Sunday, June 28, 2009

**CLOSED**GIVEAWAY: I OXO These Office Supplies from Staples



Over the years, I’ve managed to outfit my desk with the standard desk essentials-stapler, scissors, hole punch, and the stapler puller which I always refer to, in my warped little mind, as the nipple pincher:


I don’t think I ever set out for the store with the purpose of buying any of my desk accessories. Rather, I was in the store, saw it, threw it in the cart, paid the man, and dragged it home. There wasn’t a whole lot of research behind the purchase. My desk accessories work but they don’t always work well and the certainly don’t work FOR me. My stapler leads the pack in laziness. I can’t count how many times I unfold a paperclip because Mr. Stapler decided today would be a fine time to start mangling staples and not putting out. There I am, prying open the stapler and digging out stapler remnants from its guts with my makeshift paperclip scalpel, performing stapler surgery: a staplectomy.

But someone at OXO must have had the same frustrations I have, and decided to one-up the competition and designed office supplies with me in mind. You may own some OXO items in your home; I’ve come to know OXO through their line of kitchen utensils. They make a mean spatula and my potato peeler has an awesome grip designed by OXO, a far better peeler than that cheap silver peeler almost everyone owns that leaves a welt in the palm of your hand after you’ve peeled a pile of potatoes.

And for those of you, who like me, had no clue how to pronounce OXO--it’s not OH-EX-OH, it’s OX-OH.

So what was OXO thinking when they came out with these offices supplies? Why, you. What you do and how you use your office supplies. OXO wants you to do it better, easier and all at a price you can afford. They want you to get maximum use out of those items you use every day. Someone at OXO sat down and said “How can we make it better?” and then they did.


When a UPS brings a box, it’s like a day of chocolate, sunshine and puppies. My first stop is my desk to grab my pair of scissors out of the pen cup I keep them in. I then fan those blades out like a ninja sword so I can slice through the tape to open the box. I’m fortunate that the blades on my scissors are dull and haven’t been able to cut worth a damn since 2002 otherwise I’d have probably sliced a finger open or stabbed myself in the tummy countless times over the years. Someone at OXO must have had to don that ninja suit a few times over the years too when they were coming up with features for the scissors. Besides those comfortable grip handles, OXO scissors have a slide button that causes the blades to cross over and lock so you can use them as a box-cutter. Brilliant!


It took me a second to figure out the stapler when it came. If you’re a parent reading this then you can commiserate; the stapler came in one of those hermetically-sealed hard plastic cases like action figures come in. You know the ones..the ones that you immediately grab a pair of scissors and prepare to spend the next five minutes trying to chew through the plastic to get the toy out, rendering that plastic casing useless if you had to take it back to the store. Lucky for me, I turned it over before I began my plastic pillage…OXO even designed their packaging with you in mind. There’s a cute hole and perforation on the back of the package. One zip and pull and you have an opening to remove the stapler. Then I did what everyone does to load the stapler, I grabbed the base in one hand and the top in the other and tried to pry it open to load staples into it. Don’t do that, it doesn’t open. There’s a cute little button on the back of the stapler. One push and the stapler feed slides out so you can load an entire sleeve of staples on it. My husband describes it as “it’s sticking out its tongue”. Load the staples and push it back in until it locks. I power stapled a sheet of paper to test it; not once did it jam.

Retire the nipple pincher, the OXO staple remover slides under the staple to remove it cleanly without pulling and tearing the paper. OXO must have seen me grab a butter knife to try to remove staples in an emergency. Those push pins? I had mine stored in a small plastic cup. If I need a pin, I’d turn it over and slide them into my hand or dip my fingers into the cup, risking a prick in the finger. The push pin dispenser is a cup with a telescoping magnetic wand on the lid. Open the dispenser and the wand grabs the pins magnetically so you can just grab one off the ones clinging to the wand. It also has a non-skid base so it won’t slide off your desk. That little piece of convenience is reasonably priced at $4.99 at Staples.



