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Zippo Interactive Media Experience & Limited Edition #SharethePain Lighter Giveaway

How would love like to win a Limited Edition lighter from Zippo, the makers of the incredible, iconic symbol, which has been around for nearly eight decades? We had the great pleasure of attending a Zippo interactive media experience, which featured first-hand connection stories shared by Zippo owners and their families with some amazing lost/found stories received over the past 80+ years. To celebrate these heartfelt and sometimes hilarious stories, we are giving away five of the below #SharethePain Zippo Windproof Lighters to some lucky readers….just in time for Father’s Day (more details at the end of this post).

During the “Share the Pain” Interactive Media Experience, we got the opportunity to take a mobile walking tour through time and listen to first person accounts (via provided headphones) of lost Zippo stories while walking through the displays. The experience featured examples of past customized pieces, and other Zippo lifestyle products, including lighters, wallets, cologne and watches.

From lighters eaten by bears, swallowed by fish, and even one lighter that was found after four decades, there were tons of extraordinary tales of lost Zippos shared. The event also gave us the chance to check out the Zippo car. Fun fact: the original Zippo car, a 1947 Chrysler New Yorker Saratoga, was actually lost in 1950’s after being taken to a Pittsburgh Ford dealer for renovation and to this day has still never been found. What you’re seeing below is the second Zippo car purchased and customized in 1996.

Although the handwritten letters have changed to tweets, Zippo continues to receive stories of lost lighters (and some found lighters) with the #sharethepain hashtag.

As stated at the beginning of this post, we are giving away five limited Edition Zippo Windproof Lighters, which make excellent gifts for Father’s Day. If you or someone you know has lost their Zippo lighter, this is a great time to surprise them with a new….and special lighter. To enter, check out the rafflecopter entry form below:

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oldfogey May 30, 2014 at 2:41 am

I lost a pearl necklace. Problem is – I lost it in the house. Our house has been broken into a couple of times so I hid the pearls from robbers in case they came again and now I can't find them. Yep – pretty stupid

Natalie yeoman May 29, 2014 at 1:42 am

yes i have lost an expensive ring i bought myself i think someone stole it from me

Alexis Kenrick May 28, 2014 at 1:07 pm

I lost a necklace my husband gave me for our first anniversary.

Susan C May 28, 2014 at 1:55 am

I lost a purse that had many favorite items in it!

sandra May 27, 2014 at 6:24 pm

have lost many a favorite item

Roberta Cobb May 27, 2014 at 6:01 pm

lost an 8 ball lighter

D.j. Reynolds May 27, 2014 at 4:14 am

I lost a blackhills gold ring that was given to me by my grandfather.

Danielle Porter May 27, 2014 at 2:27 am

I lost a necklace my parents gave me at my baptism.

karla May 27, 2014 at 1:42 am

yes,I am always losing things!

Rachael Bhardwaj May 27, 2014 at 12:16 am

ive lost way too many things to count 🙁

Taylor May 26, 2014 at 11:51 pm

I've lost many chapsticks before finishing them.

Jim May 26, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Who hasn't. Specifically… zippo watches. And oddly I've found several, but they never work.

natasha s. May 26, 2014 at 7:36 pm

I've lost TONS of things!!

Sandi Tymchuk May 26, 2014 at 7:18 pm

I lost a favourite pen.

Chrystal D May 26, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Unfortunately I've lost a lot of things that I liked or had meaning to me.

Natalie Carlson Brown May 26, 2014 at 6:40 pm

I haven't lost many things but one of my favorites was a super fun pair of Jackie O. Ray-Bans. I still tear up over it sometimes. lol

Jim Rector May 26, 2014 at 6:08 pm

yes lot of things

Petia May 26, 2014 at 5:51 pm

No! And I hope I never do!!

casaflamingos May 26, 2014 at 4:33 pm

I lost my favorite pair of sunglasses.

Mary Beth Elderton May 26, 2014 at 4:15 pm

I lost an emerald pendant that my mother gave me for Christmas one year. She had had the pendant made from an earring that she had lost the mate to. I guess losing favorite things runs in the family.

Ken Smith May 26, 2014 at 3:34 pm

I lost my harley-davidson coat my wife bought me for my anniversery.

Judy H May 26, 2014 at 3:30 pm

I have lost many things.. I have a very bad memory 🙁

Nicolthe pickle May 26, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Not a lighter, but I am always loosing my favourite lip gloss.

Amy Heffernan May 26, 2014 at 11:07 am

Yes. My great grandmothers gold bangle. 🙁

freeloeder May 26, 2014 at 7:46 am

class ring

Joni Dolniak May 26, 2014 at 6:34 am

I lost my mothers antique opal and ruby ring in a store. I am still sick about it to this day.

eliabethp May 26, 2014 at 5:35 am

I lost my grandmothers wedding ring.

Shilo May 26, 2014 at 2:03 am

I lost a ring that belonged in the family for many years

Susan Foster O'Bryant May 25, 2014 at 10:38 pm

I did lose a diamond pendant once. Made me very sad! I hope someone found it and is cherishing it the way I would have!

Serena Powell May 25, 2014 at 10:27 pm

Not that I can remember.

cristina May 25, 2014 at 9:23 pm

fab price yhx for giveaway

Michelle Lofton May 25, 2014 at 9:09 pm

I lost a ring my mother gave me. I think I lost it on a vacation by the pool. I went back, but could never find it.

Reply May 25, 2014 at 6:52 pm

I lost a Zippo lighter 10 years ago with a buffalo nickel in the middle if anyone finds it please contact me Thanks

Nicole Flynn May 25, 2014 at 6:07 am

Yes. A few. One is this bracelet that a nice lady I tutored, who was dying of cancer made especially for me. She got the beads at a special shop over an hour's drive from our town after asking me all my children's birthdays. I had no clue it was for a bracelet. I loved it so much. I was afraid to wear it, well I decided to and lost it! I am certain it was lost at a Toys R US, but nobody turned it in. She gave it to me as a thank you gift. That is the biggest "thing I've lost" regret. It was, it is irreplaceable.

McJilly Math May 25, 2014 at 4:33 am

Yes I've lost my friendship bracelet from high school.

Cindy Conner Bowling May 25, 2014 at 2:52 am

Yes, I lost a ring my father gave to me

abfantom May 25, 2014 at 12:54 am

I've lost my favorite sunglasses.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

JordynTaylor777 May 24, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Yes… unfortunately, a ring my grandma gave me.

margaretsmith May 24, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Yes, I lost a lucky coin that was given to me.


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