Monday, December 6, 2010

ChicoBag Reusable Holiday Bag Review and Giveaway...

ABCD Diaries
2010 Holiday Gift Guide:
Creative Gift Wrap Idea!


We recently had the chance to work with ChicoBag again to review a bag from the Holiday line.

About ChicoBag:
"ChicoBag™ Company is equipping humanity with tools that will help eliminate the environmental damage caused by single-use paper and plastic bags. We have done this by designing reusable bags that are durable, tasteful and most importantly unforgettable.We believe addressing even the largest of problems starts with small solutions.In early 2004, Andy Keller, now ChicoBag™ president, took a trip to his local landfill after spending the day landscaping his backyard. He was horrified by what he saw. Single-use bags were the dominant article at the landfill that day, blanketing the landscape in a thin mix of white and beige plastic. On his way home he began to notice plastic bags everywhere, caught in trees and on fence posts, half drowned in gutter puddles and blowing in the streets like urban tumbleweeds. That day Andy vowed to stop using single-use bags. Inspired, Andy dropped a few bucks on a second hand sewing machine and began sewing what would ultimately become the first ChicoBag™ brand reusable bag.Andy understood that a reusable bag was only valuable if it was reused. He knew his challenge was larger than designing any ordinary reusable bag – this reusable bag needed to be designed to be unforgettable. It needed to be small enough to tote in a pocket and have features that allowed it to clip anywhere.After countless hours, fabrics and prototypes the Original ChicoBag™ brand reusable bag, complete with an integrated stuff pouch and attached carabiner, was born. Andy’s ChicoBag™ brand reusable bags were first sold in 2005 on Earth Day at the Farmers Market in Chico, CA. Initially only available in white, the Original has evolved to include eleven color choices."


REUSABLE HOLIDAY BAGS BY CHICOBAG
"Give the gift of reuse with our limited edition Holiday ChicoBag™ brand reusable bags. These reusable holiday bags are ideal for wrapping gifts and the perfect stocking stuffers for any age. The limited edition reusable holiday bags are available in three festive colors and feature a whimsical winter scene on the bag and a cheerful snowman on the pouch. Available while supplies last, get yours today!"

What we thought: I really enjoyed shopping with our stylish reusable bag from ChicoBag. They are definitely portable...they fold up inside themselves to be just the right size for your purse or diaper bag which is great for those times you forget the bags in the car or at home...you can always have one or two with you! I loved the variety of designs and colors, not to mention the wide range of bag styles. I especially liked the style of the Vita bags...the strap was long enough for me to throw it over my shoulder and the bag really could hold a lot of groceries! The bag was really well-made so I wasn't afraid of the bottom falling out or the straps breaking even when the bag was filled to capacity:) I loved all the compliments I got from other shoppers and store workers on our cute Holiday themed bag. We tried wrapping up a present with our Chico bag and it was a cinch! These bags would make really cute gift wrapping and would definitely be a gift that keeps giving all year round:) ABCD Diaries gives ChicoBag an A+!!

Buy It: Find these fashionable Earth-savers at ChicoBag or check the store locator for the retailer nearest you!

Win It: ChicoBag has generously offered one ABCD Diaries reader a bag from the Holiday collection. To enter, tell us which color bag you'd like to try!
Extra Entries:
1.Follow ABCD Diaries via Google Friend Connect(if you already follow, leave a comment saying so) +2 entries
2.Subscribe to our RSS feed +2 entries...comment twice please
3.Like ChicoBag on Facebook(leave id) +1 entry4.Follow ChicoBag on Twitter(leave id)+1 entry
5.Follow ABCD Diaries via Twitter(leave id) +1 entry
6.Tweet about this giveaway(leave link)+1 entry per day(1 tweet/day)
7.Blog about this giveaway(leave link) +2 entries...comment twice please
8.Enter any other current giveaways on ABCD Diaries and leave a comment saying so. +1 for each entered


Giveaway ends Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US residents 18+


Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a ChicoBag for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

132 comments:

  1. This is a thrifty way to wrap gifts in that it's reusable and looks festive with bold, clear colors. I've used dishtowels in the past as wraps for weddings and the holidays, because you can match the recipients kitchen or use something neutral.

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  2. i like the red bag!
    heatheranya at hotmail dot com

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  3. i already follow you via gfc-heatheranya
    heatheranya at hotmail dot com
    #1

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  4. i already follow you via gfc-heatheranya
    heatheranya at hotmail dot com

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  5. i follow chicobag on twitter @1589m
    heatheranya at hotmail dot com

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  6. i follow you on twitter @1589m
    heatheranya at hotmail dot com

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  7. I would love the green

    theresa _heppner at yahoo dot com

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  8. GFC follower #1

    theresa _ heppner at yahoo dot com

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  9. GFC follower #2

    theresa _ heppner at yahoo dot com

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  10. like Chico Bags on Facebook

    Theresa Tobin Heppner


    theresa _ heppner at yahoo dot com

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  11. i entered the cowgirl chocolates giveaway
    heatheranya at hotmail dot com

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  12. i entered the dinosaur train giveaway
    heatheranya at hotmail dot com

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  13. i entered the worlds best origami giveaway
    heatheranya at hotmail dot com

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  14. i entered the personalized ornament giveaway
    heatheranya at hotmail dot com

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  15. The blue bag is so festive and I LOVE the gift wrap suggestion.