So where can you lay in your supply of OXO smarter accessories? At Staples. Staples and OXO have teamed up to bring better office supplies to customers. It’s an exclusive relationship where you’ll reap the benefits; office supplies designed with you and your wallet in mind. Doing it easier and with ease on your wallet. But one of you is going to win some of these office goodies free. Staples and OXO are offering one winner the following:

OXO Scissors
OXO One-Hole Punch
OXO Magnet Clips
OXO Push Pin Dispenser and OXO Push Pins.



Mandatory Entry:

Go to the exclusive Staples - OXO website and check out the other OXO office supplies Staples is offering their customers. Tell me which one you think you’d like. Most of the OXO line contains video of the product. At first, I thought that was overkill…then I tried to pry open the stapler.(1 entry, leave 1 comment)

Extra Credit:

1) Follow my blog, or take credit if you already do. (link on left sidebar: 1 entry, leave 1 comment)

2) Tweet the giveaway, daily if you’re feeling the need for additional entries. Easy tweet you can use:

Staples & OXO office supply giveaway; supplies designed with you in mind. http://tiny.cc/OXO

(1 daily entry, leave 1 comment with your Twitter ID or tweet url).


Open to US residents only. Giveaway will end on Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 11:59pm EST. I'll draw and notify the winner via email shortly after using the almighty randomizer. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email notification with shipping information before I pull a do-over. Prize will be shipped directly to the winner from Staples/OXO, I'm just a middle-man. Please leave me a way to contact you if your email address is not visible in your blogger profile.






290 comments:

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blueviolet said...

I like that staple remover! No more prying. :)

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Gena said...

I would like the GOOD GRIPS™ 3-Hole Punch. Mine is too flimsy.

gahome2mom said...

I could use some different size mail envelopes. Thanks.

gahome2mom at gmail dot com

Jena said...

So cool! I'm such an office supply geek. Seriously, walking into Staples or Office Max can make me so happy. (And I really miss the office supply place that used to be right down the street from me in Ashland, Ohio--they used to put out a huge catalog twice a year and it was so much fun to sit down and tab all the things I wanted. (I was a teacher; I had more office supply needs then. *sigh*)

I really like the look of the OXO pushpins.

Ali said...

These look so great! I also love the push pin dispenser. My push pins are all in a jumble in my desk drawer.

Happi Shopr said...

I love the GOOD GRIPS™ 3-Hole Punch. Ours is weak and tends to fall apart when you use it. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

js22 said...

The GOOD GRIPS™ 3-Hole Punch looks great! I'd love to have one.

Thanks for the giveaway!

email in blogger profile.

js22 said...

I tweeted - http://twitter.com/js22222222/status/2375244162

email in blogger profile.

Stephanie said...

I can never have enough small magnetic clips - they work for paper, potato chip bags, chunk cheese packages, etc.

Julie said...

the pocket stapler and the 8 inch scissors

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mar said...

What I like best is the Bic SoftFeel Retractable Ballpoint Pen Medium Point in Black!

Amber said...

The pocket stapler would be very useful for me!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I follow your blog!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

bmorin54 said...

The 16 inch folding ruler looks different. I would like to try it.

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samantha said...

I tweeted:

https://twitter.com/samsfreestuff/status/2378812384

samanthajocampen at gmail dot com

Annette D said...

I like the 1-Hole Punch with the easy grip handles...easier on the hands!
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Annette D said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted the contest annedoggett
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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom
pushpins

count me in

Everyone have a great week!

cdziuba said...

I like this: Quartet® 3' x 2' Prestige® Total Erase® Monthly Calendar

ezmerelda said...

I want the 8-inch scissors -- BAD! I love OXO kitchen tools and I am sure the office tools rock!

The Queen of Clearance said...

I went to their website and I think the push pin dispenser is awesome! I wish I had one of those for sure! Count me in! I neeeed office supplies!

Nad said...

I love the small cute pocket stapler!

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Lifestooshort said...

tweet

https://twitter.com/lifestooshort7/status/2384138114

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clc408 said...

I'd like that hand-held stapler when it is available. Thanks!

Celeste said...

I think the Handheld Stapler would be great to have! I'm a teacher, so I'm always game for new office supplies :)

contact me at:
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buzzd said...

I like the 3 hole punch...and the pocket stapler. All this stuff is so great.

Sandra K321 said...

We never seem to be able to find our clipboard when we need it so another one would be very useful.

Barb V said...

