The site is two years old! Happy birthday website!
As I mentioned a few posts ago, I am going to do some giveaways for this, the two year anniversary of the site. The list of giveaways thus far has been pretty impressive, in large part thanks to folks giving review samples to the site. I could keep them but I have some ethical issues with that, so I decided a long time ago to give them away.
Here is the list of giveaways thus far:
1. Custom S30V Benchmade Mini Grip ($130)
2. Inkleaf Leather Moleskine Cover ($70)
3. Iain Sinclair Cardsharp ($20)
4. American Cutlery Over the Top Pocket Clip ($7)
5. Boker Exskelibur II ($40)
6. Coated Aircraft Cable ($3)
7. RoBoT One Piece Multitool ($57)
8. Leatherman Sidekick ($30)
9. CRKT Ripple 2 ($30)
10. CRKT Mah Eraser ($100)
11. Steve Ku Quantum DD ($60)
12. LED Lenser M7R ($120)
13. Sunwayman M11R Mr. Elfin ($80)
14. ESEE Candiru ($50)
15. TT PockeTTools TT-7 ($30)
16. MBI CoreTi ($75)
The total, right now, is $903. All of this free, for doing nothing more than following the blog and on occasion contributing to one of the best charities on the planet. But me saying thanks is one thing and me SHOWING thanks is another. Let's add another $1,000 or so in new giveaways. That's showing thanks right?
New Giveaways: Rules and Contests
Here is the list of giveaway items.
1. Ka-Bar Mini Dozier ($15)
2. CRKT Drifter G10 ($18)
3. CRKT Drifter SS ($18)
4. Lighthound 1xAAA light ($25)
5. Lighthound 1xAA light ($25)
6. McGizmo Haiku Hi CRI edition ($500)
7. TAD Gear Production Dauntless, Mark II Black G10 ($350)
The giveaways start immediately and all of them will end on March 15th. To win one of the first five awesome items, just become a follower of the site and post in the comment section of this post (you can find it below the post). Winners will be announced on March 15.
The Haiku contest submissions need to be in by the end of February. I will post the ones I have left in March and announce the winner then.
But, as they say on TV infomercials, that's not all....
TAD Gear was very kind to GIVE me the review sample of the Dauntless. Without indication to the contrary when I finish reviews I send the item back. I did that in this case, only to have them contact me and tell me it was mine to keep. They sent it back to me and now I can give it away. Let me say that again, I am giving away a TAD Gear Production Dauntless, a knife with a retail of $350 and one that sells out so fast you can't really get it for that amount, unless you happen to be very lucky. It is an amazing knife and I am giving it away. I decided that the best way to do this is via a donation drive for the Wounded Warriors Project.
Here is how you enter the contest:
1. Go to the Wounded Warriors website.
2. Make a charitable donation.
3. When you receive the donation receipt email, forward it to me WITH AN UNALTERED SUBJECT LINE
(I need to have the subject lines be the same so I can sort them
easily, you can delete any payment or other info in the body of the
email if you want). Send it to this address (ones that go to the
contact address I normally use will be disregarded, I can't sort them
everydaycommentary at gmail dot com
in the normal format. DELETE ALL OF THE FINANCIAL INFORMATION IN THE EMAIL, but if you could, please indicate how much you donated. A larger amount won't make it more likely that you win, but I want to keep track so that I can have a total. I am working on another giveaway and this data would be a nice selling point to make that one happen.
4. I will pick an email at random on the Ides of March ( that is March 15th; no extra meaning, it just happens to be about halfway through the month) and that person will win the Dauntless.
Again, the amount of the donation doesn't matter and large donations won't be
counted more than once. I guess you could cheat, by faking a donation receipt email, but
hopefully if you do you will be enjoying your free gear on the slow, hot
elevator ride to hell. I'll post how much we raise once everything is tallied.
Thanks for reading. It is a pleasure to write this site and tweet out information and do the podcast (see the Gear Geeks Live tab above). The idea is that you have a wide variety of options for consuming content, all of which are high quality, consistent with each other, and marked by my distinct way of doing things. I hope you enjoy reading this site as much as I enjoy writing this site.
Thanks to the following folks for helping with awesome giveaways:
Keep reading. Watch the YouTube videos. Listen (and rate and review) the podcast. Follow on Twitter. These first two years were awesome, but if everything goes as planned, the next two years and the next giveaways will be even better.
Oh and I normally don't brag, but these are, bar none, the best giveaways of any reviewer on the internet. So Cajun Blaze (and every other interview gear reviewer out there), I see your Small Sebenza and raise you a Dauntless, a Haiku, and bunch of other gear as well ;)