Win a 70-200mm Canon Lens Thermos Travel Mug!

I recently bought a 70-200mm Canon Lens Thermos Travel Mug from, and was very happy with it.

Thanks to the number of you that they saw heading over to their store from this blog, they offered us a free mug, which I’m going to pass on to a lucky winner, selected randomly on May 30th 2010.

Here are the rules and what you have to do:

  1. You must be 18 years old or over

  2. You must be following me on Twitter:

  3. You cannot enter if you protect your tweets

  4. You are responsible for any taxes or custom duties if charged

  5. You have to tweet the following text exactly as it appears below:

Win a 70-200mm Canon Lens Thermos Travel Mug from @MartinBailey. Please RT! Details:

On May 30th, 2010, I will use a tool to randomly select a winner from all people that are following me on Twitter, and have tweeted the above message. I will notify the winner with a Twitter Direct Message and a regular tweet, as well as on this blog, as an edit to this page. You will need to provide your name, phone number and postal address, to be passed on to to deliver your lens thermos.


Congratulations to Tammie Chocklett (@tamcho)! You won the Thermos Travel Mug!

For those of you that did not win, if you want to buy a mug, have also given us a discount code. Use CM5%OFF when you check out, for a 5% discount on your purchase.

Additional Information & Fine Print:

70-200 Thermos Travel MugIf you don’t already have a Twitter account, head over to and set one up for free.

Once you have a Twitter account, follow Martin Bailey. It’s easy to do. All you have to do is go to and click the [Follow] button that you’ll see below my profile photo.

Once you have followed me, go ahead and copy the above tweet and paste it into your Twitter status, where it says “What’s happening?” and then send your message. That’s all you have to do!

Note that you only need to tweet the message once. You don’t increase your chances of winning by tweeting multiple times. It’s fine to tweet more often, as it helps to spread the word, but it’s not necessary and may annoy other people that follow you if you tweet the message often.

If you already follow me on Twitter, you don’t need to un-follow and then re-follow me. All you need to do is post the above message.

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Canon Lens Mugs

Canon Mugs!

Canon Mugs!

It felt very strange taking a soapy sponge to my new 24-105mm F4 and 70-200mm F4 lenses this morning!

These turned up yesterday from, after a short wait for stock to arrive.

Canon Lens Mugs

Canon Lens Mugs

After washing them, I tried the 24-105mm for a cup of coffee with lunch.

Canon 24-105mm F4 Lens Mug

Canon 24-105mm F4 Lens Mug

Although the plastic taste might wear off in time, I’m probably going to demote the 24-105mm to a pen holder. The coffee didn’t taste good at all.

The 70-200mm has a stainless steel or aluminum inside, so it probably fine to drink from. I’ll find out next week when I take it to be filled up at Starbucks. Doh! I hate to see people walking around with Starbucks cups in the street, pretending to be the cast of Friends!

Luckily, I’ll just look like I’m holding my stylish Canon 70-200mm F4 Lens very carefully! 🙂