Sunday, March 14, 2010

Zip-it Opener - Giveaway!


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Your child starts to unwrap a toy that she's been begging for, eagerly tearing through the wrapping paper with all her might, only to find that it's sealed in hard plastic.  It's the one drag about birthdays and Christmas, what every parent dreads.   You have to try and open the impossible-to-open package as quickly-as-possible to avert tears on what is supposed to be a joyful day.  My normal method is to stab the packaging with the scissors and cut as much as I can, and then try to pull it apart with my bare hands.  It's neither easy nor safe.  I'm lucky if I don't injure myself in the process.

When I was told that the Zip-it Opener cuts through the hard plastic without leaving sharp edges, I was a little skeptical.  I've used other openers that claim to be safe and easy to use and the end result was disappointing.  It was no safer than using a razor blade.  But the Zip-it did exactly what it said it would do.  Powered by  two AA batteries and equipped with rollers, it opened my package in record time.  This would have been a life-saver a few months ago!
The Zip-it Opener was designed by Steve Fisher, who made this product to make life a little easier for his mom.  It's such a user friendly and safe device designed to quickly open the pesky hard plastic that so many products are now packaged in.  Your fingers can never come in contact with the blades because of the plastic safety cover, so it is truly safe to use. 

BUY IT!  The Zip-it Opener is only $19.99 - a very small price to pay for a stress-free opening experience. 

WIN IT!  One lucky reader will receive a Zip-it Opener!    

To Enter:  Be a public follower of this blog and just leave a comment saying so! 

EXTRA ENTRIES (available after mandatory entry above is completed):
+ 1 Entry if you also follow this blog in your reader.
+ 1 Entry if you also subscribe by email and verify. Leave email address.
+ 1 Entry per day if you follow The Penny-Pinching Mama on twitter and tweet the following (up to 3x per day, at least 3 hours between each tweet):

Use the Zip-it Opener to easily open toys in hard shell packaging - Win one http://tinyurl.com/yl3cwrj giveaway @pennypinchingma

+ 1 Entry if you become a fan of The Penny-Pinching Mama on Facebook, leave your name.
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+ 1 Entry for each current giveaway you enter on this blog.
+ 5 Entries if you blog about this giveaway (and only this giveaway) in 50 words or more, including a link back to this post.

No compensation was received for this review post. The sponsor sent me a product sample to facilitate my candid review.  Contest is open to U.S. residents and closes at Midnight EST on March 30th. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. Please leave your email address either in your comment or make sure it is listed on your profile page so that I have a way to contact you. See the giveaway rules before entering. GOOD LUCK!

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