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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:

  1. What a wonderful product for my soon-to-be Kindergartener! Would love to win this set. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I've been wanting to try a Planetbox for a long time, great giveaway!!

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  3. I love our Laptop lunchbox but have also wanted to try a planet box for variety.

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  4. Cute! I'd love to win, Thanks!

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  5. I'm RSS subscribed to you!

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  6. Following you on Pinterest.

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  7. Already follow Counting Coconuts on FB!

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  8. Following planet box on Pinterest

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  9. 1 - Liked them on FB (AWESOME giveaway and thank you!)

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  10. I would LOVE to win this for my son - we go on picnics every week and this would be perfect!

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  11. I'm following PlanetBox on pinterest!

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  12. What a great idea! I love that it's all-in-one and you don't have to use plastic. Keeps the clutter down in the kitchen storage area!

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  13. I love reuseable lunch containers. Makes life so much easier!

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  14. Follow Counting Coconuts on Pinterest too!

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  15. I like Counting Coconuts on fb!

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  16. These are such cool lunchboxes!

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  17. 3 - liked counting coconuts on FB

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  18. I'm following Counting Coconuts on pinterest!

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  19. Wow! This is the neatest lunch system I have ever seen! So much better than the ones that we have struggled with over the years and have wasted $$ plus resources! I hope I win! Thanks for the give away opportunity and for your blog! I get so many great ideas from you!

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  20. This would be so perfect for my son who is headed to kindergarten this year!

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  21. Followed you on pinterest, love your pins:)

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  22. I subscribe to Counting Coconuts by email!

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  23. Now following PlanetBox on Pinterest

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  24. I already follow you on facebook and love it!

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  25. Our son starts PreK this Fall and I have been eye balling these Planetbox for awhile now. Awesome giveaway and thank you!!

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  26. I've always wanted to try one of these. Thanks for the chance!

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  27. I've subscribed/already follow your blog! :)

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  28. Followed Planetbox on Pinterest too but the link doesn't go straight to their Pinterest page just thought I'd let you know! Thanks again for the chance to win!

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  29. And I already "like" CC on Facebook.

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  30. I love these lunch boxes. I had something similar for my daughter last year, but this is a much more complete set-up!
    -Sarah Hardy Scott

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  31. I am now following you on Pinterest. How exciting!

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  32. Following you via your Blog now. Good luck everyone for the giveaway!!

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  33. Already a follower of counting coconuts on pineterest

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  34. I liked on Facebook!
    -Sarah Hardy Scott

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  35. I liked on Facebook!
    -Sarah Hardy Scott

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  36. I had never seen PlanetBox before seeing it on your blog....I would love these for my family!

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  37. I follow on Pinterest and Facebook as well!
    -Sarah Hardy Scott

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  38. Followed planetbox on pinterest!

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  39. I have been a FB fan of Counting Coconuts for some time :)

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  40. My new preschooler would be tickled to have this lunchbox all to herself!

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  41. Liked PlanetBox on FB! Whoo hoo these are awesome

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  42. I have been looking for a great lunchbox for my soon-to-be kindergartner and it would be soo wonderful to win this!
    Thank you for all of you time and hard work you put into your blog. We use many of your idea in our daily lives with the kiddos.

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  43. I have 4 kids from 3rd grade to college. I have never seen these lunch boxes before but thiink they are AWSOME! I would love to win one for one of my my kids!

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  44. My little boy starts kindergarten this fall. I can not think of a better lunch box for him than planetbox. I would be delighted to win this awesome treat. Thank you so much for your amazing blog. I read it daily!

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  45. I follow Planetbox on Facebook

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  46. I already subscribe to Counting Coconuts. I truly love your site and have been incorporating several of your ideas with my oldest child since I discovered you last summer :)

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  47. My little boy starts kindergarten this fall. I can not think of a better lunch box for him than planetbox. I would be delighted to win this awesome treat. Thank you so much for your amazing blog. I read it daily!

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  48. And finally liked your site on FB!

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  49. And I already like your facebook page!

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  50. I have 4 kids from 3rd grade up to college. I would love to win one of these AWSOME lunch boxes!!!

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  51. I would love to have PlanetBoxes for my family!

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  52. What a great giveaway! I've never heard of this company before, but I really love their philosophy and think that they have managed to make the perfect lunch box. The big plus for me is that it looks like a bento box!

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  53. Hi again! I also like Counting Coconuts on Facebook!

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  54. Wow! I have been looking for something just like this! Please consider this my first contest entry. :) Thanks for introducing an awesome product.

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  55. Following Planetbox on Pintrest :)

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  56. My daughter is starting Kindergarten this year and I've been wanting to get her a PlanetBox or two for school!

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  57. I like planetbox on facebook (amber n cj bowman)

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  58. I just "liked" planetbox on facebook. (PeteNKayla Vallejo):)

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  59. I have liked Counting Coconuts on Facebook. :)

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  60. That Planetbox lunch box looks awesome! I hope I win.

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  61. I have liked PlanetBox on Facebook

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  62. I Like PlanetBox on Facebook!

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  63. Following Counting Coconuts on Pintrest :) I LOVE all your ideas! Thank you for sharing!

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  64. I am also a follower on pinterest now!:)

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  65. I Like Counting Coconuts on Facebook!

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  66. I love planet box lunch boxes!!

