Back to School: Pens + Giveaway

Recently I put together an Environmentally Friendly Back to School Range as I’m making small changes to the way I do things at home to help create a more sustainable way of living.  And it’s great to see many businesses doing the same.

Pilot B2P has launched an eco-friendly BegreeN range of products made from a minimum 70% recycled content.

The Pilot B2P pen is the latest addition to this range and is the first refillable gel ink pen made from recycled plastic PET bottles. Resembling its former life as a bottle with a transparent barrel and characteristic grooves, Pilot B2P is sure to add some character to a pencil case.

Comprised of 89% recycled content (excluding replaceable parts such as ink), Pilot B2P is available in four colours ready for any writing task – blue, black, red and green.

I have 3 Back to School Prize Packs to giveaway (each worth $50).  Pictured is what is in the pack.

(Below are details on how to enter).

back to school stationery Pilot BegreeN range pen prize pack

1. Pilot B2P ‘Bottle to Pen’ Gel Ink Pen: The first gel ink pen mainly made from recycled plastic bottles. RRP $4.10

2. Pilot BegreeN G-Knock: a retractable gel pen with vivid ink colour, its cool rubber grip ensures comfortable and effortless writing. Available in black, blue and red. RRP $3.95

3. Pilot BegreeN Rexgrip Ballpoint: a retractable ballpoint pen with grip integrated into the barrel of the pen so your holiday hands don’t slip! Available in black, blue and red. RRP $2.95

4. Pilot Frixion Ball: has a special silver tip to erase all traces of unwanted pen marks means those messy mistakes are a thing of the past! Available in nine fun and vibrant colours including blue, black, red, green, violet, light blue, brown pink and orange. RRP $4.90

5. Pilot BegreeN Spotliter Dual: in Pink/Yellow: the Spotliter Dual features two fluorescent colours in one with a chisel tip at both ends. RRP $3.30

6. Pilot BegreeN Clean Eraser: clean and green erasing! RRP $2.27

7. Pilot BegreeN White Line Correction Tape: a retractable correction tape that offers a greener way to cover up those little errors for those who have graduated to a pen license. RRP $3.52

Pilot Pens are available at selected newsagents, supermarkets and office suppliers. For further stockist information please visit www.pilotpen.com.au

To Enter:

1. Leave a comment in the space below.

2. One entry per person.

3. Open to Australia residents only.

4. I will draw the winners on Monday 31 January 2011 by random number.

5. Winners will be notified by email.

Giveaway now closed. Congratulations: Carolyne, Stacey & Kristi

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  • Reply
    Stacey K
    January 26, 2011 at 7:24 am

    If I won this prize pack my 7 year old’s eyes would light up the whole world! She loves all pens & pencils & even though she already has a million pens she always NEEDS more!

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    Danielle Jopson
    January 26, 2011 at 7:26 am

    I totally agree that its a good thing buisnessess are changing the way they do things to ensure a more sustainable way of living! So we should support them hay!

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    January 26, 2011 at 7:31 am

    I am doing exactly the same thing this year! I am really taking on a more sustainable lifestyle & making many changes to our everyday living. I think it is important to be mindful of the small, everyday items that we might not even consider & these stationery items are a great example of that!! Great for the environment & great for the kids to start back at school with, fantastic 🙂

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    bernadette thomas
    January 26, 2011 at 7:33 am

    pilot pens are the best!!! 🙂

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    Sally Dalwood
    January 26, 2011 at 7:36 am

    What a fabulous range of products. I too have jumped on the bandwagon of trying to be more conscious about the products I use being friendlier to our environment. I also have a chronic stationery addiction which is very clearly being passed onto my son! These items would be a very welcome addition to my stationery drawer!

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    January 26, 2011 at 7:37 am

    love the waterbottle look. Yes I am back to school too. Lots and lots of paperwork this year. I have 80 kids this year. Ahhhhh

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    Jodi Tautua
    January 26, 2011 at 7:51 am

    What a fantastic idea. Well done to you and Pilot. I have 2 back just gone back to school and 2 wishing they were. With 4 kids there’s never a pen handy in this house. Will have to look at this range when I stock up.

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    Tara Waller
    January 26, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Can anybody have too much stationary? Love the fact that these products are looking at a more sustainable future. Thanks for the offer…:)

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    January 26, 2011 at 8:09 am

    WOW! Love it..Like alot of others, I’m also making changes to everything home and school this year. As I also work in a school and have had a blissful 6 week holiday, I have spent some of that time, baking and freezing recess and lunch foods for the term. I have put a ban on any pre-packaged snacks etc this year.
    I didn’t know about this pen range and would love to start the new year with another way to make more of an effort for a sustainable future!!

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    January 26, 2011 at 8:11 am

    I’m heading back to study myself this year. Part of the excitement I feel is justification to buy new stationary. I love the new look, green gel pen.

