Another BANDI Belt Giveaway!

posted by Andrea | 04/21/2016

BANDI Giveaway

In general, I’m not a big “accessories” person. I don’t wear much jewelry besides earrings and my wedding ring, I don’t wear belts, I don’t wear headbands, clips or other hair accessories, I don’t wear hats, and I don’t carry cute purses (I either carry my wristlet wallet or a diaper bag).

I wouldn’t consider myself a “minimalist” but I also don’t like to have or carry or be responsible for extra stuff!

So… 3 years ago, when I discovered the BANDI belt, I had a feeling it would be the perfect “accessory” for my non-accessory-loving self!

And I was right!

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Almost 3 years later and I’m still using my BANDI on a very regular basis as a super simple way to carry my phone, chapstick, my ID, a pacifier, etc.

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What exactly is a BANDI belt?

The BANDI belt is a super functional belt that holds a variety of basic essentials so you can be on-the-go without lugging a heavy bag around.

BANDI belts have two larger pockets for your phone, cash, ID’s, credit cards, tissues, or even a small point and shoot camera. They also have a smaller pocket that’s great for keys, lip gloss, gum, ear buds, baby pacifier, etc.
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When I first got my BANDI belt a few years ago, my plan was to wear it when I was out walking or biking with Nora. I wanted to keep my phone and ID card with me when we were out and about, but I didn’t want to worry about dropping them, having them fall out of my pocket or out of the stroller.

The BANDI was the perfect solution for me — and it even worked well when I was pregnant as they are very stretchy!

(The picture below is about 4 month pregnant with Simon.)

However, since then, I realized that the BANDI belt is useful for SO many situations.

1. When I wear something without pockets

Although most of my pants do have back pockets, I don’t always love putting my cellphone in my back pocket because I know plenty of people who have broken their screens that way.

So any time I wear something without convenient pockets for my phone, keys, child’s pacifier, etc. I wear my BANDI and stash everything in the little pockets.

I usually wear it under my shirt and put the pocket side in the back so it doesn’t show as much if I’m wearing a tighter shirt. This has worked wonderfully for me — and I have yet to break my smart phone screen by accidentally sitting on my phone!

2. When I’m outside.

I’m SO happy spring has finally arrived in MI (after 2 freak snowstorms in April!) We are all ready to be outside again, and thanks to my BANDI, I can keep the essentials with me even when I’m chasing after the kids, doing yard work, or just “relaxing” and watching kids play.

I usually keep my phone and tissues or a small burp cloth in the 2 large pockets, and James’ pacifier in the small pocket. Also, if either of the boys are napping, I’ll clip their monitor right to the side of the belt so I can hear when they wake up.

And like I mentioned above, if we decide to go for a walk or a bike ride, I simply add in my ID and maybe some money or a credit card and we’re good to go.

I never have to worry about dropping, losing, or forgetting my phone and since I usually keep it on vibrate, I can always feel it when it starts to ring.

3. When I’m traveling.

I’m not a huge traveler, but after traveling with 2 little kids last spring break, I can confidently say that the BANDI belt was a small sanity-saver for me in the midst of LOTS of craziness.

As we were rushing through airport security, I could keep all our ID’s, my phone, and a few other basic necessities with me at all times — no more digging through luggage to find what I needed, and it was easy to unclip when we went through security.

4. When I don’t want to take a purse.

I used to like carrying cute bags and purses… until I had kids.

Now I bring our diaper bag almost everywhere, but I’ve often been leaving it in the van as it’s just one less thing to worry about when I’m already trying to watch over 3 kids and make sure none of them get hurt or lost or break something.

Instead, I’ll put the few essentials we might need in my BANDI, and leave the larger diaper bag in the van.

Of course, even if you don’t have small children, even if you don’t travel, and even if you actually DO enjoy carrying cute bags around, there are still TONS of other uses for the BANDI…

A Few Other Uses for the BANDI:

  • Amusement parks
  • Concerts
  • Ball games or other sporting events
  • The gym (for those of you who don’t like wearing an armband for your phone)
  • The dog park
  • Garage sale or thrift shopping (when you don’t want to lug a big bag around on top of all your stuff)
  • College campus (for students who want to keep personal items more secure)
  • The office or wherever you work (especially if you move from place to place a lot)

Also, one other use I never thought of, but saw on the BANDI website, is carrying medical necessities like insulin pumps, inhalers, or epi pens. This belt is the perfect size for those items!

 

The BANDI belt has so many uses… which is why I’m excited to share it with you again today!

The BANDI belt now has TWO sizes — The Classic Pocket Belt (good for iPhone 6, 6s, and similarly sized phones) and The Large Pocket Belt (perfect for the iPhone 6 plus, the Samsung Galaxy Note, and other larger phones).

There are SOOOOOOO many fun, new fabrics, colors, and patterns — I’m sure there is one for everyone’s style!

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If you see one you like, then you’ll definitely want to enter today’s giveaway!

Visit BANDI on the web:

Website: bandiwear.com
Facebook: BANDI Wear
Twitter: @BANDIwear
Pinterest: BANDI Wear
Instagram: bandiwear

Enter To Win a BANDI belt!

Today, TWO lucky readers will win a BANDI belt (winner chooses size and fabric)!

