May 6, 2009

Hip Hip Hurray Giveaway: (2) $25 KROGER Gift Cards!


It's finally Wednesday and I am SO thrilled to finally share this great giveaway with all of you!

If you've been reading this blog for any a while, you might have noticed just how deeply I *love* this store:


Not only do I post the Cincinnati Region Kroger sale ad + coupon matchup as a printer-friendly Google Doc each week, I also host a weekly linkup called Let's Go Krogering! for you to showcase your best deals and fabulously frugal finds at your Kroger or Kroger-affiliated grocery store each week.

Kroger just *rocks* IMHO, and they're always bringing their A-game to everything they do. This includes going green, particularly by encouraging their customers to switch to reusable shopping bags. Kroger will give you a $0.03 credit on your shopping order for each reusable bag you have for your goodies.

As part of a more than month long celebration of Earth Day, Kroger is running a Reusable Shopping Bag Contest through May 15th.

Not only can you enter your own reusable bag design in the contest (Kroger will award one lucky designer a $1,000 Kroger gift card and the chance for their bag design to be sold in stores), your Kroger Card will be credited with an ecoupon for a FREE reusable bag in-store.

And, if you just LOVE your bag design, you can order it on Cafepress.com - fun!

It's worth mentioning that many of the stores under the Kroger banner are participating in this contest - check the dropdown menu in the top right corner of the site to see if your Kroger-affiliated/owned grocery store is participating.

Here's my design:



You're applauding? {blushing} Gee, thanks; I like it, too!
*Psst! You can vote for my bag design right here!*

Click here to start designing your own reusable shopping bag.

Onto the giveaway!

I've been graciously given (2) $25 Kroger Gift Cards to giveaway! There will be (2) lucky winners here at The New Frugal Mom; each winner will receive (1) $25 Kroger Gift Card.

To enter, leave me a comment about one way you and your family are trying to live greener. It can be something small like embracing curbside recycling or switching to fluorescent bulbs. Or it can be something bigger like installing solar panels on your roof or planting a huge vegetable garden.

Just share in a comment one way that you're consciously changing to greener living habits - every little bit matters and your ideas might inspire someone else!

Want more entries? Here's how to get (3) more:

1. Tweet about this giveaway then come back here and leave me a comment to let me know you tweeted.

2. Post about this giveaway at your blog with a link back to this post; come back and leave the URL of your post in a comment.

3. Subscribe to my RSS feed by reader or email updates and leave a comment to let me know you're a new subscriber; you can also drop me a comment to let me know if you're already a subscriber for this extra entry.

Remember, you MUST leave me some way to find you online (by email or by your Twitter handle) if you don't have a blog. Entries with no contact information or means of contacting you online will be disqualified.

This giveaway will end on Sunday, May 10, 2009, at 10:00 pm EST. I will announce the winner (selected by Random.org) on Monday, May 11, 2009.

Good luck!

Thanks for reading and subscribing to The New Frugal Mom!

91 comments:

  1. We stopped buying paper towels and use rags instead. Simple, green, and cheap. :-)

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  2. I use the reusable shopping bags now...of course, I have to remember to take them into the store with me...but one step at a time. =)

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  3. I am finally using my reusable bags on a regular basis. But the new thing - saving water! I try so hard not to leave water running when doing dishes or brushing teeth and am trying to limit my shower to 5 min or so.

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  4. We've been curbside recycling for about a year now. The kids finally got tired of me saying "Who threw the ____ away? It's recyclable!" and are getting on board too. :)

    I'm a subscriber

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  5. I subscribe!
    annsaver@hotmail.com

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  6. We are recycling, cutting down on water usage, using resuable shopping bags, and keeping the lights turned off (that's a hard one with kids!!)
    annsaver@hotmail.com

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  7. We just did our first annual CSA (crop share) with a local organic farm.

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  8. Our family recycles, uses CFL's, plants a huge garden, and cans many of our own vegetables.

    Mindy
    bigmelw@aol.com

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  9. Great giveaway! We are reusing and re-making (is that a word?) furniture. We are reading up on how to create our own compost pile.

    Thanks and have a great day!

    blessings, kari & kijsa

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  10. I subscribed to your feed via e-mail!

    brandi_b_77@hotmail.com

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  11. Some of the ways we are trying to be more "green" are:
    We stopped using/purchasing paper towels. I found cloth napkins on clearance at Wal-Mart and we use those now!
    I recycled all the plastic shopping bags we had accumulated and stocked up on reusable bags when Kroger had them on sale on Earth day.
    We have replaced all high-usage fixtures with CFL bulbs.
    We are growing (or trying to!) our own veggies this year!

    Thanks for a chance at this great giveaway!!

    brandi_b_77[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  12. This year I decided to try growing my own veggies. I'm starting small with just a few tomato and pepper plants (grown from seeds). If its sucessful I may plant even more next year! I also use my reusuable bags (mostly when shopping at Krogers!) I heart Kroger's too, so winning a $25 gift card would rock!

