Thursday, January 14, 2010

B. Happybags Review and GIVEAWAY & 50% Off!


As part of my decision to do away with shopping bags I turned to b. happybags to see if their bags would be the way to go. Ooooh, I am so happy to say, "THEY ARE!"

Mary Kay sent me 4 bags. Thank you sooo much Mary Kay! Let me tell you, the restraint I am using by not breaking into the 2 I'm going to giveaway is quickly crumbling! I will try and keep my review of these bags brief, but I really do love them.

When I pulled them out of the box, I thought they were pretty small. That's because they're folded up well. *grin* When you open these bags up, they become huge. They expand to a size you won't believe until you see them.

My 18 yr old daughter and I went shopping after we had our pedicure and I wasn't sure how it was going to feel bringing in my own bags. I've never done something like this before. I felt so granola! hahahaha It was a good feeling, let me tell you. I knew I wouldn't be walking out of the grocery store with a cart load of plastic bags.








Ok, so the bags above: the first one is a SIDE view, yes side view. Can you see how wide they get?! And obviously the next two pictures are of the inside of my bags to show you how much weight they can carry and how much you can get in to just one bag!

I had to explain to the kid at the check out that I was using my own bags. He seemed a bit dubious, but he piled my groceries in. All my cold products went into one bag and when I went to lift it, I honestly thought it was going to snap the handles off my brand new bag! It was so heavy. I'm NOT kidding. I figured, may as well get it over and done with. If the handles are going to break under this load, at least it will be an honest review.

Not a problem for my Dolley bag! It held up under the strain. Then I told Baby to smile so I could take her picture while I was grabbing my groceries. She was thrilled compliant. My pizza box fit perfectly. The amount that fit in each bag was fantastic. I would've gone home with at least 2 plastic bags (minimum) for each of my reusable bags from b. happybags. That was only in this light shopping trip.

About b. happybags

All bags are:

  • 15 x 12 x 8
  • $24 - 100% upholstery weight cotton prints, $26 - Solid color recycled (water bottles) fabric
  • Interior seams are bound with grosgrain binding
  • Handles are heavy poly-webbing
  • Soft-sided
  • Machine washable
  • All materials are domestic
  • Made in Phoenix, AZ
It's happened again. A fabulous company, b. happybags has offered my visitors a coupon code!! AGH!! I'm so excited! 50% off!! FIFTY PERCENT OFF! How amazingly generous is that? The coupon code is case sensitive so make sure you enter it as all lower case "wovenbywords"! Enjoy! Expires 2/15 Buy one for someone you LOVE!

Enter To Win

Winner will received 2 Dolley bags from b. happybags (RV $48). You may have to come and rip them out of my hands I like them that much! :)


REQUIREMENT: Visit b. happybags and tell me which bag you would exchange your plastic and paper bags for.

Must be 18 yrs or older and a resident of the US. Leave a way to contact you either with your email or profile contact. No email/contact = no entry! Giveaway ends 1/28, 10pm CST. Void where prohibited.


Extra Entries Requirement MUST be complete before any extra entries count!

  1. Follow Woven by Words 2 entries (comment 2x)
  2. Follow me on Twitter 1 entry
  3. Grab my button on left sidebar 1 entry
  4. Tweet about this giveaway 2 entries (comment 2x & leave a link to your Tweet)
  5. Follow me on Networked Blogs on left sidebar 1 entry
  6. Enter another giveaway 2 entries (comment 2x & tell me which one you entered)
  7. Purchase a b. happybag 10 entries (comment 10x & contact me so I can obtain proof)

168 comments:

Margaret said...

These bags look great. I've been thinking about doing this for a while, my store gives a discount for using your own bags. I like the Candy bag. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

Amanda said...

I'm gutted. Sometimes it sucks living in the UK. I was SO impressed by your review of the shopping bags and to find that I can't enter *sobs*
However, now I've found your blog I'm hooked and will be a follower:D

Good luck to everyone who enters.

Janna said...

These bags look amazing Mimi!

Personally I thought the Lucy, Leslie and Tess were all great, but I don't think there were any that I didn't like! So cool!

Janna
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Janna said...

I'm a follower, Mimi!

Janna
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Janna said...

I'm a follower #2!

Janna
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Melissa said...

All the bags look so great, but I'm gonna have to go with "Cassie" I love the colors and design!! Thanks for the great review and awesome giveaway!!

Melissa
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annaed_2 said...

Wow, that's a tough choice. They have some awesome patterns to choose from. I finally decided on Zoe with Candy coming in second!
;-) annaed_2 at yahoo dot com

annaed_2 said...

I follow you on Twitter as annaed2.
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annaed_2 said...

I tweeted #1
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annaed_2 said...

I tweeted #2 http://twitter.com/annaed2/status/7787820232

annaed_2 said...

I entered the Cottenelle give-away - #1
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annaed_2 said...

I entered the Cottonelle give-away, #2.
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Anonymous said...

i love the rose and posey bags
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Heather! said...

Wow...I think these are the best-looking shopping bags I've seen! And they do look tough, too. I reallyreally want one...or two! :) I LOVE the Betsy and the Zoe (though the Candy is super-cute too!).

