Wow – yet another massive Giveaway Extravaganza in the books! Yesterday was pretty crazy once again, with what can only described as an absolute crapton of people stopping by the site to enter the dozen giveaways. You’ve once again stated loud and clear that you really like free sports gadgets!
Here’s a little 30-second snippet of what roughly 30 minutes looked like on the site’s real-time stat traffic (Google Analytics). This was from the PowerTap P1 giveaway:
Here’s what 30 minutes of real-time traffic to the site looks like today at the start of each DCR Extravaganza Giveaway. Officially nuts! pic.twitter.com/lhdFpC9zVZ
— Ray Maker (@dcrainmakerblog) August 9, 2017
The most popular? The Tacx Neo, with some 6,376 entrants!
Right behind it was the PowerTap P1 pedals with 5,775 entrants.
Now some of that was mostly because those two units were both big ticket items as well as timed nicely for both North/South/Central American and European/African time zones.
This morning I’ve gone through and removed any accidental (or otherwise) duplicates of comments. I also ensured that any comments that got tangled up in the SPAM filters were carefully put back in place (this took about 8 hours of time). You were allowed one comment per giveaway, though you could enter as many different giveaways as you’d like. 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 of winners and their comments.
Giveaway #1: Garmin Fenix 5
Total Entrants: 3,362
Winner Number: 3,149 (Maike)
Giveaway #2: DJI Spark Drone
Total Entrants: 2,892
Winner Number: 1,472 (Peter Die…)
Giveaway #3: Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR
Total Entrants: 3,313
Winner Number: 193 (Sabina B.)
Giveaway #4: Favero Assioma Duo Power Meter Pedals
Total Entrants: 4,712
Winner Number: 3,216 (JapanRunner)
Giveaway #5: Wahoo BOLT GPS Bike Computer
Total Entrants: 5,155
Winner Number: 4,503 (Ken K.)
Giveaway #6: PowerTap P1 Pedals
Total Entrants: 5,775
Winner Number: 219 (Darren H.)
Giveaway #7: The Future
Total Entrants: 5,335
Winner Number: 2,258 (Mike C.)
Giveaway #8: Garmin VIRB 360 Action Cam
Total Entrants: 5,286
Winner Number: 2,716 (Kay G.)
Giveaway #9: Tacx Neo Smart Trainer
Total Entrants: 6,376
Winner Number: 6,113 (Anish S.)
Giveaway #10: Polar A370 & M460 Combo Pack
Total Entrants: 3,350
Winner Number: 673 (Aaron T.)
Giveaway #11: GoPro Hero5 Black
Total Entrants: 3,846
Winner Number: 1,806 (Troy H.)
Giveaway #12: Garmin Forerunner 935 GPS Watch
Total Entrants: 4,660
Winner Number: 2,818 (Piotr Z.)
A huge congrats to all the winners!
Thanks for the support!
Of course, the giveaway extravaganza wouldn’t be possible without the support of Clever Training – we split the costs of the Giveaway Extravaganza. 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 (or points back) – either via the VIP club for all items or DCR reader coupon code for most items (DCR10BTF), plus free US shipping for orders over $75! And don’t forget about Clever Training Europe now, with the same 10% savings code!
Or, if you’re more the Amazon type – then just whack the Amazon button below before you start your shopping. It need not be electronic related. Baby wipes, batteries, or a bee hive (yes, you can buy those on Amazon) – whatever you order, hit the logo below (or on the sidebar) first and it supports the site. Super simple!
Below is a listing of all the products that were given away yesterday, as well as all the links to reviews and to purchase/support the site.
|Product||Amazon||B&H Photo||Competitive Cyclist||Wiggle|
$499 ($549 combo)
|Favero Assioma Pedals|
|Garmin Fenix 5 (5/5S/5X)|
|Garmin Forerunner 935|
|Garmin Forerunner 935 - Tri Bundle||Amazon||Wiggle|
|GoPro Hero5 Black|
|PowerTap P1 Pedals|
|Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR|
|Tacx NEO Smart|
|Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT|
Have a great weekend all!
P.S. – All winners will get follow-up e-mails by Monday for your shipping details (and model preferences where applicable). If you’re a winner and don’t receive an e-mail by Monday, please use the contact form to get in touch. Sometimes things get stuck in spam folders. Thanks!
I did not win!!!!!