I really like the 16" folding ruler. Not everything you need to measure is 12" or less or not big enough to drag out the tape measure or try to find the yardstick.

Carol said...

I'd like the 3 hole punch. It says the punch can handle up to 20 sheets of paper.

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~Q said...

I'd go with the 3-hole punch. It looks so much easier than the beast I have now!

~Q

Roxy said...

I would like to have the desktop stapler.. I like the no slip grip feature and that it can staple up to 25 sheets.. That rocks..

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Barb W. said...

I'm an office supply fanatic... would love to have the Good Grips 3 Hole Punch, too.

Thanks for the chance to win!

txgiggles45 said...

I'm in heaven!!! My husband and my favorite pens are the Pilot® G-2 Retractable Gel-Ink Pens! We go through those like water, and we even get into little spats about who gets the last one!! lol! They write smooth and are bold enough to read from a foot away, and come in great colors too! Thank you for the contest!
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Roxy said...

i love the GOOD GRIPS™ 3-Hole Punch

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Joan Elliott said...

I just love that staple remover - the regular staple removers are a pain to use!! Thanks for the chance to win these great office prizes!!
hi_joan_elliott(at)hotmail(dot)com

marthajane said...

I like the little pushpins and dispenser -- I'm always reaching in a bowl for one and poking myself under the fingernail!

Bebemiqui said...

The tape dispenser would be great!
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Jessilyn82 said...

That Hand Held Stapler looks really nice, can't wait till it's available!

Jessilyn82 said...

I follow on twitter (jessilyn82) and did a tweet http://twitter.com/Jessilyn82/status/2394399251

krstrpp said...

Okay, I am a total geek; I really like office supplies. The OXO tape dispenser is totally funky. Thanks for the chance to win the awesome prize pack. (krstrpp at hotmail dot com)

mail4rosey said...

I'm diggin' the handheld stapler that is coming soon (and kudos on perforated pull tabs on the dreadful plastic).

msurosey@yahoo.com

kat-heel-well said...

LOVE the OXO brand -- had no idea they were doing office supplies now! Am torn between the awesome handheld stapler and the scissors (since the latter is something I need to replace, so I can finally get rid of my current crap-tastic ones). :)

kathemc(at)gmail(dot)com

The Bluths said...

I think I'd like the tape dispenser, always need one, never have one.

hondaray6 said...

OMG your review has me chuckling this morning! I can totally relate to your pain! LOL I have thought many times that if I keep up opening packages this way I'm going to stab myself! LOL I'd like to have both the pushpin and paperclip dispensers right now! I have them scattered all over my desk! Nice to see that OXO is thinking outside the box!

hondaray6 said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted
http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/2402022534

Diana D said...

I'll say the scissors as we could use a new pair. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

Jess W. said...

I like the paper clip dispenser and the pocket stapler. Both of those would be really useful.

Lindsay said...

Cool!!! I love the Staple remover... I'd use that the most! *sigh*

Thanks for the great giveaway!

frugalfab at gmail dot com

mogrill said...

The Staple remover! I could use that!! Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Shade said...

I like the large and small magnets. I use a lot of metal boards and such to hold things for me to remember.

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Giveaway Tweeted: https://twitter.com/JonelB/status/2407424215

tatertot374 said...

I like the tape dispenser. It seems like I am always missing this and always forget it.
Thank you for the chance
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Jennifer, The Lady Riposter said...

Silly as it may sound, I love the clipboard. I find them really handy for doing paperwork away from home or writing letters while not sitting at my desk.

jlsemon at gmail dot com

Yolanda said...

I like the OXO Push Pin Dispenser.

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NAZD said...

I'm loving the look of the OXO GOOD GRIPS™ 12-Inch Ruler! The different sides -- clear for drawing/connecting lines, aluminum for cutting -- sound incredibly useful.

Also, I haven't bought a new ruler in at least a decade...

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Sadiana! said...

I think I'd most like the OXO Good Grips Clipboard. It would be great for when I'm at CC, stuck in the hallway, and have plenty of handwritten homework to do!

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Cathy said...

Here's my Twitter entry:
http://twitter.com/caffyne/status/2422932652

Shelly said...

