Friday, July 27, 2012

PlanetBox Review & Giveaway!!

~This giveaway is CLOSED~

I'm positive most of you have heard of PlanetBox, but for those who haven't, get ready to learn about a truly awesome resource that's great for EVERYONE!

To quote PlanetBox's website, PlanetBox is:
"lunch transportation for a green generation".
I just love that!

I would have been tickled pink to have a lunch box like this when I was a kid. I had a blue plastic Smurf lunch box (which I still have, btw!). I remember when I'd open it at lunchtime I'd find the little plastic baggies of food were all jumbled together and smooshed after having been pummeled by my matching :) thermos. Oh and I remember the latch on that box, too - that flimsy thing would pop open and my sad little lunch would end up all over the sidewalk. Really, no joke - that happened to me! It's funny to think about now, but even at 7 years old that drove me crazy!

Well, I'm delighted to say that PlanetBox has come up with a fantastic solution to those old lunch box problems. They designed lunch trays with compartments! More than that, the compartments are specifically measured with portion control in mind. And the latch on the box is excellent in that not only does it stay closed when needed, it's easy for little hands to manipulate. No tricky closures here!

Want to know what is really cool about these boxes? They are made of stainless steel which means they are non-toxic, they won't stain, and they don't retain the odors from lunches past! Also, they are completely reusable! Totally eco-friendly AND they're dishwasher safe. Talk about economical and efficient!

Want to know what James would say is the coolest thing about these boxes? The magnets! The founders and creators of PlanetBox (a husband & wife team who are parents themselves) didn't overlook the fact that they were making lunch boxes for kids. They came up with the brilliant idea of making magnet sets to adhere to the outside of the box. They are removable and you can mix and match the many sets!

We've had our PlanetBox for about a year now and we just l-o-v-e it. We've used it quite often over the past 12 months and I'm pleased to say it's still as good as new!

Here's a photo of James and his Planetbox. (This day's meal included: carrot sticks, pitted cherries, blueberries, popcorn, star shaped peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat, and a few gluten free cookie buttons.) James and I have such fun coming up with new ideas for filling up those compartments and new ways to display his food. He enjoys his meals so much and I know he's getting everything he needs and in just the amount he needs.

(Feeling not so creative when it comes to food combos? There are TONS of meal ideas on PlanetBox's Facebook page and an excellent grocery list printable on their store website.)

And with this handy carrying bag, it's super easy for James to tote his lunch to camp. The handle is just his size and the whole system is sleek - not at all bulky. On the outside of the bag there's a place for his water bottle, and a pocket for a mid-morning snack. On the inside is an interior slot for a PlanetBox cold kit, and even a couple little straps that secure utensils or a sweet little love note. :)

We have the complete Rover set, so we also have these awesome little "dippers". We use these containers all.the.time. They are excellent for holding wet and dry foods. And they don't have to be used with your lunch box, either. In fact, both of our dippers are in my diaper bag right now holding cheerios and goldfish crackers! :)

Ok, so now you understand why I'm such a huge fan of PlanetBox. Would you like one of your own? You can hop on over to the PlanetBox shop and buy one now. True, they initial price may seem a tiny bit high, but consider the fact that these are reusable - meaning they'll last you a lot longer than a brown paper bag and plastic baggies! Care for them properly and you'll enjoy your lunch box for YEARS! It ends up being a savings for sure.

You can also enter to WIN a PlanetBox! Yep, that's right, the lovely folks at PlanetBox are very generously gifting a Rover set to one of my readers! And we're talking the COMPLETE set here! (A $60 value!)

One very lucky person will receive:
:: 1 Rover lunch box
:: 1 Magnet set (the design is the winner's choice)
:: 1 Dipper set
:: 1 Carry bag (the color is the winner's choice)

Are you excited?! I am!! I'm thrilled that one of you will get to enjoy the fun and goodness that is PlanetBox! :D

Here's what you need to do to enter to win:
Mandatory entry:
1. Leave a comment on this post.

Extra entries (i.e. more chances to win!!):
2. Like PlanetBox on Facebook and leave me a separate comment on this post letting me know you have/already do.
3. Follow PlanetBox on Pinterest and leave me a separate comment on this post letting me know you have/already do.
4. Like Counting Coconuts on Facebook and leave me a separate comment on this post letting me know you have/already do.
5. Follow Counting Coconuts on Pinterest and leave me a separate comment on this post letting me know you have/already do.
6. Subscribe to Counting Coconuts (in whatever way suits you) and leave me a separate comment on this post letting me know you have/already do.
7. After today come back and leave me one comment per day on this post until the end of the giveaway.

*Reminder re: separate comments - each entry will be counted as a chance to win. If you put all of your entry requirements into just ONE comment, you'll only have ONE chance to win.

This giveaway will end on Thursday, August 2nd at 9pm Atlantic Time, and is open only to those with a US address.

Good luck!

~All photos courtesy of Planetbox.com~

982 comments:

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Rohvin said...

I subscribe to Counting Coconuts!

Chrissy said...

daily comment: If I don't win these will be on our Christmas wish list for sure. Thanks for hosting.

