Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Gift Guide: ReUsies Review & Giveaway 12/15 US/CAN

We are all aware now of how much damage plastic has done to Earth. If you are not aware yet, I don't know where you have been hiding all this time! I try to recycle as much as I can. I'm blessed to have recycling bins in the building where I live. They make it easier for people to separate their containers from the the rest of the garbage. I've cut out as much plastic as I can and have switched to reusable bags, bottles, containers, etc. Are you ready to read about the next big reusable thing? Then let's get to it :)

Review
Sure I've cut out plastic bottles and shopping bags from my life, but I'm still guilty of using plastic snack bags! I've tried using snack containers, but I hate that once you're done your snacks, you are stuck with a bulky container. I imagine that most of us carry reusable bottles, so anything in addition is an unneeded extra weight. So to this day, I've been using plastic snack bags, because they are easy to bring along and can be tossed afterwards.

I've been eyeing ReUsies for a while now and I've finally got a chance to review their product. I received a reusable sandwich and snack bags in a Toadstool print. When I got my snack bags, I was surprised how big they were, I imagined them a lot smaller. But when you actually start to stuff them with food, they don't seem big anymore and fit sandwiches and snacks perfectly. So far, I've been using the snack bag daily as it is big enough for mine and my son's snacks. At first I was only stuffing it with safe dry snacks, but as I got comfortable with carrying it around in my bag, I started putting wet things like baby carrots in. Just to see if the wetness would leak through material, I left the bag lying around for hours. It stayed completely dry on the outside!

It's super easy to use the ReUsies and after you've finished your snack, they won't take up any space in your bag. It's also very easy to clean them. They're washer & dishwasher safe, but I've been just washing them in the sink and letting them air dry on the dish rack. For a quick clean, I just wipe the plastic-like material on the inside with a damp cloth.

I love my ReUsies. They are hip, cool and eco-friendly!

Interesting ReUsies Facts
- ReUsies are made in Seattle, Washington.
- Each bag has the potential to eliminate hundreds of plastic bags.
- ReUsies are 100% cotton, lined with water-resistant 100% nylon (BPA, Lead and Phthalate free).
- They come with Velcro closures that are kid-friendly and ensure that the food won't fall out.
- Snack bags is 6”w/5”h (half a sandwich size) and Sandwich bag is 7.5”w/6”h (whole sandwich size)
- ReUsies can be machine washed and dried, washed in the dishwasher, or for longest life simply wiped clean with a soapy sponge and air dried.
- Snack bags retail for $6.95 and sandwich bags are $8.95 
- Shipping is FREE for US and Canada when you buy 4 or more bags.



Giveaway Prize:
One lucky winner will receive a ReUsies Snack & Sandwich bags ($15.90 value)

How to enter: 
- Leave your e-mail address in every comment or make it visible in Blogger
- Complete the mandatory entry and leave a separate comment for each bonus entry

MANDATORY entry
- visit ReUsies and let me know what your favourite print is (by name)

EXTRA entries
- follow my blog publicly via Google Friend Connect
- subscribe via RSS reader
- subscribe via e-mail
- add me as a friend on Facebook (leave first name and initial)
- like My Secret Home on Facebook (leave first name and initial)
- like ReUsies on Facebook (leave first name and initial)
- follow My Secret Home on Twitter (leave your twitter name)
- follow ReUsies on Twitter (leave your twitter name)
- tweet (1 time per day) - #Giveaway - ReUsies Snack & Sandwich Bags US&CAN Ends 12/15 http://bit.ly/f7sv5P (leave direct link)
- grab my button (tell me where I can find it)
- grab my Gift Guide button (tell me where I can find it)

Rules:
This giveaway is open to residents of USA & CANADA and will end on December 15, 2010 at 11:59PM PST. The winner will be determined randomly via random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond back or another winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation to write this post. I received a free product mentioned above in order to provide my honest opinion. I am in no way responsible for shipping of the prize.

200 comments:

eclairre said...

I would LOVE Chopsticks Sandwich bag.

eclairre said...

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Post Grad said...

Favorite pattern is the Eco Mod. Thanks for doing the giveaway!
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Post Grad said...

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Jessica said...

like the Chopsticks Sandwich bag!

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Kathryn said...

I like the brown bird pattern!

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Auqakuh said...

I love the Hide & Seek pattern. rararomp at gmail dot com

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Aileen said...

I like the Cupcakes and Eco Mod!
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Auqakuh said...

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katychick said...

i like the camo design
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cw said...

I like the DiscO style

Katelyn said...

I LOVE the Limeade Sandwhich Bag!!

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Katelyn said...

I also subscribed to your email!

Katelyn said...

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I also like Reusies on FB!

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Little Miss Sunshine said...

My favorite is Strawberries, but I'd probably pick Fruit Salad (less girly, so my husband might use them too)

Grandma Bonnie said...

I like the print SOLID ORGANIC Chestnut

Grandma Bonnie said...

I follow with GFC
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Busy Working Mama said...

I love their chopsticks print. Thanks!
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Avery said...

Happies print

Avery said...

i publicly follow

baglady said...

They are all cute but I liked "chirp" best.

baglady said...

I am following on an RSS--Google Reader

Kristen said...

I like the Camo print.

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Leslie Block said...

oh dear, its a toss between the camo sandwich or the Disco sandwich!

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A big fan of My Secret Home on facebook!! Leslie B.K

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Leslie Block said...

I am already a friend of yours on facebook!

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Leslie Block said...

I now am a fan of ReUsies on facebook! Thanks for letting me know about them, what a clever idea!

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Frugal Science Gal said...

I Like the DiscO Sandwhich Bag Design!!

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Becky said...

I like the Eco Chick pattern.
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Auqakuh said...

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Brittany said...

I like the "Such a Square" pattern.
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Sarah said...

strawberries!

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Amber L. said...

The Toadstool is my favorite print

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Anna said...

I like the Hollywood print, but there are many appealing ones!

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Anna said...

I follow reusies @picotboo

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Donna & Ian said...

I love the Brown Bird ReUsies!

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Money Saving Maine-iac said...

If I went with Scrambled Shapes Two Pack then persons of any age could take these in there lunch bag/box.

Money Saving Maine-iac said...

I follow you via GFC!

Kath U said...

I love the Peace Out Sandwich ReUsies!

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Amber said...

I really like the camo design. Thanks!

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Kirsten said...

I like the Chopsticks print :)
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Kirsten said...

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Joyful Noise said...

I love the Limeade or the Happies but I am sure that I would have to get something more "manly" for my husband since he is the one who usually packs his lunch...thanks for the chance to win!

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Joyful Noise said...

I follow via GFC - thanks

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GoodEnuf4Oats said...

The Chopsticks Sandwich reUsies are too cute! It'd be fun to open a sandwich baggie that cute!

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Kristen said...

I LOVE the DiscO print!

Kristen said...

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Claude said...

I like the Happies Sandwich print, my kids would get a kick out of it!

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Thanks for the chance to win!

Claude said...

I follow via GFC

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Becky said...

Follow you on GFC.
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Wonder said...

My fav is Cupcakes Sandwich

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I follow via RSS

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Wonder said...

I follow via GFC

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Katie said...

Eco Chic is definitely my favorite!
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Kirsten said...

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Marija said...

I like the brown bird design!

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Anonymous said...

DiscO Sandwich is my favorite. Sushma - nswats@hotmail.com

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Andrea said...

my girls would love the peace out sandwich bag

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beachbaby said...

I love the Camo Sandwich bag

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Tirza @ Canadian Mommy Giveaways said...

I love the Strawberries pattern!

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alonso204 said...

Like the Eco mod pattern
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wendysue said...

The limeade print is pretty darn cute.

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I do follow My Secret Home by GFC.

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Sugar Dipes said...

love elephant parade! How cute!!

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gibberish said...

I like the brown bird reusies.

Marci J said...

I love the solid organic chestnut
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Boise Wiebers said...

There are too many cute ones to choose. I like the Eco Chic sandwich bag.

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cmyoung said...

I love the Elephant Parade pattern

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deary said...

i love the brown bird print! how cute!

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Anonymous said...

Oh the Chopsticks is so cute!! :D Yay for sushi!

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Anonymous said...

I like the lavender flower pattern.

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Miracle said...

Oooh, too many to choose from, but I do like the Oopsie Daisy and Kaleidescope prints, to name a few. servingHimtogether at hotmail dot com