Thursday, March 11, 2010

Get Organized this Tax Season with Carolina Pad (Review and Giveaway)!

It's almost April, and everyone knows that tax season is now in session! For those of you who have been doing your taxes for a while or for those who have decided to venture out and do your own taxes for the first time, you may know the frustration that arises when trying to get everything organized. I mean it's hard to keep your documents in one place and I'm sure everyone has that dreaded box or drawer that is over brimming with statements and documents. I usually find that if I can use pretty things, it really helps with doing tedious tasks. I was so happy when I was contacted by Carolina Pad to do a review especially for the tax season.

Carolina Pad is a great company that specializes in school and office supplies that are well designed and fashionable. They understand that sometimes you need something to cheer you up when you are doing something that may not be exciting. They really bring cool designs and excitement to products that are often very clean and plain. They have collections that can appeal to any age, whether you are just starting out school or already working. They offer great products such as laptop bags, pencil cases, pens, folders, paper clips and so much more!


What I admire most about Carolina Pad is their commitment to Commerce with a Conscience! They donate a lot of time and products to very deserving organizations and they have special collections where proceeds go to certain organizations. They also have a great line The Sasquatch Brand which uses mostly recycled content.


Carolina Pad
has been featured in many great shows such as Glee, Desperate Housewives and 90210! Their products have even been seen used by Carrie Underwood on Oprah and Miley Cyrus loves their products too!


My Review:

Carolina Pad
was so generous to send me a huge box of goodies so that I could get my paperwork in order and more importantly do it fashionably! I was sent the following products from their best selling line "Hot Chocolate":

  • 13 pocket folder - $7.49
  • File folders - $5.99
  • 26 pocket folder - $17.99
  • 8 pocket folder - $6.99
  • Binder clips - $2.99
  • Paper clips - $2.99
My favorite piece from the collection has to be the 26 Pocket Folder because I can store so much paperwork in it. It is easy to organize and I love that it has a handle so it makes it easy to tote around. The fact that it is so compact means that you can organize without having to give up a lot of space. I have found that it is more convenient having everything organized and takes less time and less stress to complete forms.

For the Organizational Folder, I like that it is smaller than the 26 Pocket Folder because it is perfect for school! This is the one that I tote to school so that I can put all the loose paper and notes that I get from my different classes. Since the five classes that I am taking can easily fit into this folder I only need to bring one folder to class instead of multiple binders. I also get lots of great compliments on how unique it is! And there is no way someone can accidentally grab my folder thinking it's theirs.


I also find that it helps if you can organize forms and paper together, but if you don't want to use a stapler or can't then the Binder Clips and Paper Clips come in handy as well. I love how they are different patterns so that you can tell them apart and makes it easy to distinguish between the piles.


Here are additional pictures of the other items that I received from Carolina Pad:



Buy It!:

Carolina Pad
is offering a 10% discount on all purchases using the code Tax_Relief

The Giveaway:

I'm so excited to be able to offer you the chance to win the same set of goodies I was lucky enough to review! (ARV $44.44)!

This giveaway is sadly only open to US and Canadian Residents!

The giveaway will end on April 1st!

Required Entry: Visit Carolina Pad and tell me the name of your favorite collection (other than Hot Chocolate)


Optional extra entries:(Once you've done the required entry, you may do as many of these extra entry options as you'd like!)

1) If you are an old follower you get 6 extra entries
2) If you are a new follower you get 4 extra entries
3) Blog about this giveaway including a link the contest for five extra entries! Please include a link to your post!
4) Become a Carolina Pad facebook fan. (leave username)
5) Follow Carolina Pad on twitter - 1 entry (leave username)
6) Tweet this giveaway including a link to the contest and make sure you tweet it to me by @thegiveawaydiva. You can do this once a day for one entry per tweet!
7)Add my button to your blog for five extra entries
8) IF you enter any of my other giveaways you get one extra entry per contest entered!

You must not have won a Carolina Pad giveaway within the last 90 days. I will email the winner and they will have 48 hours to respond to the notification email, or a new winner will be chosen. Open to US and Canadian residents. Good luck!



I received a collection of Carolina Pad products in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This post is based on my own personal opinions and experiences.

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Glogirl said...

I like the Kendall Kollection.

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Well, my 2nd fav (cuz hot choc is my 1st) is the Graphic in nature collection. :) Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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I love the Whimsical Flower collection.

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Hoop said...

Graphic in Nature really pretty. Hoop

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I liked Eye Candy Collection.

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I love simply chic

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Atypical Girl said...

My fave collection is GRAPHIC IN NATURE...so pretty.

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I love the executive series - it's professional yet still attractive!

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i like the simply chic collection

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My favorite is the Kendall collection.

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Mini Baker said...

I love "pattern play!" her stuff is so beautiful!

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Jingle said...

I really love the Simply Chic collection!

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I am an old follower! :-) #1

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The Road Trip Collection.

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Rachael said...

I'm an old subscriber and I love the Graphic In Nature Series, so gorgeous!

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I like the Kendall Kollection!

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Besides the Hot Chocolate collection I really like their Pattern Play collection :)

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Kyoko said...

I love the Kendall Kollection - so colorful :)

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Joanna said...

My favorite is the Simply Chic collection! Gotta love that Houndstooth. (:

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I like the Simply Chic collection!

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