Sunday, November 22, 2009

ReUsies Review and Giveaway-CLOSED

I'm Dreaming of a Green Christmas (1)

At the start of the new school year we realized that our families were going through an average of 10 plastic bags per day between school and work lunches. We do our best to reuse and recycle in other areas of our lives, but there didn’t seem to be a solution to the plastic sandwich bags we were using.

We developed ReUsies™ for their waste-free quality, but many customers primary reason for purchasing our product was to eliminate plastic from being in direct contact with their family’s food. Whatever your reason, know you have made a good choice!

We are Seattle moms with a passion to do right by our children, and hope that the footprint we leave behind for future generations will be much smaller. We take pride in our product and we hope you enjoy them too! (From the ReUsies Website)

I'm not the greenest person, but I'm trying to conserve where I can. One area I wanted to improve on our carbon footprint is the amount of plastic bags and baggies we go through. I've had no problem finding various reusable bags for the plastic grocery bags, but I'd had no luck on how to reduce the number of baggies we go through - until I found 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.

I had the opportunity to review both the Snack (in the Under the Sea Pattern) and Sandwich ReUsies (in the Raining Cats and Dogs Pattern).

Snack: approx. 6” w / 5” h
The snack size holds a half sandwich or whole sandwich with the crust cut off! It is good for smaller quantities of crackers, pretzels, apple slices, etc.

Sandwich: approx. 7.5” w/ 6”h
The sandwich size holds a typical "grown up"- sized sandwich, full bagel, or larger quantity of snacks.

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.

I really like my ReUsies - They're easy to use, hold plenty of goodies and wash beautifully - I just shake the crumbs out and toss them in with a load of towels, or wash them with the dishes.

Buy it:

ReUsies can be purchased online or in select stores.

WIN IT!

ReUsies is offering one lucky Silver Savings, Freebies and Giveaways reader a ReUsies Snack bag and a ReUsies Sandwich bag of their own! Giveaway is open to US residents and ends 12/05/09. Winner will be selected via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond with shipping information. Products provided and shipped directly by ReUsies.

To enter:

Visit ReUsies and let me know your favorite pattern, or something you learned from their site.

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I received the ReUsies snack and sandwich bag at no cost to review. The opinion in this post is entirely my own.

90 comments:

  1. I like the howdy bunny print

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  2. I like the Lime Flower sandwich bag and the Sunflake snack bag-lots of cute designs so it is hard to choose!

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  3. following your blog

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  4. following you on twitter @micaela6955

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  5. following ReUsies on twitter @micaela6955

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  6. just sent ReUsies a FB friend request!

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  7. I love these!! I've had their website bookmarked for months but just never remember to order!!

    I love the Asian Blu pattern!

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  8. I love the Asian Blue print! What a great product, too!

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  9. Animal Crackers is so cute!
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  10. I like the Hide and Seek pattern the best!

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  11. My favorite pattern is the Asian Blu

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  12. My preteen daughter would love to carry her sandwich to school in the PUNK ROCK PINS style bag! Thanks for the chance to win!
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  13. I like the Retro Flowers pattern

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  14. I follow you on twitter: melaylao

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  15. I now follow Reusies on twitter: melaylao

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  16. I like the Blue Burst design!
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  17. My fave pattern is the Howdy Bunny!
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  18. I follow your blog
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  19. I follow you on twitter @starryeyed24
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  20. Sent ReUsies a FB friend request (Tanya Riley)
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  21. I have your Winner's button
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  22. I like the blue burst. Thanks for the chance.
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  23. Our favorite is the Blue Skulls Sandwich. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  24. The blue burst pattern is my favorite!
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  25. I follow silver savings via google friend connect!
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  26. I love the "Under the Sea" pattern. Thanks!

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  27. I follow Reusies on Twitter (I'm @prizealert)

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  28. I follow you on Twitter (I'm @prizealert)

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  29. Love the Retro flowers print! Cute! :) bekki1820cb@gmail.com

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  33. I like the Animal Crackers pattern the best.
    I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
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  34. I like the Blue burst design.

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  36. My favorite pattern is the Punk Rock Pins. Too cool! :)

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  37. After the raining cats and dogs pattern (my overall favorite), I also liked the soccer one.

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  38. I like the baseball pattern

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  39. Love the blue burst pattern :)

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  40. First entry... I like the green diamond pattern

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  41. I like the blue burst design:) Thanks!
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  42. Follower:) Thanks!
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  43. I like the Luck of the Draw pattern, thanks! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  44. I follow your blog. sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  45. I am following ReUsies on twitter (I am sbshortie)

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  46. I am following you on twitter (I am sbshortie)

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  47. I tweeted the giveaway at http://twitter.com/sbshortie/status/6194945811

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  48. I added ReUsies on facebook as Becca Okaneko

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  49. Love the Retro Flower pattern!

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  50. Blog follower!

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  51. I follow Reusies on twitter
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  58. sent reusies a fb friend request clallen at ntin dot net

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  59. I love the ocean waves sandwich bag!

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  60. I have been thinking about getting these for some time now. What a great reminder on my overuse of plastic bags.

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  61. Ocean Waves!

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  64. I am following ReUsies on Twitter (@psychotichouse)

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  65. I like the Animal Crackers Snack.
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  66. I learned that plastic bags make up 10% of litter on the US coastlines. OH MY!

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  67. I love the Raining Cats & Dogs pattern. Thanks for the contest!
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  68. My daughter would love the retro flower pattern ones.

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  69. I like the lime flower sandwish bag

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  70. I like the Stepping Stones pattern

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  71. follow your blog

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  72. I think the Hide & Seek pattern is really cute. I also noticed you can wash these right in the dishwasher which is great!

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  73. I like the Blue Burst.
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  74. I follow Reusies on twitter - ncschools.
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  75. I follow your blog with google friend.
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