Thanks!
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Heather! said...

I'm following WbW on Google Connect!
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Heather! said...

I follow on Google Connect.
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Heather! said...

I'm following you on Twitter as hybroanglid!
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Heather! said...

I now follow you on Networked Blogs!
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Heather! said...

I entered the Cottonelle giveaway!
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Heather! said...

I entered Cottonelle (go Unders!).
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Devildogwife said...

My favorite bag has to be Dottie, but it's out of stock. :( Very cool giveaway. Thanks!

Devildogwife said...

I follow you on Networked Blogs.

Devildogwife said...

I follow your blog on GFC #1.

Devildogwife said...

I follow you on twitter.

Devildogwife said...

I follow your blog on GFC #2.

Devildogwife said...

I re-tweeted your giveaway tweet. #1

Devildogwife said...

I re-tweeted your giveaway tweet. #2

Devildogwife said...

I entered the Camp Club Girls Giveaway. #1

Devildogwife said...

I entered the Camp Club Girls Giveaway. #2

Lizzyray said...

Mimi,

I really like them all! The Dolley is really cool, so is the Wendy. Target takes off .05 each time you bring in your own bag! j.schoppe@sbcglobal.net

Denise said...

i like the wendy. it's bright and cheery.

i have some 89 cent bags for a particular grocery store. and when i go to other stores i take them. and they give me a 5 cent credit per bag.
i don't care what they think of me when i've gained a quarter savings!

this one would be far CUTER!

Cassandra said...

I love the Cassie reusable shopping bags!! I would totally trade my plastic bags for these pretty ones! First because I love the colors & send because that's my name!!!

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Cassandra said...

I am now following you on Twitter, I am cassiurban :)

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Cassandra said...

I am following your blog thru my RSS Reader!! entry#1

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Cassandra said...

I am following your blog thru my RSS Reader!! entry#2

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Juliana said...

Love this giveaway! I would like the Frances bag! Amazing...I love all the bags!

Juliana said...

I am a new follower! Come on by my blog and follow back too! I am givingaway an InStyler right now! My email is survivorjewels@gmail.com my site is http://blondeinablog.blogspot.com/

Juliana said...

I am now following you on twitter

Juliana said...

I just tweeted about your giveaway!

Terri said...

My favorite bag is Dottie, although there were many nice ones. Thanks for the opportunity to win them! They look awesome. tmp95 at comcast dot net

Terri said...

I follow you on Twitter: Dahbou.

Terri said...

I'm a follower - #1

Terri said...

I'm a follower - #2

Terri said...

Tweeted - #1: http://twitter.com/Dahbou/status/7859520112

Terri said...

Tweeted #2: http://twitter.com/Dahbou/status/7859520112

Terri said...

I entered your Camp Club Girls giveaway - #1. tmp95 at comcast dot net

Terri said...

I entered your Camp Club Girls giveaway - #2. tmp95 at comcast dot net

Nancy said...

My favorites are the Caroline and the Victoria bags!

Nancy
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Nancy said...

#1
I follow.

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Nancy said...

#2
I follow.

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Nancy said...

#1
I enterd the Kids Konserve giveaway.

Nancy
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Nancy said...

#2
I entered the Kids Konserve giveaway.

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Deborah said...

These bags are adorable and I can see why you don't want to give them up. I love Candy, Tess and Lucy. I am a follower, I have your button on my blog, and I follow you on facebook blog too.Please enter me in the drawing. I really hope I win.
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happyenchilada said...

I like the Leslie bag. I'd trade my plastic anyday!
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happyenchilada said...

I follow with google friend connect (Robert anD Crystal W on gfc)
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I follow with google friend connect (Robert anD Crystal W on gfc)
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h. mcnaron said...

I had been looking for a reusable bag for my lunches at work that I bring from home. I love the pat bag as well as the candy wine bag.

h. mcnaron said...

twitter follower @creep4ward

happyenchilada said...

I follow on twitter (happyenchilada2 on twitter)
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happyenchilada said...

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happyenchilada said...

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happyenchilada said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/happyenchilada2/status/7872578588
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happyenchilada said...

I entered the Cottenelle giveaway
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happyenchilada said...

I entered the Cottenelle giveaway
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Lacey said...

i love the one called candy
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Wendi P said...

I use my reusable bags all of the time but find that I need more bags for certain things. I really love the BETTY & WILMA styles. Thanks for the chance to win.

Wendi P said...

I follow you on twitter (WendiP).

Wendi P said...

#1 Tweeted:

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Wendi P said...

#2 tweeted:

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Wendi P said...

#1 I entered your Sydney's DC Discovery giveaway. Yay!

Wendi P said...

#2 I entered your Sydney's DC Discovery giveaway.

Deborah said...

I have your button on my blog! Thanks so much for being entered into this great giveaway!
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Deborah said...

I follow you through Networked Blogs!
I will buy one even if I don't win!
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Rachel said...

Would definitely go with Dottie!! Love those bags!!

Faith said...

