Monday, August 23, 2010

Back to School in Style with Carolina Pad Supplies – {Giveaway!}

carolinapadlogoContest Closed – Congrats kathyluman!

When I attended mass last weekend, I noticed that our church was collecting school supplies for needy children.  In a world with such excess in every which way, it’s things like this that serve as a reminder of how fortunate I am.  Can you imagine not being able to afford something as simple as school supplies for your children?  Or the embarrassment that their children would feel being in a class where other kids have the latest and greatest accessories for back-to-school? 

After seeing the collection box, I knew I wanted to do something to help.  The first thought that popped into my head was Carolina Pad.  I absolutely adore the products that I reviewed for them back in January.  I decided to reach out to the company about doing a product review so that I could donate their products to the cause.  Not only was Carolina Pad interested, they also wanted to send their own donation directly to my church.  Isn’t that wonderful of them?  It really makes me happy when companies I already love go and make me love them even more.  For their philanthropy and generosity, thank you Carolina Pad!

004Now as for the products--amazingly stylish as usual.  Carolina Pad sent me products from the Studio C collection, which are a part of their line which is exclusive to Wal-Mart stores.  The prices might be rolled-back, but the style and quality are top-notch.

Everything is gorgeous.  I would never have thought I’d use that word to describe school supplies, but these products from Carolina Pad are so much more than that.  They’re colorful and fun.  They almost make you want to do some work!  My favorite?

005The Date Planner.  It’s front and center in the top photograph, and here is what it looks like inside.  This is a product that would be so helpful in my daily life, planning my family’s weekly schedule and tracking our list of to-do’s.  Ideal also for a busy high school or college student. 

Also in the package was a binder, 2-pocket folders, 1-subject notebook, an Ideal book, a composition book, a ballpoint pen pack and earth-friendly pencils.

GIVEAWAY!
One lucky reader will receive a Carolina Pad assortment, including all of the back-to-school items on your list!

Mandatory Entry: Tell me your favorite product from Carolina Pad.

EXTRA ENTRIES: Must leave a comment for each entry.  If two entries are taken, leave two comments.
+1 Entry if you ‘Like’ Carolina Pad on Facebook, leave your fb name.
+1 Extra Entry if after you like them comment on their wall: I entered the giveaway @GirlGonemom US/CAN http://bit.ly/boKz7X
+1 Entry if you follow Carolina Pad on twitter and leave your twitter id.
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+1 Entry Follow Girl Gone Mom on twitter. Must leave your twitter handle.
+1 Entry per day for tweeting this message, must leave the url to tweet in your comment.
Back-to-School Giveaway: Win an assortment of back to school goodies from @CarolinaPad and @GirlGonemom US/CAN http://bit.ly/boKz7X
+1 Entry if you are a public follower of this blog.
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+2 Entries if you add my Fall for Fashion event button to your blog sidebar.  Leave link.
+1 Entry for every other current giveaway you enter.
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+1 Entry if you leave a meaningful comment on a non-giveaway post.
+5 Entries if you blog about this giveaway.

No compensation was received for this post. I received a complimentary grilling kit from the company in order to facilitate my candid review. Contest is open to US residents 18 and older with a street address (no P.O. box or APO) and closes at Midnight EST on September 13th. 
The winner will be selected using Random.org. See giveaway rules before entering. GOOD LUCK!

373 comments:

  1. I like their simply chic everyday tote bag in the green color
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  44. my favorite product is Hot Chocolate Personal Books

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  100. I love the Carnaby Street 18 month planner!

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  102. Every year I buy the Hot Chocolate Desk Calendar to keep track of the school work my daughter is going to do during the month.

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  104. My favorite item is the hot chocolate planners.

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  113. My favorite Carolina Pad product is the u:create Artist Book. I love to draw!
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  114. My favorite is the Hot Chocolate Desk Calendar. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  119. I like the Simply Chic Accessory Clutches - to hold my art supplies

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  137. I love the Personal Books. I use them all the time! I really like the Royal Twist design too!
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  161. I'd like to get the "Peace Out" line of products from the Back-to-School collection for my daughter.

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  164. I completely adore the Zensational Journals.

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