Back to School Giveaway: Paknaks

monkey_03How cute is that little guy?  very cute I think.  That’s Martin the Paknak.  Paknaks are fun soft rubbery 3-D decorations for kids (and adults too!) to personalize all of their stuff: Backpacks, lunch bags, headbands, computer bags, household items,whatever you can think off.

They come with customized Velcro in the back that helps them stick to anything quickly and easily.  This also makes them interchangeable and they are also weather resistant.  I just thought they were  such a great idea for many reasons: they can help revive an old backpack or lunchbag.  They can also help personalize a very generic looking bag.  You can also put it on headbands, lamps or binders.

Today I have the opportunity to give away four sets of six Paknaks  (one set of six to each winner).  That way you can let your or your kids’ imagination go wild and start embellishing whatever they want.


What do you need to enter this giveaway?

1)  Visit the Paknak website and then come back and leave me a comment sharing which one is your favorite Paknak character.  I bet you will have a hard time picking, they are all so adorable!

For additional entries you can

  • Share this on Twitter using the following line (just copy/paste):

Pick your favorite @Paknak and enter for a chance to win one of four Paknak prizes (via @commnsensemoney)

  • Share this on Facebook:

Pick your favorite Paknak and enter for a chance to win one of four Paknak prizes from Common Sense with Money

  • If you have your own blog you can also share with your readers about this giveaway.  Just make sure to link back and leave a comment with the link so I can verify this.

This way you can earn up to four entries.  Just make sure to leave a separate comment if you decide to share this giveaway with others. If you are reading this entry via email updates or via RSS reader please click through this entry and visit my blog to enter. Emailing me is not a valid entry for this giveaway. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States only. Please enter only if you are 18 years or older. This giveaway ends 9/2 at 9PM CST. At that time I will select the winner using and will contact that person. If after 48 hours after contact I don’t hear from them I will select another winner at random.  Good Luck!

Want to give in to the cuteness?  Use code PAK20 at checkout to get 20% off Paknaks.

Thanks to Paknak for sponsoring this giveaway.  They graciously sent me four Paknaks  to check out and no additional monetary compensation to write this.

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  • Sara

    I would have to say Kyla Jane is my favorite.

  • Sara

    I shared on facebook.

  • Alicia

    My favorite one is the Squishes. All of them are so cute!

  • Janice

    Tabby (the penguin) is adorable! He’s my favorite.

  • Jen

    Hard to pick just one, Love Mike, Donny, The Squishes and Ted the Head. Just too hard to choose!

  • They are adorable. I like Damsel.

  • I just tweeted about it.

  • lynn

    i would so love to win claire the cat we have five cats and cannot have enough cat stuff

  • Renee S.

    I like Homer the baseball. I’ve got 2 boys who play Little League & we’ve been watching the Little League World Series.

  • nancy b

    Mike is my favorite.

  • Shantel Schultz

    I like Pinky the best. It looked like a combo of a flower and a sanddollar. My daughter would love it on her backpack.

  • Linda Allan

    Gosh – so hard to choose I think I like the squishes the best

  • Kimberly

    You’re right – it was hard to pick just one favorite! I really like Kyla Jane, the butterfly. Thanks for the fun giveaway.

  • We’d be all about Bill Ball at our house!

  • Jenn Elton

    I like “Mona”

  • I tweeted!

  • Mendy

    i like mike the monster

  • Laura

    Mike is ADORABLE!

  • Jennifer Wilcox

    My favorites are Birdy Birdy and Joe “The Bug”. These are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

  • Nikki D

    Tabby for sure…or maybe Mike…or Bill…

  • Catherine

    They’re all so adorable, ut I think I’ll have to go with Pax.

  • bevb

    birdy-birdy for me-me!

  • Nicola

    Joe the bug is adorable!!!!!

  • MamaLander

    I am totally in love with Isaac the Turtle.

  • Tasha

    Oh my goodness-I think these are the cutest thing ever! So hard to choose from, but I think Ralph and Bill Ball would win at our house!

  • Jessi B.

    Who could resist Ralph the dog?

