November 6, 2010

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Green Gifts! Reusable Sandwich Bag from Green Ostrich review and giveaway!

Have you heard of Green Ostrich?  They are the perfect place to get some Green Gifts!  Green OstrichTMthe energy-intensive retail stores that we frequent do not offer many Earth-friendly, green products. So Green Ostrich was created as an online store dedicated to Earth-friendly, green gifts and green toys to spark a consumer movement that requires environmentally-sound solutions for their lives. They help people make changes, not sacrifices. They  help them live well and refresh the Earth. started with the following observation:

We are a green family, my children  who are just 3 and 5 know how to sort recyclables.  I was extremely excited to learn about Green Ostrich and all the green gifts they have to offer.  The wonderful people at Green Ostrich sent me a LunchSkins Reusable Sandwich Bag – Pink Berry Flower to review.  I pack a lunch everyday and tote plastic reusable containers back and forth to work.    As we all know the plastic sandwich containers are a little bulky, well with Lunchskins you don't have that problem, plus they are so stylish.  It is perfect for sandwiches, snacks, crackers, you name it. If you have children in school, there is a place to write their name on it!  The clean up is easy, I just rinse and hang it on my drying rack.  If you own a dishwasher, then good news Lunchskins are dishwasher safe!

Green Ostrich is currently have a sale on Lunchskins, Buy 4, Get the 5th Free!
It gets even better use coupon code “OMSM” at checkout and earn 5% off any purchase between now and January 31, 2011!   Lunchskins are perfect for the stockings this year and they are only $8.88 each, but with sale and the coupon code, it is one sweet green deal!!!

Here is some more information from the Green Ostrich website:   LunchSkins Reusable Sandwich Bags are durable, eco-friendly solutions to the mounting challenges with disposable plastic bags. Made from a unique high-quality cotton fabric coated with a food-safe, thin polyurethane liner and manufactured in Europe by a family-owned business, LunchSkins use the same technology that bakeries and restaurants have used for years. LunchSkins are grease-proof and moisture-proof, making them ideal for messy sandwiches and snacks. LunchSkins have passed rigorous testing from an independent lab, and are certified lead-free, Bisphenol A (BPA)-free, and phthalate-free. The thin layer of polyurethane was tested and does not migrate into food or leave a "plastic" odor behind, meeting all European Union requirements for food contact.

LunchSkins are dishwasher-safe. They will withstand high heat cleaning and are perfect for hundreds of repeated uses. We estimate that each bag will replace nearly 1,000 plastic bags over its lifetime, so it saves owners approximately $20-$50 per bag, given that disposable plastic bags cost ~$0.03-$0.06 per bag. We recommend turning LunchSkins inside-out and washing them before first use. They will soften and fade after multiple washings, just like a pair of favorite old jeans. The 6 x 6 inch pouch is designed to hold a traditional sandwich, but the bag has many creative and practical uses - e.g., lipsticks, dog treats, ice, pacifiers, baby toiletries, travel cosmetic cases, and many, many more. You may personalize your LunchSkins with a permanent marker on the nameplate.
Thanks to the wonderful people at The Green Ostrich, they want to share a LunchSkin with one OneMommaSavingMoney reader.  1 winner (Continental U.S.) will receive the same LunchSkin,  I reviewed!

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Enter to #win a  LunchSkin from The Green Ostrich and  @OneMommaSavingM

Giveaway will end at 5 p.m. EST on November 16, 2010

 Disclaimer:  I  received a lunchskin  to facilitate this review.   All opinions are my own.  I was not compensated in any other way.  For my full disclosure policy please click here