Monday, June 15, 2009

SMOKIN' Fast Shipping at Startpoken.com ~ Review and Giveaway


Every once in awhile a product, a service, or a company comes along and surprises you. Last week I saw @Totally_Toni of A Daily Dose of Toni tweet something out about Startpoken.com and then I remembered that I was going to need a Poken for Blogher. So I hopped onto the site and instantly saw exactly what I wanted. I clicked, paid and forgot about it until... the day after the next day, a little package came for me. It was this...


Smokin' fast service! And now I'll be able to take it with me when I head to Boulder on Saturday for the local Blogher meet-up. I am going to get to meet a few of my favorite bloggy friends from Colorado in person!

I had such a great experience with Startpoken.com that I decided to share it with you all. First, if you do not know what a Poken is you will soon, especially if you are going to be networking at Blogher! A Poken is essentially an electronic business card, or as the founder of Poken calls it, a social business card, and a stinkin' adorable one at that. These little mini chips pass information from one Poken to the other when touched so that you can get a persons contact info and then just upload it when you get home. No need for a business card people, this is totally green! Except for all the plastic stuff... but hey, save a tree, kill the ozone. (PLEASE, it's a joke, I love the ozone layer, I'm even installing solar and participating in the city's voluntary composting program...)

And get this, you know the loud talking offensive guy/gal with coffee breath that you meet while networking, and desperately want to never see again? Problem solved! Poken has a built in system for handling these types of situations, while still maintaining your desire to be tactful and, as always, classy. Just double click this little button and the offending person will not get your information at all. Pretty sweet, huh?

Aren't these the most adorable little accessory with a purpose ever?



These are the ones that my kids (and husband) have picked out. I'm not sure why my kids need a poken, but it is a totally awesome form of bribery right now. I think I'll get some good mileage out this.

The founder of Start Poken Inc., Roger, enclosed his business card with an email address in it. I decided to drop him a line and let him know how happy I was and that I would be doing a review on my site. He emailed me back and offered to do a giveaway for YOU, my awesome readers! So if you are going to Blogher you'll want to enter this one. Besides, I don't ever get ya'll cool stuff like this very often so you best take advantage while the going is good!

Enter to win a Geisha Poken just like mine: Click on this link www.startpoken.com and right on that front page you'll see all the Poken options. Leave a comment telling me what your favorite Poken is. This is the only requirement to enter.

For Extra Entries: (please leave a comment for each one)
1. Facebook Friend Start Poken HERE
2. Facebook Friend Bantering Blonde HERE
3. Follow me.
4. Subscribe in a reader.
5. Give me your first born child ... not really, I'm good with the three angels I already have.
6. Twitter this:

Start Poken Giveaway - Ends Midnight Wed!! #startpoken http://www.banteringblonde.com/2009/06/smokin-fast-shipping-at-startpokencom.html

7. Follow me on twitter HERE
8. You know what ... after all that hoopla above, enter as many dang times as ya want but you gotta give me a good reason it should count for cryin' out loud.


Ya'll know me, I'm not big into the whole review giveaway drag it out thang so this Geisha girl is going home with someone on Thursday morning. Enter before midnight on Wednesday June 17th. I'll be using Random.org on Thursday morning.

Love ya'll!!!


Oh, and if you don't win this one you might want to head on over and RSVP for the MomActive twitter LAUNCH party sponsored by CHILD-HOOD on Thursday night 5-8pm PST and listen to our VERY FIRST show on BlogTalkRadio at 1pm PST on Friday - We might just be giving away a few or twenty more POKENs!!! RSVP HERE to win from the list of over 20 giveaway items!



comments

115 Responses to "SMOKIN' Fast Shipping at Startpoken.com ~ Review and Giveaway"
  1. Hit 40 said...
    June 16, 2009 at 5:07 AM

    Cool new gadget!!

    I look forward to blogher notes!!

  2. Stesha said...
    June 16, 2009 at 5:44 AM

    The Bee Poken. I love it!

    Hugs and Mocha,
    Stesha

  3. Childhood said...
    June 16, 2009 at 6:40 AM

    I love the ninja poken... cuz I've got mad ninja skillz and chicks dig it... I think...

  4. Childhood said...
    June 16, 2009 at 6:41 AM

    We are now FB friendz for life! (I've decided to use a "Z" instead of "S" all day to day...