Congrats everyone, and booooo for me! 🙂
It was funny!
🙁 puffff, then next year. Congrats to all winners 🙂
Congratz to all winners!
Congrats winners! Thanks Ray and Clever Training even though I missed out…
Thanks for all that you do, Ray! Once again your giveaway was a fun time.
Good times! Thanks Ray
Thanks to Ray and Clever Training! Was a fun day although I, like just about everyone else, didn’t win. Now the hardest part will be convincing my “The Girl” that I still need several of these items. I believe my odds were better in this extravaganza!!
Just curious, do you know how many people entered in all 12 giveaways?
Good question. I don’t though (nor am I entirely sure how to easily get that out of wordpress). Sorry!
Do you verify unique I.P addresses or can 1 person create multiple emails from 1 computer?
mysql query directly on the database? on the wp_comments table filter by date and the right post_id ?
Probably could. But I actually leave that fully to the hosting dev team. We have an agreement: I don’t mess with their stuff, and I let them do their job.
Having worked extensively with service providers in my previous life on the other side of the coin – I find it works better that way. 🙂
A unique IP isn’t a decider, since you could have husband/wife. But it’s something that’s taken into account that increases chance of being flagged for me to manually review by the duplicate/etc scripts
If you can get their emails for all the different giveaways, simply filter in excel by highlighting duplicates, then erasing those records via filter. You’ll be left with unique #’s.
One day I’ll be a winner and get sprinkles.
Congratulations to all the winners and kudos to Ray and everybody giving away free stuff! (and a pretty killer blog)!
Dammit no win for me. Maybe next time :-). Thanks anyway Ray and keep up the good work on the site
Oh well, maybe next time.
Congrats to all the lucky winners and thanks to DC Rainmaker for organizing such fantastic prizes.
Thanks again for your blog !!
You made a mistake on giveaway #12…my name isn’t listed, as it should be. 🙂
Congrats to all who won, it was fun.
Congrats to the winners, it was fun playing along
I didn’t win either, but thats for keeping the dream alive!
Congratulations to all the winners.
Congrats all! Now get out there and do epic things with what you’ve won!
Awesome, thank you Ray.
No ticket for me 🙁
Still my favourite site for reviews.
Many thanks Ray.
OMG! Can’t believe it. I’ve been taking part in those giveaways for so long and finally got a lucky break!
Thanks for doing this! Congratulations to the winners!
I managed to enter all the 12 competitions (who was with me?) , but no luck (so far)…! Thanks anyway Ray for this great opportunity & all your work and congratulations to the winners!
11 for me, I missed the first one (6 am – 8 am here) but got all the others! No win though, congrats to all the winners!
congrats to all of you, and thanks to Ray for the event! I’ll go and cry for a bit now.
Even the thought of winning something was nice already, thanks for organizing!
WOW THANKS Ray!! Would never have thought I’d win!! I am still sporting a Forerunner 405 from 2008 so this is a BIG win for me 🙂 🙂
Awesome – congrats!
Awesome DC, you’re the man 🙂
Ray – this is a lot of work and expense. Thank you for doing this!!
Don in Baltimore
Congrats to winners! I, myself, am not destined to win until The Girl puts a cake up for grabs.
Thanks for doing this once again, Ray!
I gave up sleep for this? Worth it!! 🙂 (at least it wasn’t a power meter when I woke up early… I don’t even get the purpose, so didn’t enter those.)
Well done to all winners.
And a HUGE THANK YOU to Ray for the donating the prizes!! Fair play Ray ;)!
Well done winners, keep up the good work DC!
Congrats to all those lucky. And for all those unlucky better luck next time like me. Now happy sporting to all. Thanks ray
Congratulations to the winners! My whole family of runners and cyclists were giving this giveaway a go. There’s always next year. Thank you, Ray and Clever Training for the opportunity to win cool gear.
thanks for all the goodness. giveaway = fun
Thank you Ray and Clever Training! I’m stoked and congratulations to all the winners.
I read my prize wrong, I thought I had won the Virb. Only just realised it is the future prize. Absolutely buzzing DC 🙂
Maybe next time. Thanks Ray. Your site is the first place I go, to research training gear.
Congrats to the winners, and thanks again, Ray, for doing this!
Thanks for hosting the giveaway! I didn’t win, but it was fun to see all the loot going out the door!
thanks a lot Ray & CT, and huge congrats to all winners! I have been entering these giveaways for three or four years, and never get lucky… will keep on knockin’!!
