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Monday, October 19, 2009

Cranky Fitness Big Fall Giveaway!


Yes, it's time to bribe thank the awesome readers of Cranky Fitness with a big fall giveaway! This will coincide with our road trip to the west coast, which will take a dawdly three weeks or so.

Dear, you sure we're still on the interstate?
Photo: Plan 59

So we have a great Grand Prize (a TRX Home Training Bundle) plus a whole bunch of other neato prizes too. (See below). The only sad thing? Most of these are U.S. only--but we've got at least a few sponsors who will ship to Canada, so please, dear Canadians, don't give up on us entirely.

(The rest of the international community? I'm afraid you're S.O.L., sorry. But it so wouldn't be worth moving to the land of Big Macs and Rush Limbaugh just to be able to enter a blog giveaway, right?)

NOTE: Please read the instructions! This contest works a bit differently than most of our giveaways have.

Contest Rules:

1. Comment on two posts: Yep, to officially enter you need to comment both on this post, and the Pre-Giveaway Check-in Post, which will be put up sometime in the first week of November. The winners will be picked by random number generator from a pool of all those who commented on both posts. This random drawing will happen sometime around November 8th, depending on when I get back to civilization.

Why this annoying two-post requirement? It's because while we're using a random number generator to pick the winners, we'd be really happy if most of the winners were people who actually read Cranky Fitness on a regular basis! We can't cheat and go non-random, but I think it's fair to stack the deck on behalf of regulars readers. So the arrival of the Pre-Giveaway Check-in Post will be announced prominently on the main blog, and there will be a limited number of days in which to comment before the contest closes. I'm thinking folks who stop in regularly will be more likely to catch the announcement post and remember to comment again--while the fly-by-nighter "Cranky What? Did you say TRX and Vitamuffins?" people who just want to win stuff will probably comment once and completely forget to come back, and so they won't be officially entered. Sneaky, huh?)

2. In your comment to this post, let us know if you live in the U.S. or Canada.

3. Also in your comment here, let us know which prizes you're particularly interested in. And if you do it politely, you can also let us the ones you wouldn't have a current use for. We'll presume it's because you're allergic or something or already have one. No need to trash a prize that don't appeal to you unless you're just in a really foul mood and can't help it.

4. The winners will be selected strictly by random number, but the prizes may be apportioned depending on multiple factors, including the order drawn, expressed preference, and eligibility.

I'm going to draw numbers, and the first numbers picked will get higher value prizes--however, it helps to know what you'd actually like.

Note: you may still end up winning a prize you specifically said you didn't want, if yours is one of the last numbers picked. Sorry in advance for the Cranky Fitness customized toothpick holders. (Don't worry--not actually a real prize).

5. Once the winners are announced you will have a limited time to claim your prize, so don't forget to check back to see if you are a winner. Any unclaimed prizes will be redistributed based on additional random drawings.

6. Conflict of Interest Warning: These prizes have all been donated, so you can officially worry that if I say nice things about them I am just making it up so they will send us more stuff in the future. Also, there are cases where I've gotten free stuff or sponsorship from a prize provider in the past, which I've tried to remember to mention. Just assume I'm completely corrupt and dishonest because it's easier for all of us that way. (Is that good enough, FTC? Please don't fine me!)

7. Sleazy Sponsor Warning: We've occasionally had giveaway prize delays before, but so far we've never had a sponsor entirely flake out. However, it occurred to me when putting together a multi-sponsor post that if somehow one of our many sponsors should fail to deliver, I can't afford to personally cover for them. Therefore: be warned you are assuming the risk of any Sponsor Flake-Outs. That is, you could enter, win a prize, and never get that prize if the sponsor skips town.

However, if any sponsor is stupid enough to fail to deliver, you can bet that Cranky Fitness will be blogging about it incessantly and announcing to the world what buttholes they are and that they will be very, very sorry they ever messed with us.

Okay, enough of the dire warnings, on to the prizes!

