Thursday, November 19, 2009

Goodbyn Review and Giveaway!

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*

I'm a big fan of packing lunch. I pack lunch for my husband to take to work. I pack lunch when we go to the park, Disneyland, and the zoo. I even pack "lunch" when we go on long trips in the car. I used to just use baggies. Lots and lots of them. About a year ago I decided to cut down on my usage of paper and plastic products and I stopped buying things like sandwich baggies, paper towels and paper napkins. I bought a bunch of reusable containers for our food instead. The only problem with those containers is that when I pack lunch it gets pretty bulky. All of those different size containers don't exactly fit well together. Then I found Goodbyn.



Goodbyn came to be in the same way that many great products do. A mom in search of the perfect lunchbox. It has five individual compartments and one tightly sealing lid that keeps not only your food separate, but the flavors as well! It also comes with an 8.5oz bottle that tucks nicely inside. Because it eliminates the need for any packaging, it saves you $190 dollars a year in plastic baggies and juice boxes.

Goodbyn also comes with 275 stickers so that kids can personalize theirs. For my sticker-lover, it was like a dream come true. We spent a good 30 minutes decorating his Goodbyn until he was finally satisfied with the results. It even comes with alphabet and number stickers so that you can put your child's name or your phone number on it in the event it gets misplaced.

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The "ears" on the Goodbyn make it easy for little hands to open the lid. It also has a handle on top for carrying it around.

Once we had our Goodbyn decorated, we of course had to fill it up. We weren't going anywhere, but Mason was just so excited to try it out. I filled it up with some random things I had in the kitchen. Another nice thing about the Goodbyn is that it makes any lunch look exciting!

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Buy It!
You can find it at the Goodbyn site and other select retailers. At $29.95, it won't break the bank.

Win it!
Would you like to win a Goodbyn in your choice of color?


Just visit the Goodbyn site, and take a look around. Then come back here and tell me one thing you learned (not mentioned in my review) and which color you would pick if you won.

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-Make a blog post linking to this giveaway and leave a comment with the link to it.

Giveaway ends December 4th @9PM PST. US entries only. Winner will be picked via Random.org and announced the following day. Please respond within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!

Disclaimer: Goodbyn provided me with a free product to review. I did not receive monetary compensation for my time or opinion.




121 comments:

Niecey said...

I learned that all of Goodbyn’s products are manufactured in Michigan at Cascade Engineering


I would choose the pink one

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Tj and Amy said...

I love the pink, it's recycle, easy to clean, . built-in handle
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Kelley said...

Made in the USA! That is a great thing, I would pick the pink one...but I dont think my son would go for it. LOL. I would get the blue one for him.

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Lori A. said...

I learned that they can be recycled!
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Jenni Corcoran said...

They are a small company based out of Seattle.

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RR said...

I learned they're made in the USA. I would choose a blue bin.

Blakesmom said...

They had a review in the Cookie magizine! Thanks for the chance.

The Files Family said...

I love that is is safe for the dishwasher...my boys are messy! :)

Sarah L said...

I <3 that it is reclycleable and that it's dishwasher safe! I hate when lunch containers become grimy smelling because you can't wash them in the dishwasher!

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agibson60657 said...

Love that they are BPA free - I'm a fan of green :)

Lenna Cummings said...

I love that they can be recycled, washed in the dishwasher, and made in the USA. I would choose the orange color. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great product.

Amber said...

They have a built in handle! (love the blue color)

Vanessa said...

I like the blue ones! They are manufactured in Michigan.

Vanessa said...

I like the blue ones! They are manufactured in Michigan.

devonrhunt said...

I learned these cute little buggers are recycleable! Cool!

I would choose the red/orange one.

Sarah said...

This is such a great idea. My son hates when his food touches. This is perfect and its dish washer safe!!!!

~teal said...

Easy to open ears - what more could you ask for! We're pretty fond of pink around here, but all of the colors are great!

Chaotic Bliss said...

It was concieved and is made in the USA!! WooHoo!

