Thirty-One Purses and Bags Giveaway!

by Renee on May 1, 2012 · 55 comments

in Beauty, Fashion, life, Uncategorized

A few weeks ago I was shocked and saddened  to find my favorite lunch bag was no longer useable. Note to self don’t leave bananas in a bag in your car for an entire hot weekend!

This particular bag I had become attached to it was from Thirty-one and had latest me and my family over 3 years of use without incident.  I’m a brown bag it to work girl almost everyday since I like to workout on my lunch and don’t have time to go get food. What was I going to do?

I didn’t have time to be without my favorite lunch bag. This bag held everything  2 water bottle + glad containers, a real fork and kept it cold!

I posted a message to my friends on facebook to see who would be able to aid me in buying a new lunch bag and was shocked that none of my friends in my area had heard of 31? SERIOUSLY? How is that even possible!

My mission now is to share with you my many uses and LOVE of Thirty-One products! And of course help you get your hands on some!

WITH A GIVEAWAY!!! If you’re not a winner,  My friend Erin a thirty one consultant  was kind enough to set me up with an online party as well!

I was first introduced to Thirty- One  purses a few years back when my sister had a party. I bought a few things as they were so cute I coudldn’t say no!

After I started using them I now find it hard to use anything else! So I’m sharing with you my three favorite styles and giving you a chance to win one of them!

This bag is one of my all time favorites! The Storage Tote! It easily handles all my ridiculous items and transitions well from park to beach to home!  They come in handy as a quick gym bag too!

I’m not sure they make this color anymore (sad face) but as a mom I love that it NEVER shows dirt. I use it for quick day trips because it can hold my wallet, keys, sippy cups,snacks and an extra outfit easily without being uncomfortable to carry.

My boys like it because it has our name on it!  At crowded events they can always find “Mommy’s Bag”. They also are super easy to wash I throw mine in with my regular clothes all the time.

Of course I adore the lunch bag ( Thermal Tote)  which is how this all started!  I wish I had a photo of my first one, it was black and white with big polka dots!  This is my new one and it’s just as wonderful as the first!

I would be lying if I told this only works well for lunches! It’s also great for long car rides to keep drinks  and snacks cold for the kids.  I may have also used it a time or two tailgating :)  It is easier to carry than one of those styrofoam or plastic coolers. And I know for a fact it can hold six solid beers! 😉

My other favorite is the utility tote. In the above photo it is the Black & White bag in back. Some of you may know I run a watch businesses as well as this blog. I use one of these bags to store all of my beads and accessories.

I have a second that I use as an easy way to keep my blog information organized  all in one place.  The pockets outside of this bag are extremely useful. I can store pens, pencils, invoice sheets, stapler, you name it, all at easy access. No more fumbling around in the bottom of a bag to find it.

These bags are made from  extremely sturdy canvas and keep their shape really well even empty. This bag has been a lifesaver for me it’s fast to pick up and have all my things for my business at hand. Try easily taking a file cabinet with you! Thirty-one has been great for helping me keep it together!

This is the bag I keep for all my blog things, magazines, meal ideas, receipts and planning sheets all in one place:

I will be giving away ONE Thirty-One  bag to the winner selected at random from at 7pm on May 15th. You can enter up to three times:

1. Mandatory: You Must leave a comment telling me what bag you would like to win.

2. Optional: Follow me on twitter  @CuseComm  leave a separate comment and let me know you did.

3. Optional: Tweet:  “I entered to win a fabulous Thirty-One bag from The  Bendiful Blog @cusecomm and you can too: ” Or something along those lines! again leave a separate comment and let me know you did.

There you have it THREE Chances to win your choice of bags from Thirty-One and Bendiful!

I’m also hosting an online party through my friend Erin a Thirty-One Consultant which can be found here. There are tons of colors and styles to choose from I’m just sharing with you the ones I already own!

Erin has been kind enough to extend anyone who buys $31 dollars worth of bags can get an All in One Organizer bag that has a value of $20 for JUST $5! You can even get it personalized for just $7!  Craziness!



**Full disclosure I will be getting hostess rewards from anything you buy through my party. It is a very small teeny tiny  amount and is  paid in merchandise. Some of which I am giving away on the site.

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1 tiffany drape May 1, 2012 at 8:56 pm

you are the second person this week to show love for the 31 lunch bags. i had coffee w/ a friend yesterday who had hers in her bigger shoulder bag….i may have to just buy one b/c my lunch pail is a bit sad, it was free but doesn’t keep things cold very well!


2 bendiful May 1, 2012 at 8:58 pm

You have no idea I almost cried when I destroyed my first one. I adore mine!


3 tiffany drape May 1, 2012 at 10:35 pm

i can’t believe no one in NY has heard of them….*deep sigh* i looked and the thermal tote looks really functional.


4 Dutton May 1, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I love the way you’ve organized all of your stuff…I may need something like that for all of my teacher papers and such.


5 bendiful May 1, 2012 at 10:50 pm

These bags are great for teachers and they make all your work easy to transport! :)


6 nysunshine May 8, 2012 at 11:39 pm

I can’t wait to get the one I ordered then :) Think how efficient and organized I will be soon :)


7 Donna January 12, 2013 at 2:18 pm

My daughter-in-law is a consultant and gives me different things for Christmas, brithday, etc. A year of so ago she got me one of the larger utility totes, just at the time my current school bag had about seen its better days. I love it! I bring home a tote full of papers just about every day. My papers will lay flat in the bag so I don’t have to worry about them getting wrinkled up.


