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. Julie says:

    critter protector for plants

  2. Karen Grayczk says:

    One of these saved my Dad's life when he had to cut the anchor rope quickly when the current started pulling the bow of his boat down! He was never without it!

  3. Dr. Phil says:

    wind sock

  4. Jeff says:

    Tomato plant cover so the animals do not get the fruit.

  5. tim says:

    marge simpsons valentines day hat

  6. Denis says:

    fruit shopping bag

  7. cindy den says:


  8. Mary Montgomery says:

    Looks like a lamp shade.

  9. rgmk says:

    I haven't got the slightest idea, just another strange item to drive us all crazy.

  10. Jay says:

    looks like a dress skirt

  11. LDR says:

    Hoop skirt frame.

  12. uholt says:

    fruit bush protector for birds

  13. thepittsmn says:

    A hoop skirt frame

  14. patti howard says:

    a picnic potat s cover to keep out mosquitoes

  15. Michael says:

    A net to put over plants

  16. Elaine says:

    aerated pith helmet

  17. Chad says:

    Pie Cover / Hamburger cover… nothing more agrevatting than flies at a picnic

  18. Paul says:

    bee keeper hat

  19. swalk3r007 says:

    a hole marker

  20. Katherine says:

    Because of the cloth on it I will have to go with the hoop skirt but I can't tell if it opens on the top from the picture. If not then a form for a hat to keep it's shape.

  21. Sarah H. says:

    A plant protector

  22. Mary says:

    protector from bugs insects

  23. lloyd says:

    hoop skirt fountation

  24. jodie surber says:

    I think its and electric bug zapper you wear on your head

  25. Ray says:

    vegetable sun catcher


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