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  16. I love the blue. It is very christmas
    brand242003@yahoo.com

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  17. very cleaver! japaige2@gmail.com

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  18. I already follow google connect

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  19. i like the green one! very festive!
    judithelenore@gmail.com

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  20. i follow you via gfc
    judithelenore@gmail.com

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  21. i follow you via gfc #2
    judithelenore@gmail.com

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  22. i liked chico on Facebook
    judithelenore@gmail.com

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  23. i entered the cowgirl chocolates giveaway
    judithelenore@gmail.com

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  24. I entered the ecomom giveaway

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  25. I'd love to try the blue bag.

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  26. I follow Chicobag on twitter (I'm @prizealert)

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  27. I follow you on twitter (I'm @prizealert)

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  28. Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/prizealert/status/12281630651584512

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  29. Following on GFC.(1) same name.

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  30. Following on GFC. (2) same name.

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  31. I like the green one!

    kclements2001 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  32. I follow on GFC (KateC) #1

    kclements2001 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  33. I follow on GFC (KateC) #2

    kclements2001 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  34. I follow on twitter @kcmichigan

    kclements2001 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  35. I entered the Dino Train giveaay

    kclements2001 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  36. I entered the Ecomom giveaway

    kclements2001 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  37. I entered the Huge Holiday giveaway

    kclements2001 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  38. I love the Flourish Collection designs.

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

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  39. GFC follower 1

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

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  40. GFC follower 2

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

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  41. entered ecomom giveaway
    japaige2@gmail.com

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  42. I'd like to try the blue bag.

    jdawson02 at gmail dot com

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  43. I follow you on Twitter as giveawaysetc.

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  44. I also entered the gear ties giveaway.

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  45. I also entered the Zuvo giveaway.

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  46. I also entered the Holiday Gift Pack giveaway.

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  47. I also entered the Tassimo T20 giveaway.

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  48. I also entered the Cowgirl Chocolates giveaway.

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  49. like chicobag on fb - deborah t

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  50. follow chicobag on twitter - debijot

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  51. follow you on twitter - debijot

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  52. I would love to try the red bag.
    lisaberkery at gmail dot com

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  53. entered the enjoying tea giveaway

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  54. I like the Orange/Brown bag best!

    Thanks for hosting and Merry Christmas!!

    Angela L.
    lasitera at yahoo dot com

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  55. #1) I'm a GFC follower. larson.angela.l at gmail dot com

    Thanks for hosting!

    Angela L.
    lasitera at yahoo dot com

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  56. #2) I'm a GFC follower. larson.angela.l at gmail dot com

    Thanks for hosting!

    Angela L.
    lasitera at yahoo dot com

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  57. I follow you via Twitter.

    Angela L.
    lasitera at yahoo dot com
    @lasiteral

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  58. Id love the Blue Holiday Bag
    smatos04@hotmail.com

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  59. GFC Follower #1
    Sarah Matos
    smatos04@hotmail.com

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  60. GFC Follower #2
    Sarah Matos
    smatos04@hotmail.com

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  61. Subscribe via google reader #1
    smatos04@hotmail.com

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  62. Subscribe via google reader #2
    smatos04@hotmail.com

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  63. Like Chico Bag on Facebook
    Sarah Matos
    smatos04@hotmail.com

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  64. Entered the Tassimo Giveaway
    smatos04@hotmail.com

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  65. Entered the Kiddliwinks Giveaway
    smatos04@hotmail.com

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  66. Entered the Easy Lunch Box System Giveaway
    smatos04@hotmail.com

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  67. Entered the GearTies Giveaway
    smatos04@hotmail.com

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  68. Entered the Conserving Now Bag Giveaway
    smatos04@hotmail.com

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  69. Definitely the blue one for me!
    wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

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  70. GFC follower
    #1
    wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

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  71. GFC follower
    #2
    wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

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  72. Twitter follower of yours (giantsis)
    wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

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  73. I follow ChicoBag on twitter too (giantsis)
    wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

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  74. I love that red bag!

    glycinemax (at) gmail (dot) com

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  75. Entered the Bacon Hot Sauce giveaway.

    glycinemax (at) gmail (dot) com

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  76. Entered the Cowgirl Chocolates giveaway.

    glycinemax (at) gmail (dot) com

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  77. Sorry, the ChicoBags are adorable. Will definately have to check these out.

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  78. I entered Kaleidoscopes to You

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  79. I entered Funky Monkey Snacks

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  80. I like the green bag.

    nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

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  81. I follow with GFC. Entry 1

    nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

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  82. I follow with GFC. Entry 2

    nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

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  83. I like the blue one.

    erroneous02(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  84. I follow using GFC (greenup06) 1

    erroneous02(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  85. I follow using GFC (greenup06) 2

    erroneous02(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  86. I liked ChicoBag on FB (Erin Greenup)

    erroneous02(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  87. I'd go for the blue one - love the idea about using them for a gift wrap and I think blue would be more universal! Thanks for the chance!
    Happy Holidays and best of luck to everyone!
    janicecrespo@gmail.com

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  88. Google Friend - Janice Crespo 1
    janicecrespo@gmail.com

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  89. Google Friend - Janice Crespo 2
    janicecrespo@gmail.com

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  90. blue bag
    skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

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  91. I would like the green bag

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

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  92. Blue is adorable!


    spencer1953 at gmail dot com.

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  93. tweet http://twitter.com/dresdenrain/status/16707734657310720

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