Grand Prize: The TRX Home Training Bundle! (US Only)

Remember back when I reviewed the TRX and then kept it all to myself, rather than offer it for a give-away like a more generous blogger would do? Well, that's 'cause I liked it. Sorry. Here's a chance to make it up to you though, as this time we're giving one away.

So the TRX is a suspension system that uses your own body weight and gravity to provide resistance for a bunch of different strength training exercises.

To quote myself in the review post: "The small size and convenience of this system makes it a great choice for home exercisers, especially for those who don't have a gym membership or a lot of space or money for a full-on home gym. It's great for functional fitness types, because you get a lot of core work, and you can pick up the speed and do the strengthening exercises for cardio too. And it's a particularly handy choice for folks who travel because of how portable it is."

The Home Training Bundle retails for $169.95. (And conflict-of-interest reminder: I got my original review model for free.)


A $150 Giftcard for a customized T-Shirt Quilt from Campus Quilt Co! (US only)

So what's a T-Shirt Quilt? Well, it's kind of a cool concept. These folks take your old cherished T-shirts, sweatshirts, blankies, baby outfits, or any other fabric that holds memories, and they craft the items into a quilt. Here's how it works:

"You choose the layout of your quilt, select the backing color, and add extra services like embroidery, photo squares, or sashing. The quilts are fully quilted to ensure durability so you can cuddle up in your quilt, hang it on the wall, or save as a keepsake." After you place your order, you'll "receive a quilt kit with order form, layout guide, fabric swatch card, bag to mail the clothing, and a pre-paid UPS mailing label. Send your clothing back and in 2-3 weeks, you will receive your finished quilt."

Seven Winners: Vitalicious Super Sampler Pack! (US only)

I've done a full review of the Vitalicious goodies before, and while they're a Cranky Fitness sponsor (for which I am very grateful), I also appreciate that they offer a healthy convenience food that you can enjoy without feeling terribly guilty. The muffins are 100 calories or less, use natural ingredients, and have fiber and protein and good stuff like that. The sampler packs are especially nifty because they have tons of different flavors you can try. (My personal faves: Banana Nut and Double Chocolate Dream).

Three winners: Great books from Green Mountain Spa! (US and Canada)

So yes, Green Mountain is also a Cranky Fitness advertiser! But also love to mention them when I can anyway because I love their sensible healthy approach to fitness and weight loss. (I'm also a big fan of their blog, A Weight Lifted, and I got a big kick out of it when their director Marsha did an interview for us).

Anyway, here are the three books they've generously donated for our giveaway:

The Diet Survivor's Handbook, by Judith Matz and Ellen Frankel;

Feeding the Hungry Heart: The Experience of Emotional Eating, by Geneen Roth; and

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, by Don Miguel Ruiz.

Three winners: "Groove" headphones from 2XL! (US and Canada).

These are "hanger buds" that are designed to avoid bacterial build up that can happen in regular in-ear buds, and at the same time, "provide stellar sound quality."

(Plus, some folks who are squeamish like me can not stand having things stuffed in our ears and so hate regular earbuds. Yet these things look to be quite a bit cuter and sleeker than most over-the-ear alternatives.)

See? Compare: Groove headphones--

to the less sleek over-the-ear alternative:

Photo: Beard Papa

Two winners: Pulse Yoga I Basic DVD! (US Only)

Pulse Yoga "combines all of the best elements and disciplines of Pilates, Weight Training, and Yoga." It includes micro movements with free weights to tone and strengthen target areas such as the gluteus muscles, abdominals, upper arms and lower back."

Bonus: there is actually some published research about the effectiveness of this approach, which you can find on their site. (But note: it's a powerpoint presentation, not a web page).

Five winners: True North Sample Packs! (US only)

Note: Duh, Wrong Flavor, Sorry!

Each sample pack contains one bag each of Apple Cinnamon, Citrus Burst and Almond Cranberry, which are not pictured above because I spaced out and forgot to get jpegs from the sponsor. So use your imaginations.

