Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Giveaway: $50 Road Runner Sports Gift Card!

Ok, so here is the deal:

I love you**, you love me***, but honestly doesn't everyone just like shit for free?

I've been thinking about having another giveaway for quite some time and I figured what better way to celebrate my return to running than hosting another one now! (Well, that and I needed a bit of an ego boost since I am getting piss-pounded in Jamoosh's Last Mile Brewing contest) Think of this as me giving back just a little to the running community as a whole. That, and I like to imagine people making it rain, Scroodge McDuck style:



My lame attempt at legaleeze: There.is.no.fine.print!!! I never contacted Road Runner Sports and they never contacted me. This is MY allowance that my wife gives me money and I can choose to award it how I want (that is: randomly). Funny side story: I originally tried to get runningwarehouse.com gift card but they were "out of stock" of the $25 and $50 gift cards. Ohhhhhh, but they had lots of $100 gift cards. Seriously? SERIOUSLY? Lame. Their loss is Road Runner's gain I suppose.

So, get your entries in! I'm going to pick one name at random on Monday May 3rd out of the entries that I receive.


Here is how you enter. It seems like these are the standard ways, so it shouldn't be anything new here (in fact, I copied these off of another giveaway!) Leave a new comment for each entry. Not only am I boring, but I am lazy:
  • Follow my blog. Let me know if you already do or if you're new! (+1!!)
  • Visit the website and let me know what you are going to buy Since I always just fake it on these ("umm, I am going to buy a shirt.....yeahhhhh....shirt") just let me know what you seem to spend most of your runner dollar on. For me, it is race fees. (+1!!)
  • Link the giveaway on your blog, tweet it, put it on Facebook, whatever you want! (Leave a comment for EACH thing you do...again - I'm lazy) (+1!!)
  • Last, but not least....ask me a question. Any question. Examples include: Why do you run marathons? (I'm dumb) How do you deal with the heat in Arizona? (Complain about it mostly) etc etc (+1!!)


**In the purely platonic "I want to hear about your sucky runs" kind of way
***Why wouldn't you? Duh.

174 comments:

Barefoot AngieB said...

Giveaways are the best!

"If you need a friend, feed any animal (free stuff to runners works too)" Janes Addiction. Sage advice.

I am a follower :)

Kelly said...

Woo! I follow!

Kelly said...

I also wonder almost every day what your favorite type of wine is?

Pam F. said...

I'm already a follower! But I'll de-follow and follow again if it'll get me an extra entry...

Barefoot AngieB said...

Is there a marathon training plan that you recommend or do you just wing it?

Kelly said...

And I tend to spend a lot of money on BAND-AIDS! My sports bra causes some SERIOUS chafing. Band-aids save me from bleeding during my runs. Yay!

Pam F. said...

I need some synthetic socks and maybe a hydration belt so I can stop planning my long runs close to home or convenience stores.

Barefoot AngieB said...

Race entry fees are kinda pricey! Thats where most of my fundage goes. The $25 nathan handheld was a little much to spend too!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I put a link to this give away on my blogs sidebar and will mention it in a post as well!

Pam F. said...

I just posted to Facebook, and I'll put it in my blog next time I post.

aron said...

me me me!!!! i freaking spend WAY too much money at RR already, there is one right down the street. i am already a follower :)

Barefoot AngieB said...

I tweeted. (I hate when people say that. Its like a squeaky fart) ah well, I tweeted.

Pam F. said...

What was the middle name of your 2nd grade teacher's ex-husband's second cousin's wife's nephew's babysitter's BFF?

Barefoot AngieB said...

It just occurred to me that I am supposed to be boycotting RRS because of their douchy stance on barefoot running......now I am conflicted. Maybe I will decide after I win.

Facebooked this.

Adam said...

What is their stance?

(I haven't bought it yet, so if you DO win I'll get you a different one. Zombie runner? They always sound fun. Conflict averted!!)

Kimberly Truesdell said...

