Do You Forget Your Resuable Grocery Bags? Win a Bagnesia Reminder Kit!

I want to reuse more, recycle more and be good to the environment but let’s face it, life is busy and I’m a Mum.  Mums have little time on their hands to remember every little item necessary to making this a greener planet.  Sure we want to for our kids and our kids’ kids but it is hard. 
Take plastic containers.  I badly want to use them to store things in the fridge but in a pinch when I can’t find the lid to one I reach for the ziploc bags.  I want to wash the counter tops or floor with a cloth but when something is dropped my reflux is to reach for the paper towels. I badly want to use reusable bags at the grocery store.  In fact I have around 10 that I’ve collected just for that purpose and I *loathe* the myriad of plastic ones that build up but, I forget.  There I’ve said it.  In a mad dash to unbuckle Isaac, run into the grocery store for a few quick things before he decides he’s had enough, somewere in between all that I forget the bags that are located in the car.  Every time.
So when Bagnesia (how great is the name?!) contacted me and asked me if I wanted to try their reminder kit I thought I’d be a perfect fit.   Check it out: reusable bag, door hanger, small pouch and best yet: Steering wheel reminder.  Seriously I love it for this feature alone and now the folks over at Bagnesia are going to give one of my readers the chance to win one of these kits too.

So how do you win? Tell me if you’re a resuable bag user or a forgetter like me by leaving a comment. Don’t know how to leave a comment? See this.

**Want more ways to win? These are worth one additional entry total. (1 entry)
Blog about the contest on your site OR tweet OR Facebook about it and lemme know.
Tweet this: Win a reusable bag reminder kit at from @mummydeals and @bagnesia.
** Want yet one more way? Subscribe to my email feeds OR follow me. If you’re already a subscriber and you tell me, you get an extra entry. If you’re not, subscribe and then lemme know to get an extra entry! (1 entry)

Contest closes on Wednesday December 30 at midnight and the winner will be picked randomly (by and announced on Thurs December 31. Don’t forget to leave a way for me to contact you!

I blog with integrity: I wasn’t paid for this review but I was given the Bagnesia reminder kit to try out and am giving one away to one of my readers.


  1. EricaThomas says:

    I forget! I even put them in my car, but forget to bring them in the store.

  2. EricaThomas says:

    I subscribe via Google Reader

  3. I use reusable bags….but sometimes I leave them in the car

  4. I subscribe to your RSS feed!

  5. Jeff & Carrie Seeley says:

    I almost always remember at Aldis, but other than that I am too a forgetter who would like to be better.

  6. I remember about half the time and half the time I get in a hurry too and forget! This seems like a really great idea!
    kakool at netnitco dot net

  7. I follow and subscribe!
    kakool at netnitco dot net

  8. How cute! I forget mine so much and I can't stand it! Would love to win this! 😉

  9. I tweeted and followed you on Twitter too!

  10. Oh and I already subscribe and follow you on your blog! 😉

  11. says:

    I love resuable bags! Use them whenever possible, especially my weekly trip to Aldi!

  12. says:

    I'm a daily follower!

  13. I would have to say I am a "Forgetter"! I stuff all my reusuable bags into 1 and I still can't remember to grab them before heading out.

  14. I usually try to remember, but more often then not I forget! Would like to be better about this though!!!

  15. i subscribe!

  16. I use reuseable bags and love them!

  17. racheleschmucker at gmail dot com says:

    I have a handful of re-usable bags, but I also seem to always forget them! I try to leave them in my car so I have always have them with me, but I still often forget.

  18. bombshit19 says:

    I use the huge blue Ikea bags that Ikea sells at the checkout register for less than a dollar. Just one will generally hold an entire grocery order. I have two, but probably only use them a third of the time because I'm always leaving them in the house. The steering wheel reminder would be great!

