The Because It’s Friday $500 Gadget Giveaway Winner!


Last weekend I held the $500 gadget giveaway.  I considered it somewhat of a celebration of Australia Day, where I currently am.  A whopping 6,809 of you entered over the weekend – which once again one-ups the last record for a single-device giveaway. Boom, #winning!  Well, one of you will be #winning anyway.  The rest of you will be…umm…enjoying your weekend that’s arriving shortly?

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 #6687:


Congrats Ian!  You’re the winner of $500 bucks of gadget awesomeness!  Thus, you’re going to need to calibrate your prize winning sights a wee bit higher than a mere $60 Bluetooth HR strap. Pro Tip: Get a watch that comes bundled with said Bluetooth HR strap.  But…that’s just my two cents. Winking smile

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.  And for those in Europe you could also simply use Clever Training Europe which includes 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 also for you Europeans, don’t forget the FR935 for 21% off deal ends this Sunday!  That brings it down to 427EUR/377GBP (+ free European shipping). Be sure to use DCR coupon code DCR10BTF.  You can hit up my full in-depth review here.

Have a great weekend all!


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  1. Paul

    That’s awesome! But how can we say goodbye to spring when it hasn’t even started yet??

  2. Bernardo Tapia

    I’d really love the Garmin 935 for my Tri Training

    • Robert

      Bernardo, the competition is closed, congratulations to Ian the winner. Got to decide whether to pull the trigger on the 935 now or soldier on a bit more. Holiday in 4 weeks and the gbp/euro rate is abysmal, really sucking up all my spare change

  3. Pedro

    Thanks for the giveaway… I did not win but it is awesome (L)

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  5. dan verner

    hit that random generator a few times…. It should have read 2185 ;)

  6. Larry Grossman

    and because i have had such problems with another company’s bike computer, i would love the stages or wahoo head unit!

  7. Zachary Breitenstein

    Is this another giveaway! If so I would buy a new Garmin Fenix.

  8. Marc Dietenmaier

    Yes, please!

  9. skiemfast

    Garmin 935 to workout or Gopro to see where I worked out.

  10. Thomas

    Garmin 935 would be nice.

  11. Anton Peterson

    Congratulations Ian. Happy spending.

  12. Andrew

    Thanks for the free give away Ray. How many days till the next one?

  13. Brian Bialik

    Congratulations Ian!

  14. François C.

    Merci beaucoup!

  15. larry brown

    damn skunked again,

  16. Herbie Leinster

    No, ta