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  13. Hello!!
    We decided as a family to stop buying bottled water and use water from the tap. When we are on the road we fill up reusable holders instead. Also, we are teaching our kids to recycle everything plastic including paper towels!!

    Lgothard@comcast.net

    Lorayne

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  14. We're focusing on the "reduce" portion of the oft-used slogan "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle." Every purchase we make is well thought out so that we aren't adding clutter and unnecessary things to our home. We check out buying used options (thrift stores, yard sales, etc.) before purchasing new.

    Rhonda
    rgbarron01 at yahoo dot com

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  15. I use reusable shopping bags, vinegar to clean, and lots of dishtowels throughout the week. Not buying paper towels has saved me a ton of money!

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  16. I am a newlywed and my husband and I are on a tight budget..so going green is not only cheaper, but smarter! We love riding to work together every morning!! One, It helps save on gas and cuts pollution, but Second- It's amazing quality time together! I *heart* Kroger!! :) Thanks for this giveaway!

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  17. I have started using my free kroger and walgreens bags instead of plastic. Also, I've started recycling cardboard. Baby steps for now.

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  18. We no longer use paper plates and utensils.

    tifg45@excite.com

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  19. I get your feed.

    tifg45@excite.com

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  20. I subscribe to your feed!

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  21. my family has a compost pile and we recycle everything that we can! My children are on light patrol and they turn them all off all day!

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  22. We bought CFL's for the house and have started growing our own vegetables. We also use cloth napkins instead of paper as much as possible!

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  23. We started using reusable shopping bags.
    We are doing cloth diapers with our kids (does that count for going green?) and we are trying to lower our energy bill by turning things off when we are done with them (e.g. computer or tv, instead of keeping it in stand-by).

    My next goal is to use cloth napkins instead of paper napkins.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

    I subscribed as well :-)

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  24. I raise my own chickens, cows and use goats milk

    thegoodnewsfarm at yahoo.com

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  25. I subscribe also

    thegoodnewsfarm at yahoo.com

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  26. oh oh, i forgot my email address: (i'm two posts above)

    jeane[dot]johnson[at]hotmail[dot]com

    sorry

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  27. I have started recycling more. I not only include the newspapers but also cereal boxes, soap boxes (why do they need an individual box?!) and anything else in the house I can find. I have it near the trash so I can remember to toss it in the bin instead of trash.

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  28. We recycle our newspapers.




    Japseb4@yahoo.com

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  29. I have started to bring reusable shopping bags to the store. Thanks!

    K. C.
    kccuties(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. We use fabric market bags that I have made from recycled fabric from clothing. We recycle tin, glass, plastics, paper. We compost all food scraps except meat and bones.

    scrappylouisa@yahoo.com

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  31. I just replaced all my bulbs in my house with the energy one's....took me several months of coupon shopping them, but started with the lights I use the most. Nice shopping bag design. Hope you win !!!

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  32. We planted a small vegetable garden in our backyard. Using cold water for laundry. Trying to reuse certain items before throwing them away.
    lindashifflett@yahoo.com

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  33. I am a subscriber.
    lindashifflett@yahoo.com

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  34. We have been avid recyclers for years. My husband never did it before he met me, but I have him convinced :) We also compost all of our food scraps and have used it for our new vegetable garden. We use reusable bags every time we shop, have switched to CFL bulbs, and put up a clothes line so that I can line dry all of our clothes. What I'd really love are a few solar panels, but I have to save a bit more $$ for that.

    Maria
    marianjim at msn dot com

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  35. -No more paper plates
    -Only grab two napkins when eating out
    -Re-use plastic bags
    -Don't run the water
    -Line dry as much as possible

    jennland2001@yahoo.com

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  36. Agh! I love Kroger! I've been recycling since as long as I can remember, I use reusable grocery bags, store leftovers in reusable containers rather than throw away ones, take super quick showers (faster than DH!) and lots of other stuff :)

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  37. I love Kroger! I also love recycle shopping bags.

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  38. I am now a subscriber! :)

    Jenny

    jrpatters at gmail dot com
    (same for my above post too!)

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  39. I love Kroger too! We are working on eliminating paper towels and using old cut up towels instead for spills and such. We are also cutting down on what we buy--we are asking ourselves, "do we really need it?" and "can we get by without it?" a lot more often!

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  40. with all the snazzy reusable bags out their that's what we ALWAYS use!

    newsaroundtheblogs at live dot com

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  41. We are living greener in a few ways. I bring home the newspapers from my work that would normally go in the garbage and recycle them. We have also started using rags for cleaning and no longer buy paper towels...It's been hard to get used to but I am glad we do.

