Saturday, December 11, 2010

Carolina Pad review and giveaway....(ENDED)



Carolina Pad sent us their complete Dreamsicle Collection which consisted of binders, notebooks, journals, composition books, folders, tab dividers, and more. This was WAY MORE than what I was expecting to receive from them to review. They are so generous. What I am most excited to say about the Dreamsicle Collection it was:
 created by Carolina Pad (www.carolinapad.com) and 
designed by JACK!E (www.jackiemcfee.com)
 to benefit 
Girls on the Run International (www.girlsontherun.org).


I gave this whole collection to my daughter who absolutely loves it!!

I personally have quite a bit of the items from the 'Pattern Play' and 'Eye Candy' collections!!



All of the Carolina Pad products that I have and have ever tried have been of excellent quality and I often buy them and give them as gifts. I would recommend this brand to anyone and everyone, who is not only looking for stylish and adorable writing products, but also those of great quality!!
I have folders from them that I have had for quite some time, and they aren't even beginning to fall apart in the middle like so many of my folders do. With other brands, I so often end up taping the folder together or just discarding them and buying new. With Carolina Pad brand, I have never had this problem :)

I want to share a little about how Carolina Pad got started!!
This comes directly from their website.

How It All Started The Carolina Pad story begins in 1945 in Charlotte, North Carolina. That’s when Joseph K. Hall Jr. and several business associates managed to scrape up enough money and equipment to launch a school supply manufacturing company. Joe had been operating Hall & Morris, a school supply wholesale business in Belmont, North Carolina. The new company, Carolina Pad, offered composition books, notebook paper, primary tablets, pencils, crayons, and other school supplies. A former teacher, principal, and coach, Joe was excited by the new company’s offerings. 

Carolina Pad continued to sell school supplies in the market formerly serviced by Hall & Morris. But since it was now in the manufacturing business, Carolina Pad had a lot more products to sell. To get an edge over larger, more established counterparts, Joe sold products directly to schools in the Carolinas and Virginia — often out of the back of his truck! 



Pretty interesting, eh??
Visit their online store now for your last minute holiday shopping
or just for your everyday school supplies or writing needs!!
http://www.carolinapadstore.com/
You'll be glad you did :)

Carolina Pad was generous enough to 
offer one of my followers
 the Dreamsicle Collection.


Mandatory Entry: Go to Carolina Pad's site and tell me your favorite collection
AND
who you would give this prize to if you win (perhaps you'll keep it !?!?)

Extra Entries: You may do as many of these as you like AFTER you complete the mandatory entry!! If the mandatory entry isn't done first, the rest of the entries will not be counted.

Like Carolina Pad on facebook, leave fb name (2 entries)
Follow Carolina Pad on twitter, leave handle (2 entries)
Make a purchase from Carolina Pad (15 entries) must prove if you win!
Tweet about this giveaway, can be done once per day.
Share on facebook or other social network, leave me proof!! (2 entries)
Follow my blog via GFC
Subscribe via email. (3 entries)
Subscribe via feed. (3 entries)
Follow my other blog via GFC (5 entries)
Follow me on facebook. (2 entries)
Follow me on twitter (2 entries)
Blog about this giveaway, leave me the link. (10 entries)

*New* Enter this contest using this link so I get referral point. (10 entries)
(It's a $25 Amazon gift card..perhaps you'll win one--4 winners)


Giveaway HAS ENDED!!

Winner will be notified via email and
 have 48 hours to reply
or I will choose a new winner.

Note:  I wasn't compensated in any way, financial or otherwise for writing this review. In this specific case, I was able to keep the items I reviewed. I always give my honest  opinion.

Best of luck to everyone!!

105 comments:

  1. My fave is the Hot Chocolate Collection and I would keep this for myself
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

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  2. I like carolina pad on facebook (Tanya Riley)

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  3. #2 I like carolina pad on facebook (Tanya Riley)

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  4. i tweeted
    http://twitter.com/starryeyed24/status/14434488184479744

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  5. #2 tweet
    http://twitter.com/starryeyed24/status/14434488184479744

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  6. I liked Carolina Pad on facebook.
    heidijohnjeff@verizon.net

    Heidi

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  7. I love the Peace Collection and I would like to keep it for myself because I love to write and send letters but Im sure my daughter would like it to. Also I cant wait until they bring out the Fundanoodle writing sets for children. That is going to help my son learn to write. He will be ready for kindergarden.

    heidijohnjeff@verizon.net
    Heidi

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  8. Follow blog via GFC
    heidijohnjeff@verizon.net

    Heidi

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  9. Subscribe via email. (3 entries)

    heidijohnjeff@verizon.net
    Heidi

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  10. Subscribe via feed. (3 entries)
    Follow me on facebook. (2 entries)heidi330
    Follow me on twitter (2 entries)heidi330

    heidijohnjeff@verizon.net

    Heidi

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  11. I love the Hot Chocolate collection and I would keep it for myself ...

