Giveaways and Reviews


A recent survey conducted by BIC Inc., a global leader and distributor of ballpoint pens, reveals that 61% of Canadians prefer handwritten personalized praise rather than other forms of communication in the workplace.

What about you?  Does a “great job” email work to boost your ego, whether it’s at home or at work?  Or does a handwritten note really make the message that much more powerful?

In the same survey, Canadians stated that there are certain things that they like about the pens they use.  71% cited smooth ink, 54% said a comfortable grip, and 38% said good value for their money was important.

The new BIC ReAction ballpoint pen with Easy-Glide System Ink is just what Canadians are looking for – with up to 35% smoother ink system compared to traditional BIC ballpoint pens, as well as innovative D-Flexion technology (a cushion spring that acts as a shock absorber while writing).

We were sent some BIC ReAction ballpoint pens with the Easy-Glide system, as well as an assortment of other BIC products to help my son and of course us get through the busy beginning of the school year.  Wow did I ever get a surprise with the amount of forms I needed to fill out over the past few weeks – not only for school but for all the activities the kids are in.  I popped one of the BIC ReAction pens in my purse after learning the hard way that not having a pen in your purse makes it very difficult to register for activities quickly (blah.)  I’m weird about my stationery and writing tools, if a pen isn’t working properly or just looks cheap when writing on paper, I’ll start all over again (you know the kind, light blue ink that looks like it’s running out, ugh.)  I’m loving the way these pens write, and won’t go without it now that one is safely in my purse.

1 of my Canadian readers is going to win a great prize pack from BIC consisting of the new ReAction ballpoint pens and some other goodies.  To enter, just leave me a comment here telling me – does it matter if you get an email or a personal note from someone?  Do you prefer the personal note?  Does it mean more?

For additional entries:
~ Follow me (join this site with Google Friend Connect)
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~ Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link
~ Follow @FeistyFrugal on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway (RT 1x per day)  Win a BIC ReAction ballpoint pens prize pack @FeistyFrugal (CDN only)
~ “Like” Feisty Frugal and Fabulous on Facebook (please leave your first name and last initial so I can find you as a fan)

This giveaway will end on October 2nd at 9PM CT . Giveaway is open to Canadian addresses only.