  5. Childhood said...
    June 16, 2009 at 6:43 AM

    I already follow your blog... Rawr!

  6. Childhood said...
    June 16, 2009 at 6:44 AM

    I already subscribe in Google Reader... I must be your biggest fan... true story? :/

  7. Childhood said...
    June 16, 2009 at 6:44 AM

    I already follow you on twitter...

  8. Childhood said...
    June 16, 2009 at 6:45 AM

    I tweeted! http://twitter.com/Childhood/status/2192251813

  9. Childhood said...
    June 16, 2009 at 6:46 AM

    I'm adding an additional entry because Im cool like that...

    IVE GOT A MOMACTIVE BANNER ON MY BLOG!

    www.childhoodclothing.com

    Beat that suckaz...

  10. Randi Troxell said...
    June 16, 2009 at 7:36 AM

    this is so freakin COOL and so cute! why have i never heard of this before!

  11. zelzee said...
    June 16, 2009 at 10:15 AM

    I am so lost in this techno world!


    Start poken meant something totally different in my day!

    -----------------------------
    http://www.zelzee.com/

  12. South Family said...
    June 16, 2009 at 11:55 AM

    Hi! Thank you for visiting my blog! I am now a Bantering Blonde follower!! woo hoo!

    I have never heard of this before! How cute and convenient!

  13. Cheryl (The Budge Bunch) said...
    June 16, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Lets just call it done and give it to your stalker, I mean @childhood! LOL :)

  14. WhisperingWriter said...
    June 16, 2009 at 2:40 PM

    How cool! I love the alien one since I watch a lot of alien shows and all...

  15. WhisperingWriter said...
    June 16, 2009 at 2:40 PM

    Oh and I already follow you :)

  16. septembermom said...
    June 16, 2009 at 4:55 PM

    Really cute idea! Love it!

  17. Rebecca Anne said...
    June 16, 2009 at 6:50 PM

    Ohhh more tech goodies for me to covet. Someday, I'll be purely electrical as I walk around radiating all my tech coolness~
    I'm so glad you're going to blogher, I bet you'll have a blast

  18. Dixie said...
    June 16, 2009 at 7:37 PM

    Oh how clever! I love the Geisha poken. I always wondered what in the world a poken was-now I know-and it wasn't what I thought at all-tee-hee!

    southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

  19. Dixie said...
    June 16, 2009 at 7:39 PM

    I follow.

    southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

  20. Dixie said...
    June 16, 2009 at 7:42 PM

    I told twitterverse!
    http://twitter.com/southrngrl/status/2201026778

    southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

  21. Amber said...
    June 16, 2009 at 8:15 PM

    I'm trying to wrap my head around this but it sounds REALLY cool. I think the Panda is adorable!

  22. Ari said...
    June 16, 2009 at 8:47 PM

    Okay I'm not really sure what's going on but there's a pink one! So cute!!

  23. Confessions of a Mom said...
    June 17, 2009 at 6:53 AM

    I'm all about the Ninja Poken! I hope I win

  24. Confessions of a Mom said...
    June 17, 2009 at 6:54 AM

    I follow you on Twitter!

  25. Confessions of a Mom said...
    June 17, 2009 at 6:55 AM

    I tweeted! http://twitter.com/ConfessionsMom/status/2206688576

  26. Confessions of a Mom said...
    June 17, 2009 at 6:56 AM

    I'm not giving up my first born or any children, although at times when they are fighting it's tempting.

  27. Sandy Jenney said...
    June 17, 2009 at 6:57 AM

    My favorite is the Geisha girl. That is why I am so excited. 2nd place would be the baby poken.

  28. Sandy Jenney said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:01 AM

    I follow you on twitter!

  29. Sandy Jenney said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:05 AM

    I followed your blog

  30. Sandy Jenney said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:05 AM

    I added Startpoken to facebook

  31. Sandy Jenney said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:05 AM

    I added you to facebook

  32. Sandy Jenney said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:06 AM

    I am following @startpoken on twitter

  33. Sandy Jenney said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:07 AM

    I twittered your message

  34. Sandy Jenney said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:07 AM

    Ok...my first born is now 26..I don't think you would want him. LOL

  35. Sandy Jenney said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:09 AM

    I saw the last couple minutes of your show on momtv.com I tried to watch the recorded version yesterday, but it only shows the one girl who is recording and you can't hear the rest of you talking. Bummer

  36. Condo Blues said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:13 AM

    I like the Ninja Poken for my husband because he's stealthy.

