UPDATE #2: THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. Winner is #3, Tammi.
UPDATE: Because my site was experiencing techincal issues that prevented some people from entering this giveaway, I am re-posting and extending it until Tuesday, 9/18/12 at 3PM EST. The issue has since been resolved! :-)
I think it’s safe to assume that most of us with school age kids are either back into the school groove or slowly working ourselves there. This is week number 4 for my 1st grader, and while going to all day/every day school has been an adjustment, it has been a wonderful thing (for both mom and daughter, thankfully)!
Lunch is an important part of our kids’ day – whether packed or purchased at school. However, I had no idea how much waste is generated by all of those lunches! The EPA estimates that 31 tons of plastic waste was generated in 2012, and only 12% of the plastic bags, sacks, and wraps created were recycled. Additionally, every school lunch creates an average of 67 pounds of trash per school year. That means, just one average-size middle school creates over 40,000 pounds of lunch waste each year!
I’m excited to let you know that Annie’s Homegrown, Stonyfield YoKids, Honest Kids and Seventh Generation have teamed up for the second consecutive year to help curb lunchtime waste by offering families free Kids Konserve reusable lunch sacks this back-to-school season!
Through 10/31/12, you can receive a FREE Kids Konserve lunch sack when you purchase 2 participating products.
Eligible products include:
- Any Annie’s Homegrown item
- Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt 6-packs or Squeezers
- Honest Kids Organic Drinks 8-pack carton or 64-ounce bottle
- Seventh Generation Disinfectants (sprays or wipes)
The re-useable lunch sacks are washable, made of recycled cotton and eliminate a great deal of waste that would otherwise occur from the use of daily paper or plastic lunch bags. You can request up to 3 bags per household, while supplies last.
I am thrilled that Annie’s has given me 1 Kids Konserve Lunch Sack PLUS 4 awesome FREE Product Coupons to giveaway to 1 lucky winner! (coupons include: FREE Honest Kids Juice (8 ct), FREE Annie’s Homegrown Product (max. $7.25), FREE YoKids Organic Yogurt (6 pk or 8 pk), and FREE Seventh Generation Laundry Product (max. value $18.75)
What am I giving away?
1 Kids Konserve Lunch Sack and 4 FREE product coupons
How can you win?
1) Mention the Annie’s Back to School Promotion (Link here: http://www.annies.com/backtoschool) on at least 1 of your social media channels (Facebook, Twitter etc..), then come back here and leave a comment letting me know where you posted about it. (provide a link, please)
You can earn up to 2 bonus entries:
1) Leave a comment letting me know what your best lunch waste reduction tip is OR what “brain boosting” food item(s) you add to your kid(s) lunch(es).
2) 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?
Friday, September 18 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 4 days that another winner will be chosen.
Disclosure: This giveaway was sponsored by Annie’s Homegrown. Opinions expressed here are strictly my own. View my disclosure policy here.