Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Road ID Review & Giveaway

A man is running down a busy stretch of highway, training for his first marathon. Cars are zipping by. He's listening to his Ipod and is in the zone, two miles into his midweek run.  Suddenly, a car careens off the road and crossed his path about 20 feet ahead of him! A lady had a diabetic seizure while driving and lost control of her car.  Had he been just a few feet further into his run, he could have been severely injured and no one would have known to call his wife.  That guy? He was my husband and this actually happened a few years ago!


A little boy is happily playing at a crowded water park. Suddenly, he looks up and realizes that he can't find his parents.  He frantically races around, searching everywhere for his mom or dad. He finds an employee, but he's too young to remember his parents' phone numbers.  Meanwhile, the child is frightened and alone. The parents are probably somewhere in the water park, distraught at the thought that their child is missing.  I saw this take place just a few weeks ago at a water park. 

A woman gets up nearly every morning and runs before the sun even comes up.  Cars pass her without so much as a glance.  This girl wears reflective running gear, but it's possible that one day a car might not see her and could actually hit her.  That girl running bright and early in the morning so happens to be me. =)

And because this is a personal style blog:
Hat: Nike, Sports Authority
Shirt: Saucony, Running Wild
Shorts: Champion, Target
Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline 11, Running Wild

What is the common factor of these scenarios?  In each of these scenarios, had the person been wearing a Road ID, contacting their family would have been simple! Road ID is a band that is customized with your name, any phone numbers you want contacted in case of an emergency and any information you deem important. I am so incredibly excited to introduce you to this product! 


My husband is always training for something and is currently training for his first Ironman.  He wears his Road ID all the time! If he evers overexerts himself and passes out, I'll know right away.  If he (God forbid!) ever gets hit by a car, the paramedics will immediately know his name and who to call. 

If that little boy at the water park had been wearing a Road ID, the water park employee could have quickly called the little boy's parents and they would have been reunited within minutes.  My Little Guy (who is four) now has his own Road ID and he wears it every time we're out and about!

I also have my own Road ID and I love it! Not only is it cute (it's pink and I can change out the band to wear different colors!), but it's also practical! If anything were to ever happen to me while out running and I were unresponsive for some reason, the paramedics or people passing by would be able to quickly alert my husband. I also listed my allergies on the ID, so that I don't receive something to which I'm allergic. 


It's a brilliant concept, right? Typically, when you're involved in an outdoor sport, you don't really have a good place to carry ID. So, more often than not, rather than try to wedge your ID into your shoe or somewhere in your shorts, you just forego identification, because you think there's no need for it. However, there is a great need for it! When my husband almost got hit by a car, we realized that he needed a way to carry his ID asap and that is when we found Road ID!  I believe (and they do too!) that every runner, surfer, hiker, cyclist, outdoor enthusiast and child should be wearing a Road ID! 

And you know what?  Road ID wants to give one of YOU your very own Road ID and a Road ID t-shirt! I've got my own Road ID, but I don't have a shirt! So, you are very lucky indeed. =)

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

Required Entry:
All you have to do is comment on this post how you would use your ID. Are you a runner, a hiker, a cyclist or a surfer?  Is there some other outdoor sport for which this Road ID might come in handy?  Are you a mom who plans to have one made for your child in case they ever wander off in the grocery store or at an amusement park?  Just tell me in a comment why you would use it!

For additional entries:
Follow Breakfast with Tiffany via GFC (there's a little icon in the left sidebar).
Like Road ID on facebook.
Like Breakfast with Tiffany on facebook.
Like Breakfast with Tiffany on twitter.
Tweet or post about the giveaway on facebook and leave the link in a comment.

Okay, so that gives you 6 ways to enter! Just leave me one comment telling me all the ways you entered!  This giveaway will be open through Tuesday, July 24th. I'll announce the winner on Wednesday, July 25th!

Now, if you want to get a Road ID now because you just can't wait until next week to find out if you won, or if you plan to get one for a few people in your family, Road ID has the following coupon code for the first twenty people to use it! It is ThanksTiffany16248814. It will take $1 off of your next order, which is like getting a band in additional color for free! This code is good for the next 30 days!

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The winner of my Monroe and Main giveaway is.... Shawna Michelle! I'll be emailing you shortly! =)

I'm linking up today with The Pleated Poppy and Transatlantic Blonde!

**This is a sponsored post. I was provided a RoadID to review, but the opinions  are 100% honest and completely mine!

50 comments:

Andrea said...

I am an occasional runner/hiker. I think this would be great for kids too!

Andrea said...

Following you on Twitter @AndreaUpdyke

girlymama said...

This is so so SOOOO smart!! My husband needs one for one he mountain bikes!!

girlymama said...

i follow you on facebook!

girlymama said...

and twitter...

Megan said...

I run daily and often wonder how people would contact loved ones if I were to get seriously injured. This is such a great idea and I really need one!

Also, that story about your husband is so scary and I'm glad he was OK!

Rachel said...

I don't run outside most of the time but for the times I do this is an EXCELLENT idea. Especially living in the country where I do and the cars flying by at 65 mpg :/

Follow on facebook and blog and just started following ID on facebook.

the domestic fringe said...

Wow. That's a really cool thing. I can't say I get up before dawn to go running, but I walk at night a lot. I'm also allergic to some pretty common medicine, so I might use it for that too. Very cool idea.