  37. CaySedai said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:22 AM

    Next to the geisha, I think I like the ninja best.

  38. CaySedai said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:23 AM

    Facebook friend request sent for Start Poken.

  39. CaySedai said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:23 AM

    Facebook friend request sent for Bantering Blonde.

  40. CaySedai said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:24 AM

    Following on my Blogspot blog.

  41. CaySedai said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:25 AM

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/CaySedai/status/2207049357

  42. Thrifty Mama B said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:39 AM

    My fav poken is the bee b/c Im Mama B :)

  43. Thrifty Mama B said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:39 AM

    Im a start poken facebook friend (Shanaka B)

  44. Thrifty Mama B said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:40 AM

    Im a Bantering Blonde facebook friend too (Shanaka B)

  45. Thrifty Mama B said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:40 AM

    Im a google friends blog follower

  46. Thrifty Mama B said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:42 AM

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/ThriftyMamaB/status/2207255674

  47. Thrifty Mama B said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:43 AM

    Im all ready a twitter follower @ThriftyMamaB

  48. carma said...
    June 17, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    this is just the coolest thing! I like the Ghost Poken

  49. Desert LuCiA said...
    June 17, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    Love the tigress, aliens & geisha pokens. Thanks for the opportunity!

  50. Desert LuCiA said...
    June 17, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    Following you on Twitter!

  51. Desert LuCiA said...
    June 17, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    Also friended you on Facebook.

  52. Cat@3KidsandUs said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:11 PM

    I love the Bee Poken.
    cat at 3kidsandus dot com

  53. bookieboo said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:11 PM

    I want a Geisha!

  54. abc123vn said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:11 PM

    So the Panda -- I love the Panda!!! And don't double-click too much!!! hehe

  55. Trish said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:13 PM

    I love the panda!

    trisha (at) sweetnsassygirls (dot) com

  56. Trish said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:14 PM

    I'm following you on twitter!

    trisha (at) sweetnsassygirls (dot) com

  57. Trish said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:16 PM

    OK, I need this because I loose EVERYTHING! I am so disorganized that there is no way I can keep track of business cards. I need something electronic!

    trisha (at) sweetnsassygirls (dot) com

  58. Trish said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:17 PM

    I also need this because I want to know what others actually think of me behind my back. :) If I come home with a blank poken, then I know I am not a people person apparently. LOL!

    trisha (at) sweetnsassygirls (dot) com

  59. Trish said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:19 PM

    Oh and if you want my first born, after today, you can have her! We are in the midst of potty training, and I am tired of her peeing on everything, including me!

    trisha (at) sweetnsassygirls (dot) com

  60. ExtraordinaryMommy said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:21 PM

    I Love the Tigress poken :)

  61. ExtraordinaryMommy said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    I am a StartPoken FB friend!

  62. ExtraordinaryMommy said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    I alraedy follow you on Twitter

  63. bookieboo said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    I"m a friend

  64. abc123vn said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    I just want one so I can double click on people! I so want to do that! PLEASE!!!!!!!!

  65. ExtraordinaryMommy said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:24 PM

    I am already your friend on FB :)

  66. ExtraordinaryMommy said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:25 PM

    I tweeted it out :)

  67. Mandi said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:26 PM

    Friend requested on Facebook (Amanda Welbaum)

  68. ExtraordinaryMommy said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:26 PM

    I want to be able to 'double click' - ahhhh...the power!

  69. Mandi said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:26 PM

    I love the Geisha or the Baby!

  70. Mandi said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:27 PM

    I already follow you on Twitter... does that entry count?

  71. Mandi said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:27 PM

    Tweeted! http://twitter.com/AWelbaum/status/2216385753

  72. Mandi said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:28 PM

    I subscribed!

  73. ExtraordinaryMommy said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:30 PM

    And my final comment - you can have one of my children - your options - curly haired brunette 5 year old girl (she can sing!) or curly blond boy who is three (plays baseball)

    xoxo

  74. 24/7 MOMS said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:34 PM

    I follow POKEN on FB

  75. 24/7 MOMS said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:34 PM

    I follow you on FB

  76. 24/7 MOMS said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:34 PM

    I follow you on twitter

  77. 24/7 MOMS said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:34 PM

    I tweeted the contest

  78. Tanya said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:34 PM

    ninja poken

  79. 24/7 MOMS said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:35 PM

    I tried to subscribe by email to your enews

  80. 24/7 MOMS said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:36 PM

    you CAN NOT have any of my children I would be happy to take yours...

