Monday, June 22, 2009

A contest. And a giveaway!

On Friday, I mentioned that I would be announcing a super cool giveaway today. I didn't lie! I have it for you today. And, I have info about a contest. Just all kinds of good stuff going on around here.

First, let me give you the background. Some nice folks from Strands contacted me to let me know about their site and give me some info to share with you about a contest they are running. Running! Heh, heh. Strands is a free online training log, along the lines of Daily Mile, Running Ahead, Map My Run, etc., with a dash of social networking. Users set up accounts and can track their workouts, add running routes, join groups, share information with other runners and do all the typical things you would expect to do on a running site. I signed up for an account last week and have just started setting it up so I'm not well-versed in all the features but it seems like a good site.

OK, so that's the deal with that. Now on to the contest!

The Strands Contest

Strands is giving away 12 all-expense paid trips (airfare, hotel, meals) to Oregon to run in the Nike Hood to Coast Relay at the end of August. According to the promotional material, it's the largest relay in the world!

There are two ways that you can enter to win. First, you can participate in the store contest, which is for running stores that have profiles on Strands. Visit your favorite running store to see if they are on Strands (or check them out on the site -- the list should be posted today) and request a promo kit by sending an email to: HTC@strands.com. Check out the detailed info on the store contest here.

You can also enter the individual contest for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to run with Team Strands! All you have to do is create a video, essay, poem, blog entry or other creative work on the subject of “Why I Run” and publish the work on Strands. The top "Why I Run" entry wins! You can read all about the individual contest here. The contests end on July 20th.

Pretty cool, huh? Check it out!

The Happy Runner Giveaway

So . . . I said this was going to be the coolest giveaway ever and I really think it is! Thanks to the generous folks at Strands, here's what one lucky reader will win:

  • One pair of running shoes -- winner's choice! The shoes just need to be available to the public in stores or online.
  • One Puma tech shirt
  • One Puma t-shirt
Yes! I love that the winner will get to pick the shoes!

Here's how to enter:
  • One entry (required -- you need to work for this one!): Set up an account on Strands and then leave me a comment with your username (do NOT leave your password or anything else related to your account!).
  • For one additional entry: Link to this giveaway from your blog.
  • For another additional entry: Tweet about the giveaway on Twitter.
The contest will run through midnight (EST) on Thursday, June 25. The winner will be picked at random and announced on Friday.

Good luck! And happy Monday. How about no rain today, huh? That would be nice . . .

~ Felice

153 comments:

Suz said...

I signed up for Strands: Chanmeleon. Cool site! I'm glad I found out about it...thanks!

Suz said...

I tweeted about this: http://twitter.com/Chanmeleon/status/2278652416

lindsay said...

was strands bought out our merged recently? i went to sign up for an account and it said my email address was already in use. (ok i know you aren't the techy for their site just wondering).

it appears my username is lmdecken though, and i also RT'd your tweet.

a chance to run oregon would be awesome! very cool news, hope you had a good weekend.

Girl on Top said...

rungirlie is my username.

Thanks!

HEATHER said...

cool site! I registered...i'm RunFasterMommy

HEATHER said...

I also tweeted...my twitter name is runfastermommy

Marlene said...

What a great contest AND giveaway! I registered and my username is "Marleneruns"

mickeyfan said...

Mickeyfan is me!

platipus329 said...

Cool giveaway! I set up an account as platipus329. Also I added a link to the giveaway in my next post

JenZen said...

Cool giveaway and I'm liking the Strands site. I registered. My user name is JenZenator.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I signed up to Strands. Thanks for the link, btw. My username is upsetter.

Heather M said...

I Am HeatherM0529! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

hmahan_0529 @ yahoo dot com

tfh said...

What a cool contest! But really, Strands, did I need another running-related website to help me procrastinate? Username: tfh. :)

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

mrsmommyy

Lori said...

Just signed up. I'm Lori1329.
I love the events nearby section in the left hand column of your homepage. Very cool.

Off to Tweet it now!

