November 10, 2010

ReUsies™ - Review and Give Away


Many of us with kids in school pack our children's lunch and use plastic bags.  These bags are thrown away after being used.  I know that I use at least 2-3 bags in my daughter's lunch each time I pack it for her.  Those bags are always thrown away.  And soon enough, I'm adding those bags to my grocery list again.  It really is a waste in more ways than one. 

Not too long ago, I discovered ReUsies.  They're an alternative to those plastic baggies that we all use. 

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.


ReUsies was a concept by two Seattle moms.  They saw a need to reduce waste and save money.  They also saw a way to teach children to care about their environment.  And they did it in a hip way!

ReUsies was generous enough to send me out a set of their ReUsies to try out.  I love the wide array of patterns to pick from, there's something for every body.  I let Hayley pick out the pattern she liked, she went with the Peace Out Pattern.  Hayley was super excited when her ReUsie set arrived in the mail.  The next morning we packed her sandwich and cookies in the ReUsies.  I reminded her, many times, not to throw these away.  We can use them again and again.  And they're too cool to throw away!

Like a rockstar, Hayley did not forget to hold on to her ReUsies.  In fact, it was one of the first things she told me when I picked her up that afternoon.  She said that all her food was perfect at lunch time.  The ReUsies stayed clean, I only spot cleaned the snack size one where a bit of chocolate from Hayley's cookies remained.  It wiped right off.  ReUsies can be cleaned by hand, in the washing machine or in the dishwasher.




Gasp!  A plastic bag, I'll be ordering some more ReUsies very soon!
She's been using them all this week and really likes them. Ryan is even asking for her own snack bag. I am excited that I won't be going through so many sandwich and snack bags any more. I am always looking for ways to save money and this was a no-brainer for me. I also love that there are so many patterns available. They're cute, simple to use and easy to clean.

ReUsies is offering one of my readers their very own ReUsie Set.  The winner will receive one Sandwich Size and one Snack Size ReUsie. 
Here's how to Enter:

Please remember that for each entry you have to leave a different comment.  Also, if something is worth 3 entries, then you need to leave three comments.  If you only leave one comment for something that is worth 2 entries, it will only be counted as one.  And please remember to leave your email address so I contact the winner.  That's is all, have fun! 
  • Mandatory Entry (1 Entry) - Visit the ReUsies Website and tell me something about ReUsies. This step must be done first or the rest of your entries won't count and will be deleted.
  • For 1 Entry - Follow my blog and let me know.
  • For 1 Entry - Tell me what ReUsie pattern you like.
  • For 3 Entries- Add my button to your blog and tell me where to find it.
  • For 2 Entries - Like ReUsies on Facebook and let me know.  
  • For 2 Entries - Follow ReUsies on Twitter and let me know.     
  • For 2 Entries - Subscribe to the ReUsies Newsletter and let me know. 
  • For 2 Entries - Post a comment on ReUsies blog and tell me where to find it.
  • For 3 Entries - Share this Give Away on Facebook and let me know.
  • For 3 Entries - Tweet this Give Away on Twitter and let me know.
  • For 5 Entries - Blog about this Give Away and tell me where to look.
This give away will end on Saturday, November 27th at 8:00 PM PST.  The winner will be chosen at Random.org within 48 hours of the end of the give away.  The winner will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond.  If the winner doesn't respond, another winner will be picked.  This give away is only open to U.S. residents.  The prize will be shipped by ReUsies and not my blog.

Thanks for checking out ReUsies and good luck!

In case you want to know. I received this product free of charge from ReUsies™ for review purposes. I was not paid for this review or to write a good one. This is my opinion.  Now you know! 

46 comments:

Drea said...

Those are awesome! I love that the snack bag can hold a whole sandwich without the crust! (1 entry--drea.braddock@gmail.com)

Drea said...

I follow your blog already! (1 entry-2 total-drea.braddock@gmail.com)

Drea said...

I love the brown bird pattern! (1 entry-3 total-drea.braddock@gmail.com)

Drea said...

I like ReUsies on facebook too! (2 entries-5 total-drea.braddock@gmail.com)

Amy said...

You can wash them in the diswasher, that's pretty cool!

By the way thanks for stopping by my blog and following! Sorry it took me a couple days to follow back. www.ohsosavvymom.com

Amy said...

I'm following!

Anonymous said...

My kids would like Batter Up or Brown Bird.

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Anonymous said...

I follow your blog.

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Anonymous said...

Reusies are green, yay!

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Anonymous said...

Subscribed to Resusies...

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Anonymous said...

Subscribed to Resusies...

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Anonymous said...

I liked Reusies on FB.

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Anonymous said...

I liked Reusies on FB.

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Anonymous said...

Posted a comment on blog... http://www.reusies.com/blog/?p=293#comment-146

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Anonymous said...

Posted a comment on blog... http://www.reusies.com/blog/?p=293#comment-146

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Emily said...

I learned from the website that "Each plastic bag takes over 1,000 years to break down."

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Emily said...

I really like the Chugga Choo pattern.

Emily said...

I am following them on Twitter. (1/2)

Emily said...

I am following on Twitter. (2/2)

Emily said...

I "liked" on Facebook. 1/2

Emily said...

I liked on FB. 2/2

Emily said...

I signed up for the newsletter.

Emily said...

I signed up for the newsletter.

Karla said...

I learned that they are having a free shipping sale.

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Karla said...

I love the chopsticks pattern

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Karla said...

I follow via GFC - Karlatrx
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Karla said...

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I follow reusies on twitter - karlatrx
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Karla said...

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TheCuttingEtch said...

They are made in Seattle Washington
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TheCuttingEtch said...

Follow on GFC
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TheCuttingEtch said...

I like the Eco mod pattern
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DrKeppy said...

Very cool that they are BPA free!
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DrKeppy said...

I follow your blog!
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DrKeppy said...

I like the Scrambled Shapes pattern.
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♥Cari♥ said...

I learned that these were invented by Seattle Moms!

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♥Cari♥ said...

I follow you!

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♥Cari♥ said...

I really like the Disco pattern!

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♥Cari♥ said...

I have your button.

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♥Cari♥ said...

I have your button.

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♥Cari♥ said...

I have your button.

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♥Cari♥ said...

I added ReUsies as a friend on FB - Cari Sutton

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♥Cari♥ said...

I added ReUsies as a friend on FB - Cari Sutton

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♥Cari♥ said...

Following ReUsies on Twitter @ThisLittleFam

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♥Cari♥ said...

Following ReUsies on Twitter @ThisLittleFam

carissa.sutton(at)gmail.com #2

♥Cari♥ said...

Subscribed to the ReUsies email newsletter.

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♥Cari♥ said...

Subscribed to the ReUsies email newsletter.

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