Those of you in the States still have a chance to pick up some free pens this month from Pentel.
There are a few days – and some awesome prizes – left in the Pentel Pens 25 Days of Giveaways. Coming up this week are mechanical pens, brush pens, Slicci Gels and colored pencils, all free to the daily winners.
The smaller prizes are leading up to the monster giveaways on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Backpacks stuffed with US$250 worth of Pentel Pens products.
To enter, go to the Pentel Blog and leave a comment, or follow Pentel on Twitter or Pinterest. Pentel picks a winner each day from the entries and posts the winner's name on the blog.
(Speaking of Pentel contests, how about this for a great way to start out the new year: Pentel is giving away a brand-new Fiat 500, or rather, giving away 25 of them to people who get the right code from special promo packs of Pentel products. To see if you are a winner, go to the Pentel Win-a-Car site, register and enter your code. If you've won, you will find out right away.
This one is open only to licensed drivers over 18 who live in the UK.)
Pilot Pen UK also is having a Christmas-y giveaway this week, awarding bundles of pens to five lucky winners. This one is a little more complicated, requiring you to take a pic of a letter to Santa and tweet it to @PilotPenUK, tagged #PilotLetter.
The deadline for that one is Wednesday.