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. It a net to keep birds out ofcooling berry pies.

  2. It a net to keep birds out ofcooling berry pies.

  3. Carma says:

    Plant protector from rabbits and other animals

  4. Colleen McDonald says:

    Plant protector

  5. Colleen McDonald says:

    Plant protector

  6. Colleen McDonald says:

    Plant protector

  7. Celeste says:

    for a hoop skirt

  8. David says:

    Plant protector

  9. D. Bigham says:

    Plant protector

  10. Emmilia G. says:

    I am of two minds….a form to wear under a "hoop" skirt or (can't tell how big or small it is) it could be a form to put a cap on to wash in the dishwasher…..just a thought.

  11. David says:

    A hoop skirt foundation from the old days.

  12. Steve Bethka says:

    Looks like a hoop skirt.

  13. Larry Sterling says:

    Hard telling without scale for reference.

  14. rono says:

    goldfish net

  15. Kurt says:

    Undergarmet for a hoop skirt

  16. jimiwho says:

    maybe a cap or hat dryer

  17. Isaac J. says:

    Lamp Shade

  18. Kim says:

    hoop skirt form

  19. Ron Miller says:

    bug cover for dishes

  20. Karmanary says:

    Hoopskirt, farthingale, crinoline; worn for centuries to hold ladies skirts to form. This one probably would have been considered fancy due to the edge trim!

    • John_Henry says:

      The edge trim keeps the lady from stepping through a hoop and stomping off her own dress. There also was no velcro at the time so a little wool helped stick the edge of the dress to the frame.

  21. Sarah K says:

    Plant protector

  22. Vito says:

    I join with the hoop underskirt crowd.

  23. Chris says:

    plant protector

  24. Kimberly Pabon says:

    vintage crinoline?

  25. Rob Schorzman says:

    50's Hat for the ladies


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