EricaH said...

i signed up my username is erica_h

erica_haggins@hotmail.com

EricaH said...

I linked to this contest

http://ericarunning.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Felice, I signed up at Strands (user name is tinymel96) and I RT'd your tweet :)

cdziuba said...

Signed up for Strands name is cdziuba

cdziuba said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/2280571890

cdziuba said...

Blogged http://ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com/2009/06/running-shoes-more-giveaway.html

Denise said...

just registered...i'm rundeniserun

Croughwell said...

I'm Croughwell on Strands

vibrantfun said...

I signed up as vibrantfun

diesel51 said...

I am diesel51

diesel51 said...

https://twitter.com/diesel51/status/2281535882

Croughwell said...

Linked at http://croughwell-runninginhawaii.blogspot.com/

massage momma said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm massagemomma. And I've linked you.

monky said...

I singed up on Strands my user name is tmim123

X-Country2 said...

Sounds like a pretty cool contest. Good luck to all the entrants!

Junghwa said...

loving the giveaway! love puma!!!`

blueskyworld said...

best giveaway ever!`

J said...

I signed up for strands, my user name is MorningRunner.

Ill be linking to the giveaway in my post tomorrow!

Pam said...

Signed up with the user name aliadam.



Thanks.
pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Oz Runner said...

cool giveaway! pick me, pick me...

i registered as ozrunner, and i will update my most recent blog post with a link to you...

Candice said...

I registered at Strands.com. My username is macrunner!

mmentor said...

a well desereved win to any runner, thank you for the chance

agordon10 said...

signed up agordon10

joyRuN said...

Suhweet prizes! Am I the only loser who doesn't have a username (yet) to offer?

I actually don't mind the rain :) I must have a brain malfunction.

noelle25 said...

user name is noelle25. thanks.

RunToFinish said...

ok linked back on my giveaway, wohoo giveaway madness

RunToFinish said...

very creatively I am RunToFinish!

Anonymous said...

Awesome giveaway! I registered as luckymegs1981! Thanks again!

luckymegs1981 AT yahoo DOT com

Amber said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I made an account and my username is Hurdler4eva.
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

the SN is jl289
awesome giveaway
jl289@hotmail.com

ferriz said...

My username is ferriz (creative I know, that way I wont forget!)


ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mel-2nd Chances said...

booo, contest is only open to US residents, but i'll still check out the site.

kalong said...

WOW!! awesome felice thanks so much for posting this contest!!! you can always follow me on Strands, my user name is kalong :-)

Alice Hogan said...

Thanks for the great resource and a cool contest - I am drummersmom on Strands.

malleycc said...

I signed up malleycc. Great site.

Anonymous said...

I SIGNED UP AT STRANDS
snowyatnite@yahoo.com

Vanessa said...

Mine is lostinthemission

Cool site, great for me actually!

lostinthemission@yahoo.com

Vanessa said...

tweeted

https://twitter.com/vanessanoel/status/2287286852

lostinthemission@yahoo.com

linda a said...

Thank you, I signed up on Strands as Lindapinda!! I would love to win this, I run and walk a lot and could always use new running shoes.

thank you

allain99@gmail.com

sandyy456 said...

Strands looks like a great site! I'm signed up as sandyy456

ShoreTurtle said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I had not heard of strands before.My username is shoreturtle.

EDRing said...

i signed up. EDRing

Ellen
eering99@hotmail.com

Pamela937 said...

Nice giveaway! I am a five-mile runner everyday and I could certain use some new shoes.

Amanda S. said...

My username is amanda823s

Thanks!

amandasandico at yahoo dot com

Laura said...

Just signed up. A pretty darn, cool site. Lauraloves2run is my username.

Miz said...

VERY COOL GIVE!
sending my hardcorebadass running sister your way.

Heather C said...

Well welll - this was hard to resist! ;)

username: hcalcote

bendari said...

Cool contest !

LuvnLife00 said...

I really like the site!
sarahbear24401 is my username

hminnesota said...

username:hminnesota

hminnesota said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/hminnesota/status/2293594393

N.D. said...

