Wednesday, August 11, 2010

PakNak Review and Giveaway...

Cool For School Giveaway #22


PakNak

Thanks to PakNak, we recently got the opportunity to review two PakNaks: Mona and Ted the Head.

About PakNak:

"It all began with two moms, two cups of tea, two husbands, three children, two cats, one dog and one dream: let's start a business! After more discussion, much more tea, and many hours consulting with our "expert" children on what kids would use and love, PakNak ® was born. From there, we set out to create ginormous fun, one backpack at a time. Our Naks are 3D, rubbery, interchangeable and are super easy to attach to surfaces (with no work or hassle for mom and dad). We knew self-adhesive, flexible, weatherproof designs were crucial to making Naks work. In the early days, we experienced what we now know many startups go through – one day we were plotting certain world conquest, the next we wondered what on earth we were thinking.There were days of elation, like the day the first prototypes arrived, and even our geeky husbands said, "Wow, cool!" (both were especially big fans of the dinosaur Nak). Other days we flirted with disaster as we experimented with adhesives to make sure the Naks were easy to attach and switch out – hair dryers, hot sun and active kids really put them to the test!As the Naks got closer and closer to our ideal, we became addicted to Skype, gmail, international time zones and color wheels, along with more prototypes and more sessions with our 6-12 year old resident product testers ("Mom, I really think the butterfly should be purpler."). We worked toward building a profitable business, but we knew we wanted much more than just that. We wanted to set a standard for social responsibility, so we contacted the warm and wonderful people of Eastco, where they focus on clients abilities, not disabilities, to help us pack the Naks. From there, it was only fitting that our first large order (10,000 PakNaks®!) should come from Schoolhouse Supplies, a free store for public school teachers in our hometown of Portland, Oregon.In August 2007, we proudly delivered our first order of 10,000 PakNaks®, launched the website, felt the elation of seeing the first orders roll in and heard the squeals of delight from happy customers. Now, with great appreciation for those who helped us on the first legs of the journey, we look forward to the great adventure that lies ahead for paknak.com!

PakNaks are fun soft rubbery 3-D decorations for kids (and adults too!) to personalize all of their stuff. Backpacks, lunchbags, headbands, computer bags, household items, the list is only limited by your imagination.

Each PakNak comes with one of 40 plus designs and customized velcro® that makes them interchangeable, weather resistant and quickly and easily adhered to your surface

#1 It's not a pin - no need to puncture your stuff (like a backpack)
#2It's not a sticker - it's 3D and so much more than that
#3It's not a patch - just stick and go; no sewing or ironing required
"How does it work?" you may be asking. We use a super strong adhesive that sticks to all of the stuff in a kid's life."


What we thought: Thank you PakNak for a review product the kiddos thoroughly enjoyed and will continue to enjoy for years to come:) These were super cute and the kids had a ton of fun playing with them and applying them to their overnight bags. They proved to be very durable...the kiddos loved swapping them from bag to bag and the velcro has held up very well. They are also easy to clean...just wipe off with a damp cloth. I love the variety of PakNak characters and how each character comes with an info card that tells fun facts about them...these would be so fun to collect:) ABCD Diaries gives PakNak an A and our Cool For School Seal of Approval!!

Buy It: You can find an applique for each of your family member's personalities at PakNak. Get 20% off your order through the duration of this giveaway by entering the code PAK20 at checkout.
Win It: PakNak has generously offered one ABCD Diaries reader 3 PakNaks of their choice!! To enter, tell us the name of a character you would love to have.

Extra Entries:
1.Follow ABCD Diaries via Google Friend Connect(if you already follow, leave a comment saying so) +1 entry
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3.Like PakNak on Facebook(leave id) +1 entry
4.Follow PakNak on Twitter(leave id)+1 entry
5.Follow ABCD Diaries via Twitter(leave id) +1 entry
6.Tweet about this giveaway(leave link)+2 entries...comment twice please
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8.Enter any other current giveaways on ABCD Diaries and leave a comment saying so. +1 for each entered
Giveaway ends Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US residents 18+:)
Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given 2 PakNaks for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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