820 and a hundred bucks worth of running shorts/socks…but then again, a power meter would be nice too…

  48. Kevin

    I’d love a new Garmin that supports swim training. A quality triathlon watch is what I’m in need of.

  49. Florian

    I would probably go for a GoPro as I recently got myself a new Garmin FR230 (via your Amazon link I might add ?) and don’t really need more than it offers.

  50. Bernardo Tapia

    Hi Santa Ray

    If I received a 500.00 credit to I would definitely put it towards a Wahoo Fitness KICKR SNAP!!!! The drought is over here in CA and I definitely find myself needing one to get training workouts in on cold and rainy days.

    Thanks Santa Ray,


  51. Michael Larsen

    I would chose the BSXinsight 2.0 lactate threshold sensor, multisport edition. Because I would love to track my LT for the coming season.

  52. Mark G

    I would probably get a Fenix 3 HR to to supplant my Epix which is no longer being supported by Garmin 🙁

  53. Daniel

    I’d like to try a bike power meter and start training by power. They said that is great!


  54. Joseph mcleod

    I’d get the new quarq quolecter (sp). As a single guy I rode solo a fair bit and I’d like a way to send out tracking without burning my phone battery

  55. Mehul Ved

    I’d get the Garmin 920XT as I need a new tri watch and it’s the best VFM as well as the best fit for my requirements.

  56. Cezary

    Power meter, probably pedals to continue training plan outside.

  57. Henny

    I’d get a Garmin Forerunner 735, to boost my tri training

  58. I’ve been a runner for a long time, but started cycling in 2016. I would likely purchase a new cycling computer if I won this gift card giveaway. I’m looking at the Garmin Edge 1000.

  59. Brian Chabot

    Any cool gadget that will help my marsthon training…could be a smart watch or another new toy!

  60. Byron

    Power meter pedals most likely

  61. Mark Contreras

    I’d like a shiny new Garmin 235 to help make me an epic marathon runner!

  62. Russell P.

    Edge 830 and Precision 4iiii

  63. Michael Davis

    I’d get a Garmin Edge 520 because I’m sick of using my smart phone as a bike computer.

  64. I’d go with the powertap C1 since power is the one thing I’ve never had and has alway been on the eventually-get-it list of upgrades.

  65. Helena

    I would buy a high end action camera to use as a sort-of dash cam, to wear while working out, so that I have a record of aggressive fellow road users who push me off the road. Since it is dark so early now, a high end camera would be awesome, in order to capture at least some detail when it’s dark outside.

  66. Matt Kelly

    I’d put it into the kitty for a wahoo kickr.

  67. Chad Roberts

    Power Tap Power meter

  68. Alexandria

    For sure a Wahoo Fitness KICKR SNAP, it’s cold here in Alberta and it would jazz up those long indoor rides!!!

  69. Mark

    Would love a Garmin edge 520 to take my half iron Man training to the next level

  70. Kevin Bretney

    I would get a Power Tap G3 so I can finally start training with Power.

  71. Fraser

    A Garmin watch so I can look as cool as my wife while running with her.

  72. OMG, what would I get? So many options… perhaps a new trainer, training on something with an ERG mode sounds appealing. Maybe put it toward another power meter, I’d like power when I’m on gravel and not using my P1s… Or perhaps a new Edge, then my wife can get my old one. 🙂

  73. CarlosMartinez

    A go pro to show proof of the crazy things I see on my rides.

  74. Ivan

    Loved my Polar V800 which died right before Christmas… Would love to try Polar M600 this time.

  75. Riccardo Canola

    Hi, in case I win I will definitely get a Garmin Forerunner 735XT to track all my activities. Thank you for this opportunity. Happy new year to you all!

  76. Oscar

    A garmin edge 1000 for the nike rides

  77. David Boisoneau

    sure could use a new triathlon watch!!

  78. Peter Coull

    It’d be hard not to put the cash towards a kickr and get on the zwift bandwagon.

  79. Michael

    New cycling computer because the battery on my old edge barely lasts a long ride anymore!

  80. Kyle

    The new wahoo kickr

  81. Henry

    GoPro Hero5 Black! For filming all the running/hiking/snowshoeing adventures.

  82. Adam Kasch

    I would get a good start on buying a tacx flux. So my wife can have a dedicated trainer.

  83. David dylla

    Power meter for my wife that fits her tri bike.

  84. Tracy K

    I’ll probably pick Wahoo Kickr.

  85. Would probably be a camera, GoPro or similar to take round OCR races with me. Can’t justify buying one myself but winning the cash for one would be good.

  86. Kevinm

    Probably a power meter to check the trainer accuracy.

  87. Leo

    Definitely one of the newer Garmin watches. New year: faster watch, faster run.

  88. KenB

    I’d definitely put the money towards a new power mete!

  89. Simon Farlam

    A shiny new Forerunner 630 to replace my very battered F220 with very cracked screen. Then I can go running in the rain again without having to wrap my wrist in a plastic bag!

  90. Sean

    I would likely buy a new Garmin Virb to use on the bike.

  91. Terry C.

    I’d get a bike trainer because I need to take my training to the next level in 2017!

  92. A Garmin Edge 520 because Strava no longer supports my Wahoo RFLKT and I’ve been without a head unit for a few months. Life’s tough without staring at a stem during my ride.

  93. Russ Lilley

    Fenix 3 HR. I love my garmins

  94. Chris H.

    Probably a power meter of some sort. Why? Because I haven’t got one.

  95. Francisco Araujo

    I’d certainly go for a power meter, to add more data to my training

  96. Kyle

    I’d love a Fenix 3 HR (or Fenix 5??) for when I get past a stress fracture!

  97. MitchD

    Stryd footpod so I can run on zwift!

  98. CAG

    Fenix HR, tied of wearing HR strap.

  99. Tom B

    I’d like to get the new, as yet unreleased, Fenix watch that should be out pretty soon…

  100. William Hunt

    Too many choices! 920xt or power meter. Oooh! Resubscribe to DCRainmaker!