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Friday, October 16, 2009

ChicoBag Review + Giveaway

Reusable bags are all the rage right now. It's almost a trend, I think. It seems like every store you go to has their version of the reusable tote. Don't get me wrong, I think this is a great thing. Reusable bags are not only environmentally friendly, but they hold a ton, and you don't have to worry about your groceries spilling out of the bottom of the bag. I really hate when that happens. I'm really bad about remembering my totes, though, when I go to the store. I really need to work on that.

ChicoBag is a company that is devoted to helping people "kick the single-use bag habit." The great thing about ChicoBags is that they literally stuff down into a pocket inside, so they can be stored anywhere. And they have carabeaner clips, so you can attach it to anything. There are 11 styles of bags, and each style has multiple colors and patterns, so you are sure to find something that you like.
I receieved a bag in the new Messenger line, in the Aluminum color. The small black pouch in the picture shows what it looks like when it's stuffed in itself. I was completely shocked when I pulled out the bag at the sheer size of it! It unfolds into a full size messenger bag with two zippered pockets, two bottle pockets, and a spacious middle pocket. It has an adjustable strap and magnetic closure. The quality of this bag is better than any reusable bag I've ever seen. The material is lightweight and it's made of recycled material, including pop bottles! Very cool. I actually love this bag a lot more than I thought I would. I think it is going to be my husband's diaper bag, since he complains about carrying my pink one. This bag is perfect as an affordable, second, MANLY diaper bag. :D
The Vita line is one of my favorites from ChicoBag. Vita means life, and this bag has been designed to fit every lifestyle. It has a 40-pound weight capacity and shoulder length straps. You can use this bag for groceries, books, clothes, or whatever! There are five different sublines of the Vita bag with a total of 25 colors and patterns. I think the Vintage line is my absolute favorite, in terms of pattern design.
The Sling was the oringal messenger-style bag, with the longer strap, perfect for riding your bike or carrying books to school. Isn't it amazing that these bags are versatile enough to be functional for groceries, but cute and strong enough to use as a book bag?

This is the Original Chicobag. It was created after the Chicobag President took a trip to a local landfill and was shocked by the amount of plastic bags he saw. He decided to sew his own bag, and the rest is history!
The Daypack is also very cool. It's the same lightweight material, in a backpack form. It's durable enough for the adventerous type, and like the others, stuffs into a small pouch when not in use.
I really can't say enough good things about ChicoBag. I was so impressed by the quality and the style. They really aren't like any reusable bag I've ever seen. One lucky reader is going to win a ChicoBag too!!

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Giveaway ends October 26 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen through random.org. **Open to U.S. residents** I received product from the company above in exchange for posting about the product. This is my opinion.

216 comments:

  1. we love the daypack. amypugmire@live.com

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  2. fb fan. amy bolda pugmire. amypugmire@live.com

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  3. I like the messenger bag.
    sd2sf@comcast.net

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  4. I can find the bags at Mayflower Market.
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  5. entered in taste of home
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  6. entered in family starter kit
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  7. I love the nature bag in pom_flower meganew(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  8. I actually have a store within 3 miles of me - Rogers Natural meganew(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  9. I follow your blog meganew(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  10. I subscribe meganew(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  11. I'm a fan on facebook meganew(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  12. I have your button meganew(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  13. I entered the Rembrandt giveaway meganew(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  14. I entered the BetterMe giveaway meganew(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  15. I entered the system mechanic giveaway meganew(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  16. KARMA IS MY FAVORITE
    deefna at gmail dot com

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  17. Show Low, AZ is the nearest store to me
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  18. Chico Bag fan on facebook lorraine delarosa
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  19. following chico bag on twitter @deefna
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  20. following your blog
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  21. I subscribe to Mommy loves giveaways via email
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  22. you fan on facebook and commented lorraine delarosa
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  23. I would love the CHICOBAG MESSENGER rePETe in black. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  24. I can buy these at: River Market Community Coop in Stillwater, MN (two miles from me). Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  25. I am a Facebook Fan of ChicoBag.
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com
    fb name: bridgette.groschen

