Monday, August 02, 2010


Back To School With Carolina Pad: A Review and Giveaway!

It's that time again; time to start hauling out those back-to-school checklists that you received from your children's schools detailing all the things you need to buy for the first day of school.

When it comes to notebook and stationary products, I hope you will seek out the products from Carolina Pad Company

The ones that I am reviewing are from the Dreamsicle Collection, designed by JACKIE to benefit Girls On The Run International.   This collection includes such items as a 3-subject notebook, a ribbon tie journal,a binder with tabs, and a composition book. 

The fact that the purchase of products from this collection support Girls On The Run International makes them so much more attractive in my opinion.  Girls on the Run is a 501(c)3 positive youth development program which combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. Their core curriculum addresses many aspects of girls’ development - their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Lessons provide girls with the tools to make positive decisions and to avoid risky adolescent behaviors,

You can buy the Dreamsicle line at such stores as CVS and Staples.  In addition Carolina Pad has other cool collections to check out as well!

Here's what's really cool: Carolina Pad is offering to give to you, my dear readers, products from the Dreamsicle collection to get a good start to your back-to-school shopping!  If you want to win, this is what you have to do:

(1) You MUST be a Google Friend Connect follower of my blog ( this will be verified)


AND

(2) You MUST "likeCarolina Pad on Facebook ( please leave a note on the wall that this blog sent you there!)


BOTH (1) and (2) MUST be done for your initial entry! Leave me ONE comment stating that both items were completed and tell me in that comment what your facebook name is for verification.
If you already follow/like either/or/both please just let me know in that mandatory first comment as well.

If you want additional entries:

(3) Follow me on Twitter

(4) Follow Carolina Pad on Twitter

(5) Tweet about this giveaway ( leave one comment with a link to your tweet)

(6) Go to the Carolina Pad website, check out the other collections, and let me know which one looks good to you!

(7) Blog about this giveaway and leave me a comment with a link to your post and link back to this give-a-way post as well!

(8) Subscribe to my blog via email

Give-a-way to run until 11:59 pm EST on August 16, 2010. Winner will be chosen via Random.org. Email will be sent to winner with a response needed within 72 hours of winning email with shipping information. If winner does not respond to email, an alternate winner will be chosen. Good only within the continental USA. Make sure you leave a contact email within your post or check to make sure that I can email you via your blogger profile.





Disclaimer: Carolina Pad provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the product sample.


108 comments:

mogrill said...

Done both requirements!!
FB name: Monique K. Ohl Rizzo

Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Almost Crazy Coupon Lady said...

I'm following you via GFC ( Cassie Dow) and
Liked Carolina Pad on Facebook

Almost Crazy Coupon Lady said...

I'm following you via Twitter

(almostcrazylady)

brandon and jakell said...

Follow you via GFC and follow them on FB added note to their wall

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brandon and jakell said...

follow you on twitter (cthmommy)

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brandon and jakell said...

follow carolina pad on twitter
(cthmommy)

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brandon and jakell said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/cthmommy/status/20712906706

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brandon and jakell said...

went to their website and love the EYE CANDY and Royal Twist

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brandon and jakell said...

I subscribe

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MoMoKG064 said...

I follow you GFC

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MoMoKG064 said...

I like carolina pad on facebook

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MoMoKG064 said...

I follow you on twitter

@momo064

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MoMoKG064 said...

I follow carolina pad on twitter

@momo064

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MoMoKG064 said...

I subscribe to your blog via email

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QueenB said...

brett m likes c. pad on FB and I GFC follow you

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QueenB said...

@mamatomjr follows you
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QueenB said...

@mamatomjr follows Cpad

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QueenB said...

email subscriber (confirmed)

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Alicia said...

I follow you on GFC and like Carolina PAd on FB

I am wicked cheap! (gfc)

Alicia Buchta Sherman (FB)

Alicia said...

I follow you on twitter

@iamwickedcheap

Alicia said...

I follow Carolina pad on twitter

@iamwickedcheap

Alicia said...

I tweeted 8/14

http://twitter.com/iamwickedcheap/status/21196081407

Alicia said...

I subscribe to your emails at iamwickedcheap at gmail dot com

Alicia said...

I like pearl stripe!

Jeannine said...

I do both!

The Crave to $ave! said...

I follow you on GFC

The Crave to $ave! said...

I am a fan of carolina pad on fb

The Crave to $ave! said...

I follow you on twitter @thecravetosave

The Crave to $ave! said...

I follow carolina pad on twitter

The Crave to $ave! said...

I am an email subscriber

The Crave to $ave! said...

I like the kendall collection

The Crave to $ave! said...

I tweeted

https://twitter.com/TheCraveToSave/status/21218143236

lisad33611 said...

I'm a public gfc follower, like Carolina Pad on FB as Lisa Duncan and let them know you sent me
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carolina-Pad/20968565045?v=wall&ref=ts#!/pages/Carolina-Pad/20968565045?v=wall&story_fbid=10150248757975046&ref=mf
duncan.lisa(at)gmail.com

lisad33611 said...

Following you on twitter @My2CentsFL
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lisad33611 said...

Following Carolina Pad on twitter @My2CentsFL
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lisad33611 said...

