And the winners: Jamie who said "Too cool!! I love the lime green!!", Joanne who said "I would love to have one of these bags! Really enjoy reading your blog too!"and Sassymonkey who said "Ohh those are darned cute! Love the lime! (I'm a bit of a green girl...)"! Email me at talk at ecochick dot ca and send me your address!
A package arrived at ecochick headquarters today, containing a bunch of soft, squashy, lightweight, colorful balls. Balls you can easily chuck into your handbag and not even notice, until you find yourself at a checkout and in need of a bag - and then you reach in and dig it out and pop it open and voila! Useful, big, uber-fun bag. And when you're done, you can squash it into a little ball again, ready for the next trip. How cool is that?
These soft, colorful balls are from the awesome chicks at Flip and Tumble - and ecochick has three to give away!
The bags cost $12 each on their website and come in a wide range of colours. Shipping to Canada costs a bit, but if you go in on an order with a few friends you can spread the shipping costs around - and having my hands on these bags, I can say that they are definitely worth the purchase. After I use the rest of my reusable bags, I hang them at the door to take with me next time I go out - and I forget them a lot more than I should. After I use these, putting them away will involve automatically crumpling them up and chucking them in my handbag, so I will never be stuck bagless again. And, they are in very cool, hip colours, which makes them awesomely fun to use.
You want a Flip and Tumble 24-7 bag from ecochick? Then comment on this post by Friday, June 13, telling me what your favourite bag colour is from their website. If your name is one of the lucky giveaway recipients, I'll do my best to accommodate your favourite colour (no guarantees)! Make sure you check back after the 15th to see if you're getting a bag - I'll need you to send me your mailing address.
Or, if you can't stand the odds, you can head over to their website and order a whole bunch on your own. Thanks to the ladies at Flip and Tumble for letting us know about their product!
UPDATED: I just got back from a trip to pick up food and booze. I used my bags. And people were totally staring covetously as I flipped open my little green ball and - voila - packed away my apples. LOVE these bags!