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. Kat213 says:

    Big red plastic thingy

  2. Jeremy says:

    A Crinoline, ( a structure to shape a women's dress 1800's era)

  3. AZPeaks says:

    Plant Guard. Boy there are sure some wild ideas. Of course, my idea may be a little wild too since I really have no idea what this item is. Looking forward to getting the answer next week.

  4. Helen Delfosse says:

    OH man my husband LOVES tools!!!!!!!!!

  5. Jack says:

    Hat for HOT Heads

  6. Sara says:

    Vegetable Garden Cover

  7. michael says:


  8. ana pastor says:

    flower plant or fruit bush protector

  9. thepittsmn says:

    Hoop skirt slip

  10. Sandy Patterson says:

    Sandy – It looks like a cover that is placed over food at a picnic to keep the bugs and birds

  11. SmoknDragon says:

    It's called a crinoline. It makes the bottom part of a dress flare out.

  12. Barbara says:

    It is a Victorian Style Crinoline Cage which took the place of women having to wear layers of petticoats to create the full skirt effect of the dresses worn in victorian times.

  13. randall f says:

    randall f
    cover to protect food from bugs

  14. lindsay says:

    cover to protect food from bugs

  15. melissa h says:

    melissa h
    cover to protect food from bugs

  16. michele f says:

    cover to protect from bugs

  17. george says:

    one wacky nail clipper

  18. Sylv1anne says:

    electric bulb protector cage

  19. Tom M. says:

    Tennis ball serverator.

  20. Crystal says:

    It is a hoop for a ladies skirt

  21. Noel says:

    A Dresspattern form to create Wedding dresses

  22. john simpkins jr says:

    protects plants if there is a deep freeze

  23. Deb J says:

    garden protector from animals

  24. Frank Grayczk says:

    Fruit picker basket?

  25. Christine K says:

    mosquito net


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