You do! And no, joke, you can! I practically tripped across a giveaway that Dan Smith, aka The Nibsmith, just started for the Professional Gear Slim in Ocean. It’s a beautiful pen! Dan said I could enter, so I did, but don’t worry, I never win anything. But I hope one of you do.
Apparently you can enter at this link but also on all forms of social media, like Twitter, where I follow Dan. But also maybe even on a whole bunch of other social media. Even Facebook, which I won’t touch because it’s horrible and evil — but then, if you’re already on it, go for it. What’s one more day on there, when you might win a free pen?!
Best part: I learned by entering that Dan has a heretofore unknown appreciation for Archer, which I think I may have corrupted him into. Now, if I can only get him into It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, my work on this earth will be complete.
Congratulations! For the Papier Plume ink Bootlegger’s Sacrament, LJD was selected. For Papier Plume Da Blue, it was Meg Weglarz. Please contact me through the link on the blog with your name and address by May 1 to claim the prize. Or let me know if you’re coming to the Chicago Pen Show, and can pick it up there, and I can add some extra stuff.
Thanks to everyone who participated. Papier Plume will be selling these inks at the Chicago Pen Show, May 3-6, and then afterwards on their website, if any remain.
Here’s the Bootlegger’s Sacrament list. Excuse any misspellings.
And here’s the list for Da Blue.
Thanks to Papier Plume, I’ve got a bottle of each of the two inks Papier Plume made for the 2018 Chicago Pen Show to give away through the blog.
This year’s inks are Bootlegger’s Sacrament and Da Blue. They are beautiful colors, in beautiful bottles, and Papier Plume intends to make no more of either after this batch of 120 of each sells out.
To enter to win all you have to do is leave a comment about the inks down below. I’ll put you down for both, unless you say that you only want one, but the first winner won’t be entered in the second drawing. I’ll draw for Bootlegger’s Sacrament first, then Da Blue.
One entry per person please, and please let your friends know. It’s a nice thing to do. If they win, they’ll love you forever. And I’m sure you can get some ink out of them.
I will select the two winners on April 25, using a random number generator, and then post their names here on the blog. So be sure to check back. Once announced, each winner must contact me by May 1 to claim the prize. If you’re coming to the Chicago Pen Show, I applaud you — and more to the point, I’ll give you the ink in person. Otherwise I’ll mail it. Thanks for entering.
Additional rules: If any prize isn’t claimed by May 1, 2018, it expires. Retail price of the ink is $10 per bottle. Prize is not transferable, and has no cash value. Odds depend on number of entries. No purchase necessary. Purchase will not improve odds of winning. Entrants must be 18 years of age. Void where prohibited by law.
Congratulations! Gerry G was selected as the winner of Papier Plume Ivy 108 and claudia barcellos was selected as the winner of Papier Plume Lake Michigan Summer. Please contact me through the link on the blog with your name and address by April 25 to claim the prize. (Or let me know if you’re coming to the Chicago Pen Show, and can pick it up there. I will add some extra swag.)
Thanks to everyone who participated. The remaining bottles will be for sale at the Chicago Pen Show, May 4-7. Most importantly, Go Cubs.
Here’s the Ivy 108 list.
And here is the Lake Michigan Summer list.
Congratulations, mjelson, because you were selected as the winner of KWZ Rotten Green. Yay! Please contact me through the link on the blog with your name and address by April 22 to claim the prize.
Thanks to everyone who participated. I hope you get to try Rotten Green at the pen show or otherwise.
Here’s the list below. If a name appears twice it’s because that person entered both on the blog and on Instagram.
As you know, Papier Plume has mixed up two small-batch inks to sell exclusively at the Chicago Pen Show in three weeks. These Chicago show inks are Ivy 108 and Lake Michigan Summer, and I think they both look great.
But it’s a very limited edition: Papier Plume has made only 60 bottles of each. Because so many people are interested, Papier Plume has graciously agreed to let me give away one bottle of each, right here. That way anyone who can’t get to the pen show has a chance to win one.
I’m sure everyone here joins me in thanking Papier Plume for this. Do stop by their table at the show: there will be a lot of great stuff there.
