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I accepted this Bic #2 Pencil Xtra-Fun Stripes campaign on June 28th thinking these would make great Back-to-School items for my boys who are going into Kindergarten and Fourth Grade. Today is their first day of school.
I like that they gave me two packages, because I have two boys. They loved that they each got their own box.
Boxes usually include a product card to go over some important details of the campaign. This one did not but they’re pencils. I think I know what to do with them. It does include coupons for more pencils, and I always like seeing coupons. If I like the item, the coupon gives me extra incentive to purchase more.
These pencils are very cute, and both of my boys like the stripes. It adds character to an otherwise normal pencil. The lead is two-toned, but you can barely see the difference when writing. I like that these are splinter resistant. Even though I do not know anyone who received a splinter from a classic pencil, it must be a thing if they advertise this. My boys cannot take these to school, because their school requires Ticonderoga pencils. As cute as these pencils are, they do not compare to Ticonderoga pencils, so I get why the school prefers them. These are soft lead pencils, so sharp, precise writing is difficult. Even with fresh sharpening, these give bolder, dull print. Those who prefer that look will love these pencils. We will use these at home, but I will only purchase these if my boys find them more pleasant for homework. Looking down at the stripes should be more fun than a boring pencil.
Campaigns that include my boys are probably the most fun for me, because they love when something I write about actually relates to them. At $4.99 for 10 pencils, these are more expensive whilst giving inferior writing to Ticonderoga pencils. On that note, Ticonderoga pencils are a lot cheaper online than they are in person. I paid $8.59 for a 30 pack of pencils and $4.99 for a 12 pack in store and see they are $5.79 and $2.79 online. It really bugs me that the price difference is so huge sometimes. Why?
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