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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Educational Insights Smens® Pens Review and Giveaway

It seems like I always get to host fun reviews and giveaways for kids but you know sometimes I like to get fun stuff for myself to review and a few weeks ago Educational Insights gave me a chance to review an awesome product…Smens® Pens which come in a set of 10 gourmet scented pens! Since I will be starting summer school next Monday (July 11), I couldn’t wait to get these in and give them a try!

About Educational Insights (taken from website):

Based in Southern California, Educational Insights, is the manufacturer of playful products with serious educational value, including subject-specific classroom products, teacher resources, educational toys, and games. Our products are designed by seasoned educators and parents who know that, first and foremost, learning must be fun.

About the Smens® Pens (taken from website):

The latest release from the best-selling manufacturer of Smencils®, Smens® are gourmet scented pens made from recycled newspapers. Available scents include Red Licorice, Creamsicle, Aloha, Mystery Scent, Banana FoFana, Mocha, Passion Fruit, Ninja Berry, Pink Lemonade, and Black Licorice. Each Smen is individually wrapped in a stay-fresh biodegradable plastic tube and is guaranteed to keep its scent for two years.

Our Thoughts:

Educational Insights sent us a pack of 10 Smens® Pens to review and this time I decided to keep this product as a review for myself J! Needless to say I was pretty excited about the Smens® Pens and couldn’t wait to get each of them out of the package to give them a wiff…kind of sounds funny doesn’t it….excited to smell pens??? LOL!

Anyways, I was really expecting each of the pens to be lightly scented but I was very surprised when I had no trouble at all smelling each of the scents. I am loving the fact that I can keep my pens in their biodegradable plastic tube so that they will keep their scent even longer. Since my Smens® Pens arrived I’ve been using them about everyday and I even carry the Aloha around in my purse and I can’t tell you how wonderful it smells when I open up my purse to find something….Awesome!

I’m also loving the fact that each of the pens are made from recycled newspapers because we are trying to go green and what better way right?! I have been using these pens for a few weeks now and I absolutely love them not only are they comfortable to write with but they also leave a soft scent in the air and on my hands that is very pleasant and well I don’t think I will mind having to write mounds of papers this semester as long as I have my favorite Smens® Pens on hand. Of all the scents available I have to say my favorites are: Aloha, Banana FoFana and Passion Fruit, but they are all awesome so it’s hard to just say three are my favorites but those are the ones I find myself looking for!

Bottom Line:

Smens® Pens rock…not only are they comfortable to write with but the fact that they smell so wonderful….well I guess you could say that these pens have it all! I’ve been using them for quite sometime now and I keep each of them in their plastic tubs when I’m not using them but their scent is still just as strong and wonderful as it was the day I took them out of the package for the first time. I am really looking forward to having my favorite Smens® Pens in my backpack over the next couple of semesters at college!

If you are looking for a fun and unique gift I would highly recommend Smens® Pens they just make homework or any type of writing so much more fun! I’m thinking that these would be perfect for a tween just starting out writing in a diary, to make it extra fun and personal!

Buy It:
To purchase the Smens® Pens mentioned above visit the Educational Insights website!

Win It:
Educational Insights has decided offer one of my awesome readers a set of 10 Smens® Pens (ARV $24.99)

Mandatory Entry: Visit Educational Insights and tell me what one item you would like to get for your kiddo(s) to keep them busy this summer! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (2 extra)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Educational Insights be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. “Like” Educational Insights on Facebook

6. Follow Educational Insights on Twitter


Giveaway ends July 19, 2011 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the Smens® Pens mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

172 comments:

  1. i like the Magic Show!, 75 Tricks to keer them busy
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  4. I would love to get my kids the Foamfetti™ Supersized Pack.

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  6. I follow on gfc #2.

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  7. There are never enough writing utensils, and I love the scented pencils too!

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  8. My son fancies himself a spy, so the sonic sleuth is my pick!
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  9. Geosafari® Sonic sleuth is something my youngest was looking at lately there!
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  10. following educational on twitter kendra22007
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  12. My daughter would so love the Magic Show.
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  13. I would also like to get my daughter the Magic Show with 75 tricks

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  14. I follow EI on twitter Jammie79

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  15. GeoSafari Light Writer would keep the busy this summer

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  16. “Like” Educational Insights on Facebook
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  19. I'd choose the Presto Change-O™ Game. helenkeeler@comcast.net

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  20. magic show

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  22. dt http://twitter.com/#!/Jammie79/status/89464480009949184

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  23. My sons would also love the Magic Show!, 75 Tricks to help entertain them for this summer!
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  24. GFC follower as Kristi B
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  25. GFC follower as Kristi B
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  26. I like Educational Insights on Facebook as Blissful Bee Blogging

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  27. I follow Educational Insights on Twitter @missblissfulbee
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  28. I like the Design & Drill™ Power Tool Workshop.

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  29. I like the Watch it! Elapsed Time Clock.

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  30. daily tweet-https://twitter.com/gummasplace/status/89743778625232898

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  31. My kids would love the GeoSafari Dino Checkers
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  34. My daughter would love the magic kit.