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  42. I am an email subscriber and I LOVE kroger too.

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  43. Stephanie McCordMay 7, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    We've stopped buying bottled water and drink out of the tap. We have also been using recyclable bags.

    careymccord@yahoo.com

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  44. I use the reusable shopping bags, recycle, drink tap water instead of bottled water, just started to grow tomatoes and broccoli...that's all I can think of right now! :)

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  45. I blogged about it!!!

    http://findingdealsintheville.blogspot.com/2009/05/lets-go-krogering-5609.html

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  46. I am trying to do all of the green and frugal things I can to help the environment and my pocket but if I need to just post one then I will use this one-I line dry my laundry.
    judyylee@hotmail.com

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  47. I am a subscriber and Kroger is my favoite store too!
    judyylee@hotmail.com

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  48. I am using the reusable grocery bags now instead of getting the plastic ones at the store.

    Denise
    pugmom@hotmail.com

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  49. We are raising our own vegetables, making sure lights and electronics are turned off when not in use, and hanging laundry out to dry and only using the dryer to fluff them up a little.
    Calamity75@yahoo.com

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  50. How are we green(er)? We typically recycle more than we set out in the garbage.

    We read soap & cleaning product labels to make sure they are planet safe before purchasing.

    We have purchased recycled aluminum foil AND recycled toilet paper!

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  51. We use reuseable shopping bags, we recycle, we only use CFL bulbs in our house, gardening and more!

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  52. I'm a subscriber. To live greener, my family started to recycle and use cloth grocery bags.

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  53. We recycle, use the energy-saving light bulbs, keep the lights off when we can, and have planted a larger garden this year.

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  54. Blogged about it here:

    http://mrspennypincher.blogspot.com/2009/05/two-new-giveaways-mrs-penny-pincher.html

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  55. We are using our reusable bags. We never liked all those ripping, tearing, finger 'biting' store bags anyway.

    Working to recycle our cardboard, plastics and aluminum cans.

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  56. my city just enhanced their recycling efforts, and I'm going to participate more fully in the curbside recycling program. yea!
    Angela McFadden bradandangela@sbcglobal.net

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  57. Believe it or not, we have not been very good recyclers in our house! I am making more of an effort to do that on a regular basis.

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  58. I am a subscriber today.
    Sharon
    sharonwilliams73@gmail.com

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  59. I use reusable shopping bags for everything - I try to not use platic except for in thet trash bags.
    sharonwilliams73@gmail.com

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  60. We are going to stop using paper towels. We also found a recycling place that takes paper and glass, our curbside pickup is only newspaper, plastics, and cans.

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  61. I currently subscribe to your RSS feed. :)

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  62. We use reusable shopping bags. We are extremely diligent about recycling...we had to request a larger recycle can. We are working toward changing out "all" our light bulbs to LED's. We use reusable containers for beverages, lunches and cooking. We use natural remedies for our lawn and garden care issues...bug & pest control, fertilizer, etc.

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  63. We use cloth rags instead of papertowels and keep the lights turned off as much as possible.
    helencutie06@aol.com

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  64. I subscribe
    helencutie06@aol.com

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  65. We use reusable shopping bags and have an expanded garden this year. I also use a water bottle (plastic) and refill it instead of buying them.

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  66. I left a post earlier(Tara)and I am leaving you this one to let you know I have been subscribing for a couple of weeks and I LOVE your blog! I am new to couponing and have been able to cut my grocery bill by 66% from March to April this year! My email address is taralaxson@hotmail.com. Thanks so much for the great blog!

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  67. I started to use reusable shopping bags. We also stopped buying bottled water and using our PUR filter on our tap.
    Thanks

    stvns589 at charter dot net

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  68. I'm also a subscriber.
    Thanks again

    stvns589 at charter dot net

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  69. We recycle all our newspapers (especially those coupon bearing Sunday papers!) We use rags instead of paper towels. We have
    made the switch to cfl s. It's a
    start!

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  70. I've been using microfiber rags instead of paper towels when i can !
    www.bargainfun.blogspot.com

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  71. We switched to mostly CFL bulbs. I also use a Brita filter instead of buying water.

    frugalarmadillo at gmail dot com

    Thanks!

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  72. I've been a RSS subscriber for a while.

    frugalarmadillo at gmail dot com

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  73. No more bottled water for our family! I bought 4 SIGG bottles!!
    I'm a subscriber. renee9558@yahoo.com

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  74. we started our first vegetable garden this year and are trying to use reusable bags more often. thanks for the givaway!

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  75. Cool giveaway! We've been using canvas bags and switched to vinegar instead of fabric softener!!

    Little steps to help... making more along the way :)

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  76. We've stopped using paper towels and I'm working hard to remember my reusable shopping bags every time.

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  77. We recycle, use reusable shopping bags, stopped buying bottled water and are gardening again. :)

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