Raising Memories: Back to School Lunch Boxes (Review & Giveaway)
  

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Back to School Lunch Boxes (Review & Giveaway)

Okay so it's Back To School Time!!!!!!!!!!! (why so many exclamation marks, Heather?) Because this is Talia's FIRST TIME GOING TO SCHOOL!!! Due to this fact, I am a nervous, excited, worried, hopeful Momma! Give me some time... I'm hoping to adjust.

One of the things I'm doing to prepare myself for this new chapter of motherhood is to come up with some sort of plan of action for school lunches. Thankfully Junior Kindergarten is only an every-other-day kind of a deal, so I get to work my way into making lunches.

My main concern with lunch planning is that I want Talia to eat healthy food, and to enjoy the food. It would also be cool if I could have fun packing the lunch... maybe even with her help sometimes.

I found two great Lunch Ideas Galleries- one from Easy Lunchboxes and this gallery on facebook, from Weelicious (it's great!)

When I first heard about the Easy Lunch Boxes system, I was impressed with the idea & excited to try it out. So, this week the package arrived & we are the new, proud owners of an Easy Lunchbox System! And I really do love it!


Granted school hasn't started (when this post goes up, it'll be Talia's FIRST DAY!), so we haven't used it for school yet, but I know it's going to be great! Here's why I love this system:

- The boxes are reusable & stackable for storage
- The lids to the boxes cover all of the compartments (so there's no leakage!)
- The boxes are sturdy & easy to open
- The boxes fit perfectly into the Easy Lunch Boxes lunchbag
- The boxes are microwave & freezer safe
- The bags have room for 2 boxes if you want, with room for an extra snack or drink
- The price is right!

Now, how are you doing with your plan for Back to School Lunch Boxes ?
Want a chance to win your own set just like this?

How to Enter:

Leave a comment for each entry!!

Mandatory Entry:

Visit EasyLunchBoxes.com, learn something about the product, and come back here to leave me a comment, telling me what you learned!

Extra Entries: (these are here to give regular readers an extra chance at winning- you don't have to be a follower if you don't want to be!)

Leave an extra comment if you're a Follower of my blog (scroll to the bottom of the blog to find the widget & click on the Follow Button); or subscribe to my RSS Feed

Leave a comment, telling me why you want to win!

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Post about the giveaway on twitter, your blog, or facebook, with a link back to the blog. (You can get 2 entries for this one, so post two comments to let me know you did it! :)

Giveaway Details: This giveaway closes on Tuesday, September 21st. The contest is open to the U.S. and Canada. A winner will be chosen randomly from all of the comments. Winner will be contacted by email (please include your email in your comment if I can't find it through your profile). If you do not respond within 48 hours after I email you, a new winner will be chosen. The winner will be announced on the blog on Wednesday, September 22nd. This was not a paid post- thank you to Easy Lunchboxes who supplied the product for review.

156 comments:

  1. Where do I even start?! I love that they are BPA free! Love the 3 compartments and LOVE that little hands can open them easily! I would LOVE to have a set of these for my kiddos! crazybulldogs@comcast.net

    www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

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  2. Of course, of course, of course I'm a follower!!!

    www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

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  3. I would like to win because I pack my kids lunch everyday and it's a huge struggle to find things for them to eat that they can take along with them. These little containers would make it so much easier to pack little things. Plus I'm going to go back to their website and get lots of lunch ideas because I'm already out and it's only the 2nd week of school!

    www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

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  4. These look so cool Heather I love that they have the containers as well. I was thinking of getting Brooke a Balanced Daily Lunch kit (I think that's what they are called), but I might have to think about this one.

    Kelli Bullock

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  5. These look so cool Heather I love that they have the containers as well. I was thinking of getting Brooke a Balanced Daily Lunch kit (I think that's what they are called), but I might have to think about this one.

    Kelli Bullock

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  6. I learned that it is dishwasher safe and better for our enviroment.
    waitressdani (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  7. follow you via google friend
    waitressdani (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  8. Love Love Love!

    Sadly they are sold out on the website...happily I am going to win THESE ones!!!! Ya me!

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  9. Oh and I already follow...another ballet please...

    um and I CANNOT believe baby Talia is going to school either!

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  10. Haha :) Hey Jenn, you're right- they sold out of the containers, but if you order & yours are on back order (until October), you get a free gift for your trouble! (a lunchbag).. Not bad!

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  11. Love that these are BPA free and do not have a million parts to keep track of. Would love to try them! juliejelly at gmail dot com.

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  12. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    How Do I Clean the Lunchbag?
    Remove odors from a lunch bag by placing inside, a plate w/a slice of bread that has been soaked in white distilled vinegar. Zip and leave overnight. Our reusable lunch bags can be wiped clean with a damp or soapy cloth, inside or out. Even put them in the washing machine (cold water/'delicates” soap/gentle cycle/air dry). They come out great!

