This past Monday we announced our first product giveaway of the year—we held a contest to give away a Serfas ST-17i CO² Inflator / Mini-tool to some lucky reader. The rules for the contest were simple: just pick a number between 200 and 500 and leave the number in the comment section for the review. The contest ended at midnight on Friday, January 11, 2013.
The winning number was 339 and the person closest to this number was Joe (AKA, Joboo) who guessed 333. Joe is an avid cyclist who lives in the north woods of Minnesota and he is also is the blogger behind The Adventures of Joboo and His Trusty Pugsley. I’ve never had the opportunity to meet Joe but I’ve followed his blog for a several years—he writes a lot about his Surly Pugsley and his blog was one of the reasons I bought my first Fat Bike, a Surly Pugsley Necromancer.
For your information, we had around 70 cyclists enter the contest. We used a random number generator to select a number between 200 and 500 and that is how 339 was selected as the winning number. We have several other product giveaways already planned—and unless we can think of a better way to hold a contest we will probably follow the same format we used this time (translation: your suggestions for a better way to hold a product giveaway would be appreciated).