Sunday, August 1, 2010

Moukisac Review & Giveaway

~~~THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED~~~



Using reusable shopping bags are the hottest thing going on right now. Not only are you helping to save the environment, but did you realize it can save you money as well? Currently Whole Foods will give you a 10 cent credit on your purchases for each reusable shopping bag you bring in to use. My local grocery chain here in Oklahoma also gives me 5 cent credit for each bag I bring in. You can see how quickly a reusable shopping bag would pay for itself at this rate! I'm not sure how many other places offer credits, but it's worth asking the store managers about it and recommending they do so. Not only does it save you money, but it also saves them money. Our local grocery chain stated they spend $32,000 per week on grocery sacks for their 15 stores! I don't know about you, but that just makes me feel sick. I am not even talking about the money they are wasting, but to think how many sacks that are going out the doors of their stores that will more than likely end up in our landfills.

Now that you understand the seriousness of using reusable shopping bags I hope that you will make this change! I also want to introduce you to the most convenient reusable shopping bags I have come across made by Moukisac.

About Moukisac!
Information from website. 

The Moukisac® Shopping Bag System is the result of Marie Naubert's talent in haute couture, her creative spirit and her commitment to reducing our ecological footprint on earth.

Perceiving a need for an easy shopping-bag concept, Marie combined fashion, fun, and practicality. Her design is available in a range of colours and fabrics. People can improve their consumer habits with a sensitive solution that is highly functional and self-contained.

"It's already a worthy effort bringing our own bags to the store, but what about all the clear plastic produce bags we carry back home?"

Inspired by this challenge, Marie created Moukinet™ mesh bags. Uniting style with functionality, she perfected the Moukisac® Shopping Bag System.

Born in Montreal, the tenth in a family of eleven children, Marie learned resourcefulness from an early age. Her career highlights include ownership of a garment alteration and confection shop and several years working at Mountain Equipment Co-op. And if you are wondering, Moukie is Marie's childhood nickname.

The Moukisac Shopping Bag Company Inc., proudly offers products made 100% in Vancouver, British Columbia. 


My Moukisac Experience!
I was sent the Moukisac set and Moukinet sprouting bag for review.  The Moukisac is the most convenient reusable shopping bag system I have seen or used. When I received it I could not wait to try it out at my next trip to the store. I love how small the Moukisac folds down and makes it very portable. The fabric is very strong and the bag is professionally constructed. The Moukisac system also comes with 4 reusable Moukinet drawstring mesh bags to put produce into. No more using the plastic baggies at the store which I know makes a lot of people happy who refuse to use those. I found the whole system very easy to use and was able to put a lot into my Moukisac shopping bag and Moukinet mesh bags. I wash my Moukisac bag every few uses and the Moukinet mesh bags I wash after each use. I hand wash the mesh bags because they are so light weight. The mesh bags dry really fast.


Next I got to try out the Moukinet Sprouting Bag. I have never grown sprouts in a sprouting bag and was really excited to get the chance to do so. You've read my previous posts about how healthy sprouts are and how they are the perfect raw food to eat. We make a lot of sprouts in our house. The Moukinet Sprouting Bag is the best way to make sprouts. Not only does the bag allow for the proper ventilation but it does not take lots of room to grow sprouts with this method. You hang the bag from your cabinet and it frees up your countertop space. No excuses not to do sprouting!


Overall I have really been impressed with my Moukisac and Moukinet products. They are the most functional reusable shopping bags I have used and I know they will hold up for a long time because of the quality construction. I definitely recommend investing in the Moukisac products and remember, it won't take long for these to pay for themselves if you shop where you get bag credit!


BUY IT! You can order directly from Moukisac
 
WIN IT! Moukisac is giving away 1 Moukisac Shopping Bag System to Take Time to Smell the Rose reader! 


You have the chance to enter several entries by the doing the following. Each one counts as 1 entry unless otherwise specified. I am now making it a requirement to follow my blog publicly on Google Friend Connect to enter my giveaways.
  • MANDATORY ENTRY(You also must be following my blog publicly on Google Friend Connect)-counts as 1: AND Look around at Moukisac and tell me which set you would find most useful for yourself & what color you would like if you win. 
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                                    Giveaway ends Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.(CST) Winner will be drawn by the random number generator at Random.org and will be notified by email. Winner will also be announced on this blog. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn.

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                                    118 comments:

                                    Mummatutu said...

                                    I follow you and would love to win the Maraschino red set and would find the large add on bags very useful since I buy a lot of produce!

                                    mumma2two(at)gmail(dot)com

                                    Mummatutu said...

                                    I subscribe with feedburner to you emails

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                                    Mummatutu said...

