Block Party Giveaway: Strawesome

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who participated! Check back on July 4 for the winner!
Welcome to the Simple Living Media Summer Block Party! We’ve got 20 giveaways across the entire network this week to give you plenty of chances to win.

There’s something new in my kitchen that I find myself reaching for several times a day….introducing our next great giveaway from Strawesome!

A few weeks ago, if you had told me I needed a reusable drinking straw -or six-, I might have told you to go fly a kite, but thanks to a Starter Set of glass straws from Strawesome, I can honestly say I am converted for life!

A Glass Straw? Isn’t that, like, dangerous?

I know, I said the same thing, but that was before I knew that these straws are made of borosilicate glass tubing (think Pyrex) and have a lifetime guarantee against breakage. I know!

You can toss these straws right into the dishwasher.

Strawesome also offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so if you don’t love your straws, you can send them back. Believe me, though, these will be the coolest addition to your kitchen this year. I love showing mine off to friends and showing off their many virtues.

But why a reuseable straw and not a generic jumbo pack?

These days, concern about plastic usage is at a fever-pitch. Glass drinking straws are one way to limit your exposure to toxins. Plus, think of all the plastic straws getting tossed every summer (*ducks head in shame*).

Replacing ordinary plastic straws with a few reusable glass straws from Strawesome keeps all that plastic out of landfills – and makes me feel much better about our serious smoothie habit!

Have I mentioned that they are pretty?

Choose from a vast variety of colored or decorated straws to dress up your iced tea this summer. You can even personalize Strawesome for a very cool, modern and functional gift idea.

Hmm, I’m thinking Christmas stocking ideas, you?

Strawesome’s description of prize package

Our prize package includes what we like to refer to as the “Starter Set” which we think is a great combination for the average straw user.

It includes one of each –

  • 8” regular,
  • 8” smoothie
  • 6” regular
  • 6” smoothie straw

plus a handy cleaning brush.

Our 8” straws are the size of the average straw you might find in a restaurant or use in a average sized glass. Our 6” straws are great for use in a smaller juice glass or children’s cup. The smoothie straws are unique because plastic smoothie straws aren’t very easy to come by in retail locations. Our customers who regularly drink thicker beverages really get pleasure out of having a smoothie sized glass straw (i.e., no smoothie mustaches).

We’re also including one

  • 8” regular decorative straw

Our decorative straws add a bit of artsy flair to an average drink, some even believe water tastes better with a beautiful glass straw!

Strawesome is giving away a total of FOUR prize packages, so I will be picking FOUR winners for this giveaway. Good luck!

How to Win

Everyone has three chances to win. Choose one or all three!

1. Comment on this post, and answer this question: What product from Strawesome catches your eye?

2. “Like” Strawesome on Facebook. Be sure to come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you’ve done so.

3. Subscribe to Simple Bites by email or in your feed reader. Leave a separate comment letting me know you’re subscribed.

This giveaway will end on Saturday July 3 at 11:59PM and is open to commenters 18 years or older. We’ll use to choose winners on July 4th! I hope you win!

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. I subscribe via e-mail.

  2. And I follow you with my Google Reader!

  3. I love the smoothie straws! It’s so hard to drink smoothies out of regular plastic straws.

  4. This is a brilliant idea!! I admit that I also wash my cheap plastic straws, trying to “reuse” but I love the idea of these!

  5. I love following you on my igoogle reader!

  6. I have also “liked” strawesome on facebook, and btw, what a cool name!

  7. the smoothie straw!

  8. stehanie girard says:

    love the 8” regular decorative straw

  9. LOVE THIS! I would love the smoothie straws! We reuse big thick ones we find at fast food restaurants! So fun!

  10. stehanie girard says:

    like on facebook

  11. I am a subscriber!

  12. stehanie girard says:

    subscribe to email

  13. What a great idea! I like the blue glass straw. Thank you for the giveaway!

  14. I’ve subscribed to the blog by Google Reader for a while now. Great Blog! Lots of good ideas! Thank you.

  15. Amanda Hall says:

    I like the starter pack and the big daddy bent smoothy straws!

  16. Amanda Hall says:

    I liked strawsome on Facebook!

  17. Amanda Hall says:

    I am subscribed via email!

  18. Tara Young says:

    The product that catches my eye is the decorative straw – a lovely blue straw!

  19. Tara Young says:

    I’m a fan of Strawesome on facebook… :0)

  20. Tara Young says:

    I just subscribed to your RSS feed. Looking forward to it!

  21. I really like the Super Blue Smoothie Straw.

  22. I subscribe via Google Reader.

  23. Just subscribed via email, can’t wait to get reading. Also, Strawesome ROCKS!

  24. I like strawesome on facebook

  25. I am dying for the Amethyst smoothis straw!!

  26. I subscribed!!!

  27. The bent straws look really cool!

  28. Mary-Frances C. says:

    These are so neat! I currently use reusable straws, but they’re plastic. These glass ones would be so much better! I really like the Little Pink Sapphire Smoothie Straws. They are really pretty, and my girls love pink.

  29. I’m a subscriber.

  30. Mary-Frances C. says:

    Facebook “liker” of strawesome

  31. Felicity says:

    I love the GREEN straw!!

  32. Felicity says:

    I “liked” Strawesome’s page on FB!

  33. I really like the blue straws.

  34. I “like” Strawsome on FB.

  35. Carol Jackson says:

    Love the idea of these things and can’t wait to get some. I wash plastic straws to try to be “green” so these are right up my alley!

  36. I also subscribed!

  37. Carol Jackson says:

    I already “Like” Strawsome on FB. :o)

  38. My son would love one of these, he’s always begging for a straw, and I think they’re wasteful (and support oil), so…

  39. I subscribe via email.

  40. I love the 6″ smoothie straw for my pint-sized smoothie lover!

  41. Wow, these are great! I love the colored straws and the cleaning brush. I was wondering how we could get them clean. 🙂

  42. Cynthia Payne says:

    I have five kids and we love our slushies in the summer- the 6 in smoothie straws would be PERFECT for us!!

  43. Cynthia Payne says:

    I liked on FB!!

  44. I am already a subscriber to somplebites

  45. I liked strawsome on Facebook.

  46. Cynthia Payne says:

    I subscribed to email!

  47. I like the super blue smoothie straw

  48. I’m an e-mail subscriber
    .-= Lisa’s last blog: Three Reasons to Start Using Paraben Free Shampoos and Cosmetics =-.

  49. I love the idea of a smoothie straw…what an awesome way to serve them up in summer!
    .-= Melanie D’s last blog: What Happened to June =-.

  50. veganforlife says:

    I can’t think of ONE particular item from strawsome that appeals to me the most. But I think it’s the fact that it’s a small women-owned business. I so love supporting businesses like this! And the packaging! So meticulous and timely! Thanks so much!