Congrats to all the winners. And once again thank you Ray and Clever Training for doing this.
Wow! Congrats to all the winners and thanks for hosting another awesome giveaway dcrainmaker!
Would have loved to have won a power meter…. but ordered an Assioma today anyway (with DCR discount of course) 😉
Very cool. Thanks, Ray and Clever Training!
I’m slowly starting to get a little miffed. I know there is a lot of data to mine through, but this is about the 6th time I have come back to visit this list and the obvious error of my name not being on it has yet to be corrected. I would appreciate this being rectified forthwith.
Congrats winnerz. Thanks Ray
One day, Ray… one day I’ll walk with of the prizes!
Thanks for another giveaway Ray! Sad I missed out on the F5 and P1 ones – damn you, stupid phone alarm (or the person that set it, possibly…. )!!
Great fun although not won. Thanks!
Wow! I can’t believe I got picked this time! Thank you so much!
And congrats to all winners!
I don’t believe it, I didn’t win! How could this happen?!
Thank you, hope all the winners enjoy their prizes.
There should be at least 6,376 thanks for the work and chance at free electronics posted here. Or whatever the total unique entrants is.
Not asking for more work from you but if someone digs into the data, how many people entered every giveaway? Did any of the winners only enter one?
I haven’t done the filters to see exact total uniques. Total unique visitors to the site that day was about 169,000 – but of course some of that is just regular traffic. My guess for unique entrants would be about 20-30K.
Congrats to all the winners! Hopefully next year I’m a bit more successful :/
Thanks Ray and Clever Training. 11/12 entered and 1 nights lost sleep but still worth it.
Congrats to everyone who won. Thanks a bunch Ray for doing this again.
Well, not time time, but it was lots of fun anyway…congrats to all the winners and thanks very much Ray and Clever Training for doing this for us. Cheers!
In only one of the 8 attempts I was “close” to the winner. Definitely Iottery is not for me.
Thanks for hosting and sponsoring for this,
Together with Clever off course.
This time I was pumped to participate, and all the products resonated.
Although I didn’t win, its quite obvious you created a lot of traffic.
Thanks and have a good weekend with the Girl and the Peanut.
Congrats to winners
Thanks to Ray
Wait till next time for me…
Well done peeps, and nice one Ray
Ray, that made for an exciting day, thanks for the give away. Congrats to the winners, enjoy the spoils.
congrats to the winners & thx Ray for giving away awesome tech stuff!
Ray, I didn’t win. There MUST be something wrong with your random nr picker. :-). Nah seriously, thanks for giving us al 12 chances to win a nice goodie. Cheers and keep up the great review work!
No luck but thank you for keeping organising this Ray.
Congrats to winners, it was fun 🙂
Thank you Ray and Clever Training for doing this. Hopefully again next year. Congrats to all the winners
Damn! usually i am lucky other places (casino or raffles). I will try my luck next time.
thanks Ray for all the work you do.
Thanks, Ray. Someday I’ll win. 😉
No luck for me this time. Well just have to wait another 363 days for the next extravaganza. Well done to all the winners.
Thank you DC! Fingers crossed for next year. 🙂
Ah well, maybe next time!
Congrats to the winners and thanks Ray.
Looking forward to my legacy slot next year 🙂
Congrats to all winners and thank you Ray for giving us the opportunity! Looking forward to the next giveaway!
Congrats to the lucky ones!
Thanks for making a late night at work a fun one!
Thanks Ray for making this extreme giveaway with such nice items and getting the result so quickly. You probably did not sleep much in those two days.
Wow….nice, finally win in an online draw…Thanks for the fabulous prizes
Just waiting for the follow-up email now.
Yup! They should all be coming out in the next couple hours.
I’ll post here once all e-mails have been sent.
And with that – all winners should have received e-mails from me. If not, double-check your Spam/Junk/Clutter/etc… and failing that post a note here and I’ll reply back directly to that. Sometimes my congrats e-mails end up looking like Nigerian lottery winner e-mails.
No consolation prize for one who has entered all 12 competitions? 😉
Well, next year will be my year! (Or I’ll just reward myself after I finished my 1st marathon which is my next target!
Missed it only be a week 🙂 Congrats to winners and huge props to Ray and Clever Training!!