    Sol - bantue@hotmail.com

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  67. I am a follower of counting coconuts on pinterest.:)

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  68. I am also a follower of counting coconuts on facebook!:)

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  69. Woo Hoo! Thanks for the awesome giveaway opportunity!

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  70. I follow Planetbox on Pinterest.

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  71. Thank you for having this giveaway! My son starts Prek (he is 3) next month!

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  72. I am already a fan of Planetbox on FB! :)

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  73. I'm already a fan of Counting Coconuts on FB!

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  74. I follow planetbox on pinterest (http://pinterest.com/pickledpandas)

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  75. Wow, I had not heard of this bit it looks great. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  76. I follow Planet Box on Pinterest.

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  77. My daughter would love this!

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  78. I like counting coconuts on facebook (amber n cj bowman)

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  79. I follow counting coconuts on facebook

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  80. I am finally a follower on your blog. After a LONG time following you I never subscribed.lol. So now I am an actual follower. Thanks again for all your great ideas!:)

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  81. I like Counting Coconuts on FB (of course!!)

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  82. I follow counting cocouts on pinterest

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  83. I follow counting coconuts on pinterest (http://pinterest.com/pickledpandas)

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  84. I follow counting coconuts on Pinterest.

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  85. I subscribe to the blog on google blog reader

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  86. I liked PlanetBox on facebook

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  87. I like counting coconuts on facebook

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  88. I feel like I must have been under a rock ... I have never even heard of a planet box - but I LOVE it!! Very cool and can think of so many uses for it!

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  89. We have been lusting over PlanetBox for quite awhile now. I think my girls would love it, and the separate spots would encourage me to be a little more "creative" when making lunches.

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  90. I like Planetbox on Facebook.

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  91. I now follow planetbox on Pinterest.

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  92. I liked planet lunch box on Facebook!

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  93. I already like Counting Coconuts on Facebook. ;)

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  94. ...and I have followed them on Pinterest

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  95. My son is starting kindergarten full time this year after 3 LONG years of preschool special education. This set would be perfect for him, he loves learning about the planets and mama wouldnt have to worry about badly crafted lunch bags anymore!

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  96. I subscribe via email pickledpandas AT gmail DOT com

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  97. Wow! Great product! Thanks for this giveaway!

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  98. I subscribe to counting coconuts via e-mail subscription.

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  99. I liked PlanetBox of facebook :)

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  100. I have followed you on Pinterest!

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  101. I already like Counting Coconuts on facebook!

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  102. I am following you with GFC. I am very excited about this giveaway. I have a little one starting Kindergarten and she would just love this lunch box!

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  103. I am following PlanetBox on Pinterest!

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  104. Thank you so much for the giveaway. This looks like an incredibly fun lunchbox!

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  105. Love this giveaway! Thanks so much!

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  106. I like Counting Coconuts on FB.

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  107. Following Counting Coconuts on Pinterest :)

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  108. I follow planetbox on facebook too

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  109. These are awesome, I'd never heard of planetbox buy would love one for my soon-to-be kindergartener.

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  110. I like counting coconuts on Facebook

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  111. I follow planetbox on pintrest.

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  112. I like planet box on Facebook

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  113. I follow.counting coconuts on pinterest

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  114. I subscribe to counting coconuts. :)

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  115. Love planetbox and it would be great to win one for my younger son as I just bought one for my older son!

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  116. This is a fantastic giveaway! I've been wanting to get PlanetBoxes for my kids. Thank you for the chance!

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  117. I subscribe to PlanetBox on Facebook.

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  118. I subscribe to PlanetBox on Pinterest.

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  119. I subscribe to Counting Coconuts on Facebook.

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  120. I subscribe to your blog through Google reader.

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  121. I follow Counting Coconuts on Pinterest.

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  122. I subscribe to Counting Coconuts on Google Reader. Don't want to miss a post. :)

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  123. I have never heard of these, but now I want one for my son! Thanks for sharing!

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  124. I already like your page on FB!

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  125. I love Planetbox for school lunches for my son. I would feel so guilty throwing away food wrappers, containers, plastic baggies everyday. Hoping to win another one for my preschooler. Thanks for the chance.

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  126. Looks nice! I also had a smurf lunchbox. :)

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  127. I like Counting Coconuts on Facebook

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  128. Already following Counting Coconuts on Pinterest!

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  129. I've never seen anything like this before. It would not only be good for my son but maybe also my hubbie's lunches.

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  130. Already "liked" Counting Coconuts on Facebook.

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  131. I'm following you on Pinterest

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  132. I'm following Planet Box on Pinterest.

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  133. I liked planetbox on Facebook!!

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  134. My son loves his Laptop lunchbox and I'm sure he'd love this one just as much!

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  135. Following Planet Box on Pinterest

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  136. I follow your posts in Google Reader.

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  137. Following planetbox on pinterest

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  138. Love these lunch boxes, but been afraid of the price...

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  139. Already like counting coconuts on Facebook

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  140. All ready follow counting coconuts on pinterest

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  141. Thanks! What a great giveaway! Love love love your blog!

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  142. I follow Counting Coconuts on Facebook! Thanks!

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  143. I have been subcribed to counting coconuts for a while now via email

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  144. I follow Counting Coconuts on Pinterest! (And used the babysitter printable last night for sitter!) Thanks!

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