Grab Your Bags! -- Bagnesia review & giveaway

Friday, December 18, 2009



Have you been using reusable bags instead of plastic bags? If not, then you SHOULD! Because plastic bags are not bio-degradable, they loaded landfills and plastic bags are light and can blow in the wind. They fly into trees and into wildlife habitat. Animals can consume these plastics and perish. So plastic bags are a deadly killer to wildlife. Over 100,000 marine animals are also killed each year from plastic bags. Sea turtles, water birds, and other creatures mistake them for food or become entangled in them. In some parts of the ocean, there are six pounds of plastic for every pound of plankton.


We surely don't want this!

I have been using reusable bags since a couple of months ago. But as much as I love using reusable bags I always seem to forget to bring them to the store. There are times when me and hubby went to the grocery store only to find that we forgot to bring the reusable bags! Or it could also happen like this: when I went out I usually bring one of the reusable bags i had and throw it to the bag I'm carrying that day because...well I'm kind of an impulsive buyer so i'll never know when I would impulsively stopped by at a store ^o^. Anyway, this will sometimes be a problem because I have a couple of bags which I use daily and when I change bags I usually forget to move the reusable bag from one bag to another.

And then one day I got contacted by Caprice Ericson from Bagnesia which offer me to try the Reusable Bags Reminder Kit. I thought it's brilliant! How many of us seems to have always forgotten to bring our reusable bags? I'm sure it happened to many of you my dear lovely readers... (or like Caprice called it: "reusable bag amnesia") ^o^

I love the name of the company: "Bagnesia". It was created by bestfriends Pam Eatrides and Caprice Ericson who like us sometimes forgot to bring their reusable bags. Check out the website, i like it. The design is cute and simple, and very user-friendly. Their Reusable Bag Reminder Kit comes with simple, effective products to help people remember their reusable bags every time they shop and it even comes with a high quality, stylish, washable bag that rolls up smaller than a cell phone. This I agree. I received the kit for review and I've noticed that the quality is unquestionable.



The Reusable Bags reminder Kit is a simple, effective reminders that work together with a great compact bag so you always remember to grab your reusable bags and take them into the store! Attractively packaged inside a Bagnesia storage pouch are: a Bagnesia reusable bag, a Mini clip, a Door hanger, a Steering wheel wrap.

I love the simple blue text on black background design. The reusable bag is the first thing I fall in love with. It's made from lightweight washable nylon yet very sturdy and could hold up to 40 lbs, water-resistant and (my favorite part) it has an elastic band attached to it so when rolled-up it would fit into small spaces such as my purse. I love that the band is elastic instead of a snap-on button. I love the shape of the bag too, i've tried it by taking it to a store near me and it could hold up many items equivalent to 2 or 3 plastic bags.

The interesting part is the reminder kit; it comes in the shape of a cute laminated door hanger and a flexible black neoprene steering wheel wrap with the words "Grab Your Bags" on each of them. When I first saw them i thought "this is what we need!" so there'll be no more reusable bag amnesia ;p



Hubby was as ecstatic as I am when he saw the kit. He also love the drawstring carrying pouch that the kit came with because we can put all of our reusable bags inside it so we only need to carry that one pouch. He also love the mini clip that came attached to the bag. That makes it even more easier to carry, we can clip it to our bag or even to our belt loops.

Aside from the reminder kit I also received their set of 4 Reusable Produce Bags which is also a big hit on their website. The Reusable Produce bags main function is to eliminate those annoying little throwaway plastic produce bags you get at the store. This is also the answer of our problem because not all companies who sell reusable bags also sell produce bags. But with Bagnesia, you get it all in one place. The reusable produce bags comes in a pretty green shade. You can weigh, wash and store your produce all in one convenient bag. Me and hubby love these produce bags, they're such a very useful addition to the reusable bags.



We think Bagnesia is a brilliant concept, their products comes in great quality and the Reusable Bags Reminder Kit is really useful! I attached the Door hanger reminder on my door knob so every time i go out I will see the reminder. I also put the pouch near my bags so every time I reached for my bag i would see the pouch and remember to bring the reusable bag with me. And if that doesn't enough hubby also put the steering wheel wrap on our vehicle to make sure we don't forget and left our reusable bags in the vehicle. And whenever I just want to drop by a store near our house for a couple of things I just bring the reusable bag and use the clip to attach it to my purse strap and bring nothing else :D



And now for the GIVEAWAY!
Caprice from Bagnesia has kindly offer to give a Free Reusable Bag Reminder Kit for one of you lucky TB readers!