The thing I like about True North (and I am personally a huge fan of their almond clusters) is that they make an effort to keep the ingredients healthy, but make the snacks tasty enough to feel like treats.

(I received a free sample pack myself, and while the straightforward almond clusters remain my personal favorite, these more fruity flavors were a big hit with the Lobster and our houseguests).

Five Winners: Atkins sampler, 3 Bars and a Shake! (US only)

Have you been curious about these Atkins snacks? They certainly look tasty, and they're coming out with new flavors to try. The sample pack will contain a bar from the Day Break, Advantage and Endulge lines in addition to an Advantage shake.

Fifteen winners: A half-gallon of Silk Heart Health Soy Milk! (US only)

Silk Heart Health is "a new soymilk product that combines the heart-health benefits of soy protein and plant sterols. Both have been proven to help reduce the risk of cholesterol and heart disease. A recent study found that people who enjoyed three servings of Silk Heart Health per day for four weeks, as part of a sensible diet, lowered their cholesterol by 7%."

They've also provided a link for a coupon for 55 cents off.

Five Winners: ME beverages

So this new entrant into the lower-cal beverage market takes an offbeat approach, promising beverages with "edgy flavors" and "tons of personality." Alas, "Whiny™" and "Slacker™" aren't yet options, but you can find out if you are Vivacious™, Curious™, Uninhibited™ or Unavailable™ by going to their interactive web site, "Find Your Me." The drinks have 70 calories per can, no caffeine, natural ingredients and come in flavors like tangerine pineapple, blueberry lime, pink grapefruit, and dragonfruit blackberry.

Thanks so much, Cranky Fitness readers--and good luck!

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  • OK... I'm interested. I'm a US resident, and I get you on my google reader, so I'm sure following, even when I don't comment. I'm interested in the Vitalicious, the Pulse Yoga DVD, the Atkins products, and the headphones (in order of preference).

    Cool give-away!

    said Anonymous on October 19, 2009 at 5:06 AM
  • Dang. THis is complicated for early in the morning!

    I get you on google reader as well.

    I'm in the US.

    I'm interested in the headphones, quilt thingy, vitalicious sampler in particular.

    Soy makes my tummy funny so I'm not so interested in the soy milk and I don't have access to a dvd player for exercise so I'm not so interested in the Yoga DVD.

    Have a great trip!

  • Do you really have to ask. Of course I'm interested! I'm in the US...not far from you in New England. I'm interested of course in the grand pooba prize of the Fancy pulley system, The Vitalicious package or the funny new ME drinks. I'm not really a fan of soy milk but if I win my mom drinks it so won't be a big deal. Thanks Cranky! You're the best

  • US here, as well. I'm a regular reader through the RSS feed, but I never comment (sorry!). I really, really, really want that TRX system! Also diggin' the T-shirt quilt; that is just too cool.

  • What an amazing list of prizes. I am Canadian and have you on my google reader. I would LOVE the TRX but I guess for Canadians it is between the books or ear buds...Ear buds always come in handy when runing or at the gym. I can't workout without music.

    said JoanneG on October 19, 2009 at 5:33 AM
  • OMG!!!!!!!! You guys are awesome!! Of course I want in & did not see a thing I did not want! I guess that does not surprise you! I keep trying for that TRX system too! But everything looks so great!! Thank you so much for doing this!

    And I hope you have a great trip my way. I live in southern CA, 20 minutes south of Disneyland.. well, 20 minutes with no traffic!

    PS: I guess telling you that my 52 bday is in November does not help me.. right? I know, but I had to try! :-)

  • In Canada.

    Those Groove Headphones would be great. :)

  • Wow! What a great range of give-away prizes! I would of course prefer the TRX, followed by the headphones, followed by the vitalicious sampler. Also, while it looks like a really awesome thing, I just recently purged all my old sentimental t-shirts, and as I have only three or four left that I couldn't bear to part with, this prize would be better appreciated by someone who wouldnt end up with a quilted hanky.

  • Whoops! Too complicated for monday morning! I am in the U.S.

