Fab Freebie: This Is Your Pilot Writing

***This giveaway  is now closed – see who won below! ***

Clearly I’m not the only one who loves a good writing utensil (and Target card) as this giveaway reached our 10,000 entry cap within just 24 hours. Nice work team! So that means we get to crown a winner early. That lucky writer is… Heather F (who “writes notes on the back of envelopes and then loses them. Argh.”) Congrats Heather!

This sounds kinda weird, but I’m very particular about my writing tools. So when the folks at Pilot noticed that we tend to write with their products, they wanted to thank us by passing some freebies along. But you know we don’t take them, so we’re paying it forward in the form of a $500 prize to one of you. Now, before you start figuring out what the heck you’re gonna do with $500 worth of pens – let me stop you. While they’ll keep your hands busy with a variety of pens and highlighters (even some erasable varieties) they’re also gonna let our lucky winner pick out $150 worth of Levenger notebooks and organizers (since we could all use a little organization this time of year). Oh, and to round out the $500 prize, how does a $200 Target gift card sound? That way you can pick up any other items you need to get 2013 off to a productive and organized start.

  • PRIZE: An assortment of Pilot products plus $150 towards the Levenger notebooks of your choice and a $200 Target gift card (total value $500).
  • TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “PILOT ME!” and tell us…
  • BONUS QUESTION: … your favorite way to take notes or scribble down a message. Do you always keep a ballpoint pen in your pocket or purse? Do you swear by pencils so that you can erase your misspellings? Or are you 100% digital and prefer to rely on phone apps and voice memos to keep you organized?
  • GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, January 16th at 8pm EST or at 10,000 entries (whichever comes first)
  • PRIZE SHIPS: We always beg every vendor to ship internationally but some companies are not legally able to vend things beyond specific areas (more on that here). This giveaway is open to the United States and Canada.
  • USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday as an update to this post. That’s right, come right back here on Thursday for the announcement of our winner. Good luck…
  • ***COMMENT ISSUES? If you’re trying to enter but keep getting a “duplicate comment” warning, click here to see how to solve it!

Note: We aren’t paid or perked for hosting these giveaways, we just do ‘em to thank you awesome folks for stopping in. See our Giveaway FAQ page for more info. Pics courtesy of Pilot.


    • Marcellina says

      PILOT ME! I’ve been trying to use ball point pens more often since it makes me feel like the work I’m doing is more important, but white out never lasts as long as an eraser for me so I’m still 75% pencil dependent.

    • Gemma B says

      PILOT ME!

      I got this from a “Cathy” comic strip of all places: I save envelopes from regular mail and cut them into halves. They’re perfect for grocery lists and quick notes. For lengthier notes like the Apartment Therapy cure or my Getting Things Done project list, I’ve been using both large (5×8) and small Moleskine notebooks. My go-to pen is the Pilot Precise Rolling Ball V5, but I also keep a small fine-point Sharpie and a free-from-somewhere ballpoint pen in my bag for signing credit card receipts.

      I’m trying to use my phone more, but it’s on its way to the recycling bin after two years of hard use.

    • Keri says

      PILOT ME! I do love the new digital ways of keeping lists and dates, but I still go the old fashioned route and make lists on paper. I enjoy using a different color Sharpie depending on the task or priority of the item.

  1. Anne says

    PILOT ME! Being an engineer, I use pencils all the time. But I love writing with those fancy liquid pens in blue ink. They are so smoooooth.

    • Bessa says

      Pilot Me!

      I love a black fine point ink pen, but for special occasions nothing is nicer than the beautiful Cross fountain pen my sister gave me for my birthday!

  2. Eli says

    PILOT ME!! I always have at least one pen in my purse, but I have about 15 different places that I keep/jot down my “notes to self” so I need better organizational skillz.

  3. Rebekah says

    Pilot Me! oh man, I am such a pen snob – I love the pilot gel rollers so much I won’t even share them with my husband.

  4. Katie says


    I scribble down lists all the time! But I need the pen to write good too! Then I usually forget the list at home.

  5. Ammie says

    “PILOT ME!” I’m a list maker – in pen – on postit notes. Then I scratch off whatever i’ve completed and keep the post it with me until i’ve crossed everything off. Works for me!

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