Monday, February 23, 2009

Money Savings Monday: Review of Uni-Ball Pink Ribbon #207 and Giveaway UPDATE: CLOSED GIVEAWAY


Okay, you are asking what does Uni-ball have to do with saving money? Well, turns out there is this thing called "check washing" where criminals are intercepting checks in the mail and bleaching the ink. They can do this with common household materials, such as bleach. What they do is take off the name under Pay To The Order of and write in their name. Another thing they do is change the amount of the check. I never heard of this before I received my Pink Ribbon #207 pen from Uni-Ball. You can read more about this process here. The video is very informative.

Well, Uni-ball has designed a pigmented gel pen that makes it is impossible for people to steal your money because the ink can not be removed with acetone or bleach. One of the things I love most about this pen is that not only is it stylish (Pink! My favorite.), but Uni-Ball is donating money to "City of Hope" for breast cancer research, treatment and education each time a Pink Ribbon #207 is purchased. It is part of their Pink@Work program, too. Check out that program here.

I have long been a fan of Uni-Ball's Onyx pen, but when I saw this one I really wanted to try it. However, I was very leery because I do not normally like gel pens. I used it all weekend and I did several tests to see how it would hold up. First, I wrote on a pad on my fridge and it never "ran" out of ink. I used it outside in the cold. I used it on different kinds of paper. All tests passed and it was really enjoyable. The reason I don't like gel pens? They smear all over the place and get on my hands. I was thrilled when I tested the Pink Ribbon #207 because it didn't smear.

Uni-Ball is giving 2 of my readers a set of Pink Ribbon #207 pens of their own. If you want to be stylish, yet safe, here is what you have to do to enter:

Uni-Ball Pink Ribbon 207 Giveaway:

1. Visit Uni-Ball and tell me what pen is your favorite (mandatory - 1 entry).
2. Follow Uni-Ball http://twitter.com/UniBall_USA and me http://twitter.com/lisasamples on twitter and tweet either:
a. Don't be a victim of fraud. Win a Uni-Ball Pink Ribbon 207 pen set at http://bit.ly/6QpQy @lisasamples @UniBall_USA
b. Be stylish and support Breast Cancer. Win a Uni-Ball Pink Ribbon 207 pen set at http://bit.ly/6QpQy @lisasamples @UniBall_USA
Every tweet is an entry, so be sure to leave a comment for each tweet!

Last day to enter is 2/28 at 1:00 pm EST, US Only - sorry.
UPDATE: GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED - WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY!

73 comments:

CVSer in training said...

I like the Jetstream RT because its smear resistant!

CVSer in training said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/FrugaliciousMom/status/1242725783

delaney55 said...

I like the Fusion it's pink and cool and your giveaway is cool too!

delaney55 said...

I am following you and Uniball

CVSer in training said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/FrugaliciousMom/status/1242752460

delaney55 said...

I Twittered

http://twitter.com/delaney_55/status/1242751216

Shade said...

Personally? I'm torn between the Uni-ball Signo(for writing stories), the Uni-ball Vision Micro(for lists and notes) and the Uni-ball Vision Fine(for my daily planner).
Also, do you want us to tell which is our favorite pen via a comment here? or by going to "contact us" on the Uni-ball Pen site? I'm not quite sure where you want us to put it. Also, here is my first tweet:
http://twitter.com/JonelB/status/1242804377

Lisa S said...

Please leave the comment here. Additionally, make a separate comment for each tweet.
Thanks!

Nosferatuia said...

My favorite Uni-Ball pen is the Jetstream, actually it is my favorite writing pen period. I am following both listed in your post on Twitter and sent out a tweet :).

~Jamie said...

WHOA! Is that a pink pen???

I used to LOVE those gel writer pens... but now I just like any pen that my child has not stolen from me :)

I need that pink pen ZOMG

Shel said...

I like the Impact in black..I love a thick, bold line gel pen.

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I'm following you both and I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/1243967744

shel704 at aol dot com

Veronica Lee said...

So sad it's open to US only!!!!! How about making an exception, just kidding!!

valerie2350 said...

i like the 207 :)

valerie2350 said...
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valerie2350 said...

http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/1244091868

Michelle said...

I love the Vision Exact Micro. I love the super-fine point.

Michelle said...

http://twitter.com/mfryer/status/1245102482

Betty said...

I always get the roller grip in blue. My fave!
http://www.uniball-na.com/main.taf?p=2,3,6

Betty said...

http://twitter.com/its_me_betty/status/1245180193

Betty said...

http://twitter.com/its_me_betty/status/1245197438

Tamara said...

I like the jetstream.
http://twitter.com/tamaramaellaro

Shade said...

http://twitter.com/JonelB/status/1245518408

Mary said...

I like the Uniball Fusion because you can see how much ink is left and it is really pretty.

gahome2mom said...