                                    blogged http://galsathms.blogspot.com/2010/08/moukisac-reusable-shopping-bag-811.html

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                                    Mummatutu said...

                                    posted your button under my features blog giveaways
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                                    Mummatutu said...

                                    following you on Twitter and Tweeted http://twitter.com/mummatutu/status/20082354323

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                                    Mummatutu said...

                                    Liked Moukisac on FB and left message #1

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                                    Mummatutu said...

                                    Liked Moukisac on FB and left message #2

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                                    Mummatutu said...

                                    Liked Moukisac on FB and left message #3

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                                    Mummatutu said...

                                    signed up for the quarterly email under mumma905708(at)gmail(dot)com

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                                    #1

                                    Mummatutu said...

                                    signed up for the quarterly email under mumma905708(at)gmail(dot)com

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                                    #2

                                    Mummatutu said...

                                    signed up for the quarterly email under mumma905708(at)gmail(dot)com

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                                    #3

                                    Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

                                    I follow on GFC as frugal tumbleweed acres.
                                    I would like the Burgundy 6 in 1 Shopping Bag Moukisac System.
                                    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

                                    Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

                                    I'm a feedburner email subscriber.
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                                    star84vu said...

                                    I follow you with GFC and I would like the Moukisak 6 in 1 in black

                                    samantha.holcomb at gmail dot com

                                    star84vu said...

                                    I subscribe via email

                                    samantha.holcomb at gmail dot com

                                    star84vu said...

                                    I follow you on twitter and tweeted
                                    http://twitter.com/star84vu/status/20104803112

                                    samantha.holcomb at gmail dot com

                                    star84vu said...

                                    http://twitter.com/star84vu/status/20140589341

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                                    littlelatina said...

                                    This sounds great i like the red

                                    Katie said...

                                    I like the 6 in 1 system and I'd choose "ripe orange" [although I wish it was water resistant like most of the others are].

                                    kt1969 at comcast dot net

                                    Katie said...

                                    I subscribe via email.


                                    kt1969 at comcast dot net

                                    Katie said...

                                    I follow you on Twitter and I tweeted:

                                    http://twitter.com/Skaketgirl/status/20151499668

                                    kt1969 at comcast dot net

                                    Sarah J. said...

                                    follower
                                    I like the ripe orange. I would find the set of Moukinet mesh bags the most useful. I have accumulated a lot of reusable bags, but nothing for produce. I also love they have a list for multiple uses on their website. I have mesh laundry bags, but never thought about using them at the grocery store! :o)
                                    saywah_j at yahoo dot com

                                    Sarah J. said...

                                    email subscriber
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                                    Sarah J. said...

                                    have your button
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                                    Katie said...

                                    I like Moukisac on Facebook and told them you sent me! #1

                                    Katie E.

                                    kt1969 at comcast dot net

                                    Katie said...

                                    I like Moukisac on Facebook and told them you sent me! #2

                                    Katie E.

                                    kt1969 at comcast dot net

                                    Katie said...

                                    I like Moukisac on Facebook and told them you sent me! #3

                                    Katie E.

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                                    Sarah J. said...

                                    added your healthy living event button
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                                    CallMePretty411@yahoo.com said...

                                    I'd love any of them but since i have to choose one: MoukiPACK Maraschino Red .

                                    star84vu said...

                                    http://twitter.com/star84vu/status/20236092306

                                    h. mcnaron said...

                                    This is a great idea! I think the multipack would be the best for our family. I would pick the charcoal grey color.
                                    I follow your blog on gfc.
                                    thanks!
                                    hmcnaron at gmail dotcom

                                    star84vu said...

                                    http://twitter.com/star84vu/status/20338720362

                                    Jenn S. said...

                                    I would like the Golden Sunshine 6 in 1 Shopping Bag Moukisac System.


                                    jas8929 at gmail dot com

                                    star84vu said...

                                    http://twitter.com/star84vu/status/20396942582

                                    dawns41 said...

                                    I follow. I would find the Moukisac system most useful. I like the Burgundy color.

                                    dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

                                    dawns41 said...

                                    Email subscriber

                                    dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

                                    star84vu said...

                                    http://twitter.com/star84vu/status/20549428956

                                    star84vu said...

                                    https://twitter.com/star84vu/status/20670226057

                                    Terra H. said...

                                    I follow your blog and I'd like the X-large set in maraschino red. Thanks.
                                    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

                                    Terra H. said...

                                    email subscriber
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                                    Terra H. said...

                                    have the outdoor fun button up on the right hand side of my blog
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                                    Terra H. said...

