Saturday, January 31, 2009

PakNaks Giveaway - bling your backpacks

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Here's your kids' chance to express their personalities right there on the backpacks, or their lunchboxes, or their notebooks, or even their bedposts (ask mom first!).



What are Pak Naks? Easy. They're super-cute texturized rubber decorations for things like backpacks and jackets. They attach easily with heavy duty velcro and come in over 40 different designs ranging from flowers to sports to animals to science to pretty much whatever you can think of, so you know your child will find one they like. Each one is named and comes with a cute little back story too, great for firing up the imagination.





I won a set of Pak Naks in a giveaway over at Sandier Pastures a few months ago and I think my kids had almost as much fun choosing their Naks as they did getting them! Can you tell by looking at the photos of their backpacks that I have one sports-obsessed boy and a real girlie-girl? Both kids were avidly stalking the mailbox waiting for the package and when it arrived (quite promptly I might add) they couldn't put them on fast enough. I did try to suggest that they could put just one or two and then rotate them but neither child was interested. If one is good more is better. My daughter especially made sure to show them off to everyone she came in contact with the next day, including total strangers in the elevator!




They've been on for a few months now and still look brand new. No fading or wear and tear and the velcro that holds them on is still going strong. Best of all Pak Naks is a mom-run business, so you know they stand behind their product.


My kids and I loved them so much that I actually wrote to Anne from PakNaks to see if she'd be interested having me host my own PakNaks giveaway here on my blog for the latest Bloggy Giveaways carnival. As you can see she thought it was a great idea and I'm delighted to be able to offer each of THREE WINNERS a chance to win FOUR PAKNAKS OF THEIR OWN CHOOSING.


They're adorable, fun to wear and fun to share, and sure to put a smile on your child's face. They'd make great party favors, too.


For your chance to win, just leave a comment here on this post.

For an extra entry, visit the PakNaks website and tell me which is your favorite Nak. For a third entry, subscribe to my blog and leave me an extra comment telling me you've done so. Easy peasy.

Winners will be selected by random drawing on Friday, January 30th. Be sure to leave a blog address or a valid e-mail so I can reach you if you win.

This giveaway is international and open to everyone.


And, for those who don't win, PakNaks is offering Around the Island readers a 15% discount - just enter the code LUV15 at checkout.

93 comments:

Carol Anne said...

Hey Robin! Love the PacNaks. My favorite is the purple butterfly, but alas I am the mom of boys, so we would probably end up with the robot and frog.

Oh, and I'm subscribed to your blog! :)

orange said...

I like the one called Bella.

Flea said...

Ooo! I like Martin the Monkey! He's cute!

Miranda said...

My daughter loves stickers and would definitely love these to decorate with! mleigh.nelson@gmail.com

Winnie said...

What a great idea! My favorite is the dragonfly - can adults use these?

Quiskaeya said...

What fun backpacks! My son would love to have something like this! Thanks for the opportunity.

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Laura said...

My sons would love these. Thank you for the opportunity.

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Laura said...

My favorite is "Donny" the dinosaur. How cute! Thanks again.

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AmandaSue said...

These are so cute! I love Kyla Jane the butterfly. Thanks for entering me! unforgetable_dreamer_always AT hotmail DOT com

Katie said...

I love these! We have Clara but she is lonely...
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Katie said...

Robert is my favorite. He's so cool!
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moma4faith said...

My favorite right now is Martin - he's a cutie!!!

moma4faith said...

Here's my extra comment - I subscribed! (hope I did it correctly)

Phyllis Sommer said...

i love donny. how cute are these.
i'm also a subscriber...does that count?:-)

Heather said...

I love the Pax.

mother in israel said...

My 5yo will love Pinky. And I also subscribe. Phyllis, when are you coming?

Belinda Y said...

My daughter would love these! And fantastic timing too, because the school year starts here mid-February. PakNaks would make going back to school a lot more fun for her.

Belinda Y said...

My favourite is Claire the Cat, but I think all of them are just adorable!

Belinda Y said...

I have just subscribed to your feed via Google Reader and know I am going to love reading your posts! Thanks for the opportunity to win in this giveaway.

TnMomTo3 said...

These are adorable!! I've never seen these before. I think Josh's favorite would be the Robot...and then the soccer ball and basketball. :)

The girls, of course, would love ANYTHING that's pink and/or purple. :)

CatSci said...

Ooh, enter us! Thanks, Robin!
~mightynancy

Anonymous said...

Very cute, Robin! Please enter me. Susan (My4Sons) from the Moms Over 30 board. :)

Anonymous said...

My favorite is Tappy, the penguin. Susan (My4Sons) again. :)

Anonymous said...

Tappy the penguin is the fav here.
Erica
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ariyana9501 said...

My girls would love these! Thanks!

ariyana9501 said...

If I won, I would choose Kyla Jane, Claire and Manfred! Thanks so much!