Ummm, I spend the most cash on socks. Nerdy, I know, but I like my running socks.

Kimberly Truesdell said...

I tweeted it!

Kimberly Truesdell said...

Question: Are RnR races just awesome? (I'm doing Chi-town)

gene said...

twitter follower. woot!

gene said...

question: have you ever ventured down to Tucson, and run in Sabino Canyon, up to 7 falls? woot!

gene said...

i spend most of my running $$ on NUUN and DarnTough socks. woot!

Erin said...

My biggest expense will soon be new shoes, as my old ones are in serious need of replacement. After that either registration fees or new music - I get tired of my running mix quickly.

What do you eat before you run a marathon? I'm doing a half on Sunday and I'd love some advice for breakfast before the run!

I'll publish a link to the contest on my blog this evening.

gene said...

posted about you on my facebook status. rethinking this, though, as it will decrease my chances.......woot!

Jamoosh said...

I follow - don't lead me into the briar patch...

Jamoosh said...

I will purchase two 25.00 gift cards from RR Sports with my 50.00 gift card, should I win and then host a giveaway on my site...

Jamoosh said...

Why are you so boring?

ShutUpandRun said...

Follower.

ShutUpandRun said...

I spend my money on toilet paper and race fees

ShutUpandRun said...

Question: how do you get blisters on your feet to conform to the shape of sperm?

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Lisa said...

You're so generous! Seriously though, how do they run out of gift cards?!

I'm a follower!

Lisa said...

I spend most my $ on race fees and shoes. But wish it was on cute running outfits!

Lisa said...

Question: do you put ketchup on your eggs? (assuming you eat eggs)

Julie said...

Hell yes, I am a follower!

Razz said...

I don't do well with directions. Ironic, considering the line of work I'm in. If I did follow directions well, I'd have kicked yer ass in Jamoosh's contest. Anywho.....

I'd spend my money on white cotton pants and butter flavored Gu. I'm sure RR would custom order this since I'd have a gift card.

Tweeted this.

I've been following you (virtually) for awhile.

My question: what the hell happened to the *first* asterisk in this post?

Julie said...

I spend most of my money on race fees and running clothes:) What can I say...I am a girl...and girls like clothes:)

Julie said...

I am linking you in now!

Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) said...

I spend most of my money on protein and sports drinks of one fashion or another.

Jill said...

I am a follower, devout even!

Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) said...

I am a follower.

Jill said...

What would I buy? Running stuff.

Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) said...

When do you feel is the best time of day to run in Arizona? (Answer may not even be the time you actually do run.)

Jill said...

What time is it? My watch broke.

Ace said...

Follower. Though my question is key. Does this make you the J.G. Wentworth of running blog giveaways? ("IT'S MY MONEY AND I WANT IT NOW!")

nicole said...

I see you're running the RNR San Diego- it will be my first marathon! Any goals?

nicole said...

I'm a follower.

nicole said...

Spend most of my money on shoes! But I would love more shorts so if I win that's where it will go.

Caratunk Girl said...

I am a new follower.

Caratunk Girl said...

I think most of my $ goes to race fees. Or Nutella. That is why I swim, bike and run. For Nutella.

Caratunk Girl said...

How many fingers am I holding up?

MCM Mama said...

I'm a follower.

MCM Mama said...

I seem to spend all my money on beer, um,, I mean shoes. Oh, you mean my running money. Races and traveling to races.

MCM Mama said...

Are you a beer lover and what beer makes you happy?

Tricia said...

I'm a follower!

Tricia said...

I spend most of my "running money" searching for the perfect sports bra.

Tricia said...

Any advice to help with that search?

no?

ok...how about...

did you get to try out the socks you won?

Garden Runner said...

Already a lurker!!

Garden Runner said...

I spend most of my running moolah on sports nutrition. Supplements, food, gels- that kinda good stuff that makes your bady happy so you can run (or at least it makes you feel like you can run)!!

Garden Runner said...