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Katie said...

dishwasher safe! I like the blue one.

kristenly said...

i learned that it is bpa and phthalate free (thats pretty much the main thing i look for when buying things for my daughter.) i would love to win the green one!

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Lori said...

The company contributes 1% of sales to multiple environmental organizations. I like the green one!

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Anonymous said...

I learned there is only 1 place in NJ that sells Goodbyns.

I would choose pink

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Molomatic said...

Wow, this is fabulous! I learned that they have handles. My daughter would LOVE a pink one. Thanks!

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Jullee and Fam said...

They are recyclable. I would chose pink for my daughter.

em9016 said...

They are based out of Seattle...I would pick blue!

dyylannn said...

they are bpa free and dishwasher safe! id choose blue!

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Anonymous said...

First choice is green, second choice is red/orange. I love these lunchboxes and must have one for my daughter! --kimberlyerlich@yahoo.com

Candace said...

Dishwasher safe! And they would be fun to hold craft things in as well. I like blue the best. Thanks!

Heather said...

They can be recycled which is fabulous

Suburban Spoon said...

I learned that all of Goodbyn’s products are manufactured in Michigan.

Suburban Spoon said...

I follow your blog.

I would chose the green one! SO CUTE!

Janelle said...

I learned that Byndoo’s name essentially means ‘a small thing having a crucial role in a larger plot’.

I also learned and loved that they are members of 1% for the planet.

Since it's all about "going green" I'd have to choose the green one:)

Msdanapie said...

Dishwasher safe- gotta love that! I'd pick blue if I won. Thanks!

The Stylish Scrapper said...

I learned the are super handy!!! with ears to help open, and even a handle, my little boy would love it!!!

Manjari said...

All of Goodbyn’s products are manufactured in Michigan at Cascade Engineering.

Jen said...

The entire goodbyn is recyclable!

Jen said...

oops! - i would buy red/orange

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melissa.mcclure said...

The treasure compartment in the lid was eliminated from production/shipment. I would LOVE a pink one for my 19 month daughter! :)

Tati said...

I saw that the Goodbyn's are manufactured at Cascade and that they chose Cascade because it was high on enviornmental ethics.
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Melissa McClure said...

The treasure compartment inside the lid was eliminated from production for several reasons. I would LOVE a pink one for my 19 month old daughter. :)

Melissa McClure said...

Treasure compartment was removed. Would Love a pink one!
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Anonymous said...

Treasure compartment was removed. Would Love a pink one!
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sleepingKelly said...

Byndoo contributes 1% of sales to multiple environmental organizations

Anonymous said...

They're made in Michigan- go USA!

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funkychicken said...

i luv that they are made in michigan, my home state! stephaus@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would pick blue. I learned that these are manufactured in Michigan. Thanks!

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Liz said...

I learned that it is completely recyclable if it ever wears out...awesome! I'd love the pink or the blue one.

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Tanja said...

I learned that there are 7 different retailers in my area (WA) and we need to get to one if we don't win here!
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CherryBalm said...

You use vegetable-based inks!!!! Gotta love that orange.

oompaloompalove said...

I love that these are made in the USA! I would choose the blue one. oompaloompalove@hotmail.com

Krchnak said...

How great - dishwasher safe, good for the environment. You can't beat it.

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Jacqueline said...

Goodbyn donates 1% of sales to environmental organizations! yay!

I would get the green (it's gender neutral!)

Sky said...

Well, I learned that "All of Goodbyn’s products are manufactured in Michigan at Cascade Engineering." and they also support 1% for the Planet.

I'd love to have the Pink color!

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beachgirl said...

I learned that the plastic they use is safe and that you can recycle the lunch box. I'd pick blue.
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Christy said...

Recycleable and Made in the USA:) Woohoo!
blue one
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Jess said...

I learned how to make peppermint swirl cookies- they look delicious.

Jess said...

and I would love to win a pink one :-)

Danetta said...

