Monday, February 22, 2010

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year . . .

TAX PREPARATION TIME!!

What did you think I was going to say?

Yes, now is the time when many of us are organizing our receipts, bills and other paperwork in preparation for TAX DAY!! Some of us (myself included), have our work cut out for us.  (I am so glad I am not Vlogging so that you can hear comments from my husband!).  I am a terribly disorganized person so tax time is very stressful for me.

So, I was extremely excited when I was contacted by Carolina Pad about trying out their organizational products to help me with this year's tax preparation.  When I think of organizational products I think of those beautiful manila folders, the glistening stainless paper clips...those brown cardboard accordian files.

What a surprise I had when I opened my box.  I received several items from the Carolina Pad 2009 Hot Chocolate collection.  Gone are the days of drab office supplies.  These products are very trendy and very sturdy.  Carolina Pad products have been featured on "Glee", ABC's "Extreme Makeover-Home Edition" and on Oprah when Carrie Underwood showed how she uses a Notebound Notebook as a food diary.
I received:
 
a 13 pocket expanding file with tabs.  This file is being used to sort out my receipts, bills, etc by category. (I said I was disorganized-I have simply been throwing all paperwork into a basket).


an 8 pocket Organizational Folder-great for keeping track of my reports needed when I get ready to start my tax return online.

a 26 Pocket Expanding File:  Get ready 2010 Tax Year, I will not be disorganized.  I have already labeled each section and will be putting receipts in the appropriate pockets.

12 File Folders:  I am using these to store workshop paperwork and affiliate paperwork.



 
10 Fashion Paper Clips and 6 Large Binder Clips.







I was surprised to learn that Carolina Pad products are sold at many retail stores that I already shop at like Kroger, CVS and Walgreens.  See the great list here.

Now, for the fun part. Carolina Pad is offering ClipperGirl's Saving Spot readers a 10% discount when you shop at their online store. Just use the promotional code Tax_Relief at checkout. (I already have my eye on a laptop sleeve).

They are also offering one lucky ClipperGirl's Saving Spot reader a Carolina Pad product set to help you get ready for the Tax Man.

In order to enter the giveaway.  Go "shopping"  at Carolina Pad and choose the one item that will be the most helpful during tax season. Come back and tell me which it is and make sure leave your email address.

For additional entries:

(1)  Become a Fan of Carolina Pad on Facebook. Let them know that you have entered the contest here. 

(2) Follow Carolina Pad on Twitter.

(3) Subscribe to ClipperGirl's Saving Spot by RSS feed or email.

(4) Follow ClipperGirl on Twitter

(5) Bloggers for an additional entry blog about the giveway.

Remember for each entry that you complete, you will need to leave a separate comment.

The giveaway will end on Thursday, March 4 at 11:59 PM EST.  The winner will be chosen by random.org on Friday, March 5 by 11:59 PM EST.


Disclosure:  I received a free product set from Carolina Pad.  Receipt of these products did not affect my opinion of the products.

43 comments:

Danielle said...

I became a fan on facebook. But I have to let you know. I have been using their "Ideal Books" for at least 3 years. They last forever. I job share and we use one of these as our way to communicate to each other. I stay away from their site so that I don't buy anything else. I went over and saw the Eye Candy 8 pocket Organizational Folder and am drooling.

Anonymous said...

Love all the bright colors. Makes you want to get organized
debbie.harper@rocketmail.com

Kristi Eakes said...

I became a fan on facebook.

Kristi Eakes said...

I subscribe by email.

cjcmommy said...

I thank the Hot Chocolate 13-Pocket Folder would help me. I could use a pocket for each month. (instead of just throwing them in a drawer)

cjcmommy said...

I am a fan on Carolina Pad on Facebook and I told them you sent me!

cjcmommy said...

I follow Carolina Pad on Twitter.
http://twitter.com/cjcmommy

cjcmommy said...

I follow you on Twitter.
http://twitter.com/cjcmommy

cjcmommy said...

I follow your site by RSS feed.

cjcmommy said...

I get all your emails too.

Corrie Mackanos said...

I love their simply chic line and I think the simply chic journal would be most helpful for me in preparing for my 2010 taxes!!!

clmackanos@gmail.com

mar said...

Love Hot Chocolate,The expandable folders would help me alot.

jrmndfairbanks said...

Become a Fan of Carolina Pad on Facebook. Let them know that you have entered the contest here.

jrmndfairbanks said...

I am subscribed by email.

jrmndfairbanks said...

I follow carolina pad on twitter now.

jrmndfairbanks said...

I follow clippergirl56 on twitter. I need to get my taxes organized!

jrmndfairbanks said...

I get your e-mails every day too. Thanks for all you do!

Jen said...

I loved the set you got -- Hot Chocolate. But I also really liked the Versailles collection. The books are nice, but I really like the folders and matching clips.

Jen said...

Following Carolina Pad on Twitter now --

Jen said...

Following you on Twitter --

Jen said...

Became a fan of Carolina Pad on Facebook --

Jen said...

And I've getting your emails for the past year or so -- GREAT info and thanks always!

Jasmine said...

I love the 19-pocket chocolate case! too cute!!

Jasmine said...

I'm following carolina pad on twitter!!

Jasmine said...

I became a fan on facebook of carolina pad!! :)

Jasmine said...

I'm following you on twitter!!

palmbay said...

I love the hot chocolet bundle pks on the site it would save much time during tax time.Patti midgettpatti@yahoo.com

mar said...

Love to win,The 8 or 13 pocket folder would be nice.Email subscriber.

lifero said...

I became a fan on facebook.

mar said...

I like the eye candy folders as well.Thanks!

Sibble said...

I subscribe by email.... Wow, do I need to get organzied.

Anonymous said...

Became fan on FB

Diana 31974 at aol.com

Anonymous said...

I love sticky notes

I bought the calendars last yr for teacher gifts

Diana 31974 at aol.com

Anonymous said...

I just joined your email

Diana 31974 at aol.com

mar said...

Love the bundle set,Thanks

mar said...

Love Carolina Pad...Thanks!

mar said...

Email subscriber,Love the pocket folders!

trixx said...

Love the Hot Chocolate 2009/2010 Fashion Calendar. Maybe it will help me to get my taxes done in time instead of waiting until the last possible second! peanut{at}nyc.rr.com

trixx said...
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trixx said...

I subscribe via email.

Tylerpants said...

The Eye Candy 8-Pocket Organizational
Folder would be great to have to keep all my tax documents on one place! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I'm an email subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Jessie said...

I like the eye candy collection, but the hot chocolate collection is my favorite! I've already filed my taxes this year, but I always scramble to gather all needed info. As a small business owner on the road a lot, I would love to have a hot chocolate bundle to keep me organized as I go!!
j2harper@yahoo.com

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