Wednesday, March 2, 2011

ChicoBag - Review and Giveaway



I don't consider myself the greenest of the green, but having a resusable bag when I go shopping is mandatory. It's a small step that I take in helping reduce landfill waste. I challenge you to someday take a look around and see all the single-use bags that litter our ground. They're everywhere, I tell you, everywhere! Having and using a resuable bag is simple to do and is a small step that's easy even for the amateur eco-friendly person.


The concept of ChicoBag Company was started when Andy Keller saw the masses of single-use bags littering landfills and other spaces. Since its creation, ChicoBag has evolved into a company that designs reusable bags that are durable, tasteful, and unforgettable. ChicoBag is committed to helping consumers take an active part in saving the environment. The company practices what they preach by instituting environmental programs and doing their part in reducing carbon footprints.


Bottle slings, duffels, and produce bags are included in ChicoBag's line of products. I chose to review a reusable shopping bag from their Blossom Collection. I'm impressed with the size of the bag and how much it holds. I generally take it with me when I'm shopping for apparel, toys, or things of that nature. The bag holds up to 40 pounds and the shoulder length straps make it easy to carry around. Sewn inside the bag is a built-in pouch with a drawstring that I can stuff the bag into when not in use, making it compact. I like that it includes a clip on the pouch so I can attach it to my laynard when I'm not using it. That and I always have it with me then. The fabric that the bag consists of is made to easily wash off any smudges and the artwork is modern. After many times of stuffing and unstuffing the bag into the pouch, it does tend to look wrinkly. Other than that, this is a perfect bag for shopping trips.





Win It!

One person will win a Cherry Blossom ChicoBag from the Blossom Collection.

Mandatory Entry:

Leave a comment with your favorite product from ChicoBag.

Extra Entries:

Leave a comment with another favorite product from ChicoBag.

Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect.

Subscribe to my blog via email.

Have my button on your blog.

Blog about this giveaway or enter it in a giveaway linky (+3 entries).

Follow me on Twitter, partymix25.

Follow ChicoBag on Twitter, ChicoBag.

Tweet about this giveaway, leave a link to the tweet (can be done once daily).

"Like" ChicoBag on Facebook.

Leave a comment with something you learned about 10 Things You Can Do to start a reusable bag habit.

Leave a separate comment for each entry and include your email address in the comments. Giveaway is open to residents of the USA. Giveaway ends 3/16/11 at 8 pm CST. Winner will be randomly drawn and will have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or a new winner will be drawn.

I received product for review from ChicoBag. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products. Your opinions and results may differ.

162 comments:

Marlene said...

I like the Sling bag!

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Marlene said...

Bring an extra reusable bag to the store and give it to another person who doesn't have one!

Trudy
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Kimbahlicious said...

I love the shopping bag! That handy little clip would allow me to hang it on the hanger clip in the car (normally used for dry cleaning) so I'd ALWAYS have the bag with me!

Celena said...

I like the Vita Chicobag! I think it would make a great gift to friends who 'forget' theirs in the car. They would have no excuse.

Celena
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Bobbie Mackey said...

http://www.chicobag.com/p-78-chicobag-flourish-collection-sling-repete.aspx

Love it...am lovin' anything purple right now!

Bobbie Mackey said...

i am a follower!

sarah shult said...

My favorite product from ChicoBag is the produce stand starter kit
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Another favorite product from ChicoBag is heal the bay bag
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ColleenMarie82 said...

I like the Hook N Go

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ColleenMarie82 said...

I also like the HEMP-COTTON BLEND 3 PACK


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ColleenMarie82 said...

I follow on GFC

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I subscribe via e-mail

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ColleenMarie82 said...

I follow on Twitter as Halleelujahmom

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following Chicobag on twitter as Halleelujahmom

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ColleenMarie82 said...

LIKE ChicoBag on facebook

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ColleenMarie82 said...

Give your friends and family reusable bags as gifts for birthdays, graduation, housewarming parties, and special holidays.

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Leanne said...

My favorite really is the Cherry Blossom reusable bag.

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Leanne said...

Another favorite is the produce stand bag.

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Leanne said...

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Leanne said...

Like ChicoBag on FB.

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Leanne said...

I liked the idea of taking an extra reusable bag to the store the next time and giving it to someone, asking them to do the same the next time. Great way to spread the idea!

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Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

I really like their Sling Bag!

Thank you for this giveaway :)

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Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

Another product that I like is their Mesh bag-That would be perfect for our farmer market excursions :)

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Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

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I subscribe via email

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I tweeted:

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Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

I learned that one of the things you can do to create a reusable bag habit is set a good example by bringing your own bags to the store and saying no to theirs :)

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Alexis AKA MOM said...

CHICOBAG SLING rePETe

Love them all!!!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

CHICOBAG MESSENGER12 rePETe another awesome one :)

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Alexis AKA MOM said...

I love to do this:

Give your friends and family reusable bags as gifts for birthdays, graduation, housewarming parties, and special holidays.

Heidi Jane Blankets said...

