Tuesday, December 8, 2009


*******GIVEAWAY CLOSED*********

Recently I had the opportunity to review a variety of products from EXPO markers. For those of you that are unfamiliar with EXPO markers, this is the company that produces the markers that are used on the dry erase boards (white slick boards). The kind of stuff that is easy to clean up. These markers are great for parents, teachers and children. Several of their items are also low odor, so there aren't any noxious fumes. Below are just a few of the products they produce:




  • EXPO Click Fine-Point Dry Erase Markers ( AP Certified non-toxic, no caps to lose)
  • EXPO Low Order 16 Pack Chisel Markers ( Great for color coding)
  • EXPO Learning Board
  • EXPO Microfiber Dry-Erase Board Cleaning Cloth ( Works great on the boards for a clean start)
  • EXPO Dry Erase Board Wipes ( Pop-up container which keeps the wipes moist)
  • EXPO Click Retractable Low-Odor Chisel Tip Dry Erase Markers (Easy one-handed operation)
  • EXPO Low Odor 16 Pack Chisel Markers ( AP Certified non-toxic)

Another plus of purchasing these products... for every package of markers sold in the U.S. this December, EXPO will donate one marker to the Kids in Need Foundation up to a maximum of 100, 000 EXPO markers. The Kids in Need Foundation operates 23 resource centers across the country where teachers from Title 1 schools are encouraged to shop for free supplies. You can find out more about Kids in Need Foundation, here.

I loved having the opportuntiy to use these at work. We were having our monthly managers meeting where several people would be doing presentations. Everyone really enjoyed seeing the bright fluorescent colors on the board, versus the plain black marker that's always used for presentations. We had several people presenting that day, and the men really liked the EXPO Click products, especially one really nervous guy who was clicking away as he was being peppered with questions.

I have always used EXPO products and after having this opportunity to review them I love them even more. Since I'm a girly, girl, I really liked the bright colors as well, but the Click products were a very close second. I'm so happy that they now produce low odor products, which really is great when working in a small conference room. I was also able to put the microfiber cleaning cloth to use, which made for easy clean-up after the meeting was over.

EXPO markers was very gracious in providing me a five pack of the EXPO Bright Sticks, a three pack of the EXPO Low Odor Click Retractable Chisel Tip markers, an EXPO Microfiber Dry Erase Cleaning Cloth and an EXPO Low Odor Starter Kit for the purposes of review. And guess what!?! They are also offering the same package to one lucky reader. These items will make for a great teacher gift, busy parent gift, for the parent with the ever-growing chore chart, or great for the kids to play with since they are very easy clean-up and low-odor. Drop by EXPO to see what other products they offer.



This contest will end on December 15, 2009 at 9:00 pm pst. The winner will be selcted using random.org. Winners will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. Please be sure to watch your inbox and spam folders, for a You've Won email from desperatelyseekingdeals(at)yahoo(dot)com. You must include your email address or your entries will not be counted. Open to US residents only! Good Luck and get creative with EXPO.

To enter:
Main Entry-- Visit Kids in Need Foundation and tell me one thing you learned about the Kids in Need Foundation! This is your required entry; it's a must in order for any bonus entries to count!

Bonus Entries (optional) (leave a separate comment for each entry)

*2 entries* Follow me on twitter @scrappydz and tweet the following: Enter to win EXPO Low Odor Marker Gift Pack @scrappydz http://tinyurl.com/ykealkc Please RT. Your comment should include your tweetlink (enter once a day)

*1 entry* Follow my blog on Google Friend connect (right sidebar)

*1 entry* Comment on any non-giveaway post, leave a comment for each one.

*5 entries* Blog about this giveaway with a link back to this post.


 


***I was provided by EXPO with the above referenced products for review purposes and no other form of compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.
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43 comments:

Charity said...

Learned that they have given over 3 million to schools nationally. This is a great program!! Please enter me in your giveaway:) Thanks!!
esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Charity said...

I am also a blog follower!!

Missa said...

I learned that the Teacher Grant awards range from $100 to $500 each and are used to finance creative classroom projects.

sweetmissa at gmail dot com

Missa said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/hunniebee724/status/6592216421

sweetmissa at gmail dot com

Missa said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/hunniebee724/status/6592216421

sweetmissa at gmail dot com

entry 2

Missa said...