Your husband's story is crazy scary.
~FringeGirl

Katie said...

i am a runner! i've trained for a few marathons and would love this!

Katie said...

i follow you via GFC!

Amanda said...

I run every morning-this is a great idea to have!

Amanda said...

I Liked Road ID on Facebook

Amanda said...

I follow your blog

Amanda said...

I liked Breakfast with Tiffani on facebook

Laura said...

Great giveaway - Road IDs are great! I'm a runner too and got a shoe road ID a few years ago that I use every single time I run - it really gives some peace of mind in case something happens, because you never know! A friend of mine got hit by a car while running close to where I live, and luckily she was okay aside from a broken collarbone, but it's such a scary thing!

Style-Delights said...

This is a very useful accessory! specially for young kids..Thanks for sharing! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style-Delights Blog
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Emily @ ACanDoAttitude said...

This would be the perfect gift for my bike riding dad, who has had far too many accidents. I also...
Liked Road ID on facebook.
Liked Breakfast with Tiffany on facebook.
Liked Breakfast with Tiffany on twitter.

Melaina25 said...

Very smart idea! I should get one for BB and his allergies.

nicole@http://theclarks-nicole.blogspot.com/ said...

I am a runner so I would use it when I run.

nicole@http://theclarks-nicole.blogspot.com/ said...

I liked you on facebook

nicole@http://theclarks-nicole.blogspot.com/ said...

I liked you on twitter

nicole@http://theclarks-nicole.blogspot.com/ said...

I like breakfast with Tiffany on facebook

nicole@http://theclarks-nicole.blogspot.com/ said...

I liked Road id on facebook

Maria Jose Ovalle said...

I used to have one years ago, but I'd love a new one please! I would use if for running and now that you mention it, I would certainly get one for my son!

Maria Jose Ovalle said...

I like you on FB :)

Maria Jose Ovalle said...

I follow you on twitter @verybusymama

Maria Jose Ovalle said...

I follow you on twitter @verybusymama

Maria Jose Ovalle said...

I follow you on twitter @verybusymama

houseblendfamily said...

I got my husband (who is a cyclist/runner) a Road ID last year, but I'd love one for my 8-year-old son. He went to summer camp this year, and I would have felt much safer knowing that he had my digits on his wrist the entire time. Just in case!

Maria Jose Ovalle said...

Tweeted! https://twitter.com/verybusymama/status/225687776690061312

Maria Jose Ovalle said...

follow you on GFC

Sarah said...

That's actually a really good idea. I've been meaning to get my medic alert bracelet (sulfa AND penicillin allergy--I'm screwed), but this is more awesome, I have to admit. (:

kim harris said...

I am running in my first half marathon on Sunday and would love a road id for future races!!

sophistifunk said...

i would use my road ID to go running!

i just stumbled upon your blog and love it! i'm your newest follower
xo brie
www.sophistifunkblog.blogspot.com

fluff and fripperies said...

Scary stories - great post Tiffany, well done for spreading awareness of such a great concept.

Saralyn said...

I know I need to have an ID when I run, but have put off getting one. Maybe I'll win one!

still being [molly] said...

this is a great giveaway! i am a runner / walker with my dogs so this is perfect! thanks for this!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Tiffany, I just want to tell you this is an awesome post. Everyone should get one, because these things could happen to any one of us. Thanks for sharing.
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Carolyn said...

You are so good to post about this. I am a marathoner and train and see these Road IDs in my Runner's World mags. It crosses my mind that I should get one. Thank you so much for this post! Seriously, it has made me open my eyes.
Awesome that your husband is training for an Ironman. Watching that race on tv makes me cry. So inspiring!
Carolyn http://sillyhappysweet.blogspot.com

Juneli said...

Brilliant concept, indeed! Well I'm not a runner, a hiker, a cyclist or a surfer and neither I am a mom, but yes I do go out for occasional jogs ad walks! :))
Love
Juneli from Fashionably Yours

Tara Marie said...

This is a fantastic idea how did I not I not know about these! I have two toddlers who it would be perfect for.

pretty little things said...

this is great to know about! even though I'm more of a walker than a runner - great to have!

http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

Lynne DeVenny said...

This would be great for my long walks with the pups in the early am or pm. And terrific for my youngest daughter who has a serious chronic illness and occasionally faints.

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

that's awesome!
Xo Megan

ewallingsford said...

This is a fantastic idea! This would take away a lot of worry when my husband goes out for long runs! It would be great for me to list my allergies on too!

ewallingsford said...

I entered by:
Liking Road ID on Facebook, Liking Breakfast with Tiffany on Facebook, Liking Breakfast with Tiffany on Twitter, and left a tweet about the giveaway via emsawall

heidi said...

this is a great giveaway! i would like to win one for my sister. i've purchased her a road id in the past that she wears every time she runs, but it would be great to have a backup as hers is getting really worn since she runs every day and on the weekends up to 10-15 miles alone. knowing that she is wearing her road id is good peace of mind for me as i wait for her to get back from her runs.

heidi said...

i follow through GFC!

heidi said...

i also follow your twitter!

Sheri O said...

We are avid beach goers! This would be perfect for my kiddos if, heaven forbid one of them wander off.
Sheri O.