Friday, April 15, 2011

Reusable Sandwich Bags and a Giveaway

My husband has been on an anti-ziplock kick lately after listening to a podcast about plastics polluting the ocean. It really made an impact on him. I am all for finding alternatives to ziplocks. To be frugal, I used to wash out the ziplocks and reuse them over and over. Now I am just trying to find a new way to store/carry our food.

In our quest to become a little more environmentally friendly I picked up some cute little reusable snack bags from the Natural Living Expo a couple weekends ago. I was so excited about them that I checked out my new go to site Etsy.com to see if I could find any handmade bags. I found all sorts of different types of reusable bags.

I ordered 3 bags from Celeste Blake Designs. I was very impressed with her reusable bags. They were made very well and looked like I just purchased them from a store.
These bags are made of 100% cotton on the outside and the inside is lined with waterproof nylon. If they get dirty just wipe clean with a damp cloth, or toss in the washer and air dry. The top is sealed with a zipper which I really like. There are 2 sizes to choose from. I chose the larger size, 7"x7". They hold a sandwich perfectly (or 2 cut up apples).
I am huge fan of these bags and will start using these in place of my sandwich sized ziplocks. If your interested in purchasing one (or more) of these bags you can visit
Celeste Blake Designs and view all the cute bags available.

I am happy to share that I will be giving away one FREE reusable sandwich bag.
Celeste Blake Designs has graciously given me a bag to give to one of my readers. There are 4 ways to enter. You can enter all 4 times.

1. Simply leave a comment on this post. Yes, it's that easy! Make sure you leave your email address.
2. Become a follower of Learning the Frugal Life, leave a separate comment letting me know.
3. Like Learning the Frugal Life on Facebook, leave a separate comment letting me know.
4. Subscribe to Learning the Frugal Life, leave a separate comment letting me know.

This giveaway ends at noon Friday April 22rd, Earth Day! I will randomly pick a winner Friday afternoon. Make sure you leave your email address so that I have a way to contact you. You will have 24 hours to claim the bag. Good luck!

114 comments:

  1. These sound neat--love the inside being lined and that you can wash them in the washer.

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  2. These are great. I likely will order a couple. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I get your emails, love the chicken updates!

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  4. I "liked" you on fb just now

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  5. LOVE THOSE!! thinking they would be great for our summer outings...

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  6. follow you already-borderline stalker ;)

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  7. would love one of these!

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  8. Love those!! We have been trying to use snap top bowls more instead of plastic bags. May have to think about making some of those baggies though, super cute!

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  9. I would love some these! We go through a lot of ziplock bags and have been trying to find alternatives too! Thanks! Erica
    emyn1112@yahoo.com

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  10. How did I not see these at the Natural Living Expo!?!

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  11. I think these would be great. I recently bought a couple cheap "plastic" boxes for sandwiches, but these are so much cuter.

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  12. Tried to subscribe, but the button isn't working?

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  13. If you can subscribe from your end, my email is hopejoyfaithfarm@hotmail.com

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  14. I went to this site and celesteblakedesigns have lots of cute cute prints. I like the zipper idea and the waterproof liner. Hope I win these.

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  15. These are super cute and smart. I just love Etsy!

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  16. Love these - I have been contemplating making some of these myself.

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  17. I have already subscribed to your blog.

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  18. And I follow your blog. Thanks!

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  19. these are so cute! I would love to find an alternative to ziploc bags. will have to check out her site.

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  20. I would love to try these out.

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  21. I subscribe via google reader.

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  22. These look awesome! I've been looking for an alternative to ziplocks but didn't know one actually existed! YEAH! Please hook me up! : )

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  23. These are awesome! I would love to have one!

    katieperschke@yahoo.com

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  24. WOW! those are adorable!! I hope I win one!

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  25. Sweet! I've been trying to get away from baggies as well. I will definitely check these out!

    Todd - MovieDad@dadlovesmovies.com

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  26. I like you both on and off Facebook! :)

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  28. I also subscribed to the emails!

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  29. Cute bags. Love that they are washable.

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  30. I follow you on facebook already. :)

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  31. I also follow you on blogger.

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  32. These are great! Enter me please!

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  33. Cool bags! And I imagine a great conversation starter if you whip one of those bad boys out in public! I would love to have one to try out and possibly buy some too! They would make great gifts too!