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  13. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    I WANT TO WIN THIS FOR MY SON

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  14. i like this a lot because of the size of each compartment: one large enough for a sandwich, bagel or wrap; one for some kind of fruit or veggie and one for a little treat (whether it involves chocolate or not...) :)
    and i like how it saves space both in the drawer/shelf and in the fridge/freezer.
    plus, you gotta love the leftover dinner idea on their website because it makes storing it (and serving it if you're in a hurry) so much more convenient! like those freezer dinners at the store...only much better :)

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  15. why i want to win...
    even though my oldest isn't in school yet, he does eat a lot. and we go on outings a lot and to church every week.
    instead of taking a whole bunch of little containers or plastic bags full of different types of snacks (because you have to be prepared for whatever he's in the mood for) it would be so much easier to have everything in a flat container that would fit easily in our already stuffed diaper bag, and so that he can open it himself - so independent!
    so why do i want it? convenience, basically :) and so i can show everyone how "organized" i am, hehe :) looks can be deceiving...

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  16. and i like you on facebook.
    i like you outside of facebook too, but that won't give me another chance to win :)

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  17. hey heather - don't know if you can view my email address or not. sorry.
    katieolsenheap@yahoo.ca
    thanks!

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  18. I learned that they have no BPA, Lead, Vinyl or PVC in them.

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  19. I learned they are BPA free and Dishwasher safe.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  20. Well first, I learned that the container sets are SOLD OUT! They must be that good!I learned a lot about the plastic containers, but what I learned about the lunch bag was awesome....it's machine washable! How cool is that? I think it's really cool! Makes life that much easier.

    eastecich@gmail.com

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  21. I love that they have 3 sections to ensure healthy portion sizes of food for kids...

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  22. I want to win it for my little girl ...

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  23. I learned they are bpa free
    Thank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  24. I have learned that they can easily fit into the bottom shelf of the dishwasher. YEY!

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  25. I would like to win because the lunch boxes seem awesome to store lunches when out and about, but also to prep a lunch for home! I love that it has three separate compartments!!

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  26. I learned that the easylunchbox products contain no lead, vinyl, PVC, phthalates, or BPA. I also learned that they are currently sold out of the container sets!
    cthompson1477@gmail dot com

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  27. My favorite thing about them is the website with all the cute idea pictures of what to put in the lunches!

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  28. I also like that you can fit both containers in the same bag. One day at school Scott forgot which bag was for his first break and which bag was for his second break. And he pulled out the same bag twice and he didn't eat his lunch :( I think he was hungry too. He just thought I forgot to pack his second break. Poor Baby.

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  29. Wait Wait Wait. I thought of something else. lastly I like that it will be fast for Scotty to eat. His teacher said not to be surprised when they don't eat much at the beginning of the school year because they only have 20 minutes to eat. I was thinking 20 minutes is a lot for Scott, then I see most of his lunch coming home every day. He always has to finish it up after school because he is still hungry. I think with all the different containers it takes him too long to eat. And it makes his backpack heavier. His backpack it heavy and all that is in it is his lunch. It's hard for the little guy to bring it to school. So yeah I really NEED it!!

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  30. love them. freezer safe and love the 3 compartments and my girls can open them with ease! i'm a follower too! tracy.parker458@gmail.com

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  31. One of the things I like about these lunch systems is that each compartment is covered so their is no leakage from one compartment to the next.

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  32. I had never heard of these before; but they are great. I love the 3 compartments, eco-friendly and I think it will make lunch for my grand-daughter more fun.

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  33. I learned that the lunchbox is not leak proof
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  34. google follower
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  35. like on fb (michelle b)
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  36. tweet #1
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  37. tweet #2
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  38. hi heather lynne! greetings from maryland! i like that you can use the lunch boxes for dinner leftovers!
    thank you for a chance to win
    marie sierra
    mea57_98@yahoo.com

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  39. hi heather lynne: i am now a follower of your blog thru feedburner..and i would love to win the lunch kit system to use for dinner leftovers so everybody can have a hot lunch the next day or..there is a meal rdy to eat if the cook is not home on time!! that would be me! tee-hee!
    marie sierra
    mea57_98@yahoo.com

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  40. I learned that they are BPA Free and reusable and they are also leak proof... love this giveaway..
    melanie
    www.twoboysonegirlandacrazymom.com

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  41. Learned this was created in response to "born out of my response to disturbingly unhealthy school lunch programs"

    Love that!

