Strawesome Prize Pack Giveaway | 2012 Back to School Bash #wingiveaways

by Marcy on August 2, 2012 · 157 comments

We go through a lot of plastic straws in our house, so I was intrigued when I was given the opportunity to review glass straws from Strawesome. Glass straws? I truly didn’t know what to expect.

Strawesome was founded in 2009 and is a family-owned company located in Michigan. They offer fun, safe reusable glass drinking straws with the intent of reducing the use of non-biodegradable plastics being dumped in landfills every day.

Strawesome glass straws are hand-made in Michigan of borosilicate glass – which is toxin and BPA free and extremely durable. This glass is both dishwasher and microwave safe, and Strawesome is so confident in this product that they offer free replacement if your straw(s) break, AND a money back guarantee if you aren’t satisfied with your purchase.

I received an assortment of straws to try, and while I was a little skeptical at first, I really do like them! I like the variety of colors and designs – it is easy to designate one straw per family member – and I’ll even consider sending these to school in my first grader’s lunch box. In the long run I can see these saving my family money. The fact that they are dishwasher safe is icing on the cake!

You can learn all about Strawesome and the products they offer on their website, Facebook and Twitter.

One lucky winner will receive a Mega Straw set ($58.99 value) and a Kids Set of 4 ($33.99 value) to try for themselves!

What am I giving away?

One winner will receive a Mega Straw set ($58.99 value) and a Kids Set of 4 ($33.99 value).

How can you win?

You can enter up to 4 times:

1) Leave a comment letting me know what your favorite drink to drink out of a straw is. (Note: Scroll to the bottom of this post and click “Post Comment”. You must be on my site – you can’t do this through a reader.)

2) Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter:

Enter to win a @BeStrawesome glass drinking straw giveaway pack! @StretchingABuck http://www.stretchingabuckblog.com/?p=47704 #wingiveaways

3) “Like” Stretching a Buck on Facebook (if you already do, promote this contest on your page)

4) Subscribe to my feed or email newsletter and stay on top of all of the deals that I write about each week! If you already subscribe, please leave a separate comment letting me know that you are currently a subscriber (thank you!).

Who is eligible?

You must have a valid US address to be eligible

When does this giveaway end?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 3PM EST

The winner will be chosen via the random number generator at random.org and will be notified via email. Please note that if I do not hear from the winner within 2 days that another winner will be chosen.

Good Luck!

Enter my other 2012 Back to School Giveaways here!

Be sure to enter for your chance to win on these blogs as well:


This post sponsored by Strawesome as part of the Win Giveaways 2012 Back to School Giveaway Bash. This post was written by me and was not edited by the sponsor. Read more in my disclosure policy. Find more information on the terms for this giveaway on the Win Giveaways Facebook page.


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1 Amy August 2, 2012 at 2:53 PM

I saw these in a store recently and thought “I must get these!”. My favorite drink to drink through a straw is iced coffee!

2 Amy August 2, 2012 at 2:54 PM

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3 Zemma Charles August 2, 2012 at 3:01 PM

I love drinking milkshakes out of a straw…its the only way to drink them!

4 Zemma August 2, 2012 at 3:02 PM

I subscribe to your feed!

5 Zemma August 2, 2012 at 3:02 PM

I tweeted about this giveaway

6 Zemma August 2, 2012 at 3:04 PM

I promoted this giveaway on fb

7 Kim August 2, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I use a straw for all of my iced drinks!

8 Cathy August 2, 2012 at 3:22 PM

My favorite drink to drink through a straw is iced tea.

9 Cathy August 2, 2012 at 3:22 PM

I’m an email subscriber.

10 jo August 2, 2012 at 3:40 PM

iced espresso is my favorite to drink with straw

11 jo August 2, 2012 at 3:41 PM

i am currently a subscriber

12 Ashley S August 2, 2012 at 3:58 PM

I love drinking smoothies I make with a straw!

13 Ashley S August 2, 2012 at 3:58 PM

I ‘liked’ you on facebook.

14 Ashley S August 2, 2012 at 3:58 PM

I am currently a subscriber.

15 Tiffany Winner August 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

iced coffee or smoothies
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16 Tiffany Winner August 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM
17 Tiffany Winner August 2, 2012 at 5:15 PM

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18 Tiffany Winner August 2, 2012 at 5:16 PM
19 Jessica Beard August 2, 2012 at 5:29 PM

I like a straw with all drinks-lemonade, soft drinks, etc.

