Monday, February 8, 2010

Win a Box of Chocolate #9 Agave Energy Gel Give-Away

Earlier today I did a review (HERE) of Chocolate #9 Agave Energy Gel.  I really liked the product so I emailed the company and asked if they would like to provide a 24 -pk box ($32.45 value) for my readers.  They thought it a fun idea and agreed.  So this will be known as the first reader appreciation contest on Dangle the Carrot ...

If you are not familiar with Chocolate #9  please read my review and if you are a runner, cyclist, swimmer, or Triathlete you know how many darn gels we go through and getting 24 free is pretty cool.

Okay, so here is how it will work.  You will have 4 different ways to enter and can have up to 4 total entries in the contest:

1) Leaving a comment on this post will net you 1 entry.
2) Following Dangle the Carrot on Twitter will net you 1 entry. (Click Here for Twitter account)
3) Becoming a Follower of Dangle the Carrot through your Blogger/Blogspot account will net you 1 entry. (Upper right hand widget ---> )
4) Link Dangle the Carrot to your blog and that will net you 1 entry. (

For example, if you leave a comment and say, "Hi, I am Jeff from Texas.  I am now following you on Twitter and Blogger and have linked you to my blog: "  ... Boom, 4 entries right there, baby.

Now if you are already a follower on Blogger, Twitter, and have a back link you will also receive the total of 4 entries - assuming you leave a comment.

This is going to be like the movie School Ties (good movie btw) and we will use an Honor Code.  If you post it in the comments, its as good as gold!

This contest/drawing will begin today and the last entry will be accepted on Monday, February 15th at 8am.  I will then post the winner on Monday evening.  I will assign a number to every entry and use one of those random order generators online (just like in my fantasy football leagues).  Make sure to check back on Monday to see if you won because if you do not have a blogger account I will have no way to get in touch with you. 

Few Disclaimers:

I am not a lawyer nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express so this is probably all meaningless but here we go.
-  If the winner does not claim prize within 48 hours the runner-up will win.
-  Only eligible if you live in the United States or Canada.
-  I am not associated with Chocolate #9 in anyway so if you do not like the product don't blame me.
-  Since it is a free box you probably cannot return it for cash. 
- All decisions about the contest are made by me and I have the right to change the rules as I see fit.

Also, a big Thank you to John at Chocolate #9 for the free box!

May the luckiest athlete win!



  1. Great contest! I'm Jason, from Canada. I already follow your blog, and will definitely link your blog from mine (http//

  2. Chris from KY following you on twitter.

  3. Hi Jeff, it's Krystyna from BT (krystyna47). I'm from Canada and checking in to try to win that box of gels (chocolate, YES!)

  4. Yo already know I follow you on facebook and you're linked on my blog....hook me up!

  5. Hi, I am James from Memphis. I am now following you Blogger and have linked you to my blog: www.

    Sorry just can't get into Twitter! I hope I win!

  6. Well, I am totally in on this!!! I am automatically on 3 out of 4 of the max points. Unfortunately I can't do the Blogger point since I use Wordpress.

    Anyway, the review was super duper!

  7. I will yeild any and all points (er, point) to my good friend from Hawaii, Boomer. Put one in his column for me!

  8. Hey Jeff, Great Idea!

    My name is Stefanie (AKA ThePrincessRunner) and here is my comment. I already follow your blog on Blogger! I don't have links to other blogs on my blog but I am going to do a post about your giveaway and encourage people to read your blog, along with posting your link in my blog post. Does that count? :)

  9. Hey Jeff-you already know me from BT blogger-thanks for all your inspitation as I prepare for my first tri

    terry (artist)

  10. Just found your blog and I've always wanted to try Chocolate #9! I am now a follower too :)

  11. Jeff, great idea on the contest for the dark chocolate agave. even if i don't win the box, i will certainly try to find individual packets to purchase so i can test them out. as you know, you are linked to my blog, i'm following you, and this serves as my comment, however, i despise twitter so no twitter for me :(

  12. Jeff,

    Great idea man! I'm a follower and here's the comment. and BTW i just realized Quintanna Roo is a bike AND a state in Mexico...just a little FYI

  13. Thanks everyone! Contest is turning out to be fun, might have to do some more of these.

  14. Hey Jeff,

    My name is Tim (B.K.A. and I just posted about your site and the giveaway. I am now a follower of your site and cant wait to read more. Thanks for the giveaway and keep up the great work. Thanks again.

  15. Hi, Jeff!

    I am Jen from MD and we have 4 feet of snow... I am in my second week of P90X Doubles, training for a marathon and researching bikes to train for a tri.

    I am trying to follow you - having issues right now... and I will link this from my blog!