5/24/12

Giveaway: Again Bags

My dear friend Gaby is a crunchy tree hugging mama goddess.  I both love that and hate that about her.  Mostly love, except when she's using a much more extended version of the 10 second rule than I'm comfortable with.  Gaby cloth diapers, recycles everything, and even though she's military, she moves her big industrial composter across the country with her family.

Me, not so much.  I want to be green, but like the man said...
Picture from Issaquah Environmental Council


Can I get a witness?

Anyway, getting my kids to all convert to using one reusable water bottle a day was a huge step for me, and really, I only did it because I hate dishes, and I found really cute Sigg bottles with awesome designs. 

This brings me to my point.  I want to be eco-friendly, but honestly, I'm mostly motivated by things being easy and cute.  Enter: Again Bags.

 When we got ours in the mail, I was super excited.  These great reusable baggies meet all of my requirements to actually make me a little more eco-friendly.  I'm not ditching my car for a Prius yet or anything, but this is a step that anyone can take.  Again Bags are laminated fabric with extra-wide velcro that keeps your food from escaping, and, let's be honest, we're not looking to lose our Annie's Organic Cheddar Bunnies.  (Fine, they're Goldfish, don't judge me...I told you this is a process for me!) My daughter absolutely adored the patterns that arrived in the mail, and was really eager to take her snack-sized version of the apple print above to preschool.
Now, you may be thinking "Right, but eco-friendly is only good if it's not gross for my food".  Absolutely true- but you can toss your again bags RIGHT IN THE DISHWASHER! I was dubious about that, but ours came out just fine!  PWC Grandma came over and snagged one of the samples and also enjoyed it, but came up with our sole complaint which was that at between $6 and $9 a bag, you're probably going to have to build your collection of Again Bags over time.
Need a little less fru-fru and a little more man-card? They also have 2-ply versions in solid colors, which my boys think are really cool.  Since we homeschool, I don't pack their lunches every day, but I do once a week for our co-op and we are also avid hikers, and these hold up really well when tossed in a backpack.  They can even withstand being next to a sharpened pencil, which plastic versions (and I say this from experience) cannot.  

I definitely think these nifty bags are worth the investment!  The kids love using them, they're cute and easy to clean, and we're enjoying ours immensely.

Want to win your own?  Leave a comment on this post between now and May 27th, and I'll pick a winner from the posts at midnight.  Want an extra entry? Like Again Bags on Facebook and leave a comment that you did.  Please note that, as always, your entry is the comment you leave stating your completed the task and not the like itself.  This contest is now closed.  Congrats to Megan K.
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Again Bags provided PwcMoms.com with 7 various sizes and prints of bags to try, in addition to providing a set for the contest winner.  Again Bags is furnishing the prize and the winner assumes all liability.  Facebook is in no way involved with this contest.  PwcMoms is not responsible for you feeling an urge to get a snack bag in every print available.  While PwcMoms was provided with sample product, all opinions expressed in this piece are my own, and represent my honest opinion of the product provided. 

56 comments:

  1. I too strive to be green but fall short. This product seems like a great idea. I liked Again Bags onFB

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  2. My friend (also crunchy tree hugging mama goddess)has these and I've always wanted some. Awesome idea.

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  3. Love these bags

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  4. Liked Again Bags on FB :)

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  5. What a great idea and I love the different colors. I liked on fb.

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  6. Sounds like a great idea.....but the price does seem a little high!

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  7. I have wanted to sew my own little re-usable snack bags for a longgg time now.. but never quite get around to it... My son is the "green" general around here LOL oh yes at the tender age of 7 he does a great job at keeping us in line with our recycling and reducing efforts.

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  8. checked out their facebook page and "liked" it :D

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  9. I love reusable snack/sandwich bags (my kids do too!). I've never heard of this brand, but would love to try them.

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  10. Oops... i forgot to leave my initial. I see that another Tina posted. So, the last comment was from me. :)

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  11. I liked these on FB too. Thanks!

