Sunday, February 13, 2011

Going Green For 2011: The Green Ostrich To-Go Ware Bamboo Utensil Set Review & Giveaway Plus Coupon Code ~ CLOSED

I know that the Going Green For 2011 event is technically over, but I have 1 more item that I have to get in. And this item and the store it comes from are both very GREEN.  I am talking about The Green Ostrich store and the To-Go Ware Bamboo Utensil Set. 
First a little about The Green Ostrich:
     A woman-owned business founded in 2009 based just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Green Ostrich™ started with the following observation: the energy-intensive retail stores that we frequent do not offer many Earth-friendly, green products. That, and we were spending a lot of time and energy driving in our car to and from these stores.
     So, we decided to create an online store dedicated to Earth-friendly, green gifts and green toys to spark a consumer movement that requires environmentally-sound solutions for our lives. We help people make changes, not sacrifices. We help them live well and refresh the Earth.
     The ostrich is one of the most Earth-friendly animals in the world. Ostriches are durable; true dinosaurs, they have roamed this planet for over 120 million years. They typically live at least 40 years in the wild, and they are known to live as long as 70 years in captivity. Ostriches are also memorable; frankly, they are funny-looking. That was enough for us. We offer Earth-friendly, durable, memorable products that replace common disposable products. So, our products and an ostrich have a lot in common.

     I was sent the To-Go Ware Bamboo Utensil Set in Recycled Plastic Case and I picked the Agave color.  This is a set of durable, dishwasher-safe bamboo utensils including chopsticks and flatware - fork, knife, and spoon - bundled in an Agave-colored case made of recycled PET plastic. 
     I often take my lunch to work and I work in different classrooms.  Now all of the classrooms have those plastic spork things because that is what our children use to eat their breakfast and lunch.  So I have access to them each day, but it seems like such a waste and it is just a spork.  So I took the set with me to work this last week.  I was very interested to see how they worked.  I used them a few times and I was very impressed.  They worked great.  They are strong and hold up well.  I took a microwave manicotti the other day and the knife and fork worked great.  I was a little surprised that the knife cut so easy.  The size is perfect and I love the case.  The case helps to keep it all together in one place.  I have not used the chopsticks yet, but they are nicer than the ones I have used in sushi restaurants.  I would definitely recommend this set for anyone that eats on the go.
     The Green Ostrich has many other great green items too!  Need a gift?  Want a green gift?  Look no further:

For her:

For him:

For the kids:

For the home:

So many great choices!  And some good news The Green Ostrich wants to offer Arizona Mama readers a 5% discount on all purchases between now and July 1, 2011, just use code ARIZONAMAMA at checkout! 

Buy it:  To-Go Bamboo Utensil Set in Recycled Plastic Case $12.12

Special:  Right now The Green Ostrich is having a special save $2.00 when you buy 3 sets.  This is great for a family so everyone gets their own set.

Shipping:  United States shipping is $5.00 per order. Free shipping in the United States for orders over $75.00. Canada shipping is $20.00 per order.

Win it:  The Green Ostrich is offering 1 Arizona Mama their very own set of To-Go Ware Bamboo Utensil Set.  This giveaway ends February 26, 2011.

Mandatory Entry: For this giveaway you MUST follow my blog publicly and go to The Green Ostrich  and tell me what you found. Please leave your email address or have it visible in your profile so I can contact you if you win. Winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize or I will choose another winner.

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Tweet about this giveaway! (Can be done 3X a day, please be sure to separate your tweets by an hour) leave your link! Include @fancygrlnancy #GOINGGREENFOR2011 and #giveaway or you can just use:

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Grab my button for your blog and leave me the link to find it (3 entries)

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I sent the To-Go Ware Bamboo Utensil Set from The Green Ostrich to help in my review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by anything. The Green Ostrich will be providing the prize. Disclosure Policy

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