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. Dradz says:

    Hoop underskirt

  2. Tom M. says:

    Mickey Mouse snout guard.

  3. Carolyn says:

    It's a crinolina.

  4. Walt says:

    It's a battery operated fly & mesquito zapper you wear over your head.

  5. Shelly Boyd says:

    some kinda fishin' contraption…

  6. Keith says:

    Shop vaccuum filter.

  7. Kenneth Motheral says:

    bird catchers net

  8. RossL. says:

    It's a hoop for to go under a skirt in the old days.

  9. NicoleL. says:

    It's a hoop to put under a skirt or dress for volume.

  10. Clark says:

    Hoop skirt form.

  11. LgL says:

    cage crinoline

  12. Korri says:

    cage crinoline

  13. Debbie says:

    It's a fruit pickers basket

  14. Maria says:

    Some type of plant protection?

  15. Gordy says:

    A plant protector.

  16. Robert S. says:

    An oversize "Birdie" for Badmintion (?)

  17. RJ L. says:

    A net for plants

  18. Linda says:

    Elliptical Cage Crinoline:
    Our Elliptical shape is narrow over the hips, close to the body in front, and dramatically expanded to the rear; the most popular shape for 1865-1866 skirts. Our crinoline is 126" in circumference at the hem, 36" in length to hem level, and has 12 hoop wires to support the weight of heavy skirts. The self-supporting, elliptical shape is maintained by strategically placed vertical supports, as well as ties on the inside of the 4 top hoops. A "bag" at the hem keeps the wearer from stepping through the hoops.

  19. Barry says:

    Elliptical Cage Crinoline:
    Adjustable sizing fits all The Elliptical cage crinoline was the main support foundation for the later- and post-Civil War period of 1863-1868. Called a "cage" because of the cage-like appearance created by the hoop wires and vertical support tapes, this type of crinoline offers maximum support capabilities for a perfect shape, combined with flexibility for comfortable wear.

  20. Kathy C says:

    a cover to prevent frost on
    tomato or veggie plants

  21. Eric says:

    A strainer for very large noodles.

  22. Milan says:

    The final piece of the board game Mouse Trap.

  23. zebra1344 says:

    hoop skirt frame

  24. tony lindeman says:

    It is an air conditioned ten for a mouse

  25. John S. says:

    Looks like a under garment for a hoop skirt, hard to tell size, maybe for a doll.


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