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{Back to School} TerraCycle Billboard Messenger Bag Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

TerraCycle is truly an amazing company.  I thought what they do was really neat the first time that I heard about them.  When I saw their bags, totes, and back packs at Walmart, I thought they were the cutest products!  You may have seen them yourself.  Have you seen the cute M&M bags or the Capri Sun totes and back packs?  Those are the workings of TerraCycle!  Just check out some of their products below!
How does TerraCycle work?  Well, they make these great and fabulous products from our trash!  Yep, another great way to recycle and keep unwanted trash out of our landfills!
You can sign up at TerraCycle to get involved in this wonderful program.  TerraCycle has what are called Brigades.  With these Brigades, there are certain locations where you can drop off your trash that you collected and you collect certain items such as Capri Sun pouches, Candy Wrappers or Cookie Wrappers, etc.  When you sign up for a Brigade, you need to have a team such as a school, office, non-profit, or even a neighborhood team and when your team collects the minimum number for your collection, you send it to TerraCycle and they pay for the shipping.  They also pay your organization $.02 for every piece collected.  You can read more about signing up for one of their Brigades on the TerraCycle website.
I was given a wonderful opportunity to work with TerraCycle on a review and I was sent one of their YakPak Billboard Messenger Bags for review.  YakPak and TerraCycle are proud partners working together through the manufacturing process. 
The YakPak Billboard Messenger Bag is made of recycled vinyl billboard material and a reclaimed seatbelt!  producing these bags with discarded billboards are so much better than wasting material that cannot be recycled don’t you think?!  No need to waste landfill space.  Just think, maybe one day the billboard that you drive past everyday will eventually become something you carry around with you!  How cool is that?!  Another great thing about this messenger bag is that each one is truly unique.  You don’t ever have to worry that someone else has the exact same bag as you – you get a one of a kind messenger bag!
Here is what my YakPak Billboard Messenger Bag looks like:
I absolutely love it!  The material is waterproof so I don’t have to worry about anything inside getting wet.  It’s the perfect size to carry just about anything.  I like to use mine as a purse slash diaper bag.  Instead of carrying both my purse and diaper bag at the same time, I can combine everything I need in one really cute, cool, stylish bag!
It even has pockets on the inside
And it also has a zippered pocket on the front flap!
The front flap fold over the top of the back and velcros closed on the front.  Even though the velcro holds the flap closed very securely, it still has a plastic snap buckle at the bottom to ensure that it just doesn’t come open which comes in handy if you drop it.  The way that the bag is made, I can assure everything will stay inside even though the main part doesn’t zip closed.
The material is very strong and durable and I can carry quite a bit of stuff inside it.  The shoulder strap is big and strong too and very comfortable to wear on my shoulder.  It’s very easy to adjust and it even has a comfort grip piece so that it rests comfortably on the shoulder without slipping off so easy.  This is definitely a high quality item and I just love it!  The best thing is, I feel very proud to be carrying this bag with me because of what it was made with and how it was made!
The product was sent to me for free by the company for my use and review. I was not paid to write my review and my opinions are 100% my own.
Buy It:  You can purchase the YakPak Billboard Messenger bag for $24.99 by visiting  You can also buy a lot of their other great products and don’t forget that you can also find other TerraCycle products at retailers such as Walmart, Target, Kmart, and the Home Depot. 
Win It!  Terra Cycle is offering my readers a chance to win!  One of my lucky readers will win a YakPak Billboard Messenger Bag of their own!  Remember, all bags are unique so yours will look different.  Same great bag, just a different design! 
Before entering, you must be a follower of my blog or become a follower of my blog via Google Friend Connect publicly

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Giveaway is open to US.  Giveaway will end October 22 @ 11:59 PM (EST). Winner will be chosen using Winner will have 48 hours to respond after I contact via email. If winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck!

About Nicole Anderson

My name is Nicole and I write DustinNikki Mommy of Three. I enjoy writing product reviews and hosting giveaways. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 20 years and we have three kids. When I am not terribly busy running someone to band or soccer practices, I find some time to write. I also like to write about my kids, family and life. My family enjoys the outdoors - hiking, canoeing, and exploring things we haven't seen or been before. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog!
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154 thoughts on “{Back to School} TerraCycle Billboard Messenger Bag Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

  1. The
    Honest Kids® Backpack is really cute I never heard of this place! I love it!

  2. i follow and would love the Capri Sun large tote!!

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