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.



  1. Brian

    I’d love to get the Garmin 945 because my old Garmin’s battery barely holds a charge anymore, and with a new baby our money is really tight and I can’t justify dropping a bunch of money on a new gps watch.

  2. Ivan

    Garmin Forerunner 945… boy, that would be a nice gift!

  3. Patrick T

    Assioma duo pedals! I’d love to upgrade from a single-side powermeter.

  4. Rupert

    I would love to get the GroPro Hero 7 Black. Why? Because I know my family would really enjoy watching hours of footage as I ride my bike round the countryside! 😉

  5. Martijn Kromhout van der Meer

    A new Garmin FR245

  6. Hans-Peter

    A GoPro would be a really nice way to spend this Giveaway.

  7. JK

    I’d direct it all towards the ol’ horse of steel (well…actually carbon/aluminum I guess) to up the cycling game! Ride on.

  8. Stuart Stent

    I can always do with a new better faster smarter watch 🙂

  9. EvilEuro

    I’d use it to offset the cost of a new Pioneer powermeter for a buddy of mine. I’ve got everything I want/need, so I’d share the wealth with one of the nicest guys anyone could possibly know.

  10. Chris

    Stages Cycling Ultegra R8000 Dual Sided Power Meter so that way I can train with power outdoors!

  11. Paris

    Quark power meter

  12. Dominik

    I’d buy Garmin Edge 530 or 830, it’s the only thing missing on my new Cannondale 😉

  13. Stefan

    I would buy a smart indoor trainer in order to keep my weight down over winter.

  14. Lars

    A FR945 would come in handy, as my beloved FR910XT is slowly but inevitably giving up on me.

  15. Roberts

    Garmin Forerunner 945 would be awesome for my training 🙂

  16. Jeremy Marquez

    Varia Radar, because you gotta watch your back.

  17. Miguel Estrada

    Garmin Varia, bought for my wife, and i believe its a must have for any cyclist.

  18. Sean

    That paddleboard looks pretty sweet, might go for that!

  19. I’d get a GoPro or Garmin Virb to record our almost two year old son, and second son one coming up in a few weeks, in their early life adventures!

  20. Corri

    I’d put the credit towards a new di2 or eTap groupset. My mechanical setup is nearing end of life.

  21. Ian Maguire

    Im really hoping to get a smart trainer so I can get in on the Zwift thing.

    just a bunch or accessories because its time to bling up my bike!

  22. Pieter V

    I’d pick up a Garmin Edge 830

  23. Barrie


  24. Chris Bigley

    garmin 530 🙂

  25. Michael O

    My dad would love to have the Garmin Fenix 5X.

  26. Simon J

    I’d use it to buy some pretty device that sits on my counter, staring at me, guilting me into getting off the couch and actually doing something.

  27. Paul

    Looking to pick up a new Powermeter – just because that Vector 3 is looking mighty fine… Probably end up with a new edge as well, just because.

  28. Stano

    I will probably take a garmin powermeter or some accessories.

  29. Jess Hagman

    Probably a Garmin FR 245 with music!

  30. Juan

    GoPro Hero 7 Black, because I want to watch myself falling down in a loop

  31. Yuval

    A new Fenix will be appreciated

  32. Brendan

    I’d love to be able to get a power meter for my wife. She just got a new bike and we’re starting the training to move up to full distance.

  33. Markus Wråke

    A new Polar watch as I have now waited 6 months for Garmin to fix my Fenix 5s…

  34. Theresa Henderson

    I would love to use the credit towards a power meter for my husband as a gift, such as the Stages Ultegra single leg! He is training for his first IRONMAN and this gift would help him with his training goals.

  35. Jason W

    I would go with the GoPro Hero 7 Black. I’ve been looking for a small camera for awhile, and this one works.

  36. Andrew Woodruff

    A tri specific watch would start off my transition to Triathlon.

  37. Larry Tomie

    I’d love a GPS running watch


  38. Vect0r

    A FR945 to replace my FR735 running out of battery could be great !

  39. Weiyang Nie

    A power meter pedal would be nice for bike training

  40. Dorien

    The Vantage V Titan should be great for running :-))

  41. Jesus Campos

    The Garmin Forerunner 945 😀

  42. Nic Decapia

    A new Quarq DZero power meter would go nicely with my new bike. =)

  43. Lars K.

    I’d love a Garmin Edge 530 so I finally end up with a cycling computer able to save my workouts AND my maps 😉

  44. Martin D

    126 x Nathan Power Shower Wipes…or a power meter…can’t decide

  45. Phil A

    I would probably look to upgrade my watch from a Fenix 3 to the new Fenix 5. The other possibility is a new bike computer.

  46. David Boxall

    Because I always need new gear

  47. Aaron

    I could use a new power meter!

  48. Ale

    I would get a Garmin Fenix 5 Plus to gauge and improve my performance, with the purpose of taking my varied training to a serious level.

