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. martha says:

    hooped shirt

  2. John_Henry says:

    Why I do declare! You'll be givin me the vapours showing pictures of a ladies unmentionables!
    It's the hoop for a hoop skirt.
    Cage Crinoline circa 1860 made of wool and cotton with a spring-steel frame.

  3. Larry says:

    an early bee hat.

  4. mabeline_Kat says:

    a failed fishnet

  5. melanie stir says:

    I have no idea

  6. Teri says:

    A hat for something

  7. Colette says:

    I love DIY.

  8. Howard says:

    It is a butterfly catcher.

  9. Deb says:

    Cover to go over food to keep bugs out.

  10. Gale says:

    Hat dryer

  11. u t says:

    plant cover!!!

  12. @Rick64 says:

    Looks like structure for a hoop skirt.

  13. cperez says:

    fruit basket

  14. Denise says:

    tomato netting

  15. ca95678sue says:

    hoop skirt framework

  16. Gerry says:

    Fruit & veggie strainer!

  17. george borton says:

    deep sea vampire octopus

  18. Amos says:

    Crab Net.

  19. Ray Gilreath says:

    from the 60's. It's to protect a woman's beehive hairdo in a big wind

  20. Sally L. says:

    used to keep birds off of blueberry plants

  21. davesh says:

    early 1900 crinoline hoop skirt frame-work.

  22. JimQ says:

    Hoop skirt support frame.

  23. cynthia mahoney says:

    Bag for rinsing veggies.

  24. sudsy says:

    hooped skirt boneing to be worn under the skirt – long, long time ago

  25. Betty says:

    basket for clam digging


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