THis site looks really cool, I never heard of it. It reminds me of athlinks so far. I'll have to check it out more. My username is tosha25italia. Thanks for letting us know about it.

N.D. said...

My tweet http://twitter.com/tosha25italia

buzzd said...

I signed up, my name is buzzd.

Jo said...

I signed up... here's my username: lesajm

Jo said...

Here's my tweet: https://twitter.com/ConvenientlySim/status/2294057847

Jo said...

Here's my blog post and link to the giveaway: http://convenientlysimplistic.blogspot.com/2009/06/happy-runner-giveaway.html

Betherann said...

I registered! The name is NightPoet00

Betherann said...

I twittered! https://twitter.com/betherann/status/2294334679

witchy64 said...

I signed up,my username is runforrest

clynsg said...

Signed up, user name clynsg

clynsg at yahoo.com

Joannie said...

Thanks for introducing me to Strands! I signed up - user name Joannie428

Anonymous said...

I signed up and my account name is jmcharries

jmcharries@cox.net

Anonymous said...

I wrote about this giveaway on twitter using the name JCHARRIES

jmcharries@cox.net

snackpak said...

GREAT giveaway! My Strands account name is Snackpak & I tweeted about it too: twitter.com/snackpak

littlelatina said...

sounds wonderful

Erica C. said...

I'm skalobster11 on Strands...great stuff!

Anonymous said...

strands username: ghrwtz
timgus at cox dot net

llinda29 said...

The site doesn't kie me I couldn't register. My id would have been llinda29

yadgirl said...

I joined. My username is yadgirl.

Sher said...

How cool would that be to win an all expense paid trip to Hood to Coast?
I'll go check it out and then come back and comment.

maweisberg said...

i want to win this

Alisa said...

Ooooh fun! I'd love to do Hood to Coast sometime. I haven't set up an account so no entry for me.

ktanjatk said...

Strands username: Ktanjatk

ktanjatk(at)gmail(dot)com

ktanjatk said...

tweeted:
http://twitter.com/ktanjatk/status/2312253705

ktanjatk(at)gmail(dot)com

Christine said...

Cool site! I registered: kabiel

Anonymous said...

I am registered underthe name gmerrell

Thanks

gmerrell@cox.ne

Happi Shopr said...

Strands ID: happishopr

trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

runRedrun said...

My Strands ID is redismal

redismal_at_gmail_dot_com

Bitsy said...

I registered as Bitsypieces

Thanks!

piecesofbitsy(at)gmail(dot)com

Bitsy said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/MommyTriedIt/status/2317256292

Bitsy said...

Linked at my blog: http://www.mommytriedit.com/2009/06/giveaway-for-runners_24.html

Jessilyn82 said...

My Strands user name is Jessilyn82

Jessilyn82 said...

tweet https://twitter.com/Jessilyn82/status/2318435868

Deb said...

I signed up at Strands as tnshadylady.

Deb said...

I put your link on my blog here http://tnshadylady.blogspot.com/2009/06/link-to-happy-runner-giveaway.html

Deb said...

I tweeted here http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/2319144182

Marianna said...

I signed up: mannabsn

swirlycinnacakes said...

what a cool giveaway :)

i set up an account with the user name cakewithlegs.

i've also linked back here: http://catchingbananas.blogspot.com/2009/06/if-anyone-asks-why-i-can-never-be.html

lsheldon5 said...

Thought this was a great contest and listed it on my page http://lisahassweeps.blogspot.com/.
I also posted it on twitter at http://twitter.com/lsheldon5.

Jill said...

I am using the name jnso001 on strands.

jnso001@yahoo.com

nicole said...

I have linked to my blog.
http://sweeptheweb.blogspot.com/2009/06/great-giveaways.html

Jill said...

I tweeted.
https://twitter.com/jnso001/status/2321648139

jnso001@yahoo.com

Tracy said...

Wow, incredible prizes! This is the best giveaway I've seen in such a long time.