Question:

You have blonde-ish hair. What side of your family is it from? Mom or Dad?

Garden Runner said...

Linked up on my blog and on Facebook. Ta-daa!

kilax said...

I am a follower now!

(I didn't realize how to follow blogs until just this week. I thought I had to use blogger to do it. duh)

kilax said...

I spend my money on fees too. Somestimes new running clothes, but not so much lately. Oh yeah, and SHOES.

kilax said...

Question... how did you meet your wife? (Can I ask that?) What's your favorite movie (doesn't have to be running related)? If you could own any one car in the world, what would it be?

Chris said...

I am a new follower!

Chris said...

Has to be race fees here too!

Chris said...

When did you first decide you were a runner?

Jameson said...

I follow your blog yo! And I voted for you on Jamoosh's blog (extra #1??)

Jameson said...

What are your 3 fav. disney movies (animated, pre 2000)?

Teamarcia said...

Where have you been all my life? I'm a new follower!

Teamarcia said...

I linked you on my blog.

Teamarcia said...

I spend most of my $$$ on travelling to races. Oh and chiropractic fees.

Teamarcia said...

I guess that was a question wasn't it?
Where have you been all my life?

Teamarcia said...

Going to tweet about this now. @teamarcia

KevInDC said...

Howdy do!

As I venture into ultra-marathoning (ultra dumb), I'm on the lookout for entertaining runny blogs. Came across yours through AngieB.

I now follow!!

KevInDC said...

Hmm.. if I win I will get some kind of runny pack to store my foods! It will be a non-camelback non-touristy-60's-era-fanny-pack. Maybe something like those barrels the dogs in the Alps wear??

So, a pack for food. Food is also what I spend most of my runny $$ on.

KevInDC said...

Linking on FB (Kevin LaFleur)

KevInDC said...

Ok, and a question. Told you about my food issue, so I would like to know this:

what do you eat for recovery meals after long runs??

I often have ice cream. 26miles = 3.5 pints of Ben&Jerry's.
Either that or a whole bird.

Stormee.M said...

Ok Im a follower, not for the giveaway, cause your funny as heck ! :)

Running Diva Mom said...

I just found you and am following your journey!

Running Diva Mom said...

I'm link on my blog in a momento!

Running Diva Mom said...

what's your favorite post-run indulgence??

Running Diva Mom said...

I spend all my running money on Bondi Bands and Sports Beans! Too addictions of mine! There are worse things, right?!

roadtola said...

Long time follower, first time caller

roadtola said...

I spend all my money on freakin race fees and travel fees

roadtola said...

Linked to Facebook

roadtola said...

Is there an easier way to give away $50 ??

Sky Says said...

I spend most of my money on running clothes. My company sponsers me for runs, so I get to do those for free. But I have a mild addiction to lululemon. boo.

EZEthan said...

man this seems like a pain in the butt... how bout i just link to your give away on my blog and we call it even?... Oh well... I'm leaving a comment all ready so I might as well ask you a question...

-What do you feel is the more important aspect of marathon training: quantity or quality? and Why?

...ok what else... what do I spend money on... Draino!!!... see my nipples chafe during the summer so I run topless and can't be running around all hair chested in the summer so I shave that bad boy in the shower... man, now that I'm reading that back, that seems kinda gross... that's probably -1 entry huh?

Blaine said...

GO ahead and throw my entry in the random generator. I wonder what the chances are like with 87 posts in front of me.

Miriam said...

I'm a new follower. Actually that little box in the sidebar told me I was #100, so that should count for something right?

Miriam said...

I seem to spend a lot of money on Shoes, lots and lots of shoes. Which drives my hubby crazy mostly because my shoes are bigger than his shoes and taking over the house.

I also find that race entry fees are getting pricey as I train for bigger and better races.

Miriam said...

I posted the giveaway on my blog Filly Runner

Suzy said...

Found you through Julie in MN. I spend most of my money on shoes. I'm not big into racing and why replace clothes if they work just fine?

Suzy said...

