Doodle Bag Giveaway

 The winners are….
Congratulations! I’ll be in touch very shortly.

I always, always, always carry a shopping bag around with me, I hate the thought of adding another carrier bag to the world and selfishly, my home. Because I use them all the time I like them to be sturdy, good quality and pretty – I see no point in buying a shopping bag I’ll need to throw away after a month.

charity shop bag

Doodle Bag allow you take control of just how pretty you want your bag to be. You are able to choose a design or create a design of your choice. They asked me to create my own but because I’m visually inept I opted for their I love…. canvas bags and rather fittingly added ‘charity shops’ in the blank space. Check out my I <3 Charity Shops bag*, couldn’t be a better fit huh?

The design interface is super easy to use, so if you have a creative bone in your body get in there and upload something. The quality is superb and I’m thoroughly pleased with my bag, especially because it seems so sturdy and strong, which is all important when I’m carting home tea sets and mirrors from bootsales and charity shops.


Doodle Bag is run by Bag It Don’t Bin It, a company based in Sheffield with a strong ethical and environmental ethos, they have even been awarded the prestigious Made in Sheffield mark. Rather sweetly they have teamed up with me to offer three lucky readers the item of their choosing (pre-designed or custom) from their website as a prize. Pretty cool huh?

Doodle Bag are also offering 20% off any order when you use code THRIFTY on any order!

How to win:

To enter you must:
1. Follow this blog via GFC and leave a comment telling me which Doodle Bag product you would choose if you win.

Optional additional entries:
These are in no way obligatorily but each one gets you an extra entry. 
1. Tweet the phrase ’3 people, yes 3, can win something lovely from Doodle Bag with @athriftymrsuk .
2. Blog about this giveaway (including a link back to this post) on your blog.
3. Create an Instagram picture about this giveaway (please use @athriftymrsuk & a link to this post in your description so I can see it.)
Please let me know if you’ve done any extras and how many – link to them and include usernames.

The rules:
You must follow and comment to enter; other steps cannot be counted if you have not commented on this post to let me know which further steps you have taken. This competition will close midnight (GMT) 13th July 2012.

The winners will be selected at random from correct entries received. The winner will be notified within 28 days of the closing date. The prize is as stated: no cash alternatives are available. Doodle Bag will send the prize to the winner. This competition is open to UK entrants only.



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  1. Following through GFC.
    I think I’d design either baby clothes (for a baby hamper I’m making) or a t-shirt.

    Tweeted here: If you can’t see it, make sure to request to follow me! @meowcake

    That’s two entries overall :)

  2. I would get one of the baby tops because my sister is preggers.
    I did a post on what I would make :)

  3. I would make a customised one. Possibly with a photo of loved ones, though who to pick??

  4. I would pick the Shh bag I think, though it’s hard to choose from so much awesomeness!

    I follow on GFC – Janey L and I’ve tweeted (@janeylambert)

    Janey x

  5. Hi! I’d love to design a bag, they’re all great! :) I’m following as Orla Cummins on GFC and @orlacummins on twitter –

  6. Would love to design a bag! :) Love your I ♥ Charity shops one though! :)

    Following as Orla Cummins on GFC and tweeted as @orlacummins –

  7. I’d love to design a bag, no idea what I’d put on it yet. My mind changes every 5 seconds!

  8. Following you on GFC! I’d love one of the bags with my sister’s illustrations on – she’s super talented and I can’t draw ;)

  9. hi! just found you today! Oooh I do like a good ‘root’ aroung a charity shop! Will try to tweet 3 people but I’m a Tweetly Challenged Person (TCP) and so I’m not sure how to just tweet 3.. I will try my bestest to blog about your give away but sometimes life has a habit of getting in the way of me blogging.. I’ll let you know. If you have a mo’ please do have a little peep at my blog – it does feature the odd charidee shop bargain here and there.. Tata for now – loving the blog xxShellxx

  10. i follow via GFC (it took me soooo long to work out what that meant! ) These bags are really clever! i might have to buy my god mother the scottie one for christmas!

    i would go for bag… im a bit of a bag junky… but maybe an apron …cuz that would be funky (…and im a poet and i didnt even know it lol…)

  11. Colour-Me Eco-Bags

    I am following you on GFC as Gillian Holmes

  12. Hi,I follow on GFC, I love the Birds bag design by Cherith Harrison. :)

  13. I’ve followed via GFC – it also took me ages to work out what it meant (Google Friend Connect, right?!). I think I’d either have to go for the lovely Birds Tote Bag or personalise a Baby Tee shirt for my friend who’s due in October.

  14. I follow via GFC. Lovely, lovely giveaway – who doesn’t love a personalised and eco-friendly tote?

  15. I tweeted too :

    Now fingers crossed!

  16. I love the Vintage Tattoo bag! I’d put my name in the scroll so nobody else could nick it :D
    I tweeted too –
    Oh, and I follow by GFC :) xx

  17. I was all set to do the entries…then read Americans can’t enter… Damn continental shift!

  18. i have tweeted as @ashlallan

  19. I would go for a cotton tote (probs the large size, to fit in lots of 70s hardback cook books) in plain so I could design my own drawing. My own drawing would be kind of odd, think the doodles Napoleon Dynamite does. Haha.

  20. Also I maked a tweet wiv my own fair hands. :)

  21. I do follow you Mrs T on GFC. Yeah baby I love the bag!

  22. Following you on GFC. Would have to be a customised long handled bag. Although it would be asked do I really need another eco bag!!

  23. Already followed! I would like the customised deluxe natural canvas :)

  24. Also tweeted about this giveaway (@fiandme) Yep, I reeeeally want a tote bag!

  25. Ooh love the aprons! Will blog a link too!
    Victoria xx

  26. I’m a follower via GFC!

    What a fabulous giveaway! I would design an apron because I love baking and it will come in so useful! :)


  27. I’m following on GFC. Love this giveaway, think I’d choose the squirrel design! xx

  28. Following via GFC. Love this giveaway – think I’d definitely go for the squirrel design! xx

  29. The bags look amazing :) xxx

  30. I’m following by GFC. Love your ‘heart’ bag, but am also pretty taken with the ‘she-wolf’ tote. Tricky!

    I have tweeted too as @FHCShopping

  31. I’m following, and I would choose the birds bag.

    I’ve also tweeted @ditzyglamour


  32. I love the Queen bag!

    I’ve tweeted at @charity365 and blogged here:


  33. Lovely giveaway! If I won I might design my own bag saying something like ‘I <3 buying tat’ or something equally ridiculous – at least it would make me laugh!

  34. I would love to design the bag. Have loads of ideas!

    I follow here and on twitter & youtube – @oldnoshie

    Good luck everyone x

  35. Here is my tweet entry – @OldNoshie

  36. I would love either the birds bag or I would design my own to be truly unique.
    GFC – Victoria

    Thanks for the giveaway

  37. I follow via GFC. I would pick the keep bags and carry on. Either that or a custom one! Awesome giveaway :D

  38. I follow on GFC, I’d pick the The Scottie by Cherith Harrison. I tweeted about the giveaway as @samlikesjam, here’s a link –


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