Monday, December 5, 2016

KAST Fitness leggings & capris [giveaway]

Attention, ladies or anyone shopping for ladies - KAST Fitness Wear specializes in lightweight leggings and capris with lots of colors and patterns.

Summer Peters (if you're reading this, Aloha!) and Amber Withycombe have teamed up to share their love of health and fitness with others.

While Summer was shopping in Brazil she discovered a boutique full of fun, colorful fitness wear. Falling in love with the feel, stretch, durability, and colors, she decided to bring the Brazilian flare to the USA.

Jennifer in tiger shadow leggings and my huge boots.

I discovered KAST thanks to coming across a giveaway on another blog, and I was able to get in touch with Summer. I knew my wife would love to try the leggings.

I don't know about you, but fitness wear inspires and motivates me. I'm not wearing KAST's apparel because it's not for men, but I can see they embrace comfort and style. The colors and patterns will get you through your workout or have you stylin'.

My wife loves the Tiger Shadow leggings, which is extra light supplex (minimal compression) and can feel like another layer of skin. Jennifer suggests not wearing these in cold temps since they aren't thick. Instead, they're great for mild temps and Fall running.

Henry the puppy doesn't sit still.

The leggings have various levels of compression, and not all patterns have the same compression, so keep that in mind!
  • Extra Light Supplex (Feels Like a Second Skin) - Very Minimal Compression
  • Light Supplex (Light on Skin) - Minimal-Light Compression
  • Power Supplex (Thicker/Snugger) - Light-Medium Compression
  • Oasis Supplex - (Thicker/Snugger) - Medium Compression. UV 50+

The way KAST selects their fabric is with quality and comfort as top priority. The fabrics are soft, comfortable, and obviously form fitting as you can see. If you're a guy like me, you're gonna love the way your girlfriend/wife looks. Trust me.

If you're browsing the site you don't see the desired print and/or size you need, you can contact KAST. They'll put you on the list so you'll have the first pair when the next shipment is in. Cool, huh? That's pretty good customer service.

If you're in Canada, check out the KAST Canada website. You'll notice the inventory is slightly different. And if you're reading this and happen to be in Australia, they have a site for you too.

A few KAST capri patterns.

So ladies, who wants some pants?! The folks at KAST have been gracious enough to offer either a pair of leggings or capris in the pattern of your choice ($70 value) to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

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Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Purely Alpaca outdoor adventure socks [giveaway]

Miss out on the alpaca winter hat I gave away just recently? I've been on an alpaca kick with the cold weather here, so I'm back with Purely Alpaca and socks!

If this is the first you're learning about Purely Alpaca, soon after starting their farm they opened a small store showcasing alpaca products to visitors. The first web store opened in 2002, and the demand for more products continued to grow. Today they've got a huge collection! It's almost overwhelming.

Gray outdoor alpaca socks

Since the beginning, Purely Alpaca has offered new features, more customer services, and a wider collection of quality alpaca products, including some awesome socks. Look no further for "wearable art" made with luxurious, naturally unique alpaca fiber.

The new Outdoor Adventure alpaca socks feature less bulk so they'll fit in regular shoes easily, so don't worry about having to find big, roomy boots or something.

The socks have an active design of reinforced heel and toes. They've also got a unique knit with shock absorbing cushion and a gentle long calf fit which comfortably holds without restriction.

Did you know there are more than 20 natural shades of their fiber? It's soft like cashmere and stronger than wool. Soft and strong is not very common. It's unique in that it's extremely light, yet retains the ability to keep you warm.

Black outdoor alpaca socks

Designed to last, these thermal alpaca socks are made from alpaca wool, so they're soft and comfortable (not a surprise). And unlike most other heavy socks, these are machine washable. Toss 'em right in the wash.

The Outdoor Adventure alpaca socks are the best for keeping your feet warm! They're ready for action and obviously great for the outdoors, thus the name. I can't wait to go snowmobiling this winter. But if you're more of an indoorsy person, the socks are just fine for that too. Kick your feet up and be warm.

At the moment there are three colors available for these socks, and I think any of them would be a good gift. I've got the brown ones (not pictured).

So who wants to keep their feet warm?! PurelyAlpaca has been gracious enough to offer a pair of "Outdoor Adventure" alpaca socks to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader, your choice of size and color.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

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This giveaway is open to users in the U.S. only. One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Winter clothing from North Star Alpacas [giveaway]

The wind was blowing around today and it hurt my face. Why do I live where the air hurts my face? Anyhow, it's cold and I need warm clothing.

I have a new friend in my wife's home state of Michigan, Maple of North Star Alpacas. She gets up in the morning, gets to the barn, and takes care of her 20 alpacas and two horses. I envy that life...

Maple loves working with her fleeces. She washes, dyes, picks, cards, and spins the gorgeous fleece that the alpacas grow. That's a lot of work! Some of the fleece is sent to Zeilinger's mill in Frankenmuth, Michigan to be made into roving. The mill also spins her sock yarn, which is then sent to Minnesota to be knit into socks.

And we're going to be giving away some socks again!

