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. bobbobell says:

    Upside down hanging friut basket.

  2. cstrasba says:

    Hoop skirt.

  3. Barry says:

    Antique Women's Wire Dress Skirt Hoop CIVIL WAR ERA 19th Century 1800s Original
    Winning bid: $79.00
    The auction features an original antique mid 19th Century women's wire dress hoop that is not a reproduction. The wire is covered with a cloth tap and is in good condition of its age.The original cloth straps are there and the buckle which looks to be in good working condition. The hoop measures 16" at the top and 20" at the bottom.

  4. Linda says:

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

    hoop undergarment

  6. Arthur S says:

    That's a hat worn by Carol Channing!

  7. bonko bongo says:

    Did a search on 'red hoop skirt' and there it was, a red hoop skirt!

  8. Denlahoya says:

    Shrub cover

  9. Elaine says:

    yup, it's a ventilated pith helmet, totally sure about this

  10. Ken says:

    wig frame

  11. Denis says:

    fruit grocery bag

  12. LynnHelbe says:

    it is a barbie hoop skirt

  13. uholt says:

    protector over fruit bushed

  14. Herm Lamb says:

    cake cover for picnics

  15. ladyvon5845 says:

    A plant protector of sorts.

  16. louis says:

    fly cover to keep pies out

  17. Ted S. says:

    An old hoop skirt.

  18. Mary says:

    Bug cover for outside picnics

  19. Ryan H says:

    It's a planting net

  20. Tom M. says:

    Snout guard for beagles.

  21. Grammy5x says:

    something to put a hat on to keep its shape

  22. tony lindeman says:

    It is obviously a wolverine trap.

  23. Carl Sooey says:

    fruit bush protector from birds

  24. pat s says:

    a mouse catcher

  25. Robert Konow says:

    plant protector


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