Giveaway: Built NY Gourmet Getaway Pack

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Jenne! Jenne, I hope you love your stylish new lunch accessories!
I kind of feel like things have been a little sporadic here on B&B the last few weeks. I think maybe it’s time to tell you why: I got a new job!

After being laid off in January, I was starting to lose hope.. and then out of the blue, I was matched with a fabulous company who made an offer.

Many of you who know me personally know that for the past twelve years, I made my living as a fraud analyst. It’s a pretty specialized field, filled with people who geek out on credit card fraud and identity theft, and doing everything we can to stop it.

A lot of my own identity was tied to that title, and for a while now, I’ve felt a little lost without it. I worried I’d never find a way back to the field. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be working back in fraud!

With this new job has come a fair bit of travel, and a lot of learning, leaving not a lot of time for blogging. But I’ve realized something in all this – I work better under pressure. When I didn’t have a limited window in which to bake, create, etc., I actually felt less creative. Having the limitation on my time has already got my blogging juices flowing again. Hooray for that!

Just before I started my new job, I had a chance to go to the Total Home Event, put on by the lovely ladies over at CoAction PR. This was the second year I was able to attend, and I had even more fun this year!

One of the companies that has been there both years is <a href="" target="_blank"Built, a New York based company started by two design guys with a passion for beautiful things. Last year, all the swag bags from the Total Home Event had a Built iPhone silicone soft case. From the moment I left the event, that soft case housed my phone.

I dropped that phone more times than I care to count, and never once did it show it. I was in love with that case from the start because it came off easily when I wanted it to, but stayed put when I didn’t, and is a fabulous fuschia color. It looks brand new today, just as it did the moment I took it out of the package last year.

This year, Built is all about civilizing the urban jungle. At the event, we were shown everything from the new Oragami Wine Tote to a product I am all about in my new job, the Gourmet Getaway Lunch Tote. Made of neoprene, which means it’s completely machine washable, it’s flexible too, so I can fit a huge variety of tupperware containers into the bag.

Paired with their food-safe reusable snack bags, all in the most adorable patterns, and I feel pretty darn NYC ready. Chic, even.

These sandwich bags are ingenious. Coated with food-grade, PVC-, BPA-, latex-, and vinyl-free plastic, you can toss them in the dishwasher to clean them. Store anything from a sandwich to grapes. Accidentally squash those grapes in your purse? It’s okay, the bag comes easily clean again.

I love the idea of a completely waste-free lunch on the go!

So after the Total Home Event, I reached out to Built, and asked if we could do a giveaway here on B&B for you guys. I’m just so smitten with these products, and I really want you to get to know this fabulous, homegrown, American brand. They’re doing great things in all manner of bags, from laptops to lunches.

Built agreed to let me feature them, and I’m proud to offer one lucky B&B reader a Built NY Gourmet Getaway Pack!

What you win:

(1) Built Gourmet Getaway Tote in the pattern of your choosing
(1) Mini Dot Black & White Reusable Sandwich Bag
(1) Lush Flower Reusable Sandwich Bag
(1) Black Reusable Sandwich Bag

Everything you need to feel fabulous and full while on the go in the big city!

How you win:

  • Visit Built’s website. Leave a comment below telling me one product, other than the ones I’ve mentioned here, that you’d love to have. You must be specific – “camera bag” will not count.

    To get extra entries, you can:

  • Follow @BuiltNY and @BluebonnetBaker on Twitter. Tweet the following phrase:
    Hello, Summer! I wanna be lookin’ stylish with this lunch tote #giveaway from @BuiltNY & @BluebonnetBaker
    You must leave a comment here telling me you tweeted.
  • Follow Built NY on Facebook. Leave a comment here telling me you did so.
  • Follow Bluebonnets & Brownies on Facebook. Leave a comment here telling me you did so.
  • Follow BluebonnetBaker on Pinterest.
  • Follow Built on Pinterest. Pin this post and leave a comment telling me you did so.


    Important Details:

      – This giveaway is open to USA residents only and will run until Tuesday, July 10th at 11:59 pm EST.
      – This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook in any way.
      – Winner(s) will be generated via a random number generator software program. Winner will be notified via the contact email provided on the comment contact form.
      – Winner(s) will have until 7/12/12 to claim their Built NY Gourmet Getaway Pack or we will choose another winner.
      – Winner will receive the Built NY Gourmet Getaway Pack as described above {$48.96 MSRP}. Product will be shipped by Built NY.


      This giveaway is provided to you by Built NY. The views and opinions expressed by Amber Bracegirdle on Bluebonnets & Brownies are my own, and based upon my experiences with the products listed.

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  • Comments

      • Laurie says

        I love the City Collection laptop sleeve 16″! I want something that will keep my laptop safe and minimize the chances of scratches!!! I love this!

    1. Bridget Magel says

      I would love to have the Cargo Travel Organizer in Scatter Dot/Scuba Blue! I am always losing my chargers and accessories for my electronics when I travel. Or they end up in a tangled mess.

