Full-Court Press Freebie! 53 winners!

Here at Green Bag Lady we are doing a FULL-COURT PRESS (see definition #2) to get everyone to stop using single use bags. We want all shoppers to use reusable/fabric bags all the time! To prove the point we are giving away 50 bags. Yup, 50!

AND, we have incentive for you to help us. We have 3 great prize packs for those of you that send the most people over to enter this freebie. All you have to do it post about this on your blog, Facebook, Twitter account, etc. and get people to come over and enter (scroll down for more info).

Here is the pile of 50 bags. All are lightweight and can be folded small enough to fit in your purse or pocket. You will always have it with you! No excuses.

And, here is what the prize packs look like. Each one contains:
2 sturdy Ikea fabric reusable shopping bags
5 reusable produce bags
1 Green Bag Lady metal water bottle.

This one has an animal theme.
 This one is ocean themed.
 And this one has a tree theme.
What do you think? Are you all in for a FULL COURT PRESS? Join us in ridding the world of single use bags!

To enter to win a bag (open to everyone, world-wide):
•LEAVE A COMMENT, IN THE COMMENT LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THIS FORMAT: name(at)something(dot)com it is important to spell out DOT and AT so you don't get spam, if you DO NOT leave an email address, you will not be entered in the freebie.

•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS 9pm (Mountain Time) Wednesday, Nov 13. (winners will be notified no later than Nov 14 via email and here on the blog so CHECK BACK!)

Don't forget to leave us your email!

50 lucky people will be picked at random to win one of these great shopping bags!

One entry per person. If you enter more than once, all your entries will be disqualified.

We will ship these shopping bags internationally. You MUST use English for your comments. Do the best you can. Non-English comments will be removed.

To enter the prize pack freebie (open only to residents of USA & Canada only):
•Leave a comment with your name (can be a nickname) and your email address and tell us you are entering the prize pack freebie.

•Do a blog post/email/facebook/twitter, etc. and tell everyone to come and enter this freebie for a bag. Make sure they tell us YOU sent them in their comment. Make sure they all use the SAME name for you!

•The THREE people with the most referrals will get one of these fabulous prize packs to make you über green! Deadline is also 
9pm (Mountain Time) Wednesday, Nov 13(winners of the prize packs will also be notified no later than Nov 14 via email and here on the blog so CHECK BACK!)

Good luck everyone!! The Full-Court BAG Press is officially ON! Teresa

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Anonymous said...

Long wanted to win one of your nice and useful bag. Away back I wrote to your dad.
Sorry for my bad English and for Google translate)
my email erinajul@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the chance to win one of these bags :-)
miloatodessa (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anna McCurdy said...

I have been a fortunate winner in the past of your bags- they are lovely and I use your bag all the time.
I would love to win your prize freebie- my nickname is quiltmom. I will post it on my facebook page.
Regards from Alberta, Canada,

April said...

Those bags are gorgeous! Presumably the vegetable bags are for bagging veggies that you get at the store or market?

dwndrgn at hot mail dot com

Roni said...

I've been told many times about how amazing you are by the lovely Lia from Lia's Handmades (one of my best friends!), so I would love to have one of these bags!

roniangel85 (at) gmail (dot) com

Lia*s Handmades said...

Posted it on FB and my blog, told people to mention me, although I'm fully aware I can't win any of the prize packs for neither being a US nor a Canadian resident, lol!

These bags are all gorgeous though and I love all of mine that I have!

Lia's Handmades

Anonymous said...

Love GBL!!!


Anonymous said...

Hi! Hope I can win another beautiful bag. Hugs Lupita

Мария Нечаева said...

Attending the first time, I want to win, that would ensure quality! nechaevamc(AT)gmail(dot)com

Emilia said...

Prize pack attempt!!
Rubberduckywon ( at) gmail(dot)com

Tatiana said...

Great bags! Hopefully I'll get lucky! Thank you!

Eduard Plotnikau said...

Lovely bags! Thanks to all participants of the project "Green Bag Lady".

Alibekova Ismira said...

I'll get lucky)))

Ирина Пархоменко said...

Your bags are beautiful! Thanks for the draw!

Kathy said...

I'd LOVE to win this set!! I was sent here by Emilia Erickson :)


bnbboutique @ gmail com

NHeimberg said...

Emilia sent me Thanks for this opportunity.

Monkeys and Angels said...

I would love to win a bag. Thank you for this chance. This is a wonderful project! My email is monkeytaylz@gmail.com

Leisa Sandles said...

