Thursday, August 12, 2010

Big Gu Giveaway

Oh yes. It’s that time. Just what you’ve all been waiting for. The reviews are done and now it’s time for one of you lucky lucks to get hooked up. Seriously hooked up.

I heard from Scott at Outside Pr yesterday and he said let’s give away “a mix of all the flavors and products you tried.” (AWWW YEAH!)

So let’s recap for those of you who might be newly joining us or perhaps can’t quite remember what exactly that mix would include. You can catch up on the reviews by clicking here. But in the meantime, here’s a list of what I tried:

Gu Energy Gels

  • Chocolate Outrage
  • Espresso Love
  • Strawberry Banana
  • Lemon Sublime
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Mint Chocolate
  • Jet Blackberry
  • Mandarin Orange **NEW FLAVOR**

Gu Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gels

  • Pineapple
  • Vanilla Orange
  • Blueberry Pomegranate

Gu Chomps

  • Cranberry Apple
  • Blueberry Pomegranate
  • Orange
  • Strawberry

Gu Electrolyte Brew

  • Lemon Lime
  • Blueberry Pomegranate

Gu Recovery Brew

  • Strawberry Watermelon
  • Orange Pineapple

Alright come on now. Who loves ya baby? Actually, it’s Outside PR and Gu. I have no real power over the distribution of free Gu Products. I’m just the middle man. So feel free to shower your thanks and praises upon them.

And yep. For those of you who read my Gu Energy Gel review and are wondering how I got my hot little hands on some Mint Chocolate and Jet Blackberry since they don’t carry those flavors at my local store and I didn’t initially receive them, you’ll be happy to know that Scott came to my short long run rescue and sent me some to try.

And can I just say: Oh. My. Word. Don’t be surprised if there’s a future post about me on a dark desperate night lying on the couch surrounded by empty Mint Chocolate Gu packets or a specially ordered box for specific use of frosting my birthday cake. Easily, this one has slipped up and knocked Vanilla Bean off the top slot and you know how I feel about Vanilla Bean (if not, click here at your own risk. But be forewarned, your opinion of me may never be the same).

And Jet Blackberry? Well, that one rocks too. Doesn’t quite surpass Vanilla Bean, but definitely takes the bronze. I’m thinking it’s not that my running store doesn’t carry those flavors after all. More like they can’t keep them on the shelves. So so yummy.

But let’s get on with the giveaway details, shall we? Please let me know via the comments how many times and in what ways you’ve entered. Only one comment is necessary. Some day I’ll use random.org like the rest of you, but for now, I like giving my 4 year old the thrill of picking the winner out of a big bowl of names. (Actually, I keep the bowl for about a week and randomly reward her for things by letting her pick “another winner.” She has no idea there’s only one. She is a little miffed though that she’s never picked her own name or anyone she knows for that matter. But I digress…)

Required to Enter:

1. Become a follower of this blog or let me know if you already are one and you’d like a chance at the Gu care package that Scott’s putting together.

Additional Entries (each worth one additional entry):

1. Leave me a totally random fact about you. (Just for fun. Let’s see what sort of crazies we’re dealing with here :-) And don’t just put, I have blue eyes. Tell us something a little more interesting. No offense to people with blue eyes btw.)

2. Like Outside PR on Facebook

3. Like Gu on Facebook

4. Like Secrets of A Running Mom on Facebook

5. Suggest Secrets of A Running Mom to your friends.

5. Update your FB Status about this contest. (NOTE: But you must say something more creative than Gu Giveaway and the link. I don’t care what, but make it interesting, include the link and leave what you wrote in the comment.)

6. Follow Outside PR on Twitter

7. Follow Gu on Twitter

8. Follow me on Twitter

9. Tweet about this contest (Ditto on #5.)

10. Blog about this contest (adding to your giveaway section counts)

11. Add me to your blog roll

12. Email your friends about the contest

13. Tell your friends in person about the contest

14. Go add something funny that you’ve said to your kids to my funny things parents say post here.

15. Come hang out with me on the Daily Mile.

**PHEW** Ok that’s really a lot of ways to enter. But you don’t have to do them all, I just wanted to give you some options. Serious options. Plus some of you might be on Twitter but not FB or vice versa. And for those of you who are going to do the work and do them all, well why not reward you with a few more entries then eh?

