If you’ve been a MIBR reader for a while then there’s a good chance that you know all about my love affair with writing utensils. Given my love for pens and pencils I couldn’t possibly do a back-to-school event without including one of my very stationery brands—BIC!
BIC® products provide easy answers for everyday needs. In creating its first product, the BIC® Cristal® ballpoint pen, BIC chose to go straight to what’s essential: create something simple, yet reliable, which eases something we all do, that everyone can use. This vision is at the heart of every brand move BIC makes.
BIC has long been my go-to brand for writing utensils; I appreciate the simplicity and functionality of their products and the fact that BIC is committed to providing their customers with quality products at affordable prices!
I had the chance recently to try out several BIC stationery products as part of our back-to-school event and I can’t wait (seriously I could talk about pens and pencils all day) to tell you all about the latest products from BIC for back-to-school—there may even be a giveaway in it for you!
Perfect for students and teachers, the retractable BIC 4-Color Grip ball pen offers a four-in-one pen solution through its four different ink colors: blue, black, red, and green. The BIC 4-Color Grip also features a contemporary design with a professional-looking grey barrel and a soft, full-length comfort grip.
The BIC 4-Color Grip is available in a 1.0 mm medium point and has a suggested retail of $2.99.
My thoughts: I am a big fan of BIC’s 4-Color line of pens and this one did not disappoint! The 4-Color Grip has the variety that you want from the 4-Color line with the look of a slightly more sophisticated pen—which makes it great for teachers! I love that the pen writes beautifully in all 4 colors and that the grip makes the pen ultra comfortable to hold, even for someone like me who has severe carpal tunnel!
Next up we have my girl’s favorite the BIC Impressions Pencils.
This new mechanical pencil contains 200% more lead per pencil than the competition. With its mini size and four different eye-catching barrel designs, the BIC Impressions Pencil is certain to appeal to students (of all ages). Each pencil has three strong 0.7 mm number two leads and a smudge free eraser.
The BIC Impressions Pencils are available in a 28-count package with a suggest retail of $9.99.
My thoughts: The BIC Impressions Pencils are “so freaking cute” at least according to my 12 year old. I love that they are smaller than the traditional lead pencil (and much more stylish) but boast more lead that their competitors—way to go BIC!
One item that’s sure to be on every school supply list is glue sticks and BIC has an ecofriendly version that you have to check out—BIC Ecolutions Glue Stick.
Perfect for school projects, BIC Ecolutions Glue sticks are a back-to-school staple that parents and kids can feel good about! In fact, the glue stick’s dispenser is made from 100% recycled plastics!
The BIC Ecolutions glue stick is washable for easy clean-up and is available in an eight-gram size for a suggested retail price of $1.56.
My thoughts: Glue sticks are a necessity when you have kids in the house and the BIC Ecolutions glue stick has quickly become one of my favorites!
we can all have a pen made just for us!
Going back to school for many girls means that they will be thinking about what clothing, accessories and school supplies they need to get the year off to a great start! One item that these students will certainly have on their list is the stylish, retractable BIC for Her ball pen!
The BIC for Her Ball Pen is available in blue and black inks, featuring BIC’s exclusive Easy-Glide System ink technology, as well as in pink and purple inks (and what teenage girl—and her mom—doesn’t love that). Available in a 1.0 mm medium point, BIC for Her comes in a two=pack with a suggested retail price of $5.55
My thoughts: The BIC for Her Ball Pen is too cute for words! My daughter’s love the designs and the colored ink and I love the way that the BIC for Her pens writes—so fluid with no dragging or bleeding.
My favorite of all of the BIC products that I received to review is undoubtedly the BIC Velocity Bold (aka "Smoothest Pen in the Universe”)!
The BIC Velocity Bold features exclusive Easy-Glide System ink technology, which delivers a smooth writing experience, and has a 1.6 mm point for a vivid line, and a soft grip that provides long-lasting comfort while writing.
The BIC Velocity Bold is available in black and blue inks and has a suggested retail price of $2.79 for a 2-pack.
My thoughts: I love this pen! Once you experience this pen you will not want another! I love how vivid the lines are and how smoothly this pen writes and I think you will too!
You can pick up all of the stationery items mentioned above wherever writing utensils are sold~
I have an awesome treat for you very lucky MIBR reader! One of you is going to win all of the BIC products mentioned above—that’s a prize pack worth over $25.00!
What You Can Win!
1 Package - BIC 4-Color Grip ballpoint pen (1-pack) $2.99
1 Package – BIC Ecolutions Glue Stick (1-Pack, 8 grams) $1.56
1 Package – BIC for Her retractable ball pen (2-Pack) $5.55
1 Package – BIC Impressions Mechanical Pencils (28-Pack) $9.99
1 Package – BIC Velocity Bold ballpoint pen (4-pack) $5.39
How You Can Win!
To enter this giveaway please leave a comment on this post telling me which of these BIC products you are most excited about trying or which product from the BIC website you would like to have for back-to-school!
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This giveaway ends on Monday August 31, 2011 at 1:59 PM EST. One (1) winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced in a separate winner’s post shortly after the giveaway has ended. Winner will have 48 hours to claim his/her prize, failure to respond to winner’s email in a timely manner will result in winner forfeiting his/her prize and me choosing a new winner. Giveaway open to US residents only please!
*I received the product mentioned above for review purposes, all opinions are 100% my own!*