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Friday, December 5, 2014

Thanksgiveaway 2014 Omas Ogiva and Surprise Me Winners!

So funny story, I was originally going to announce the winner of the 2014 Thanksgiveaway Omas Ogiva in today’s Goulet Q&A, but wouldn’t you know it, I got sick and lost my voice! You could tell things were going downhill earlier in the week as I was a guest on the Pen Addict podcast #131 and in my New Products Extravaganza video. It all came to a head yesterday, when I was supposed to record Q&A. I woke up and couldn’t talk at all, and Rachel absolutely insisted that I stay home and rest. I took her advice and that worked magic, so now I’m back and ready to go.

Since part of our first Goulet company value is “Be Flexible”, I decided to still announce the Ogiva winner today (since I know you all want to know if you won!), even though Q&A isn’t happening. Before I do though, let me say that I’m really appreciative of everyone who entered. It ended up being a total of well over 300 letters that we received for the Ogiva, and it was really touching to see how much thought and care went into each one. I’m really glad we decided to choose the winner randomly, because there’s no way we could have objectively done it by our own judgment. 

The process we went through for selecting each winner was to open up and read each letter, make sure that the entry qualified by the rules we set out in the announcement of the contest, and put each person into a spreadsheet with a number assigned to each person. Once the contest was closed, we had a master list and used Random.org to select a randomly generated number which determined our winner from that spreadsheet. We repeated the exact same process for the “Surprise Me” gift, which was the no-purchase required portion of our “Surprise Me” giveaway. 

So without further ado, here is the winner of a brand-new Omas Ogiva Alba:

Maeli Z.




The winner for the write-in Surprise Me gift is:

Dwight J.




Congratulations! We’ll be reaching out to you two winners by email, you can also email us at social@gouletpens.com to claim your prize. 

Thank you so much to everyone who entered, this was a really fun giveaway and we’re grateful to have so many people that took the time to enter. We’re sorry to everyone who didnt win, though you can all enjoy seeing some of the entries in our Facebook album that we created for this contest. 

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and a wonderful Thanksgiveaway. 

Write On,Brian Goulet 

17 comments:

  1. Congratulations Maeli, and you too Dave! I had high hopes (well, as high as any of the entries). I know you will love the Alba and I am so happy for you. I hope you give Brian feedback on what you think of it. I looked over the entries posted and they are awesome! Mine was entered, but not very artistic. Thanksgiveaway was a great idea Brian and everyone at Goulet. Maeli, I love your favorite quote.

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  2. I meant Dwight! Sorry, my mind is around here somewhere, maybe in my ink drawer. Sorry.

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  3. Congrats folks!

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  4. Like wow. I feel honored and mighty lucky. Thank you!

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  5. http://blog.gouletpens.com/2011/03/disqus-now-on-ink-nouveau.html

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  6. Congratulations to the winners!

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  7. I bought these pens as soon as Goulet carries them. They are great pen. I really like them, especially with Preppy's great "eyedropper" feature (>2 ml ink reservoir).


    As far as being extra fine, their lines are not as "fine" as the Pilot Penmanship (~$8.25), but unlike the Preppy, the Penmanship is not a good eyedropper pen (due to the design, ink may leak through the nib).

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  8. I'm not sure how the paint job is on the new EF Preppy, but on the old ones I was able to easily remove the paint with nail polish remover. Soak a cotton ball and press it to sections of the pen for about 10-15 seconds then wipe. Keep doing this until the paint is removed and then take a clean cotton ball, wipe down the entire barrel and then shine it up with a paper towel. Works like a charm.

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  9. It arrived! How did you know this was on my Christmas list? Really. REALLY!!


    Thank you so much! I cannot wait.

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  10. Thanks this worked great! The cap was a little harder then the body and remains slightly cloudy but i was able to get the paint completely off the body. Thanks!

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  11. Hey Brian, i noticed that the black version is out of stock! 😞 any idea when it'll be in? I'm in a fountain pen fever right now and intending to replace all my other pens at home!

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