So that’s the deal. If you already have become a FB fan, Twitter Follower, etc, just let me know and that will count too. All entries must be received by 11:59PM on Thursday, August 26th and the winner (sorry only one) will be announced on Friday, August 27th. They’ll have 48 hours to respond and if they do not, we’ll pick another.

Good luck!

'Til next time...

130 comments:

S Club Mama said...

I am a follower and would love to win this Gu pack!

S Club Mama said...

Random fact: I "type" with my toes. For whatever reason, sometimes when I watch tv or read something, a word sticks in my head. Then I air type (for lack of a better phrase) it with my toes (like you would type it with your fingers). Totally weird, right?

S Club Mama said...

I like Outside PR on FB

S Club Mama said...

I like Gu on FB

S Club Mama said...

I like SoaRM on FB

Karen said...

I'm a follower.

Karen said...

Weird fact about me: I tap my teeth when I'm thinking.

Michelle said...

I'm already a follower and would love to have this Gu package!!

Random fact - I played rugby in college!

I linked you on my sidebar.
I follow you on Twitter
I follow Gu on Twitter

track coach and adorable wife said...

I'm a follower! I've never tried GU and I really want to win this!
1.I have most episodes of "Friends" memorized and can relate most real life situations back to the show.
2. I like you on FB
3. I like GU on FB
4. I like outside pr on FB
5. You are on my blog roll
6. I have your giveaway linked on my blog.
7. I hang with you on Daily Mile

Angie Bishop said...

1. I just went to get some ice out of my freezer and thought it might be a random fact that I have a placenta in a plastic Glad container in my freezer awaiting a tree to be planted under :)
2. I like Outside PR on Facebook!
3. I like GU on facebook too!
4. I like Secrets of a Running Mom on facebook too!
5. I follow Outside PR on twitter
6. I follow GU on twitter too!
7. I tweeted about this giveaway!!
8. I follow you on twitter too!
9. I posted a link to my blogs sidebar about this giveaway!
10. You are on my blog roll already!

Kathryn said...

1. I am a follower
1. (again, since you have two!) I like to put potato chips on my sandwich.
15. I just friended you on Daily Mile.

You can buy the Jet Blackberry flavors here? Also they were giving them as part of the fuel stop at the Chicago RnR half two weekends ago.

Denita said...

I'm a brand spankin' new follower! Random fact...I won a contest (years ago) and got to appear in an Aretha Franklin in a music video called, "Jimmy Lee."

Maria@HuffandBuff said...

I follow your blog and would love a chance to win.

Interesting fact: I speak italian. Aww, you caught me, I'm not that interesting.

I like Outside PR on Facebook

I like Gu on Facebook

I Like Secrets of A Running Mom on Facebook

I follow Outside PR on Twitter

I follow Gu on Twitter

I follow you on Twitter

I blogged 8/13/10 post at www.huffandbuff.com

You are on my blog roll

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

1. I am a follower

1. Random fact about me. I fell on a metal barn roof as a young child and cut my knee to the bone. I got up pushed the skin back in place and kept playing. I still have the smiley shaped scar on my knee.

2. I like Outside PR on FB but I will LOVE them if I win ;-)

3. I like Gu on FB and ditto the above comment.

11. You are in my blog roll.

15. Daily Mile friend too.

WannabeRunner said...

1. I'm a follower :)
2. Random fact: I'm Estonian. Betchya don't meet many of those!
3. I suggested Secrets of a Running Mom to my friends.
4. You're on my blog roll
5. You're on my giveaway list
6. Emailed friends about the contest
7. Told someone in person about the contest

Laurie said...