Would love to win one of your fabulous bags! Fingers crossed xx

penny said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity. pennymhydeATgmailDOTcom

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the inspiration! Katherine freeman (at) bellsouth (dot) net

Galina said...

These bags are just great!


Suse said...

What a fantastic idea :-)
Thank you for the chance to win one of your bags.
Susan (Australia) xx

Lydia said...

Your bags look awesome.

email is lydia(at)littlekiwis(dot)co(dot)nz

Emilia Erickson sent me over to say "Hi"

Алсу Хуснулгатина said...

So beautiful, I'll be glad to get one of them.Alsoy(at)gmail(dot)com

Beth said...

You are absolutely awesome! Thanks so much for raising awareness every day.

wordygirl (at) earthlink (dot) net

Bish said...

These bags are so colourful, I love them. If i do not win then I will definitely be trying to make some, either way I will try.

My e-mail address is;

Anonymous said...

Great idea!How many bags!

Сергей Кулаков said...

I want to give my wife :) Thank you for what you are doing! :)
E-mail: fatalistyco(at)gmail(dot)com

Gill said...

Great idea!


ANNA said...

I hope ho have to opportunity to win a bag. So lovely. Thanks in advance

Maria F said...

Amazing bags as always!
Maria F

Anonymous said...

Teresa, wonderful bags!

Lee said...

Thanks GBL and I would love to enter to win a prize pack!

Rebekka said...

Wow, this is such a good idea! I'd love to win one :-). Rebekka_a_d(at)hotmail (dot) com

Burovik said...

Hi there. The bags are traditionally amazing, made with care and concern. So I cross my fingers and await...


Alisa said...

Thank you so much for work you do!


Nataliya Chernenok said...


Shalini said...

Your bags are so useful. Please enter me!!



Pilipita said...

I love yours Bags. Thank you for the opportunity to win.
Maria del Pilar

Yakovleva Ekaterina said...


Mango said...

I love Green Bags sooo much!


Unknown said...

Appreciate the noble cause !
jonpuri (at)gmail dot com

Tracy Jarman said...

Thank you for the chance to win the reusable bags! tjarman(at)adelphia(dot)net

Anonymous said...

It's a good chance to win one of these bags!

Anonymous said...

Yea!! Thank you for the chance to win. gambypoppy(at)yahoo(dot)com


Marina Khrol said...

Thank you for the chance to win one of these bags :-)

Monique Belmer said...

Thanks so much for the chance. My reusable bags are starting to wear out so this would be great. Lia's homemade sent me. monique.belmer at gmail dot com

sherrie0568 said...

Sherrie0568(at)yahoo(dot)com sent by Emilia Erickson thank you :)

Lori said...

I love your bags and the idea of getting rid of paper and plastic. Thanks for a chance. You ladies are the best.

Марина Шо said...

Thank you for the chance to win one of these bags! I like it!!!

Anonymous said...

My sister has already won his bag, and I really want to win your beautiful bag for me and my mom! I hope this time I get lucky too!

Sam Breen said...

Lovely bags, once again! Thank you!


Debo said...

Love these bags & would definitely use them!! LOL - I do reuse plastic bags until they just can't be used anymore!! My email is: hirschd@wowway.com

Jennifer said...

Would love to win a bag!

pinkcarnation2006 (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

very cool bag! I hope to win)

Anonymous said...

Love these bags & would love to win one.

cabinquilter (at) acegroup (dot) cc

Post from Tami

Mom C said...

Thanks for the bags. I'm conscientious when I remember but it's the remembering part, from the car to the store that gets me. Thanks.
bc(underscore) hats (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Anonymous said...

Trying again :)

Anonymous said...

I was sent here by my daughter Julia from Lia's Handmades.

We all love and use your fantastic bags!


Romuha said...

The people that came up with this campaign - well done! Bag-charm! Maybe I'll get lucky? I very much want the bag!
My email rkramarenkon@gmail.com

kim t. said...

these are beautiful! I don't have a fb..oh well. :)


VeronikaD said...

I'll get lucky!Great bags!
I have twins and it is difficult for me to collect in one bag all the things that my babies want to take with him for a walk. And of course, I want that my kids' toys and clothes were lying in an ecologically clean bag, not a plastic bag. But there is no fabric bags in our city . That's why I want to win one of Green bad lady.I really need it)


It's a good chance to win one of these bags!Thank you)

Virginia said...

Who wouldn't want to shop with one of these bags? I would be grateful to receive one, they are so colourful and practical. Thanks for encouraging us to use cloth bags.

Anonymous said...