I also like their Kendall Kollection
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Angie said...

follow via gfc and like carolina pad on facebook. angiewith3 at live dot com

Angie said...

following on twitter as @angiewith3

Angie said...

already following carolina pad on twitter as @angiewith3
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Angie said...

I like the Tranzend collection
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The Bertone's said...

I follow you and I left a message on Carolina Pads Facebook wall.

The Bertone's said...

I follow you on Twitter

@the3kidsandme

The Bertone's said...

I follow Carolina Pad on Twitter

@the3kidsandme

... said...

Did both (although I already "liked" Carolina Pad on Facebook (Kristin Kaufmann).

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... said...

I follow you on Twitter @kristinnw.

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... said...

I follow Carolina Pad on Twitter @kristinnw.

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... said...

I like Eye Candy.

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Hannah said...

­­­­­I follow on GFC ( hannah . chrinahxxx@..)

and I liked carolina pad on fb and commented: (hannah kn.)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carolina-Pad/20968565045?v=wall&story_fbid=10150249278915046&ref=mf

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Hannah said...

follow you on twitter (achrissmile)

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Hannah said...

follow carolina pad on twitter (achrissmile)

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Hannah said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/achrissmile/status/21287328006

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Hannah said...

I also liked the whimsical flower collection, its pretty!

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Hannah said...

subscriber via email

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Sahm Lee said...

Follow and liked (Talitha Lee)
Thanks for the contest!
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Lesley said...

Following you on GFC And liking Carolina Pad on Facebook (Lesley Parkinson)

Lesley said...

following you on Twitter (moreorlesley)

Lesley said...

Following Carolina Pad on Twitter (moreorlesley)

Lesley said...

I like TranZend

Lesley said...

I subscribe via email

susan1215 said...

I'm following you via GFC and
Liked Carolina Pad on Facebook Susan Smith

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susan1215 said...

follow Carolina Pad on twitter susan1215

FDP 4 Life said...

i am a follower and i like them on facebook - tony l smoaks
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Beth said...

New blog follower and following Carolina Pad on Facebook- Beth Willis

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Beth said...

Following you on twitter @bethwillis01

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Beth said...

following Carolina Pad on twitter @bethwillis01

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Beth said...

I like the Pattern Play collection

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Beth said...

email subscriber

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Brenda said...

GFC follower and like Carolina Pad on Facebook


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Brenda said...

twitter follower;
@paz247

Brenda said...

Follow Carolina Pad on Twitter

Brenda said...

I like the Zensational collection

Brenda said...

Subscribe to blog via email

Brenda said...

tweet:
http://twitter.com/paz247/status/21344332754

Julie said...

like Carolina P on fb-Julie S Laws

left message on wall

follow u

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Julie said...

i love the whimsical flower collection

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Julie said...

email subscriber
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ape2016 said...

I follow via GFC and I liked them on FB
FB ID april yedinak
ayed2016(at)aol(dot)com

ape2016 said...

I also like the Zensational line

ape2016 said...

I subscribe via email

kathy pease said...

Google Friend klp1965 klp1965@myfairpoint.net

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kathy pease said...

following you on twitter klp1965

kathy pease said...

http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/21360717560

kathy pease said...

i also like the Eye Candy collection

kngmckellar said...

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carolina-Pad/20968565045?v=wall&ref=ts#!/pages/Carolina-Pad/20968565045?v=wall&story_fbid=10150249965900046&ref=mf

follow you on gfc as kngmckellar and like them on fb and wrote on their wall (g. mckellar)

kngmckellar said...

follow you on twitter as kngmckellar

kngmckellar said...

follow them on twitter as kngmckellar

kngmckellar said...

http://twitter.com/kngmckellar/status/21366254352

tweet

kngmckellar said...

I like the Zensational collection!

kngmckellar said...

http://kngmckellar-glorias.blogspot.com/2010/08/httpmadamerkfblogspotcom201008back-to.html

blogged

kngmckellar said...

email subscriber

WWillows6 said...

I'm following you on GFC.
I Liked Carolina Pad on FB user Lisa G. and left a comment on their wall.
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

WWillows6 said...

I'm following you on Twitter user lisalmg.
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

WWillows6 said...

I'm following carolinapad on Twitter user lisalmg.
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

WWillows6 said...

I Tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/21366835113
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WWillows6 said...

I love the Hot Chocolate collection at Carolina Pad.
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WWillows6 said...

I subscribed to your emails. Thanks!
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CherylS22 said...

GFC follower of your blog
FB fan of Carolina Pad & left a message one their wall (Cheryl Snyder)
Thanks for the giveaway!
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CherylS22 said...

I also like the TranZend collection.
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Nancye said...

GFC Follower and I like Carolina Pad on Facebook. I left a message on their wall saying that you sent me.

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Nancye said...

I follow you on twitter
@NancyeDavis

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Nancye said...

Follow Carolina Pad on Twitter
@NancyeDavis

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Nancye said...

My fave collection is Hot Chocolate and Dreamsicle. I like all of them!

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Nancye said...

email subscriber

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janetfaye said...

I follow you on GFC - janetfaye

I like Carolina Pad on FB - Janet Fri

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janetfaye said...

I follow you on Twitter - Janetfaye

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janetfaye said...

I follow carolinapad on Twitter - Janetfaye

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janetfaye said...

I like Royal Twist collection.

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janetfaye said...

I am email subscribed.

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