Tanya M said...

Thank you for the giveaway.

Still Me said...

I would've loved this as a kid as well. :)

Still Me said...

Great lunchbox!

Still Me said...

liked Planetbox on FB

Still Me said...

liked Counting Coconuts on FB

Still Me said...

following Planetbox on Pinterest

Still Me said...

following you on Pinterest

Still Me said...

subscribed to your blog

Amy Sisson said...

Would love to win this! Thanks -- Amy S.

Amy Sisson said...

I just liked Planetbox on Facebook. Thanks again! -- Amy S.

Caterina said...

This would be wonderful to win.

Caterina said...

I like Counting Coconuts on facebook.

Caterina said...

I am an email subscriber.

Alicia said...

Daily entry. :)

Anonymous said...

I follow you on Pinterest.

Anonymous said...

I follow Planet Box on Pinterest.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this for my 9 year old!

Anonymous said...

7/30 entry :-)

Samantha W said...

Thanks for the opportunity to enter such a great giveaway!!!

Jennifer Lambert said...

This would be a great addition to muffin tin lunchtimes!

Jennifer Lambert said...

I follow Planetbox on Facebook

Jennifer Lambert said...

I follow Planetbox on Pinterest

Jennifer Lambert said...

I follow Counting Coconuts on Facebook

Jennifer Lambert said...

I follow Counting Coconuts on Pinterest

Jennifer Lambert said...

I subscribe to Counting Coconuts with email

Unknown said...

Would love to win this! Thank You!!!

Michelle said...

This would be awesome for my 1st grader who will be taking lunch to school!

Michelle said...

I LIKED Planetbox on facebook...

Michelle said...

This would be an awesome thing to win!

Tawny said...

What a great giveaway!

Dana said...

Looks amazing. Must have this!!

Yvonnee said...

Thanks for the opportunity.
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Yvonnee said...

I liked planetbox on FB.

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Yvonnee said...

I Follow PlanetBox on Pinterest.

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Yvonnee said...

I Like Counting Coconuts on Facebook.

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Yvonnee said...

I Follow Counting Coconuts on Pinterest.

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Yvonnee said...

I Subscribe to Counting Coconuts via google.
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Hillary said...

I love the magnets and how they make it customizable!

Mallie Shirk said...

I like and posted how much I like planetbox on Pinterest!

Mallie Shirk said...

Commenting to say I posted on pinterest that I love the fact I discovered your blog from planetbox.com. I am excited to apply things from your blog into our everyday life of school. Thank you! I liked you on pinterest. :)

Mallie Shirk said...

I liked counting coconuts on facebook!

Mallie Shirk said...

I like counting coconuts on facebook!

Mallie Shirk said...

Subscribed to your blog! yay!

Kate said...

Entering for today. I love this give-away! Many thanks.

kate

Traci said...

What a wonderful giveaway, hope I win:-)!!!!!!!

Jaclyn said...

Here's my third day entry

MomonaMission said...

Just checking in for my dail entry :)

Unknown said...

I love the planetbox lunchboxes. I'd would love to win this set.

Unknown said...

follow counting coconut via email..

Kandi said...

Oh, this would be awesome to win :)

Kandi said...

i "like" planet box & follow them on twitter :)

Unknown said...

Daily entry. Thank you!

Rohvin said...

Great giveaway!

Counting Coconuts said...

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LeighSabey said...

Leigh Sabey
Thanks for the fun giveaway!

LeighSabey said...

Leigh Sabey
I liked Planetbox on Facebook!

LeighSabey said...

I followed Planetbox on Pinterest

Heather said...

Just posting today, I'm excited to see who the winner is.
Heather

Unknown said...

This would be perfect for my picky eater for school.

Unknown said...

My picky eater would love this lunch kit.

Unknown said...

I follow you on Facebook.

amberlee said...

Cannot wait to win!

Tanya M said...

Great giveaway! Thank you!!!

Sarah Sterling said...

I like Counting Coconuts on Facebook.9

Sarah Sterling said...

I follow Counting Coconuts on pinterest.

Olives and Pickles said...

Love planet box! thanks for hosting.
patty

Alicia said...

The one thing I remember to do every day is my daily giveway post. :)

Leisure Treasure said...

This lunch bag looks so practical. I would love to try it. Thank you!

Leisure Treasure said...

I am subscribed to your emails. Thank you!

Dana said...

Wonderful product! Hope to have one some day :). Thanks!!

Yvonnee said...

Thanks for the opportunity.
Yvonnee
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Samantha W said...

this is the first blog contest i have ever entered - hoping for some beginners luck ;)

Jaclyn said...

Day four entry!

SereneB said...

Seems like a great product.

SereneB said...

Liked Planet box on Facebook

SereneB said...

Subscribed to CC via Feedly

Still Me said...

Great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

With school just a short few weeks away...this would be great to have!

Kat said...

woohoo planetbox!

MomonaMission said...

Checking in for my daily comment. I love your blog and thank you for hosting this give away!

Unknown said...