I'm a follower & you're on my blogroll. I also linked your giveaway on my sidebar. In addition, I like you on Facebook. I like Gu and Outside PR too. :) Random fact... hmm, I'm addicted to Converse shoes, if I see any one sale in my size, I have a hard time passing them up. I currently have 9 pair!

Whew.. that's 7 entries. Hooray! Thanks for the chance. :)

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

Already a follower!

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

1. Random: I make lattes for a living.
2. "Liked" Outside PR on FB
3. "Like" GU on FB
4. "Liked" you on FB
5. Linked to your giveaway on my blog
6. Already a friend on DM

Love your blog. Thanks for the awesome contest!

Kelli said...

1. I am a follower!

2. Random Fact - When I was in 7th grade I feel off a 10 ft. high wall at the community swimming pool into a big pile of mud, in front of the guy I was trying to impress. It was terrible.

3. Liked Outside PR on Facebook

4. Liked Gu on Facebook

5. Already like Secrets of a Running Mom on facebook

6. Suggested Secrets of A Running Mom to my friends.

7. Updated my FB Status about this contest. - "GuGuGu GuGuGu GuGu Gu Gu Gu, GuGuGu GuGuGu GuGu Gu Gu Gu, GuGuGu GuGuGu GuGu Gu Gu Gu, GuGuGuuuuuu GuGu Gu Gu Gu (um that's the Lone Ranger Theme Song, in Gu) See Gu give-a-way below. But don't enter. Cause I want it all for myself."

8. Following Outside PR on Twitter

9. Following Gu on Twitter

10. Already following you on Twitter

11. Tweeted about this contest - "Gu Giveaway @ www.runfastmommy.com which you want to check out and not enter because you love me and want to better my odds of winning..."

12. Blogged about this contest

13. Already on my blog roll

14. Emailed my friends about the contest

15. Told 2 of my friends in person about the contest (most of my friends are far away....)

16. Already hanging with you on the Daily Mile.

*~* *~* *~* *~* *~* Tracy said...

1. I'm a follower!
2. I have a tatoo (which may not seem like a big deal, but to my conservative southern family, it was a crisis of epic proportion)
3. I like Outside PR on FB
4. I like GU on FB
5. I like you on FB
6. I updated my status with - "Secrets of a Running Mom is having a massive Gu giveaway. The words 'massive' and 'Gu' in one sentence is a good thing...in this case"
7. I linked this on my blog
8. You're on my blogroll
9. I hang with you on DM

shannonsfoodruns said...

mmmmm, gu! Lemon Sublime is my fav!

1. I'm a follower!
2. Random fact: As a kid, one year I was part of the first place drama team at the North American Irish Stepdancing Championship in Orlando. The drama category involves acting out a play using Irish Dance instead of words. I was a starfish. It was epic.

Berryfine said...

I am a follower!

Berryfine said...

I linked you on my blog!
http://fromfat2fab2009.blogspot.com/p/contests.html

Runners Fuel said...

I'm a follower
Ilike to run with my Garmin and mp3 at all times
I like all 3 of you on facebook

Runners Fuel said...

I have added this link to my blog.

ann said...

1. i follow you
2. i liked gu on facebook
3. i liked outside PR on FB
4. Random fact? Hmmmm: I have a profound hearing loss in my right ear, since birth. not many people know......i compensate well :)

Jenna Z said...

Today is Friday the 13th and I was born on Friday the 13th! (But in march, not august)

Jenna Z said...

I like Gu on facebook!

Jenna Z said...

I follow you on twitter

Jenna Z said...

I follow Gu on twitter.co

Jenna Z said...

I follow Outside PR on twitter.

Jenna Z said...

I added you as a daily mile friend!c

runRedrun said...

I follow you in my google reader and I would love to get some more GU -- I just ran out.

Theresa said...

I am now:
1. Following your blog
2. Like you on FB
3. Like Gu on FB
4. Like Outside PR on FB

something interesting about myself... I dread Easter because I am HOPELESSY addicted to Cadburry Cream Eggs and it takes a mountain of strength to walk past one without buying and eating it.

