Back-To-School Shoppers Could Win $500,000 from Pentel of America® Power of Pentel™ Sweepstakes gives $250,000 to winner, $250,000 to their school

TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Back-to-school shopping just became exciting with the Power of Pentel Sweepstakes: a contest that gives consumers the chance to win $500,000$250,000 for the winner and $250,000 for a school of the winner's choosing.



Consumers can buy marked packages of Pentel EnerGel-X® pens or mail in for a code (no purchase necessary).  Then visit and enter the code to see if they can "Unleash the Power of Pentel."  There is no limit to the number of entries and Pentel will be awarding second chance prizes via random drawings every week. Plus, fans of Pentel can engage in fun, hero-themed contests on the company's social sites, like Facebook®, Instagram®, Twitter® and Pinterest®.

"During the back-to-school season, consumers are surrounded by deals and promotions that are very limited," states Pentel of America's Director of Marketing, Ilene Albert-Nelson. "Pentel wanted to offer something that rewards both the consumer and their school. The Power of Pentel Sweepstakes gives them the chance to do more when they purchase EnerGel-X pens as part of their back-to-school supplies."

In this age of cutbacks in education funding, the Power of Pentel promotion can make a huge difference to a local school. $250,000 could build a new library, buy laptops for every student, create a scholarship program or install new playground equipment. The possibilities are endless.

EnerGel-X pens feature a blend of liquid and gel inks that offer a smooth writing experience. These quick-drying pens are a favorite of left-handers since they won't smear, smudge or glob. Plus EnerGel-X pens are part of Pentel's exclusive Recycology™ program and are made from 84% recycled materials. Not only can you be a local school hero, you can also be a hero for the environment with EnerGel-X.

More information on the Power of Pentel promotion is available at

About Pentel of America

Pentel of America is a division of Pentel Company, Ltd., which has been producing the world's favorite writing instruments for over half a century.  Pentel is committed to quality, is known for innovation and is responsible for the development of many of the writing instruments in use around the world today.  Pentel developed the Sign Pen®, the world's first acrylic fiber tipped pen; Pentel Arts®, high-quality arts and crafts supplies; Recycology™, an eco-friendly line of writing instruments; and Super Hi-Polymer® lead - the #1 selling lead refill in the United States.  Pentel of America is based in Torrance, California.
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Contact: Jason Cole
Digital Marketing Manager
Pentel of America

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