Also, all readers will get 15% off on orders placed from now through 6/21/16 by using the code ANDREA15 at checkout!

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To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter widget below (it might take a second to load).

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This giveaways end at 11:59 pm EST, Monday, 4/25/2016 and is open to US residents, 18 years or older. The winners will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter and notified via email. I received compensation in exchange for hosting this giveaway but all opinions are 100% my own. Please see my full disclosure policy and contact me with any questions you have. Good luck!

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31 comments

  1. Lisa Qualls

    04/27/2016

    Andrea, I recently started following your blog and I’m enjoying your posts. The Bandi Belt is just what I’ve been looking for! I need a place to tuck my phone while I’m out walking – putting it my bra is neither attractive nor efficient! I missed the giveaway, but just ordered one using your link and discount code. Thanks so much!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks so much Lisa! I’m glad you will be able to enjoy your own BANDI belt this summer!

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    Lisa Qualls Reply:

    If I love it, I’ll be sure to review it on my blog too! I’ll link back to you when I do.

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  2. Meghan

    04/23/2016

    Great post! I have a similar item called a Spi belt that I use for long runs. I never thought to use it when I just don’t have pockets!

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  3. Caitlin

    04/22/2016

    This looks like THE answer to where I can put my phone (and other small necessities) when I am outside with my son at the playground, working in the yard, on a walk/bike ride, or on a workout machine. I gave this idea to my husband for Mother’s Day, so I am hoping I am pleasantly surprised. Thanks for the chance to win, in the meantime.

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  4. Michelle

    04/22/2016

    Well, I can’t win one BUT they do ship to Canada so I’ve ordered one!
    Will use it on my next trip to Michigan this summer!! 🙂

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  5. Sheri D

    04/21/2016

    I just ordered 2 of them. The look great for walks and for travel. Hoping to win a third one!!

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    Andrea Reply:

    yay! Hope you love them!

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  6. Laura D

    04/21/2016

    Andrea, I ordered a small Bandi because of you three years ago, and it comes in handy at the gym. I still have one of those old “fanny packs”–very ugly but useful. If I win, I promise I’ll throw it away!

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    Andrea Reply:

    haha — yes, I have many pictures of me as a child, using a fanny pack on vacation. My sisters and I hated the looks of them so we always pulled our shirts OVER them (which obviously made them look even worse!)
    I sure hope you win so you can toss your fanny pack!

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  7. Doreen@foxdenrd

    04/21/2016

    Perfect! I just bought one. We are heading to Asia in less than 2 weeks and it will come in handy :).

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    Andrea Reply:

    wow — happy travels!

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  8. Lisa

    04/21/2016

    Love this! Thanks for offering the opportunity! This is something I would use this so often, great give away

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  9. Sally

    04/21/2016

    This would be great on ca action for walking the beach and hiking.

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    Andrea Reply:

    yes! And once you have one, you’ll keep finding more and more uses for it! I wear mine daily in the spring, summer, and fall because we’re always outside and “on-the-go”!

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  10. Michele

    04/21/2016

    Awesome!!

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  11. Rachel

    04/21/2016

    I would love to have a bandi belt!!! It would be perfect for my trip to Branson this summer!

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  12. Bonnie'sMama

    04/21/2016

    This would be perfect for walks with my triple stroller (and soon-to-be baby in the Moby wrap) since the stroller has nowhere to put keys, phone, etc.

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  13. Shelley

    04/21/2016

    Perfect time for this post… I am traveling to Disney World and I was looking for something exactly like the BANDI Belt.

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    Andrea Reply:

    well have fun at Disney!! and yes, get a BANDI!

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  14. Leanne

    04/21/2016

    Thanks for the quick and easy giveaway! If I don’t win one I’m going to buy one using your code. Thank you!

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  15. Allison fagnan

    04/21/2016

    These look awesome and perfect especially for a mom on the go that needs to be hands free! Thank you for all of your great posts Andrea. I always learn a lot from you!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Allison! And yes, these belts are awesome for moms with busy kids!

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  16. Jacqueline

    04/21/2016

    Thank you for the opportunity to win and an introduction to Bandi belt. They look really cool.

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  17. ScrapQueenJenn

    04/21/2016

    These are great! I still have a really old black leather “tourist pouch”. I kept it because it is so useful but I never wear it because it’s so unattractive. These are awesome! And like the other comment by Jamie…thanks for not making the “enter to win” such a chore!

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    Andrea Reply:

    oh yes, these are much cuter and nicer than the old “Fanny packs” (I like the term tourist pouch better though!)
    And you’re welcome for the simple giveaway — I figure it’s the least I can do, since we’re always aiming for “simple” over here!

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  18. Kristin

    04/21/2016

    I try bags, purses, back packs …. they are all too big, loose, easy to set down. Bandi would be perfect for chapstick, ID, $, and keys. Fingers crossed.

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    Andrea Reply:

    Yes, the BANDI would definitely be able to hold everything you mentioned! Hope you win!

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  19. Ashlee

    04/21/2016

    OMG this is PERFECT! I NEED THIS!

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  20. Jamie

    04/21/2016

    Thank you for not having us sign up or “like” 500 other sites just to enter your giveaway. 🙂

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    Deb Reply:

    HA! So true!

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