Weekend giveaway: Againbags

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by Tsh

Tsh is the founder of this blog and is currently traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

Today’s weekend giveaway comes from sponsor Againbags, the snack bags and lunch sacks that you can use again and again. From Againbags:

“Over the years, my children have carried countless lunches to school. And every time I packed one of those lunches in a plastic bag, I thought there has to be a better way — I felt worse and worse about all those plastic bags from my home ending up in landfills.

It didn’t make things any better that I was trying to teach my own children the value of recycling. But one day I wondered, why not make a reusable bag, one that looked cool, and which they’d be proud to carry to school and (most importantly!) home again?

The idea grew on me, and one day I asked my children what I should call it. My little one said, “Call it an Againbag, Mommy, because I can use it again and again.”

Simple as that, Againbags came into the world, reducing the use of plastic baggies, one lunch at a time! Also, Againbags are handmade in the United States from the highest quality materials we could find. You won’t be disappointed, I promise!”

About Againbags:

“Our active bags come in solid colors and can be mixed and matched to create a unique set. The large size or sub size is a heavy weight 2 ply construction and will hold up to the most active of lifestyles while keeping food fresh. The nylon fabric makes this bag very grease and moisture resistant. The extra wide Velcro closure ensures that everything stays contained, keeping messes inside!”

Againbags are reusable bags for snacks and sandwiches, made of 100% cotton laminated fabric that is BPA, lead, & phthalate free. They can be used over and over, and they clean up in the dishwasher or laundry. Handmade in the USA.”

Giveaway

Againbags is pleased to offer Simple Mom readers a special discount of 20% off your entire purchase. Simply enter the coupon code “Simple20″ when you check out, and you will automatically receive the discount.

This giveaway is now closed. In addition, Againbags wants to give one Simple Mom reader an assortment of their products, in total worth over $100. The prize package includes: two large and two small active bags, two wrap sets, one lunch set, and one chalk mat, for a total of 11 bags and one board. To enter, simply leave any comment on this post.

This giveaway ends tonight, Saturday, May 5, and I’ll announce the winners soon after. I hope you win!

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  1. What a great giveaway- and an adorable name!

  2. This is AWESOME just what my kids need! Thanks for the chance.

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    Heather says:

    These bags are a very neat idea and made all the more appealing by the fact they are dishwasher safe! Best wishes to everyone on the contest!

  4. I’ve been meaning to buy some of these for awhile!

  5. Thanks for the chance to win– these look great!

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    Stephanie Shoemaker says:

    I love this idea!! What a great way to reach your kids.

  7. Ha! I was just thinking about looking for a product just like this . . . so excited to learn about this company and these products . . . thanks!

  8. I was just shopping for some of these the other day. Perfect. Thanks for the chance to enter. :)

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    Stephanie says:

    I would love these!

  10. avatar
    Deborah says:

    Wow! What a great idea! These would be great!

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    Melissa says:

    These sound awesome!

  12. What a fabulous invention! It’s true that plastic bags are such a waste of money as well as terrible for the environment.

  13. What a fabulous invention! It’s true that plastic bags are such a waste of money as well as terrible for the environment!

  14. i’ve hemmed and hawed about investing in these, despite wanting to do so. i’d love to try them!

  15. What a great idea!

  16. What a great idea! (And they’re cute too!)

  17. Pick me :)

  18. I pack lots of lunches, these would be great!

  19. Love this idea! I try to reuse my plastic bags as much as possible, but this is a better solution.

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    Kate F. says:

    These sound awesome.

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    Shelly :) says:

    What a great idea! :)

  22. How fantastic! This is so great! Kudos to you for thinking this up. I hate wasting the plastic baggies and buying more, plus hurting the environment. I’d love to win!

  23. Awesome!!

  24. reusable bags are awesome :)

  25. Woot! We use these every day!

  26. I definitely need more of these.

  27. Those are so cool! Oh please, please, please let me win!

  28. how fun! i love them! we would make great use out of these for sure!

  29. I’ve been looking for some reusable bags. These look great!

  30. I’d be eager to try these out!

  31. These look fantastic!

    I usually use bento boxes to separate all the snack foods I send out, but I love that these bags would collapse down to almost nothing when the food is eaten. Then the kid would have room in their bags to bring their hats and jackets home, so they wouldn’t get lost… These bags could save me a fortune! Lol

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    laurel says:

    Some of my young students have bags similar to this for snacks and lunches. I have been a little lustful!

  33. These are so cool. I love that they can be thrown in the wash.

  34. I love that that can be thrown in the wash.

  35. avatar
    Sara Carter says:

    Would LOVE this set of bags – such a cool idea – I too feel terribly wasteful with all the plastic in my sons lunch everyday. Thanks for the opportunity!

  36. avatar
    Angel Vernon says:

    What a great idea!

  37. I hope to see the day when reusable wraps like these are the norm.

  38. Oooh…I so want to try these!

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    bronwen says:

    i’ve been checking out a bunch of these, and these ones look particularly good. thanks!