  • I am loving Tabby! How can anybody resist Jelly beans?!

  • rochelle claypoole

    Gotta go with Tobby the penguin.

  • Stephanie

    I like the “Joe” cute bug and that’s my hubbies name.

  • Roseanne

    Betsy is the one for me – we’re both patriotic gals!

  • Stephanie

    They are all so cute! My favorite is Kyla Jane!

  • Anne

    I love the squishes – so cute – my grandsons would go crazy if I won these!!

  • Dana

    My daughter would love Pax the peace sign and Earth. Thanks for the giveaway. they are super cute. I might have to go ahead and buy some, too!

  • Chrissy

    My son would love Grant!

  • Michelle

    I have to agree- ALL the characters are cute! I would pick Donny (the dinosaur) for my son, though. Thanks!

  • Kirsten

    I like sprinkles the cupcake- adorable!

  • Michelle M

    I would choose the cupcake Sprinkles for my daughter. I love it.

  • Nancy B

    Mike is so Cute! I know my daughter would pick Claire the cat, but you can’t beat a fluffy green monster!

  • Joy

    I love Claire the cat…I could totally see it on my daughter’s backpack.

  • Jamie

    Mike is adorable…my son would love that one but I think my daughter would love Kyla Jane??? They are too cute!

  • Carrie P

    You were right – it is difficult to pick one…and I didn’t pick one either…I love the bug ones and the frog (they remind me of what my kids are do all summer long)!

  • Carrie P

    I shared on FB!! Thanks for such a cute give-away!

  • Terri

    I like Damsel, Martin and Ralph

  • Dena

    My fav is sprinkles. Although my son would love these I think I would use them for scrapbooking!

  • Amber

    These are adorable!! I did have a hard time choosing. I think if I bought one for my liking, I’d pick Tabby the penguin. My son probably would like Bill Ball!

  • Marissa G

    I am digging Donny the dino!

    BTW I love your blog

  • Hilary

    I love all of the flowers; Mona, Sola, Powder, and Pinky. Super cute!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • Ooh, my favorite is Mike!! So cute!

  • I posted this on facebook!

  • Tricia

    I love the Sprinkles! It would look so cute on DD’s backpack.

  • William, The Squishes, Martin – they’re all adorable!

  • amy

    I would have to say the monkey because my 2 year old sond LOVES monkeys and so I am always looking for monkey things to buy him

  • Natalie

    Donny is adorable.

  • kathy dold

    I love the cat and butterfly, really cute!

  • I like Claire the Cat

  • cmc

    lago the goldfish~!! 🙂

  • Julie Shaver

    It’s a toss-up between Robert (the robot) and Donny (the dinosaur). What a cute idea!!

  • Shawn M.

    I gotta go with Squishes!

  • Carolyn

    If I were choosing for myself, I absolutely adore Mike the Monster. But, I generally only buy stuff for my kids so my daughter would have to get Claire the Cat and my son would love Ralph the Dog.

  • Julie Shaver

    I shared this on facebook.

  • Chris

    The penguin is my favorite…my daughter’s school mascot is the penguin. She would love it.

  • Theresa G

    Oh how cute! I like Manfred the snail the best. My kids would love these for their headbands.

  • My favorite is a little green monster called Mike.

  • Tyree

    I like “Birdie-Birdie” I just always liked little blue birds, so cute and happy. Hope I win, my kids would have fun with these.

  • Bertha

    Donny the dinosaur is my favorite! He’s simply adorable and I love that he’s munchin’ on some leaves.

  • Andrea

    My favorite is Mike. Perfect for my little guy.

  • Joy

    Mike is definitely my favorite. He’s so fun!

  • Kathryn

    Bill Ball is our favorite.

  • Sue

    I like Claire the cat!

  • Tracy

    Great idea!
    JB would definitely be my sons favorite

  • Katherine

    I think my boys would like Ralph the dog.

  • Christy

    It’s Claire the Cat for me… my daughter Claire loves cats and she loves pink. What could be better for her first year at school?! Thanks!

  • Charity

    I like the butterfly.