The vintage purple is pretty
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Heidi Jane Blankets said...

also like the blossom purple
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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I love the Duffel rePETe™

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I also love the Bottle Sling rePETe™ i

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

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following you on twitter @left_the_stars

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

following @ChicoBag on twitter @left_the_stars

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I like ChicoBag on facebook (Louis Here)

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Domestic Diva said...

I like the produce/bulk bags.

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I follow on gfc

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Nive said...

I like the 'Produce Stand starter kit'..Thanks for this giveaway...

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Nive said...

I also like the 'CHICOBAG SLING rePETe'...

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Nive said...

I follow via GFC...

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I subscribe via email...

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CindyWindy2003 said...

i like the CHICOBAG VITA in larkspur, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

CindyWindy2003 said...

i also like the CHICOBAG DUFFEL rePETe, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Claudia said...

I like the Vita Chicobag
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Claudia said...

I Follow you on Google Friend Connect
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I am an Email subscriber
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Claudia said...

I follow you on twitter
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Claudia said...

I follow chico bag on twitter
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Claudia said...

I "Like" ChicoBag on Facebook
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CindyWindy2003 said...

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Stacey L said...

I like the CHICOBAG MESSENGER10 rePETe
CHICOBAG MESSENGER10 rePETe

Stacey L said...

I also like the duffel
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Stacey L said...

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I subscribe by email
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Stacey L said...

I follow you on twitter
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I follow chico bag on twitter
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rubynreba said...

I like the bamboo bag from the nature collection
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rubynreba said...

I like the harmondy bag from the Karma collection
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Email subscriber
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Rebecca O said...

I also love the Vita Karma bags! Thanks for the chance.
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Rebecca O said...

I like ChicoBag on FB: Rebecca Orr
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CindyWindy2003 said...

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Amy W. said...

My favorite is the Messenger12. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

Amy W. said...

I also like the Bottle Sling. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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Nicole said...

I love the vintage bags!
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Nicole said...

I also really like the water sling!
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Nicole said...

I follow on twitter (cntrystr05)

Nicole said...

and now I'm following chicobag on twitter

mail4rosey said...

The Chico original bag in pink is my favorite.

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mail4rosey said...

Another favorite product is the Duffel Bag!
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I follow you on Twitter (mail4rosey).
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Breanne said...

I like the Maroon Polka Dot bag in the Vintage collection

Breanne said...

I also like the PRODUCE STAND - rePETe MESH

Breanne said...

I follow via GFC

Breanne said...

I follow you on Twitter @RazzMyBerry

Breanne said...

I follow ChicoBag on Twitter @RazzMyBerry

tdean30 said...

I like the Karma Bag.

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tdean30 said...

I like the produce stand starter kit too.

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tdean30 said...

Give your friends and family reusable bags as gifts for birthdays, graduation, housewarming parties, and special holidays. I like this one.

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Gaye said...

My favorite bag is the CHICOBAG SLING rePETe in Glacier. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

Gaye said...

I also like the Karma Collection, especially the Harmony pattern. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

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Gaye said...

I like tip #9. Give your friends and family reusable bags as gifts for birthdays, graduation, housewarming parties, and special holidays. And I've been doing this for several years. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

jennem said...

I like the CHICOBAG DAYPACK15 rePETe in Sapphire.
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jennem said...

I also like the Duffel RePETe in Onyx.
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jennem said...

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CindyWindy2003 said...

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Chisum Crew said...

I like the CHICOBAG PRODUCE STAND - COMPLETE STARTER KIT. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Sarah said...

I like the Harmony bag from the Karma collection.

Sarah said...

I like the Serenity bag from the Karma collection.

Mir said...

My favorites are the rePETe Mesh bags.

susansmoaks said...

i like the CHICOBAG DUFFEL rePETe™
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mverno said...

i like the CHICOBAG MESSENGER10 rePETe Bag
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kathy pease said...

i love the CHICOBAG VITA - SPRING LOVE

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kathy pease said...

Bring an extra reusable bag to the grocery store the next time you shop and give it away to a stranger who doesn’t have them. Ask them to “Pay it Forward” and give a reusable bag away the next time they shop.

Sue Farrell said...

I like the Karma bag in Wisdom.

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I am following you on GFC as Suekey

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Diane52 said...

I like the hook and go
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drew said...

I really like the basic original bluish color bagnbecause it's very clean looking and simple

Melissa B. said...

I like the Vintage bag in brown polkadot.

Julie D said...

I like the Messenger Bag

Julie D said...

Following on GFC

Julie said...

I like the Karma collection. Thanks!
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Julie said...

I also like the merlot colored sling bag.
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Julie said...

I'm a GFC follower
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Julie said...

twitter follower
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Julie said...

I follow Chico bag on twitter
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Julie said...

I like Chico bag on FB
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Julie said...

I like the idea of giving friends and family reusable bags as gifts.
Thanks!
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purango said...

The ChiciBag Messenger 12 rePETEe rust is my favorite product. garrettsambo@aol.com