Friday, May 13, 2011

Cadoozles Mechanical Pencil Review and Giveaway!





Schools is almost out for the year already and if you want your kids to be prepared for next year you have to keep their minds busy during their summer vacations!  Children forget so much during their summer breaks, I remember when I was in school I would forget anything I didn't keep up with over the summer.  But what kid wants to do school work during the summer?  There are tons of ways to keep your children's minds churning by going online, visiting your local library, asking their teacher for suggestions before school lets out or just being creative!  Ashton is going into the first grade next year and all this year he's had a heck of a time learning cursive, (yes in Kindergarten) so we turned to my Mom, a brilliant Kindergarten teacher who came up with quite a few great ways to help Ashton practice his cursive and have fun at the same time!  Sometimes, it's as simple as the pencils or pens your children use!  Ashton was bored with writing with normal #2 pencils, he wanted some excitement in his schoolwork!  Thankfully, Cadoozles came to the rescue with their adorable Mechanical Pencils and now Ashton doesn't mind practicing his cursive, as long as he gets to use his Cadoozles that is!

Who is Zebra Pen?
According to their website, "We are committed, intelligent and team-oriented employees who create loyal users.  We challenge ourselves to be better.  We listen to our customers.  We deliver quality and innovation.  We create users."  
Zebra Pens is a family oriented company as well as a socially responsible one.  They work with like-minded businesses around the country and strive to foster an acceptance of diversity and inclusion within their own company and their external relationships as well.  Zebra Pens works with City of Hope Helford Research Hospital, Kids In Need, The National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. (NBCF), The American Heart Association and The United Way of New Jersey (Adopt a Family) in hopes of making a difference in their community and communities around the nation.  
Zebra Pens come in a variety of designs and colors including steel pens, ballpoint pens, gel pens, roller ball pens, mechanical pencils, highlighters, markers and even eco-pens, made from over 70% recycled materials!  Whether you are a parent with children going back to school next year, A college student or even a work at home parent, Zebra Pens has exactly what you need to get the job done right.  Their fashionable steel pens make a great, small Father's Day gift!  Students love gel pens and mechanical pencils and I don't know of a household in America that couldn't use an extra ballpoint pen or two!  I'm always searching for a pen and can never find one that works!  Here are just a few examples of the many stylish writing utensils Zebra Pens has to offer:


F-701 Professional Grade Ballpoint Pen $7.99
Sarasa Metallic Gel Retractable Pens $1.59/ea
Zazzle Brights Highlighters $1.65/ea
My Review
The wonderful people over at Zebra pens sent Ashton and me some of their Cadoozles mechanical pencils for us to try out and review.  Cadoozles are fun pencils that never need sharpening, so no need to get up in the middle of class and interrupt everyone just to sharpen your pencil!  They are small enough to fit your child's small hands but large enough for them to hold properly.  The large colorful erasers make it easy to replace lead after it runs out!  I used to hate replacing lead in my old mechanical pencils because it was such a pain to get that tiny eraser off the pencil.  Then I'd end up losing it and the lead would end up getting lost, what a mess!  Cadoozles are still #2 pencils so they're great for use with standardized testing, the larger eraser also helps clean up mistakes a lot easier too!  Cadoozles are also easy to fill with standard 0.7mm lead you can find at most major retailers nationwide.  With 6 vibrant colors and designs to a pack, your child will love writing, drawing and letting their imaginations soar with Cadoozles!  
Ashton and I practiced his cursive with the Cadoozles and although he is used to writing with a larger, thicker pencil he loves using these new mechanical pencils and is more than willing to take the time to get used to them.  Heck, we have all summer!  I didn't let him take out all 6 at once, so he chose to write with the Ice Cream pencil first.  I love how affordable Cadoozles are, at only $0.41 each you can afford to practice with your children all summer long!  If all of Zebra Pen's products are made and work as well as Cadoozles, consider me a lifelong customer!  






Where can you purchase Cadoozles or other Zebra Pens products?
If you're interested in any of the Zebra Pen products simply head over to their website for more information or to purchase your very own Zebra Pen products.  You can also find them at all Office Superstore locations, major mass market stores, Independent office product dealers and most anywhere office and school supplies are sold.  You can also stay up to date on new products, promotions and information by following them on Twitter or Facebook.


Giveaway Time!!
One lucky Shopaholic will win a pack of Cadoozles mechanical pencils to try out themselves or give to their children!  Here's how:


Mandatory Entry:  What was your favorite subject in school?  Just tell me in the comments below!


Extra Entries- worth 1 entry each
"Like" Zebra Pen on Facebook
"Like" Shopaholic Mommy on Facebook
Follow Zebra Pen on Twitter
Follow Shopaholic Mommy on Twitter
Follow Shopaholic Mommy on Google Friend Connect
Follow Shopaholic Mommy on Networked Blogs
Share this giveaway via Facebook (1xs 2 daily) *60 minutes apart*
Enter the @ZebraPen giveaway at @ShopaholicMommy to win a set of Cadoozles pencils! Ends 5/28 -- http://bit.ly/ksCyLO
Tweet this giveaway via Twitter (1xs 3 daily) *60 minutes apart*
Enter to #win the @ZebraPen #giveaway at @Smmhblog! Ends 5/28-- http://bit.ly/ksCyLO
Vote for Shopaholic Mommy - I'm on the Fence! *once per day*
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Blog about this giveaway & provide link
Post my button on your site & provide link
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*Let's try this again, reposting from last-night* I will choose one winner via random.org on May 27th and announce the winner the following day.  That person will have 48 hours to claim their prize or I will have a redraw and choose another winner.  This giveaway is open to US residents 18+.  Good Luck!


I received this product for free for the purpose of a review.  All opinions in this review are completely unbiased.  For more information on my disclosure policy please visit the Contact Me section of my site.

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