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  42. I learned that the containers are top and bottom rack dishwasher safe but if wedged in too tightly could crack.

    jas8929 at gmail dot com

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  43. I love that they're BPA free and dishwasher safe!
    contestkim25@gmail.com

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  44. I'd love to win because this will make packing my husband's lunches even easier!
    contestkim25@gmail.com

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  45. I follow on Twitter, @contestkim25
    contestkim25@Gmail.com

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  46. I learned that they are BPA free! Love that!!!

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  47. That they are BPA free!! Love that!

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  48. I learned that they are BPA Free!

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  49. I love the compartments. I'd like to win so my oatmeal can stop mixing with my cottage cheese LOL

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  50. I learned there is room at the top of the bag for snack, drink and ice pack.

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  51. I follow via GFC - Karlatrx
    karlatrx AT gmail DOT com

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  52. I'd love to win because I'm trying to pack healthy luches for myself and my family and this would help

    karlatrx AT gmail DOT com

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  53. I follow on twitter - karlatrx
    karlatrx AT gmail DOT com

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  54. Hi, Thanks so much for sharing these. I love that although they are not leak-proof, the lids remain on securely, but can be removed by little hands.
    donna.braswell@sbcglobal.net

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  55. Hi Heather Lynne, Here is what I plan to use mine for: I had weight loss surgery almost a year ago (down over 100 pounds, yay!). Anyway, I'm required to eat 5 or 6 small meals during the day. This set will be great in helping me plan for the time I'm away from home without having to lag around a dozen odd containers. All of the photos of lunches on your link were awesome too! Thanks so much,
    Donna

    donna.braswell@sbcglobal.net

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  56. I love that they are BPA free!

    h_womble05 [at] hotmail [dot] com

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  57. subscribed to your blog via email.


    h_womble05 [at] hotmail [dot] com

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  58. i would LOVE to win because my husband takes his lunch to work everyday & this would come in handy!!!!


    h_womble05 [at] hotmail [dot] com

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  59. i like raising memories on FB.


    h_womble05 [at] hotmail [dot] com

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  60. following you on twitter.

    (@hYoung87)

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  61. I learned they are space-saving lunch boxes because they nest inside each other when not in use.
    mae_01_sw@yahoo.com

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  62. I follow you on GFC! (Mindi Blackburn)
    mae_01_sw@yahoo.com

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  63. I want to win because I love the individual compartments!
    mae_01_sw@yahoo.com

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  64. I like Raising Memories on FB! (Mindi Blackburn)
    mae_01_sw@yahoo.com

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  65. I follow you on twitter! @mae_01_sw
    mae_01_sw@yahoo.com

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  66. I learned that they are bpa free.. that is great! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  67. I follow your blog via gfc suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  68. I likke that they are easy to open. Mystepson is only in kindergarten. Also they are dishwasher safe. That is always good.
    bukaeyes@aol.com

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  69. I would like to win because my stepson doesn't eat hot lunch. He bring his own and we have been using a paper bag.

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  70. I like youon Facebook (Betsy Hoff)
    bukaeyes@aol.com

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  71. I follow youon Twitter (bukaeyes)
    bukaeyes@aol.com

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  72. I learned that they are eco friendly and perfect for both kids and adults.

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  73. I lerned that Easylunchboxes food containers are made of non toxic, food safe, polypropylene (PP or plastic #5). They are BPA, PVC, and phthalate free.
    galyettina(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  74. i ;eanred that they are safe for refrigerator, freezer, microwave, & dishwasher
    devotus-at-yahoo-dot-com

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  75. i would love to win because my husband and kids take lunches to work/school everyday!
    galyettina(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  76. i'd like to win it because i take lunch to work everyday & these containers look great
    devotus-at-yahoo-dot-com

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  77. they stack inside each other for easy storage

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  78. I learned they are BPA-free!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  79. In their FAQ they recommend cleaning the bag with a piece of bread soaked in vinegar. I've never used that method before!

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  80. I'm a fb fan as Mnemosyne Williams

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  81. I learned they are dishwasher safe!

    stormraven at gmail dot com

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  82. I follow your blog on Twitter (@psychotichouse)

    stormraven at gmail dot com

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  83. I learned that they are bpa and pvc free which is something I look for in food storage products.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  84. I follow your blog as degood with google friend connect.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  85. I follow your blog as degood with google friend connect.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  86. I want to win because my son has an easy lunchbox system that I bought for him in June and my daughter is so jealous of it but they are currently on backorder so I haven't ordered her one yet.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  87. I follow you on twitter as kmayans.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  88. I learned that it is dishwasher safe
    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

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  89. I follow on GFC
    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

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  90. I learned that the plastic containers are BPA free.

    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  91. I learned they are currently sold out of container sets!

    trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

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  92. I learned the containers are dishwasher safe which is a must!

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  93. I learned that "Adults Benefit from Packing Healthy Lunch Recipes". I personally pack lunches because then you know exactly what you and your family are eating, it helps to stay healthy.
    jb8903 at gmail dot com

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  94. I learned that they are BPA free...total plus!

