Sunday, February 19, 2012

REVIEW: Get Ready for Tax Time with the X-ACTO Spira Electric Pencil Sharpener #XACTO

Elmer's X-ACTO Spira Electric Pencil Sharpener is both Functional and Fashionable...

Taxes!  No other word in the English language brings such a massive level of panic to millions of Americans.  As the tax deadline grows near, we all go on a search for the all the necessary forms and statements.  When Tax Time rolls around, organization is key to finishing our taxes by the deadline in April.

I usually use this time of the year to clean out and straighten up my office.  All the drawers are opened and the files are sorted.  The desk top is cleaned and dusted.  And all the old, nasty pencils and ratty pads of paper are thrown away to make room for new ones. Like the first day of school, I like to know that I have all the right supplies and accessories to make doing taxes easy.

I personally love when my office is organized. But I also love for my office to be fashionable.  Years ago, I splurged and bought myself a beautiful burgundy red leather office chair. I figured that if I had to be in the office working, then I wanted to do it in comfort and style.

So when I was asked to review the X-ACTO Spira Electric Pencil Sharpener by Elmer's, I jumped at the chance. You see, the Spira is not like any pencil sharpener that I have even seen.  My son and I have both been using a battery operated pencil sharpener that I bought him two years ago. While it is functional, it is not the prettiest thing that I have ever seen. The X-ACTO Spira Electric Pencil Sharpener is very beautiful and looks like a work of art.

The X-ACTO Spira Electric Pencil Sharpener stands 6 inches tall and 3 inches wide. This attractive sharpener has an X-ACTO helical steel cutter and features a large, easy to empty shavings receptacle. With a press of a button, the “trap door” opens at the base of the sharpener for easy shavings disposal.

The Spira is available in three colors: black, white and red. Since I love red, I picked out a Red X-ACTO Spira Electric Pencil Sharpener for my office. It fits in right at home with my office setup and it is a pleasure to look at on a daily basis. My son is even using it now instead of his old pencil sharpener. He knows good taste when he sees it.

The Elmer's X-ACTO Spira Electric Pencil Sharpener retails for $25, but I was able to find it at my local Walmart store for only $19.97.  I also received an additional $3 off the Spira at Walmart by using this coupon. I did find out that Walmart has a number of different shelf locations where they keep pencil sharpeners so don't be afraid to ask a Walmart associate for help if you cannot initially find the Spira in the Walmart Stationary department.

If you want both style and function in your office accessories, then I would highly recommend the  Elmer's X-ACTO Spira Electric Pencil Sharpener.

To find out more about the Elmer's X-ACTO Spira Electronic Pencil Sharpener, go the X-ACTO Website and follow X-ACTO on Facebook and Elmer's on Twitter. Read my Google+ store to find all about my X-ACTO Spira Electric Pencil Sharpener Shop at Walmart.


Join the #XACTO Twitter party on Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 1pm EST where you can learn about Tax preparation, get organization ideas and WIN PRIZES including a $100 Walmart Gift Card. Click here to RSVP >>>  You must RSVP to be in the running for the Gift Cards.


This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias.  All opinions are my own.  

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