!! 200th Review Giveaway !!

26 10 2014

To celebrate 200 reviews’ worth of you all putting up with the haphazardly scheduled posting of my office supply opinions, I’m doing a giveaway! I’ve been amassing this horde for several years, of the choicest goods I’ve ever found on clearance. Mostly from Target, but not all.

That Leuchtturm was an especially good find. Mine has served me well all year.

The goods include:

  • Ruled Leuchtturm 1917 Medium Notebook, Black
  • 2 Moleskine Extra Small Ruled Notebooks, Green and Purple
  • Some Random Turquoise Pocket Notebook from Staples
  • One 0.5mm Uni Kuru Toga with extra lead and extra erasers
  • One 0.7mm Uni Signo 207 Premier Black Gel Pen
  • Pentel Hybrid Technica Set (0.3mm, 0.4mm, 0.5mm, 0.6mm)
  • One Wonderland Paperchase Cartridge Fountain Pen, with cartridges
  • 4 Sharpie Pens, assorted colors
  • 3-pack of Pentel Hi-Polymer Erasers
  • Set of Assorted Scented Holiday Pencils

And I may throw in some other Pentel pens and/or pencils as strikes my fancy. Whoever wins, wins it all. THIS GIVEAWAY SHALL BE OPEN TO THE WHOLE WORLD! I may regret this come postage time, but I want to thank all of you, all over the place.

Tobi is not part of the giveaway, but she did keep trying to step on top of the goods while I was taking the picture

Tobi is not part of the giveaway, but she did keep trying to step on top of the goods while I was taking the picture

The rules:

  1. This giveaway is open to the entire world where mail is receivable! Just leave one comment on this post any time between now and Wednesday, December 24th 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. You have two months to remember to enter! No excuses if you forget!
  2. One winner will be picked at random by Santa Claus from the comments section of this post. Only one comment per person! Comments in excess of one shall be deleted. The comments will be numbered in the order they are received, i.e. the first comment is #1, the second #2, and so on. I will hand-number the entries in Photoshop because apparently that’s how I roll. All the time. Every giveaway. The Random Integer Generator at random.org will be used to pick the number of the winner.
  3. I’ll post the contest winner on Thursday, December 25th. Winner will have one week to email me. There’s a link to my email at the top of the right sidebar.



178 responses

26 10 2014

This looks like a terrific giveaway! Thank you as well for all of your great reviews. (And if you reconsider including your cat in the giveaway, I like cats :) )

26 10 2014

Count me in…thanks!

26 10 2014

This is way better than spring cleaning :)

26 10 2014
D Jordy (@sharpiemoustach)

Them’s a lotta pens!

26 10 2014
Art Toys

Thanks for all 200 of your reviews – I look forward to them! Thanks too for your generous giveaway. Here’s to the next 200 posts! :-)

26 10 2014

I’ve enjoyed your posts over the years and appreciate that there are so many others who feel the passion for the written – handwritten that is – word

26 10 2014
Shaun Feerick

I’m excited about the Wonderland pen, since I don’t think anyone sells it anymore. And the scented pencils…

26 10 2014
Sharon Abar

I would like that kitty, but I guess the writing items would be lovely, too. Thanks for the chance to win.

26 10 2014

Reblogged this on Shewrite63 and commented:
Who can resist the chance to win a plethora of pens and other writing supplies? This reviewer’s offer ends on December 24th.
I like the fact that there is a cat.


26 10 2014
Elizabeth Porter (snowbringer)

I love furry helpers. :) Thank you for all the reviews. They are great reading!

26 10 2014
lindsay a. ward (@wardla)

Wow this is an AWESOME giveaway. I’m moving house at that time so it’ll be great to set up the new place with a whole batch of lovely stationery

26 10 2014

Congratulations on the milestone!

26 10 2014

That’s a generous giveaway! Congrats on the 200 posts, and I hope many more will follow!

26 10 2014

You have the best haul and a gorgeous cat.

26 10 2014
Wally Bricks

Woo 200 reviews! Thanks for making novice pen connoisseurs like myself more knowledgeable!

26 10 2014

Thank you for your excellent reviews and especially your wit. Getting an email that you’ve pisted a new blog entry cheers up my day no end. Great guveaway, especually interested in the Wonderkand pen as I could never find one here.


26 10 2014

Wow great giveaway! And thanks for remembering those outside the US :)

26 10 2014

Thanks for the great reviews, and for the contest as well!

26 10 2014

Congrats on the 200 posts, hope you’re in for at least 200 more! I do appreciate the work you’ve bee doing. I guess I’ve read everything posted here, just keep it coming.
…And please count me in for this wonderful giveaway.


