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Go Green with Kroger Giveaway: $25 Gift Cards

by Tara Kuczykowski on April 16, 2009 · 301 comments

Win a $25 Kroger Gift CardLooking for another green freebie? Well, look no further. Kroger wants to give you a reusable shopping bag just for entering their reusable shopping bag contest. All you have to do is design your own reusable shopping tote, and they'll credit your Kroger card for the cost of one of their bags.

Even better? When you submit your design, others will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite design. Great prizes will be awarded to the top 10 bag designs, with one lucky designer winning a $1,000 Kroger gift card and the chance for their bag design to be sold in stores. Judges will also select four finalists who will receive $250 Kroger gift cards and five runners-up who will receive $100 Kroger gift cards!

How's that for an incentive to go green? And yes, that's my not-so-creative bag pictured above.

Need another incentive?

Kroger has generously given me two $25 gift cards to pass on to two lucky winners to help draw attention to their green efforts. I hope you'll all take a minute to create a bag and submit your design!

How can you win?

Share your biggest barrier to using reusable shopping totes. Is it hard to remember them? Do you have difficulties bagging your items? Would a small credit for using them be an incentive? Can you think of any ways to solve the issue? I'm just interested in your thoughts on the whole issue.

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Every reader has three methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, or three for up to a total of 3 entries!!!

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. Tell me what your biggest barrier to using reusable shopping totes.

2. Add Deal Seeking Mom to your blogroll or add my badge to your sidebar. Make sure to come back and leave the link to your site in a separate comment!

3. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

Prize:
(2) $25 Kroger Gift Cards

This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Saturday, April 18th. I’ll use Random.org to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email on Sunday, April 19th and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!

{ 301 comments }

1 Sheryl April 16, 2009 at 5:28 pm

I also subscribe :)

2 Mary April 16, 2009 at 5:46 pm

I also subscribed i use my bags all the time now

3 Amy Cranston April 16, 2009 at 5:49 pm

I LOVE reusable bags for all my shopping. I keep them in the back of my suv in one of the bags. I always have to get my notebook and bag with coupons, so I open the back door and see them. I rarely forget. If I do, I'll buy 1 or 2 and use paper bags for the other things. I do have them put my packaged meat items in plastic bags before putting them in my bags, because that's a mess I never want to have again. I think it would be nice if my stores would give a credit for using them... I'm always looking for ways to save, even a few cents at a time. I, too, use my bags for other personal things. They are great for a "toy bin" or "book bin" in the car, and stash easily if they're empty. I have an ever-growing collection. I am always looking for new designs.

4 brandy April 16, 2009 at 6:11 pm

Just remembering to take them in. I haven't gotten into the habit yet so I don't remember until I get into the checkout lane. What I'm going to do is leave the bags in my passenger seat with my coupons so that I will see them.

5 brandy April 16, 2009 at 6:11 pm

I subscribe!

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6 brandy April 16, 2009 at 6:12 pm

You are on my blogroll @ cravingsavings.blogspot.com!

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7 Jo April 16, 2009 at 6:12 pm

I always use reusable bag or paper bags at Kroger.

8 Libby Sellers April 16, 2009 at 6:15 pm

By far my biggest hindrance to reusable bags is forgetting them! then if i have them i forget to give them to the checker cuz i'm sorting through my coupons!!

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9 Tisa April 16, 2009 at 6:35 pm

My biggest obstacle to using them is to remember to take them with me! Ugh!

10 jenny April 16, 2009 at 6:38 pm

I love reusable bags and I somehow even remember to bring them to the store all the time! However, I tend to have 2 problems with them... I always bring in a bag from another store (like bringing a target bag into Kroger....) and carrying in a screaming toddler, her cup, my purse, my cart cover, and whatever toy she cares about at the moment, all while locking the car door and avoiding getting run over by other cars is really stressful!! Haha... I am sure we have all been there before!
Thanks for the giveaway! This would sure help out a ton!!

11 Jennifer April 16, 2009 at 6:48 pm

I cannot, for the life of me, remember to bring them into the store. Shame on me!

12 Celeste April 16, 2009 at 6:48 pm

I can't remember to take them into the store with me. When I do remember it is at the stores that give $.05 credits for it, so for me at least, incentives help a lot.

13 Jennifer April 16, 2009 at 6:49 pm

I have added your badge to my sidebar. Thanks!

14 Celeste April 16, 2009 at 6:49 pm

I also subscribe

15 Jennifer April 16, 2009 at 6:49 pm

I just subscribed via email. Thanks!

16 Deborah April 16, 2009 at 6:52 pm

I am a subscriber!

17 Sheri April 16, 2009 at 6:55 pm

For me the biggest barrier was not having enough of them to hold all of my groceries.

18 Sheri April 16, 2009 at 6:56 pm

I am a subscriber!

19 Nancy April 16, 2009 at 7:22 pm

I forget them, its one more thing to carry in with me (as if my monkey's aren't enough), they cost money paper and plastic ones are free (at least for now) : )

20 Jennie H April 16, 2009 at 7:45 pm

I used to forget them all the time! But now my bag of bags goes right back into my car after I've put the groceries way. I keep them on the front seat/floor so I see them. I love that Kroger and HyVee give a 5 cent credit for each bag I bring in. Every little bit helps!!