  81. Tanya said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:36 PM

    i added poken as a friend on facebook

  82. Tanya said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:37 PM

    i added u as my facebook friend

  83. 24/7 MOMS said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:37 PM

    Please please please pick me pick me ...do u see me jumping up and down and waving my arms in front of you PLEASeeeeeeeeee

  84. Tanya said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:38 PM

    i foolow u on twitter

  85. Tanya said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:39 PM

    subscribed

  86. Tanya said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:40 PM

    tweeted your giveaway

  87. bookieboo said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:42 PM

    I'm a friend

  88. bookieboo said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:42 PM

    I love you....

  89. bookieboo said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:43 PM

    I'll be your best friend...

  90. bookieboo said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:44 PM

    I'm following you...

  91. Tanya said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:44 PM

    hhmm you said enter as many times as you want, I would really like to win this!

  92. Tanya said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:46 PM

    hhmm you said enter as many times as you want, my first born is 5, almost ready to give him away tonight!

  93. Tanya said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:49 PM

    hhmm running out of things to say to enter! I think I need this to help organize contacts

  94. Tanya said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:50 PM

    if i had this i would not have to call people or email them over and over and ask them thier contact info

  95. Tanya said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:51 PM

    what time zone are u in? how many more hours can i enter?

  96. Carolyn G said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:58 PM

    I like the vampire poken

  97. Carolyn G said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:58 PM

    I follow

  98. Carolyn G said...
    June 17, 2009 at 7:58 PM

    I friended Poken on Facebook

  99. Execumama said...
    June 17, 2009 at 8:13 PM

    I'm SO feeling the ninja poken...Waaahhh!

  100. madly59 said...
    June 17, 2009 at 9:24 PM

    I love the Panda Poken. madly59 onlyjoy1959@yahoo.com

  101. madly59 said...
    June 17, 2009 at 9:25 PM

    I follow you on twitter and Rt contest http://twitter.com/madly59/status/2217779784 madly59 onlyjoy1959@yahoo.com

  102. madly59 said...
    June 17, 2009 at 9:26 PM

    You said to enter if I have good reason .. reason #1 I have four girls! madly59 onlyjoy1959@yahoo.com

  103. madly59 said...
    June 17, 2009 at 9:26 PM

    Another good reason, I am a full time ER NURSE and Mother of 4. madly59 onlyjoy1959@yahoo.com

  104. madly59 said...
    June 17, 2009 at 9:27 PM

    Another good reason is I live in Wichita Falls :O) madly59 onlyjoy1959@yahoo.com

  105. madly59 said...
    June 17, 2009 at 9:29 PM

    Another great reason is Madelynn the 10yr old. madly59 onlyjoy1959@yahoo.com

  106. madly59 said...
    June 17, 2009 at 9:30 PM

    Another great reason for an entry is my 2nd child Emily who is 6, she wants me to get one. :O) madly59 onlyjoy1959@yahoo.com

  107. madly59 said...
    June 17, 2009 at 9:31 PM

    Going for another great reason is my 3rd baby, Lauren is 2 yrs old now. madly59 onlyjoy1959@yahoo.com

  108. madly59 said...
    June 17, 2009 at 9:32 PM

    My newest reason to enter another chance, is my baby Jenna who is a year old. She really likes the panda poken 2 :O) madly59 onlyjoy1959@yahoo.com

  109. madly59 said...
    June 17, 2009 at 9:34 PM

    Did I mention that I live i Wichita Falls, Texas ... That is reason enough (TORNADO ALLEY) ya know! :O) madly59 onlyjoy1959@yahoo.com

  110. Gena said...
    June 17, 2009 at 10:41 PM

    How stinking cute is the Tigress?! I want it!

  111. Gena said...
    June 17, 2009 at 10:42 PM

    I follow you.

  112. Gena said...
    June 17, 2009 at 10:42 PM

    I subscribe to you: ubrewme@yahoo.com

  113. Gena said...
    June 17, 2009 at 10:43 PM

    I tweeted your giveaway.

  114. Gena said...
    June 17, 2009 at 10:43 PM

    I follow you on twitter.

  115. Gena said...
    June 17, 2009 at 10:47 PM

    I facebooked you: Lagean Ellis

 

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