Friday, October 21, 2011

*GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED!* Avery See-Through Sticky Notes Review and a GIVEAWAY!

"Imagine what you can do with Avery Sticky Notes and what schools can do with ½ Million Box Tops coupons!"

This is the question that Danae of Avery Office Products asked me the other day.  My first thought was "Well considering I use sticky notes all over my cookbooks and magazines for those I Seriously Need To Try recipes", that is an easy one!!!  Take a look for yourself.  This stack here on my counter are the cookbooks I am using right now.  Look at all of those colorful papers sticking out the tops of my cookbooks......


My other thought was "wait a minute, did you say ½ Million Box Tops?!!"  As a mom of a child who's school collects these little things -that is a HUGE prize.  Jackson goes to a private, nonprofit school with no funding of the community.  Something like this would be amazing for them to be presented.  What a wonderfully awesome, awesome gift.  

So when Avery asked if I would like to review their new product Avery® See-Through Sticky Notes and also run an extra special giveaway for all of you wonderful readers in conjunction to their own Mark the Spot campaign, I jumped at the chance!  

So at first appearance they are really nice.  They have a great feel to them, smooth, and silky- you know a ball-point pen would write really nice on them.  Although they are a little tricky to separate (probably my only complaint) once placed they looked so cool!  I love so much how you can easily see right through them.  And the backing sticky is good too.  I stuck, pealed, restuck, pealed and stuck again; and yet they still hold strong.  They didn't loose adhesive or start to curl at the edges (oh how I hate that!).  

....see how the traditional post-it, my old faithful, completely covers up and hides all the words beneath it.  But the new fancy-pants Avery sticky notes are completely transparent.  There is absolutely no need to remove the note to read the recipe under it.  Love it!

I am notorious for writing all over my cookbooks.  I like to take notes in the margins: good recipe or not, added this, removed that, etc.  But in my brand new cookbooks, the first few notes are always the hardest to make because well, they are so pretty!  With these new sticky notes, I can use those to makes my comments and not worry about ruining my nice, new book.  I also noticed that my writing doesn't smear when rubbed.  So my handwritten notes stay easily readable.  


I also found that in cooking magazines where there is a lot of content in a small space, these sticky notes were wonderful for working as a highlighter, showcasing the information I found most useful- as well as writing on for reminders of later projects.  


Over all I think these guys are great. Although thin, they almost have a velum or plastic-y feel to them making them seem much sturdier then their paper counter-part. You can see how the paper post-its have curled over time and heavy use...  I haven't owned these new Avery post-its long enough to know if they will also bend in time.  We shall wait and see.  But I definitely give these guys a thumbs up.  They are my go-to for page-marking from now on!


So here is the exciting news!  

Twenty-thousand people who register for their Avery® Sticky Notes Mark the Spot Sweepstakes on Facebook will randomly be selected to win a FREE pack of Avery® See-Through Sticky Notes. Five of those winners will be randomly selected to receive 100,000 Box Tops coupons (valued at $10,000) that will be applied to a school of their choice. The selected schools of the “Avery® Sticky Notes Mark the Spot” promotion will be presented with credit for the 100,000 Box Tops for Education®.

Sound good to you?!

Well all you have to do is go to the Avery Facebook page and sign up to win a free pack of Sticky Notes and then choose the school you’d like the money to go to should you win. Pretty simple and it’s a great cause! Invite your friends and you also get to print off a coupon for $1.00 off your next Avery Sticky Notes purchase!

*GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED!*
Avery Dennison has generously donated (6) packs of See-Through Sticky Notes for one lucky winner! To enter: Just mention in comments before midnight, Oct 23rd what you would use your sticky notes for. A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter. The winner will then have 48 hours to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra chance to win but you must leave a separate comment letting me know what you did for each one.

Subscribe to My Retro Kitchen with Google Friend Connect.
Follow My Retro Kitchen on Twitter.
Follow Avery on Twitter.
Like My Retro Kitchen on Facebook.
Like Avery on Facebook.

This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!


Disclosure: This post was written for Avery Dennison who provided the complimentary item for review & giveaway. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

9 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! I love this giveaway. I'd use them at work, because I use post-its for EVERYTHING at work (right now I'm using star-shaped ones)

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  2. and I'm already following you!!

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  3. aaaand I liked My Retro Kitchen on fb

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  4. and I followed Avery on Twitter..yep. I definitely want these :)

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  5. Those are so cool! I follow you on GFC

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  6. I follow you on twitter (@mryjhnsn)

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  7. Like Avery on FB and entered their contest!

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