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Keep Your Food Fresh: PackIt Cooler Giveaway

July 18, 2012

So when we headed back to Colorado for a few weeks in June, I knew we were going to need to make as few stops as possible on the way. That meant snacks and lunch packed in the car to avoid having to stop for anything other than restroom breaks and gas.

I wasn’t exactly sure how to bring food that we had in the fridge already without it spoiling. But we couldn’t leave it – 2 weeks with yogurt, cheese, and apples was sure to be an unpleasant surprise when we got home.

Then I remembered our PackIt’s.

Seriously – these things are pretty amazing. They have ice packs built into them, so the entire thing stores easily in the freezer (they fold to be compact) and pulled out when they’re ready for use. We loaded all of our perishable stuff in both of them for the road trip.

PackIt’s come in several different sizes and all kinds of different patterns. Great for school lunches, picnics, groceries (goodbye nasty partially dethawed chicken in the back seat), and day trips. I love how durable they are, easy to clean, the inside doesn’t absorb odors, and how they stay firmly closed when full. I also love that they are an eco friendly option to brown bags, plastic bags, and using ice and ice chests.

From their site:

“Keeps food and drinks cold up to 6 hours
Patented eco-gel permanently built into liner
PVC/lead-free, non-toxic, earth-safe, & reusable
Folds compactly in the freezer for storage
Keeps fold cold at USDA-safe temperatures”

One of you is going to win a PackIt Shop Cooler in your choice of pattern! Enter below using Rafflecopter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I was sent PackIt’s to review, all opinions are my own.


  • Lizz

    July 25, 2012 at 7:12 am

    I love the Emme Blue! This would come in very handy for our often on the go lunches!

  • Tricia

    July 24, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    I want purple!!!!

  • Sarah

    July 24, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    We have one of the smaller personal PackIts and would love to try out the cooler! Would come in very handy for our monthly mini road trips!

    1. Sarah

      July 24, 2012 at 9:16 pm

      Oops! Forgot to mention I love all of the patterns!

  • Tricia

    July 24, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Oh how I so want purple!!!

  • Christine

    July 24, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    I would love emma blue for our coming road trip

  • Caroline David

    July 24, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I want the black one.

  • Sarah

    July 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Love the emma blue.

  • Michelle

    July 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I love the black one!! πŸ™‚

  • AimeeJ

    July 24, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I like the Gidget pattern.

  • Jessica

    July 24, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try these!! The pink is my favorite.

  • katherine d

    July 24, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    i like the plain black color

  • Sadie

    July 23, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    I like the Wild zebra pattern)

  • Leonor Ruiz

    July 23, 2012 at 9:19 am

    They look awesome! My favorite is the black but the blue one is my second choice.

  • Megan B

    July 23, 2012 at 9:04 am

    They are all nice, but I like the Emma Blue the best.

  • Jl Johnson

    July 22, 2012 at 12:52 am

    I like the black and white one!
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  • Allison

    July 21, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I would choose Emma blue!

  • Natalie

    July 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I love the Emma Blue one!

  • Kelli

    July 21, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I like the Indigo Stripe!

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  • Rachel

    July 21, 2012 at 9:01 am

    I would pick the boxy blue πŸ™‚

  • sasha bostwick-fitzpatrick

    July 20, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    I am going to seem super weird, but… i love the plain grey! i’m big on grey right now πŸ™‚

  • Jess Collins

    July 20, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I would most definitely love the black and white one! This would be amazing for lunches around our house!

  • Selena

    July 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I love the blue chevron print!

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  • davis ann

    July 20, 2012 at 10:20 am

    oooo pretty pretty. i like the black and blue lattice.

  • Diana B.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Emma Blue

  • Mandy Walker

    July 20, 2012 at 9:34 am

    The emma blue is really cute!

  • Tonya

    July 20, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Those are a great idea!

  • Jamie

    July 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I totally love the Emma Blue.

  • Jenny

    July 19, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    yep… I love the emma blue as well! These would be super handy!

  • Kim Burns

    July 19, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    I love the pink one!

  • Dana B

    July 19, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    I love the Emma Blue pattern! Two boys around here…Blue is sort of a thing. πŸ˜‰

  • Susan

    July 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Black and white diamonds here πŸ™‚

  • Stephanie Ann

    July 19, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    I like the pink chevron pattern!

