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. 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

  2. Christian says:

    Fruit Basket

  3. Teresa says:

    Hat for a fearless beekeeper!

  4. jackie says:

    Might be a hoop skirt.

  5. melissa says:

    keeps bugs away from food outside

  6. CARL says:


  7. Scott Lewis says:

    Silly hat.

  8. Monie says:

    Cover for plates or bowls when used outside-to keep bugs out

  9. symwatcher says:

    I thnk it is used to protect a growing fruit or vegetable protector

  10. Lauren says:

    This looks like a portable collapsible birdcage.

  11. Donna says:

    It does look like a bustle!

  12. Tina says:

    Looks to be a beekeepers hat, to keep the bees out.

  13. lvngubrthlss says:

    Bee keeper hat

  14. kat sleep says:

    skirt drying form

  15. raul ferreira says:

    plant screen against birds

  16. jeff says:

    bee hivecover

  17. donald says:

    no clue

  18. kelley says:

    bee hive cover

  19. kelley says:


  20. Virginia says:

    It's a skirt hoop, ladies would wear under their dress to give it volume!

  21. Effie says:

    plant cover!

  22. Diana says:

    A bird cage from the past

  23. nurse2127 says:

    hoop skirt for dresses a long time ago

  24. Fred says:

    an old time laundry basket

  25. Andrea N says:



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