Thursday, April 8, 2010

Good Bye Plastic Bags......Give-Away!!!

After going paperless in the kitchen, I started to look around to find other places where we could reduce our household waste.  After finding our messy collection of plastic zip bags under our sink, I knew my search was over.  I found this great site called Reusablebags.com where they have everything you could ever imagine for food carrying and storage.  This website not only has a great selection, it also has so many wonderful features; excellent product descriptions, lots of customer reviews and inexpensive shipping.  After a lot of research and a budget of $40 or less.....I settled on two ReUsies™ snack bags and a 3 pack of Wrap-N-Mats®.  I am so happy with my purchases and though I typically don't do reviews on this site, I wanted to share w/ you how much we really love the ReUsies bags!!!  


We have been using these bags for a month now and I must say that we use them every day.  I have packed the bags with crackers, cookies, muffins, pretzels, baby carrots, sandwiches and everything always tastes great.  I have even left crackers over night and they were not stale (although they can't guarantee freshness overnight :)!  I love the fun designs and the fact that the velcro is strong enough to keep the snacks in but easy enough for Z to open it.  The bags are so well made, they are 100% cotton on the outside and the inside is lined with water-resistant 100% nylon (BPA, Lead and Phthalate free).  This makes it so easy to keep them clean.  I just rinse them out with some water from the sink and then let them air dry.  You can also wash them in the washing machine (you need to flip them inside out) or in the dishwasher.  The company was created by two moms out in Seattle who were trying to reduce their family's carbon footprint :)  They are a very friendly company with a wonderful website and product and I highly recommend it to you. 

I wrote the the ReUsies company and told them how much I loved their product and asked if I could give my readers a coupon to try out the product at a discount.  They said that they would do something even better......they sent me out a sandwich sized bag to try (as well as another snack bag) and told me that that they would send one lucky reader a set as well!  So here is your chance to win your own set of ReUsies snack and lunch bags.  I know you are going to LOVE them.  

To Enter the Give Away You must...
           -Leave a comment telling me why you would like to win the bags :)


If you would like enter more than once, follow the list below.  Just make sure you leave me comments letting me know what you did :) 


Additional Entries Can Be Gotten By.......

         1.  Subscribe to the ReUsies Newsletter and let me now (1 Entry)
         2.  Become a fan of Reusies on Facebook  (1 Entry)
         3. Change your Facebook status to mention this giveaway by leaving a link to        this blog (1 Entry)
         4. Blog about the giveaway on your blog (2 Entries)
         5.  Visit the ReUsies website and let me know of your favorite prints (1 Entry)

I have decided to do the drawing the old school way so that Z can be involved.  All of
the entries will be written on scrap paper and drawn from a big bowl by Z himself :)
The drawing will be Thursday the 15th, so please enter by Wednesday, April 14th at 11:59 PM. Good Luck :)

26 comments:

Mommy Lisa said...

WOW - You know I would love to win the bags because I am trying to reduce our carbon footprint too! Super awesome.

Mommy Lisa said...

I can't decide between the birds and bubblicious????

Mommy Lisa said...

AND...I am a fan.

jen said...

i would LOVE to win these bags because i have been looking at this option for awhile ... i just haven't up and purchased! and if i love them? i may just be purchasing more of my own!
my daughter mentioned that she is kind of sick of all the tupperware in her lunchbox ... it makes it hard to repack! poor girl ... but i'm just not willing to fill up the box with a bunch of plastic baggies!

Connie Weiss said...

I'd love to win these bags! I've been trying to eliminate plastic by sending hubby's lunch in glass containers that I bought at Crate and Barrel....and these would be the prefect addition!

Christa said...

I would love to win these bags because we use plastic ones way to often!

Lee-Ann said...

I would like to win because these would be great for Audree-Ann's school lunch and when we go on day trips!

Christa said...

I'm a FB Fan!

Christa said...

I like the blue star dots

Anonymous said...

I love that the bags do not contain lead, BPA, or other harmful chemicals. I have been looking for an alternative for my son's lunch instead of baggies or plastic containers and ReUsies sound perfect!
greenlancer at comcast dot net

Anonymous said...

I like their Personal Picasso bags - I think my children would love designing their own sandwich/snack bags!
greenlancer at comcast dot net

Anonymous said...

Subscribed to the ReUsies newsletter!
greenlancer at comcast dot net

MamaB said...

Pick me Z!!! I would love to try these out as we make our lives less dependent on plastic.

Marvilie said...

I've been looking at these alot lately and would love to win one. Thanks

Mom said...

This month we are doing an Ecology Unit to go along with Earth Day in my third grade class. We talked about ways the children could help. One of the boys brought out one of the Reusie bags to share. Then two others jumped up and got their Reusies out of their lunchboxes.
This was the first time I had seen them, until Z came over with his "fishies" in this really cool bag.
I think it is a great idea and lets kids do their part in helping "Mother Earth". Way to go!

Mom said...

I like the blue stepping stones bag. Saw some cute ones for G. Have to check with L.

Love ya!

Anonymous said...

These are great!! I am always looking for ways to reduce the amount of stuff we constantly go through and throw away in our house. Even if I don't win I am going to go on and buy some of these!

miss_moneymaker said...

They sound great and I'd love to win so I could try them!

sarahjd766 at yahoo dotcom

miss_moneymaker said...

I subscribed to the ReUsies Newsletter.

sarahjd766 at yahoo dot com

miss_moneymaker said...

I'm a fan of Reusies on Facebook. (Sarah Scott)

sarahjd766 at yahoo dot com

Lauren said...

I became a fan on facebook ;)

Lauren said...

Iwould love to win the bags - we have recently gone paperless as well and this would be a great addition to our efforts since my next step is to go plasticless in the kitchen.
thanks!

Lauren said...

i like funky dots, asian blu and stepping stones.

Anonymous said...

I joined FB!

sey11 at maine dot rr dot com

Anonymous said...

I just realized I didn't put my name didn't put my email address up above, I am the anonymous without one :) It is

klp55 at comcast dot net

I also visited the site and I like the under the sea :)

Sarah Moore said...

Trying again - I want to win b/c we have already but down so much on our plastic bag habits, but bulking food storage containers are limiting, this would help us go all the way. (1 entry)

I subscribed to the newlwtter(1 Entry)
I became a fan on FB.(1 Entry)
I changed my status and mentioned this blog(1 Entry)
I love the paperdoll pattern(1 Entry)

So w/out a blog of my own, I did all I could do - Z, pick me, pick me :)

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