  • katrina

    July 19, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    emma pink is adorable!

  • Flora

    July 19, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I like the blue one with the circles on it.

  • Courtney

    July 19, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    I JUST added one of these to my Amazon “wish list” thinking… maybe one day I will treat myself – alas… here it is on your giveaway!!!! Ahhh! fingers crossed here! =) Mmmmmmmm….. I love the Pacific Grey!

  • Kat

    July 19, 2012 at 11:40 am

    This looks awesome – love the Gidget Personal Cooler.

  • Eileen

    July 19, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Emma blue!

  • Callee S.

    July 19, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I like the pink squiggle lines.

  • Anne-Marie

    July 19, 2012 at 10:27 am

    We’re going to need so many ways to store frozen milk once the baby comes and we’re toting donor milk around with us everywhere! These look pretty great.

  • Mary Kay

    July 19, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Hi Diana – My daighter would love the pink, me I love blue and we all know husbands the plainer the better LOL. But I think I would love the black – hide all the dirt!!

  • Carrie R

    July 19, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I love the Forget Me Not Dot print. πŸ™‚

  • Chantal

    July 19, 2012 at 10:19 am

    The Emma Blue!

  • Jenny Myers

    July 19, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I love the red one! So cute!

  • CathieMG

    July 19, 2012 at 9:55 am

    I like the black with white diamonds.

  • Tracy @ The UnCoordinated Mommy

    July 19, 2012 at 9:45 am

    This is great. I have trouble juggling getting kids and groceries up the stairs and sometimes have been known to forget the groceries! I guess that’s better than forgetting the kids!! I really like the Emma blue πŸ™‚

  • Steph S

    July 19, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Either the blue or pink, depending on my mood if I win!

  • Marie Johnson

    July 19, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I really like the Emma Blue. My daughter’s favorite color is blue. Works great for daddy too because he doesn’t have to carry so much pink! πŸ™‚

  • Elizabeth C

    July 19, 2012 at 9:17 am

    I like the indigo stripe pattern. Thanks for hosting!

  • Mary

    July 19, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I tend to be a sucker for solid colors like black or blue. But the black with blue diamond pinstripe really caught my eye!

  • Bobbi

    July 19, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Viceroy-Black & White!! Too cute!

  • Angie

    July 19, 2012 at 8:40 am

    I love the Forget Me Not Dot pattern.

  • Tori

    July 19, 2012 at 7:28 am

    I heart the Emma blue!

  • Misty Pratt

    July 19, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Can I win if I’m in Canada!?

    1. Diana Stone

      July 19, 2012 at 8:00 am

      US only – sorry lady! πŸ™

  • Jennifer O.

    July 19, 2012 at 7:19 am

    I would just get the aqua, nice and bright, I’m sure my daughter would love it!!

  • Meredith

    July 19, 2012 at 7:07 am

    This is great! I’m definitly going to use these for our road trip to Disney!

  • Dawn L.

    July 19, 2012 at 5:16 am

    I’ve seen these on t.v. Very cool – no pun intended! πŸ˜‰ I like all of the patterns/designs.

  • Eileen @ Uncovering Bliss

    July 19, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Emma Blue is awesome!

  • Dana

    July 18, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Love the viceroy black and white one!

  • Kelly

    July 18, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Love love love Emma blue!

  • Shelly R

    July 18, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Such cute patterns.

    1. Shelly R

      July 18, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      Love the Emma blue especially.

  • Rebecca

    July 18, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    I would adore any of the polka dotted ones!

  • Kat

    July 18, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    I love the grey with teal diamonds on it. So cute!

  • Kristina deVries

    July 18, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    I’m going on a 6 hour car trip with my 4 kids, this would be so helpful! I think the zebra one is cute πŸ™‚

  • Erin

    July 18, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    While I LOVE the Emma pink one, I thiiiink I would opt for the Emma blue one. Just so the husby could use it too! :p

  • Susannah

    July 18, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Ohhh, I really love that pink chevron shop cooler!

  • Susan R

    July 18, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Love the Emma Blue!!

  • Amy

    July 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    I would totally love the pink one, but the husband would probably appreciate a more gender neutral one.

  • Elizabeth White

    July 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    I love the Emma Blue.

  • Julie

    July 18, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    I love the blue one!

  • Ashley

    July 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    I LOVE the pink one!!