July 1 tweet - https://twitter.com/phxbne/status/2424079491

Feed the moose said...

I really like the folding ruler because it doesn't take up too much space!

Nelsby said...

I would also really like to try the Retractable Colored Dry-Erase Markers.
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Nelsby said...

I am following your blog.
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Nelsby said...

Tweet Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2438017253
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Tamara B. said...

Their 3-Hole Punch would be great especially for the children's school projects.
3-Hole Punch

Lesa said...

I'd really love to have the hole punch: http://www.staples.com/office/supplies/StaplesProductDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogIdentifier=2&partNumber=763246

Lesa said...

already a follower! that's how i found out about your current giveaway. :)

Lesa said...

tweet #1: http://twitter.com/ConvenientlySim/status/2449031551

Nelsby said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2454136112
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

msrodeobrat said...

i love office supplies! i would love to have the GOOD GRIPS™ 3-Hole Punch.

Lesa said...

tweet#2 (RT1): http://twitter.com/ConvenientlySim/status/2463426653

Nelsby said...

Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2469771017
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

jonbonjovious said...

I love, love, love the pocket stapler! Boy, would that come in handy!

Lesa said...

tweet 3 (RT2): http://twitter.com/ConvenientlySim/status/2473882659

Andria said...

I would love to try the Retractable Black Permanent Markers. Thank you.

Jennifer-EightyMPHMom said...

I love the Pocket Stapler. These all look wonderful!

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Kirs10 said...

I like the push pin dispenser Right now my push pins are all over the inside of my desk drawer.

TZel said...

I am always out of the proper envelopes- That is what I like! Thank you!

janetfaye said...

I like the OXO GOOD GRIPS™ Clipboard.

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Lesa said...

another tweet 7/5: http://twitter.com/ConvenientlySim/status/2484276542

Lesa said...

RT 7/6: http://twitter.com/ConvenientlySim/status/2499072579

King J's Queen said...

I like the push pin dispenser. I keep mine in a ziploc bag and frequently stick myself.

Nelsby said...

Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2500753734
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Cathy said...

Another tweet:
http://twitter.com/caffyne/status/2502247355

Goo Goo Buy Buy... said...

I could really use the 12-inch ruler. Never can find a ruler when I need one.

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Goo Goo Buy Buy... said...

I'm following you on Twitter.

Tried to follow your blog, but got some crazy error message.

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@googoobuybuy

Goo Goo Buy Buy... said...

I tweeted your giveaway.

http://twitter.com/googoobuybuy/status/2508042758

amyjbuchanan@gmail.com
@googoobuybuy

Nelsby said...

Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2514497940
Thanks!
Aimee
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Lesa said...

twick or tweet (7/7): http://twitter.com/ConvenientlySim/status/2520557137

Sondra said...

I like the pocket stapler..and the 4 sided dry eraser. I use my dry erase board daily and always trying to use the wrong side of eraser. lol

Sondra said...

follow you on Twitter and Tweet http://twitter.com/sondrabelle/status/2520660872

A. said...

The handheld stapler is the most functional for me! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Nelsby said...

Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2533599421
Thanks!
Aimee
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Ken said...

I also like the Medium Binder Clips. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

v4ever said...

I love the OXO GOOD GRIPS™ Pocket Stapler because it's so convenient.

Amy said...

All of their items seem really practical -- I like the folding 16 inch ruler.

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Nelsby said...

Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2550264814
Thanks!
Aimee
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jennem said...

I want the 16-inch Folding Ruler. And I call the staple remover a Cootie Catcher.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

wendy said...

I would like the pocket stapler the best.

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Ginny said...

I love the Handheld Stapler & the small & large binder clips. Very nice line, looks high quality!

BUSY BEE said...

I love office supplies!! My favorite is the 1-hole punch. Great design! I think even my 3 yo could figure that one out.

GREAT!

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LindaD said...

I love OXO kitchen gadgets, so I'm sure their office products are just as good and comfortable. I'd like to try their Retractable Dry-Erase Markers in black and other colors.

Thanks for the chance to get some office staples that don't look and feel like antiques.

Nelsby said...

Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2569760236
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Kimberly said...

I would love the 16" folding ruler. I do a lot of shipping and have to measure packages, most of which are over 12".

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