Toolsday Giveaway: Win DIY Network Swag

To enter last week’s Toolsday’s giveaway, you had to identify two plastic-looking, octagon-shaped thingies. We had an interesting variety of answers, everything from UFO warning lights, to old telephone buttons, and someone even guessed Darth Vader eyes. Well, all those answers are wrong.  Last week’s mystery gadgets were push buttons to an old radio; just push the big buttons to go to your pre-selected radio stations.

We randomly picked one winner out of all the comments and that lucky person is Ali who incorrectly thought they were bed lifters.  Congrats Ali, even though you guessed wrong, you still win. You have one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a DIY Network cooler bag filled with all sorts of goodies: a flashlight, tee-shirt, note pad and more. 

Are you sick and tired of the cold weather and being cooped up in the house with the kids?  We’ve got some great craft projects to keep them busy and away from the TV and computer screen. Teach them how to make paper airplanes, catapults or paper dolls. Older kids might enjoy making soaps, fingerless gloves or duct-tape bracelets.

To win the DIY Network swag bag, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what the gadget pictured below is. You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, February 26, we will select the winner then start up a new giveaway for another prize, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until February 26, 2013 at 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the DIY Network swag bag.  
Official Rules.

1,465 Responses

  1. kathleen McLeod says:

    the back side of an airline gate#/ flight # indicator

  2. GranOne says:

    I say it is a Eye Examining Tool for an antique Optimist.

  3. Randy says:

    It's a handy washer holder so you don't have to sort through boxes to find the right sized washer!

  4. Bryan Lipscomb says:

    It's a retro flip clock

  5. Victokirsh says:

    Inner works of a pre- digital clock.

  6. Erinn Smith says:

    A Take A Number Indicator ~~~OR~~~ Electronic Number Chart for an Opthamologist
    By the way, last weeks "tool" was not actually a tool…. sorry, but I had to call you guys out on it~ :-) Still it was an enjoyable mystery.

  7. JAC says:

    Fip clock

  8. ACPTUSER says:

    Reto Flip Down Clock

  9. azkodiac says:


  10. melissa says:

    It is a rolla-dex of different magnifiying lenses

  11. BobKV says:

    The numbers that flipped in an old analog clock.

  12. shawn says:

    old fashioned rolodex

  13. maureen says:

    an old projector

  14. OLLIE080 says:


  15. ronald bigelow says:

    shopping bag

  16. janet l -spear says:

    it's a clock.

  17. Jneille says:

    Is this a meat grinder?

  18. Gay says:

    It looks like old slides only on an old rolodex.

  19. @Davidg1823 says:

    Paint chip sample holder?

  20. Butterworth says:

    A really cool flip-clcok.

  21. H. Burton says:

    Retro Flip Clock

  22. Ed R. says:

    Flip card clock.

  23. Julie says:

    It is a retro flip clock

  24. awesomejojo says:

    It holds all the different test lenses at an Optometrist's office


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