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.


  1. says

    PILOT ME! My favorite way to take down notes would be a few bullet points accompanied by oodles of doodles. Whenever I get my hands on a sweet pen, my notes turn into some serious art. Although I am a graphic designer and primarily go digital, I still can’t get rid of my notebook calendar that I keep in my purse with a few colorful ballpoint pens.

    Thanks in advance for considering my post!

  2. Emma says


    At work I have a liquid ink blue pen that I use all the time, but at home when I am making lists and writing notes and letters I prefer to use felt-tipped markers

  3. Marlea says


    My partner LOVES levenger circa stuff! I’m more of a use-what-I-have girl… napkins with lipstick or post-its with whatever is closest to hand.

  4. Joy W. says

    PILOT ME! Pilot Precise V5 are my absolute favorites- I even asked Santa to put a box of them in my stocking. Yay! I love writing lists and notes and journals with them. Just simply the best!

  5. says

    Pilot Me!

    I use the Pilot G2 gel pens, and I’ll be lost if they ever start making them. I’m a leftie, and once I found a pen with ink that dried fast enough that I don’t smear it, I stuck with it.

  6. Elaine says

    I handwrite my lists and notes initially, but if it seems like something I’m going to track for a while, it all goes digital.

  7. Christy J says


    In college, I was a bank teller, so I had to have a pen on me at all times. Fifteen years later, I still have the same habit!

  8. says

    Pilot Me! I’m a list-maker so I always have a pen and a notepad on my desk. But in the middle of major remodeling projects they tend to get lost. I’ve been seen at the hardware store with a list written on a scrap of drywall or 2×4.

  9. Amy H says

    Pilot Me!

    Really important…don’t loose me notes…I type on my phone. Daily scribbles are jotted on note pads around the house.

    My head becomes filled with all sorts of lists!

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