Daily Archives: February 16, 2015

“Miriam, I want that bag, please!” My 40 Day Bag Purge

I’m giving up bags for Lent.

Starting on Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015, I’m giving away a bag a day for a total of 40 bags. Yes, that’s right. Free. The last free bag will be given away on April 5, 2015. Unclaimed bags will be donated to charity on Monday, April 6.

What’s the catch? Shipping. If you’re not in the Cincinnati area, I’ll need you to pay shipping. You feel me, I hope.

Here’s how this works: Each day during Lent, starting on February 18, I will post a bag each day with a corresponding number between 1 and 40. If you see a bag you like from a post dated  between February 18, 2015 and April 5, 2015, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com. Here’s what you need to say:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Bag #
  • Why you want the bag

Here’s a sample:

  • Miriam McKenney
  • 1234 Bag Lane
  • Cincinnati, OH 00000
  • Bag #7
  • I have been looking for a bag like this for a while to go with my purple velour pantsuit. It will look fabulous. Thanks.

Once the bag is claimed, meaning in the mail, I’ll announce that the bag is taken. So, if a bag doesn’t say TAKEN, it’s still up for grabs.

I hope you’ll instagram a pic of you with the bag once you get it. Doesn’t have to include personal info, or your face.

Rules subject to change, but not subject to be unfair.

I’m not just giving away bags that I don’t like or don’t want. Some I’m giving away are ones I really, really like. This project could work, or it could be a train wreck! Whether I’m ready or not, the journey begins Wednesday. I think I’m ready. Join me.