Thursday, October 14, 2010

Johnson Family Zoo Produce Bags Review and Giveaway


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!

So you're in the grocery store (or local co-op) and you're buying some delicious locally grown produce for your family.  You start to reach for the plastic produce bags but then wonder... "Why am I using reusable shopping bags but still using plastic produce bags?"  Doesn't make much sense, does it?  Well luckily for you, there's a fantastic alternative in Johnson Family Zoo's Reusable Produce Bags.

These light bags won't add money at the check-out as they are made with virtually weightless mesh material.  They are also stylish and colorful.  Each set comes with four produce bags and a coordinating storage bag that's small enough to fit comfortably in your purse along with your reusable shopping bags.  Not only that, but the bags are huge!  Large enough to fit full ears of Corn on the Cob and even large melons!

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.  :)

In addition to her huge line of Resuable Produce Bags available in dozens of designs and colors, Johnson Family Zoo also offers dozens of other eco-friendly items like Sandwich Bags, Snack Bags, Lunch Kits, Pot Holders, Bibs, and, just in time for Halloween!, Reusable Trick or Treat Bags!  This is a virtual one-stop shop of eco-friendly reusable products! 

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.  :)


BUY IT!

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!


WIN IT!

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)

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-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!


Fine print...
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.

154 comments:

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I would choose the hang ten set

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Jill said...

I would want this set with the green bag and brown polka dotted top!!

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I would choose dozens of dots.

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Ginger Bergemann said...

The Spring Leaves pattern is my favorite. I'm also a GFC follower.
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Added Johnson Family Zoo to my Etsy favorites!
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I like their pot holders too.
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arlene said...

Johnson Family Zoo's Reusable Produce Bags in the "a slice of watermelon" design is what I choose.

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I would also like to have the milkshakes pot holders, really cute.

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Crunchy Beach Mama said...

School of Fish! Cute!

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Totally Hearted! I need some new bags :)

Crunchy Beach Mama said...

Love the pot holders too!

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shebebes said...

i like the "whale of a tale" print :))

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ColleenMarie82 said...

I like the dippy dots design

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I also really like the REUSABLE SANDWICH BAG Cupcake and Cherries

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sy said...

i like the "i promise to keep the trees healthy and beautiful".
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i hearted the shop

sy said...

i also love the Cute reversible Baby Bib with sleeptime Snoopy and Woodstock

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AlaskanAlison said...

I would get the spring leaves set

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Mel said...

I choose the i promise to keep the trees healthy and beautiful set- since hubby has to go to the store as well, I'll spare him the girly prints!

Stuff Parents Need said...

super cute! A dozen donuts is my very favorite!

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babytrees said...

love the have a nice day fabric

babytrees said...

love the cupcake pot holders!!

Katie said...

I'm a follower and I would choose the "school of fish" design.

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Katie said...

I like the Reusable Lunch Kit with the owls on it.

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I hearted Johnson Family Zoo on Etsy.

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Lindsey said...

I like the dozens of dots!
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kroch said...

I follow you with GFC.
I would pick the dippy dots design.

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i like the i promise to keep the trees healthy and beautiful design
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sarah matos said...

Love the Pile Of Leaves reuseable bags!

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Another item I adore is the Retro Dots and Flowers Sandwich Bag. It would be perfect for my daughters school lunch!

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susan said...

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CarrieAnn13 said...

I would choose A Dozen Donuts Set

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I heart Johnson Family Zoo on Etsy

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I also like their boo boo bunnies

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Bev said...

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Julie Vision Designs said...

I love the green with brown and polka dots! And, I just found you via twitter and LOVE LOVE LOVE the shop!

tina reynolds said...

I would pick the A Dozen Donuts print thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

HomemadeBaby said...

I love the owl one you have pictured above!! But I also like "marshmallow bunnies" :)
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I heart the Johnson Family Etsy Shop (GreySquirrely)
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HomemadeBaby said...

I would also like to try their reusable sandwich bags! I bought one a long time ago (I don't remember from where) and my daughter lost it :(
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I entered your messenger bag giveaway.
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Atreau said...

I'd choose the dippy dots.

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