I like the one that won't leak. Sometimes my fingers are all black or blue from the ink that leaks. lol Thanks.

gahome2mom(at)gmail(d)com

gahome2mom said...

Follower - :) gahome2mom(at)gmail(d)com

The pens name is Vision Elite. I forgot to say it's name. lol

Emilie said...

The jetstream premier looks awesome. Thanks for the chance to win these great pens!

JC said...

As a gel gal, my favorite Uniball is the Signo DX! But I bought some Jetstreams recently and I have been pretty happy with them.

CVSer in training said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/FrugaliciousMom/status/1246640101

CVSer in training said...

Tweet Tweet:
http://twitter.com/FrugaliciousMom/status/1246640101

virginia(at)frugaliciousmommy(dot)com

Ginger said...

I've been using the Uniball 207 for the last couple of years..it's the only pen I will use any more. Love it.
Ginger

♥georgie♥ said...

ahhhh hard to pick just one...but i am gonna go with impact in black...great giveaway

Fry said...

I've been on the fence between the .38 Signo RT Gel and the .7 Jetstream RT, really. But I think since I use it most, the 38 Signo RT is my pen of choice.

Fry said...

Rockin' Robin:

http://twitter.com/ebfryer/status/1247459443

delaney55 said...

Tweeted again but couldn't get the stupid url to come up. You can check I did it.

Serif said...

My favorite pen is...the 207. :)

http://twitter.com/crystalpen/status/1247805942

Betty said...

http://twitter.com/its_me_betty/status/1248216375

CVSer in training said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/FrugaliciousMom/status/1250042213

CVSer in training said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/FrugaliciousMom/status/1250040920

SandyM204 said...

Love the EX2 in all the different colors.

SandyM204 said...

Follow both on Twitter and I Tweeted!
http://twitter.com/SandyM204/status/1250091533

Fry said...

Tweetin':

https://twitter.com/ebfryer/status/1250895050

Betty said...

http://twitter.com/its_me_betty/status/1251364470

Tara @ Feels like home said...

The 207 is my favorite. :) I looked through all of them on the site, and I would definitely go with it. And pink is my favorite color.

Tara @ Feels like home said...

http://twitter.com/Feelslikehome/statuses/1252061412

Tara @ Feels like home said...

http://twitter.com/Feelslikehome/statuses/1251820949

independentmami said...

I would love the Vision Exact in PINK.
@independentmami

independentmami said...

I Follow Uni-Ball (@UniBall_USA) and (@lisasamples) on twitter....tweeting now. http://twitter.com/independentmami

independentmami said...

I just tweet this..Be stylish and support Breast Cancer. Win a Uni-Ball Pink Ribbon 207 pen set at http://bit.ly/6QpQy @lisasamples @UniBall_USA

independentmami said...

Tweeting... Don't be a victim of fraud. Win a Uni-Ball Pink Ribbon 207 pen set at http://bit.ly/6QpQy @lisasamples @UniBall_USA

Betty said...

http://twitter.com/its_me_betty/status/1252559514

Dina said...

I like the blue Jetstream RT.

Dina said...

tweet http://twitter.com/aitmama/status/1253410437

Dina said...

I think both suggested tweets contain important information so I tweeted them both http://twitter.com/aitmama/status/1253411976

Fry said...

Tweedle-deedle!

http://twitter.com/ebfryer/status/1253842867

JC said...

forgot to comment about the tweet

http://twitter.com/jcbits/status/1246093880

JC said...

another comment since I followed both

Betty said...

http://twitter.com/its_me_betty/status/1259585322

Betty said...

http://twitter.com/its_me_betty/status/1260963995

Jodi said...

I like the Jetstream too.. less smear the better! :)

Fry said...

Tweet Tweet!

https://twitter.com/ebfryer/status/1261967157

Vintage Confections said...

My favorite Uni-Ball pen is the Jetstream.
heather@vintageconfections.com

Vintage Confections said...

I'm following both of you! and I tweeted!

Vintage Confections said...

Tweeted again!
heather@vintageconfections.com

Carolyn G said...

I like the Uniball signo

Carolyn G said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/carogonza/status/1262365175

Carolyn G said...

tweeted again
http://twitter.com/carogonza/status/1262365957

Amy Mae said...

I like the Jetstream pen. Black ink and Bold!

Amy Mae said...

And I'm following both of you and I tweeted both tweets!
www.twitter.com/amymaew I do not, however, know how to link each individual tweet thought :(

Fry said...

Tweetle-Dee

https://twitter.com/ebfryer/status/1262471399

CVSer in training said...

tweet:
http://twitter.com/FrugaliciousMom/status/1262509525

CVSer in training said...

tweet:
http://twitter.com/FrugaliciousMom/status/1262516512

CVSer in training said...

tweet:
http://twitter.com/FrugaliciousMom/status/1262517728