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 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 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