Thanks and love your blog. I'll link to you from mine which is http://reesagirl.blogspot.com (it's called My C25K journey, going from fat to fit)

Judy said...

1) I already follow
2) You're already on my blog roll
3) Fine, I'll finally submit and "Like" you on FB. :)
4) and I'll suggest you to some friends
5) My random fact - I am of the opinion that Chips and Salsa should replace wine and waffers at communion. I'm totally serious about this.

Heather said...

I'm already a follower and would love to win this, it's awesome!!

Heather said...

An interesting random fact about me? My 3rd son was born in our minivan on the way to the hospital.

Heather said...

I Like Outside PR on Facebook.

Heather said...

I Like Gu on Facebook.

Heather said...

I Like Secrets of A Running Mom on Facebook.

Heather said...

I Follow Outside PR on Twitter.

Heather said...

I Follow Gu on Twitter.

Heather said...

I Follow You on Twitter.

Heather said...

You're on my blogroll.

Heather said...

We hang out on the Daily Mile.

Zaneta said...

Required
1. I am a follower! :D

Additional Entries
1. Crazy fact: I knit and crochet and i'm only 23 :D
2. I like outside pr on facebook
3. I LOVE Gu on facebook ;)
4. i like secrets of a running mom on facebook
6. I follow Outside PR on twitter
7. I follow GU on twitter
8. I follow you on twitter. I'm superwoman4002 on twitter if you want to follow me too :)
10. I linked to your giveaway on my sidebar on my blog! http://zanetaruns.blogspot.com

Thanks for all the ways to enter! :D

Andrea @ See it! Love it! Win it! said...

I'm a follower and I would love to try some of these! I'm new to running and am all about finding new, great stuff!

Extra entries...

1. I'm 30 and can still wear kids sized shoes!

2. I Like Outside PR on facebook.

3. I Like Gu on facebook.

4. I Like Secrets of a Running Mom on Facebook.

5. I follow Outside PR on Twitter.

6. I follow GU on Twitter.

7. I follow you on Twitter.

8. I tweeted this giveaway! http://twitter.com/jeremynandrea

Molly said...

I follow you, and I love GU!

Molly said...

I like outside PR on twitter!

Molly said...

follow Gu on twitter!

Molly said...

follow YOU on twitter!

Molly said...

I've lived in NY state my whole life, but I move cities every five years! We just reached the five year mark in Syracuse, and I think we're staying.

Jennifer Jones said...

1. Like Outside PR on FB
2. Like GU on FB
3. Like You on FB
4. Suggested Secrets...to friends
5. Follow Outside PR onTwitter
6. follow GU on Twitter
7. Follow you on Twitter!
8. Emailed friends!
9. told Friends!
10. I added a funny kid post
11. I'm a friend on Daily Mile - but I need to start using it!

jamie.louise said...

I follow you

GU FB fan

Your FB fan

Told my neighbor about GU AND about your blog

I once drove my car into an irrigation canal.

Momma On The Run said...

I am a follower and would love this Gu care package!!

Momma On The Run said...

I like outside PR on facebook!

Momma On The Run said...

I like GU on Facebook!

Momma On The Run said...

I like SOARM on Facebook!

Sam's Minions (aka parents- Angie and Brian) said...

I follow the blog.

wilberta2006@yahoo.com

mommaof3ontherun said...

Total entries = 9

1. I love trash novels. The less brain power needed to read, the better.
2. I like outside pr on fb
3. already like gu on fb
4. like you on fb
6 follow outside pr on twitter
7 follow gu on twitter
8 follow you on twitter
14. posted
15. see you on dm!

daysrun said...

I am a follower.

Random fact: I ruptured my ear drums as a child and now I suffer from tinnitus. Because of it I learned how to read lips.

daysrun said...

Added link to my sidebar.

Love the mint chocolate!

Laura said...