20 Jessica Beard August 2, 2012 at 5:30 PM
21 Jessica Beard August 2, 2012 at 5:30 PM

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22 Jessica Beard August 2, 2012 at 5:31 PM

I’m a fan on facebook. Jessica Wilson Beard jj250@aol.com

23 Brooke F. August 2, 2012 at 5:44 PM

I make smoothies every day for the family and we go through TONS of straws. I used the plastic reusable ones for a while, but decided they were going to make us sick, since I couldn’t be sure they were clean inside. These are an interesting idea!

24 Brooke F. August 2, 2012 at 5:47 PM

I subscribe via RSS feed

25 Jennifer Peaslee August 2, 2012 at 6:06 PM

I love drinking anything that has ice with a straw – the ice against my teeth sometimes hurts, and I don’t like the ‘slurping’ you have to do to keep from ingesting the ice itself! Soda, lemonade, water, milkshakes, and rum and coke are my favorite straw drinks!

26 Jennifer Peaslee August 2, 2012 at 6:07 PM

I am an email subscriber!

27 Connie August 2, 2012 at 6:10 PM

My favorite drink to drink using a straw would be ice tea.

28 Connie August 2, 2012 at 6:11 PM

I like you on facebook.

29 Connie August 2, 2012 at 6:12 PM

I’m an email subscriber.

30 Kait Ferry August 2, 2012 at 6:31 PM

I like ginger ale

31 Stephanie August 2, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Shakes and Iced Coffees!

32 Kait Ferry August 2, 2012 at 6:33 PM

I tweeted @couponkait

33 Stephanie August 2, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Email subscriber!

34 Kait Ferry August 2, 2012 at 6:34 PM

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35 Veronica Reichman August 2, 2012 at 7:24 PM

I love to drink iced coffee and water out of straws…would love to give the glass straws a try!

36 Veronica Reichman August 2, 2012 at 7:26 PM

I am currently a newsletter subscriber.

37 Veronica Reichman August 2, 2012 at 7:29 PM

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38 jeri August 2, 2012 at 8:44 PM

I am a email follower

39 jeri August 2, 2012 at 8:44 PM

i am a facebook fan

40 jeri August 2, 2012 at 8:45 PM

I would have to say milk

41 Milian O August 2, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I love to drink milkshakes through a straw.

42 Milian O August 2, 2012 at 9:26 PM

I’m an email subscriber.

43 Kortnye Victory August 2, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Email subscriber.

44 Kortnye Victory August 2, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Being from Texas, I love my sweet tea from a straw.

45 Rachel August 2, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Would love to use these in our Mason jars of ice water….!!!

46 Melissa August 2, 2012 at 11:33 PM

I love to drink strawberry lemonade out of a straw

47 Melissa August 2, 2012 at 11:34 PM

I am an email subscriber!

48 Melissa August 2, 2012 at 11:36 PM

I subscribe to your Facebook page!

49 rui August 2, 2012 at 11:42 PM

smoothies, yummy

50 Tara Liebing August 2, 2012 at 11:53 PM

I like to drink pop with a straw

51 Tara Liebing August 2, 2012 at 11:55 PM
52 Tara Liebing August 2, 2012 at 11:59 PM

I like stretching a Buck on fb

53 Tara Liebing August 2, 2012 at 11:59 PM

I subscribe to your emails

54 Ashley S. August 3, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Every morning I take a big glass of peach tea to work with me. I would love some reusable straws to go with it!

55 Ashley S. August 3, 2012 at 12:54 AM
56 Ashley S. August 3, 2012 at 12:54 AM

I subscribe to you in Google Reader.

57 Crystal August 3, 2012 at 4:32 AM

I love to drink Iced Coffee with straws. I make my own and go through a lot of straws. My daughter likes using multiple straws at once in her drinks, so these would come in handy.

58 Crystal August 3, 2012 at 4:33 AM

I am an email subscriber.

59 Mari August 3, 2012 at 10:07 AM

I’m an email subscriber :)

60 dawn taylor August 3, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Iced tea is my favorite drink to use a straw! I would love to try these, I don’t buy straws because I hate throwing away all that plastic, but my family really likes using them! Thanks for the chance to win!!

61 dawn taylor August 3, 2012 at 11:15 AM

I love your daily emails!