26 10 2014
Natalie Lo

Congrats on 200! and thanks for all the great reviews. :)

26 10 2014
Elizabeth Murq

Congratulations on 200!!

26 10 2014

Good golly that’s a whole lot of goodies! Thanks for remembering all your followers outside the US.

Congratulations on 200.

26 10 2014

You may want to try out the Uniball Kuru Toga before you let it slip away. I love mine. (But will be more than happy to give yours a loving home.)

26 10 2014

Thanks for the giveaway! Congrats on #200!

26 10 2014

Awesome giveaway! Thanks a bunch!

26 10 2014

Fantastic giveaway! Great products. :)

26 10 2014

What a great giveaway. If I win, I’m sure my dog will enjoy sniffing the kitty scented prizes. :)

26 10 2014

Always enjoy your review. I hope to see #300!!

26 10 2014
Andrew Myrick

This is a huge giveaway. Good luck to everyone!

26 10 2014

I just discovered your blog; needless to say, I’m hooked. Looking forward to the big giveaway!

26 10 2014

Awesome giveaway! Congrats on 200 reviews!

26 10 2014

Congrats on 200 great, witty, insightful reviews! Thanks for the giveaway to win.

26 10 2014

I hope I win!!!!

26 10 2014

All of these things are awesome. The notebook alone has been on my list for months!

26 10 2014
Chris Condon

Awesome stuff! Will this break the trend of me never winning anything?

26 10 2014
Don Grant

Congratulations on your 200th review

27 10 2014

oo yes please!

27 10 2014

It must feel wonderful to have written 200 reviews. And it was equally enlightening for me to have a great many of them. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Please count me in!

27 10 2014
Bernardo Simoes

Thanks for the great blog. I’m in for the giveaway !

27 10 2014

I’m in too!

27 10 2014

Entered giveaway!

27 10 2014

Well done on 200 reviews! That takes quite some doing. Count me in for the giveaway too.

27 10 2014

Count me in !

27 10 2014
Eva Yaa Asantewaa

I wouldn’t give away any cat buddy either! I completely understand! :-D

27 10 2014

Wow! What a generous giveaway. Would love a chance to win this and make this Christmas a merry one indeed. :)

27 10 2014

Lovely giveaway! And I am so happy to see that there are other people also just as excited as me about it :) Congratulations on the 200th review and most of all thank you for dedicating a site to something that to most people seems mundane :)

27 10 2014
Judith Liebaert

My turn, my turn. I want to win something.

27 10 2014

That is an impressive collection! I want to thank you for your reviews. Part of my job is selecting the pen assortment for the Campus Store I work at. Your reviews have been helpful in selecting amazing products, as well as improving my own personal writing experiences. Looking forward to the future reviews!

27 10 2014

Thanks for the giveaway! I really enjoy your site. It looks like your Target has treated you better at Clearance time than mine has. :P

27 10 2014
Derek Knoble

I do love my pen and paper! Looks like an awesome giveaway!

27 10 2014
Steve Mclachlan

Thanks for the chance!


27 10 2014
Andrew Young

Great giveaway! I enjoy your posts.

27 10 2014
Inner Prop

What a marvelous and comprehensive giveaway. Oo I hope I win.

27 10 2014
Shiri Rokshin

I love your blog, and check for new entries daily. I really shouldn’t enter for even more stationary… My husband keeps trying to tidy up the stuff I already have. Thank you for the blog.

27 10 2014

I love your funny pen reviews! :)

27 10 2014
Angel R. Rivera (@gypsylib)

What do you mean the cat is not part of the giveaway? haha!

Here is to hoping.

27 10 2014

Irregardless of if I win, I always enjoy your posts.

27 10 2014

Thank you for the blog and the giveaway.

27 10 2014

I would love to win this giveaway!

27 10 2014

The Kuro Toga made me write this comment. :) Just discovered your Blog, looks very interesting.

27 10 2014

Thanks for the giveaway!

27 10 2014
Bill Hayes

Tremendous giveaway. Thanks!

27 10 2014

Love your blog! Really useful when I’m looking for something new to buy!
Great giveaway too!

27 10 2014

Oh my god, an international giveaway!!!
Haven’t read this blog in ages..it’s so good :D

27 10 2014


28 10 2014

I’m all in.

28 10 2014

Congrats and please count me in! :)

28 10 2014
Hewson Tran

Great blog been following for a while. :)

28 10 2014

I hope I win this cool stuff! No Pen Intended is my favorite pen blog, hands down!

28 10 2014

Excellent stash!