I would like to get one of your green bags, of course.
They are beautiful and very sweet :)))

You've heard it many times, perhaps, but your idea is very useful.
Well done! I am so happy for your idea!

I hope for good luck.

Julia, from Russian Federation.
ginger8snaps (at) gmail (dot) com

Laurie said...

Beautiful bags! Thanks for everything you do!

Melissa Graham said...

So many beautiful fabrics!! Thanks again for all you do.


Anonymous said...

Entering the prize pack freebie. Name I told to put is cebluc



Anonymous said...

Emilia sent me :)

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi and wow what beautiful fabrics and colors! You are doing something great and I love the idea.
My email is corbisiroj(at)gmail(dot)com Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie Corbisiero said...

In my last entry I spelled my email wrong. It's corbisieroj(at)gmail(dot)com thanks Julie

Sarah Grimm said...

I'd love a bag! cebluc sent me to check them out and they're beautiful.

sarahgrimm99 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

I agree that everyone should use your great bags! Would love to win one and share their goodness with my friends here in Japan. I found out about your great giveaway via Lia's Handmades.

Hillary MacBain said...

Fingers crossed for a win! hillary.macbain AT gmail DOT com

Emilia said...

This looks like an awesome give away! Thank you!
emlouy (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...



Bernie Paquette said...

I find stories in litter; your zero waste reusable green bags each tell their own personal story.
Bernie- litterstories(at)yahoo(dot)com
Thank You Danielle Richardet (of It Starts With Me) for passing along GBL.

CarrieByTheSea said...

I would absolutely love to win one of these bags! Love the patterns too...1000x better than the reusable bags you can buy at the store. I'll keep my fingers crossed for a win win win!



Anonymous said...

It starts with me, thank you for passing along. I could definitely put these bags to good use. One to keep, two to share and encourage others to go green.
Thanks for the chance to win,

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win and for all that you do!


Anonymous said...


I would like to "WIN" one of your green bags, of course.
They are pretty cute and very sweet


Sue D said...

Love using these bags. Thanks for the chance to win.
slrdowney (at) hotmail (dot) com

anastacia said...

entering the prize pack freebie.
posted on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ecolicious-Mama-with-Green-Sleeves/129295983765684
great works:) true steward of our planet, GBL!

ecoliciousmama at gmail dot com
tweeted too:)anastacia @ecoliciousmama

my g/f Danielle (ISWM blogger)posted it

Jane Ritz said...

These bags are beautiful. They're exactly what I need. I've had back surgery and have had to lighten everything. That's not an easy chore with a bag. Thank you for this opportunity.

keep it percolating said...

Thanks, another fun giveaway! mrsjprince(at) gmail(dot) com

Anonymous said...

Would love to have one of the free bags or free bag packs! They look beautiful! Thank you so much!

Name: clhuang
Email: clhuangc(at)gmail(dot)com

Roz Roser said...

Would love to win! So much nicer than the supermarket reusables!
tambaroora (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Hi, I tried to leave a comment earlier but was having difficulty…if you got more than one of these please consider counting it as one :)

Love your bags and vision!

Learned about you via Danielle Richardet: It Starts With Me

Regardless of winning, I pledge to start giving away reusable bags to the occasional person I meet in line without one.

Inspired by Beth Terry to carry extra reusable bags to give away to spread the word.

Parallel Kat
email me at: youasamachine (at) gmail (dot) com

Anna Vjakse said...

Beautiful bags! Thank you for the chance to win!


Maxima said...

Green bags are gorgeous! Love :-)

Nika said...

I'll get lucky!
These bags are wonderful!
My sister has one of them.So,she always takes it with her when she goes to the shop. It looks really great!
And all people look back, as such fabric bags unusual for Russian.
Anyway,I want this bag a lot!


Anonymous said...

thank you very much for the chance! Hope to get one!
olezhka(at) o2.pl

WandaFish said...

Love your bags and I try to spread the message! If I win another it will be gifted on. Thanks for all you do :)


Ljywka said...

Thanks for your pretty and useful bags I'd like to have a chance to win one.

Ljywka said...

My mail is ljywka(at)gmail(dot)com

Galina said...

This colorful bags give a good mood!I hope to win one of them. Galina.25.04(at)mail(dot)ru

Heather Kelly said...

What a generous and clever giveaway! I saw the link on Facebook from "It Starts With Me" page...Heather
heather1002 at gmail Dot com


Anonymous said...

Great idea, thanks

Lyra said...

Beautiful bags! Thanks for the chance to win!

Rosa Vetrov said...

Love your bags!