Alpaca socks, and a horse on the farm!

My wife really likes her new slouch hat (or beanie, beret, whatever you like to call it), which you can find a variety of in the shop. I see this style of hat every so often and I think it's becoming more popular.

Maple herself knit this slouch hat with farm grown alpaca yarn. My wife loves the way this soft, drapey, slouchy hat feels on her head. It's got just the right snugness to stay on your head with lots of room for hair. Jennifer has a lot of thick hair and the hat fits just fine. Hopefully she's not offended if she reads this.

Slouch hat. Promise I'm not married to a mannequin.

Did you know there are more than 20 natural shades of their fiber? It's soft like cashmere and stronger than wool. Soft and strong is not very common. It's unique in that it's extremely light, yet retains the ability to keep you (and the alpacas) very warm.

Maple's alpaca socks are 60% alpaca fleece, 20% Corriedale sheep fleece, and 20% nylon.
  • The 60% alpaca in these socks is from the farm's alpacas.
  • The 20% wool is from a friend's Corriedale sheep.
  • The 20% nylon is added to the yarn so that the socks will wash nicely and hold shape.


Check out the shop for hats, scarves, insoles, and other items. There are more than 2,400 positive reviews so you can expect quality stuff.

Who wants a pair of socks for the winter?! Maple at North Star Alpacas has been gracious enough to offer a pair of crew-style alpaca socks to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

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This giveaway is open to users worldwide. One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Snowflake greeting cards from Second House Studio [giveaway]

Sent any holiday cards this month yet? It doesn't cost much to send one and there's still time to find cool designs...

You may or may not have seen my Second House Studio feature a couple months ago during the heart of Fall. Now that the holidays are coming, I'm featuring the studio again and it doesn't matter what holiday you celebrate.

Kerrin of Second House usually has an awesome collection of greeting cards and these snowflake cards are brand new. I might be the first one to see them even as they're not in the shop yet.


Commonly referred to as the House of Possessions, Second House Studio's possessions enhance our lives and those of others, and foster a general sense of well-being.

While this speaks to that which we own, it's not limited simply to tangible things. We own our feelings and emotions, as well as our inner selves, abilities, needs, and wants. We should own things that speak to us as individuals.

We don't have any snow here in MA yet, but I get the feeling it's coming soon. Now's the perfect time to send someone one a snowflake card.


These babies are special and striking, and great for December no matter what holiday you celebrate. Matching brown envelopes are included.

My wife says these handmade cards are just beautiful. You get a sense of luxury with the quality. What's more, the cards are blank inside so you can write whatever you like and make the message yours.

So who wants to win some cards?! Kerrin and I have partnered together to offer up a set of three (3) snowflake greeting cards AND a $10 Amazon gift card to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

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This giveaway is open to users worldwide. One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Friday, December 2, 2016

$20 PayPal cash & new Spartan Race stuff [giveaway]

I'm back with some fresh Spartan Race news and a giveaway! Yeah, it's winter, but we can still plan for races in the spring.

Spartan Race has races all over the U.S, and it doesn't matter if you're in a rural area or an urban area. They make it happen. If you're nearby one of 'em, consider signing up. There are also races inside of MLB ball parks, which give you the chance to run throughout the park and even on the field.

There are a ton of new races for 2017 and there are season passes for unlimited race entries too. You can race as many times as you want.

Here's what you get with the Open Season Pass, which is ideal for the non-elite folks like myself:
  • Unlimited Racing during the Calendar Year (2017)
  • Free Spectator Pass
  • Free Bag Check
  • Guaranteed Entry to all events (not guaranteed heat)
  • Multi-Lap Discount
  • Valid on all Continental US & Hawaii Events
  • Valid for OPEN Heats ONLY
  • Upcharge for Elite (+$30) and Competitive (+$15)


In addition to your sprints and beasts and supers, there are four Spartan Endurance races - Hurricane Heat, Hurricane Heat 12 hour, Ultra Beast, and the Agoge (pronounced uh-GOH-ghee).

The Agoge is the final level of a long ascent of endurance events. It follows the Ultra Beast, the Hurricane Heat, and the Hurricane Heat 12-Hour. These bad boys are on the the other end of the spectrum in comparison to the standard sprints. The endurance races require a strong mind and aren't for the weak!

There are also brand new medals for 2017. Check out this video for the reveal:


Do yourself a favor - put on your big boy pants or your big girl pants and sign up for a race. I'm the first to admit I don't have a tough mindset, but I feel #unstoppable after finishing a Spartan.


So who wants to win stuff? The folks at Spartan Race and I have partnered up to offer up a free entry to any 2017 Spartan Race in the continental U.S. AND $20 PayPal cash to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader. That's a total value of about $200!

Note: The code will work one time for any 2017 open heat (non-confirmed start time) in the continental U.S.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

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This giveaway is open to users in the U.S. only. One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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I'm Seth, owner of the Giveaway Guy blog. I live in the suburbs outside of Boston with my wife and have a career in SEO. I enjoy writing reviews and entering giveaways in my spare time.
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