To enter to win Lake Michigan Summer or Ivy 108 here, please leave a comment about the inks down below. I’ll put you down in both draws unless you say that you only want one, but the first winner won’t be entered in the second drawing. I’ll draw in alphabetical order, with Ivy 108 first, then Lake Michigan Summer.
One entry per person please, but you should let your friends know. If they win, they’ll love you forever, and surely they’ll share the ink with you, too.
I will randomly select the two winners sometime on April 18, using a random number generator, and then post their names here on the blog. So be sure to check back then, because once announced, each winner must contact me with mailing address by April 25 to claim the prize.
My friends at KWZ Ink are joining with me to give away this bottle of KWZ Rotten Green. It’s a very dark green that as you can see above looks near black in some situations. Rotten Green is really great, and definitely not-rotten: in fact, it’s one of my favorite KWZ inks. There’s a review here if you want to check it out.
To enter to win the bottle of Rotten Green, just leave a comment below. Any comment is fine, but I’d love to hear about your favorite KWZ ink or the KWZ ink you’d most like to try.
This contest is open to anyone, anywhere. You can also enter on the Fountain Pen Follies Instagram, but only one entry per person on each platform is allowed. (Once here and also once, if you like, on Instagram.) I will randomly select the winner sometime on April 15, using a random number generator, and post the lucky winner’s name here on the blog. So be sure to check back then, because once announced, the winner will need to contact me with mailing address by April 22 to claim the prize.
The random winner of the Platinum Classic Maki-e from Pen Chalet is Gareth19. Congratulations to you, Gareth19, and I know you’ll enjoy this beautiful pen. Please use the Contact menu at the top of the page to send me your full name and address, so I can send you your new pen.
If the pen isn’t claimed by next Monday, I’ll do a new drawing next Tuesday and post that person’s name on the blog instead. Because if this thing stays with me much longer, there’s an excellent chance you’ll next see me hiding with it underground and cooing “my precious.”
But wait, because there’s more to give away. Ron at Pen Chalet and I were so blown away by the rhymes laid down by our commentators, that Pen Chalet is also going to give away two Flash Poetry Prizes. Each Flash Poetry Prize will be a new bottle of J. Herbin 1670 ink of the winner’s choice. I heartily recommend the new Caroube de Chypre, or Emerald of Chivor if you want a bolder color.
With the Flash Poetry prizes, there were so many great choices we just chose 11 of the most outstanding, then had a random number generator pick the two ultimate winners. And those are: Jorge Gomez and Robert Holland.
So Jorge and Robert, please use the Contact menu up there at the top of the page, to give me your names, addresses and choice of ink.
Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to all the entrants. Those rhymes for Pen Chalet really did slay.
(If you are just stumbling across this post today, I have some bad news: entries are closed; this giveaway is over; and this bird has flown to its lucky new owner. But I have some good news, too: the pen still is available for purchase, so go ahead and read the review if you’re interested. And do read the comments below, because our commentators contributed some awesome rhymes. Hooray.)
Our friends at Pen Chalet are giving away this gorgeous Platinum Classic Maki-e fountain pen with a broad nib through Fountain Pen Follies. The pen is great. Don’t take my word for it — everyone at my Pelikan Hub loved it, too.
To enter to win the Classic Maki-e, just leave a comment below. Any comment is fine, but how about something that rhymes with Pen Chalet? Mine would probably be, “I’m waiting for the next Dim Sum tray.” But for the well born, maybe, “I could use a good valet.” Fans of the most lovable baseball team ever surely know, “Hey, hey, what do you say, the Cubs are going to win today.” And kudos for anything like, “Shopping at Pen Chalet makes it a good day.”
This contest is open to anyone, anywhere, but only one entry per person is allowed. I will randomly select the winner on September 27th, and post the lucky winner’s name on the blog. So be sure to check back then. Once announced, the winner will need to contact me with a mailing address within a week.
The nice folks at Pen Chalet gave me this Platinum Classic Maki-e fountain pen with an 18 karat gold broad nib to review and give away. The Classic Maki-e is a splendid pen — a great value, very attractive and with an excellent nib.
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