Anonymous said...

cebluc sent me chillyray82(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Bags!! delstar137(at)yahoo(dot)com

Marie James said...

reusable bags are so easy and the responsible thing to do, Green Bag Lady is awesome.
mepjames at gmail dot com

AnnaD said...

These bags are so wonderful. Tanks for the chance to win one of them! I love these bags.
I hope they all get a good home.


Maria Antonescu said...

Beautiful bags! Saw your prize pack freebie on My Plastic Free Life.

Thanks for the chance, Maria

Roman said...

Thank you for the chance to win one of these bags :-) Its good idea!
My email

Karen in TN said...

I'd love to win one of the bags.

kolists (at) gmail (dt) com

Books On The Knob said...

I am entering for the prize pack

Books on the Knob booksontheknob(at)gmail(dot)com

Александр Грызин said...

Your bags are beautiful!

Sketch Gurl said...

Let me see if I am lucky enough to win your bag. Here is my email:

Virginia said...

Keeping my fingers crossed!


Oh, I found out about your offer from Bonnie Monteleone who may or may not have informed you about her effort to reduce (ideally eliminate) plastic debris in the oceans of this world.

Maria said...

I sent a few people your way as BearMountainBooks Maria.

Lovely bags. We need them here in Austin since they banned single use bags!

marias books (no space)

Anonymous said...

Really cute bags! Thanks to A Plastic Free Life for sharing.


readerlady said...

Love your bags and would like to have another. Maria from Bear Mountain Books sent me over.


Anonymous said...

Cebluc sent me...told me I need to try and win one of these cool bags clwolfe125(AT)Comcast(Dot) com

Anonymous said...

thank you for the wonderful bags!

Sandy Abrams said...

Emilia Erickson sent me here. I really appreciate wwhat you are doing because we are reaching a point where so many bags are being made from scratch that it can become a source of pollution in and of itself.

By using donated fabric you are not causing more to be made. Thank you.

Sandy Abrams

If I win, I'll pass it on to someone who needs one because I have several and don't need more.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a bag.


Valarie P said...

I would love to win a bag. I try to remember to take them with me when I shop, but don't always remember. This might help because they are so nice.
valpelissero (at) yahoo (dot) com

Mari Mari said...

Amazing bags! Love it.


Anonymous said...

Books on the Knob booksontheknob(at)gmail(dot)com referred me to your contest. Whoa...those are lovely bags. Would be great to win one.


Windy said...

These look beautiful. Would love to win a prize pack. Email address is simkins(dot)south(at)verizon(dot)net

Anonymous said...

cebluc sent me this link. Love the bags

Anonymous said...

cebluc sent me to the website.

Krissy Kramer said...

My daughter Danielle Richardet sent me this link. Love the bags you made her and I would LOVE to have one of my own! kriskramer56@gmail.com

Kris C. said...

I love reusable shopping bags. Got this link from Emilia Erickson. kclementsdvm (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Cebluc sent me here. Great bags!

Anonymous said...

Green bags forever! Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

I use your bags and many that I have made all of the time. Thanks for all you do. BJ in Idaho. hawkibeaver(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

hi! Emilia Erickson sent me. my email is
you're awesome!! thanks

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win. spamplex(at)hotmail(dot)com

booksontheknob(at)gmail(dot)com sent me.

SBloom said...

Would love to have one of the free bags!


Anonymous said...

What lovely bags! I'd love to have one and am entering the contest: unicorn (at) vt (dot) edu I'm particularly interested in seeing the light green fabric that looks like it might have branches on it and a hint of purple that could be a flower or butterfly wings. I'm next most curious about the purple-blue one that looks like it has purple flowers, then the medium blues that kind of swirl together that's two bags from the green one I mentioned. (If I had the choice of bags, I'd probably pick one of those. Though I don't know what they look like for sure, they do look like something I'd carry everywhere.) I'm intrigued by the glimpses of some of the other blue patterns, too - I love looking at fabrics! My favorite colors are green, blue, & purple. Any chance for more pictures once you pick the 50 winners? Some of my re-usable bags are wearing out, so I could use a replacement bag, should I win one. If I don't, I'd still like to see more pictures. :) Thank you for the giveaway!

I was told about your contest by Books on the Knob (booksontheknob(at)gmail(dot)com).

Anonymous said...

hi. these bags look great. thanks for the chance.
Emilia sent me.

Anonymous said...

Great Project, I would love to add some of your creations to my reusable shopping stash!

vaughn parsons said...

id love a handbag, Emilia Erickson sent me. i hope she wins! she awesome! Vaughneagan(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the chance to win one of these bags. Your bads are really nice. I have never won anything. And I hope, that I'll win.
anitaklaas (at) gmail (dot) com

Vasilisa said...