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  35. I would love to get my girls the Tri Words game.
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  36. They have great items...love the Watch it! Elapsed Time Clock for teaching time. Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  37. Following Educational Insights on twitter = @justicecw
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  38. I am a google reader subscriber
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  39. I am a GFC follower #1 = christine
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  40. I am a GFC follower #2 = christine
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  41. Follow on twitter and tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/90478912697671680
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  43. daily tweet-https://twitter.com/gummasplace/status/90784550946488321

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  44. 7/12 tweet at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/90823853282045953
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  45. dt http://twitter.com/#!/Jammie79/status/90933554925682689

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  46. The Picture Perfect set looks entertaining!
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  47. 1.I follow you on GFC as sweetsue.
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  48. 2.I follow you on GFC as sweetsue.
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  49. rt-https://twitter.com/gummasplace/status/91188968451870720

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  50. 7/13 tweet at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/91210332890071040
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  51. dt http://twitter.com/#!/Jammie79/status/91256559212036096

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  52. I like the Play Money Coins & Bills Deluxe Set.
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  53. The Talking Hot Dots Pen.

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  54. GFC Follower-kport207

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  55. GFC Follower-kport207

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  56. I'd also love the Make-A-Mask kit to keep my son entertained this summer.

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  57. #1 GFC Follower @Alisha L.

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  58. #2 GFC Follower @Alisha L.

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  60. Facebook Fan of Educational Insights @Alisha Lesage

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  61. Twitter Follower of Educational Insights @Xizelle

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  62. I think the kids would love to have the comDesign & Drill™ Activity Center

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  63. I subscribe in google reader

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  65. I Follow Educational Insights on Twitter
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  66. http://twitter.com/#!/Pamalot28/status/91478911883558912

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  67. My son just got his first magic trick project, I think that the Magic Show with 75 tricks would be perfect for him!

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  68. I follow with GFC!

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  69. My kiddos would love the Design and Drill set!

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  71. 7/14 tweet at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/91633669629947904
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  72. rt-http://twitter.com/gummasplace/status/91880650604425216

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  73. My kids would love the GeoSafari® Prospector's Mystery Rock

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  74. I follow you on Twitter @manthas24 and tweeted this giveaway http://twitter.com/manthas24/status/91932366225948673

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  75. “Like” Educational Insights on Facebook - user id manthas24

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  77. 7/15 tweet at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/91951553094750208
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  79. 7/16 tweet at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/92389287722627073
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  80. I love the Geo Safari Buried Treasure Egyptian Dig

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  81. The Geo Safari AntZone would be very enteratining.
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  82. Following you publicly via GFC.
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  84. Following you on Twitter
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  85. Like Educational Insights on Facebook
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  86. Following Educational Insights on twitter
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  87. I love the Uppercase Alphabet Stamps

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  91. I like the sponsor on facebook (Louis Here)

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  92. following @ed_insights on twitter @left_the_stars

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  95. Become a public follower of my blog

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  97. Like” Educational Insights on Facebook

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  99. My son would love the
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  101. I would love to get the GeoSafari® Classroom Dinosaur Dig
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  102. Follow via GFC under the name of Chip #1

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  104. Follow you on Twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/chipdip2010/status/93083121825755137

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  107. I like the PlayBrix Cardboard Building Bricks, Set of 54 Assorted

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  108. Design & Drill™ Power Tool Workshop to keep my daughter busy for the rest of the summer.

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  109. The Sprout & Grow™ Greenhouse with Wonder Soil™ sounds nice

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  110. I like the Freeze Up game.

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  111. 1. GFC follower - Tonya Dean

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  112. 2. GFC follower - Tonya Dean

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  113. i would love to get them the Word Show™ Vocabulary Game

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  114. Rattled looks like fun!
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  115. gfc follower 1
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  117. rt-http://twitter.com/gummasplace/status/93344962158141440

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  118. the design and drill activity center looks neat

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  119. I like the Design and Drill Center for the fellas and the Cake Trace for the little ladies.

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  120. I follow your blog (mail4rosey).
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  121. GFC Follower (mail4rosey).
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  122. I follow them on FB (Sarah Smile).
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  123. I would love to have the GreenThumb Classroom Greenhouse to keep my kids busy. reejen at comcast dot net

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  124. I would love to get my son Magnetic Phonics Tiles!

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  125. Following your blog publicly via GFC

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  126. Subscribed to feed via Google Reader

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  127. I liked Educational Insights on facebook (via Leanne Hill)

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  128. Following educational insights on twitter (via @yayitsleanne)

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  129. like this Playfoam® Combo 8-Pack
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  130. follow by gfc
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  131. follow you on GFC as its just me

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  132. i like the Sprout & Grow™ Greenhouse with Wonder Soil™

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  137. I follow Educational Insights on twitter (I'm @prizealert)

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  138. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/prizealert/status/93490453630029824

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  139. I would love to purchase the Classroom Café Dining Play Set.

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  140. The GreenThumb Classroom Greenhouse looks very nice!

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  141. I follow Educational Insights on Facebook under the username likwan.

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  142. I follow Educational Insights on Twitter under the username likwan.

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  143. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway at http://twitter.com/likwan/status/93542035407122432.

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  144. Design & Drill Activity Center.

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