  19. I forget more than I remember, but I am getting better about it. I have been implementing "tricks" to help me like hanging them on the door to the garage when they're empty. Been following you and subscribed a while ago, as well as a Facebook fan. Love your tips and tricks! 🙂

  20. I am a reuse bag woman. I use plastic bags as my trash bowl (like RachaelRay) while cooking. I also use them in my small trash cans around the house. But I also have the cloth bags that I take to the grocery store.
    Ruth R.

  21. Reusable bags…. I am an email subscriber.
    Ruth R

  22. Cool giveaway.



  23. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful giveaway!!


  24. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful giveaway!!


  25. I try to always reuse my bags but sometimes I will forget, I would have to say it depends more on how hectic my day is going.

  26. I would love to win. I subscribe to your emails 🙂

  27. I posted on my facebook for everyone to come sign up.

  28. I've got lots of reusable bags…my problem is……..I use them for one trip and then forget to put them back in the car!!! I even have one bag big enough to fit all the other in……I try so hard to use the reusable ones, but life has a tendency to get in the way!!! Some of the stores I shop at give me credit for using reusable bag….so it's really costing me money not using them!!

    Love your site!!

    Kris Henderson

  29. i would love a reusable bag frances werner 415 chappel calumet city ill 60409

  30. I LOVE my reusable bags! I always keep them in the trunk of my car, and have gotten in the habit of (pretty much) always remembering them. When I'm done unloading the groceries in my house, I leave the reusable bags by the door so I remember to put them back in the trunk. I love this Bagnesia picture because it looks like they include produce bags! I am always looking for good ideas so I can put an END to those annoying, wasteful produce bags from the store. Love your blog! Keep up the good work

  31. I have about 10 bags myself stored in the van. I am always forgetting them. My hubby rolls his eyes when I buy (or bought) any. A reminder would great!!!

  32. I am a subscriber to your email newsletter. It's great. I love it!

  33. I follow and subscribe!!!

  34. Thanks for the chance! I, too, can have a brain like a sieve!
    donnaecrum at msn dot com

  35. I also subscribe!
    donnacecrum at msn dot com

  36. Huzzah! We love the reusable bags. They are great for toting all things around, not just groceries.

  37. I'm a forgetter for sure. I tend to remember better if the store pays me to bring my own bags though.

  38. Jeff & Carrie Seeley says:

    I am a subscriber

  39. I keep them in my car too BUT never remember to take them in. My grocery store even pays for us to use reusable bags and I can't remember!

  40. On a good day I remember, on a bad day I forget.

  41. I started using reusable bags when CVS came out with their green bag tag. I love the idea, but I do often forgot my bag. 🙁 I should just keep it in my purse, but the one I own is too bulky.

  42. I love my reusable bags. I have a bagnesia bag and clip it to my purse so I have it with me all the time.

  43. email subscriber

  44. sometimes they even make it into the cart and i forget to use them!!

  45. You are my twin sister, I do the very same thing!

  46. I usually forget to bring them. Occassionally, I have even brought them as far as the checkout and realized after the fact that it is still hanging on my arm like a purse :(!!

  47. I am proud of you for remembering to at least get them as far as into the car.. I am the one who forgets them in the house.. Ugh, almost always.. without fail..

  48. I forget! They get stashed in my closet and never see the light of day again. Sad.

  49. I am a subscriber!

  50. I have my kids try to help me remember to use them!

  51. I've even brought them into the store and forgot while the bagger was putting up my things to tell her I had bags already. Agh! I'd love this!

  52. I always have the bags hanging by the back door before I go to get in the car-only thing is they usually stay by the back door. I do use them at school to bring things home.

  53. I would LOOOOVVEEE a reminder for my reusable bags. Between remembering my store card, the coupons and getting the kids in the store with me (also important lol!) I leave my bags behind about 50% of the time. Keep up the great work on your blog!

  54. i am a reusable bag user!!!