These bags are beautiful. They're exactly what I need.


Vera said...

I hope to win one of these bags! vera_straxova(at)mail(dot)ru

Chad Erickson said...

I would love to give one to my wife.
fisherman1239 (at)gmail(dot)com
Emilia sent me over.

Anonymous said...

I would be happy to win one of your bags!

Adryteje said...

Hi! I LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE this freebie...fabrics are so nice! I want to give a rest to my #3180 :) Hugs! adriadru(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win! Love reusable stuff!

Brenda Eaddy said...

cebluc sent me

Anonymous said...

cebluc sent me

I woud be happy to receive a bag cwilliamsonbey@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Would love to win a bag. They are so awesome. awyatt(at)djcengineering(dot)com

Cebluc sent me!

Anonymous said...

I love these beautiful bags! butwhy5809(at)msn(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I like your bag!

Lille Maya said...

I would like to win one of your green bags :-)


Alisa said...

Thanks for the chance to win!


sweetpea said...

LOVE the fabrics!!! Would love to win one!
my email is

Anonymous said...

Emilia E sent me!

Treefrog00 (at)Hotmail(dot)com

LedyLada said...

I would absolutely love to win one of these bags!


Anonymous said...

Hi, my neighbor-friend Emilia Erikson sent me - I would love a free bag! My name is in my email: jonistellar(at)yahoo(dot)com Thanks! this is an awesome project!

Deborah Barber said...

I'd love a handmade bag.I just love those bags.Emilia Erickson sent me. titans_58@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Cebluc sent me to look at your fabulous bags. Molly(dot)purplespree03(at)yahoo(dot)com

ElendilPickle said...

I heard about your contest from Books on the Knob, and I'd love to win a bag! ElendilPickle (at) gmail {dot} com

Galina said...

Thanks for the chanсe to win! san.21.06(at)mail(dot)ru

Debbie said...

Great bags! Although I already use cloth bags, I have family who don't and I'd love to be able to pass these on to them!


I was referred by booksontheknob(at)gmail(dot)com

Jamie Frankum said...

Jamie Frankum


I'd love the free bag or the prize package. They all look great to add to the collection!! :-)

seamefly said...

Jessica Dixon
seamefly (at) aol (dot) com

I was referred by Danielle Richardet from ItStartsWithMe

Crossing my fingers!

Carla said...

I would love to have one of your bags. I love horses, dogs, animals or purple!

I am cjay (at) iavalley (dot) edu

I was referred by booksontheknob(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a bag. Cebluc sent me.


Amber Pierce said...

Wow. It's getting competitive now. Love these bags and bag lady rocks. Emilia sent me. I won once before, but email never came so I try in again :) apierce7(at)sbcglobal (dot) net.

Anonymous said...

Love the bags! Cebluc sent me and I'd love to win a bag oxodree44oxo@msn.com

belli said...

Emilia Erickson sent me
I would love a bag to use in our plastic bag free county!!


Angel said...

I would love to win a bag.


Geneva said...

Geneva waters genevawaters1973atyahoo(dot)com

Susan Dougill said...

Melissa Graham sent me :-)

Roman said...

Bags are excellent! Great idea to organize it all! I too would like a bag.
My email

Romuha said...

Bags are excellent! Great idea to organize it all! I too would like a bag.
My email

Roma said...

Each person should get a bag. Great idea to organize it all! I too would like a bag.
My Email

roma said...

Each person should get a bag. Great idea to organize it all! I too would like a bag.
My Email

Olga Kolesnikova said...

Olga Kolesnikova
These are the best bags! Thank you for what you are doing. This is the best idea, which helps take care of the whole world! This is very cool!
My email: olgakolesnikova38@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Your bags are so beautiful! My sister and I need bags to help us carry books the books we pick up from our used book drives. We have an organization called Books With No Bounds, where we ship books to First Nation communities in remote regions of Canada. Any bags you donate would be put to good use!
www.facebook.com (and then search bookswithnobounds)
bookswithnobounds (at) cogeco (dot)ca
Thank you very much,
Emma and Julia
Teens on a MISSION

Roma said...

Lovely bags! Thanks to all participants of the project "Green Bag Lady".
My email

Roman said...

Amazing bags as always!
My email

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

Thanks for the entry, Tami Chaulk sent me!

Roman said...

Bags - class! I hope I'm lucky to win wonderful bag!
My Email

Ольга Кондратьева said...

great chance to get a wonderful eco-bag! I very much hope.
My email: