October 03, 2016

Tadpole500 Sweepstakes

Announcing the Tadpole500 Sweepstakes!

Celebrating our 500 store launch with Walmart and just in time for the holidays, enter to win a $500 Walmart eGift Card in the Tadpole500 Sweepstakes!!!!!  #Tadpole500

To enter the Sweepstakes:

1. Like this Post. (Tadpole500 Sweepstakes Announcement)

2. Watch the Tadpole30sdemo video on this Post. (Tadpole500 Sweepstakes Announcement)

You may enter once.

To receive one additional Sweepstakes entry:

Post up to a 30second video to the Tadpole Tape Cutter Facebook Page with the Tadpole Tape Cutter, include #Tadpole500 in the post.

Limit: You may receive only one additional entry. 

No Purchase Necessary.  See official rules below for details.  Sweepstakes begins at October 3, 2016 Noon CST and ends at November 13, 2016 at Noon CST.  Void where prohibited. 

The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

 

----- Official Rules -------

ELIGIBILITY
The Sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.

 

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD
The Sweepstakes begins at October 3, 2016 Noon CST and ends at November 13, 2016 at Noon CST. (“Sweepstakes Period”). All entries (submissions) must be received on or before the time stated during that submission period. Sponsor reserves the right to extend or shorten the contest at their sole discretion.


HOW TO ENTER
You can enter the Sweepstakes through the Sponsor Facebook Page.

To enter the Sweepstakes:

1. Like this Post. (Tadpole500 Sweepstakes Announcement)

2. Watch the Tadpole30sdemo video on this Post. (Tadpole500 Sweepstakes Announcement)

You may enter once.

To receive one additional Sweepstakes entry:

Post up to a 30second video to the Tadpole Tape Cutter Facebook Page with the Tadpole Tape Cutter, include #Tadpole500 in the post.

Limit: You may receive only one additional entry. 

 

WINNER SELECTION
All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will gathered at the end of the Submission Period. A winner will be chosen at random.
The winners will be announced on or about November 14, 2016 on or about noon CST. Announcement and instructions for prize will be sent via private message to the prize winner. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her account for prize notification and receipt or other communications related to this sweepstakes. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by Administrator (or Sponsor) within fifteen (15) days, using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize. Upon the request of the Sponsor, the potential winner may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form and IRS W-9 form. If a potential winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential winner will be disqualified. Prizes may not be awarded if an insufficient number of eligible entries are received.

PRIZES:
Grand Prize: $500 Walmart eGift Card

Terms and conditions may apply. The Sweepstakes hosted by Tadpole, LLCC is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook. By participating, You, the Contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the official Rules. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.

ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS
Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Sweepstakes, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.

INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, THE FACEBOOK PLATFORM, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES.

PUBLICITY
By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness or comments for publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.
SWEEPSTAKES SPONSORS
This sweepstakes is sponsored by:
Tadpole, LLC
307 N. Market
Shreveport, LA 71107

Any questions regarding this Sweepstakes should be directed to Tadpole500 Contest at info@tadpoletapecutter.com

 

May 30, 2016

2016 National Hardware Show Pinnacle Award Winner & more....

2016 has been a year of growth & excitement for Tadpole Tape Cutter!  We have expanded our presence, launching our Facebook page & YouTube channel... Follow & Subscribe at the links below:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/tadpoletapecutter

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TadpoleTapeCutterCutEasy

Our YouTube channel allows us to provide customers helpful "How To" videos to learn how best to use the Tadpole.

Attending the National Hardware Show in LasVegas in May provided some incredible exposure for Tadpole Tape Cutter.

At the show, we launched with our partner theGrommet.com.  

Check out the campaign: https://www.thegrommet.com/tadpole

While experiencing a successful launch with theGrommet, we were awarded the Pinnacle Best in Show award from the UIA Inventor's Spotlight!!!

Receiving lots of interest from retailers, distributors, and representatives, we hope to have Tadpole's available in stores and countries across the globe!!!

Finally, we were selected to be one of the companies featured by DIY Network on a commercial highlighting cool companies from the NHShow.  We look forward to the commercial airing this summer.  Follow-us on Facebook to get updates about the launch!

