Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Take the Chill out of Tax-Time With Carolina Pad's Hot Chocolate Collection!

It’s that time of year! Crunching numbers with bated breathe, rummaging through drawers and boxes for those elusive requisite receipts and documents in panic and frustration, heart pounding as you approach that final crucial calculation, waiting for that positive or negative result! Yes, you know what I am referencing. Denial is futile…it is Tax Time!

To be honest you may think me fit for a straight jacket but I actually love tax time. Obviously this love only stems from the fact that we can most often expect a wonderful return. I’m sure my amicable relationship with tax time would turn on a dime if I discovered it would be us writing a cheque to the Canadian government {or dear old uncle Sam if we were Americans}.

Despite the joys of my tax “windfalls” I admit to pulling my hair out over misplaced paperwork and numbers which just don’t add up. The worst of the frustrations could easily be avoided with greater forethought and a few organizational tools. Carolina Pad--industry leader in stylish and trendy school and office supplies--wants you to be prepared so you won’t be scrambling this time next year! As winter ends and tax time approaches Carolina Pad’s most popular collection, “Hot Chocolate”, will warm away the tax chills!
Carolina Pad sent me the perfect “Hot Chocolate Collection” organizational package to get my tax act together:
~ 13 Pocket Expandable Folder ~ MSRP $7.49
~ Package of 12 File Folders ~ MSRP $5.99
~ 26 Pocket Expandable Folder ~ MSRP $17.99
~ 8 Pocket Folder ~ MSRP $6.99
~ Box of 6 Binder Clips ~ MSRP $2.99
~ Box of 10 Paper Clips ~ MSRP $2.99

I love the various pocket folders! No longer do I have to stuff receipts and documents hurriedly into boxes and envelopes only to be misplaced or relegated to paper heaps. I used the 8 pocket folder to house my tax information, relevant and eligible deductions and other useful tips and forms. The 13 pocket expandable file folder offers the quintessential home for receipts, and other saved documents. I bundled the receipts and documents according to category clipped each bundle with the Hot Chocolate paperclips and assigned each category its very own pocket. Easy Peasey…organized and if you can believe it fashionable too!

I used the file folders and adorable binder clips to enclose the previous year’s tax summaries and other larger forms. The file folders fit easily into the expandable pocket folders. I will be filing my finished return and then the returns for consecutive returns in the larger 26 pocket expandable folder! Durable and well designed adorned with attractive trendy patterns and colours, I’ll be using the left over folders and clips for my substitute teaching materials, so thank you Carolina Pad for organizing my life! Carolina Pad cannot guarantee you a healthy return but they can certainly contribute to your preparedness with style!

Get organized this year! Carolina Pad is offering Northern Mama readers a 10% online discount code: Tax_Relief to help you purchase what you will need.
And don’t scramble this time next year enter to win the same Hot Chocolate Collection Package I received here at Northern Mama!
To Enter:

  • Visit Carolina Pad and tell me what your favourite collection is! {Required}

Extra Entries:

  • Be a Northern Mama Follower {Google}
  • Be a northern Mama Facebook Fan
  • Become a Carolina Pad Facebook Fan
  • Follow on Twitter @Northernmama35 and Tweet about this giveaway{1x daily}
  • Follow Carolina Pad on Twitter @carolinapad
  • Grab my button
  • Blog about this giveaway with a link back here {please leave me the link to your post}

Giveaway open to Canadian and US residents. Giveaway closes March 15th, 2010 10:00pm CT. Read Giveaway Rules for details.

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255 comments:

  1. While I love the Hot Chocoloate collection, the Kendall Kollection is my fave - the stripes & flowers, colors & by far the inspiration.

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  2. I follow your blog with Google (mhanway at gmail dot com)

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  3. I'm a Carolina Pad follower on FB (M Hanway)

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  4. I"m a fan of NOrthern Mama on FB (M Hanway)

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  5. i loke the whimsical flower collection. i am addicted to office supplies...i dont know why because i am a disorganized mess! 4mytomkat@gmail.com

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  6. i am a follower of your blog 4mytomkat@gmail.com

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  7. I looked through all the colllections and, while they are all great, Hot Chocolate is my favourite!

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  8. Follower with Google Friend Connect

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  10. Now following @carolinapad on twitter (hanwayink)

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  11. I like the Kendall Kollection.

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  12. I follow @Northernmama35 on Twitter (hanwayink) and tweeted - http://twitter.com/hanwayink/status/9544585435

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  13. I follow with Google.

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  14. I love the Kendall Kollection File Folders!

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  15. I follow via Google Friend Connect (tanandjosh)

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  16. I am a fan on Facebook Tannie's Chatter

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  17. I am a Carolina Pad Facebook Fan

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  20. I visited Carolinapad and I LOVE hot chocolate. It's adorable!
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  21. I like the Kendall collection

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  22. I follow with google friend.
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  23. I am a facebook fan
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  27. I like the simply chic collection.

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  34. I love the Hot Chocolate collection, and also the Graphic in Nature collection!

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  35. I follow via google friend connect!

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  38. My fav collection is eye candy
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  44. I like the hotchocolate collection a lot but I would have to say that my fav is the dreamsicle collection. I love the colors, the butterflies and the flowers

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  46. I am a northern Mama Facebook Fan
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  47. i am a Carolina Pad Facebook Fan
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  48. I follow @Northernmama35 on twitter and Tweeted about this giveaway
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  50. Hot Chocolate is my favorite as well, has been for about a year now :) I love tax time too, nothing better then extra cash in your pocket

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  54. i follow thru google friend connect

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  55. became a fan on facebook, traci smith

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  57. I like the Whimsical Flower collection and the Chit Chat collection.

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  60. My fav is the Whimsical Flower collection!

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  64. My fav collection is "Graphic in Nature"
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  66. I'm a Facebook fan
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  67. I'm also a Facebook fan of Carolina Pad (Melanie Sands)
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  74. loving the 'dreamsicle' collection

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  75. following NM on twitter: evilkitten23 + tweet: https://twitter.com/evilkitten23/status/9693437614

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  81. My favorite collection is the Kendall Collection.

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  82. I like the Kendall Kollection (that's my maiden name!) or Eye Candy.

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  83. I'm a google follower.

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  89. I love the Eye Candy collection, nice and bright

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  104. i like Graphic in Nature Planner

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  114. I like the Hot Chocolate collection

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  123. I like the Whimsical Flower collection, very nice. katklaw777 at yahoo dot com
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    I found it to be such a coincident. After I entered this other othe day I had to run out to the dollar store to get writing pads. Lo and behold, there staring me in the face, were the Hot Chocolate spiral notepads, large and mediu. I grabbed a couple of them

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  140. my fave is hot chocolate
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  141. my favorite is hot chocolate
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