July 21, 2009

The Pinchey Tool Giveaway

Those who read about the pinchey tool and fell in love with it, are going to love this post. I went to Home Depot Sunday afternoon with my dear husband under the guise that he needed a pipe to fix the broken drain. After all, no weekend is complete without at least one visit to Home Depot.

Well, I finally remembered to look for the pinchey tool that everyone wanted to know about. And guess what? They had one on the rack. And guess what else? It only cost $4.97! Can you imagine that? $4.97 for all that goodness! Well, it just so happens I had a five dollar bill in my billfold and decided that it would be a great opportunity for one of you lucky ladies to own your very own pinchey tools.

Which by the way is called a mechanical claw tool. Don't you think they should be able to come up with something better than that???

So, to enter leave a comment telling me what creative uses you can come up with for the pinchey tool. You can leave one comment per idea and you will get one entry for each comment.

You can get additional entries by leaving ideas for a better name than mechanical claw tool. Again you can leave one comment for each name you come up with and you will get one entry for each comment you leave.

Sam, who is a professional entry drawer, (that is an official term, I am sure) because Miss Melody and Miss Linda our librarians let him draw the names for the Summer Reading club winners at story time last week, will draw a name.

Entries will close at 12:01 Am on Wednesday morning. Sam will draw the winner at breakfast so I can wrap it up and mail the lucky lady her tool on my errand day, which happens to be Thursday, this week.

31 comments :

  1. It should be a "Reach and Pull"

    Funny and fun idea!

    Nannette

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  2. The only thing that comes to mind write off the bat, was what you already posted about...getting that hair out of those drains...beats a hanger any day. People sure do come up with great ideas.

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  3. I could get hair out of drains.

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  4. I could get things from behind our chest freezer.

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  5. I think it could be called - The Claw (said in deep scary voice).

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  6. Ooh-ooh, I know...the Helping Hand.

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  7. Oh, I could use it to reach our DVDs instead of pulling over a chair.

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  8. Had enough of me yet? *veg*
    Hey how 'bout this...to reach the snacks stored on top of the cabinets. Oh, yeah.

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  9. Can you tell I want one of these? Let's see...it could be used for reaching over and getting my drink when I'm too lazy to get up and get it. If it's strong enough. If not, then I'd spill said drink and have to get up anyway and clean up the mess. lol

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  10. Just thought of another one...Mr. Fingers.

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  11. Ooh...and another function...it could reach those things that are kicked under the furniture in a pinch. lol Get it? "pinch?" Oh, I crack myself up. lol

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  12. I could reach the socks that fall behind the washing machine.

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  13. OK, I can see who my biggest competition is... hmm. Let's see, it's late, I'm tired, and I don't know how creative I will be, but I will try because of how beautiful that handy tool is.

    How about: The Grabber

    I know, it's too obvious.

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  14. I can use it to get all the stuff out of our Golden Retriever's long hair after running through brush.

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  15. I will definitely use it for hair in the drain. I know, it's a repetitive answer, but we all have that problem, right? So this counts.

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  16. I was just thinking how Jen T. has an unfair advantage over me. I'm in England and it's 10:55 p.m. and just about my bedtime and she has all night to add ideas. What's a girl to do?

    We have an interesting kitchen island that has a huge area in the center of it beneath the counter that things can fall into from the drawers. My husband has carefully placed the camera there and taken a shot of what has fallen into it. Now I can use my "Grabber" to get those pictured items.

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  17. I'm just warmin' up here...

    How about "The Snagger"?

    Ooh, I hope Erica from "Scottsville" doesn't hear about this contest. She won something on Mimi's blog by putting a gazillion comments on hers and met Miti that way. That's how "Five Moms and a Blog" was born. Isn't that right, Erica?

    Speaking of that particular blog, that's how I met you, Kat. :-)

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  18. It should be called "THE tool", emphasis on the word "THE" because it's the best thing since sliced bread. So there ya have it.

    How am I doing, Kat? Are you getting a kick out this? You knew this contest would be fun, right?

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  19. Other uses... let's see.

    Slugs are ridiculously numerous here! I will use the Snagger to get them off of my plants and vegetables. It can then be called...

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  20. ... the Slugger. Yeah, that's it.

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  21. I need to go to bed.

    I would definitely use it for picking up stinky dish cloths to toss them in the wash. Desperate, I know, but it could be happen.

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  22. Jen T,

    Where are you? I'm catching up here.

    Speaking of wash, I can pick up stinky socks with it that are laying around in my boys' bedrooms. OK, in the interest of teaching them good household skills and teaching them responsibility, I will let them borrow my handy Grabber, Snagger, Slugger and have them pick them up themselves. Good, now I feel like a better mommy.

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  23. This is fun and now my contacts are getting hazy. Didn't I say it's time for bed?

    How about the "Plucker". It obviously plucks things out from places they don't belong.

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  24. There have got to be a million ideas for this thing...

    Like plucking weeds. Oooooh, that's really desperate. You said we can come with all kinds of ideas and put them on separate comments. I'm just doing what you told us to do.

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  25. Well, Kat, seriously... I have to get to bed. Thanks for the fun contest. One last idea.

    ~How about using it to grab things off of high shelves. Yeah, that would work.

    Good night Jen T. :-)

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  26. Carol and Jen T are too funny! You might have to buy another one so they can each have one for their persistance!
    I think it should be called Mom's Grabber. And used for anything that you can grab. Especially small boys whose fingers are in the cake. Also large boys, for that matter!
    What a fun giveaway!

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  27. Brilliant little tool. I've got a one year old who is getting more curious by the minute. I have a feeling I'll be retrieving things in no time. How about using it in the toilet so you don't have to damage your mani in dirty toilet water. Ah ha. I think Carol is pretty much dominating this contest. I need to channel her creativity!

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  28. That is the coolest thing ever! I would use it to retrieve my papers and socks from behind the dryer.

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  29. I would call it the helping hand.

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  30. Aww Man! I am so behind on visiting you, I missed this. I just went back and read that post on the pinchey tool! So funny that you found one for $4.97. Hey I am coming back today to catch up with you. I have to go to lunch with my hubby!
    I like Mimi's suggestion. I think the Helping Hand is a great name for the pinchey tool. :)
    Have a great day!
    Christy

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