62 dawn taylor August 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM

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63 dawn taylor August 3, 2012 at 11:21 AM
64 nooreen August 3, 2012 at 11:52 AM

We love to drink chocolate milk with straws!

65 nooreen August 3, 2012 at 11:52 AM

I am an email subscriber

66 Camiele August 3, 2012 at 1:51 PM

I like to drink daquiri’s with a straw!

67 Camiele August 3, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Tweeted it on Twitter.

68 Camiele August 3, 2012 at 1:51 PM

I am a fan of yours on Facebook.

69 Camiele August 3, 2012 at 1:52 PM

I subscribe through a reader.

70 Sara August 3, 2012 at 3:25 PM

I love chocolate milkshakes.

71 Tian H August 3, 2012 at 5:56 PM

I love strawberry juice, thank you.

72 sheri grennille August 3, 2012 at 8:08 PM

currently – passion lemonade copycat from starbucks!

73 sheri grennille August 3, 2012 at 8:08 PM
74 sheri grennille August 3, 2012 at 8:09 PM

i liked and shared your facebook post because i already liked you!

75 sheri grennille August 3, 2012 at 8:10 PM

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76 Cindy August 3, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Our favorite drink is Pepsi.

77 Cindy August 3, 2012 at 8:20 PM
78 Cindy August 3, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Email subscriber.

79 Cindy August 3, 2012 at 8:22 PM
80 Sarah C August 3, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Fountain Sprite!

81 Sarah C August 3, 2012 at 8:26 PM

email subscriber

82 LaTanya August 3, 2012 at 9:59 PM

I like Iced tea

83 LaTanya August 3, 2012 at 9:59 PM

I like you on facebook

84 LaTanya August 3, 2012 at 10:00 PM

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85 LaTanya August 3, 2012 at 10:02 PM
86 Lori S August 4, 2012 at 12:35 AM

I love drinking water.

Thanks!

87 Lori S August 4, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Email subscriber

Thanks!

88 Lori S August 4, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Facebook fan

Thanks!

89 Kerry G August 4, 2012 at 12:57 AM

I love to drink Iced Tea with a straw :)

90 Kerry G August 4, 2012 at 12:59 AM

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91 Rodella August 4, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Ilove to use a straw with rootbeer floats!

92 Gloria August 4, 2012 at 1:07 PM

I love drinking margaritas through a straw :)

93 Lynda Del August 4, 2012 at 3:16 PM

I love drinking smoothies!

94 Lynda Del August 4, 2012 at 3:17 PM
95 Lynda Del August 4, 2012 at 3:18 PM

I LIKE you on Facebook. ID: Lynda C.

96 Lynda Del August 4, 2012 at 3:18 PM

I’m a subscriber via Google reader.

97 Rebecca A August 4, 2012 at 7:54 PM

I follow you on facebook!

98 Rebecca A August 4, 2012 at 7:55 PM

I drink almost everything through a straw.

99 Carol W August 4, 2012 at 9:52 PM

I like to drink chocolate milk with a straw. thanks
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100 Carol W August 4, 2012 at 9:53 PM

I like you on facebook as carol wegs and shared the giveaway. thanks
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101 Carol W August 4, 2012 at 9:53 PM

I subscribe via email. thanks
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102 Pauline T August 5, 2012 at 2:05 AM

fruit smoothies or daiquiri – – Pauline T ….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

103 Pauline T August 5, 2012 at 2:14 AM

I tweeted about this giveaway @emscout9 (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)…https://twitter.com/emscout9/status/231992594345902080

104 Pauline T August 5, 2012 at 2:20 AM

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106 debbie jackson August 5, 2012 at 8:09 AM

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108 debbie jackson August 5, 2012 at 8:11 AM
109 Sue D August 5, 2012 at 9:44 AM

I like to drink smoothies with a straw.

