Traveling for spring break? You need this bag.

thThis winter has been a real bear for much of the Lower 48. If you’re lucky enough to have the time and the money to plan a little break, it will feel soooo nice.

Except maybe when it comes time to pack. More of us are choosing to go carry-on vs. paying to check a bag — but that means you can’t take your giant economy-size bottles of shampoo and conditioner, or the big tube of toothpaste you got on sale.

This is one time when frugality is frustrating. Why pay big bucks for teeny toiletries?

Win this bag instead and you’ll have that much more to spend on wherever your spring break takes you.

This week’s giveaway consists of:

  • Shampoo and conditioner. Both from Gilchrist & Soames. They smell so fancy.
  • Matrix Total Results Moisture Cure. If you spend a little too much time in the sun your tresses might need a little spray-on pampering.
  • Etao Milano body lotion. Your skin might need some extra care, too.
  • Disposable razor. If you shave your legs, this could come in handy before you hit the beach/pool. If not? Donate it to a shelter.
  • Colgate Total Clean Mint toothpaste. Keep your smile bright.
  • Colgate Total dental floss. It’s mint-flavored, too. Remember: Spinach in one’s teeth could cause a shipboard romance to die aborning.
  • Miniature flashlight. Particularly useful if you’re staying in a hostel, but also good to have whenever you’re in a strange place. Power failures do happen and you don’t want to be left in the dark. It has a sturdy clip for attaching to belt or fanny pack and is also small enough to fit into even a tiny clutch.

Speaking of bags: The items will be packaged in one of those quart-sized Ziplocs, as required by the friendly (and sometimes too friendly) folks at the TSA.

Here’s hoping you get to take some time away in the near future. If not, all this stuff will keep until your next trip to Anywhere But Where You Are Right Now.

To enter:

If you do any (or all!) of these things, please leave separate, additional comments to get credit for each entry.

The deadline to enter is 7 p.m. PST Tuesday, Feb. 25. If I donโ€™t hear back from the winners by 10 p.m. PST Wednesday, Feb. 26, Iโ€™ll pick a new winner. So if you enter, be sure to check your e-mail by Wednesday evening.

Note: Due to the high cost of international shipping, a winner who lives outside the United States will be given an Amazon gift card and the travel kit will go up for grabs again.

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  1. Susan Cope

    Have my beach vacation booked for June. This would really come in handy. Hope I win!

  2. Oh…travel size goodies! Would love to win them! Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. Winning this would inspire me to actually make plans to go somewhere!

  4. Someplace warm would be nice…

  5. Melissa F

    Plus you can use your economy size toiletries to fill these when they are empty. Well at least the shampoo, conditioner, and lotion. I always do that to save money when I travel. Plus I refill my travel size mouthwash to leave on my bathroom sink since real estate there is very limited.

  6. I could use these for a restful vacation!

  7. I’d like to win.

  8. I follow you on Facebook.

  9. I follow on FB and Twitter

  10. I’m hoping I get to travel for spring break…

  11. I follow on fb and twitter

  12. Love to win —

  13. I follow vial email

  14. Helpful giveaway!

  15. I subscribe via email.

  16. I follow you on fb.

  17. And I follow you on twitter. Thanks!

  18. My daughter will be traveling and this would be perfect for her. Thank you!

  19. I subscribe via email

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  21. Kathy Mayin

    I love your give-aways. Thank you so very much.

  22. Kathy Mayin

    I follow on FB/

  23. Kathy Mayin

    I also get your email. I am sure not to miss anything you have to say ๐Ÿ˜‰

  24. This would help ease my winter blues!

  25. I subscribe by email

  26. I follow on Twitter

  27. I like you, but like you on Facebook. ๐Ÿ˜€

  28. I follow on FB.

  29. This would be perfect for my new part-time job as I have to be away from home frequently and this would help if I have to stay overnite

  30. trying to escape to warmer climate

  31. This would be perfect for a trip to the beach!

  32. Gina Helton

    We are traveling for spring break. Thanks for the post and giveaway. Helpful!

  33. Gina Helton

    I subscribe via email.

  34. Gina Helton

    I follow on Facebook.

  35. Gotta love a giveaway!

  36. I follow on Facebook.

  37. I subscribe via email and bloglovin

  38. Anywhere warm would be nice right now! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  39. Kim Kelley

    This would be a wonderful surprise in the mail! Thanks for your giveaways!

  40. Oh, I need a break! It’s been a rough winter!

  41. Hmmm conference in june would be a find place to use them!

  42. Love it.

  43. We are moving upstate once our new house is built. We travel back and forth at least once a month and check on the progress. Your “goodie” bag would be so useful. Thanks for your consideration

    Best wishes from Best Bun.

  44. Good stuff! Very useful.

  45. love your blog

  46. email subscriber

  47. facebook follower

  48. Alexandru Rusu

    Liked on Facebook

  49. Alexandru Rusu

    I want to win this prize!

  50. Alexandru Rusu

    Subscribed to email

  51. Love the website.

  52. I get your emails.

  53. Definitely taking a spring break trip!

  54. Facebook.

  55. It’s another day in paradise in sunny AZ! However, a trip sounds good too!

  56. Facebook too.

  57. This would be great for any trip.

  58. I subscribe via email

  59. Suzanne in VA

    Heading to Orange Beach for Spring Break~

  60. I subscribe via email and rss

  61. what a wonderful giveaway

  62. i follow on twitter @oshkoshbgosh321

  63. i like you on facebook

  64. What a fun giveaway! Count me in!

  65. email subscriber

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  68. Cathy in NJ

    Born to Run to a warmer climate.

  69. Great giveaway!!

  70. This would be great to win! I plan on going on several trips this year and could surely use it. I subscribe via email. Thanks for the giveaway.

  71. I’d love to win this

  72. Tracy Stone

    I like the flashlight. Nice touch.

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  75. I totally need a guy version of this!! ๐Ÿ™‚


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