I put your giveaway up on my blog.

Suzy said...

Do you give your wife a hug and say thank you every time she gives you your allowance? You really should. :)

xm41907 said...

I just recently started following your blog when I came across it from your entry in the Last Mile Brewing Virtual Halfathon.

xm41907 said...

What are your favorite blogs to read?

Madison M. said...

I'm a new follower!

Currently I'm in the market for a running belt, water bottle I can carry on my long runs and a Garmin (which all is basicaly way out of my price range at this point in time)

So even though theres already a TON of people who commented I just wanted to add to the list and HOPEFULLY win something for a change :)

Cynthia O'H said...

I'm a follower.

Cynthia O'H said...

I need socks and shoes. Gotta keep the feet happy!

Courtney said...

I'm a new follower of your blog!

Courtney said...

I linked this giveaway on my blog: www.runcourtrun.com

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

I am a new follower to your blog (linked from Running Diva Mom). You are hilarious!

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

I spend most of my running money on good shoes, which is what I will buy if I win this!

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

My question: Have you heard the joke: What did the Minnesotan do when the Iowan threw the dynamite across the border? He picked it up, lit and threw it back! Ha! One of my dad's favorite jokes, he told it probably a million times. We just spent some time in Iowa this past winter and I have to say it wasn't all that bad, lol!

RunningLaur said...

I'm a follower!

RunningLaur said...

If you'd look at my closet - or really, my floor, oops - it'd appear that I spend a billion dollars a year on running shoes... But I think races are really the expensive thing.

I DO know what I'd buy with a RRS GC - HEED. It's something the Den doesn't carry, and it's my duty to say that everything else that they carry is inferior to things we have :)

RunningLaur said...

I tweeted about your giveaway too

RunningLaur said...

Question... hmm..

Oh, did you see that after the Arbor Day 5k they are giving out burritos? And where should we go to eat a ton of food afterward? 5ks are hard work you know.

Are you going to keep up any of your biking (like little jaunts out to Awatukee) now that running is better?

Whitney said...

I follow you - like a sheep.

Whitney said...

As of right now, its a tie between spending all of my money on shoes and race fees.

Whitney said...

Question: how did you get so fast and awesome?

Suzan said...

Woot Woot!! I shall follow, but I am old and slow... so don't wait up for me.. (-:

Suzan said...

I love free stuff!! Woot woot!! and I shall follow many runners in the days to come as I am old and slow... so, don't wait up for me..

slowly growing old together said...

Do you believe in the healing power of an ice bath?

BrianFlash said...

I'm not going to over enter - just wanted to stop in and say I read your blog!

Clarice said...

I am now a follower.

Seth said...

Follower Now!

Dawn said...

I'm in! This is fun. I'm just getting into running... doing my frist half in June. Do you use a heart rate monitor?

Amanda said...

Most of my money is still spent on shoes, inserts and socks. Of course post race pedicures. I love my feet :)

Amanda said...

Linked on my blog http://fatwuzhere.blogspot.com/2010/04/escaping-from-my-run.html

Rad Runner said...

Oh Oh I am a follower now! Sheep, baaaah they are so cute.

Rad Runner said...

Most money? shorts and race entry.. I try to be smart about the entry and do it as early as possible or look for discounts online, as for the shorts, I am just a shopaholic I have no excuse...

Running Through Phoenix said...

You, Adam, are a comment whore.

Beetle said...

I'm a follower.
thorandellie[at]gmail[dot]com

Beetle said...

Question: What do you recommend for a diet that gives you enough energy to be a runner (esp a marathon runner)?
thorandellie[at]gmail[dot]com

Beetle said...

I spend most of my runner dollars on restaurant meals (to celebrate after finishing a race or a good run)!
thorandellie[at]gmail[dot]com

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

thanks for the comments lately! I am now a Google Follower

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

so i spend most of my money on Mizuno running shoes!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

I spread the link love http://runtothefinish.blogspot.com/2010/04/book-reviews-april.html

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

What is the worst pre-race meal you've ever had?