1. I follow you.
2. I blogged about you: http://authenticliving.blogspot.com/2010/08/could-it-be-its-raining-gu.html
3. I posted your give away on FB
4. I like Gu on FB
5. I like YOU on FB
6. I follow you on twitter
7. Left a comment on your funny things we say to kids post
8. added you on daily mile
9. random fact: I have slept w/ earplugs since my kids second week of life. Man those little bitty babies make lots of noise when they sleep! :)

Lindsey said...

I'm a fan!

Lindsey said...

I like Outside PR on FB.

Lindsey said...

Random fact: I grind my teeth. But not only do I grind my teeth, but I count while I'm doing it so that I grind the same number of times on both sides.
It's ridiculous, I know, but most of the time I don't even know I'm doing it.

Lindsey said...

I like Gu on facebook.

Lindsey said...

I liked you on facebook:)

Lindsey said...

and I added you to the giveaways on my blog!

Caratunk Girl said...

Hey I asked my followers to double their pleasure (chances!) on my blog with a link to your contest! This isn't an entry (ya know, since we have the same contest going on and all), but wanted to let you know.

Kelly said...

I am a follower.

Kelly said...

Random fact: I always try to find meaning in the word verification "word" you have to type when you leave a comment...I rarely can figure it out, but sometimes I get really great ones. The one for my last comment here was salitypo which is clearly "salty poo", the kind of poo that you get when you eat too many chips.

Kelly said...

I follow Outside PR on twitter.

Kelly said...

I follow Gu on Twitter.

Kelly said...

I now follow you on twitter (@trimommykelly)

Kimberly said...

Random thing: I am terrified of birds. Seriously terrified of them to the point that the hairs on my arm stand when I hear one chirp. I'm such a weirdo.

Kimberly said...

I like OutsidePR on FB.

Kimberly said...

I like Gu on FB.

Kimberly said...

I like Secrets of a Running Mom on FB.

Kimberly said...

I follow OutsidePR on Twitter (@redheadrunswild).

Kimberly said...

I follow Gu on Twitter (@redheadrunswild).

Kimberly said...

I follow you on Twitter (@redheadrunswild).

Kimberly said...

Added link to the contest on my blog.

Kimberly said...

I added you to my blog roll.

Kimberly said...

I added you as a friend on Daily Mile.

Kat Moving Forward said...

And linked this contest to my blog.

Canadian runner said...

1. I am follower of your blog
2. I follow Outside PR on twitter
3. I follow you on twitter
4. I added you to my blog giveaway section
5. Added you to my blog roll
6. I told my running girls about your blog and this contest. We agreed to share!
7. I posted it on twitter

Random fact.... I have a tattoo that very few people know about or have seen, including my family.

misszippy said...

I'm a follower
I like you on FB
I like Outside PR on FB
I like GU on FB
posting on my blog
Random fact: I can't drink anything in the a.m. until I have brushed my teeth!

Alanna said...

Total entries: 6 (THANKS!)

Required:
- I'm already a follower which is great since I really want a whole ton of GU!

Additional:
- Random fact: I got a black eye in grade 6 from chasing a boy, slipping, and falling into the side of my teachers car.
- I like OutsidePR on fb.
- I like GU on fb.
- Linked on my sidebar.
- Already have you on my blogroll.

Christa said...

I just became an offical follower- even though I have been following you for a while

Additional:
Random fact- I am one of the Chicago Marathon runner diary writers this year

I like GU on facebook
I like you on Facebook
Have you on my blogroll (runmommyrun4.blogspot.com

runodonnell said...

1. I'm following your blog
2. Random fact: when I was in jr. high, my uncle ran over my foot with his car as I was getting in the back seat after a football game. To this day he denies it....even though I was on crutches for a week.
15. We hang out on Daily Mile

Sam's Minions (aka parents- Angie and Brian) said...

I moved to CO without knowing anyone and not having a job lined up.

wilberta2006@yahoo.com

Sam's Minions (aka parents- Angie and Brian) said...

Like Secrets of A Running Mom on Facebook
angela wilson

wilberta2006@yahoo.com

Sam's Minions (aka parents- Angie and Brian) said...

I hang out with you on the Daily Mile.