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  26. I follow ChicoBag on Twitter.
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com
    @joeandbridge

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  27. I follow you publicly! Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  28. I subscribe by email. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  29. I am a Facebook Fan and left a message on your wall. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com
    fb name: bridgette.groschen

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  30. I posted on Facebook:
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    Bridgette Groschen
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  31. I follow you on Twitter (@joeandbridge) and tweeted your giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4926159447

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  32. I entered your Taste of Home giveaway.
    Bridgette Groschen
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  33. I entered your Small Steps Giveaway
    Bridgette Groschen
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  34. I entered your Go Red giveaway.
    Bridgette Groschen
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  35. I entered your Rembrandt giveaway.
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  36. I love the CHICOBAG VITA in Slate. Would love to give it to my Mom for Xmas. Thanks! --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  37. I didn't know I could buy the bags at Whole Foods Market! Now I know! :) --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  38. I follow ChicoBag on Twitter! I'm @sweepstakesgirl! --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  39. I'm following your blog!! =D --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  40. I'm an email subscriber! Thank you! --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  41. I have your button at: http://womenwhowin.blogspot.com. Thanks! --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  42. Entered the Rembrandt Whitening Products giveaway! --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  43. CHICOBAG SLING rePETe is my favorite

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  44. twitter follow them - kgail11

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  45. MCC Bookstore - Maple Woods (College) is where I can find them.

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  46. I love the Karma collection, harmony and serenity are my favorites (must be a favorite of many as they are SOLD OUT!).

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  47. Uhhh...I can get them from my work?! Saint Alphonsus in Boise Idaho. Who knew?!! Guess I had better make a trip to the gift shop!

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  48. CHICOBAG MESSENGER rePETe

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  49. public follower
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  50. twitter follower!
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  51. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4956797055

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  52. I love the Vita, but also the sling..hmm..!!

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  53. I can find these at:

    Natural Rewards Healthfood Store
    3704 C East Broadway
    Pearland, TX 7758

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  54. I entered the taste of home giveaway

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  55. Entered the vista print giveaway

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  56. I love the chico bag vintage collection!

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  57. fave is the CHICOBAG MESSENGER rePETe
    in brownstone
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  58. I can find them at Mesa State College Bookstore
    1151 Elm Ave
    Grand Junction, CO 81501

    about 37 miles from you
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  59. a fan of ChicoBag on Facebook
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  60. follow ChicoBag on twitter
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  61. follower
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  62. I am a subscriber
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  63. I have button
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  64. I like the sling

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  65. email subscriber

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  66. follow blog

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  67. I can find Chico at the Wild Acorn in Manchester MI-closes to me

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  68. entered Better U contest

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  69. I love the sling in the shiitake color!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  70. The messenger is my favorite, I am sucker for bags that I can put across me when I have to hold 2 kids and all their stuff!

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  71. I can purchase at Vitamin Cottage in Denver 5231 Leetsdale Drive

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  72. I follow ChicoBag on twitter mags1978

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  73. I follow via Google Friend Connect

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  74. I sent a tweet RE http://bit.ly/11U8NU

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  75. I like the Chicobag in the vintage line.
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  76. Im also a follower
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  77. I entered the vistaprint photo flip book giveaway
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  78. i enterd the taste of home cookbook
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  79. i entered the eebees adventures dvd giveaway
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  80. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4999513667

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  81. I am your public follower.
    p.s. can you tell me how you got this great giveaway i would love to give away a chico bag on my blog

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  82. wow a store is only a few miles away the health food store i wouldn't have guessed.

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  83. I blogged http://bzzagentroyalty.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-top-giveaways.html

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  84. i have your button and i really want to win this giveaway

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  85. I like CHICOBAG VITA rePETe!

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  86. I can find in Wedge Natural Foods, about 2 miles.

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  87. fan of ChicoBag on Facebook@tcarolinep JessieKatie S.

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  88. Follow ChicoBag on Twitter@tcarolinep

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  89. Mommy Loves Giveaways follower.

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  90. Facebook fan@tcarolinep JessieKatie S. and comment left.