  • Well, I live in Israel but my parents live in the US. Would that count? I'm very lucky that my mom acts as my private postal service!

    Since I'm a quilter myself, I would love the giftcard from Campus Quilt Co., and because I do some home training and carry my equipment from place to place, the TRX Home Training Bundle sounds awesome too!

  • Hello, Crabby! Hope you are already on the road and having a good time.

    I'm in the US, and any of these prizes would find a good home here or with my mom (she loves soy milk, dad is an Atkins fan).

    Thanks for being the best Crab I ever "met"!

  • From the US here.

    Ok so I'm interested in everything but the food/drinks except the milk one.

    That grand prize of the TRX system would be my dream. Got my fingers crossed on that one. Also the tshirt quilt is pretty sweet as well.

    Hope you enjoy your adventures on your trip.

  • I'm in the US and interested in the Vitalicious action (I've always wanted to try those), the headphones, the ME drinks and the yoga DVD. And of course that awesome TRX system, I can only imagine the fun (and possible pain) I could have with that.

  • Hi, I really do read CF every day! I'm in Massachusetts and am interested in (in order of preference): the TRX bundle, the Groove headphones, and the Pulse Yoga dvd. Many thanks, and have a fabulous trip!

  • OK...I'm a US resident and interested in the TRX, Yoga and ear buds and of course, anything to do with eating, but not so much for either of the drinks. Thanks!!!

    said Christy on October 19, 2009 at 6:59 AM
  • I'm in the US and I could really use the headphones and TRX... Atkins or vitalicious not so much.

    Thanks so much!

  • Okay, here's comment #1! I subscribe via Reader so I'm always checking in. But since kid#2 is due 10/27, here's hoping I'm online to catch the follow-up post!

    I'm in the US of course. The only prize I'm really not interested in is the quilt (because I'm a quilter and already made my own). The Atkins stuff would also be lower on my list. I'd be most most most interested in the headphones, the Vitalicious, and the ME beverages. (And of course the Grand Daddy prize!)

  • I'm here in the land where people like Rush get PAID to be flaming nutballs on the radio! And yep, I'm mostly not too picky...but would welcome "stuff to use" (the home work-out stuff, the yoga DVD, headphones, get the picture") over "stuff to put in my mouth".

    Google reader here and checking in daily.

  • Ohh fun. Earbuds sound like a fine idea to me. Thanks for doing this. :)

  • Cool...being a Canuck, I'm glad to see there are a few things in there for me :)
    I'd love the headphones. My old pair are dying and those are the sort that don't fall out of your ears when you workout...and any of those books look interesting too.
    Sign me up :)

  • I follow you, both blogs, I'm in the US :) and I would love love love the campus quilt or the headphones! Thanks and have a great trip!

  • I'm in the US. I've been wanting the TRX system since you reviewed it; it would be even better if I won it as a prize. I'd like the Vitalicious sampler delivered to my desk right now please. What? Can't do that?

    I work with a quilter who has filled my every quilting need and Soy milk tastes "off" to me, but I'd be very happy winning anything else. :)

  • I love giveaways!
    I'm in the US. and would be happy to win anything, just so I could say I won something. (Okay...anything but the Atkins bars. Not my cup o' tea.)

  • i live in the US- and i'm most interested in the vitalicious sampler!

    said Anonymous on October 19, 2009 at 9:11 AM
  • I would love to win the TRX system - maybe because I live in NashVegas (TN, USA) and am feeling bummed that I can't take my own road trip to the West Coast. Oh well, if I can't take a trip at least I can pretend I'm traveling while working out with such a light, road-worthy, versatile piece of equipment (or so I've heard - most likely from this very blog). I would also love to try the Vitalicious muffins and/or pretty much anything else on your list besides the headphones.
    Thanks and have fun!

    said Gayla B on October 19, 2009 at 9:18 AM
  • Hello - I just started following your blogs a few weeks ago looking for new motivation. You girls do an amazing job! Keep up the great work! I live in the US and would LOVE the TRX of course but if that gets taken the Yoga video would be fun or that Silk Milk. :-)

  • I'll give it a shoot.

