I Am Giving Away A Pedometer!

December 13, 2007 · 21 comments

UPDATE - This contest is now closed. Thanks to all who participated. The winner will be announced later today. If you are still interested in getting one it isn’t too late - Click Here to see how to buy one from Amazon.

Omron Pedometer

I bought this Omron HJ-720ITC Pedometer a couple of months ago but only used it a few times. That’s not indicative of the pedometer - it is the top ranked pedometer in it’s class on Amazon - it’s a reflection of me alone. I just didn’t use it like I thought I would.

So it has been sitting on the shelf along with everything it came with, including registration card. This is a $50 unit (can be had for around $30 on Amazon now).

I’ve decided that this would make a great giveaway here on John is Fit.  My goal with this giveaway is two-fold - first and foremost, to give this pedometer away to a very deserving reader; second, to see if I can’t lure over some new readers.  They say prizes will do that!

So, here is the deal.  I’m starting this contest on the morning of December 13th and it will conclude on the morning of December 20th.  One week.  All you have to do to have a chance to win the pedometer (I’ll cover shipping costs to anywhere in the world too) is to write an article on your blog where you link to this contest (http://www.johnisfit.com/2007/12/13/i-am-giving-away-a-pedometer/).  If it’s easier, write and link about another article on here - as long as you also link to this page you are eligible.  I’m looking for creativity and interest, and in particular something that might drive new readers to my little corner of the web.  After the week is up I will pick the top 5 most creative or otherwise enjoyable links and then randomly choose one of those bloggers as the winner.

If I get less than 5 people to link to me in a week I’ll start eating Oreos until I get 5!  I’m counting on you to keep me away from the cookies!

For some additional information on digital pedometers, check out my pedometer reviews.

Like This Post? Give me the thumbs up 


Vilma December 13, 2007 at 10:34 am

This is an awesome idea John!!! :D

Lesha December 13, 2007 at 12:02 pm
JoLynn Braley December 13, 2007 at 2:28 pm

Hey John, I’m not taking resposibility for your Oreo eating! (LOL!) I’m sure you’re just kidding about that, you’re doing so good with your progress, keep it up! :)

Diana Young December 13, 2007 at 8:20 pm

Step away from the oreos John.

Chris Davis December 13, 2007 at 11:21 pm

Hey John,

If you’re looking to get some more exposure for your blog and some more readers, I have an interesting idea for you. Check out this article:


Performancing.com is a high-traffic blog and they are looking for some bloggers to interview. If they select you, they will interview you and then post the interview on their site, which will be read by many folks.

I think yours is a good story and has news appeal, so I think you have a good chance of being interviewed by them.

Give it a shot!


workout mommy December 13, 2007 at 11:37 pm

ha! you crack me up with the oreo comment!!!

Fat Man December 14, 2007 at 7:12 pm

Hmm, I could use one of those…I may take you up on the offer.

TB-Milwaukee December 15, 2007 at 1:01 am

Can we have a choice between the pedometer and the oreos?

TB-Milwaukee December 15, 2007 at 5:17 pm

I’m in!! Got it on my blog today.

workout mommy December 15, 2007 at 5:26 pm

I got mine up too!

TB-your post is great! (although it really makes me want some oreos now!)

diana the scale junkie December 15, 2007 at 10:54 pm

screw the pedometer, pass the oreos!!

yeah I don’t really mean that, oatmeal raisin are much better than oreo’s

Steve v4.6 December 15, 2007 at 11:25 pm

Oreos vs. Christmas cookies! ‘Tis the season for surprises!

Debo Hobo December 16, 2007 at 1:23 pm

I am a firm believer now in the use of a pedometer. A daily goal should be 10 thousand steps per day. I have a pedometer and am having fun tracking my progress on my blog. I hope the winner of your contest gets as much fun out of it as I have mine.

How many steps a day are you walking John? ;)

Lady Rose December 18, 2007 at 11:21 am

OH no - not oreos! I’ll have to enter and do my part to save you from their evilness.

Lady Rose December 18, 2007 at 12:07 pm

Got my blog post up for the contest!

“step away from the oreos”

Fat Man December 18, 2007 at 7:38 pm

Hey john, I decided to join in on the pedometer contest.


Check it out.

Comments on this entry are closed.

{ 5 trackbacks }

Previous post:

Next post:

© 2007-2012 John Is Fit - Personal Weight Loss Blog. Powered by Wordpress, theme by Thesis, and hosted by Dreamhost.