Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Hot Deal for Pen Lovers (Non-Beauty-Related)


I posted about this little tidbit on my Instagram earlier today, and even though I never post about non-beauty-related deals here on the blog, it was such a hit with those of you who follow me on Instagram that I thought I should share it here too.

I'm a pen fanatic, and one of my favorites is the Pentel EnerGel (0.7 mm). Pentel says that these pens are great for lefties and, as a lefty myself, I totally agree! Anyway, I wanted to share this deal with you in case you love Pentel EnerGels:

Yesterday I was at Staples and if you shop at Staples you know that they have bins of single Pentel EnerGels at the register (all of the colors you see above, plus pink, orange, green, and black). These are usually 2 for $2 up at the registers. Well to my surprise, when I bought a few yesterday (Sunday, 1/18), they rang up $0.60 each! The cashier then mentioned that they're on sale at this price right now, so I bought six immediately. A six-pack on Amazon retails for $7. I paid $3.60 for 6 at Staples yesterday.

After I posted on my Instagram, I received comments from some of you who were able to get these pens for $0.60 each at your Staples stores TODAY (1/19). So as far as I know, they're still coming up $0.60, even though the sale seems to be unadvertised (at least at my store, there were no sale signs).

I do not know when this sale will end, however I called around to a few stores in my area and one employee told me they're back to $1, while at another store, the employee told me that the $0.60 sale "is still valid and it does not have an end-date at this time." I really don't know what to believe right now but if you're interested, definitely call your local Staples and ask them to SCAN one of these pens at the register to verify the price. Fingers crossed that they're $0.60 in your area too

PS: this sale only applies to the single pens up at the register, and it does not appear to be going on on the Staples website (a single EnerGel 0.7 mm pen on the Staples site is $3.19).
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  1. My wife is a lefty too, will have to check those out next time I pass a staples.

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    1. I'm guessing she's going to love them! On regular paper, they dry instantly (no smudging!). :)

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  2. I adore these pens and got my boss hooked on them too! I will be stopping at Staples on my way home tomorrow. Thanks SO much, G.

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    1. Yay!! You're so welcome, Jammies! Glad to hear I'm not alone in my love for these. :)

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  3. These are my absolute favorite pens of all time! I'm not even a lefty haha. Too bad I'm not near a staples :P

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    1. Lol!!

      I'm so bummed you don't have a Staples in your area, Kellie! Boo. :(

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  4. I'm a lefty, too! This brings back memories of being in school and having the dreaded pen/pencil smear on the side of my hand from the pinky down to my wrist...the price we lefties pay for being more creative...

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    1. Yay for lefties!! And omg I TOTALLY remember those days! Lol!

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  5. Omg!!! I've got a $10 off $20 coupon for staples and was planning on getting 20 of those...now to rethink my strategy!

    And they really are the best pens. The dry fast enough I can use them on deposit bags!

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    1. Sweeeeet! I sense a large pen haul in your future! :D

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  6. Some people don't understand the love for a specific type of pen. I write hard and I love my BIC Velocity 1.6, it's so smooth! This post reminds me of the scene about the business cards in the movie American Psycho.

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    1. Hahahaha!! I love that scene.

      "Raised lettering, pale nimbus.”

      "Impressive."

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  7. I need some new pens so this is perfect!

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  8. I didn't know you were a lefty! I am too. I don't know much about the different types of pen brands, but I've started collecting some. Hope my Staples still have these pens on sale! Thanks for the tip! :)

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    1. Yep! And it looks like I'm in good company! :)

      You're so welcome, and please do let me know what you think if you get some? I think you're going to love them! :)

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    2. I picked up one of each color and got a few blue/black back-ups. I'm loving them! So glad you mentioned this deal. Thanks again! :D

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  9. Thank you so so much! I absolutely love these pens, and I've never seen that top color before!

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    1. You're so welcome! And yeah, that top color is more like a teal..super pretty! :)

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    2. Need that teal one for sure. The purple is my signature pen, I adore these and what a steal. Staples is gonna have a run on these LOL!

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  10. The "Great for left-handed users because they dry quick" never pans out for me, since no matter what I do as a right-handed person, I manage to smear gel ink anyway or get it dotted on the other side by closing the page. It's rather annoying since every "fast try" ink seems to do that with me.

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  11. I love all things stationary~thanks for sharing!

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  12. Ok, I love you 100 times more now! This is also my favorite pen, but specifically the needle point. It's 10 times better than the metal tip and I loved the metal tip before! Do you know which kind these are?

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    1. Not G, but her closeup shows the 0.7 metal tip, and the needle tips are 0.5. Still, for 60 cents you can get a few backups!

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    2. Thanks so much!! I didn't check Instagram - that would have been the logical thing to do :).

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  13. I'm a pen freak, too. I'll have to look for these. (Though I'm not a leftie... but I'm always happy to look for more pens.)

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  14. Thank you so much for this post. I'm a lefty and am always getting the ink smeared on the paper and the side of my hand when I write. I hope they still have them!

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  15. I just called my local store and the manager said this unadvertised sale ends Saturday.

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    1. Im in Charlotte NC. Gonna check out this sale tomorrow. :)

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  16. These are so cool!!! I love 0.7mm pens! I write in ALL~CAPS and the thicker line suits my handwriting. <3 The colors look beautiful and this is such a deal! I hope I can get in on in but if not, many thanks for the pen eye candy! :D I love pens so I am always looking for recommendations. I hope I can get the pink, green, orange, and black in addition to the colors shown! There is a Staples pretty close by so I hope I can haul some of these!!! Thanks so much, G!

    As a fellow pen lover... One of my favorite pens is the uni-ball Vision Elite BLX Series Rollerball Pens 0.5mm. They used to come in a four pack of "almost black" shades but I think they might be revamping them into a 5-pack. In the four pack was a blue-black, an eggplant-black, forest green-black, and a blood red (the only shade that didn't look black at a glance). The colors are so rich and beautiful! I just had to share about these as a fellow pen lover! The deep blackened inks are so unique! <333

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  17. Hi, G. I picked a few of these up on a Staples run today per your recommendation (and everyone else's) and you're right, they write so beautifully! The cashier informed me, for at least my store (in Columbus, OH), that they will remain on sale until they sell out of stock. She believes they are likely discontinuing selling the single pens. Kind of sounds like get them before they're gone! But maybe other locations are different. I hope this helps those still wanting to buy them.

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  18. These are some of my favorite pens and I'm not even a lefty! Glad to know I can get more though! (I need more pens like I need a hole in my head).

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  19. I hit up my local Staples in Pasadena and got the last purple one. I'm not a lefty but I'm a sucker for awesome pens and I loooove purple! My store had signs all over for 40% off Pentel and Papermate pens and writing supplies. There was a small batch of these at the return counter. Almost missed them. Got mine for 60 cents, too. I had a $5 Staples Reward to redeem by the end of the month so this was perfect. Thanks for the awesome tip!

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