Now Please pay attention to The RULES before you enter.


RULES :
(To be eligible for this giveaway contest you MUST do the MANDATORY below. You only need 1 Mandatory entry to enter, but you could also have Additional entries to maximize your chances, please remember to leave each entry in a separate comment box or it won't be counted)


To ENTER (MANDATORY) : You must visit Bagnesia, take a look around at the store then come back here and tell me in a comment on this post about something you learn from the website. (1 entry)


For Additional entry :
  • Follow Tigerlily's Book with Google Friend Connect (must be a visible follower). (2 entries) - put each entry in a separate comment box
  • Subscribe to my Email subscription (find link at the lower part of the sidebar) so you won't miss out on the giveaways again! (2 entries)
  • Blog about this giveaway with a link back here, leave the URL of your post in a NEW separate comment box. (2 entries)
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  • Tweet about this giveaway and give me the link to your tweet. (1 entry)
  • Be a Follower or subscribe by email to my Fashion blog TwoThousandThings. If you're already a Follower or already subscribed by email please leave a comment telling me your id/email (must be a visible follower). (1 entry for each)
  • Enter my other giveaways in this blog ("Current Giveaways" links are on the side bar) and tell me which giveaway did you enter. (1 entry for each giveaway you entered)
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NOTE : Remember to include your email in the comment box so I can reach you if you win.
Your entries will be visible after my approval so All entries that does not apply with the rules will not be counted and I will not published the entry!


This giveaway will end on Dec 28, 2009 at 24:00 pm.
Yeah baby, this giveaway is open for WORLDWIDE !
Winner will be announced here on Dec 29, 2009.


I will use random.org to pick the winning number. If the winner does not respond within 48hrs then I will have to choose another winner and will announce it again in my blog.

Good luck to everyone! ^__^





Disclaimer:
I did not receive any form of cash for this review and this is written based on my own honest opinion (other people opinions may vary). Bagnesia gave me the products to be reviewed but it does not affect my personal review.

136 comments:

  1. Bagnesia's concept is effective in a way that they're the only who think the idea of a Reminder Kit. They sell products not only for profit but also for the good of our environment. Bagnesia explained in the site the bad effects of using platic and paper in our everyday life. And by introducing an alternative that is not only cost effective and durable but also can help solve our problems with plastic.

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  7. I learned the Paper bags do not degrade any faster than plastic, I had no idea.

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  13. I love the storage pouch. hopefully it will help me rememeber the bags I've prepared earlier :)

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  15. Reusable bags save people money over the long run and Bagnesia's bags are equivalent to 3 plastic ones

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  26. I learned that plastic bags photo-degrade, simply breaking down into smaller toxic pieces. Yuk!

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  27. This invention is brilliant! I leanred that bagnesia provides a bunch of different ways to not have 'reusable bags amnesia.' :) very cute and effective!

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  48. is really a crime to these marine animals are killed by plastic bags.
    A few days ago on a beach near Lecce (a town south of Italy) many whales have died because they had eaten plastic bags ... they thought they were jellyfish.

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  60. i saw that reusable bags are strong (ours can hold up to 40 lbs), and can endure many shopping trips over the years

    and also that the idea for a reminder kit came from two women forgetting their bags at home or in the car even though they used reusable bags--sounds very very familiar!!

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  62. Is the perfect way to have always a bag with you, for every need!
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  63. "Over 100,000 marine animals are killed each year from plastic bags." This really bothers me and just reinforces why I always take my bags when I shop!
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  83. I learned from Bagnesia that if every shopper took just one less bag each month, this could eliminate the waste of hundreds of millions of bags each year.

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  92. I learned that Over 100,000 marine animals are killed each year from plastic bags. Sea turtles, water birds, and other creatures mistake them for food or become entangled in them. In some parts of the ocean, there are six pounds of plastic for every pound of plankton.

    BTW I love the steering wheel reminder!

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  111. I like the concept of Bagnesia's Reusable Bag Kits which come with simple, effective reminders so you always remember to take your bags into the store. Learned that the concept was developed by two friends -Caprice Ericson and Pam Eatrides.

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  115. Bagnesia's reusable bags can hold up to 40 lbs!

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