Trust Me....it Worked. Now You Can Win One, Too!

Sometimes I'm an impulse buyer, but most of the time I like to sit back and weigh my options before diving in.  I have been reading blog post after blog post about The Quietest Classroom Pencil Sharpener.  I have to admit, I was reading and thinking that sure, it's great, but is it really better than the electric sharpeners? 
So I waited...


and waited...
and waited...


I finally went back to spend some money to find out.  Yes, I spent my own money.  Here's what I ordered.  This little baby was $24.99 and did not have any shipping costs.  I received it just a few days later:

Next, I put this baby up against its first challenge:

 Challenge #1
I am a pencil snob.  There, I said it.  I know I'm not alone, either.  I prefer a specific brand of pencil because of the way it writes, the way it sharpens, and the way it erases.  I couldn't just test out my favorite pencil, though.  That wouldn't prove a point (no pun intended).  So, I grabbed three different brands of pencils I had lying around (Staples, Papermate, and Ticonderoga).  Do you have a guess as to which one sharpened the best?
Well, do you?  Here are the results:
Believe it or not (you should) each of them sharpened to a perfect point!  So, I decided to up the ante and gave this new sharpener a new challenge.

Challenge #2
Could this sharpener tackle the pencil box?  I should tell you that this is the very same dull pencil box that remained full for the last 3 weeks of school because our class sharpener wouldn't work, the electric sharpeners around the school wouldn't work, and I was simply in school supply survival mode which means I wasn't willing to go out and buy brand new pencils just to have to store them all summer (instead a parent donated some pencils that had those refillable pieces and didn't need sharpening). 
So, how did the sharpener do with this difficult task?  Are you sure you're ready for this?  I wasn't.  After only 10-15 minutes of sharpening (yes, my 2-year old tried to "help") and 2 or 3 visits to dump the tray, here is what I got to look at...and admire:


I guess these dull pencils need to be moved back to the "sharp" container.


So, what do you do when you are so happy to find a product that actually works?  You shout it from the rooftops (aka blogosphere) and try to help some other lucky teacher get to feel the same joy!   


I contacted Troy from Classroom Friendly Supplies and he graciously agreed to give one of my followers their very own sharpener.  However, he does have a couple of rules:
1 - You must have a US mailing address because he cannot ship internationally.
2 - You must "like" the Classroom Friendly Supplies Facebook page.  

***NOTE - THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED***


I'm trying to make this one easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy!  This giveaway will run until June 30th.  The winner will be announced shortly after I've verified the information.  Good luck! 
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***NOTE - THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED***

22 comments:

Melissa said...

I love my pencil sharpener. They really are better than you can imagine! Thanks for the giveaway!

Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

Sara Soucy said...

I love my pencil sharpener! Like you, I waited and waited. When my colleague finally asked if I wanted one (it's cheaper to buy a few at a time), I finally jumped on the bandwagon. It's awesome!

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

Darnee L.W. said...

I've gone through 4 of my own electric pencil sharpeners the past 4 years, one a substitute broke :-/ I'm all for an awesome sharpener!

Jessica Berggren said...

Great promo! That sharpener looks great and its a lot cheaper than my electric one!

Angela@TheTeachersDesk6 said...

These are the ABSOLUTE BEST pencil sharpener in the world! I didn't believe it until I saw it. Now, I'd like one for my classroom. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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scrambledhenfruit said...

I broke down and bought one for my class at the end of the year. It sharpened circles around my way too expensive electric sharpener that made so much noise that even the kids hated to use it! I'd love another. :)

Rose said...

I have been wanting one of these so badly! Thanks for the giveaway!

Disneymum said...

Wow! What a great demo! I really think I NEED this for my classroom!

Kathy Gaines said...

That sounds just the ticket for my kiddos!

Kathy Gaines said...

That sounds just the ticket for my kiddos!

Paula said...

Would love to have one!!

Paula said...

Would love to have one!!

Paula said...

Would love to have one!!

Paula said...

Would love to have one!!

Paula said...

Would love to have one!!

Jeannie said...

I sound like you. I've waited and waited. I'm still here waiting. Lol! My fingers are crossed! Thanks for the opportunity!

Jeannie
The 2nd Grade Surprise

Diane/2nd said...

Best of all -- Students LOVE to sharpen with this sharpener. When I started letting students use mine, I rarely had to sharpen another pencil. Even better news, second-graders used it daily without breaking it. (It was even dropped/knocked on the tile floor a couple of times.)

Jen P said...

I am amazed at all those pencils you sharpened and so quickly too! Wow!

kb said...

Just like you, I have waited and waited. Hopefully, I will win, so I don't have to wait any more.

Fran Sauer said...

They say 'good things come to those who wait.... ' so I'm waiting..... I hope I win. I suffered through the end of the year, no sharpener anywhere to be found dilemma too!

Chrissy said...

If I don't win I've got to finally buy one of those!
Chrissy
First Grade Found Me

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