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The Power of Promotional Tote Bags: Take Our Quiz

custom-shopping-bagsHow many of you own a promotional tote bag? If you don’t, you should! The sooner we do away with the bulk of those plastic Wal-Mart bags, the better. Nabbing a few plastic Wal-Mart bags here and there to be repurposed as trash bags is acceptable in my book, but letting them blow in the breeze or wind up in a landfill is a travesty.

There are plenty of good reasons to hand out promotional tote bags, and the preservation of our environment is just the tip of the iceberg. Imagine all the plastic bags you use with just one stock up trip to the grocery store. Multiply that by the thousands of people who visit big box stores each day and the image is staggering. Encouraging consumers–and your customers–to use promotional tote bags is a terrific way to brand your business and do good for our planet.

ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) recently came out with some interesting statistics on the power of promotional tote bags that might just entice you into seeking these products to promote your brand. Take this quiz to test out your knowledge of the power of promotional tote bags. Check your answers at the bottom of this post.



1) What’s the average cost per impression made by promotional tote bags?

A) 1 cent

B) $1.00

C) 10 cents

D) 1/10 of 1 cent



2) What other popular promotional product ties with tote bags as having the lowest cost per impression in the United States?

A) stress relievers

B) pens

C) stress relievers

D) pencils


3) Which promotional product generates more impressions than another other logoed item in the United States?

A) tote bags

B) pens

C) stress relievers

D) bumper stickers


4) What percentage of consumers report owning a promotional bag?

A) 10%

B) 15%

C) 31%

D) 46%


5) Consumers in which city report owning the most promotional tote bags?

A) New York

B) Philadelphia

C) San Francisco

D) Chicago



Check your Answers Here

1-D, 2-B, 3-A, 4-C, 5-C


Customize Patterned Tote Bags

custom insulated tote bags

CUTE promotional tote bags can be had at Show Your Logo.

If you’re anything like me, you have an expansive collection of reusable tote bags. And they live in your car.

When do I use reusuable, promotional tote bags? All the time. I keep them in the back of my super-cool mini-van and load them up with provisions at the grocery store and big box retailers on an regular basis. While I actually loathe the grocery/provisions shopping process, what I do love is the great outdoors, and knowing that those cheap store plastic bags are terrible for the environment inspires me to continue to try to do better at remembering to get those reusable tote bags out of the trunk.

We have some smaller promotional tote bags we keep in the back of the van for trips to the library.

We have an enormous tote bag we use for trips to the pool.

We have an insulated tote bag we use to pack picnic lunches to eat at the pool.

With the exception of the insulated tote bag I bought from one of those overpriced home party/sales events, my promotional tote bags are very utilitarian. They’re not fun. They’re not pretty.

I have some news for you: Promotional tote bags don’t have to be boring. In fact, you can create custom tote bags that your customers will be clamoring for. The insulated tote bag in the photo above? I want it. It’s called the “Four Boys Bag” with good reason. It’s about the size of my existing insulated tote bag that we use for picnic lunches at the pool, and I can tell you that it holds lunch for three boys, one girl, me, plus drinks and snacks to get us through the whole afternoon without having to drop ridiculous amount of cash at the overpriced concession stand.

Take a look at some other adorable options in customized tote bags:



coated canvas tote bagsCustom Coated Canvas Tote Bags

Skinny Dipper in Kellie Green Pickler

  • Coated canvas
  • 12.5″ W x 16″ H x 7″  L









custom insulated totes


Promotional Insulated Tote Bags

Flower Power 

  • water resistant microfiber
  • thermal insulated lining
  • inside mesh pocket with 2 outside zip pockets for storage
  • zip closure
  • 18″ W x 14.5″ H x 6.5″ D







patterned reusable custom totesCarry All Reusable Tote Bags

Sachi Super Carry-All in Red

  • FDA food safe, leak proof interior
  • thick insulation, zip closure
  • keeps food items cold for up to two days
  • 16.5″ L  x 8.5″ W x 22″ H








cute custom tote bagsCustom Patterned Canvas Tote Bags

Totes-Ma-Goat in Baroque n’ Fabulous

  • durable polywoven fabric or classic canvas
  • water resistant, durable polywoven fabric
  • features an inside zippered pocket and outside pocket
  • leatherette reinforced handles and bottom
  • 8″D x 13.5″W x 13″ H