  • Terri

    July 18, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I would get the black one

  • Heather Nix

    July 18, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I would love one of those! I like the black and white one!

  • Heather in ND

    July 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I like the black one, mostly because we’d use it for Monday night’s when my boyfrien plays softball!

  • Kim

    July 18, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I would pick the Emma pink!

  • Stephanie

    July 18, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    How fun! I love the pink/orange polka dot one.

  • Erin @ One Particular Kitchen

    July 18, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    I love the pink!

  • cc

    July 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    It’s so hard to choose, but I think the black would be the most practical.

  • Samantha K.

    July 18, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Love this idea! May have to buy one for myself if you don’t pick me. πŸ™‚ Love the Emma Blue and the Black and White!

  • Kayla

    July 18, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Emma Blue is my favorite!

  • Jess G

    July 18, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Emma Pink! This is just what I have been looking for!

  • Melissa Henry

    July 18, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Emma Blue!

  • Shelley J

    July 18, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I like the Emma Blue!

  • Julie t

    July 18, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I love the black and white social cooler

  • Jen

    July 18, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I like the black and white.

  • Samantha

    July 18, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I love the Forget Me Not Dot!

  • Jenny

    July 18, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Love the Pink! These would be awesome, run by the store at lunch to grab something and it would be cold until I got home after picking up the kids. Awesome!

  • Nicole Reuter

    July 18, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    We could use these things! Trying to pack a lunch for the 8 of us when we want to picnic can be a hassle, but this would make the process so much easier!

    1. Nicole Reuter

      July 18, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      Also, I love the dots!

  • Jess

    July 18, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I really really want one of these! Definitely any of the dark patterns so they don’t get stained. Then I’ll be super cute and can take it to Disney with us!

  • Emily J

    July 18, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Ooh I would love to win one of these. Love the blue one!

  • Jen S.

    July 18, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I love the Emma Pink pattern! What cool products!

  • Michelle

    July 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I would totally get the black and white one–lets not show stains!

  • Patricia lopez

    July 18, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Love that Emma blue πŸ˜‰

  • lonna

    July 18, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    emma blue! πŸ™‚

  • Amy Brown

    July 18, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I love the Emma blue!

  • JM

    July 18, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Love the Emma Blue social one! Super duper cute.

  • Lesley

    July 18, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I would love one! My almost 3 year old has numerous severe food allergies. It would make keeping him safe so much easier.

  • Andrea

    July 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Love the Traffic cooler!

  • Cindy Thinnes

    July 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Awesome….we always need something better than gel packs and ice bricks! Thanks

  • Brandy

    July 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    I love Emma blue!

  • Michelle

    July 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Love the black and white diamond pattern

  • Skye

    July 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Awesome! This would be great for road trips to visit my friends a few hours away, and for the beach. I like the blue/green/brown stripes.

  • Krystal

    July 18, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    My daughter starts Kindergarted in the fall and I’v been trying to figure out what to do for here lunches. I’ve seen the commercials for these and was thinking about buying one off of Amazon. I love the pink poka-dot one for her!

  • Beth O

    July 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Definitely the Emma pink! I live that you can throw these straight into the freezer!

  • Tanya Bailey

    July 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Oops Emma blue would be my favorite

  • Stacey

    July 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I like the black and white.

  • Stacey

    July 18, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Yay!! This is a cool giveaway!

  • Tanya Bailey

    July 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    What a great way to just pack up and go. I love these!! I could really use these when we travel back and forth from WA to El Paso

  • Jessica

    July 18, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Awesome. I would put this to good use for sure!

  • Michele

    July 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I love the red one.

  • meekasmommy

    July 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I love the Emma Blue cooler! πŸ™‚

  • Lynda

    July 18, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    i like the black with the white diamond pattern!

  • tricia

    July 18, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    I would definitely get the Emma Pink. πŸ™‚

  • Monica

    July 18, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Love the Emma Blue!

  • JenP

    July 18, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    I love the Emma Blue ones. And wow! These are so handy!

  • Cameron

    July 18, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    I’ve seen these on t.v. and really considered them. Currently, we live close to the store, but we’ve often lived more than thirty minutes away. Plus, my daughter’s special diet/feeding disorder often requires dairy and meat to stay cold for a while when we’re out and about and regular blue ice doesn’t cut it.

    I like the black graphic ones best (my husband won’t mind lugging it, too!).

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