What a great lunch box design! I can't wait for my twins to be old enough for a lunch box of their own!

Anonymous said...

7/31/12 entry - just finished doing some work now watching the water polo game!

Unknown said...

comment for the day

Traci said...

Checking in for today!!!! I have my fingers crossed!!:-)

Miriam Rabaza said...

I just found your site and I love it! This lunchbox looks like just what I've been looking for but hadn't found yet! Thanks for the great info!

Miriam Rabaza said...

Following CC on pinterest

Miriam Rabaza said...

Liked CC on facebook

Miriam Rabaza said...

followed planet box on pinterest

Miriam Rabaza said...

liked planetbox on facebook!

Still Me said...

I would love to win this! :)

Tanya M said...

Great giveaway!!! Thank you!

Rohvin said...

Loving your sensory bins!(daily post)

Alicia said...

Wow - so many comments! Awesome! Daily entry.

Dana said...

Love it!

Kite Koop Keeper said...

I SOOO need this for our new Kindergartener! I hope we win!

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Kite Koop Keeper said...

We like PlanetBox on FB

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Kite Koop Keeper said...

We already like your blog on FB

Kite Koop Keeper said...

I already subscribe to CC via email

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Kite Koop Keeper said...

I follow via pinterest at A Nation of Moms

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Samantha W said...

happy August 1! summer is just flying by...

MomonaMission said...

stopping in for my daily post! <3 your blog!

Kate said...

Entering for the day! Love this give-away. Thanks.

kate

Unknown said...

So excited for this giveaway! Thanks!

Traci said...

Ok now I have my fingers and toes crossed!!!;-)

Unknown said...

Keeping my fingers crossed:) I would love to win this!

Hanley-Cannon Clan said...

Love your blog and the giveaway!

Hanley-Cannon Clan said...

Love your blog and the giveaway!

2busymom2six said...

I love everything on this blog! So many wonderful ideas! Thank you for this give-away opportunity!

Jaclyn said...

Fifth day comment. I want this lunchbox sooooooooo badly!

Unknown said...

Daily entry :)

thinkangl said...

Like many people, I think, I have been waiting on ordering a Planetbox, hoping that I could find a sale or deal on a Planetbox for my son. Great giveaway!

thinkangl said...

I like Planetbox on Facebook.

thinkangl said...

I "liked" Counting Coconuts" on Facebook also. Wonderful page. Thanks. :)

Christina said...

I would love to have one of these gorgeous boxes for my first grader. I think that it will ease my fears about packing her lunch daily!

Christina Byard said...

I would love this for my first grader! Thanks for the review.

Tanya M said...

Great giveaway! Thank you!

Christina Byard said...

I like PLanetbox on Facebook.

Christina Byard said...

I follow Planetbox on pinterest

awbaker15 said...

What a great product!

awbaker15 said...

Following you on Facebook now!

awbaker15 said...

Already follow you on pinterest

awbaker15 said...

Following planet box oon pinterest

awbaker15 said...

Liked planet box on FB

Alicia said...

Oooh, last day! Daily entry.

Unknown said...

Last daily post. I can't wait to hear who the winner is! Thank You again.

Ruth said...

Thank you for this giveaway! We'd love to have one for lunches! We're trying to phase out plastic so this would be a great help!
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Ruth said...

I like PlanetBox on FB. Ruth J.
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Ruth said...

I like Counting Coconuts on FB. Ruth J.
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Ruth said...

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Anonymous said...

8/2 entry - We are going to hit the pool today with some friends :-)

Naomi Joy said...

Count me in!

Naomi Joy said...

I would love to win this!

cathyb said...

I would love to give this to my daughter who starts kindergarden this year

cathyb said...

Love your stuff!

Samantha W said...

Hi again! Thanks for all you do!

Unknown said...

Thanks for this giveaway! We are so excited!

Proud Mommy said...

Can't wait to find out the winner tonight. We would love this set!:)

Traci said...

Good luck everyone!!!:-)

Stephanie said...

I've never seen these lunchboxes but they look awesome!

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of the magnets!

Dana said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Kate said...

What a great set, my son would love that!

Kate said...

I liked Planet Box on FB.

Kate said...

I followed Planet Boox on Pinterest.

Kate said...

I liked Counting Coconuts on FB

Kate said...

I followed Counting Coconuts on Pinterest.

Mallie Shirk said...

Would love to win a planetbox for my soon to be preschooler! thank you for doing this giveaway!

Ang said...

What a great website! I just discovered you today. Very excited about this giveaway too!

Ang said...

I like planetbox on Facebook.

Ang said...

Excited to be following planetbox on pinterest!

Ang said...

I just liked counting coconuts on Facebook

Ang said...

I just subscribed to counting coconuts

Proud Mommy said...

2 more minutes till the drawing...hoping its central time!?:)

Tanya M said...

Thank you for a great giveaway.

The Mommy said...

Daily entry. I've missed a few, because the last one wasn't working right (on mobile) so I gave up trying for a couple of days. Hoping it works again so I can get entered and win! :)

cathyb said...

Hoping for good news

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