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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Huge Bic $100 back to school giveaway

Does typing out thoughts or making lists on the computer seem logical? Do you retain and remember conversations in a meeting or class if they are handwritten rather than typed? Even in this digital age, leading research reveals that writing information by hand, on paper enhances comprehension and retention better than typing on a keyboard.

“When we write, even before we write, we are putting thought into evaluating the information that we are receiving,” says Dr. Steve Graham, a published author and the Currey Ingram Professor of education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.  “That process of putting pen to paper helps retain ideas more firmly in our minds, leading to greater recall at a later time.”

A recent national study of adults by BIC, conducted by Canadian Omnibus, confirms that when Canadians write down notes in a meeting, class or somewhere else, they tend to remember the information better with handwritten notes (83%). The survey also revealed that 62% of Canadians actually prefer to hand write with pen and paper when studying for school, preparing notes for a presentation at work or just jotting down
thoughts or making lists.


I am always jotting down notes and lists and only do it by hand.  I have a grocery list on top of the fridge and am always adding to it when I run out of something and know before I go to the store to grab my list!  How would I know what groceries to get if my list was on my computer?  I guess you could print it but that seems like a big waste!


I got to try out some of the new BIC velocity pens and the ink is nice and dark and writes so smoothly.  My hubby ripped into the package right away as the pens we currently had were not working well at all.  These are our new go to pens, I will definitely buy more but these will last a lot longer than our last ones I am sure!


I have a wonderful back to school $100 BIC prize pack for one lucky Canadian reader!

To Enter:

Tell me, have your started your back to school shopping yet?  Do you love it or hate it?  I LOVE it!!
(This must be done for additional entries to count)

Additional Entries:

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- blog about this giveaway with a link to me

- follow me on twitter @Funfunkymommy AND tweet about this giveaway for one entry (can RT daily for another entry)

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Win a $100 BIC prize pack for back to school @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/44hesvj


***** Contest will end on August 30th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you you can't win! Contest open to Canada ONLY*****

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tanyab79 said...

Not yet but hate/love it.

Amy said...

I noticed the back to school supplies were out at the Shoppers today, love it and I wanted to start buying things today but I think I'll wait a few more weeks.
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Annie1 said...

I've started with my grandkids...slowly, just by picking up things here and there when they happen to be with me.

I detest back to school shopping lol

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Debbie said...

I shop all year round. I never save the shopping until the last minutes.
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D.Calvert said...

I only have my niece & nephew now, but I shop with them and I love it, brings back memories.

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Glogirl said...

I used to enjoy back to school shopping as a child and getting new clothes and binders/pens/paper etc. However it was always a little upsetting seeing the back-to-school sales in the flyers starting the end of July! Then you really knew the summer was almost over!

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mommyisshopping said...

I have almost finished my back to school shopping. I love it especially checking things off my list. It makes me feel like I have accomplished something.
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tanyab79 said...

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ksceviour said...

No, I havent started it yet!! I USED to love it,but now that son is 12,it can get quite frustrating! lol
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Taffy said...

I have started back to school shopping but this is my first year of home school and ive been having fun shopping!

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Denise G said...

I do not have back to school shopping but I use to love it

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roswell said...

i love parts of it, the kids being excited about whatever new gear they get for the new year, new shoes and school supplies etc, but my wallet dosent love it lol
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PaulineMilner said...

Thankfully, our Son is now 17 and old enough to do his own shopping. He is very particular about what he wants and likes, all the way down to the pens he uses, so I am glad I can just give him the money and let him go. We always purchase back to school supplies and clothes in North Conway, New Hampshire, when we are there each year on vacation.

Thanks for the great giveaway.
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renee said...

I have not started yet nd i really hate it. I have 3 kids going to school and also one with a birthday at the end of aug.
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Jennifer L. said...

I haven't started yet. This year, I'm hating it because I really don't want the summer to end.
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debbie said...

I don't have to do it this year, but I still stock up on office supplies.
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shannon b said...

I have always loved back to school shopping. I have not started yet but I have been keeping my eye out for great deals!
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ginette4 said...

No I haven't started yet and I hate it!

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Paula M-B said...

I just started buying some back to school clothes -- Love it!!
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silverneon2000 said...

Waiting for the school list to be able to get proper back to school stuff for my kids. I don't mind shopping for school stuff it is a new step for my kids to take each year for a new grade.


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Anonymous said...

I have started my back to school shopping for college. I love it. Gives me A reason to buy new clothes.
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Amy C said...

I hate back to schoool shopping and I have not started yet.

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pamalot said...

I have not started my back to school shopping yet...usually buy school supplies after the first week of school when the teachers let you know it is required.

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latanya said...

I have not started and I hate it.

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pmernick said...

I haven't started yet, and I always end up buying things my kids don't need and not buying things they do. I'm going to wait longer this year before stocking up. I don't mind it, though.
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karasceviour said...

No, I havn't started yet,,but I do love it. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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Lexiquin said...

We haven't begun BTS shopping yet. My kids are 13 & 16; unless my son needs a special calculator, I think our biggest expense will be shoes--because they both play sports. I don't really like to shop; however, I love getting great deals! Thanks for the giveaway.
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I have note started to shop yet but I kind of love it

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We have started shopping and I too love it!
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cdnkb said...

I haven't started yet (newborn in the house) but love it. We're still only in preschool mode though. But I stock up a ton on supplies for Christmas stockings and my own use this time of year. I get way too excited about freshly sharpened pencils and really smooth pens.

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MissT said...

Nope havent started but its okay can be fun.

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janicebudgellpollard said...

I love back to school shopping. And yes I have picked up a few things but not much.
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Jen P said...

i haven't started, but I love it! so many goos deals to be had if you keep an eye out.

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Emma said...

Hate it. I just stop at one place & shop them all.
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Jennie Yuen said...

I love back to school shopping because to me it's kinda fun looking for new stuff and seeing what neat stuff is available. Also because i'm "crafty" kind of person who likes to find crafty supplies.

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