28 10 2014
Mary Beth Isaac

Great assortment. Thanks for hosting!

29 10 2014

So exciting! :) Many thanks!! :)

29 10 2014

Oh my god, that’s some glorious loot. I will need to make some offerings to the gods of randomness.

29 10 2014
Dan Goldman

Congratulations on the blog, and thanks for the giveaway!

29 10 2014

Great giveaway, thanks! I love reading your reviews.

29 10 2014

please enter me

29 10 2014

Congratulations on the 200th post! I love your site:)

29 10 2014
Ben N

some very cool stuff being given away

29 10 2014
Andre Roque

it’s exciting! Thank you for the giveaway.
Also, Congratulations on the 200th post! :)))

29 10 2014
Erin M

How cool!

29 10 2014

Congratulations on the milestone! Thanks for the giveaway.

29 10 2014
Anne P.

Congratulations and thanks for the giveaway! Keep up the great reviews, as they are a joy to read!

29 10 2014
Abe G

Sign me up! Congrats and thank you for the giveaway.

30 10 2014

Thank you

30 10 2014
James LeRoux

Way to go, and keep up the great reviews!

30 10 2014

Congrats on 200 posts! Thanks for the chance to win!

30 10 2014
Joe C.

Thanks for doing this! Congrats on 200 posts! Quite a milestone!

30 10 2014
Karen Y.

I want in! Thanks a lot for your giveaway!
I love your blog & your writing, it’s definitely a joy to read.

30 10 2014
Josh Dick

Congratulations and thanks for the giveaway!

30 10 2014
Everson Zingano

I would love to try the Leuchturm 1917 notebook.

30 10 2014

Whoa! Amazing giveaway!
Great job on 200, and here’s to at least 200 more!

31 10 2014
e estelle

I do so want to win!

1 11 2014

Love your site!

1 11 2014

Count me in!! Thanks!!

1 11 2014
Tom Edwards

A very generous giveaway!

1 11 2014

200 reviews!!! Aren’t pens and pencils just the best!

1 11 2014

nice generous giveaway. keep up the good work

1 11 2014

Cute cat.

2 11 2014
2 11 2014

Good to see 200 quality reviews have been written to help the pen community, Congrats!

2 11 2014
Becky R

Nice giveaway! Love your reviews.

2 11 2014

Wow! What a giveaway! Thank you, for making it possible.

2 11 2014

Fabulous giveaway!

2 11 2014

Thanks for the giveaway!!!

2 11 2014
Angela Watson

Wow! Am I glad I stumbled on you; love seeing all the cool stuff you review. Keep up the good work!

2 11 2014

Congrats on 200 reviews and thanks for a great giveaway.

2 11 2014
Brian Excarnate

200 reviews, terrific!

2 11 2014
Katie Booth

Free stuff is always good :-)

2 11 2014

Wow what a giveaway. Please enter me. MartyG

3 11 2014

Congratulations and thanks for the opportunity!

3 11 2014

I am so impressed at all you do for us. Thank you.
Count me in, like I need more pens; but notebooks are cool.


3 11 2014
Keith Weir

The generosity of those in this community amazes me !! Happy Holiday season to all, and good luck !! :)

4 11 2014

Looking forward to reading lots more of your reviews. How generous of you to have a giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

4 11 2014

Oh, me too me too. Happy 200th! Thank you for the giveaway contest–and for all 200 blog posts :)

4 11 2014
Paul Greene

Congratulations on 200!

4 11 2014

Winning stuff is always fun! Count me in.

5 11 2014

The cat, of course, but stationery will have to suffice.

5 11 2014
Caleb T.

Count me in!

5 11 2014
Jessica W (@jwrekso)

Count me in~!

5 11 2014
Aline Pêgas Pereira

Please, save my Christmas!

5 11 2014

How is it possible that I could so badly want things I didn’t know existed until 3 minutes ago? And yet, I do!

5 11 2014

I’m crossing my fingers and toes :)

Thanks in advance! :)

P.s. I LOVE your cat!

6 11 2014

Great selection of stuff! Hope I have some luck. Thanks

6 11 2014

Love the pens! Thanks for doing this (:

6 11 2014


7 11 2014
Whitney Fawn MacEachern

What a great giveaway! I’m pretty sure this would make the best Xmas present ever. {: Congrats on 200 reviews!

7 11 2014
Miranda Sturrock

Merry Christmas and Happy 200th post!

7 11 2014
NoFuture NoHope

Thank you for the nice reviews and also for this giveaway :)

7 11 2014
G Peters

Thank you very much, and happy 200th post!

8 11 2014

whoosh I’m in!

