I was so excited when I received an e-mail announcing that Canadian Free Stuff had been selected to do a review for Carolina Pad.
Carolina Pad is a company that is rich in history. The company actually started way back in 1945, in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was established by Joseph K. Hall Jr. and several business associates. They managed to scrape up enough money and equipment to launch a school supply manufacturing company. They called their new company Carolina Pad. They offered composition books, notebook paper, primary tablets, pencils, crayons, and other school supplies.
Carolina Pad not only sold School Supplies they also manufactured them. Here is an exert from their website.
*By selling notebooks with more sheets at lower prices than competitors, Carolina Pad was able to get a foothold in the market. Over the next few decades, this strategy, along with Joe’s philosophy of quality and value, placed Carolina Pad on the road to success.*
In the year 2000 Carolina Pad was the first company to add fashion to school and office products. This bold move would forever transform the stationary industry.
Today Carolina Pad has an immense array of Notebooks, Binders, Planners, Calendars, Files, folders, Pens, Bags, Totes and even Art & Craft Supplies. You will be amazed at how many different colours and designs there are to choose from. Carolina pad prides itself on being ever-changing, modern and fashion forward. Their designs are never dull or boring. I think their tag line is just perfect.
EVERYDAY PRODUCTS, EXTRAORDINARY DESIGN
Even if you have never heard of Carolina Pad before, you might have seen them around. Carolina Pads are so hot they have been featured on many shows like the New 90210, Glee, Greek, Gossip Girl and even Desperate Housewives. Amazing!
Are you struggling to find that perfect gift for a new graduate? If so Carolina Pad Executive Series has got you covered. They have just the right products for any new graduate. Fabulous new designs that are sure to impress during that oh so stressful interview or those nail bitting first few days on the job. Send them out styling and with new found confidence with Carolina Pad.
Check out this fabulous Padfolio. It is a wonderful and practical size. It measures 9.75 ” x 8.5″ (24.7cm x 21.5cm) It is designed in a shiny, rich, brown, patent leather style vinyl.
Inside you will find three handy stitched pockets which are great for carrying extra notes. There is a large size spiral notepad enclosed with a clear protective cover. It even has a place to keep your pen handy. On the back inside cover there is yet another large pocket to store even more papers. This is truly a very well thought out item. It is very professional looking and it actually matches my handbag perfectly. I carry this padfolio with me every single day to work and when I need to jot down a few reminders for myself it is there. I love that the whole thing closes up so nice and neat with a fashionable magnetic side clip. The entire piece is meticulously stitched together instead of just glued. Quality! Even the lined paper inside is so smooth to write on. This Padfolio is available in Blue, Red or Brown. Retail Price of $12.99
The next item is a magenta pink Business Card Holder. This is one of my favourite items from the Executive Series. This faux croc printed business card holder is a really nice binder style. It holds an amazing 120 cards. You could use this for Business Cards or Credit Cards. It is a handy 8″ x 6″ (20.3 cm x 15.2 cm) and has wonderful alphabetical dividers. The clear plastic cardholders themselves are flexible yet durable and I love that I can place cards on both sides. The front inside cover has an expandable material pouch which is large enough to carry a notepad or address book in. This is definitely not your father’s old boring black vinyl business card holder. This Carolina Pads Executive Series Holder is just plain cool. Keep all your contacts organized in one styling Business Card Mini Binder. Available in Pink, Red and Yellow. Retail Price of $9.99
Another fabulous fashion item from the Carolina Pad’s Executive Series is the personal card holder. The one I received is a bold deep red faux croc pattern. This is perfect for absolutely any gal on your gift giving list. This compact wallet style holder carries a total of 24 business cards or credit card. I find it perfect for all my credit cards, gift cards, health card, drivers’ licence and bonus points cards. It is much more convenient to just carry this little holder when running out to the store than lugging my whole purse. Once again, like all Carolina Pad Items is it professionally finished. The stitching perfectly done and the inside material only enhances the overall look. There are two extra inside pockets that expand quite a bit and I find this the perfect place to store both mine and my husbands business cards. I will never again be caught in a conversation and not have a card handy to hand out. It is both functional and fashionable. Available in Pink, Red or Yellow. Retail Price of $7.99
The last item in the Executive Series is a handy take anywhere notepad. Also, available in a faux croc finish. You can choose from red, pink or yellow. Although the one I received is a fantastic robin’s egg blue. This flip style notepad is small enough to throw in your purse or even a pocket and like Carolina Pads suggests it would be truly handy just to have in your car. It is a quick and easy way to jot down any notes in a hurry. The 100 sheet notepad is even in a co-ordinating colour. And it comes with it’s very own pen. This is a must have for anyone.
I am so impressed by Carolina’s Pad overall quality. These four items are like high end, designer pieces but at a fraction of the price. Any graduate would be thrilled to own one or all of these Executive Series items. Check out Carolina Pad today and discover all the wonderful designs, colours and patterns they have to offer. Everything from classy and sophisticated to wilds and whimsical. There is something for everyone.
Carolina Pads announces the
“Stylish Graduate” Promotion
The wonderfully creative and talented people of Carolina Pad has offered to run a giveaway contest for our readers.
One lucky Canadian Free Stuff Reader is going to win their very own Carolina Pad- Executive Series 4 pce Graduate Set. Consisting of 1-Padfolio, 1-Business Card Binder,1-Flip Notes w/pen and 1-Personal Card Holder. Total Value of $36.96
So, what do you have to do to enter this fantastic contest?
Just visit Carolina Pads and tell what is your very favourite pattern that they offer. Come back here and leave a comment below.
Want extra bonus entries?
~It is simple, Just visit Carolina Pads on Face book and select “like” come back here and leave a comment that you have done so. (1 bonus entry)
~Follow Carolina Pads on Twitter Here and then leave a comment below with your twitter name.(1 bonus entry)
~ If you are a Canadian Reader why not join Canadian Free Stuff and get an extra 3 bonus entries-just leave a comment below with your brand new user name (comment 3x please)
~ Re-tweet about this amazing Carolina Pads review/giveaway (1 bonus entry per day) leave your comment below each time.
Contest Open to Canada and USA Only
PLEASE NOTE THAT INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE WON A PRIZE PACKAGE FROM CAROLINA PAD IN THE LAST 90 DAYS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.
Contest Ends: June 30/10
Disclosure: I have a material connection because I received a gift or sample of a product for consideration in preparing to write this content. I was/am not expected to return this item or gift after my review period.
THE WINNER IS………………DORIS C.-CONGRATS AND ENJOY!!