                                    follow you on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway
                                    http://twitter.com/partymix25/status/20681273513
                                    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

                                    star84vu said...

                                    http://twitter.com/star84vu/status/20739802703

                                    Nikki said...

                                    I would love to get the Moukisac in evergreen.

                                    nmikesel at yahoo dot com

                                    Claude said...

                                    I'd love the 6 in 1 Shopping Bag Moukisac System in Marachino Red!

                                    claudecampeau at videotron dot ca
                                    Thanks for the chance to win!

                                    Claude said...

                                    Fan of Moukisac on FB(Claude Campeau), I left a note: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vancouver-BC/Moukisac/54265483665?v=wall&__a=5&#!/pages/Vancouver-BC/Moukisac/54265483665?v=wall&story_fbid=420764773665&ref=mf

                                    claudecampeau at videotron dot ca
                                    Thanks for the chance to win!

                                    entry 1

                                    Claude said...

                                    Fan of Moukisac on FB(Claude Campeau), I left a note: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vancouver-BC/Moukisac/54265483665?v=wall&__a=5&#!/pages/Vancouver-BC/Moukisac/54265483665?v=wall&story_fbid=420764773665&ref=mf

                                    claudecampeau at videotron dot ca
                                    Thanks for the chance to win!

                                    entry 2

                                    Claude said...

                                    Fan of Moukisac on FB(Claude Campeau), I left a note: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vancouver-BC/Moukisac/54265483665?v=wall&__a=5&#!/pages/Vancouver-BC/Moukisac/54265483665?v=wall&story_fbid=420764773665&ref=mf

                                    claudecampeau at videotron dot ca
                                    Thanks for the chance to win!

                                    entry 3

                                    skgaff said...

                                    I would find the multi-pack most useful. I would choose the evergreen color.
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                                    skgaff said...

                                    subscribe via email
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                                    skgaff said...

                                    signed up for quarterly newsletter #1
                                    glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

                                    skgaff said...

                                    signed up for quarterly newsletter #2
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                                    skgaff said...

                                    signed up for quarterly newsletter #3
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                                    star84vu said...

                                    http://twitter.com/star84vu/status/20831410896

                                    star84vu said...

                                    I like pearl paradise on FB 1

                                    star84vu said...

                                    I like pearl paradise on FB 2

                                    star84vu said...

                                    I follow pearl paradise on twitter @star84vu

                                    star84vu said...

                                    I follow Pearl Paradise on twitter @star84vu

                                    star84vu said...

                                    completed the survey
                                    #1

                                    star84vu said...

                                    completed the survey
                                    #2

                                    star84vu said...

                                    completed the survey
                                    #3

                                    star84vu said...

                                    completed the survey
                                    #4

                                    star84vu said...

                                    completed the survey
                                    #5

                                    star84vu said...

                                    I voted on TMB

                                    Erica C. said...

                                    I'm a GFC follower :)
                                    I like the Multi Pack set in Gold Sunshine or Evergreen.

                                    Louis said...

                                    Following publicly as Louis on Google Friends Connect

                                    I would pick the JUMBO SET = Combination of 4

                                    Louis said...

                                    I subscribed to your feed via mail (same as in my profile / this post)

                                    Louis said...

                                    following you on twitter at rosidentevil
                                    http://twitter.com/rosidentevil/status/20843215082

                                    Louis said...

                                    I like Moukisac on FaceBook (Louis Here) :)

                                    Louis said...

                                    I like Moukisac on FaceBook (Louis Here) :)
                                    2

                                    Louis said...

                                    3
                                    I like Moukisac on FaceBook (Louis Here) :)

                                    MamaMonkey said...

                                    I follow you and would love to win the Burgandy set and like the large add on bags! :-)

                                    M_Hale29@yahoo.com

                                    MamaMonkey said...

                                    I subscribe to your blog emails.
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                                    MamaMonkey said...

                                    Have your button here:
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                                    MamaMonkey said...

                                    Signed up for their newsletter! #1
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                                    MamaMonkey said...

                                    Signed up for their newsletter! #2
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                                    MamaMonkey said...

                                    Signed up for their newsletter! #3
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                                    Sahm Lee said...

                                    The MULTI PACK = Combination of all 6 sizes would be great in denim. Thanks for the contest!
                                    airalynn@gmail.com

                                    loni said...

                                    I think the Moukisac® Reusable Shopping Bag System would be the most beneficial to me. I would like it in Black / nylon / water resistant

                                    trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

                                    star84vu said...

                                    http://twitter.com/star84vu/status/20893857003

                                    FDP 4 Life said...