You wouldn’t forget to take these adorable, reusable tote bags out of the trunk, would you? Give…or sell…your customers and clients a promotional tote  they’ll find irresistible. There’s more where these fetching, patterned totes came from. Let the Show Your Logo sales team know what you’re looking for and we’ll help you find the perfect promotional tote bags for your target market and your budget.

Reusable Custom Tote Bags: A Must-Have

logo tote bags

Choose from Show Your Logo’s huge selection of custom tote bags.

Reusable, custom grocery totes in various sizes are awesome. Take it from someone who does the bulk of the grocery shopping and grocery toting for a household of six. This, of course, includes triplet boys on target to grow up to be over six feet tall. I burn a whole lot of calories trying to keep up with their rapid food consumption. I like the grocery-hauling to be as efficient as possible, and sturdy, custom printed tote bags help me make the grocery restocking process less of a chore.

I know all of you might not be fans of gigantic grocery totes being that they quickly get heavy, but I heart my gigantic, non-woven polypropylene grocery totes I purchased on the cheap from one of my favorite grocery stores. (And yes, their logo is screen printed as big as can be with a catchy slogan right underneath.)

With the use of my custom totes, not only am I avoiding the use of those plastic bags that are so horrendously bad for the environment, I’m avoiding the irritating, plastic-bag breaking that regularly used to result in mishaps like a dozen eggs broken on my garage floor.

Here’s a tote bag similar in size and construction to my favorite, cheap grocery totes:

custom grocery tote bags

Custom Polypropylene Shopping Totes

These generously sized totes measure 13″ x 14.5″ x 10″ and include a PE board in the bottom, which is especially helpful when you need to lug home a lot of heavy canned goods. A nice selection of colors includes black, cream, green, orange, pink, process blue, purple, red, royal blue, and white.


Another type of custom tote that is party of my vast grocery tote collection are insulated tote bags. They’re essential for lugging home all the stuff that can quickly melt into useless puddles…like popsicles. Keeping all the frozen stuff together and all the refrigerated stuff together in their own insulated tote bags does wonders at keeping the melting process at bay.


custom insulated tote bags

Custom Insulated Tote Bags 

The zippered closure on theses insulated tote bags is an added bonus for keeping the cold stuff cold. Dimensions are 13″ x15″ x 9″ and they’re available in black, white, royal blue, Kelly green, forest green, red, and natural.



Here’s a shopper tote bag I’d like to add to my collection:

eco-friendly tote bags

Bamboo Giant Panda Tote Bag

Did I mention I like generously sized tote bags? I did. This guy is 20″ x 16″ x 6″. Nice. I might be able to get the grocery lugging done in as few as six trips to the car if I owned a half dozen of these. I also love the fact that they’re made from 100% bamboo, a sustainable resource. This also makes them naturally biodegradable.

And hey…if you’re looking for custom printed tote bags in a smaller size, Show Your Logo can deliver. I’m always freaking out the cashiers and baggers by encouraging them to fill my own large tote bags to the brim. (“Isn’t that going to be too heavy?”)  I used to push a triplet stroller loaded down with three toddlers and drag the grocery store cart behind me loaded down with seven gallons of milk, enough Diet Coke to kill a dozen lab rats, and boxes of diapers that barely fit in my SUV. You can’t scare me with a heavily burdened, oversized grocery tote bag. I can attest to the fact that polypropylene tote bags are quite sturdy. No matter which size you prefer, feel free to weigh them down with all the groceries that will fit.

What are your custom tote bag needs? Contact the Show Your Logo Sales team, who are more than happy to help you find the perfect custom tote bag for your brand and your business.








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