Pen Giveaway – Pilot Metropolitan

As a way to thank all of you for stopping by the site every now and then and to facilitate the great simplification I’m undergoing, I thought I’d put one of my very lightly used Pilot Metropolitans up for a giveaway. As you can see, this is the all black Metropolitan with a medium nib. There is a squeeze converter inside the pen as well. To participate in the giveaway, simply offer a comment to this post. To make it a bit more interesting, please include your current favorite writing implement in the comment. We’ll leave this giveaway open until 10:00 pm EDT on Tuesday 8/11. The winner will be determined by a random drawing.



Thanks again for reading and good luck!

Kaweco Giveaway #2

How can I top a giveaway for a Kaweco Skyline Sport? Hmmm…

I know! I’ll giveaway a Kaweco Student in a fabulous blue color with a broad nib. Seriously, this pen has a great color and the comparatively thick plastic of the pen body feels great in the hand. The Student retails for around $50 so this is a pretty awesome giveaway chance. Thanks to the kind folks at Kaweco for supplying the pen for my review.

All you need to do is submit a comment to this post (one per contestant please) by 7:00 pm EST on Wednesday 1/14/15. Entries will be numbered in the order in which they are received and we’ll fire up the random number generator to select a winner.

Good luck everyone!

Update:  Please, entrants with a US delivery address only.



Kaweco Giveaway #1

It’s giveaway time! This is the first of two give aways we’re doing for Kaweco products. This first giveaway is for the Kaweco Skyline Sport in grey with a fine nib. Simply offer a comment to this post to enter. The give away will be open until Wednesday 1/7/15 at 7:00 pm eastern time US and is open to anyone with a US mailing address. Let’s keep things fair and limit everyone to one entry. The winner will be selected at random from the comments.

There will be a second giveaway for another Kaweco fountain pen later next week.

Good luck!


Pen Chalet Giveaway

I just received an email from the folks at Pen Chalet letting me know that they’re running a giveaway for a $50 Pen Chalet gift card and a $25 Pen Chalet gift card. Click on the image below to enter the giveaway.


If you can’t wait to win the giveaway, click the image below and use the code THATONEPEN to receive 10% off your order.

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Energel Giveaway Winner!

And the winner of the giveaway for a Energel Deluxe RT, Energel Stick, Energel-X and two Energel surprises is entry #6. Congratulations to Sue Stromqust!

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Earlier this week, I came across some more unopened Energel goodness at my office so I thought we’d pick a second place winner. This second winner will get 3 Energel pens of types to be determined. The second place winner is entry #20. Congratulations to rdcalhoon!

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I have reached out to both Sue and rdcalhoon and they’ll have until midnight on Wednesday to get back to me with their mailing addresses. Many thanks to everyone for stopping by to read the Energel review and for taking part in the giveaway.

Field Notes & Donor Choose – The winner is…

Thanks so much to everyone you participated in the Field Notes/Donors Choose raffle.  Although the number of responses was not significant, the fundraiser did it’s job as we raised $97 for teachers at Donors Choose.  Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who donated and participated.  Your generosity is humbling and greatly appreciated.  It feels good to know that these little blogs can do bits of good here and there.

Here’s the screen shot of the random number generator which means that Tim Wasem is our winner.  I have contacted Tim by email and he will have until 11:59 pm on Monday 1/13 to claim his prize.

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Once again, thank you to everyone who participated and I look forward to doing some actual giveaways (no $ needed ;-)) in the near future.

FN Night Sky and Donors Choose

I would like to try to put That One Pen to some good use and perhaps you’re willing to help.  You may have heard about the fantastic site Donors Choose which pairs teachers seeking funds for specific projects with donors willing to help.  What I’d like to do is connect pen fans with a couple of specific Donors Choose projects by way of a little raffle here at That One Pen.

Participation is a two-step process.  First, go to the Donors Choose page I have set up for this campaign and contribute any amount of money you want.  Even $1 will be good enough as far as I’m concerned.  Then, come back to this post and add a comment.  I will number the comments #1 to whatever based on the order in which they were submitted and use a random number generator to select a winner.  Please, US entires only.  What will that winner get?  He/she will get this:


Yup, that’s an unopened pack of three Night Sky Field Notes memo books.  As you may know, Night Sky was part of the Field Notes Colors subscription package last year and is entirely sold out.  These memo books are difficult to find now.  In fact, I don’t even see any currently available on ebay.  I suspect the street price of these memo books will be a bit steep once they start to resurface, but a pack of three can be yours for a donation amount of your choosing at the Donors Choose page for this campaign.

Again, to participate go here and donate whatever you like to one of the projects listed in this campaign and then come back to this post and submit a comment.  Entries must be received by 11:59 pm (eastern standard time) on Friday, January 10, 2014.  I’ll contact and announce the winner on Saturday, January 11th.  Please, US entries only (sorry international folks).

1.  Why are you doing this?  I want to do a bit of good to start the new year and, as a teacher, I know first hand how challenging it can be to bring creative ideas to fruition if you don’t have the means to do so.
2.  Is it possible to participate without donating?  I suppose it is because it will be impossible for me to correlate donors with those who leave comments to this post.  We work on the honor system here at That One Pen.  If you leave a comment, we’ll assume you made a donation.
3.  Can you be trusted to deliver the Night Sky memo books?  Absolutely.  So long as I can contact the winner one way or another, I’ll deliver the notebooks promptly.  I’m relatively new to the pen blogging world so I want to foster a bit of good will and give out a great prize.
4.  How did you pick the Donors Choose projects?  I picked projects that had reasonable fundraising objectives and ones that had something to do with blogging and pen stuff.
5.  What’s the deadline again?  Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST.
6.  What if only like 3 people leave comments and you only raise like $5?  Will you still give out the notebooks?  Absolutely.
7.  Where did you get the Night Sky notebooks?  This is the second of two packs I got in my FN Colors subscription.
8.  Did you donate to the campaign you’re organizing?  Yes I have.