 

Honoring Memorial Day, we are grateful for the service of our troops and hold close to our hearts the sacrifices made to give businesses like ours the opportunity to exist.  We are proud to have the Wounded Warrior Project as one of the great charities we support through profits from customer purchases on TadpoleTapeCutter.com!  Thank you customers for your help making our contribution possible.

 

Thank you supporting Tadpole Tape Cutter!  Here's to a great summer and 2016!!

Cut Tape!

 

 

 

 

 

August 30, 2015

Tadpole Tape Cutter - meet the creator

Source: ShreveportTimes

Mother of invention: how I created Tadpole Tape Cutter

Lee G Mallahan III

9:53 a.m. CDT August 14, 2015 

 

 (Photo: Special to The Times)

If you have ever taken on a painting project around your home, you probably fit into one of two categories: pro or a weekend warrior.

There goes my weekends thinking that I’m a pro.

While attempting to paint one weekend, two front doors laying on saw horses in my garage and the temperature definitely in the undesirable range, I started questioning why I was doing this in the first place.

Each door had eight panes of glass times two, inside and out. I spent more than an hour just taping up one side of all the glass to keep paint from going where it wasn’t supposed to be.

I stopped for a short time and went to every home improvement store asking for a tool that would give me a straight cut on painters tape to help move my project along quicker. I got a similar answer everywhere I went. “Sorry, nothing like that exists.”

And I was only half way done.

When I got back home I grabbed a roll of blue tape, went to the kitchen, grabbed a knife and made a “perfect cut” using the backside of the knife. It actually took me less than 15 minutes to finish the other side of the doors. I knew right then that a tool like this would save time and make any paint job so much easier.

I spent many late nights designing and putting together what is now the patented Tadpole Tape Cutter.

We wanted it to be small, lightweight, the color green and not a throw-away item. My two daughters helped in naming the tool, and they were so excited that we could design a product and possibly make an appearance on the TV series “Shark Tank.”

But any good idea is just that without taking the next step, so I started calling every manufacturer pertaining to the different materials needed in making this project a reality.

From starting the patent search to now having the Tadpole in stores, this project has been fun and challenging. We have purchased all tooling necessary to produce 26,000 Tadpole parts per day. We can also make 40,000 blades per day. This was done in order to fulfill any large big box stores wanting to take on our product. We can scale quickly to make 2 million pieces per year and double that number running a second line.

I would also like to mention the Louisiana Association for the Blind has taken on our project to assemble, package and ship to retail stores nationwide from right here in Shreveport. I have so much respect seeing firsthand the dedication and work these fine people do — very impressive.

Made in America was the only option I wanted from the start and made in Shreveport-Bossier topped it all off. Sure, I could have saved a lot of money and lowered the cost per part in going to China but that would not create one job here. Believe it or not, companies in America do want more business and I don’t have to wait 90 days to get the product or parts for production.

Going from sales all my life to the manufacturing world was somewhat like putting a 7 year old at Disney World without a parent. Fun but lost.

So with the great help of a local organization called Cohab and their Breaking Lean program, my company has received tons of business knowledge and confidence to take this product to the next level.

Now having the product in hand I visited hardware and paint stores here locally. I am very thankful that these businesses all said yes in allowing the Tadpole a great entrance into the market place. You can stop by and purchase the product at these locations:

  • Tubbs Hardware
  • Harrison Paint King Hardware
  • Caddo Paint
  • Ivey’s
  • Barksdale Hardware
  • Parkway Hardware
  • Swan Lake Hardware
  • Ace Hardware (Monroe)
  • Packages Plus
  • Jayroe’s Hardware & Garden (Benton)
  • Vacuum Cleaner Hospital (Jewella Avenue)
  • Home and Office Storage

So, the next time you are painting, shipping a package or moving, grab a Tadpole Tape Cutter and make life easier. The Tadpole transfers to another roll in less than five seconds to cut any tape on the planet. You can visit us at tadpoletapecutter.com to get more information

I want to thank my family, our partners, the manufacturers, the Shreveport Times and everyone else involved in helping to make the Tadpole a reality.

Lee G Mallahan III is a member of Cohab’s Breaking Lean and the creator of the Tadpole Tape Cutter. You can hear more about the Tadpole Tape Cutter and Mallahan’s journey at 1 Million Cups, Aug. 26 at 9 a.m. at Cohab.

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