  49. Nate L

    I would love to get a new Garmin watch with music storage!

  50. Steve

    I would like to get a power meter to get into serious training

  51. Brett Cole

    seasucker roof rack

  52. Steven N

    A new Garmin running watch. My 910XT is on its last legs…

  53. László Veres

    A GoPro Hero 7 Black would be great for me!

  54. Marco Decca

    Recently started riding more and more road/gravel, so a power meter would be perfect for my Kona Jake the Snake!

  55. Boris

    Varia Radar & Edge 530 needed! 🙂

  56. Travis Brassington

    945, latest greatest!

  57. Geoff Mather

    A dual sided power meter!

  58. Brian L

    Didn’t add a why the first time, so… I’d go with the Garmin Edge 830. I’m liking the idea of the faster response time over the 820 that I have now, which has the responsiveness of a device from the 90s.

  59. Chris Carland

    I would like the Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM GPS bike computer.

  60. Declan Collins

    Time to upgrade to the Garmin Edge 830!

  61. Martin

    FR645.. Or 945, maybe.

  62. Noel Habashy

    With $500 I’d love to maximize the value with a Suunto Spartan HR Trainer and a Wahoo Element Bolt. Both would be extremely useful as I’m training for my first tri after becoming a dad as I work to keep away the dad-bod on this my second Father’s Day! Those would be my first running watch and GPS bike computer…. Upgrading from the Timex Ironman watch! 😀

  63. Alex Whittemore

    Tough call between the GoPro and the FR945. I’d probably pick the pulse ox over the killer stabilization, though, so we’ll go with 945.

  64. Adal Gil Darias Febles

    garmin Fr945 to having music

  65. Cameron Taylor

    I sure could use a new Garmin head unit

  66. Andrew

    I’d love a Garmin 945 because my previous smart watch broke 🙁 Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  67. Casey Gatz

    Vector 3 pedals would be a nice way to track power across multiple bikes and share between my wife and i

  68. Cor Ruiten

    It would be great to win a Garmin Edge 530.

  69. Owen Yeates

    I’d get a new bike trainer or camera.

  70. Attila Komolai

    Garmin fenix 5Plus for me

  71. Stephen Allison

    Hey Ray, I’d go for a new Garmin 850 and a Scosche Rhythm 24 HR monitor with the change. My old 800 is on its last legs and I’d really like to know what my HR is when swimming – also, I find standard HR chest straps a bit uncomfortable

  72. Jim Gould

    I’d get a Fenix 5 Plus

  73. Doron

    A power matter will be nice

  74. Kobi

    A new GoPro would be the perfect way to spend this money.

  75. Tom Sauerbrei


    I would like a power meter, most likely the Quarq.


  76. Ken G

    Recovering from a knee injury, so I would love to get a true dual-sided power meter.

  77. mjciv

    I’d go for some kind of power meter.

  78. Chris

    This would definitely help after ripping off my 9070 FD on the weekend!

  79. Darren

    $ for a new Fenix 5 for our hiking adventures this summer would be awesome!

  80. Michal

    I’d order a Garmin Edge 530. I’ve been meaning to get a cycling computer for some time, as using a watch during training and racing is inconvenient. I love the functionality and the form factor of it.

  81. Jacob

    Would like a crank based powermeter to replace my PT hib

  82. Simon Boone

    powermeter please! 🙂

  83. Conor

    The Garmin Forerunner 945. Got unbelievable milage out of my 220 and I feel it’s time to upgrade 🙂

  84. Garda

    New indoor trainer or gopro

  85. angelo marfa

    Old garmin touring ends early, old battery. TI ME To upgrade.

  86. Richard Wagstaff

    I’d love a Fenix 5s as a wear everyday watch

  87. Ben

    I think it’s time for a Polar Vantage M! Plus some sundry bikey things. Or ditch all of that and spring for the 945

  88. Joe

    Garmin Vector pedals to spruce up my old bike!

  89. Max

    So many great options… And one can never have too many gps watches so something like the FR945 would be awesome.

  90. Sandy

    Yes, please!! Great giveaway!

  91. Sean Watson

    Wouldn’t mind trying out the new Stages M50

  92. Rich P.

    I’d Love to get the New Garmin Edge 530 or the Stages power meter to help improve my Training! Would be Awesome!!

  93. Joseph

    Thanks for running the contest!

  94. Steven Shearer

    I have been eying the Go pro Hero 7 for a while now.

  95. seboricor

    A Garmin Vector 3 Pedals would be nice

  96. Corinne

    Fathers day was yesterday, but I am sure it will also be ok next weekend !

  97. Ryszard Hermaszewski

    An fr945 because my Fenix 3 is scratched up and I miss not having a built in HR sensor.

  98. Seb

    Probably a Trainer in order to prepare my first XXL triathlon …

  99. Rangel P

    smart trainer with Zwift support

  100. Jason Campbell

    Probably a GoPro