Tuesday, January 28, 2014

GIVEAWAY: Randomz

I sat in on a #RunChat Twitter Chat this past week. It was mostly about Racecations (aka Vacations where you are traveling for a Race), but one of the questions really got me thinking. The question was "Every race expo swag bag should include _______." My answer - chapstick and sunscreen (probably a little bias because I run most of my races in SUNNY San Diego).

Some of the other great answers (at least I thought so) were - a map of the race (including port-o-potty stops), "throw away" gloves (for races that start off a little chilly) that would be donated afterwards, discounts for future races (either for the same race the following year or for races put on by the same company), LESS PAPER (all of the fliers with "discount codes" should be made into a VIRTUAL goodie bag that you can access online and SAVE THE TREES), shoe light/ reflector (runner's safety is IMPORTANT - make sure to be seen), a list of things to do before leaving the area (great for runners traveling to the race), reusable water bottles, and the list went on and on.

Well, it got me thinking that I have received TONS of samples from Expos, Race Goodie Bags, etc and I have them just sitting on a desk. Either I haven't gotten around to trying them out or haven't found the need for them (for example, I have received some AWESOME samples for things that prevent blisters, but I don't have an issue with blisters, so the samples are just sitting there, not being used).


I went through everything yesterday and saw I had enough to fill TWO small boxes. I even split everything up evenly with all of the duplicates I had, so the two boxes are almost identical.

Some of the items included are: Body Glide, a Clif Bar, Smarty Pants Gummy Vitamins, Gu, Udderly Smooth Lotion, etc.

**PLEASE NOTE - THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOT SPONSORED BY ANY OF THESE COMPANIES, I AM STRICTLY GIVING AWAY ITEMS THAT I HAVE RECEIVED ELSEWHERE AND HAVEN'T USED.**

I figured I would rather they go to someone who will use them than to continue sitting on my desk. My loss is your gain! Make sure to enter below for your chance to win!! Two winners will be selected ;) And you can even increase your odds by entering daily on some of the options!!

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36 comments:

Natalie DiBlasio said...

Mid-run fuel like Shot Bloks or GU

Karyn Hanson said...
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Karyn Hanson said...

I got chapstick once! It tasted like grapes. I loved it and then my husband stole it!

Lisa said...

I got a hoodie from my race over the weekend. But I love receiving t-shirt. :)

TheMiddleClassMom said...

I like food �� Also cool unexpected stuff �� One if the things I like about obstacle races is that the race swag always includes a ticket for a free beer at the race beer gardens ��

Dave Burns said...

I like to get gels, and one time I got Bio freeze that was great

TheMiddleClassMom said...

I forgot to mention my name is Jessica (Jacob)

Aimee Morey-Oppenheim said...

I love getting drinks in my swag bags, protein shakes, recovery drinks. I never buy them, so they are like a special race treat.

What a great idea for a giveaway also!

Rachel said...

New bars/fuel to try.

Unknown said...

I getting drinks and gels! Full size :P)

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Amy said...

I like gels or bars!
okmama at gmail dot com
Amy Ostella

Erica said...

I love to get coupons for products/restaurants, new energy bars and chapstick

bookgirl said...

I love activewear!

robin york said...

I like a new fuel that I haven't tried before. But sometimes I'm happy with some of the "silly" things like a new 13.1 sticker. The best though was a new pair of socks.

Julie said...

I like getting products I haven't tried before...gives me the chance to try something new

Colleen said...

new fuel options to try

benj13blue said...

Products that I haven't tried before, especially fuel.

Desi said...

I like snacky things, like Clif bars or even gu. Basically anything useful.

Jennifer said...

I like to get new products to try. Be it a new protein bar or powder.

kishna said...

protein bars and pain relieving gels!

Kylea said...

I like getting samples of stuff. It doesn't even have to be anything new, but I do enjoying trying out new products. A lot of times the smaller size is perfect for taking on racecations!

Anna said...

I love looking through my swag bags for fun new goodies! I like getting gels/bars the best.

For my triathlon last fall I got compression calf sleeves, arm sleeves and a towel. All had the race logo on it. That was my favorite swag bag yet!

Lauren said...

I love snack bars and fuel!

Tina Fab said...

I have gotten a Buff before! So awesome. I also like it when i get some energy chews!!

We Run Disney said...

Either Gu blackberry (which turns out to be my favorite flavor) or a runDisney bag. My Mom also got a bunch of packets of tuna once and she loved that…I'm not so much of a tuna fan so she got mine!

Joselyn Vaughn said...

Awesome idea. I would like to try some other protein gels, but the only ones in town are Gu.

ilovetorun131 said...

energy supplements and samples of new running products and snacks.

Jenn @ Happy Hour Miles said...

energy chews/gels and snacks!

Chelsea said...

This is a great way to use those samples! I LOVE energy chews/gels! I use those up immediately!

patrick voo said...

once got a set of plastic 'bib' buttons so that you don't put holes in your shirt with the safety pins!

Elizabeth Goodman said...

I love trying new products that I have never seen before!

B. Hare said...

i like finding new snacks and energy stuff.

Deeva said...

I like getting samples of food.

Kelly said...

Hello! I love reading your blog and noticed, obviously, how much you love Disney! Have you ever ran the Dopey Challenge (or Goofy)? I am running the Dopey this January and want an insider scoop on what to expect!

You're awesome!

Carlee Padot McClurg said...

Hey Kelly! So glad you stumbled across my blog. 2015 will be my FIRST Dopey Challenge ;) I have done the Dumbo Double Dare (last year and will do it again at the end of the month), but haven't done more than two races in a row). Maybe we can meet up at WDW in January!!

Kelly said...

Yes! That would be awesome! Keep in touch about WDW. I'd love to catch up. It's a lot of planning but I'm excited!