Friday, October 24, 2014

Veteran's Day 2014 Giveaway

Well, it is has been a while since I did a giveaway and while there are an abundance of giveaways going on right now (go support Knife Thursday....they are great!), I hope this one gets your attention because, as I have done before, all of the proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.  This giveaway is important because it benefits those that defend our freedom.  It is also important because it helps ensure that this blog remains an entirely non-commerical enterprise.  I am not keeping review samples (and in the very rare instances when I do, I buy them from the blog) and the giveaway provides me with an outlet to not get swayed by free stuff AND the ability to do some good.  This is the epitome of a win-win (or, if you happen to be picked, a win-win-win).

Here are the prize packages:

EDC starter kit #1:

Micro Systainer (courtesy of Woodcraft)
Black Obtainum Wallet (courtesy of Obtanium Wallets)
Spyderco Dragonfly II in Super Blue (courtesy of the blog)
Thrunite T10T Titanium (courtesy of the blog)
Inspirs TTi 120 Pen (courtesy of Inspirs Designs)

EDC starter kit #2:

Micro Systainer (courtesy of Woodcraft)
Blue Obtainium Wallet (courtesy of Obtanium Wallets)
Kershaw Skyline with Blue G10 and Blackwash blade (1 of 211 made)(courtesy of the blog)
oLight i2 EOS (with bolt on clip, out of production) (courtesy of the blog)
Masterstroke Air Foil Twisty (courtesy of Masterstroke Pens)

Big Heart:

Bark River Knife and Tool Little Creek 3V (courtesy of the blog)


Your choice: Kershaw Cryo in G10 or Kershaw Leek (all courtesy of the blog), a Boker JRP Toucan (courtesy of the blog), and the Masterstroke Air Foil Clicky (courtesy of Masterstroke Pens).

Here are the rules:

1.  Go to the Wounded Warriors website.

2.  Make a charitable donation of at least $5.

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).  Altered subject line emails will not be counted.  Not only will I not be able to see them to sort them, but this provides a modicum of authentication that the donation was actually made. Send it to this address:

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 one of the two grand prizes, but I want to keep track so that I can have a total.  I am always working on another giveaway and this data would be a nice selling point to make that one happen. 

4. I will pick four winners on Veteran's Day 2014 (November 11) as follows:

a) EDC starter kit #1, winner chosen at random

b) EDC starter kit #2, winner chosen at random among the remaining entries

c) Big Heart, awarded to the person with the single largest donation

d) Veteran only, awarded to a veteran chosen at random (vets do not need to donate to enter, you've done enough, simply send me an email with the subject line of "EDC Veteran's Day Giveaway--Vet" and in the body of the email include confirmation information--such as a service ID number or a picture of your military ID).

Again, the amount of the donation doesn't matter (except for giveaway #3) and large donations won't be counted more than once.   Multiple donations from the same person will be counted as one entry.  I guess you could cheat, by faking a donation receipt email or pretending to be a vet, 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.

The contest will begins today.  You can donate whenever so long as it is more than $5.

Let's do this. 

And for your edification:

Giveaways from Everyday Commentary thus far:

1.  Custom Benchmade Mini Grip 555hg with S30V steel ($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) 
17. Ka-Bar Mini Dozier ($15)
18. CRKT Drifter G10 ($18)
19. CRKT Drifter SS ($18)
20. Lighthound 1xAAA light ($25)
21. Lighthound 1xAA light ($25)
22. McGizmo Haiku Hi CRI edition ($500) 
23. TAD Dauntless Mk. II ($350)
24. CRKT Enticer ($40)
25. CRKT Swindle ($50)
29. MBI HF-R with Zoom Head ($150)
30. Bellroy Note Sleeve Wallet ($90)
31. Spyderco Domino ($190)
32. Zebralight SC600 Mk. II ($100)
33. Tuff Writer Ultimate Red Clicky ($100)
34. TT PockeTTools 69 ($40)
35. TT PockeTTools Thumb Drive ($10)
36. TAD Gear Camo Dispatch Bag ($200)
37. Brous Blades Bionic ($180)


  1. Is this contest open to readers outside the US? Thanks