    I live in the U.S.

    Wouldn't object to winning anything.

    We'll miss you Crabby!


    said Anonymous on October 19, 2009 at 9:57 AM
  • Color me interested! I'm in the
    US and would love the quilt, the TRX system, or the vitalicious package.

    Have fun, I just made that pilgrimage last weekend!

  • I'm in the US. I get you through my desktop RSS Bandit reader.

    I'll be honest, I have a TRX, but hubby keeps eyeing it and he is very hard on his toys so I don't want to share! Wouldn't mind winning one for him, I know TRX has a golf DVD and he is into golf.

    As for the other prizes, I'd say I'm particularly interested in the Pulse Yoga DVD, Groove headphones (I love the ear hanger type headphones and always need a new pair) and the books.

    But I'd take any of the food prizes to try out. Hubby would enjoy too.

    Although the T-shirt quilt sounds REALLY cool, I don't tend to keep my ratty old clothes around. I'm not that sentimental about fabric or clothes, I guess. Except for my Gray cat's old cat bed. He loved his Berber fleece. But I am NOT going to have his bed cut up!

    So I really think the quilt should best go to someone besides me. But I won't refuse it if I win it!

    said Anonymous on October 19, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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  • Woo Hoo, the chance to win anything is fine by me.

    I don't think I go a day without checking your blog.

    US resident.

    Cheers, have a lovely road trip.

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  • Wow, you are crazy!!! I don't know how you're going to keep track of all these entries, and preferences!

    I'm in the US. I would LOVE the TRX, Vitalicious (which I'm giving away on my blog right now, btw), the Yoga DVD, or the True North samples!!!

    Have a safe trip!!!

  • I live in the US.

    I would love the Vitalicious Sampler Pack, the headphones, the yoga dvd, Truth North sampler packs, Atkins sampler, ME drinks and the TRX.

    I'm afraid I don't really have a use for the T-Shirt Quilt, nor the books or soy milk.

    Thanks!! :D

  • Interested! US resident, follow you on google reader too!

    Interested in anything (especially the TRX kit!) except the $150 gift to the T-shirt quilt thing!

    THANKS! See you in November :)

  • Have a nice trip. I live in the US, and I'm particularly interested in the TRX system. T-shirt quilt would be nice too. I'd take a pass on the food prizes, though.

  • I note the irony in the products from "True North" not being shipped to Canada.....

    said Anonymous on October 19, 2009 at 12:31 PM
  • So...I'm not in the US, but I have family and friends in the US. So, should I win, I'd either give what I win to one of them, or have it shipped to my 'rents for myself to pickup the next time I'm visiting.

    And quite honestly, I'd love to win anything. Anything. You are so awesome for doing this!

  • In in the US (toasty warm AZ) and read you every day in my Google reader.

    I'd like the TRX system, Headphones, or the Yoga DVD in that order. Allergic to all the food... :-(


  • I'm in the US (wyoming). I'd be interested in the TRX, books, yoga, earbuds, and food samples, in that order.

  • Oooooooh....Prizes! Gotta say I'd love to have the TRX - living in the sticks doesn't make gym membership an option and the quilt would be awesome (so many favorite ((worn-out)) t-shirts that I could finally put to good use!) Can live without the soy milk but would be happy with a prize of any size or shape. I live in the good ole U-S-of-A so shipping should be a breeze. Will miss you but hope you have a spectacular trip Crabby!

    said AttaGirl on October 19, 2009 at 2:04 PM
  • I'm interested! I'd love to have:
    *T-shirt quilt
    *True North

    I'll pass on the Atkins bars.

    said Gretchen on October 19, 2009 at 3:58 PM
  • Sweet!