Clarice said...

I linked back on my blog.

inspiREDtorun13 said...

1) I've been following your blog for almost a year now! Time flies!

2) $$ spent on race entries for me as well. Note-- I visited the website and I'd buy a foam roller. Right now I'm just using one at the gym.

3)Mentioned your giveaway on my blog

4)Tweeted about your giveaway

5)Has the Cliff Bar arrived yet?

Sarah said...

new follower!

Sarah said...

most of my running $s are spent on shoes...

Sarah said...

question: where is the best place you have ever run & would you go back again? or was that run just the best & you'd never want to repeat it?

Berryfine said...

I am a newbie follower! And actually pretty excited about it- obviously :)

Berryfine said...

And I linked you to my blog so all 17 of my followers could maybe be your followers...
http://fromfat2fab2009.blogspot.com

...Barbie... said...

I am following you! HI! Entertain me please!

...Barbie... said...

It's me again! :o) I spend all my money on nike tempo shorts, yes I own practically every color.

...Barbie... said...

My question to you - what do you want to be when you grow up?

Trish said...

I am a new follower!

Trish said...

Socks. I'd buy socks. I love socks. :)

Trish said...
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Trish said...

I linked to you in my sidebar!

Trish said...

If you could only run in the morning or at night which would you choose? Once you've chosen, you can't switch it up ;)

Running Through Phoenix said...

I follow your boring blog because Ringo Starr told me to. I spend my cash on Runners World subscriptions because they keep sending me renewal notices and I (smoked a hella sweat leaf in high school and can't remember shit) am so busy I can't remember if I already renewed. Do you have any pets?

Running Through Phoenix said...

You're contest is linked on my blog.

Running Through Phoenix said...

I Twatted you on Tweater.

Running Through Phoenix said...

I also put your contest on Daily Mile.

Running Through Phoenix said...

I'm currently boycotting Facebook. No link there.

Brenna said...

I am a new follower! Weee

Brenna said...

I really need new shoes. Like REALLY.

Brenna said...

What makes you get up and run on those days when you just feel like there's no point?

Michele said...

I'm a new follower!

Michele said...

I seem to spend the most money on running tops, can't seem to get enough!!

Michele said...
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Michele said...

Question: What is your favorite prerace meal?

EricaH said...

I am a follower

EricaH said...

i just linked back

@I Run Because...I Can

Dr. TriRunner said...

I'm now following - I'm new!! Annnnd I'm adding you to my google reader!

Dr. TriRunner said...

It seems like all I get for gifts is running clothes... so my $$ goes to shoes and entry fees. And ice cream. :D

Dr. TriRunner said...

And since I'm new there are tonnns of questions I could ask, but I'll go with this: do you want your kids to run when they get to that age? i used to bike along with my mom when she ran... and the day I get my kids to do that I'm pretty sure I'd be the happiest runner/mom ever :D

destinationathlete said...

I'm a new follower!!

destinationathlete said...

I love RRS - but like you, I probably spend the most money on race fees.

Or new spiffy shoes that I think will make me fast.

destinationathlete said...

What has been your favorite race and why?

thevegster said...

Running money goes towards shoes (love them too much) and race fees. I could really go for some more clothes though...

thevegster said...

Question: How did you get started running and how long did it take you to work up to running marathons and half-marathons? (Half is my goal for now!!) :)

Knitting Magic Girl said...

Just linked to the contest on my blog.

Knitting Magic Girl said...

Now am a follower of you too.

Knitting Magic Girl said...

And how the heck do you deal with the heat? It's not even 80 here now and I'm waking up early to avoid the heat!

Knitting Magic Girl said...

Oh, and I tend to spend most of my running money on shoes. I wear down shoes quickly. At least I'm not as bad on shoes now since I lost a bunch of weight, but I still could use a new pair.

RunningMoose said...

I'm following you!

RunningMoose said...

2010? Crap! Hah!