    2. suzanne says

      I go back to work next week after being off for 10 weeks with my newly adopted daughter. I would love to have the rolltop expandable lunch bag (lush flower/midnight blue) since I will be brown bagging it instead of eating out every day now that I have a little one at home.

    3. Teri McHugh says

      Rolltop Value Pack
      Includes Rolltop Expandable Lunch Bag, Rolltop Bottle Tote 20-30 Ounce, and Sandwich Bag in Mini Dot Black and Charcoal!

    4. Katie says

      The Essential Work Tote looks great. I could get everything organized with it!

    5. Hannah says

      The violet essential work tote (laptop bag) is so cute! And I have one reusable sandwich mat, but it’s not nearly as cute as these!!

    6. says

      I’ve tried a couple different types of re-usable sandwich bags and haven’t really fallen in love yet. That polka dot one is just my style and I’d love to try it.

    7. Heather Taylor says

      I love the Astor Owl reusable sandwich bags! I’ve really been wanting some so I can cut back on plastic baggies!

    8. Christine Mills says

      I would love to have the IPad sling in black. It looks perfect for protecting and carrying my IPad.

    9. Jennifer Meadows says

      Visited the Built site and I Love the Everyday Shopper! I am a sucker for a great bag!

    10. Christine Mills says

      I liked Built NY and already like Bluebonnets and Brownies on Face Book.

    11. Marissa Kubinski says

      I would love the ‘Everyday Tote’ in dot/white and black magenta. It’s a great size, not too big or small.

    12. Maria P says

      Empire Protective Sleeve

      More Views

      The Empire Protective Sleeve for my new MacBook Pro
      looks perfect and very stylish for me when I’m on the go:)

      Empire Protective Sleeve
      Fits 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro and Ultrabooks up to 14”

    13. Maria P says

      I just pinned this blog and am following Built on Pinterest… Pinterest:)

    14. M. Alicia says

      Thank you for bringing the site to my attention! I would love to have the Zip Camera Case Compact, in Summer Bloom/Daffodil!

    15. Maria P says

      I am now following you on Pinterest….not sure why I hadn’t before. Love your blog and already followed on Facebook. Thanks

    16. Jamie says

      I think the black and white polka dot soft shell camera case compact is really cute!

    17. Nicole Guzman says

      I would love to have one of those big apple buddies kids lunch bags…especially the Delancey Doggie. Its adorable!

    18. Melinda Shapro says

      I checked out the Bulit website and they have a bunch of cool stuff. I’d say it’s a toss up between the large Cargo Camera Bag and the two-bottle wine tote.

    19. Diana Morrow says

      Just followed you on FB. Followed Built NY on Pinterest (pinned under my “products” board). Followed you on Pinterest!

      Would love the “Slim Neoprene Sleeve” – just got a new Kindle Touch – perfect and fun colors!

    20. says

      I like the camera envelope – besides all of the lunch bags. The envelope would make sure nothing got on the camera when it’s in the bigger bag with everything else.

    21. Celeste B. says

      Would I look silly carrying my lunch in the Cornelia Kitty kids lunch bag? It is darling.

    22. Mike says

      I’d like to have the Two Bottle Tote, would be nice to carry extra water bottles (my aluminum ones) on trips instead of having to deal with a cooler and ice.

    23. Mike says

      Want to add something, even though it’s not for an entry: I subscribe to your site via my reader and have for a while. I’m constantly adding/un-subscribing recipe sites, but I would never consider dropping B&B from my feeds. It’s got three of my favorite things: bluebonnets, brownies and a Texas theme. Of course, being a Texan, my favorite thing is Texas!

    24. Maureen says

      Great products! So nice to see reusable bags, totes etc.
      Would love the Delancey Doggie Lunch bag for my grandson who loves dogs!
      Thanks for a nice give away and good luck with your company!

    25. Christi P. says

      I love the slim sleeve in polka dot for the iPad 2! I have drooled over different ones of these, but never bought one. They are very affordable!!

    26. Kelly M. says

      I would love to have the Laptop Tote Bag 16″ in Summer Bloom!

      Laptop Tote Bag

    27. says

      I LOVE the City Collection Slim Laptop Bag! I ride a bus everyday and really try to change up the basic black bag with something more fun. This certainly fills the bill! Thanks and have a wonderful holiday!!

    28. Angela Alpaugh says

      My favorite item is Cargo Travel Organizer in Scatter Dot/Scuba Blue!

    29. Natasha Smith says

      I love the laptop bag in Summer Bloom! That would be the perfect bag for me to lug around all my stuff.

    30. Lori J says

      I love the camera envelope in summer bloom/daffodil. It’s perfect to put on the camera and drop in my purse. I also really need those reusable sandwich bags – I have been flying through the ziploc baggies lately!

    31. Diane says

      Love the Spicy Relish Lunch Tote in Stripe /Blue…
      Also love that one they show with the beach towel and flip flops but couldn’t seem to find it :(

    32. Sue R says

      I love, love, love the Two Bottle Tote in Summer Bloom / Daffodil!! How perfectly fun for toting Moscato for 2!