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  12. Fb fan of Carolina pad ........Priya Ramki
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  13. Fb fan of Carolina pad .........Priya Ramki
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  14. Twitter follower of carolina pad.........@priaramki
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  15. Twitter follower of carolina pad ...@priaramki
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  16. I tweeted ..........http://twitter.com/priaramki/status/15593440079253504

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  17. I like the chocolate collection.
    I would give it to my daughter.
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  18. 1. New follower Carolina pad on facebook
    Kelly B
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  19. 2. New follower of Carolina pad on facebook
    Kelly B
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  20. New follower via GFC
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  21. 1. New follower of your other blog via GFC
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  22. 2. New follower of your other blog via GFC
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  23. 3. New follower of your other blog via GFC
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  24. 4. New follower of your other blog via GFC
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  25. 5. New follower of your other blog via GFC
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  26. 1. New follower via email (confirmed)
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  27. 2. New follower via email (confirmed)
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  28. 3. New follower via email (confirmed)
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  29. Their Simply Chic collection is just so... chic!

    torontoteachermom at hotmail.com

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  30. I like the whimsical flower collection. I think I would give it to my mom. (alidear at hotmail dot com)

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  31. I like carolina pad on fb (alidear at hotmail dot com)

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  32. I like carolina pad on fb (alidear at hotmail dot com)

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  33. email subscriber (alidear at hotmail dot com)

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  36. fb follower (alidear at hotmail dot com)

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  38. Gosh, I don't know! The Simply Chic collection is so classy but I also like Royal Twist. Dreamsicle is nice too! More than likely I would give the Dreamsicle collection to my sister for her February birthday. :)
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

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  39. #1 I like Carolina Pad on facebook.
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  40. #2 I like Carolina Pad on facebook.
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  41. #1 I like @carolinapad on Twitter.
    @ArtsyChaos
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  42. #2 I like @carolinapad on Twitter.
    @ArtsyChaos
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  43. Following your blog with GFC.
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  44. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/ArtsyChaos/status/21448768079532032
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  45. #1 Added you as a facebook friend.
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  46. #2 Added you as a facebook friend.
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  47. #1 Following @4theLUVofSANITY on Twitter.
    @Artsy Chaos
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  48. #2 Following @4theLUVofSANITY on Twitter.
    @Artsy Chaos
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  49. #1 Ok, clicked your referral link for the CCD contest, entered my name and left a comment. I hope I did it correctly!
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  50. #2 Ok, clicked your referral link for the CCD contest, entered my name and left a comment. I hope I did it correctly!
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  51. #3 Ok, clicked your referral link for the CCD contest, entered my name and left a comment. I hope I did it correctly!
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  52. #4 Ok, clicked your referral link for the CCD contest, entered my name and left a comment. I hope I did it correctly!
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  53. #5 Ok, clicked your referral link for the CCD contest, entered my name and left a comment. I hope I did it correctly!
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  54. #6 Ok, clicked your referral link for the CCD contest, entered my name and left a comment. I hope I did it correctly!
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  55. #7 Ok, clicked your referral link for the CCD contest, entered my name and left a comment. I hope I did it correctly!
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  56. #8 Ok, clicked your referral link for the CCD contest, entered my name and left a comment. I hope I did it correctly!
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  57. #9 Ok, clicked your referral link for the CCD contest, entered my name and left a comment. I hope I did it correctly!
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  58. #10 Ok, clicked your referral link for the CCD contest, entered my name and left a comment. I hope I did it correctly!
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  59. my favorite is the Christian Lacroix Transparent Embossed Journal - Absynthe
    mommy2skie@yahoo.com

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  60. subscribe.
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  61. follow carolina pad on facebook; misty vanepps

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  62. follow carolina pad on twitter; mommy2skie

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  63. follow carolina pad on facebook #2

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  64. follow carolina pad on twitter #2

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  65. Oh the Royal Twist is super snazzy!
    I would keep some of the dramscicle stuff, and give some away!

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  66. I follow @carolinapad on twitter (@missbobloblaw)
    #1

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  67. I follow @carolinapad on twitter (@missbobloblaw)
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  68. I follow @4theLUVofSANITY on twitter (@missbobloblaw)
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  69. I follow @4theLUVofSANITY on twitter (@missbobloblaw)
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  70. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/missbobloblaw/status/21772077375692800
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  71. tweeted
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  72. daily tweet
    http://twitter.com/missbobloblaw/status/21870364921434112

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  73. daily tweet
    http://twitter.com/missbobloblaw/status/21870364921434112

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  74. Hot Chocolate collection and I am not sure if I would keep it for myself or give it to my friend who is a writer.
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  75. I requested you on Facebook: Crystal Jansen Hamilton
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  76. 2- I requested you on Facebook: Crystal Jansen Hamilton
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  77. I follow you on twitter: @Latsyrc728
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  78. I follow your other blog via GFC: Latsyrc728 (it is a different pic)
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  79. 2- I follow your other blog via GFC: Latsyrc728 (it is a different pic)
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  80. 3- I follow your other blog via GFC: Latsyrc728 (it is a different pic)
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  81. 4- I follow your other blog via GFC: Latsyrc728 (it is a different pic)
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  82. 5- I follow your other blog via GFC: Latsyrc728 (it is a different pic)
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  83. entry 2 (first entry is farther up..realized I forgot this one) I follow you on twitter: @Latsyrc728
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  84. I follow via Google: Latsyrc728 (it is a different picture)
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  85. I like Carolina Pad on Facebook: Crystal Jansen Hamilton
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  86. 2- I like Carolina Pad on Facebook: Crystal Jansen Hamilton
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  87. I follow Carolina Pad on twitter: @Latsyrc728
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  88. 2- I follow Carolina Pad on twitter: @Latsyrc728
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  89. HI, I love the Kendall Collection, my 8 year old daughter would love it! I love encouraging her to write anything and having something as pretty as that would make it fun!
    leahsmitham@hotmail.ca

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  90. Liking it on facebook
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  91. Following it on Twitter
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  92. Tweeteed
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  93. Subscribed via email
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  94. Following on Twitter
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  95. daily tweet

    http://twitter.com/missbobloblaw/status/22229942683041792

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  96. Tweeted
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