Back in my "Goals" post from last week I mentioned easy ways to start slow so you don't overwhelm yourself while "going green". One of these suggestions was to ditch plastic bags and start using eco-friendly usable bags. Keeping with this theme of ditching the plastic bags when you shop I'd love to tell you about the Johnson Family Zoo Etsy Shop and their Reusable Produce Bags and other fantastic eco-friendly products!
Lisa is the mastermind behind this fantastic Etsy shop. What I love most about her awesome products are their colorfulness but also their durability. I now have two sets of the Reusable Produce Bags because I use them not only for shopping, but also to store my produce in the fridge. I love how they make the inside of my fridge colorful. It's such a small thing that gives me such joy. I know, silly. But I like it. :)
What I Love: The variety of products available at Johnson Family Zoo is impressive! Not just the type of products available but the designs and colors. You are sure to find something that you love. The Reusable Produce Bags are fantastic, easy to carry in your purse, and virtually weightless so it won't add any expenses at check-out. In fact, hopefully, some stores will start rewarding you for using these like they do with reusable shopping bags! Finally, this is an Etsy Store and you know how much I love those! Buying from Lisa and Johnson Family Zoo is a great way to support a small business and a WAHW.
What I Don't Love: Absolutely nothing! Nothing at all. :)
Johnson Family Zoo's Reusable Produce Bags sell for only $14/set and includes 4 produce bags and a coordinating storage bag. They are available in a over a dozen designs so be sure to look around and find the one that you like the best (or, maybe buy two sets, even!).
In addition to the produce bags, Johnson Family Zoo also offers Reusable Sandwich Bags and Snack Bags for $5.50 each and awesome Lunch Kits for $14, among other things. Have some little ones who will be Trick or Treating this year? Make Halloween a little more eco-friendly and pick them up a Trick or Treat Bag for only $5!
Johnson Family Zoo has extremely affordable shipping and is available to ship to Canada, Mexico, and internationally, also for an affordable price!
Yes, yes, yes! I get to offer one Eco-Friendly and Frugal reader a free set of Reusable Produce Bags of your very own! This is a $14 value but will help you save hundreds of plastic produce bags from being thrown into landfills.
Mandatory Entry: You must do this for all other entries to count and to be entered in this giveaway! Head on over to the Johnson Family Zoo Etsy Shop and tell me which design of Reusable Produce Bags you would pick if you won! You must also be a public Google Friend Connect Follower of my blog (widget to the right).
Don't forget to leave an e-mail address so I know where to contact you if you win! You only need to post your e-mail on one entry.
Extra Entries: Please write a new comment for each additional entry. If something is worth 2 entries, be sure to leave two comments. For example: "I follow you #1" and "I follow you #2" should be two different comments.
-Heart (Add To Favorites) the Johnson Family Zoo Etsy Shop
-Tell me one other product besides the reusable produce bags that you would love to own from Johnson Family Zoo
-Subscribe to the Cruelty Free Etsyians Blog Posts
-Make a Johnson Family Zoo purchase during the course of this giveaway. I will confirm the purchase if you win. (worth 10 entries!)
-Network with me. There are four ways to do this- Twitter, Facebook, RSS, and email subscriptions. Buttons are on the left sidebar. (worth 1 entry per method)
-Tweet about this giveaway. You can use this Tweet or write your own: Win a set of Reusable Produce Bags from Johnson Family Zoo Esty Shop @EFandFrugal! Ends 10/28 http://bit.ly/9NiM8w #etsy #giveaway #green (2 Tweets per DAY-at least 2 hours apart- 1 Entry per Tweet)
-Add my button to your blog's sidebar and link me to your blog (worth 3 entries)
-Vote for me on Top Mommy Bloggers. Voting button is on the left sidebar (worth 2 entries)
-Make a comment on a non-giveaway post on my blog (worth 1 entry per post commented on)
-Enter another active giveaway (links in the right sidebar, worth 1 entry per giveaway entered, more coming soon!)
-Follow at least one blog who's button I have on my left side bar (worth 1 entry per blog followed!)
This giveaway is open to my readers who are 18 year of age or older with a US mailing address and will end on October 28th, 2010 at 10PM Pacific Time. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected. Good luck, everyone!
Johnson Family Zoo provided me with a free product at my request for the purpose of this review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. All opinions expressed are my own. I was not paid to write this review.