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


Today is Friday – you made it to the end of the week – and almost to the end of spring. But more importantly, today is also National Strawberry Shortcake Day (Don’t trust me? Look it up.) Unfortunately, I don’t expect to eat any Strawberry Shortcake today. Or tomorrow. And sure, I could have titled this ‘Father’s Day Gadget Giveaway’, but some countries celebrate that on other weekends (lookn’ at you, Australia).

In any case, it seems reason enough to give away some gadget goodness.  But fear not, I won’t be restricting this to those in specific countries (Australia or otherwise).  Anyone, anywhere on earth, is welcome to join as always.  Also, I think we just need more cake holidays to have faux reasons for me to give stuff away. It’s been far too long.

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 almost anything they sell (or get points instead).  If you win, you can use that credit for anything from the GoPro Hero 7 Black (which is actually $70 off through Sunday, the lowest we’ve seen it), to the just shipping new Stages Dash units, to a random pair of socks, the Garmin Forerunner 945, or heck, even towards a new power meter.  Whatever floats your boat (note: they don’t sell boats…wait, update, they do!).  Also note, your credit is in US dollars, not Australian – otherwise you’d get less.  Nobody wants less.

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). Or, you can leave a description of which product your dad would want for Father’s Day.

The reason you need a short description of ‘why’ is that if you just put a simple product name (i.e. FR945), 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 Monday, June 17th, 2019 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.


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  1. Pdone

    I think I’m due for a new tri watch. Fr945?

  2. Norman

    I would use for hiking running and training

  3. David

    Oh yes please.

  4. Joshua McLaughlin

    I’m not sure what I would get, maybe some nice aero bars and a running vest to start.

  5. Jay

    Powermeter for my gravel bike?

  6. Alejandro ponce

    Ran 4 mi today….used my decent to track it…

  7. Jerry

    Powerpods, for the power without the price :P

  8. Kris Tyson

    Garmin Forerunner 945 for extended battery life while ultrarunning!

  9. Dan Sullivan

    Trainer for increased training !!!

  10. Shane

    Upgrade my wired hub power meter to Garmin pedal meters

  11. Bruce

    Easy…power meter, because discounted $500, it’d finally be an easy sell with the wife ;-)

  12. Andrew Madsen

    I’d get a GoPro for trail runs and races!

  13. Ryan

    A trainer for my wife so we can ride indoors together!

  14. Evren

    I will get a suunto for my sister!

  15. Ty

    I think I’d grab the Forerunner 945.. no the 645… No the Fenix 5 Plus… Maybe the Suunto 9?? Give me this problem to lose sleep over!!!!

  16. Wendy Perry

    Looking for a new Multisport watch…..left mine on the roof of our car and drove away on the last tune up ride before a race….oops

  17. Cathy Fieseler

    A GoPro to film life on the trails.

  18. Christina Hanson

    I’d love love love a real computer for my bike instead of the silly wired computer I still have (all the shame)

  19. Jayson Stemmler

    Probably a GoPro Hero 7 so I can record a bunch of video I’ll never watch again!

  20. Andy Hutchison

    I’d get the Forerunner 945, time for a new running watch this summer!

  21. Jeremiah Willis

    Garmin 830 to help me with finding routes.

  22. ivo

    Garmin power meter

  23. joe

    Garmin 945.

  24. paul

    Garmin Forerunner 645

  25. andy

    Garmin Edge 1030

  26. bob

    Wahoo Elemnt Roam

  27. Michael Jones

    Would like to add some sort of a power meter to my bicycle. One of my riding buddies raves about how having a power meter has helped his training.

  28. rina

    GoPro Hero 7 Black

  29. Eric Henry

    Garmin 945. Because it looks awesome and I’m still using my old Garmin forerunner 305!

  30. Tomas Restrepo

    Garmin Forerunner 945 to use in my next Ironman training block!

  31. rick

    Garmin Vector 3 power meter.

  32. carl

    heart rate monitor

  33. Deny S

    Garmin fenix 5 to upgrade my fenix 3 since my HRM strap already broken so need new one with integrated HRM.
    And also gopro hero 7 or drone will be nice to be a partner in my sport journey :D

  34. Richard W.

    Varia radar

  35. Justin Gaffney

    Garmin FR 945 to improve my training for kona

  36. Frederick Bancroft

    Hey DCR! Thanks for opening up a new contest. If I were to win, I would buy a Vivoactive 3 Music with Verizon cellular access for me, and a vivosport band for The Girl. :)

  37. James Robertson

    I’d probably order a nice workstand from Feedback Sports or Park Tool, and compliment that with a few other useful tools.