    Nicole (ndsaldy@gmail.com)

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  95. I am a follower of your blog.

    Nicole (ndsaldy@gmail.com)

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  96. I want to win this lunchbox for me. I've seen them on several blogs that I follow and I feel that it is just what I need since I bring my lunch to work daily. I use plastic bags and I am sick of buying them for lunches.

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  97. I would love to win! I love that they are BPA Free!


    Midgetmomma4 at yahoo dot com

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  98. I like Raising memories on Facebook-midgetmomma


    midgetmomma4 at yahoo dot com

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  99. I follow with GFC-midgetmomma

    midgetmomma4 at yahoo dot com

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  100. I follow on twitter-midgetmomma 1200


    midgetmomma4 at yahoo dot com

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  101. They are BPA free

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  102. google friend

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  103. I want to win because my husband lost weight (40lbs) working from home but now its busy season and he has to be in the office more. This way he can still pack lunch from home instead of giving in to the fast food again.

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  104. follow RM on the twit

    sibabe64

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  105. tweeted 1

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  106. tweeted 2

    http://twitter.com/sibabe64/status/25135828302

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  107. I learned the containers are sold out til mid Oct but they will give you a free bag if you pre order now

    scarter305 at aol dot com

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  108. I learned the containers are dishwasher and microwave safe. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  109. I learned that you can remove odors from a lunch bag by placing inside, a plate w/a slice of bread that has been soaked in white distilled vinegar. Zip and leave overnight.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  110. I'm following you on GFC.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  111. I would love to win because I have 3 school age children who take their lunch to school every day and these sound like safe durable containers!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  112. I Like Raising Memories on FB user Lisa Garner.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  113. I'm following you on Twitter user lisalmg.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  114. I Tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/25140487338
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  115. I learned they are BPA-free.
    I like that they have seperate compartments.
    I just sent my hubby to work today with 2 ziploc bags and 2 containers for ONE burrito!

    These look great and easy to use.

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  116. I learned to remove odors from a lunch bag by placing inside, a plate w/a slice of bread that has been soaked in white distilled vinegar. Zip and leave overnight.

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  117. I learned that they nest inside each other to save space when being stored...a nice feature!

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  118. They are BPA free and that rocks, and you have to admit that they are "cute." Thanks for the chance at winning.

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  119. I'm subscribed to your feed. Thanks.

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  120. I would love to win because these would come in handy when the little one and I are out on our outtings to the park or zoo or just running errands. They would be great to keep snacks and such in. Oh, and I might even let hubby use them. Thank you.

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  121. I follow you on twitter.

    BSsMom

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  122. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/BSsMom/status/25146289726

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  123. Tweeted (entry #2)

    http://twitter.com/BSsMom/status/25146289726

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  124. They are BPA free
    sarahlovesvegas@hotmail

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  125. follower via GFC sarah_roxy_21
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  126. I would love to win this and give it to my husband. He would be very excited
    sarahlovesvegas@hotmail

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  127. You can put the containers in the dish washer.

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  128. I learned that they are Top and bottom rack safe for the dishwasher

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  129. EasyLunchboxes.com has Fundraising Programs!

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  130. They are BPA free and they are also out of them until October so they must sell very well!

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  131. I tweeted - http://twitter.com/choochoo428/status/25150594866

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  132. I would love to win so I can put together cool little bento box lunches for the kinder and not have to wash the thing out every single day. Hey, I will have four containers to work with!

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  133. i learned that they are microwave and dishwasher safe!! :)

    marci
    tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

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  134. "Like" Raising Memories on Facebook :)

    marci
    tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

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  135. i want to win because this is a great way for my kids to take their lunches to school--it's a lot cleaner and less messy--love that! :)

    marci
    tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

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  136. follow via GFC :)

    marci
    tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

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  137. I like that there are 3 different compartments to keep different foods separated.

    rrudnick@netnet.net

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  138. I would love to win this for my daughter. She would love this.

    rrudnick@netnet.net

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  139. I follow you with GFC.

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  140. BPA free and microwave-safe. That is enough to buy this :) Thanks for the giveaway.

    thabal628 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  141. This would for my hubby. I pack lunch for him everyday. Thanks for the giveaway.

    thabal628 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  142. I love that the bags are machine washable. Yay!

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  143. i learned that the easy lunchboxes are time savers. That will be greaet when I am dealing with lunch!!!
    orangeaugust at yahoo dot com

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  144. i want to win because we are working on more ecofriendly products at our house and I feel like my son needs to learn this at an early age!

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  145. "Like" Raising Memories on Facebook

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  146. Follow Raising Memories on Twitter

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  147. tweeted 1
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  148. tweeted 2
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