21 maritta April 16, 2009 at 8:08 pm

i subscribe AND the biggest barrier is FORGETTING the bags in the car ---- however --- those stores that offer a stipend (local ellwoods and ukrops give $.05 off ber provided bag) are MUCH easier to remember --- or make that trip BACK to the car!

22 robin April 16, 2009 at 8:13 pm

I just don't have enough bags, but I'm working on it!

23 Angela April 16, 2009 at 8:49 pm

I have you in my blog roll.

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24 Angela April 16, 2009 at 8:50 pm

I subscribe to your blog in my Google reader.

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25 4mommyo4 April 16, 2009 at 8:58 pm

I subscribe to this awesome blog already... My biggest problem in using reusable bags is that I don't have enough. I shop for a family of 6 people and I always seem to need more bags than I have for groceries! It was much easier to use them before I had so many people to shop for.

26 Ellen April 16, 2009 at 9:30 pm

I love using my reusable bags but in England they give you a discount to use your bags. I really think that would be a great thing to start doing over here in the states.

27 Renee Hester April 16, 2009 at 9:37 pm

I subscribe to your email, and see all the giveaways that you do and it states to leave a comment or subscribe, but I never know where to go to do that. Where is the link that allows you to leave a comment for that particular giveaway. I was looking at the 25.00 kroger card one and do not seem to know where to go to find this to leave a comment. And I was just wondering how to do get all these giveaways from companys or business? Just interested in how you do that. Live in the dallas texas area. thanks

28 Karol April 16, 2009 at 9:49 pm

The biggest roadblock is remembering to bring the recyclable bags when I go shopping :-)

29 Lana April 16, 2009 at 9:51 pm

My biggest barrier is remembering to take them in to the stores. Sometimes I even remember to take them in but then get so occupied with my coupons that I forget to give them to the bagger to use. They are much easier to lug around if I would just remember to use them!

30 Lana April 16, 2009 at 9:52 pm

I also subscribe.

31 Stephanie April 16, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Most reusable bags are really ugly! Others have such outrageous costs ($10-$15 each) that you do not feel much incentive to use them.

32 Stephanie April 16, 2009 at 9:53 pm

I also subscribe.

33 Heather R April 16, 2009 at 10:07 pm

I love using these totes, but I always leave them at home. Sometimes I remember to keep a few in my car, but not often.

34 Courtney April 16, 2009 at 10:08 pm

I only have one, and I always end up with it overflowing!

35 Sweet Serendipity April 16, 2009 at 10:25 pm

Hi,
I designed a bag earlier this week and posted about the Kroger contest on my blog. I think it's a great contest...got my free shopping bag from them too :D I do use the reusable totes sometimes, but will admit that I am guilty of bringing them into the house, unloading them and then forgetting them on my way out the door. I love the fold up zippered kind that fold to wallet size to be stashed in a purse. That helps, but I generally need several for a shopping trip and would have to carry a very large purse to tote them all, lol. Still, even using one helps a little, right?

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36 Sweet Serendipity April 16, 2009 at 10:26 pm

I'm a subscriber too!

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37 Jane April 16, 2009 at 10:48 pm

Just haven't been able to remember to take them in the store. I have them in the back of my SUV and there they are when I'm unloading the bags of groceries out of the cart!

38 Barb April 16, 2009 at 10:49 pm

I am usually in such a hurry to even find the time to shop, with my 3 kids (all 2 & under) and working full time, that I'm lucky to get to the store each week...let alone remember to take bags along! (on top of all my coupons! LOL!)

39 Barb April 16, 2009 at 10:50 pm

I also subscribe to your feed via google reader

40 Susan April 16, 2009 at 10:52 pm

My biggest barrier is that I never have enough reusable bags for everything I buy. So despite my good intentions, I still have to use plastic bags for whatever doesn't fit into my half dozen reusable ones.

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41 Susan April 16, 2009 at 10:52 pm

I subscribe via RSS.

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42 Susan April 16, 2009 at 10:53 pm

Your site is listed on my Favorite Resources page - http://cravingthesavings.com/?page_id=14

43 Stacy April 16, 2009 at 11:00 pm

I subscribe to your email!

44 Stacy April 16, 2009 at 11:03 pm

I have bags for different stores but I always forget to put them in the car when I go to the store!

45 Chris in TN April 16, 2009 at 11:17 pm

My first obstacle was having to pay for something I wasnt certain I would use. I got over that barrier by using the free when you purchase Betty Crocker coupon and the Kroger offer you mentioned above. Now that I have the bags, I keep FORGETTING them! After doing it the first time, I made sure I put them in our car. Then I forgot to take them into the store. Maybe I'll remember next time. I'm going to put my coupon box on top of them so I CANT FORGET!

46 Leslie April 16, 2009 at 11:18 pm

My challenge is that I forget my reuseable bag. I like some of the ideas listed above, so I'll have to try them. Thanks!

47 alexis April 16, 2009 at 11:24 pm

I never remember them! Also, I don't have enough o fthem and can't bring myself to buy one.

48 alexis April 16, 2009 at 11:25 pm

I'm a feed subscriber!

49 amy m campbell April 16, 2009 at 11:31 pm

we have lots of the reusable bags - some purchased and some that i made - and we try to keep them in the car, but sometimes we forget to take them in to the store, or we don't take enough in! also, around the house, the bags get comandeered for other things, so the supply in the car shrinks!

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50 amy m campbell April 16, 2009 at 11:31 pm

i also subscribe via email

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