December 11, 2018

The Best Stocking Stuffer! (A RoadID Review and Discount)

I've been meaning to write this post for a long time, but it has all been reliant on a single photo of my my family in the same place at the same time. (Not necessary, but it's what I had in mind.)

Anyway... you know I don't write sponsored posts very often. Maybe once a year? I save sponsored posts for things I REALLY believe in, or products I use myself. This post isn't sponsored in the sense that I earn money for writing it (I'm not) or that I earn a commission in any way (I don't).

RoadID simply gave my family and me new bracelets with updated info. I have to say, though, that I LOVE this company and this idea as a whole. I bought my first Road ID several years ago, after I broke my jaw. I was worried about running and possibly fainting during a run, and having the bracelet gave me peace-of-mind.

What is RoadID?

I could quote from their website, but here is what Road ID is to ME: My RoadID is a bracelet that contains my vital information in case of a medical emergency--my name, Jerry's phone number, my blood type and allergy info, and other medical things that may be relevant in an emergency.

At first, I thought this would be great for when I run. Then I realized it'd be perfect for my kids--when we go out somewhere, and if we should get separated, at least they will have their RoadID bracelet with my phone number on it!

I bought one for each of my kids, and I included their emergency contacts as well as their basic medical information. If nothing else, it gives me peace of mind that if they should get lost, they will have the means to get back to me.

The info was pretty out of date, and when I got an email from RoadID asking if we'd like to try their new line, it reminded me that it was time we update our old info. RoadID's new styles are amazing, and since I haven't been running as much (ahem, if at all) I loved the idea of having a "regular" looking bracelet to wear on a day-to-day basis. With my history of syncope (fainting) and a few other issues, I thought it would be a great idea.

So, RoadID was kind enough to send Jerry, the kids, and me wrist ID's from their new line. And we love them!

Honestly... I am not just writing this because we got them for free. (I have paid from my own pocket for these before, and I LOVE them.)

When I was coaching cross country, I thought about how convenient it would be if all of the kids had a RoadID--their emergency info right there on their person for whenever we may need it. The odds are that we won't ever need it, but for the rare instance that we may... having that info is crucial!

I am not earning commission or anything for this post, so I hate to sound sales-pitchy... but if you are looking for a stocking stuffer or if you have a child or if you run solo or if you just want the self-assurance that your information is readily available in case of emergency, you should definitely give RoadID a look-see!

And because they are so generous, Runs for Cookies readers can get $10 off a purchase of $20 or more! Just use this link when ordering.

They have lots of different options when ordering (Jerry, the kids, and I each ordered different ID's). And you can choose whatever you'd like to have inscribed on your ID. My kids really love theirs, and they even wear them to school because they "look cool".

Noah chose the Elite Leather Buckle model in black, and Eli chose brown. They each chose the rose gold face plate, while Jerry and I chose slate. They also have a black option.

Jerry and I chose the nylon loop "elite" model. I got the smaller version (smaller meaning narrower). We customized the colors to our liking, and chose what we wanted printed on the ID's. (I'm sorry that I have to blur out most of it for privacy!).

(I got a little extra piece to add to Jerry's and my ID's--for him, I chose a heart. Because he's a romantic and I knew he'd think that was cheesy and cute. For me, I chose "Believe". I have a hard time believing in so many things--compliments, goals, my own self-worth. So I thought it would be nice to have a reminder.)

I put my basic info on there: my name, emergency contact (Jerry, with his phone number), blood type (O+), NKDA (no known drug allergies), and a few other things, including bipolar.

They are all very good quality. If I had been paying out of pocket, I certainly would have hesitated... that's a lot of money for an emergency contact bracelet! But after receiving the product and using it for a month or so, we all really love them and I believe it's worth the investment.

Anyway, you know I hate to sound like a salesman, but this is one product I really believe in, and I think that everyone should have one. And with Christmas right around the corner, this would be a great stocking stuffer! (They even have a pet ID that fits on your pet's collar--and it is "jingle free"! We take off Joey's "necklace"--that's what we call his collar--when he's inside because the noise is annoying.)

Here is the link you can use to save $10 on an order of $20 or more. Again, I don't get anything for your ordering; but I really do think you'll think it's worth it, for the peace-of-mind alone!


  1. I ordered one for my husband who has a seizure disorder and has been known to fall while running! This will definitely give us both some peace of mind. Thanks for the think!

  2. I've been using a Road ID for years, and have never really needed it in an emergency- but I wear it all the time, just in case. You just never know. And I suggest it to pretty much everyone I know as a great gift idea, or a sound personal investment.

  3. We love RoadID, too, and have been using them for years. I put the toddler one on my 5 yr old all the time when we go places so if he gets lost, people know how to find me. And my big boys and my husband have both the shoe tags (on shoes or backpacks) and the bracelets for running and biking. I will also add that RoadID customer service is top notch for helpfulness and niceness...soooo easy to work with.

  4. I also love RoadID. I love the shoe version that Velcros around the laces. It's on my everyday tennis shoes, and I forget that it's even there.

  5. Thanks for this reminder! My husband started I cant...I just ordered him one!

  6. I love my RoadID. In addition to running, I'm a solo traveler. It came in handy when I became ill on a flight and gives my family peace of mind when I travel abroad.

  7. Love my RoadID! I haven't been running much lately (or at all), but still love the peace of mind that comes with the ID - I'll have to check out their new ones! Honestly my favorite RoadID product is the pet ID. I've had it for as long as I've had my dog, getting new ones as I move, and I LOVE it! It doesn't jingle, but I also love that it's more secure than a dangling tag - she's been known to lose tags when she's out in the world, but this one stays put.

  8. We bought one for our 4 year old this year while we traveled. It gave me great peace of mind, because he doesn't know all of our information or gets confused on numbers sometimes. We also have one for our 2 year old, he has severe allergies, it is good for him, especially while he is at school. My kids love theirs. At first some people thought it was weird, but it is not! Great thing for kids and adults too. I have one on my Christmas list, I run a lot by myself, and it would be good for me to have!

  9. I got a roadID when I went on a solo around the world trip. It occurred to me that if I were in a country where I knew 0 people (so basically any country except the US) and someone found me (injured, sick, a car/ bus accident etc.), it would be extremely hard to find out who I was, much less alert a member of my family. Luckily, I've never been in that situation but I think it gave my parents peace of mind.

  10. It's not clear how to order one for someone else. Are they stuck with what you pick? Do you have to provide all their personal info?

    1. I was hoping to have an answer for you, so I emailed my contact at RoadID. I'm hoping she will get back to me tomorrow. But from my experience with them, you would either have to know all of the info to put on it, or you would buy a gift card for them to choose their own. I will let you know if there is another way, after I hear back from them!


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