110 Tabathia B August 5, 2012 at 5:41 PM

I love trying to drink vanilla milkshakes through a straw

111 Tabathia B August 5, 2012 at 5:45 PM
112 Tabathia B August 5, 2012 at 5:49 PM

email subscriber

113 Tabathia B August 5, 2012 at 5:50 PM

like on facebook (michelle b)

114 jeannine s August 5, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Iced chai latte

115 jeannine s August 5, 2012 at 8:12 PM
116 jeannine s August 5, 2012 at 8:12 PM
117 Natalie J Vandenberghe August 5, 2012 at 8:51 PM

My favorite drink to enjoy through a straw is called San Antonio Punch–Thanks for the giveaway!
I’m hoping to win this because every member of my family likes to drink through a straw ;)

118 Natalie J Vandenberghe August 5, 2012 at 8:55 PM
119 Natalie J Vandenberghe August 5, 2012 at 8:59 PM

already a subscriber

120 Natalie J Vandenberghe August 5, 2012 at 9:00 PM

I already like you on Facebook. When I clicked to share your giveaway post, I wasn’t able to (I don’t know why–and I tried more than once). Sorry

121 jennifer w. August 6, 2012 at 1:13 AM

my daughter will drink anything out of a straw!
we love fresh juice and smoothies with straws too.

122 jennifer w. August 6, 2012 at 1:14 AM

i am a fan on FB

123 jennifer w. August 6, 2012 at 1:14 AM

i subscribe to your emails

124 Tammy Sorensen August 6, 2012 at 7:34 AM

My son uses straws in everything…milk, juice, tea, water. LOVE them!

125 Denise August 6, 2012 at 7:48 AM

What a great idea… I like to drink everything with a straw.

126 Michelle August 6, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Love these! We go though tons of straws at our house. This would be perfect and helping us go green!

127 Sandy August 6, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Iced coffee works well with a straw.

128 Sandy August 6, 2012 at 9:29 AM

I am an email subscriber.

129 Shannon Driscoll Stout August 6, 2012 at 10:32 AM

I like drinking summer drinks out of a straw: lemonade varieties, iced tea, and especially thick milkshakes!!

130 Shannon Driscoll Stout August 6, 2012 at 10:32 AM

I follow you via facebook.

131 Mel brock August 6, 2012 at 10:44 AM

One of my all time favorite drinks is a Mango Lassi; whenever I am in an Indian restaurant, this is what I order!

132 Geriann August 6, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Love to drink a milkshake out of a straw

133 Geriann August 6, 2012 at 11:31 AM

I like you on FB

134 laura ari August 6, 2012 at 12:50 PM

I like to drink water through a straw. It makes it easier to drink more.

135 laura ari August 6, 2012 at 12:51 PM

I like you on FB

136 Kristeen August 6, 2012 at 1:02 PM

My favorite thing to drink with a straw is a chocolate milkshake. :o)

137 Christy Anderson August 6, 2012 at 2:19 PM

I like to drink chocolate milk out of a straw.

138 Christy Anderson August 6, 2012 at 2:20 PM

I like Stretching A Buck on facebook!

139 Christy Anderson August 6, 2012 at 2:20 PM

I’m an email subscriber!

140 ANDRIEAN August 6, 2012 at 2:38 PM

I love drinking milkshakes out of a straw.

141 Christy Miller August 6, 2012 at 3:03 PM

I love drinking milkshakes with a straw :)

142 Nicole August 7, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Frozen drinks ALWAYS need a straw.

143 Nicole August 7, 2012 at 1:17 AM

I am a Facebook Fan.

144 Nicole August 7, 2012 at 1:17 AM

I am also an email subscriber.

145 Stephanie O August 7, 2012 at 3:30 PM

My favorite drink to drink from straw is iced tea & my kids chocolate milk. Shuttermom77 at gmail dot com

146 Ralph J August 8, 2012 at 3:10 AM

I like to drink cookies and cream milkshakes out of a straw. Delicious!

147 Sandy August 8, 2012 at 10:47 AM

I liked Stretching a Buck on facebook.

148 Karla August 8, 2012 at 12:20 PM

I love to drink smoothies with a straw!

149 Karla August 8, 2012 at 12:21 PM

I tweeted about the giveaway.

150 Karla August 8, 2012 at 12:21 PM

I promoted on Facebook by liking the post.

151 Karla August 8, 2012 at 12:22 PM

I subscribe to the e-mail.

152 Milian o August 8, 2012 at 2:04 PM

I love to drink fresh fruit smoothies out of a straw.

153 Milian o August 8, 2012 at 2:06 PM

I subscribe to emails.

154 Erica Best August 8, 2012 at 2:34 PM

i love ice water

155 Erica Best August 8, 2012 at 2:35 PM

i am following with email

156 Erica Best August 8, 2012 at 2:41 PM
157 Erica Best August 8, 2012 at 2:41 PM

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