  55. I remember them about 80% of the time.

    sarahkayjordan at sbcglobal dot net

  56. I often forget mine… and I don't even have kids yet!

  57. I subscribe!

  58. I forget too!

  59. I forget my bags all the time. Thanks for the chance to win.

  60. I subscribe thru e-mail.

  61. I'm very faithful about using reusable bags. I'm always preaching to my friends about the importance of this, so I certainly can't let them catch me at the grocery store without my reusable bags!

  62. I mostly remember to bring my bags into the store.

  63. I susbscribe via bloglines

  64. This is perfect. I too purchased alot of those reusable bags. They sat in my van for along time and I constantly forgot to bring them in the store with me. I would come out of the grocery store and go to put the groceries in the trunk and discover the 10+ reusable bags sitting right there. I just want to kick myself every time. I wonder where those bags have run off too now??? I guess the hubby thought that I didn't use them so he stashed them somewhere, hmmmmm.
    susan @ homegrownlearning . net

  65. I tweeted about this giveaway.


  66. I subscribe to your blog via email.

    susan @ homegrownlearning . net

  67. I seem to forget mine in the trunk of my car half the time. At least now I no longer feel like I'm the only one.

    babsij at sbcglobal dot net

  68. I try to remember! But, sometimes I forget.

  69. I use plastic bags but they are so useful to me with the dirty liners from the cloth diapers

    lkrooswyk at gmail dot com

  70. I'm a forgetter but I'm working very hard on changing.

  71. adam and jenn says:

    I would love some help remembering my reusable bags – I usually use them for my big shopping trips (and try not to shop with the kids, which helps) but rarely remember them for the quick trips. I also subscribe to your blog – jcherry762 at verizon dot net – thanks so much!!

  72. stephanie m says:

    🙁 I forget everywhere except cvs.. go figure.

    I even hung the bags inside a larger bag, in my laundry room.. (which is by the garage door… how I leave the house)

    maybe I should leave some in my and my husbands car.. no excuese then??!!?!

    holyone 00 @

  73. I use them at Aldi and no where else. I still like getting the plastic ones at the grocery store as I use them for bathroom garbage bags and for dirty diapers. Maybe if all stores did what Aldi does I would use reusable all the time. I've even stopped buying the reusable bags because I don't use the ones I have. I do feel bad about this. The steering wheel reminder sounds like a great idea and would probably help me a lot. wrzylstra at gmail dot com

  74. jakewinston says:

    I'm an email subscriber — and forget my bags almost all the time.

  75. I'm a forgetter! I have plenty of reusable bags but can't seem to remember to get them out of the car either.

  76. I subscribe via google reader.

  77. I forget 🙁

  78. I remember them most of the time because they sit in the front passenger seat so I see them when I go to get out of the car. If they get moved, then I forget them.

  79. It's a toss up. I sometimes remember and sometimes forget. I tried to convince Target to give me 25cents more because I have remembered and they never gave me my $….she didn't believe me ~oh well

  80. I get your emails 🙂

  81. I can't remember what I ate for breakfast so bringing in the bags is out of the question!!! I try…they are in the back seat of the car!!!

  82. I am also a subscriber…I remember to check my e-mail but taking the bags into the store with me just hasn't happened yet!!!

  83. I shop everywhere with my cloth bags! My local CVS told me that I was the ONLY one who ever brought in bags – it made me so sad 🙁

  84. I already subscribe 🙂

  85. juliekujawa at comcast dot net
    I love my re-usable bags…..but sometimes forget them in the car. I've been known to go back to get them.

  86. Terra Jones says:

    sigh. I'm a forgetter. They have a permanent spot in the van…very sad


  87. Terra Jones says:

    I follow your blog


  88. I've gotten a lot better at remembering my Strack's bags because they credit me .05/bag every time I use them. They originally cost me .99 each and I'm sure I'm making money on them now.

  89. I forget!!! I am like you, and in the quest to get in and out of the store(s) quickly, I leave the bags!

  90. I am already a subscriber by email.

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