Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sharing The Love and One Step Closer To Cult Of Garmin

One of my most important pieces of "gear" is my RoadID.  It gives me piece of mind when I leave the house - especially on long runs.  I use the shoe pouch and keep a house key in it (and a car key when I go to a race or I drive to a spot to run).  However, the shoe pouch eventually gets a hole in it (this is my second hole-y shoe pouch) - likely from the key moving around inside and poking at the side of the pouch.  I ordered a replacement pouch yesterday and received the following email:

"We are thrilled to have you as a customer and hope that we can count on you to spread the word about Road ID. In fact, to make it fun to spread the word, we created a unique coupon for you pass along to your friends! Here's the coupon number:  Coupon Number: ThanksMike457765"

So, this coupon is good for $1 off any Road ID order. It can be used up to 20 times in the next 30 days.   Happy RoadID buying!!!

And talking about happy buying, I believe I'm a bit closer to joining the "Cult of Garmin".  (the Garmin is starting to remind me of Mac computers - their biggest marketeers is the user base and how much they love using the product).  I keep on getting blog comments and reading in forums on how much people love their Garmin Forerunners and that I will not be sorry with my purchase.

The Fox Family is on a bit of a budget right now, and "frivolous" $175 purchases - like to purchase a Garmin 305 - were not really in the budget.  Actually, neither was the $75 to "upgrade" to a non-broken Polar HRM...

However, I was planning to run in two Half Marathons this Spring - the National Half and the Run For the Shelter Half.  I will nix running the National Half - which will save me $80.  I guess on the morning of that race I'll just go out with my Garmin and run 13.1 miles elsewhere :-)  The Run For the Shelter half marathon is a bargain at $40 - perfect for us cheap runners who are on a budget.

So there you have it.  Everyone saves money with this post!


Marcy said...

You might want to check out the Garmin site. Every once and awhile they have rebates on the Forerunners. I remember awhile back a couple peeps got some sweet deals with the rebates. Worth a look, right?

Mike Fox said...

Thanks Marcy. I checked the Garmin site and there are no promotions for the Forerunner :-(

However, Amazon has a few of their "stores" selling the Forerunner 305 in the $160 range. So I think my credit card will be seeing some action real soon.