  • OH!OH!OH!!!! i wanna win!!!
    but not the soymilk, books, or quilt, please.

    said Anonymous on October 19, 2009 at 4:18 PM
  • Oh, tricky tricky with the double commenting. Good idea. I too have you in my Google Reader, and I've even commented a couple of times. :)

    I'm in the US, in sunny Las Vegas if you end up over this way and want a native tour guide.

    I personally would love the TRX Bundle and the T-shirt Quilt the most, followed by the Groove headphone since my ears are too small for normal in-the-ear things.

    I wouldn't have a current use for the Yoga DVD or the Atkins snacks though.

    Have fun!


    I would love to win the books!

    said Anonymous on October 19, 2009 at 6:18 PM
  • Last election, Kentucky was still in the US.

    So we have to be alert to enter this contest? Since I usually read CF while drinking my first cups of coffee, that might not work.

    I'd be most interested in the TRX or the headphones. The food, without being able to read the labels, is all too likely to have things I'm allergic to in it (the soy milk obviously does! Soy.)

    Mary Anne in Kentucky

  • US Resident here. I'm interested in Silk Heart Health Soy Milk!

  • I'm Canadian, eh? It looks like the prizes available to the likes of myself are the books and the headphones, both of which I am interested in. In particular, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz is more up my alley than the other two tomes although I would love those headphones the most! Thanks for the opportunity, Cranky!

  • I am a regular RSS reader from the US. I am interested in the TRX system, Groove Headphones, and the Pulse Yoga DVD. I just made myself a quilt just like the giveaway, that would be best given to someone who could use it. Thanks for the great giveaway, and have an awesome trip!

  • I wub you, Crabby! and i still live in the US :)

    I'd be thrilled if i were to win the yoga dvd, the headphones, the vitalicious or the soy milk... now i just have to rememebr to comment again!

  • I'm a US resident...i wouldn't mind winning anything:) I'm interested in the Vitalicious, the Pulse Yoga DVD, the TRX system, and the headphones...

  • Of course I'm interested! Cranky is one of the first things I read when I get to work in the morning. I'm in the US and would put the TRX on top of the list of I wants! The headphones are on the bottom, the muffins and books would go somewhere in between.

  • I'm a US resident.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway. I'm pretty much interested in everything, maybe a little less so in the quilt shirt thing and the soy milk. But beggars can't be choosers!

  • I am so very very interested and in need of something to kick my healthy living back to life! I'm a US resident and I would love anythng but the Atkins bars, the Four Agreements book (I already have it) or the Silk (Silk and the Atkins bars do not agree with me). Thanks so much! If you have to limit what you enter me in, my top ones are the TRX (Woot!), Pulse Yoga (Woot 2!) or the Headphones (mine are horrible and tend to come loose with vigorous exercise! Woot 3!). 8)

  • I'm a regular U.S. reader. Although, I admit, I have you on my google reader so I only come to the site to read comments :-) Well, and leave comments, too, of course.

    I'll try not to be too picky about the prizes. Although, I admit I'm skeptical about the food and beverages. I don't do artificial sweeteners so if any of those are lurking in there then I wouldn't eat them. But, I'm sure I could find someone who would! Also, I have the world's smallest ears and head and most headphones don't work for me. But, again, I'd find a use for 'em :-)

    Enjoy your road trip!

  • You take the prize in presenting this awesome giveaway!

    I am a devoted "Crankly" follower, residing in the U.S.A.

    I am most interested in the t-shirt quilt. I have so many running/race t-shirts, it would be super to have them made in a cool quilt (but I would also be excited to win any of the other items as well!).
    Thank you and have a super trip!

  • Awesome giveaway. You are on my google reader. Live in the United States. I would be happy if I won anything actually.

    -The TRX system is awesome to build me some muscles.
    -I love Vitatops for desserts at night.
    -I can use some Silk milk in my morning oats.
    -I can do the Pulse Yoga at home when I'm too lazy to hit the gym.
    -Earbuds are great for listening to my tunes at the gym.
    -The quilt can keep me warm
    -ME drinks looks interesting -- never tried, never even heard of it.

    said Anonymous on October 20, 2009 at 3:00 PM
  • Wow! This is an awesome giveaway and I think your twist on the rules is a great idea. I live in the U.S. and would be happy to win any of those prizes! Thanks so much for the opportunity.

    said Laura E on October 20, 2009 at 3:48 PM
  • Man, in spite of the new rules, you sure do make it easy to get free stuff. Count me in!

