Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Review and Giveaway with Chico Bags!

**GIVEAWAY CLOSED**

Between snack bags and grocery bags and lunch bags, have you ever stopped to think how many bags you throw away in a single day?  Frightening, to say the least.



Meet ChicoBag, a leader in reusable bags and multipurpose totes.  Chico Bag was founded by Andy Keller after an eye-opening trip to a landfill in 2004.  Much of the landfill was covered in the white and tan plastic bags just like the ones we all use once and toss into our garbage cans every day. ChicoBag strives to end the epidemic of using a plastic bag once before discarding it.  The very first ChicoBag was sold on Earth Day in 2005 at a farmer's market in Chico, California.


ChicoBag Company is helping people everywhere take the first step towards eliminating waste by taking one simple step--choosing stylish, resusable bags and totes over single-use, discardable bags!   Think how much space and waste could be saved by using totes and resuable bags instead of plastic!
           
Here is the original ChicoBag in boysenberry...




One of my favorite products in their extensive line is the Snack Time rePETe, which is a resuable snack and sandwich bag made of 78% recycled material.  This is sooo much better than mowing through box after box of plastic sandwich baggies!  I know I've been guilty of this.



ChicoBag also makes great messenger bags, duffel bags, and produce bags (no more one-use plastic produce bags!).
For this review, I received the Chico Vita Comtemporary Bag in slate stripe.





The Vita bag is 19'' x 12.5'' in size and has shoulder-length straps.  It also has an amazing forty-pound carrying capacity.  That's a lot of groceries! It is machine-washable in cold water and should be hung to dry.  When not in use, the entire bag folds into a small integraded pouch for easy storage.  The pouch (about the size of a dollar bill) can be stashed in your pouch or glove box or clipped onto your purse.  No more single use bags!



I love this bag for several reasons.  Not only is it so unbelievably stylish, but it's also unbelievably multipurpose.  It can go to the grocery store or farmer's market with you, and I'm also thinking it would make a fantastic beach bag.  It would fit tons of towels and kids toys, and you could just rinse the sand right off.  Not only that, but it would make a great overnight bag--perfect for a change of clothes and toiletries!

It's definitely time for us to start thinking in terms of reuse when it comes to grocery shopping, our daily routines, leisure, and travel.  It's better for our environment and our wallets!

The wonderful people at ChicoBag have offered to give one Till Death Do Us Part reader their very own ChicoBag, a Vita Contemporary Bag in Leaf Chain.




See how nice and tidy (and small like an apple!) the bag folds up?


Ready to win your own Vita bag?

Here's how!

To Enter:
(Please leave a seperate comment for each entry.)
1.  Be (or become) a follower of Till Death Do Us Part via GFC. (Mandatory)
2.  Like Chico Bags on Facebook. (Mandatory)
3.  Follow Chico Bags on Twitter.
4.  Like Till Death Do Us Part on Facebook.
5.  Follow Till Death Do Us Part on Twitter.
6.  Follow Till Death Do Us Part via Linky Follow.
7.  Follow me on Pinterest.

Seven ways to win!  This giveaway is open to residents 18 years or older in the continental U.S. All entries will be verified. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize before another winner is chosen. Please make sure your email address is included in your entries or profile. Giveaway will run until Sunday, May 27 at 10 p.m. CST. Winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced shortly after.

Good luck!





(*Author was given free product to review.  All statements and opinions, however, are solely that of the author.)

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