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  34. We have one of these for sandwiches, but I'd love the one with the zipper!

    Ally
    sweetandsavoryfood@hotmail.com

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  35. Great Giveaway! I've been curious about these types of bags.

    Thanks!
    KellyH
    skyviewksh@yahoo.com

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  36. I've been thinking about trying reusable food storage bags and would love to try one of these.

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  37. I want to try these bags. joeld612@yahoo.com

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  38. Love these. I have been thinking about making some myself, but winning them would be much easier...

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  39. I *like* you on Facebook (and in real life too)

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  40. I follow you (but not in a creepy stalker kind of way, don't worry)

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  41. Now I subscribed too... (maybe I should retract my previous stalking statement.)

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  42. Great giveaway!
    jonandjen10@gmail.com

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  43. I'm a follower.
    jonandjen10@gmail.com

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  44. I'm now the 277 person to like you on FB.
    jonandjen10@gmail.com

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  45. Don't have any reusable bags, & would love to win them!

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  46. I would love to try one of these bags. I have been curious how it would work with our family.

    Diana C
    amlitrocks@yahoo.com

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  47. i love reusable goods for the home! dmaimee@gmail.com

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  48. dmaimee@gmail.com "liked" you on facebook. :)

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  49. Great idea!
    jasonandrachel03@gmail.com

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  50. Awesome giveaway! crossing my fingers

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  51. Id love to win (email is in my profile)

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  52. These are so cute and enviro friendly!

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  53. I have been wanting some reusable Sandwich Bags for my son's lunches and I would love to win these!

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  54. I'd love to have some reusable sandwich bags for my family!

    couponinghoney@gmail.com

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  55. What cute little bags! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  56. Subscribe to your feed..

    my email: simplifylivelove@gmail.com

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  57. Those are so cute! Love reading your blog every day and saving some money! = )

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  58. Maggie M.- maggiebugjuice@aol.comApril 18, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    I have been dying to try these!
    Thanks!

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  59. Hey,

    A couple of suggestions to use instead of ziplocks. You can use waxed paper to wrap up a sandwich or fruit -- or you could use butcher paper if you need heavier wrap. Just tuck the ends in or you could tie them or put rubber bands around or (what I would do) tape the ends down. This would be what people did before plastic.

    Love, Mom B.

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  60. I think you might even be able to buy waxed paper sandwich bags -- then you just roll down the one edge and fasten. I'm not sure where to look for those -- a kitchen store, maybe?

    Mom B.

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  61. I always hate seeing all the sandwich bags my husband and I throw away a week. I would love to try these out! Thanks for the opportunity! ygm_daisy at yahoo dot com

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  62. beingfrugalbychoiceblog at gmail dot com

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  63. I have been wanting to try one of these. They sound great!

    kristisdeals1 at yahoo dot com

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  64. Entering my first "Giveaway" on your site because I love these bags! And in doing so, I realized how to "subscribe" and "follow" this blog. It's about time!

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  65. I would love to have these. My son takes his lunch every day due to having autism and being very picky about what he eats. These would be great. I also follow your blog and I'm a fan on facebook. Thanks for the great ideas. ~Colleen
    nursecb05@yahoo.com

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  66. I follow you on facebook =)
    Colleen nursecb05@yahoo.com

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  67. I follow your blog. Thanks for all the tips.
    Colleen nursecb05@yahoo.com

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  68. I get your emails and love them..
    Colleen nursecb05@yahoo.com

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  69. I've seen these on Etsy but wasn't sure about them. I'm glad they work so well.

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  70. love your blog!! I check it out all the time. my email is Vouty7@comcast.net. I have to get some of these things for my daughter.

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  71. I Like you on Facebook!!!
    My email is vouty7@comcast.net

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  72. These are cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  73. i love your blog! first found you thru DM Register Juice, then on facebook. love the updates on "The Girls" aka the chickens.i would love to test drive one of those reusable bags! very cool idea! reach me thru fb or at machelle62@hotmail.com

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  74. I would love to cut out ziplocks in my life too.
    cgies25 at hotmail

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  75. I wouls love to try these for my hubby going to school. Deb
    berningdebj@aol.com
    Thanks.

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  76. Liked you on facebook. Just started reading your blogs. Deb
    berningdebj@aol.com

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  77. Already subscribed earlier.
    Deb
    berningdebj@aol.com

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