ReUsies: The Frugal Alternative to Plastic Baggies! Review and Giveaway {Ends 9/14}

I never realized how many plastic sandwich and snack bags I use in my home until I heard about ReUsies. I knew it was an added expense on our grocery bill every couple of months but I never really thought about it. Now I do!


When ReUsies sent me a couple of reusable bags to try, I was skeptical. First of all, I have a toddler who loves to dump things out - I could see it now - cheerios added to the already collected cheerios on my van floor. Yes, we vacuumed them out but it doesn't mean that they won't land there again. I have this horrible habit of letting her eat in the car.

ReUsies come in snack size bags and sandwich size bags. I found them to be a little bigger than your normal plastic bags which I thought was great. What I was concerned about was the lack of the zipper top - these have Velcro. They were great though - they held the food in and kept things neat and tidy. Did cheerios still land on my floor? Yes, they did but no more than normal. My hope is to ban all food in my van - I know my husband would be thrilled!

I did also use these great little bags in an unconventional way also. I used the large ReUsies to hold my newborn's diapers and the small snack size ReUsies to hold my phone, iPod, and a few other things. I wanted them for extra pockets in my diaper bag. They worked perfect and when my daughter's sippy cup spilled orange juice in the diaper bag - the ReUsies kept everything dry. They have this great nylon material on the inside that is great for cleaning easily. What the makers of ReUsies didn't know was that it would also protect my personal items from being soaked!

The sandwich size bags are $8.75 and the snack size bags are $6.75. If you used these everyday in place of sandwich bags and snack bags in your child's lunchbox, you could easily recover the cost of the two bags. They have some really cute covers too!

The only downfall to the ReUsies is that if you had a lot of children or family members to buy these for, your cost could be a little high at first but you would definitely get that money back. This is definitely the frugal way to go when it comes to plastic baggies! If you order now, you can get free shipping on any order you make! Just type SCHOOL when you checkout.

I would love to see ReUsies make these into a shape that would be great for a package of wipes and a few diapers for moms like me that like to keep things organized and neat in the diaper bag. Trust me - scary things can be found in diaper bags!

ReUsies know that you will like these as much as I do so they are giving away one set of ReUsies (1 Sandwich size bag and 1 Snack size bag) to one of my readers.

Enter this giveaway:

1. Visit ReUsies and let me know which patterns you like the best. Please leave your name and email address. You must do this one first!!!

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2. Sign up for ReUsies newsletter. Leave me a comment letting me know that you did this.

2. Blog about this giveaway. Come back to this site and leave a comment letting me know that you did so. Please also leave a link to your blog post.

3. Become a follower of this blog. Please leave me a comment telling me that you did so.

4. Subscribe to this blog by email (this is found in the left column of the site). Leave me a comment telling me that you did so. (Check your SPAM after doing this to verify your email address so that you will receive the updates in your email.)

5. Follow me and ReUsies on Twitter and tweet this statement: "I just entered to win a set of @ReUsies - reusable sandwich bags - from a Keeper at Home @rachaelcoehttp://bit.ly/peSxS" Please leave a comment here letting me know you did so.

6. Become my friend on Facebook and post this as your status: "I just entered to win a set of @ReUsies - reusable sandwich bags - from a Keeper at Home @rachaelcoehttp://bit.ly/peSxS" Please leave a comment here letting me know you did so.


This giveaway ends September 14, 2009 and is open to US residents only. Make sure that you leave your email address in each comment. Leave a separate comment for every entry that you make so that these will count for you! Have fun and I look forward to announcing the winners of this great giveaway!


Thank you, ReUsies for sponsoring this great giveaway. These are great addition to school lunches and not only save on what we throw away but will save many families money on their sandwich/snack bags. Thank you for coming up with something so very practical!

35 comments:

Lindsey said...

My favorite is "Ribbit" !
Very cool....great way to save money and the earth!

Aubrie Williams said...

I love the lime flowers sandwich back. Very cute. I like your idea of using them to keep stuff organized, and clean in a diaper bag.
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Lynette Van said...

My favorite is the "FLOURISH" bag. Love the idea.
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Chadzgirl said...

I really like the lime flower sandwich!
wow they look fun and interesting!
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chrissyb said...

I like the Ribbit pattern.
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Anonymous said...

My favorite is the blue burst!

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Kimberly said...

My favorite is Such a Square.

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BabeeLove said...

I like "Let's Race" & "Lime Flower".
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Jennifer T said...

I just became a follower of your blog on Google. Thanks for all of the tips!

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Jennifer T said...

I liked the Asian Blu Sandwich and Blue Burst Sandwich bags the best.

I was referred by Aubrie Williams

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amber said...

I love the lime flowers one.
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Lauren Elise said...

I like the Flourish design.

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Angela said...

I really like the lime flower pattern. Great idea! :)

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Jenn Maron said...

My favorite is Under the Sea!