    I'm in the US, and I have been drooling over the TRX ever since I took a class during a trial gym membership. Didn't keep the gym, but would LURVE to have a TRX of my very own. (I'll hug it, and kiss it, and squeeze it... Okay, maybe not. But I bet I could totally crack you up with a video, based on my Jo-like gracefulness!)

    Have fun on your trip! If you need any recommendations on where to totally blow your good eating habits in SF, I'm your guy.

  • US reader here. Would especially love the TRX and Vitalicious prizes, but everything sounds great!

    xmeliss182x (at) yahoo (dot) com

    said Melissa on October 20, 2009 at 8:26 PM
  • Great giveaway! I'm in the US (TN), and am interested in all of the items except the quilt and books (already have plenty of quilts, and probably won't get around to reading the books).

    Have a great trip

  • Hi Cranky! I think we deserve a prize just for reading all the fine print for this give-away ;) I kid, I kid.
    Yes, I'm a US resident, you're on my google reader.
    The prizes I'm very interested in are: TRX, Vitalicious, Green Mountain books, True North snacks, headphones & soymilk.
    Great give-away!

  • Have a good trip! I'm in the US. I liked your review of the TRX, so I'm interested in the TRX and the Pulse Yoga DVD.

    said ErinA in Seattle on October 22, 2009 at 12:14 PM
  • I've added you all to the Google Reader, and you know where I live.

    The TRX looks awesome, as does the Vitalicious sampler.

    I already have all the Green Mountain books (and I haven't even been there!), and personally, I like those huge over-the-ear phones the baby is wearing. :-)

  • This is a great giveaway! I am a US resident and I have wanted to try TRX for the longest time!I am also a big fan of the Vitalicious products.

  • Hi Cranky! I'm incredibly easy, I like everything. (Including your blog...WAIT. I meant to say, I'm incredibly discerning and picky, which is why I like your blog.) And I think of your blog every time I see Rachel Maddow on tv. In the US. Where I live.

    said Sarah Johnson on October 27, 2009 at 9:28 PM
  • US reader here...and frankly, I'd be thrilled to win anything (I'm easy like that) so I'm crossing my fingers on this awesome giveaway!

  • You totally got my attention!! :) I now follow and I am in the U S of A I found you through a fellow. I am interested in teh vitalicous, the soy milk and the ME drinks :)

  • Oh awesome! I am adding Cranky Fitness Reviews to my google reader in addition to the main site, because I don't know how I missed this one when you first posted it. Anyhoodle.

    My prize preferences, with the things I most want first: TRX Home Training bundle (awesome), Vitalicious super sampler pack, Groove headphones, Pulse yoga DVD, True north sample packs, Soy milk, Atkins sampler, Me beverage thingies, Tshirt quilt, Green Mountain spa books.

    Woohoo! *crossing fingers*

  • I really, truly, desperately (like I may have to go out and buy my own..) want to win the TRX.

    However, since the odds do not favor that, I would ecstatic to win the ear buds, the soy milk (I heart SILK soy milk), or the pistachio chips.

  • Hello, my name is Joshua and I'm interested in winning free stuff. I linked over from Charlotte's corner of the blogosphere. Been lurking for a little bit.

    Let's see...US.
    Interests...anything but food; I'm too picky. But if you send food, I'll take it.

    I love the background in The Lobster picture from yesterday's post (10.28). Was the first picture from the trip as well?

  • I actually haven't been reading as regularly as I used to...between work and the fact I went back to school....and..and.. I have missed it and promise to check in everyday from now on. My preference would be the TRX or the Yoga DVD. I don't have shirts to use for the quilt and I don't like sweetened beverages unless they have booze in them (is that wrong?).