My name on Strands is 'Texasrunner'

Thanks for a wonderful giveaway, and for introducing me to Strands!

jetta1975 said...

I joined Strands. Here is my user name - jettaway75

jetta1975 said...

I tweeted your giveaway @ http://twitter.com/jettaway75/status/2323579391

guettel78 said...

I created an account on Strand under the user name guettel78 -- thanks for introducing me to the site and for the awesome giveaway!

gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

guettel78 said...

I blogged about the giveaway and linked back: http://slavetoacademia.blogspot.com/2009/06/strands-giveaway-at-happy-runner.html

gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

guettel78 said...

I tweeted the giveaway here: http://twitter.com/guettel78/status/2325443942

gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

darlanpaulsmamma said...

i signed up for strands and my user name is darlanpaulsmamma
melissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

I RUN LIKE A GIRL said...

Awesome contest!!!!

My user name on Strands is

run4margaritas

And, I tweeted about this:

http://twitter.com/run4margaritas/status/2326048193

THANKS! :)

I Run for Fun said...

You'd win the best blog giveaway contest handsdown! I just signed up at Strands...user name is IRunForFun...looks like a neat site.

I've also linked to my blog.

awesome49557 said...

I registered on Strands: awesome49557. Cool site!

joannaonthelake said...

As a runner it was my pleasure to join Strands. My username there is joannaonthelake

I love that I had the chance to immediately follow people with the same interests and passions as me, very cool site!

Thanks for the chance to enter!

joannaonthelake@gmail.com

joannaonthelake said...

I posted about this giveaway on my Blog:

http://thebestofeverythingforyou.blogspot.com/2009/06/happy-runner-join-strands-giveaway.html

joannaonthelake@gmail.com

joannaonthelake said...

I sent out a tweet:

http://twitter.com/joannaonthelake/status/2329058178

joannaonthelake@gmail.com

Kate said...

Signed up for an account: prettyinpink42!

strycker@slu.edu

merrymishaps said...

I signed up as poseycat

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

I am in desperate need of new runners and just haven't purchased any. I'm a mommy and you know we put ourselves last. I've actually worn the treads off my Nikes and was thinking about buying New balance this time round...but maybe I won't have to????

Miranda said...

i joined as gtpgirl19

streak said...

Joined strands as robertnewstreet.

Nad said...

I signed up under username: cloverfield.

treflea4 at gmail dot com

Kristy said...

Signed up on Strands, Username is
jellibeenz1978

jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

Kristy said...

Tweeted this giveaway-jellibeenz1978

jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

Kristy said...

Blogged about the giveaway, on my blog,
www.iheartshoppingmomma.blogspot.com

jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

Julia said...

Sweet Giveaway!
My account I created: ChocolateShoestrings
And I have linked my blog to this giveaway!
Thanks :)

Jeri said...

AWESOME GIVEAWAY! My username is Jerilee40 and I linked to you on my blog. :)

amyd29 said...

2992amy is my username

ahdrad2932(at)msn(dot)com

kathy pease said...

i signed up as klp1965

kathy pease said...

http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/2336990589

Heather said...

I signed up as fitnesstrainer. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

Heather said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/choochoo428/status/2337711352

Jinxy and Me said...

My username is cduran. Thanks!

Jinxy and Me said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/ThriftyJinxy/status/2337844290

Jinxy and Me said...

Blogged: http://winwithjinxy.blogspot.com/2009/06/win-puma-prizes.html

Donna said...

I signed up.
donna444444@yahoo.com

Donna said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/donnak4/status/2337923339
donna444444@yahoo.com

purango said...

I set up an account. my user name is garrettsambo.

Helen said...

Signed up, my account is under HelenWL.

Ardy22 said...

created an account

Ardy22

Ardy22 said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/Ardy22/status/2338725207

lilyk said...

I set up an account on Strands with the username lilyk.

Catherine said...

I signed up and my username is garlandofroses!

garlandofroses@gmail.com

Amy Reinink said...

Cool idea! My username is dcrunnergrrl, and I linked to it on my blog at amyreinink.wordpress.com.

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