Giveaway: 5 myCharge Razors
Last week over 900 moms poured out their purses to tell me the most necessary and unnecessary items they found inside for a chance to win five myCharge Razors and five $100 Visa gift cards.
The necessary stuff was pretty boring— wallets, keys, diapers, wipes, a myCharge portable charger (DUH!!!), etc. At first I was like, why doesn’t anyone carry a phone??? And then I was like— oh yeah, because it is attached to their hands.
I found the unnecessary items much more amusing. Like a random top for a Tupperware container, a furry blue gumball, a clown nose, a headless Barbie and a valet ticket to a hotel that some poor mom had stayed at two years ago. (I hope they don’t still have her car!)
There was also the case of the mom who found 17 lip balms in her purse. 17!!! When I am done writing this post, I will look into a treatment center for her. I hear first they take away your lip balms and then they introduce you to the concept of a “store” where you can buy things again once you run out. CRAZY, I know!
Do you want visual proof of these ridiculous items moms find in their purses? Don’t worry, some people were nice enough to supply them for you.
Thank god the top middle is a crushed milk dud, that’s all I’m saying. And middle right looks like something a doctor would carry in a cooler while flying in a helicopter.
Even funnier than the unnecessary things moms carry in their purses are the random things that might look unnecessary but are TOTALLY NECESSARY. Like the security lamb or the plastic baggie of Cheerios or the matching Hello Kitty coloring books with separate bags of crayons for two sisters who need to be given the EXACT SAME THING. These aren’t ridiculous items. These are items from prepared moms who have learned from experience. These are the things that save our sanity and keep our kids from losing their minds in public.
I find you can usually tell a purse belongs to a mom the second the items are poured out.
Here are 7 examples of “Mom Purse”:
Someone else was kind enough to submit the contents of their todder’s purse and you know what? IT’S NOT THAT DIFFERENT.
Well, maybe it’s a little different.
As much as I love the moms who submitted the pictures above, the moms selected as the winners of the myCharge giveaway were selected at random. They are:
Nicole Dawn whose most important item is her “hidden chocolate stash (however smushed it might be” and the least important is “the broken plastic mini fishing pole that comes with the Go Fishing game”. FYI: She took it away so “the yelling would stop”.
Shpresime whose most necessary item is wipes and least necessary is mascara— “25 year old me can’t believe I said that!!!”
Gwenny G whose most important item is her iPhone “that works as a DJ, GPS, kid entertainer, weather checker, etc.” and least important is “an old dusty pacifier that my son hasn’t used in over a year”.
Laura Barth whose most necessary is her phone and least necessary is the “$5 off Kroger coupon that expired a year ago”.
Chantelle whose most necessary item is her wallet and most unnecessary is a growing mass of hair ties and bobby pins floating around the bottom of her purse that she can never find when necessary. “If you need 5 hair ties or 22 bobby pins, I am your gal!”
Congrats to the winners! You have all won an $100 Visa gift card plus a TOTALLY NECESSARY myCharge Razor to keep your all important smart phone from becoming a totally useless piece of plastic.
The super light ultra-thin myCharge Razor Plus takes up very little space and delivers 13 hours of additional talk time to your smart phone. FYI— it just saved me recently when I took Mazzy to her first ballet class and realized my phone battery was out as soon as I got there. Thank god my Razor was in my bag amongst all the miniature plastic princesses and hair barrettes. I couldn’t miss that photo opportunity!
If you want even more extra battery power, I suggest a myCharge HUB which delivers 27 hours of additional battery power— I always take my HUB when I’m traveling.
If you’d like to get 20% off any myCharge product at mycharge.com, sign up for the myCharge newsletter below. Once you sign up, you will get the promo code sent directly to your inbox.
I’m also giving away 5 more myCharge Razors. Just sign up below and leave a comment to enter. Winner will be announced on February 13th!
Thanks to everyone for playing! And thanks to myCharge for sponsoring this contest. And saving me and my sanity on more than one occasion.
All winners please contact email@example.com to claim your prize.
Here’s what I’d like to see. What fabulous purses do you ladies carry? What do move on to after a diaper bag that is big enough and yet stylish?