  • I don't know how I missed this original post, but I definitely would like the TRX thingy. I'm in the US

  • Okay, I know I posted before - but here's the skinny. I'm in the US and I want that TRX like it's candy. Speaking of candy, I love vitamuffins. I didn't express this properly earlier. So there.

  • I am in the US, following you on Google Reader, and interested in the TRX (made of awesome), the Vitalicious, the yoga DVD, and the earbuds. Although they are all very cool prizes. Great giveaway!!

  • I'm here all the did I miss this?? Thanks for giving us unobservent slackers another chance :)
    I'm interested. U.S. resident. I didn't see one I didn't got a great package going on there.

  • Count me in. USA.
    The Groove earphones and yoga would be great. I would give TRX a try.

    Although the quilt is a great idea, I don't have anything to assemble for it.


  • I'm interested! I'm in the US and read the blog on Google Reader. I'd really like the TRX Home Training Bundle or the Pulse Yoga DVD because I can't afford a gym membership at the moment, but it all looks great!

  • I'm the US! I would take any of the prizes, although the TRX system would be super awesome. :)

  • I am so in! I am especially excited about the groove headphones. I have problems with buds, they just DON'T fit in!

  • This is great! I am a U.S. resident. I am especially interesting in the TRX since I don't have any fitness equipment, but only rely on my body weight as resistance.

  • Just catching up on my Google Reader (where I follow you faithfully...although I seem to be a bit behind)and would love to enter your giveaway. I'd be especially thrilled to win the TRX Home Training Bundle or the Pulse Yoga dvds (recently started practicing!). Thanks for the opportunity; I hope your road trip is going well!

    P.S. I am a US resident.

  • I love your super-sneaky way to award your regular readers!

    My Giveaway Preference:

    1) The TRX Home Training Bundle
    2) Vitalicious Super Sampler Pack!
    3) The Diet Survivor's Handbook, by Judith Matz and Ellen Frankel
    4) The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, by Don Miguel Ruiz.

    said Anonymous on November 2, 2009 at 5:54 PM
  • I'm interested. I'm in the US and I would love to try the Vitalicious, the Yoda DVD and the headphones, along with most anything else! Thanks! :)

  • Hey Crabby. I'd love to win the TRX, quilt, and those vitalicious look yum too. So yeah, I'm not picky. And I'm in the US.

    said Anonymous on November 2, 2009 at 7:39 PM
  • I will comment as one of the Canadians, and I so need headphones that will not pop out while I am running on the treadmill. I am going to fall to my death one day while tripping over my current head phones while trying to pick them up from some where around my ankles, stuff them back in my ears at an 8.0 run. I am only 5' tall so 8.0 is fast for me.

  • Whu....jeez, Cranky, I'm a regular, but I am sooo confused, and my caffeine hasn't kicked in yet....umm, some Vitalicious muffins sound good, and a TRX trainer thingy...

    said dragonmamma/naomi on November 3, 2009 at 4:43 AM
  • I read Cranky Fitness on Google Reader and am a US resident.

    I am most interested in the Vita Tops and muffins! I cannot find them anywhere in my area, and I have always wanted to try them!

    The headphones are nice too!

  • Cranky reader from Madison, Wi. I read from Bloglines, when bloglines actually does what it is supposed to do. I will definitely take anything you have to offer, but of course the TRX is coveted. Safe travels

  • Hi, I am an RSS subscriber, here in the USA.

    In addition to preferring the grand prize (of course), I would have a first choice of the Vitalicious Super Sampler Pack, the Pulse Yoga I Basic DVD, and True North Sample Packs.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Oooh, Crabby, I hope you're having a fantastic trip-- even though the Maine results are disheartening... I never commment, but read in clumps-- not at all for a coupla weeks, then all the new posts since I last read.
    I'm in the US. I'm not so hot for the quilt (I make my own), but would be _thrilled_ with anything else. Thrilled, I tell you! ;-)


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