                                    i would need the x large set in gold sunshine
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                                    FDP 4 Life said...

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                                    signed up for their newsletter #1

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                                    signed up for their newsletter #2

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                                    signed up for their newsletter #3

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                                    faithfullyfrugal said...

                                    I love the Evergreen color and would love to have this for trips to the fruit stand.

                                    Thank you for the entry,

                                    Nikki
                                    nikkidavissells at gmail dot com

                                    faithfullyfrugal said...

                                    I am an email subscriber.

                                    Thank you,

                                    Nikki
                                    nikkidavissells at gmail dot com

                                    faithfullyfrugal said...

                                    I have your Take time to smell the Rose button,

                                    http://faitfullyfrugal.blogspot.com/

                                    Thank you,

                                    Nikki
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                                    faithfullyfrugal said...

                                    I have your Take TIme to share your giveaway Sunday button,

                                    http://faitfullyfrugal.blogspot.com/

                                    Thank you,

                                    Nikki
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                                    faithfullyfrugal said...

                                    I have your Healthy Living Event button,

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                                    Thank you,

                                    Nikki
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                                    faithfullyfrugal said...

                                    I have your OUtdoor Fun Event button,

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                                    Thank you,

                                    Nikki
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                                    faithfullyfrugal said...

                                    I follow you on twitter and tweeted giveaway,

                                    http://twitter.com/NikkiDavis05/status/20900163648

                                    Thank you,

                                    Nikki
                                    nikkidavissells at gmail dot com

                                    CarrieAnn13 said...

                                    I like the original moukisac with the produce bags in charcoal grey. - The orange is actually my favorite, but I prefer the nylon material.

                                    CarrieAnn13 said...

                                    I signed up for the moukisac newsletter #1

                                    CarrieAnn13 said...

                                    I signed up for the moukisac newsletter #2

                                    CarrieAnn13 said...

                                    I signed up for the moukisac newsletter #3

                                    kathy pease said...

                                    Google Friend klp1965 klp1965@myfairpoint.net

                                    i like the X-LARGE Moukinet SET and i like the orange :)

                                    CarrieAnn13 said...

                                    email subscriber

                                    kathy pease said...

                                    http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/20905705923

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                                    kathy pease said...

                                    1 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vancouver-BC/Moukisac/54265483665?filter=3#!/pages/Vancouver-BC/Moukisac/54265483665?v=wall&story_fbid=421189393665&ref=mf

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                                    kathy pease said...

                                    2 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vancouver-BC/Moukisac/54265483665?filter=3#!/pages/Vancouver-BC/Moukisac/54265483665?v=wall&story_fbid=421189393665&ref=mf

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                                    kathy pease said...

                                    3 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vancouver-BC/Moukisac/54265483665?filter=3#!/pages/Vancouver-BC/Moukisac/54265483665?v=wall&story_fbid=421189393665&ref=mf

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                                    kathy pease said...

                                    1 Moukisac newsletter subscriber klp1965@myfairpoint.net

                                    kathy pease said...

                                    2 Moukisac newsletter subscriber klp1965@myfairpoint.net

                                    kathy pease said...

                                    3 Moukisac newsletter subscriber klp1965@myfairpoint.net

                                    Chisum's Crew said...

                                    I follow and like the Moukinet Sets MULTI PACK. If I were to win, I'd love mine in Maraschino red. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

                                    Chrystal said...

                                    Follow publicly via Google Friend Connect (Chrystal)

                                    I would find the Jumbo set most useful, and I would choose the Moukisac Denim.

                                    chrystaljns @ gmail dot com

                                    Chrystal said...

                                    Follow you on Twitter- @chryskay

                                    Tweeted-
                                    http://twitter.com/chryskay/status/20922690659

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                                    purango said...

                                    I follow your blog on Google Friend Connect. I would find the Moukisac most useful. I would choose Gold. garrettsambo@aol.com

                                    Atreau said...

                                    I'd find the Moukisac® Reusable Shopping Bag in charcoal gray to be most useful.

                                    Heather said...

                                    I follow as /\Heather/\
                                    I love the X-LARGE SET. I buy lots of fruits and veggies...but not too many. lol

                                    star84vu said...

                                    http://twitter.com/star84vu/status/20989867033

                                    tina reynolds said...

                                    I like the Moukisac in evergreen thanks for the chance I follow, eaglesforjack@gmail.com

                                    tina reynolds said...

                                    I subscribe thanks

                                    HomemadeBaby said...

                                    The multipack set would be most useful for me.
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