Giveaway: Diplomat Aero Fountain Pen
Back in Season 2, I implemented a Reviewer Code of Ethics to help address concerns that my reviews were being unduly influenced by receiving “free” pens from manufacturers and retailers. You can read the whole thing here, but the tl;dr version is that I can’t keep pens that manufacturers give me for review purposes. I can either buy them, return them, or give them away. Up until now, I’ve never had to tackle what to do in the case of pens provided by distributors, who aren’t technically the manufacturers, but still have a financial interest in their product line selling well. Against my deep desires to do otherwise, I’ve opted to include distributors in the same group as manufacturers. As a result, I’m unable to keep this pen.
Rarely has my resolve to be transparent been so thoroughly tested.
The pen for this giveaway was provided to The Pen Habit by Points of Distinction, the US distributor for Diplomat pens. It was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. (And the honest truth is that I LOVE THIS PEN.) So, I’m very sad to be giving it away. But not entirely sad, because I have already ordered one in matte brown to be delivered in a few weeks.
As with all Pen Habit giveaways, this one is being handled by the good folks at Rafflecopter. You can enter by following @penhabit on Twitter, leaving a comment on the blog about what number on the “Matt Armstrong Feedback Scale” do you like your nibs, or you can email an entry as well. Make sure you follow the instructions! I verify every winner, and sometimes have to disqualify people! (After all, gotta make you work for the entry a little bit, don’t I? As Bugs Bunny says, “Ain’t I a stinker?”)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Terms & Conditions: Giveaway ends April 1, 2016 at 12:00 AM PST. Winner will be selected by Rafflecopter.com and verified by The Pen Habit. Winner will have 72 hours to respond before prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. The product for this giveaway was provided free of charge from Points of Distinction, Inc. The Pen Habit will be responsible for shipping prizes to the winners. No purchase necessary to enter. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to The Pen Habit only. I do not share or sell personal information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.