My ‘diaper bag’/purse… now minus the diapers, is a Giani Bernini media bag (which I acquired from a cousin). 7! Yes seven pockets to fill! I’m now moving onto a Lily Bloom medium sized satchel, which has 5 pockets and not as large.
this is amazing! i DID look at my purse but forgot to submit my answers. so here goes: the most random thing in my purse was a rock-hard gummy worm. Presumably left over from when I bought my daughter gummy worms for a flight. A flight that we took BACK ON THANKSGIVING.
My purse is perpetually jam packed with kid stuff…and it’s a BIG purse! However, I am ALWAYS prepared.
I can relate to oh so many of these purses!
My purse was a mess before my daughter was born… And now it’s just nuts. The many, many tiny barrettes, so we are prepared if she decides the heart barrette is terrible offensive and we desperately need a bear to come off the bench. The surprising number of used stickers, complete with fuzz and crumbs. The lip balm that I don’t use anymore, it’s hers now because she keeps licking it. I need to get the tiny one her own bag:)
Any number of these purses could be mine…and I am right there with the girl with the 2 year old Kroger coupon! I find those things all the time!
Funny the things we all have! I always say you can tell a mom by the stuff in their purses!
I’d love to win a charger! We’re going to be traveling to NYC for our 10th anniversary in a few months and that would be super handy to have!
Yesterday I found an old apple in my purse…eww
Cleaned out my purse today and found colored pencil shavings just yanging out in the bottom…random but believable!
I could definitely use one of these! Lately my cell phone is the only thing that can get my toddler to lie still while I change her messy diaper. It is so not fun when my phone dies and I am left to wrestle with her…
Yahoo! I need one of these SO bad!
These made my day–I love all of the random things you find in your purse–I call mine the “abyss” because I never know what i’ll find!
I would love to be a winner of a charger!!!
Any of those purses could have been mine! I would LOVE to win a charger!
Not only is my purse full of everything my 20-month old may ever need (usually embarrassing when they’re checking my purse to enter court for work), but my phone’s battery is always dead, because said 20-month old thinks the phone belongs to her, and uses my battery with her aps and selfies. myCharge would save this mommy’s life! (Or at least save me from the aggravation of once again having a dead phone and no wall plug…)
I usually don’t have much kid stuff in my purse because when I’m out with my boys, I put my most important stuff (phone, wallet, keys, Purell) in their diaper bag. However, I just looked in my purse and found some fake money that the grocery store gives to kids to play the game they have by the exit (which is usually broken, hence why it is still in my purse). I guess no purse is safe when you have kids!
Entered! Most random: plastic cupcakes from a Sophia the First tea party set that my daughter got at Christmas (yep, those cupcakes have been in my purse for over a month). Most necessary: earphones for jogging. If I leave them out, my kids take them and I won’t ever find them again, which makes running on the treadmill at the YMCA an agonizingly long time, so I go to the corner drug store to buy new earphones. But, since they are cheap, they make static sounds when I jog, which is even more agonizing than before. So, whenever I find the good set if earphones, they are stashed in the purse where my kids and husband are too scared to go.
I’m the little people Rapunzel mom. Princess Tiana has now joined her.
Just dug out 5 rolled up magazines (for the times that kid is playing on my phone), crunched up napkins from everywhere, e.g. Chipotle, McD (never miss chance to stock up for when you might need it!) and 2 flattened empty toilet paper rolls, meant for pirate day at preschool last month (oops!).
I have at least 17 lip products in my purse. At least. I was surprised that more people don’t have a million crumpled receipts in their purses like me.
my most necessary item is the lone tampon I found after frantically searching everywhere when I didn’t want to go to the store in this cold! The most unnecessary is the pen that doesn’t write, yet somehow I keep forgetting to throw it out!
We didn’t win the charger the first time but I see our photo up there so maybe second time can be the charm
Entered! I keep finding target receipts. I think they spontaneously combust in their…
Entered! Thanks for the chance to win again!!
lol love this blog post! I found two empty snack wrappers in my purse the other day . I finally remembered to throw it away at home. It was sitting in my purse for a week. lol
I entered! Thanks for another chance to win.
