I love reusable bags! As a matter of fact I like the style of them when carrying boxes over plastic bags any day! I’ve even trained my husband to use them, well at least when we are shopping together. He has yet to take one when he goes out alone, but I have hope that eventually he will. And I don’t care what store name is written on the bag, I’ll use them at any store.
Now I need to confess. I don’t use them all the time. I only bring them with me when I go to the grocery store or a drug store. I never bring them with me into a clothing store. I don’t know exactly why, but they just don’t seem like the type of bag to use in a clothing store. I know silly excuse.
I was asked if I wanted to try out some new reusable bags called Joey Totes. When I saw the shape of them I knew immediately that I could put these to very good use. Then I saw how compact they were and I wondered how I ever did with out them.
Did you know that over 380 billion plastic bags, sacks and wraps are consumed in the U.S. each year (according to the EPA)? That’s a LOT. Believe it or not but the use of one high-quality reusable bag can eliminate 1,000 plastics bags in its lifetime. That’s a pretty good reason to use reusable bags.
And then there’s the Joey Totes. These are different than the ones you get at the grocery store or drug store. These are more stylish and more durable and the best part is they come with a built in pouch so they fold into them selves and you can toss them right into your purse. I love that part. I actually put a couple in my glove box and one in my purse.
“Joey Totes were designed to make it simple for people to adopt the reusable bag habit. Each bag stows into a tiny storage pouch that is sewn directly into each Joey Tote, so the pouch is impossible to misplace. Better still, each pouch can also store at least one other tote (two for the “Big Joey”), so all of the bags are conveniently kept in one place that’s still small enough to easily fit into a purse or coat pocket.
Great for use at the mall or any store because they aren’t store-branded, Joey Totes can also be used at the beach or even the gym. Made from rip-stop nylon, each bag holds up to 40 pounds each and is machine washable (line dry).”
I’ve been using these bags for about a month now and I love them. I’ve taken them to the clothing store, I’ve used them to carry packages to the post office, we used them when we went to the beach one day and I plan on taking one with me on my trip to General Mills just in case I need an extra bag. The shape is perfect for so much and I love the design of the handle. I especially like that I can wear them over my shoulder like a purse. That’s very convenient when I’m out with both my girls when I need to hold their hands.
You can purchase these awesome totes at JoeyTotes.com. You can either purchase them as a set or individually.
I have one set of Joey Totes to give away to one (1) lucky Frugal RI Mama reader. The set contains one large tote (9.5” x 5”) and two smaller totes (8” x 4”). This set has a retail value of $20.00.
How to Enter:
Mandatory Entry!!! To enter all you need to do is visit Joey Totes.com and tell me what you like best about the Joey Totes. That’s it.
You must do the above first for any of the extra entries to count. You can then enter up to 6+ more times by doing any or all of the following:
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- Tweet about the giveaway (please include @frugalrimama – can do once a day)
- Blog about this giveaway
- Comment on any other post on my blog (can do once a day) then leave a link here to your post
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Just leave a separate comment for each additional entry for them to count.
Open to US and Canada Residents. This giveaway will end Friday, September 4th at 11:59PM EST. The winner will be picked by Random.org and announced the next day and will have 48 hours to claim their prize or I will choose another winner.