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    January 26, 2011 at 8:19 am

    I used the smash no rubbish luch boxes last year. My kids loved them and it really does make you feel good about not wrapping everything in plastic.

    My kids love using the Pilot Frixion Ball Pens, they certainly keep good copies of homework / school work neat and tidy.
    My sweet son gave away his to another student last year.

    To be honest at first I was really upset,
    I asked him “why would you just give them away!” in a rather annoyed tone.

    Then my heart filled with empathy and compassion.
    I knew this was a young man I was proud of, his response was …

    “Mum his family can’t afford them. Some of the other kids were teasing him just because he could have them. So I gave him mine. He needs a break and if the kids decide to tease me instead, so what. I can handle it”

    Gosh those tears are back again!

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    Carolyne Thornton
    January 26, 2011 at 8:39 am

    My daughter has developmental delays so she struggles with fine motor skills but she still tries so hard and just loves writing and drawing. I love encouraging her, and to her a set of pens and stationery is better than any toy. I love using environmentally friendly products and it’s great to see companies supporting this by making these great pens.

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    January 26, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Love that they are refillable. I have just bought all new eco friendly lucnh boxes and wraps etc, so this would be the next step for us.

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    January 26, 2011 at 10:57 am

    My oldest little man starts school this year – what a fab start this would be for him!

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    January 26, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Wow those are some very cool pens. Love the bottle to pen ones. And I’ve never heard of the frixion ball ones with the special pen eraser – I will just HAVE to get some!

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    Alyra Shaw
    January 26, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I haven’t yet looked into stationery and sustainability so this was a great eye-opener. Love the products – especially the bottle to pen gel ink pen. What a great idea to make its recycled history a feature!

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    Janet West
    January 26, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Looks a great pack. My ten year old is right into stationary. But……do you draw it on Monday the 31st January or Tuesday 1st Feb ? Monday 1st Feb 2011 doesn’t exist. hehehehehehehe It’s ok, I always stuff dates up as well. Happy Australia Day and keep up all the great ideas and blogs. Very interesting.

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    January 26, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Olivia (aged nearly seven) just leaned over my shoulder to look at the photo of the pens and let out a little happy gasp, and her eyes widened. “Can I have some of those pleeease?” she said!

    (And in all seriousness, I would love her to have some. I am organising a “homework box” for her and Charlie and this set would be PERFECT!


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    January 26, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    I bought one of these B2P pens immediately when I saw it in the shops – it looks soo much like the bottles of French mineral water I was drinking for years, I loved it. The pen has been leaching a little, I must say, and that surprised me a little, as the Pilot pens are usually really good. It could have been the heat and humidity though, storing it horizontally now, seems alright ..
    so I would very happily giving it a go and enter please 🙂
    The dual spotlighter looks pretty cool and seems practical too..

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    January 27, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Refillable??!! Gotta love that!

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    January 27, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Love that you are creating a more sustainable way of living @ home!

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    January 27, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Ooh, I love stationary. What a dag I am 🙂

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    Michelle Dennis Evans
    January 29, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Pens… love them…. can never have enough of them… and to get some eco friendly would be lovely xx

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    January 30, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Great prize, would be so helpful with 4kids at school this year,love it 🙂

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    January 30, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    We need to supply such products to youngsters and explain why – and the message spreads!

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    Lois K
    January 30, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Just love this way of educating kids about environmentally sustainable products and getting them to use them on a daily basis is what it’s all about. Great ideas!!

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    Jo Seed
    January 30, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Does being a fun nanna count?? I love sitting with my grandkids, helping with homework or colouring in, heaps fun!

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    Jennifer Bush
    January 30, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Can a household ever have TOO many good pens?
    Thanks for the chance to enter your competition.

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    Susie Baird
    January 30, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Loving this prize, the new Pilot products look fantastic!

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    January 30, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    U can never have enough pens in your house or school, mind seem 2 grow legs and walk away lol Mind u im sure if I LOOK in the kids school bags I will find them. lol

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    January 30, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    I love pilot pens. The ink always flows smoothly and evenly.

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    January 30, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Fantastic idea with a great range!

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    January 30, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    We soooo need pens here, it seems the pen fairy keeps pinching all our ’cause they go missing all the time.
    Funny I usually see miss 10 using them then she said she didn’t have it last but we can’t find it.

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    Cheryl Haining
    January 30, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    My grandkids are forever ‘stealing’ my pens, if i win this i can share it out amongst them all. Gives me an opportunity to remind them of envionmental issues too

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    Joanne Purnell
    January 31, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Excellent products, great for back to school

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    February 1, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    WOW, thank you Kelly for my Pilot Prize, it will be put to very great use! And thank you for your wonderful ideas, honesty & normality that you share with us. You have a beautiful family & I always look froward to seeing whats next … 🙂
    Kristi xxx

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    February 24, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Great comp and prizes, congratulations to all the winners. Put those pens to good use!

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    Anj K
    January 28, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    I love Pilot products, always such great value and last so much longer than any other brands!

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