Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Victorinox Swiss Army Tool

To enter last week’s Toolsday giveaway, you had to identify a chrome gadget with two wheels on each side. It was easier than we thought, most everyone knew that it was an old flip clock. We randomly picked one winner out of all the comments and that lucky person is Denis who wasn’t in the majority, he thought it was a bunch of negatives. Congrats Denis, you win even though your answer is wrong. You have one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Victorinox SwissTool Spirit X. This handy little tool can do so many tasks; it is like having an army in your pocket!  It contains 24 tools and weighs less than six ounces. But don’t let the light weight fool you, this stainless-steel workhorse comes with a lifetime warrantee, so whoever wins this will have it for a long time to come. (Can you tell I’m jealous?) It even comes with in a sturdy leather belt case.

Spring is just around the corner. If you don’t live in a climate where you can get your veggie garden started outdoors, build a cold frame to get a jumpstart.  A cold frame is basically a mini greenhouse you can easily build with lumber and an old storm door or glass door (go to a salvage center to see if you can find one.)  Place the cold frame up against your house, facing south. Fill it with soil then plant leafy greens – lettuce, spinach and arugula – plus tomatoes, zucchini or peppers.   

To win the Victorinox SwissTool Spirit X, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what this crazy-looking red thing is. You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, March 5, we will select the winner then start up a new giveaway for another tool, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until March 5, 2013 at 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Swiss Army Tool.  
Official Rules.

1,650 Responses

  1. Steve S. says:

    Psychedelic hat from the future of 2014

  2. Adrienne says:

    fruit bush protector from birds

  3. karen says:

    hat dryer

  4. Brian says:

    hoop skirt or maybe a form for sewing a hoop skirt?

  5. kitty says:

    hoop skirt sounds good

  6. tammy says:

    go over a plant

  7. Rich says:

    I'm in with hoop skirt

  8. Mary says:

    antique hoop skirt frame

  9. bobW says:

    antique Hoop Skirt undergarment

  10. jose says:

    poorly made hat?

  11. ron armstrong says:

    some kind of bug cover for dishes

  12. MichaelJ says:

    I agree with the hoop skirt but it looks like it's for doll.

  13. BRUCE D. says:


  14. Lawrence Ponce says:

    Hoop Skirt

  15. Daniel Roth says:

    Under garment for old time Bell skirt.

  16. Lynn says:

    Probably is the hoop skirt (hard to tell without a frame of reference). My initial thought was a fruit picking basket.

  17. Susan P. says:

    Victorian Hoop skirt

  18. ethan linderman says:

    fairaday cage to protect from electricity

  19. Mary says:

    Hoop skirt as worn at Cypress Gardens, Fl back in the day

  20. Larry Sterling says:

    A protective cover for a young shrub or tree.

  21. Kacie Torregano says:

    Planting net

  22. George M. says:

    Hair net for a bee hive haircut!

  23. Terry Whateley says:

    Plant protector.

  24. Lou B. says:

    Hoop skirt for a mid-19th century (1870's/1880's) ladies dress.

  25. rickey rock says:

    pie cover to keep fly out.

  26. Carol says:

    Free standing form for drying caps and hats


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