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Winner Update August 28, 2013

The winner of the OfficeMax Giveaway is Jakki (the third commentator to this blog post)! Congratulations, Jakki! An email has been sent directly to you to get your mailing address. The fine folks at OfficeMax will mail your package directly to you.

Thanks to all who entered!
Maybe next time!
OfficeMax generously sent an assortment of pens, pencils and highlighters for review and they were also kind enough to offer the same items to be given away to one lucky recipient! One winner will be chosen from the comments on this blog post. Winner will be selected on Sunday, August 25. Be sure to either leave your email in the comment OR email me your name after you leave a comment (Jackie (at) LettersAndJournals (dot) com.

You can see a sample of each item below, but the full assortment of product is in the following pictures. In the notebook photos I used each product to show how I sampled the different writing instraments.

This 10-pack of highlighters was a joy to use. I love the variety of colors and the heavy smooth flow of the highlighter ink. You can see in the pictures above how I used the highlighters to highlight and to color. (Yes, I had fun!)

The angled tip of the highlighter made it easy to draw, color or highlight. Your choice!

 And look how nicely they fit in this pencil holder.

These 0.7 point gel pens have a smooth rich flow, like most gel pens. I’m a fine point person and found these pens very easy to write with and had no skipping or bleed-through.

Lastly, we have the box of 12 mechanical pencils. The eraser colors are eye-catching and the matching grip makes the writing a little easier. I prefer mechanical pencils with a little more heft and weight, but other than that, these pencils work superbly.

I received the writing products in this post from OfficeMax in order to
facilitate my review. The items featured in this giveaway are also provided by
OfficeMax and will be sent to the winner directly. Opinions expressed in this
post are 100% my own. I have not been compensated for this post in any other

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  1. Cheryl on August 16, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    What a fun giveaway! You can never have too many pens/markers. Love your illustrations of testing them. Thanks for the opportunity to win some. the simplyblogs @ gmail . Com

  2. Julie on August 17, 2013 at 6:04 am

    I love the gel pens! The highlighters are lovely, too! Definitely time to write some letters.

  3. Jakki on August 17, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    The gel pens are wonderful and I would love to use them on my dark coloured zentangles!
    Mechanical pencils, well, I am a crossword addict and I need to have mechanical pencils EVERYWHERE! Sadly, I am not one of those people who can do a cryptic crossword in ink and in a matter of minutes (got a rotten sister like that! 🙂
    I'd love to win this prize package. Thanks for the review and opportunity.

  4. rift on August 17, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Yay Office Max! And Thank You Jackie!

  5. Marcia on August 18, 2013 at 12:47 am

    I'm so addicted to office and all art supplies. Hey -at least I own it! Marcia at inkedtile dot com

  6. Webster on August 18, 2013 at 4:42 am

    Thanks to both Jackie and Office Max for the chance to win goodies!

  7. Aida on August 18, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Yay for office supplies! I love the highlighter set, so many fun colors! 😀

  8. Dave Marler on August 18, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    The highlighters are quite colorful. I would love to sample the goodies

  9. Janis on August 19, 2013 at 5:53 am

    What a fun giveaway. I am a nut for pens and highlighters, etc! Thanks for TCTW!!
    <3 J

  10. Ambiguitylotus on August 19, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    As a poet, there's no limit to the amount of writing that I do… and calligraphy even! Would love to sample the pens! Great review! Would love to win this giveaway and post my review too!


  11. Liz Scott on August 19, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    I love that you are doing product reviews!!

  12. Sara on August 19, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Ack – I fear my comment was eaten. Let's try again.

    Thank you for the chance!

    ~Sara (justdiysara at gmail dot com)

    Hope you are well! ♥

  13. the only daughter on August 20, 2013 at 12:45 am

    I love paper and I love pens! Would love to participate in any way, shape, or form. Thank you for the opportunity.

  14. Bobbi on August 22, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Very cool…put my name in please 🙂

  15. Gill on August 25, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Am I too late??

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