Entered! My main purse is a corduroy Old Navy crossbody style. It’s huge,it’s a crossbody that fits this big girl, and I can machine wash it. Oddest thing is usually my 13 month olds socks,her brother thinks it’s funny to take off her shoes and socks when out. I carry a Petunia Picklebottom diaper bag so that tends to have the interesting things in there.
My purse has basically become a second diaper bag! Would love to win one of those chargers since my phone is always dying!
I need a mycharge RAZOR!!! My most important item is my phone. Full time job with long commute, side biz and kids who drain my battery all the time!!! Least important item in my purse: glow in the dark earrings that broke approximately 15 minutes after purchase.
a “sticker from the doctor”? uh, looks like a sticker from Target to me… We’ve gotten many of those.
Just cleaned out my purse. Found coupons from 2012 prior to my children. Eek! Also a blue sock that has been missing for at least 6 months, 2 chapsticks, 3 lipglosses and a diapet size 2 (my little man has been in size 3 for a year now). #dontForgetTheRightSizeDiaper
My sister and I compete to see who has the best emergency kit in our purses. We have everything from mini sewing kits to AfterBite to GasX to matches. She usually wins because she travels a lot and gets mini things from flying first class internationally. This would push me over the edge though!
Ok, I submitted the form to enter for the giveaway ending today. It looks like a cool product! Really funny post btw, love all the cases of “mom purse”! I can relate to the lip balm mom, because I am forever losing my chapstick and always picking up another one at the drugstore. I seem like I am always buying chapstick!
I really try to NOT carry a purse… I don’t have enough hands to carry children and my purse!! I usually just stick a debit card and my phone in my back pocket grab kids and in the store we go! but now if you had me empty out my vehicle you would find all the contents that would be in a purse in there 😉
Yay! So excited I won! I can’t wait to get the MyCharge – my battery is dying now while I’m breastfeeding! And $100 to spend on more toys to go in my purse. Lol
Thanks for the giveaways Ilana!
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In my purse:
My little pony figurines, a lollipop, my little people Rapunzel, normal tissues, a travel cup, (what we call sippy cups in the car) and three packages of character tissues, each pack has different a character. (Handy Manny, Dora, and the characters of Inside Out)
Contents of my purse:
(My purse happens to be really big)
diaper wipes and hand wipes, several Shopkins, two My Little People, earphones for a fake Barbie cell phone, a smushed Joe Louie, lose change, my pre-teen’s sunglasses, crayons in case we have to go a resturant, a chewed up puzzle book that our dog thought was a chew toy, a chew toy of the vet, and Piper’s beloved Mousy. (Stuffed rabbit that the dog also thought was a chew toy plus the poor stuffy got yogurt to the face six times)
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My Mom Purse: (A.K.A Diaper Bag)
Diapers, diaper and hand wipes, several hair ties, a sticker, a Barbie Doll, two juice boxes, 2 bottles, a container of crackers, some baby food in a thermos, my daughter’s Ipod (taken away two days ago) and a picture that is truly a keepsake.
My eldest (she’s 12 now and was 12 in the photo) holding her new baby sister (7 months now, was a newborn in the photo)
Plus a bingo dabber, a sticker sheet, and a trinket. (I have a preschooler too)
My diaper bag:
A package of diapers, sight words, a Super Why plushie, M&M’s for good behaviour, a bouncy ball, a broken candy cane, a Cinderella little people, a mini sticker chart for my three year old’s potty progress, diaper wipes for my 5 month old, hand wipes for Elsie (3yo)
Plus, a mini etch-a-sketch, three more Super Why plushies, a drinking thermos, a food thermos with mashed peas, a baggie for dirty diapers in the car, and some more hand wipes.
The most neccesary item: Diapers. My 5 month old and my three year old both still use them (hopefully it’s just my 5 month old soon!)
The most unnecessary item: The Super Why plushies. I don’t understand why they even made it in there.
Oh, and the pacifers. For both kids. Well, one is breaking the habit and the other is enjoying her pacifer time.
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