Sunday, December 16, 2012

Product Giveaway

Before I get to the product giveaway, I'll answer some questions left in the comments on my blog. I'm never sure whether I should answer them on blog blog, email the commenter or something else.

Jill asked how I get so lucky to get free gear? Well, one of my product reviews generated a lot of traffic so I'm guessing people hope my review generates as much traffic as my Tommie Copper knee sleeve review. It receives 10x more views per day than any of my other posts. To get the knee sleeves I emailed Tommie Copper and asked for some to review. All my other reviews were at the request of the manufacturer. Last week I was contacted about putting advertising on my site and asked me what my terms were. I politely declined.

James asked how we sign up for a giveaway? Read on James, read on :-).

When Steven at Kiefer asked me if I wanted to review some swim gear I jumped at the chance hoping it would help me find my swimming mojo. I hadn't been swimming since my last triathlon which was four months earlier. Well, it took me several weeks to get the motivation to go to the pool so I can't say I found my mojo. I did figure out where I left it though. I left it in Door County!



That was the best swim I have ever had by a long shot. Four years ago, I couldn't even swim 100 yards and here I was swimming 1.2 miles in open water in a 70.3. Not sure how to get it back. Maybe I'll need to go back to Door County and retrieve it :-).

On to the giveaway. I'm giving away one pair of slightly used Kiefer Mach 5 goggles. They have only been worn once :-). To enter, you get one chance for following my blog, following me on twitter @ransick, and following me on instagram @ransick. One entry for each, please leave a comment for each. Yes, Facebook isn't an option because I'm one of at 17 people on eart that don't use it. Some dude named Shivam tried to use my email address to make an account but never was able to activate it.



I'll give them away in my next post, probably over the holidays, maybe sooner, mayber later :-).



10 comments:

ajh said...

I'll take the one chance for being a follower.

Jill said...

I'm one of 4 people on this earth who isn't on Twitter. Well, I am, but I have no idea what my username is. I laugh when I get an email stating that so and so is now following me on Twitter. Have fun following nothing :). (sorta like my blog :)). I also have an Instagram account, complements of daughter who set it up and showed me in a nanosecond how to use it so again, no help in following there (old people need 90 minutes, minimum!). But I do follow your blog :). Do I get bonus points if I have you on my blogroll???

Okay, I am laughing at my question. I get crap all the time for reviews (well, I did once upon a time), but never any swim gear - which I could definitely use for Boise. I may have to go begging like some folks (ahem).

James Ford said...

I follow this great blog! ;)

James Ford said...

I follow your great Twitter feed! ;)

TriMOEngr said...

What a nice day for you to show back up on my blog roll. Who doesn't need an extra pair of goggles? I follow you when Blogger behaves.

Dianna On Maui said...

I actually subscribe to your blog with Google Reader, but I'll follow - turns up in the same place! I also followed you on Twitter - took me awhile but I am just discovering the wonders of it!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I am a follower of the blog and twitter.

I use these goggles, can never have anough pairs of goggles on hand

Ali Mc said...

I want those - I follow you on your blog, I hope I do on twitter....and I have instagram but suck at using it - I'll look you up :)

MUST HAVE GOOGLES - I want to start swimming.

Dave Lev said...

Nice review Mike. in for the contest!

Patrick Mahoney said...

Your swimming mojo and mine are probably hanging out together, probably close to drowning...