8 Donna January 12, 2013 at 2:20 pm

I also have the lunch tote and have found it to be very sturdy.


9 Dutton May 1, 2012 at 10:43 pm

I tried to look at them on your party site but the link did not work, it said you have to visit the consultants page first :)


10 bendiful May 1, 2012 at 10:48 pm

OPPS thank you yes go to this page first, then click on my paties and enter the Renee Benda party:


11 brandileigh2003 May 2, 2012 at 12:07 am

I’d love the organizing utility


12 brandileigh2003 May 2, 2012 at 12:08 am

twitter follower @brandileigh2003


13 brandileigh2003 May 2, 2012 at 12:09 am
14 Michele May 2, 2012 at 4:06 am

I so want to get my hands on a Storage Tote! I was just on the website, and they have some awesome colors to chose from!


15 Michele May 2, 2012 at 4:08 am

following on twitter @freyd08


16 Michele May 2, 2012 at 4:10 am



17 Missy May 2, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I would love a thermal tote (lunch bag)!!


18 Missy May 2, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Missy Stercho :)


19 bendiful May 2, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Hi Missy! Thanks for reading! :)


20 Amanda May 2, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I love thirty-one. I had a party in January. I love the new catalogue because they have orange stuff now. Do you live in Syracuse if I want to order something?

If I were win something I would want the orange large utility tote for tailgating :)


21 Amanda Lappin May 2, 2012 at 1:37 pm

It’s Amanda Lappin by the way :)


22 bendiful May 2, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Yes I live in the Cuse if you want to order anything :) thanks lady for reading I appreciate it!


23 Amanda Lappin May 2, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Awesome I’m excited I’m seriously addicted.


24 telitha hight (@thight1) May 3, 2012 at 2:31 am

i would love the utility tote to use as a diaper bag!
telithahight at yahoo


25 telitha hight (@thight1) May 3, 2012 at 2:33 am

i follow on twitter (thight1)


26 telitha hight (@thight1) May 3, 2012 at 2:34 am
27 telitha hight (@thight1) May 3, 2012 at 2:34 am
28 Missy May 4, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Second time :)
I would love a thermal tote (lunch bag)!


29 Amanda Perry (@amandamaryperry) May 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm

I love the thermal tote!!! I am always on the go w/ my son and this would be awesome. :)


30 Amanda Perry (@amandamaryperry) May 7, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I tweeted! :)


31 Donna May 8, 2012 at 2:34 pm

The storage tote!


32 Jen Correa @ Mom's Gotta Run May 8, 2012 at 7:21 pm

I love the large utility tote!


33 Missy May 8, 2012 at 7:27 pm

THIRD Time :)

I would love a thermal tote (lunch bag)!!


34 bendiful May 8, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Goooooooo Missy! Sharing is caring :)


35 Michele May 9, 2012 at 3:33 pm

tweeted @freyd08


36 Maureen May 10, 2012 at 3:09 am

I love the organizing utility totes and the large utility totes the best!!!!!



37 Maureen May 10, 2012 at 3:11 am

I follow you on Twitter!

Twitter Name: MoReenie24


38 Maureen May 10, 2012 at 3:12 am

I tweeted about this giveaway:!/MoReenie24/status/200422562935750660

Twitter Name: MoReenie24


39 Kylie Simpson May 14, 2012 at 12:19 am

Any of them would be great. I’m not sure I could really choose. Surprise me. :) I love reading your blog. Your ambition amazes me and you crack me up.


40 bendiful May 14, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Awww Thanks Kylie! I don’t know how YOU do it! One more baby would drive me to heavy drinking. God Bless You! All of this the running/blogging is really just super cheap therapy :)


41 Alison May 14, 2012 at 2:09 am

I love the utility tote!! Indeed another for the beach this summer!


42 Melissa @ Treats With a Twist May 14, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I really need something to either carry around my files and magazines for my blog OR a swim bag! But I probably need a file-based bag most!


43 Melissa @ Treats With a Twist May 14, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I follow you on Twitter!
On a side note, congratulations on winning the Mother’s Day GIVEAWAY from Treats With a Twist! I’m excited for you :)


44 Shannon Hitchcock May 14, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I like the utility and the thermal! Great blog, cuz!


45 Shannon Hitchcock May 14, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Oh and now I follow you on twitter too! @ShannyCuse


46 Sometimes_I_Make_Stuff May 15, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Hey Renee! I love your post, and I really want to have a thirtyone party this summer. The bag I like the most is not really a bag but the “about town blanket”. This would come in quite handy with Grace, especially since I plan on going to lots of parks and beaches with her this summer!


47 Sometimes_I_Make_Stuff May 15, 2012 at 9:46 pm

I love this post, I just discovered thirtyone bags not that long ago. Since I carry a baby bag everywhere I tend to gravitate more towards the organizers and other accessories. I would love to win the around town blanket, that would really come in handy with the baby! :)


48 Sometimes_I_Make_Stuff May 15, 2012 at 9:47 pm

By the way, this is Sarah Youngman. I didn’t realize what screenname it was posting under! LOL


49 Sometimes_I_Make_Stuff May 15, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Aaaaand I’m following you on twitter! @SarahTarq


50 Sometimes_I_Make_Stuff May 15, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Aaaaaand I tweeted! 😉


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