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Saturday, March 20, 2010

ReUsies Review & Giveaway - CLOSED

Our family has been working on going green for a while now. We recycle everything we can, we've switch all of our light bulbs to ENERGY STAR qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs. We have a compost pile, we grow and can our own produce. We're trying to replace all our paper products (paper towels, napkins, etc.).

I was packing the boys lunches one day and realized that every day our family goes through at least 5 Ziploc baggies. FIVE! That's a lot of waste! And even though I have been buying the Ziploc Evolve  baggies which are made with 25 percent less plastic and manufactured using wind power the point is, they are getting thrown away. So I did a little research and found these wonderful, reusable baggies. Reusies.

ReUsies™ are a re-usable alternative to sandwich/snack bags, each one has the potential to eliminate hundreds of plastic bags. ReUsies™ are 100% cotton lined with leak-resistant nylon and are secured with Velcro® closures.

If I bought just 2 sandwich bags and 2 snack bags, our family would save at least 20 plastic baggies from being thrown out each week. That's 1040 baggies a year!That is $199.16 a year (buying at full price). Um yea. I'd gladly buy a few Reusies.

So I contacted Reusies and the company graciously sent us a set of sandwich and snack bags to review. There was one thing I wasn't crazy about. But other than this one thing, I loved them!

This is the print we were sent. Can anyone see why I wasn't crazy about this particular bag? :)
Other than the print, these bags are awesome. Although I didn't send this one to school with C, we have taken them in the car, to the park, and to story time. I was at first worried about the items inside falling out because it is enclosed by a single Velcro strip. But that never happened and the bag stays closed very well!
And, Reusies are not only washing machine safe, but also dishwasher safe! This worked out very well for me as I usually only do laundry once or twice a week. But I run the dishwasher at least once every other day.

I will more than likely be buying more of these bags ( I just need to show hubby the numbers! ) and if you want to buy some of your own, go HERE. The sandwich bags are $8.75 and the snack baggies are $6.75. And while yes, they are a bit more expensive than a box of baggies, in a month or two, you'll be buying another box of bags. With the Reusies, you'll make a one time purchase and be set to go for a long time.

Becky, with ReUsies, has generously offered one of my readers a chance to win 1 sandwich bag and 1 snack bag for themselves!

Mandatory entries:

(Please leave your email or a way to contact you in your comments)

1. Go to the Reusies site and pick a print that is your favorite. Come back here and leave a comment letting me know. (1 entry)
2. Subscribe to Feeding Four via RSS, Google Friend Connect, or E-mail. (If you are already a subscriber, just let me know!) (1 entry)

Additional Entries:
3.  Subscribe to the ReUsies Newsletter and leave a comment letting me know. (1 entry)
4. Fan ReusieAND Feeding Four on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know. (2 entries - please leave separate comments. YOU MUST DO BOTH TO GET THE ENTRY)
5. Change your Facebook status to mention this giveaway - leave a link to this site - come back and leave a comment with a link to your status. (1 entry)
6. Leave a comment telling me why you would like to win Reuies! (2 entries - please leave separate comments for each entry)
7. Blog about this giveaway. Comment back here with the blog address so that your entry can be verified. (2 entries - please leave separate comments for each entry!)

This giveaway closes on March 31, 2010 at midnight EST. A winner will be picked via Random.org and notified via email. You have 48 hours to respond to my email or a new winner will be picked.

Disclaimer: I contacted Reusuies about doing a review & giveaway. They sent me one sandwich bag and one snack bag in exchange for my honest opinion. I received no other compensation

44 comments:

  1. I like the Asian Blu pattern, mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  2. I would like to win, because I think in a long run it will save me money! (comment 2)

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  3. I would like to win reUsies because I think they are cute! (one comment)

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  4. Hmm.. yeah, I guess you don't really need to keep anything so ridiculously super fresh that you'd have to worry and stress about a "seal" would ya? I've started just sending everything in plastic "stuff" but I do find that when I'm lazy, I do use Ziploc bags more!

    I try to be much more "green" now, too. I think EVERYONE should be REQUIRED to do their part! Thanks for the link... I'll definitely check them out!

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  5. What a neat product! I, too, always feel bad using and throwing out countless plastic bags. I'm torn between bubblicious and funky dots patterns - I love both! Thanks for a fun giveaway.

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  6. I follow you too :)

    lorenz_l at comcast dot net

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  7. I like both the luck of the draw and the retro space ships design :)

    lorenz_l at comcast dot net

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  8. I really like the Retro Spaceship!!

    jmrs2008@live.com

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  9. I am a follower!!

    jmrs2008@live.com

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  10. I would love to win the ReUsies, because both my children are in a phase of eating their snacks from baggies.. and even though we reuse.. the ReUsies would be perfect!

    jmrs2008@live.com

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  11. I am following via google friend.

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  12. I like the connect the spots one best.

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  13. I'm a facebook fan of feeding four and reusies #2

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  14. I'm a facebook fan of reusies and feeding four. #1

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  15. I would like to win because I love anything that is reusable. Having one less item to buy or worring about buuying is always good. Entry #2

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  16. I would like to win because I love anything that is reusable. Having one less item to buy or worring about buuying is always good. Entry #1.

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  17. Wow I love these, my favorite print would be the brown bird. sarahespn at gmail dot com

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  18. I subscribe through google! sarahespn at gmail dot com

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  19. FB fan of feeding four! sarahespn at gmail dot com

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  20. Reusies FB fan! sarahespn at gmail dot com

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  21. I would also like to win because these are so much cuter then a plastic bag. sarahespn at gmail dot com

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  22. I would love to win because I think it is important to be wise with how we can save money and the environment. sarahespn at gmail dot com

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  23. I would also like to win these not just because they help reduce waste but are super cute to boot!!!(entry #2)

    jmrs2008@live.com

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  24. I recieve ReUsies Newsletter

    jmrs2008@live.com

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  25. There are a lot of cute ones-i think I like the Blueberry the best.

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  26. I like the such a square sandwich bag.

    Christie

    ropp(dot)5@wright(dot)edu

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  27. What a cute idea!
    I love the Funky Dots!
    Would love to try these - would love to have bunches of them if I liked they way they worked!.....Walmart has now changed their cheap bags and you can't hardly re-use them, zippers go bad!

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  28. I liked the Let's Race sack best.
    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net
    Shelley

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  29. I would like to win one of these for my grandson who is in kindergarten this year. These would be so 'stylish' for him! Besides being green for his mom. They have 5 kids so these reusies would sure save them tons!
    freeindeed at myfairpoint.net

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  30. Thought I copied my first comment but it didn't for some reason...oh well. My oldest grandson could use these since he is in kindergarten this year....he is the oldest of 5...they would save tons if they had these reusies...great idea (2)
    freeindeed at myfairpoint.net

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  31. I like the bubbilicious sandwich bag.
    aschowalter@yahoo.com

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  32. I subscribed to the newsletter.

    crystalandcomp@yahoo.com

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  33. I like the blue with the little airplanes!
    www.crystalandcomp.com

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  34. Google follower!
    crystalandcomp@yahoo.com

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  35. Feeding Four/ReUsies facebook fan (entry#1)

    jmrs2008@live.com

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  36. Feeding Four/ReUsies facebook fan (entry#2)

    jmrs2008@live.com

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  37. groovers4him@bellsouth.net
    i like the blueberry pattern the best!

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  38. ashley4him@bellsouth.net
    i like the blueberry pattern!

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  39. There are severa I really like, but I think my son would like the Retro Space Ship pattern!
    greenlancer at comcast dot net

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  40. Subscribed in Google Reader!
    greenlancer at comcast dot net

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  41. I would love to win reusies because I like the eco-friendly aspect of the product. I pack my son's lunch in a reusable container, but I worry about plastics and food so reusies would be perfect.
    greenlancer at comcast dot net

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  42. I would also like to win reusies to use for my toddler. Whenever we head out I pack him a snack and it ends up in a baggie - a snack size reusie would be perfect for our trips!
    greenlancer at comcast dot net

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  43. I actually just ordered the Animal Crackers print. So Cute!

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