Reiza said...

Ohhhh, a giveaway? Neat! Count me in and thanks. :-)
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Anonymous said...

Those are cute! I'm sure my son would love them.

Reiza said...

Sprinkles the cupcake is probably my favorite.
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Reiza said...

I'm subscribed via google reader.
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Terri said...

The dragongfly is my favourite. Keep doing what you're doing Robin, your blog is awesome :)

Mariel said...

those are adorable!!! My boys would love the football or soccer balls...sports is tops here! Thanks for the chance to win these!!

I love your blog, too...this is my first visit and I look forward to returning :)

Scribbit said...

Love that new header picture! I just don't get the full benefit from the feeds.

Valerie said...

they look su cute
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Jan said...

Robin, don't enter me. I posted this on my blog, for you.

Robin said...

Thanks Jan, that's really sweet of you.

Mama Zen said...

My niece collects these. I would love to win a set for her!

Halifax said...

The naks look so fun, certainly are great for kids to play with

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Halifax said...

My fav Nak is Sola

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Donna said...

They are very cute.
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Donna said...

My favorite is Birday-Birdy.
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Donna said...

I subscribed.
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Mel said...

My two would love all of these - would be hard to chose!

They are very cute!

mom2anutball said...

Cute giveaway!!

mom2anutball said...

Martin the Monkey is very cute!!

EllyBean said...

These are really cute ...what a great idea!

Carrie said...

They are such a good idea!

Carrie said...

I like Claire the best

Chelsey said...

These sound cool -- thanks for the giveaway!
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Chelsey said...

Kyla Jane or damsel are my faves! Thanks again! mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Dree said...

My niece would love these.

Dree said...

I like the Pinky and the Kyla Jane.

Dora said...

Like the one with a pie. Do they have a cat one? ;p

Angela said...

those are very neet, you can make any bag look fancy!!
thanks
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Angela said...

I love the Kyla jane butterfly so cute!
thanks
angyla678@hotmail.com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

bella is my fav

tatertot374 said...

THank you for the great giveaway.
I would love to win. They are so adorable
Thank you
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Kelley said...

Pick me

Pick me

PICK ME!!!

Kelley said...

and I am already subscribed! You know that right?

Right.

And I follow you on Twitter. So that should totally get me like 40 more entries.

Miranda said...

how very cute

cpullum said...

I love the sports ones! basketball!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lilly said...

This is a great giveaway! Please count me in!

Lilly said...

My favorite nak is Kyla Jane because I love butterflies.

Grace @ Sandier Pastures said...

My daughter loves all the Naks, including the one for boys. Her favorite would be all those pink ones, though.

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Grace @ Sandier Pastures said...

I'm an RSS subscriber.

AudreyO said...

Wow, what a fun idea. I'll bet you could use these on luggage too? It's so hard to find luggage at airports, they all look the same.

Lanie said...

I've seen these before. My 5 year old would love them!

Lanie said...

We like Kyla Jane the butterfly!

noreen said...

these are so cute

noreen said...

manfred the snail is my favorite and I love the name too

tammyduc7 said...

My favorite PakNak is the kitty.Thanks for the chance to win ! tammyduc7@yahoo.com

tammyduc7 said...

I love PakNaks.It's hard to chose just one.They are so versatile too.Thanks for the chance to win ! tammyduc7@yahoo.com

tammyduc7 said...

I subscribed to your blog.Thanks for the chance to win ! tammyduc7@yahoo.com

Whimsical Creations said...

Love them! Thanks for the chance to win.

=) melanie
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melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Christine said...

I lve the purple butterfly thanks for the opportunity

Christine said...

I lve the purple butterfly thanks for the opportunity

techyone said...

I love the dragonfly. They're all adorable though.

poppy fields said...

I want to win, those are so cool!

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Stacie said...

So cute!

Stacie said...

I like Kyla Jane.

AmeliaB said...

How cool are those?

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Ginny said...

My girls love these, love to add to their collection!

Ginny said...

Claire the cat is my favorite for my youngest & the peace sign for my oldest!

Kim said...

How cute!!

micaela6955/Michele P. said...

My daughter has a few paknaks, but they were such a hit with the kids in the afterschool program she goes to that they took them off her backpack! She's been so upset about it, and I have been wanting to get her some more to surprise her. But this time, she is going to use them for things around the house...the kids at school like the Paknaks WAY too much!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

micaela6955/Michele P. said...

I would have to Say Claire the cute little kitty was my daughters favorite..

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remarker said...

What a cute idea! I'd like to use them for luggage - we have black and when we fly all the bags on the roundabout look alike.

remarker said...

My favorite is Damsel

Melissa said...

My girls would love anything to do with flowers/horses and ballerina's.
M. Waters
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cza said...

These are really cute! My kids would really love to have once of these :)

Gunilla said...

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mcveggie said...

My kids would love these. What a great idea, thanks
Tara