I would give up my plastic bags for the Frances bag, I love the design on it! I'm glad to see a picture example of how these bags can be filled. The reusable bags I have now are just too small!

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jeffsgal212 said...

Leslie or Wendy would be my favorites, but they're all so pretty!

one frugal lady said...

I also love the maria bag!
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SavannahsSmiles said...

I love the Francis and the June! So cute!!

The Litrenta Family said...

I have 2 reusable bags that I love but feel like I could use a couple more! I LOVE them all but am partial to the Lucy because I'm due to have my baby girl in a few weeks and Lucy is the name at the top of my name list!

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The Litrenta Family said...

I entered the cotonelle giveaway #1

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The Litrenta Family said...

I entered the cotonelle giveaway #2

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tseder said...

robin is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I love the holly. scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

There are so many wonderful patterns. I really like Victoria, though. I think it is stylish and trendy.

Jennifer cinderellamom@att.net

Stacey said...

I would get the Dottie bag

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Stacey said...

I follow you on twitter

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Stacey said...

I entered the Simplify My Life Sweepstakes

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Stacey said...

# 2- I entered the Simplify My Life Sweepstakes

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Crazy Daisy said...

I love the colors of the "Candy" bag!
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Crazy Daisy said...

following on twitter @foreverdaisies

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Debbie Gorlewski said...

I like the Candy bag! So cute!

Anonymous said...

Has to be Jane or Jill. Colorful for me, but simple enough that my husband wouldn't be embarrassed using them. Thanks!

Melissa
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Jennifer H said...

Ooh I love these! I like Wendy, Victoria and Jill. :) Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

Jennifer H said...

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Jennifer H said...

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Jennifer H said...

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Karmah said...

These bags are adorable! I love the WILMA!

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Rachel McGuire said...

Well, I had a hard time choosing between the Tess and Victoria. They both scream out my name. If I had to choose just one it would be Victoria. lol..

Rachel McGuire said...

Following via twitter @amomsrantings

Rachel McGuire said...

following woven by words via networked blogs (facebook)

Rachel McGuire said...

following woven by words via google friend connect / blogger bar at top of page

Rachel McGuire said...

following #2 entry blogger / google connect

Rachel McGuire said...

posted giveaway on twitter via http://twitter.com/amomsrantings/status/7954761138

Rachel McGuire said...

entry #2 for Tweeting giveaway at http://twitter.com/amomsrantings/status/7954761138

Rachel McGuire said...

entered simplify my life sweepstakes also

Rachel McGuire said...

also entered (#2 entry) Kidz Konserve giveaway

Stormie said...

I really love Caroline, Lauren, and Tess. I can't decide which is my favorite. What awesome bags! Oooh, sure hope I win.

Bombtastic Belle said...

I love Doris and Olivia :)
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sushi_noem said...

I like the June bag

sushi_noem said...

following on blogger

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following on twitter

TakingChancesLovingLife said...

I like the Annie Tote! amandarj01 (at) hotmail (dot) com

toxicpuree said...

Victoria!

toxicpuree said...

follower 1

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follower 2

toxicpuree said...

entered kids konserve 1

toxicpuree said...

entered kids konserve 2

KatieBug said...

I love the Tess Bag

Angela W said...

I'd trade my bags in anyday for the Annie bag. These are great!

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Angela W said...

I follow your blog. #1

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Angela W said...

I follow your blog. #2

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Mary Chadwick said...

I love the colors in the Candy bag. I would choose that one!

Kana said...

I love love LOVE the Betty bag!! so cute!!

Kana said...

I followed you on twitter and tweeted the link, i dont know how to do a direct link to it but this is my twitter page: http://twitter.com/1BrownEyed_Girl

Kana said...

I love love LOVE the betty bag!! so cute!

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Rachel said...

I love plaid! I'd get DOLLEY!
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Sue D said...

I like the Betsy bag--very patriotic!
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Sue D said...

I entered the Cottonnelle Giveaway#1
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Sue D said...

I entered the Cottonelle giveaway #2
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Anonymous said...

I would go with the "Doris" shopping tote. It is very pretty, and that's my mom's name!
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The Gorlewski Family said...

I like the Candy bag!

Debbie

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The Gorlewski Family said...

I follow Woven by Words.

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Anonymous said...

I love the Tess Shopping/Tote bag! Thanks!
Amanda
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Julie Fulmer said...

I absolutely love these bags. My favorite is the Doris tote bag.

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Rachel C said...

Love the "Tess" bag. I've been doing the reusable bags for a while, and I love it! Plus, I get 5 cents off per bag at the store.
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Rachel C said...

entered the Skoy giveaway.
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Rachel C said...

entered the Disney giveaway.
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Sara A Broers said...

These bags look awesome! The shopping bag, Caroline intrigues me. saramomof2ia(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sara A Broers said...

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madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

They are all so cute! I think I would give up paper or plastic for a "Wendy" or a "Dottie"

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noreen said...

love the june and roses bags

noreen said...

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I would exchange my plastic and paper bags for the Doris shopping/tote bag :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Anonymous said...

I love the Posey!

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