  • Sarah

    Those are SO great!! Seriously I love Martin! We always call my youngest daughter monkey and this would look so cute on her stuff. I also like Bella. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Sarah A.

    You are right- there are just too many choices. I think I would go with Ralph, Powder or Ginger. Thanks!

  • Modern Day Mom

    I love Isaac the turtle and Ginger the ladybug! They’re both so cute!

  • Achara

    I love Tabby…so cute 🙂

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  • Mary

    I love Betsy… Because the students in my first grade class are always proud to be American!

  • Melanie

    I like Kyla Jane.

  • Judy

    I let my grandchildren pick. They like J.B. and Bella (after a hundred times of changing their minds.

  • Melissa P

    Love Manfred the snail! Love your site, awesome giveaway.

  • christine hallberg

    I love bella!

  • christine hallberg

    I tweeted

  • christine hallberg

    I posted on my blog

  • Modern Day Mom
  • Linda K

    My favorite is Bella

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  • Lori

    I love Claire the kitty cat! Cuteness!

  • Kristi

    I like Donny. Very cute.

  • Debra

    It was very hard to choose, but I think I like Damsel the best.

  • Carol

    Claire. Can’t say no to a cute cat!

  • My favorite is MIKE! That is just too adorable!!!

  • Sheryl

    I like Donny, Martin and Tabby…they are all so cute!

  • Andrea

    I like Ralph, he’s just plain sweet!

  • denise

    Donny the Dinosaur is so cute!


  • I like Mona the best…but they are all very cute!!

  • Leanna

    All are sooooo cute! Hard to pick just one…Guess I’d say I liked
    Birdy-Birdy the most!

  • Cathy

    Donny & Isaac aremy favorite but I also the Ted the Head.

  • Melody Carpenter

    I like Isaac the turtle.

  • Mary

    I like the dinosaur, but my son would love the soccer ball!

  • Ileana

    They’re truly adorable. My favorite one (hard to decide) is Bella the little bee 🙂

  • Wendy Chamness

    kyla jane is my favorite…cute little butterfly! My little girl would love it!

  • Valerie

    I like Joe “the bug”. So cute!

  • Rebecca

    Tabby (penguin) Thanks!

  • Elsie

    they’re so cute….thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Elsie

    I forgot to share…my favorite is Pinky 😀

  • J. Burkhart

    Bella is best!

  • Liz Lay

    My favorite is Tabby! So cute!

  • Stefani

    Tabby is my penguins!!

  • Annette Andrews

    Damsel is my fave paknak..

  • Rebecca Larsen

    Kyla Jane the butterfly is sure cute. 🙂


  • misty

    i really like bella – very cute!

  • terri

    We love Martin…

  • amanda

    It is hard to decide, so I’ll cheat and give you two favorites- Mike and Birdy-Birdy. They are all really cute, though.

  • Melanie

    Definitely Donny! My son is CRAZY about dinos!!

  • Talia

    I like the Squishes because I love dolphins.

  • Gina

    Mike reminds me a lot of my son!

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  • Amy

    I love William (the starfish)

  • Amy

    I like Mike! His favorite activity is giving hugs, and so is mine!

  • Melissa

    My favorite is Sola but I know my daughter would choose Mona, her favorite colors.

  • Christine

    My favorite is Grant the soccer ball. Thanks for the chance,

  • Christine
  • JMark

    isaac is my favorite!!!

  • Michele D

    The Earth is my favorite. My kids are fascinated by the solar system and the Earth is a personal fav.

  • Pam

    I like the Mike monster. He is kind of cute. 🙂

  • Erica DeStio

    My favorites are Mike, Sprinkles, and Smitten. I think my son would like sk8er.

  • Stacie Frost

    They are all super cute, but my favorite is Ralph! Thanks for entering me!

  • Julie L

    I like Minty and Pax

  • Julie L

    Pax and Minty are some of my favorites

  • My favorite has to be Minty.

  • erin

    smitten is my favorite : )

  • Tanya

    I love Joe “The Bug”, but I have to admit that Martin the Monkey is really cute too.

  • My fave is Bella!

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