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  12. Ive been meaning to get some of these! I ran out of ziplocks and made a point not to get anymore. I've been using small Tupperware and these bags would be so great to toss in my bag.

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  13. I'd love to use these with my kids, lots of lunch packing means too many Ziplocks.

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  14. What a great bags! I would love a set! :)

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  15. I liked Again Bags on fb. :)

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  16. Would love to try these!

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  17. Also liked them on FB.

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  18. These look amazing! I try my best to be green, I recycle as much as I can and even make my own cleaners

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  19. I just liked them on FB

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  20. I first saw these this year and thought what an awesome idea! I did buy one for my daughters lunch, but you are right, they are something to be acquired over time.

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  21. I'm striving to be green too. Love the bags. Liked them om FB.

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  22. Would love to win these!

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  23. Liled again bags on fb

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  24. My oldest is starting school in the fall, and I love this idea. I always wanted to get bags like these and winning free things is more fun than spending my own money.

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  25. These are too cute! I've wondered about these types of reusable bags but am afraid to take the plunge (I'm the mom who puts the goldfish in the bag and leaves it there unble my Bug eats all the fish, then I refill...so I'm afraid they won't keep it as fresh).

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  26. I liked them on Facebook.

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  27. I'd love to win one of these! I like to think I'm semi-crunchy and have been checking out different styles of resusable bags, but have yet to try any.

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  28. I liked "Again Bags" on FB :)

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  29. This is a cool idea! Go green!

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  30. Rachel Farge-MillsMay 25, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Awesome blog, really excited about the bags, they seem very cute, practical, and good for the environment, would love to try them for my son. Can always use more help at keeping things organized, difficult with a young son. ;)

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  31. Tabatha MitchellMay 25, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Always looking for things a blind kid can use easily; these look like a better fit than plastic baggies; would love to try them! Plus, I'm a greenie too...

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  32. These are so amazing!!!! I'd love to win it :)

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  33. I also liked again bags on Facebook :)

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  34. I've been looking for bags like this!!! With a second baby on the way they will be useful for so many things!

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  35. Liked Again Bags on FB...maybe it will transmit to me green power!

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  36. Trying to become more green and these bags will definitely encourage this! AND I can't believe you can place them in the dishwasher!! It's genius! Would love to try them out!

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  37. Hey easy with the Prius jokes ;) I <3 mine! But I LOVE to drive! I've always wanted to try these..

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  38. I also liked their page for my BONUS ENTRY!!

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  39. I also liked their page for my BONUS ENTRY!!

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  40. I also liked their page for my BONUS ENTRY!!

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  41. I also liked their page for my BONUS ENTRY!!

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  42. I am looking into purchasing reusable bags for my kindergartner's lunch this fall, and these look perfect!

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  43. I liked Again bags on FB! Thanks!

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  44. I this these are cool! I want some!

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  45. I also liked them on facebook. Do they keep the sandwich from getting stale?

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  46. I have gone to the green dark side. I cloth diaper and try to make my own baby food. My next step is using unpaper towels and buying these awesome bags that u can reuse over and over. To me every little thing helps my daughter in the future:)

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  47. I have gone to then dark green side. I cloth diaper and try to make my own baby food. My next move is using unpaper towels and these cool reusable bags. Great for snacks! Trying to do a little for my daughters future:) and have liked again bags on Facebook.

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  48. I love that these can go in the dishwasher! Our family would totally use these!

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  49. I love that these can go in the dishwasher! Our family would totally use these!

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  50. I love that these can go in the dishwasher! Our family would totally use these!

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  51. I love that these can go in the dishwasher! Our family would totally use these!

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  52. Liked them on FB.

    P.s. sorry about the multiple entries.....I wasn't trying to cheat, I promise!! :)

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  53. LOVE these bags, have been looking for something like this as I feel guilty everytime I throw away a gross plastic baggie. Thank you for mentioning they can be put in the dishwasher too, that is the best!

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  54. And I liked Again Bags on FB too :)

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  55. These bags look great

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