Aurora Optima Giveaway!!!1!!!ZOMG!
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Y’all know how much I love me a good giveaway on the blog. I’ve done a bunch of them. But I think it’s safe to say that Kenro Industries has REALLY stepped up the giveaway game with this one.
That’s right. Kenro Industries is allowing me to give away an Aurora Optima ($595 value). And the best part, you get to pick the color you want AND the nib choice you want. (Some restrictions apply. See below.)
Now, if you’re a regular here on The Pen Habit, you know I really like the Aurora Optima, and I have for a long time. In fact, I liked it so much, it was my #2 in my Top Pens list for Season 3. I purchased the Blue version pictured above, and fell in love with the pen. It’s one of the most comfortable writers in my collection. It’s light and well-balanced, with a long section that makes for a very comfortable grip. They’re well-made, out of really beautiful materials. Aurora is one of the few European manufacturers who still makes all their own nibs in-house, and the attention to quality control really shows. Heck, they even still cut their feeds from raw ebonite. I loved my first Optima so much that I picked up a second one at the San Francisco Pen Show from Vanness Pens…this time in green.
A couple of months ago, Kenro announced that the prices for the Optima were being cut by $200 (after, I might add, I purchased my first Optima). I though the pen was worth it at the old price. But at this new price, it is one of the best values for luxury pens on the market today. And to celebrate this new price drop, Kenro Industries has very graciously allowed me to give away an Aurora Optima here on The Pen Habit. The winner will get to pick from the Optima production line colors: Black with Gold Trim, Black with Silver Trim, Blue with Gold trim, Blue with Silver Trim, Burgundy with Silver Trim, Green with Gold Trim, or Grey (Perla) with Silver Trim.
In addition to picking the color of pen you want, Kenro is also allowing the winner to pick the nib they want. This is pretty cool, because Aurora has a ton of nib options that you can’t really get anywhere else without sending your pen to a nibmeister. The nib options on this pen include: Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, Extra Broad, Italic, Stub, and Oblique. (And, just FYI, Aurora’s Italics are true italics…quite crisp and sharp.)
Unfortunately, this giveaway is only available to US residents. Kenro is the distributor for Aurora in the US, and there are some limitations about where they can send the pens. If you are in the US, check out the Rafflecopter box below for several different ways that you can enter. (If you’re outside of the US, don’t fret as we still have some other GREAT giveaways coming up soon. But if you really want an Optima, Vanness Pens is offering an additional 10% off Optimas if you use the code PENHABIT when you order. You can check out their selection at https://vanness1938.com/collections/aurora-pens.)
Before you can enter, please allow me to throw in the legalese stuff:
Terms & Conditions: Giveaway is open only to residents of the United States. The prize for this giveaway was provided free of charge by Kenro Industries. Giveaway ends September 24, 2016 at 12:00 AM PDT. Winners will be selected at random by Rafflecopter.com and verified by The Pen Habit. Winner will have 72 hours to respond with color and nib selection before prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Kenro Industries will be responsible for shipping prizes to the winners. Neither Kenro Industries nor The Pen Habit/Inky Fingers LLC will be responsible for prizes that are not received by user. 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.
And now, here’s how you enter:
a Rafflecopter giveaway