8 11 2014


8 11 2014
Eleni Damianou

merry Christmas ;) happy anniversary!

10 11 2014
Andrew A

I was just directed to your site by a fellow pen enthusiast. So very excited to see another left-hander helping to guide us through the sea of sub-par writing implements to find the treasure hidden in a fabulous pen!

12 11 2014

I was so happy when I first stumbled upon your site to find an entire blog dedicated to pens!!

12 11 2014
Leslie Laing

Thank you for offering such a generous giveaway! Please enter me!

13 11 2014
Patrice Christian

What a great giveaway, even without Tobi included! :)

14 11 2014
Simon G.

I’d like to enter as well : )

14 11 2014

Ooh, pick me, pick me!

15 11 2014

Hurrah for giveaways!

16 11 2014
Theresa Antonellis

your review of iron oak gall ink is very helpful and inspiring.

17 11 2014
Steve Vernon

Reblogged this on YOURS IN STORYTELLING… and commented:
I was going to say something nice about that mackerel tabby cat – but my cat has FORBIDDEN me to say ANYTHING about ANY of the other cats on the internet. In fact, she tells me that there are no other cats on the internet. In fact there isn’t even an internet and the only web worth talking about are those cobwebs that she keeps nibbling on in the corners of the under-bed-world.

Here’s a pretty cool giveaway. Check it out and check out this reviewer’s blog! :)

17 11 2014
Kathryn Mann

A agree with the commenter above, hooray for give-aways! And thanks for sharing your thoughts.

17 11 2014

This is a great giveaway. Thanks for amassing such great products for us!

17 11 2014

Happy 200th Review Giveaway! Looking forward to more posts from you! Thanks for the giveaway!

18 11 2014
Dan S.

Wowie Zowie! 200 reviews! Congrats and looking forward to the next 200. Thanks for the great give-away.

21 11 2014

Happy 200th!

21 11 2014
Serena H

Wowowow so many pens! This is a great giveaway! I’ve always loved reading your reviews :D my favs are the little sketches you include!

21 11 2014

Hey thanks for holding this giveaway. Count me in!

22 11 2014
Mary Preston

Fantastic thank you.

24 11 2014
Katy Rotman (@katy246)

Yay! I’ve been wanting a Leuchtturm 1917 notebook for such a long time.. hope to win this one :)

24 11 2014
José Peña

Yay! Pens!

25 11 2014
Kris KennedyKris

Always a sucker for pens…how fun

25 11 2014

OMG OMG! I want pens! I do!

I was checking your awesome reviews and find this between them, how cool.

26 11 2014

Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

26 11 2014

Best giveaway ever, i need pens please !! :D

27 11 2014

This is awesome! Keep up the great work and thanks for the chance to win.

28 11 2014

Thanks for offering this great giveaway! I’m new to your blog, so I haven’t seen all 200 of your past reviews yet, but I look forward to catching up. You make me smile every time. (And — all those pens! and ink! I’m in purple-finger-stained heaven!)

28 11 2014
Victor Porraz

Happy Holidays! I enjoy your reviews.

30 11 2014

This giveaway is heaven for me…..

4 12 2014
Moore Faure

And I have now left one comment.
P.S. I really like your blog.

8 12 2014

Your blog have made me want to buy more pens for ages.

11 12 2014

wau. much wau. <3 _ <3 pen collection is impressive

11 12 2014
Allison Tam

This is impressive.

11 12 2014

This is so generous of you

11 12 2014

I freaking love your blog

11 12 2014

So many pens

13 12 2014
Juan A.

Hello from Spain. I just discover you on twitter and from there I came here. Lovely your blog. Congratulations for your +200 post already, and thanks for the giveaway, I hope to be the fortunate winner! :)

14 12 2014
Al Turnbull

Just discovered this site and I love it. What a great resource!

15 12 2014

Just found your blog today and this little giveaway. Fantastic work you do, can’t wait to see more.

16 12 2014

Found your blog when I was looking for an answer as to why my purple sparkle pen stinks of fish. ;-) Interesting blog!

16 12 2014
Xavier Renegangel

Crossing my fingers.

17 12 2014
Dim Tsak

May the odds be ever in my favor :)

19 12 2014

Here’s a reader from singapore! It’s been an interesting time reading your posts. Have a fun christmas!

22 12 2014

I… I neeeeeed this. O_o

24 12 2014

Phew, glad I saw this before it was too late. Your reviews are wonderful!

24 12 2014

200, wow. Keep writing. Looking forward to your posts in 2015.

24 12 2014

Don’t mind if I join…

24 12 2014

I thought no one else in the world admired pens as much as me, this gives me hope :)

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