    33. kristen morris says

      I would love to have the essential work tote, I recently bought a laptop and have nothing to cart it around in!

    34. Elaine says

      I really like the Iphone case, black is a little utilititarian, but looks safe!

    35. Allison C says

      I love the DELANCEY DOGGIE kid lunch bag. I would proudly tote my lunch in this bag everyday.

    36. says

      I have been looking at reusable sandwich bags for my son to use. The big apple buddies sandwich bag is pretty cute. I also really like the renzo oven mitt and then neoprene tote bag 13” that holds a macbook.

    37. Kris says

      I could definitely use the Everyday Shopper – and I love that it’s water-resistant.

    38. Heather Spooner says

      I love the e-reader sleeves in the Summer Bloom pattern. Thanks for the giveaway!
      miyax15 at yahoo dot com

    39. Heather Spooner says

      I follow Bluebonnets and Brownies on Facebook. Thanks!
      miyax15 at yahoo dot com

    40. Jefferson Svengsouk says

      I am following @BuiltNY and @BluebonnetBaker on Twitter and tweeted the phrase above!

    41. says

      How adorable are those Big Apple Buddies and Kids Sandwich Bags for my little girl when she is in full day school next year? I also love that Gourmet Getaway tote for me!

    42. Sarah says

      The Everyday Tote would be perfect for my trips to the farmers market. It’s durable and spacious enough to carry everything I usually get without the handles cutting into my hands

    43. Renee Richardson says

      I love the Cornelia Kitty Big Apple Buddies lunch bag. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

      fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

    44. Renee Richardson says

      I like Built NY on Facebook. Username: Fatty Bumpkins

      fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

    45. Renee Richardson says

      I like Bluebonnets & Brownies on Facebook. Username: Fatty Bumpkins

      fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

    46. Terry C says

      But a camera bag is what I want! Okay, more specifically, the Cargo Camera Bag Medium. It’s much more compact than the bulky one I have now and, hellooo, it’s prettier!

    47. Linda Neighbors says

      Hi Amber, I just found your site, linked here from Pinterest. Oh, the Built goodies! They’re new to me too. I’d love to have any of their things, but especially I think, the Alexander Girard Shoulder Bag. Love the shape and the bold colors.

      I am now following @BuiltNY and @BluebonnetBaker on Twitter; have tweeted, so you may already know.
      Also, I am following Built NY and Bluebonnets & Brownies on Facebook, and BluebonnetBaker and Built on Pinterest.
      Lastly, I pinned this post to my Pinterest. ­čśÇ

      Thank you! I Hope you had a safe and fabulous Independence Day!

    48. says

      I want the 16″ Laptop Sleeve in Maritime Blue! I loooooove blue and that shade is just too pretty!!

      I also like you on Facebook…. I’m one of the few people out there who has yet to join Twitter…

    49. Jennifer says

      Ohh! I love the two bottle tote in summer bloom/daffodil! Would be so cute to bring to a dinner party!

    50. Rebecca says

      I love the Soho Laptop Messenger Bag! It would be great for my commute to work (with a lunchbag, too)!

    51. Sarah Hedley says

      The Rolltop Expandable Lunch Bag in lush flower/midnight blue looks extremely versitle and portable. For someone who loves to travel, this looks like a wonderful product. And the patterns are adorable.

    52. says

      Love, love, love the Messenger bags, but then to be honest, there isn’t anything on Built’s page that I don’t like.

      Thank you for your contest, I have been following you on Facebook for a while, and am following Built on Facebook also.

    53. Ginger Sonneborn says

      The Everyday Tote is so cute and would be such a great fill and go bag for my busy life!

    54. Angie Jerde says

      I would love a new Cargo Large Camera bag. Bummer part is, there are no fun prints available for this item. : (

    55. Erin Patterson says

      I love the neoprene ereader sleeve – it would be perfect for my kindle! I also liked Built on Facebook.

    56. says

      I could totally use the Essential Work Tote in the aubergine/dark violet. It would be so great to carry my laptop back and forth from my apartment to campus!

    57. Jessica N. says

      Either the six pack tote for my husband,it comes in black and I think he would use it, or the wine tote, in a fun pattern for me to take to a party!!

    58. Shannon says

      I use my i-pad all the time for classes, studying and wedding planning. I’m constantly banging it around everywhere, and I fully admit to being a clutz so that really doesn’t help. I would LOVE the Neoprene envelope for the i-pad in the mini navy dot (my wedding colors! I’m getting married in January)

    59. Carolyn Daley says

      I like the French Bull Vine / Raspberry Sorbet Slim Neoprene Sleeve for the Kindle.

    60. says

      Congratulations on your new job dear! I’d love to win that giveaway of yours. I hope I’ll win this time. Thanks for the opportunity!

    61. susan smoaks says

      rain drop Neoprene Envelope
      For iPad®, iPad® 2, and the new iPad® (3rd generation)