ChicoBag VITA Repeat Review and Giveaway

Since I seem to be on a roll about the reasons not to use plastic bags, I thought it would be fitting to post my review of the ChicoBag VITA repeat. Now, I could go on and on about why I do not like using plastic bags and the impact that they have on the environment, but I have done that and don’t want to seem super repetitive. If you want to know more about their impact, go here to read the facts.

The VITA Repeat is available in 5 different, and equally fabulous colors. I’ve enjoyed taking it shopping and almost always get comments on how nice and big it is from the cashiers. I always tell them to fill it as full as they can. Since it is made to be carried on the shoulder, it is easier to carry when heavy than the disposable alternative. In short, I love it and can’t wait to tote it around farmers market this summer. Oh, and look how compact it is! I can easily stick it and my purse and that helps me to not forget it.

I did a little experiment to show how much fits in one Chico VITA repeat.

Here are the players: 3 big boxes of cereal, a jug of juice, two packages of split peas, can of tomatoes, and a jar of peanut butter.

First up are the grocery store bags. In high school I was a bag girl at a grocery store and this is how I’d have done it. Three bags! Oh, and one of them ripped when I put the cereal in. 😦

Now for the ChicoBag. It all fit easily into the one bag. Think of how many plastic bags you could not waste by using these at the store from now on.


ChicoBags is giving one lucky reader a chance to win a Vita Repeat!

Here’s How to Enter:
Visit ChicoBag and comment here, telling me about one other product that they have that strikes your fancy. Be sure to leave a contact email if it isn’t in your profile. This comment is mandatory and if not included, all other entries will be void.

Extra Entries:
Leave a separate comment for each entry.

Open to US residents only. Ends on 5/11/10. Winner will be determined by random.org. Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn. As always this is an honest review full of my own opinions. I was not compensated in any way other than receiving a bag to review.

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