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  91. Facebook status updated with this giveaway
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mommy-Loves-Giveaways/120496433457?ref=ts#/tcarolinep?ref=profile

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  92. http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/ button added.

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  93. http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2009/10/giveaway-mommy-loves-giveaways_8655.html blogged and both links added.
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  94. http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2009/10/giveaway-mommy-loves-giveaways_8655.html blogged and both links added.
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  95. http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2009/10/giveaway-mommy-loves-giveaways_8655.html blogged and both links added.
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  96. http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/5012598193 tweet

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  97. Tweet thank you RE http://bit.ly/3MmQWR

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  98. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/5028612246

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  99. I like the aluminum messenger bag.

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  100. I can find them at A Novel Idea Bookstore
    38 Frazier Avenue
    Chattanooga, TN 37405

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  101. Entered these 4 also:
    *eebee's adventures DVDs
    *Taste of Home Cookbook
    *Vistaprint Photo Flip Book
    *Small Steps Family Starter Kit
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  102. Entered these 4 also:
    *eebee's adventures DVDs
    *Taste of Home Cookbook
    *Vistaprint Photo Flip Book
    *Small Steps Family Starter Kit
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  103. Entered these 4 also:
    *eebee's adventures DVDs
    *Taste of Home Cookbook
    *Vistaprint Photo Flip Book
    *Small Steps Family Starter Kit
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  104. Entered these 4 also:
    *eebee's adventures DVDs
    *Taste of Home Cookbook
    *Vistaprint Photo Flip Book
    *Small Steps Family Starter Kit
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  105. I like the Original bag in blue.

    kg4rmt at arrl dot net

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  106. I can get the bag at REI Cary, in Cary, NC

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  107. TWeet thank you RE http://bit.ly/2cLocA

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  108. I like the sling

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  109. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/5054458171

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  110. My favorite is the original. Perfect for grocery shopping!

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  111. The closest place I can find a ChicoBag is at a Bristol Farms in Palm Desert (1 1/2 hours from here)

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  112. Facebook friend and commented on your page

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  113. button http://insearchofgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  114. daily tweet http://twitter.com/Katieg8r/status/5062332898

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  115. Entered Taste of Home giveaway

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  116. blog #1 http://insearchofgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/10/chicobag-giveaway.html

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  117. blog #2 http://insearchofgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/10/chicobag-giveaway.html

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  118. blog #3 http://insearchofgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/10/chicobag-giveaway.html

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  119. TWeet thank you RE http://bit.ly/3UUPCb

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  120. Tweet thank you RE http://bit.ly/3yqQkJ

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  121. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/5115250831

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  122. East Stroudsburg University Store
    200 Prospect St.
    East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-2999

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  123. i would choose the mssenger bag what a neat idea

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  124. the closest retail near me is 457 N. broadway 11753 - Greener Country

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  125. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/5130105050

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  126. Tweet thank you RE http://bit.ly/t4v1H

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  127. i love the chico messenger bag, clallen at ntin dot net

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  128. i can find these 33 miles from me at Cupboard Natural Foods
    thanks clallen at ntin dot net

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  129. sub to your email clallen at ntin dot net

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  130. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/5156163778

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  131. chico bags facebok fan: carolyn gonzalez

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  132. chico bags twitter follower: carogonza

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  133. 6 miles away from here
    rajikarthik@hotmail.com

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  134. Become a fan of ChicoBag on Facebook

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  135. Become a public follower of Mommy Loves Giveaways

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  136. Subscribe to Mommy Loves Giveaways by email

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  137. blogged here http://momsfocusonline.com/october-03-other-giveaway.html

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  138. blogged here http://momsfocusonline.com/october-03-other-giveaway.html 2

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  139. blogged here http://momsfocusonline.com/october-03-other-giveaway.html 3

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  140. entered *eebee's adventures DVDs

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  141. Tweet thank you http://twitter.com/mags1978/status/5163223109

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  142. I love the design on the Karma Serenity bag, but I think with carrying an infant & dealing with a 5 year old while shopping, the sling style would work best for me, to give me free hands...like it in the glacier color

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