  40. I would love to win these!

  41. What an awesome giveaway! I’ve been wanting something like this for some time, now, and this would be the perfect way to try them out! :)

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    Cecelia says:

    I would love these!

  43. These are great! Thanks for the giveaway

  44. Amazing giveaway!

  45. These look so well-made! Would love to win! Thank you for the giveaway.

  46. avatar
    Elinore says:

    I would love to try these out for my dayghter’s lunches! Thanks!

  47. These would be perfect for sandwiches! Thanks for the chance!

  48. avatar
    Serena says:

    These bags look wonderful! I love the bold colors! We would make good use of them!

  49. Been meaning to get some of these. Great idea for a giveaway.

  50. I have to start packing school lunches next year, so these would come in handy!!

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    Krista says:

    Made some of these from a tutorial on the net. Apparently I didn’t do such a hot job as all of my husbands co-workers tease him about his “sandwich/chip purse” …. Professional might be the way to go :)

  52. avatar
    Maria Hawkins says:

    with four children, myself and a husband to pack lunches and snacks for we could use this.

  53. Great idea!

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    Melissa says:

    Love this idea – a simple way to care for our planet and look cool too! These would come in handy when packing lunches for the family.

  55. Thanks for the opportunity.

  56. I have wanted to try some of these reusable bags for awhile.

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    Margaret says:

    Sounds like a great idea! I would love to try those. :-)

  58. I love these! I have a few reusable snack bags, and while they serve their purpose they are a bit flimsy. These look like such good quality! Awesome giveaway!

  59. Great idea!!

  60. This would be a fantastic option for our snacks. So much more earth friendly than the plastic and cheaper! I love that.

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    Stacie@HobbitDoor says:

    Love these! What a great giveaway!

  62. How clever is that!

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    maddalena seccacini says:

    Thanks for the opportunity.

    Needless to say that in Italy there isn’t something like that. . .

    we are so far away from a really green consciousness!

    I’d like to win.

  64. How clever is that?

  65. I am always looking for a way to reduce our use of plastic baggies – these look great!

  66. What a fun, economical, green, go get em girl product!

  67. Buying reusable bags has been on my list for a long time–whenever I look, I worry about what my husband will say about the price…I know he’d love them if we tried them, though!

  68. avatar
    Katherine says:

    Great giveaway, thanks!

  69. avatar
    Jennifer McMurray says:

    This sounds like such an amazing idea! Thanks for giving them away.

  70. Love these!

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    Marcie says:

    These are nice baggie replacements. Please pick me :)

  72. avatar
    Margaret says:

    Great gift for the grandchildren!

  73. avatar
    Heather says:

    I love this idea! This would be great for husband who doesn’t like the bulkiness of a container inside his lunch cooler.

  74. Very nice Idea. Would love to win this :)

  75. These look like a great idea! :)

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    Martha says:

    Everyone in my family could use these.

  77. I love how practical and cute these are!

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    Deanne Robertson says:

    I’ve been wanting to make this change for a while, and am thrilled to see these are made in the US with quality materials. This is the type of business I would like to support. With four children in the house, we would use all the free ones, and more!

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    Angela says:

    beautiful!

  80. avatar
    Alison says:

    Those look amazing and would really come in handy at this house!

  81. avatar
    Debbie says:

    I’ve always felt the same way using plastic bags, what a great solution!

  82. What a wonderful idea!

  83. I love these… I’ve thought about sewing these bags myself but I’m afraid that they wouldn’t be so nice and neat because my sewing skills aren’t that good :)

  84. I love these! What a great idea!

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    Charity Purdy says:

    Sounds like a huge moneysaver to use and reuse these bags instead of the disposable!

  86. I have been wanting to give some reusable lunch/snack bags a try. What a fun giveaway.

  87. avatar
    Camille says:

    These are such a great idea! and how wonderful that her children played a role in creating them! Having these would definitley beat searching for matching tupperware lids!

  88. avatar
    Kerri c. says:

    Love these! And they wash up great!

  89. avatar
    michelle white says:

    We pack our lunch a lot during the summer for our trips to the zoo and science center. These woul come in so handy!
    Thanks!

  90. avatar
    Jennifer Alvasin says:

    aw this looks really nice .. i want to have them …

    thanks for sharing …

  91. These look so helpful!

  92. avatar
    Tracie S says:

    These would be great to send with my son to preschool next year!

  93. Love the name of these! And they would be very useful too.

  94. We are in the beginning stages of cleaning up our diets, and that means packing more school lunches. These would be perfect!

  95. Awesome idea and I love how your kids named them!

  96. avatar
    lisa tolson says:

    I would LOVE these! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  97. avatar
    Rachel says:

    I would love to have these. Currently I am using small canning jars to hold their snacks and reusable “disposable” boxes for their sandwiches.

  98. I have looked at products like this over and over, but have never actually taken the plunge and given them a try, because clean-up seemed like it might be a hassle if you used a number of them in a given day, but the dishwasher??? I had no idea that they could go in the dishwasher!!! I figured I would be hand-washing things every night.

  99. Love this idea! Have to check them out!

  100. avatar
    Patricia Garcia says:

    Hi, what a great idea! I would love to have these!