I follow you on google friend connect.

sweetmissa at gmail dot com

Missa said...

Daily tweet 12/13
http://twitter.com/hunniebee724/status/6638117428

sweetmissa at gmail dot com

Missa said...

Blogged: http://sweetmissa.blogspot.com/2009/12/expo-giveaway-at-desperately-seeking.html

Entry 1

Missa said...

Blogged: http://sweetmissa.blogspot.com/2009/12/expo-giveaway-at-desperately-seeking.html

Entry 2

Missa said...

Blogged: http://sweetmissa.blogspot.com/2009/12/expo-giveaway-at-desperately-seeking.html

Entry 3

Missa said...

Blogged: http://sweetmissa.blogspot.com/2009/12/expo-giveaway-at-desperately-seeking.html

Entry 4

Missa said...

Blogged: http://sweetmissa.blogspot.com/2009/12/expo-giveaway-at-desperately-seeking.html

Entry 5

Amanda said...

I learned that they serve 1.6 million students and 100,000 teachers each year.

amanda.corley@ymail.com

Amanda said...

I am a follower on Google friend connect.

amanda.corley@ymail.com

Amanda said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted. #1
http://twitter.com/frugalmomto4/status/6644777780

amanda.corley@ymail.com

Amanda said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted. #2
http://twitter.com/frugalmomto4/status/6644777780

amanda.corley@ymail.com

Cathy said...

I learned that Kids in Need has awarded $1 million in grants to teachers. That is awesome!
clink05(at)yahoo(dot)com

bethany said...

Wow, what a great program. They've got a lot of affilates it seems like (sunny d, wetones, staples, cheerios, etc) and have served over 1 million kids! Kudos!!

bkost3@hotmail.com

bethany said...

Follow on twitter (theivytwines)

bethany said...

Tweeted!http://twitter.com/theivytwines/status/6656943977

bethany said...

Google friend

Elliot + Brandy Wilson said...

I just learned that they offer teacher grants!!! I am a teacher and avid grant writer. Their website went right into my favorite to share with other teachers. Thanks so much. Oh, and Expo markers are a teacher's dream!

-- Brandy
fosterbrandy at msn dot com

rskmom said...

I learned that the Teacher Grant awards range from $100 to $500 each. What a cool idea!

Crissyanna said...

I learned that Kids in Need can make very good use of donations. And that they have low administrative costs (unlike other charities I used to support)

Missa said...

Daily tweet 12/14
http://twitter.com/hunniebee724/status/6667003123

sweetmissa at gmail dot com

Dawn said...

I learned that Since 2003 Staples has provided more than $9 million in product to the Kids In Need Foundation National Network of Resource Centers. Their support has spanned the Network and continues to be a driving force behind the Kids In Need Foundation mission.

Dawn said...

I follow on google friend.

Dawn said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted. http://twitter.com/dawn408/status/6678770910

Dawn said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/dawn408/status/6678770910

#2

- Marybeth I. said...

serves 1.6 million

- Marybeth I. said...

http://twitter.com/misaacmom/status/6679780830

Stephanie said...

I learned they have awarded $1 million in grants to teachers.

V said...

I learned...well about this. :p I had no idea they existed and I'm glad they do. They helped 1.6 million students. :-0
spiphibus at gmail dot com

V said...

I follow via google connect.
spiphibus at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I learned that they have given over 300 million dollars in school supplies to low income schools. WOW!
1kjc2000@gmail.com

Tim, Allyson, Emahry, and Jonathan said...

I learned that they've given $1 million in grants to teachers. Awesome!
a_heart4home(at)yahoo(dot)com

debra.pp said...

i follow

Missa said...

Daily tweet 12/15
http://twitter.com/hunniebee724/status/6699426559

sweetmissa at gmail dot com

Lim said...

They will be donating up to 100,000 markers based on what they sell in Nov and Dec.

Gina said...

I learned that the Kids In Need Foundation Has distributed more than $300 million in school supplies to low-income schools free of charge

Gina said...

I follow on twitter and made at tweet http://twitter.com/wrestlingaddict/status/6720150857

Gina said...

I follow on twitter and made a tweet #2: http://twitter.com/wrestlingaddict/status/6720150857

Gina said...

I follow your blog (Gina)