I learned that the company contributes 1% of sales to multiple environmental organizations, and change on a quarterly basis.

I would choose the blue one.

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Madison said...

this can be recycled

blue one;)

Dawn said...

I would love to win the green one! I learned that this is a USA-made product and that you shouldn't put soup in it. :) dawn3111 at yahoo(dot)com

Caitlin Reed said...

really like that it is made in the USA! WOuld love a blue one...thanks!

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Melinda said...

Byndoo contributes 1% of sales to multiple environmental organizations. I love gifts that give back.

clnteeth7 said...

I love that the Goodbyn has side containers
great for dips, sauces, vegetables, crackers, nuts, berries, or dried fruit. My son loves ranch with his carrots! I like the green one!

Ashley Conner said...

I love the blue lunchbox. I've learned the they are a small company that wanted to be transparent about their product, something that I appreciate, knowing all the information about the product before a purchase is very important.

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Nicole said...

I found out that the stickers are made using low solvent glues. I'd love a blue one!

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Kyla Renee said...

I am from MI and read that they Goodbyn's are manufactured there. I can't help helping a company/prodcut from my home state. Plus, they are dishwasher safe, which makes the product THAT more convenient for me and my little one. I'd love one in blue.

Kristy said...

I like that its BPA free and I would choose red/orange

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Vero said...

As a teacher I learned that Goodbyn offers great lesson plans to use. I would pick green. :-)

sandyzzz said...

Love that they are BPA free. that's a big deal to me!

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Sugar Pop Ribbons said...

I love Goodbyn! Just wanted to say that... By the way, I am not entering the giveaway because I finally got one. Woohoo!

jaszyperski said...

Dishwasher safe!!!! A must for me. Green for my cutie monster boy.

Colleen said...

They have roots in Washington State, one of my favorite places ever! I love the green one!

Heather! said...

They're made completely in the USA (which is great): Illinois, Michigan and Washington. They're also made with recycled and recylable materials..even better!

I would choose the green one!

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Kelsea said...

I learned that this company supports the organization "1% for the Planet".

Cindy said...

They are members of the Designers Accord.

Grandma2Twins said...

Someone was really thinking if the food really is kept seperate (so my fruit slices don't taste like tuna fish? - found this under packing! I liked the Green for the boys! Love this for a gift for my daughter who has twin boys! They are one and for now & can share - if it's really great it will be a super Easter Basket for each of them this spring!

camelfam said...

I learned that Goodbyn is made in the good ol' USA. I love that. I would choose green if I won.

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The Russ Family said...

I saw these in Real Simple and love they are made in the USA. I would pick green so either of my kids could use it.

BrowerMom said...

Not only are Goodbyn's great for going green but they are made in the USA! What a perfect combination! Thanks for sharing this product, I'm hooked. My son is all boy- he would choose blue!

Kara said...

They're good for the planet!

I would pick the green one for my son!
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Lindsey said...

The Goodbyn started in Seattle, Washington! The company's aim was to make lunchmaking and eating more fun! (And by-golly I think they have done it! I think that even the pickiest eater would eat anything out of it simply because it is so much fun--especially since it can be decorated!)

I would pick green!

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Colegirl said...

The fact that they are bpa free is very alluring. The dividers make the food more fun to eat which is helpful with picky eaters. I like the red.

bison61 said...

I read that All of Goodbyn’s products are manufactured in Michigan at Cascade Engineering and I'd like the green

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little bird said...

i learned that they are BPA and Phthalate free lunch box!
I would pick the blue.

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Ronda said...

I love the pink one and that it is dishwasher safe.

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Naddez said...

Goodbyn lunchbox is freezer-safe. I'd choose the red/orange color.

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Randolph County Antique Club said...

i never thought to open pre-packaged goods at home to be sure that the packaging is recycled! i'll be doing that for sure! thanks for the tip!
melissa

benjamin lang said...

A green to support my eco friendly mom!

Stephanie said...

I learned they are made in the USA, I would choose blue if I won.