Run-Glr-Run

wilberta2006@yahoo.com

runningwithababyonboard said...

i'm a follower and love reading your blog!

runningwithababyonboard said...

i liked you on facebook (apparently i did it well before this...)

runningwithababyonboard said...

i liked gu on fb

runningwithababyonboard said...

you're on my blog roll.

runningwithababyonboard said...

Random fact about me: I'm a redhead and married a redhead for fear that all redheads would be extinct someday (I also happen to love him. lol). I swear I read it in National Geographic...
Another random fact is that I'm known to misremember facts by all my friends. But I'm pretty sure the red head extinction thing is true...

runningwithababyonboard said...

You're on my blog roll.

runningwithababyonboard said...

I added your contest to my blog... although I'm a new blogger, so I don't have to many followers yet (collective awwww...). I could use some friends... snif, snif...

runningwithababyonboard said...

I liked Outside PR on FB.

Kayla said...

1. follower
2.like outside pr on fb
3 like secrets of a running mom on fb
4. like gu on fb
5.i'm your daily mile friend
6. linking on my sidebar

Kayla said...

I forgot an interesting thing about me! Ummm...when I was around age 4, I was going to the kitchen for supper and walking past a doorway. At the exact time I was walking past the door, my brother swung it open. I was the perfect height and got close-lined. Doorknob right to the eye...left a nice mark for a week or so. I like to make fun of him for giving his little sister a black eye.

JenniferLeah said...

I am now (officially)a follower of your blog~I thought I was already but hmmmm, I wasn't. Imagine that!!
Nice new updates by the way-looking snazzy!

JenniferLeah said...

Random Fact: I decided to make my random fact GU related in line with your awesome giveaway.
I have NEVER tried GU or any other kind of "energy" supplement. I am an "eating clean" kinda girl and always avoided those things HOWEVER, since my long runs were getting up there (18/20) pre-injury and I can only fit so many raisins in my Nathan Speed 2 I decided to give them a whirl.
I would LOVE to win some to try it out :)

JenniferLeah said...

I am not on FB not do I Tweet but I will put a link on MY blog to your contest :)
check it out at milesmusclesmommyhood.blogspot.com

JenniferLeah said...

We are friends on DailyMile!!

JenniferLeah said...

You are now on my blogroll...

JenniferLeah said...

I emailed my (running/athlete) friends about this giveaway

The Turtle said...

I'm a follower and would love to win some Gu.

Holly said...

I totally follow and want a shot @ the GU pkg!

Holly said...

Fact: I have 7 houseplants -- in an apartment.

Holly said...

Already like outside PR on Twitter

Holly said...

Follow Gu on twitter

Holly said...

I follow you on twitter

Holly said...

Tweeted it out!

Holly said...

You are on my blogroll

Holly said...

Follow you on DM!

Melanie said...

I'm a brand-spankin-new runner, and a brand-spankin-new follower!

MarciaG said...

I like Outside PR on FB

MarciaG said...

LIKE Gu on FB

MarciaG said...

i follow you on Twitter.

MarciaG said...

I like SOARM on FB

MarciaG said...

I follow this blog!

MarciaG said...

Random fact: I love bread and butter chips ( pickles), and probably could eat a whole jar in one setting. Pretty proud of this fact.

The Nichols Family said...

Hey I just found your blog by google and it is just the info that I need. I ran a 1/2 in Oct 2008 but just signed up to run the Kiawah Island Marathon. I NEED THE GU!!!!
I am following you on your blog/twitter/facebook!

THanks so much!

EricaH said...

1. I'm a follower and would love to increase my GU stash.
2.I liked outsidepr on fb
3. i like GU on fb
4. I follow outsidepr on twitter @erica_h
5. I follow GU on twitter
6. I follow you on twitter

Lindsey said...

I told my friend about the contest!

Kadie said...

I am a follower and I would love to win the Gu!

I have added this to my giveway list on my blog!

We are already daily mile friends!

You are already on my blog roll!

Random fact: I grew up in a semi truck. ;o)