Back-to-school giveaway at All Things For Sale

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As I slowly tinker in the background to get the site back up to speed, here is another great opportunity to score some bento swag. Our friends over at All Things For Sale are having a big Back To School giveaway (it’s that time already? Yikes). All you have to do is tell them which set you want out of the 4 up for grabs and why. How easy can that be?

Read the complete contest rules here (Facebook page). The deadline is 12:01pm EST on August 13th, 2012. Good luck!

(Note, Just Bento is not running this contest. If you have any questions, please direct them at All Things For Sale. Thanks!)

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Re: Back-to-school giveaway at All Things For Sale

Good luck to Everyone! (^o^)b

Re: Back-to-school giveaway at All Things For Sale

I find it a shame that the four kits a so stereotypical,
blue for boys, pink for girls mom lives in the kitchen.

Don't get me wrong, girls can be as pink as they want and as
a woman, the kitchen set does appeal. But I think if they where
named Adult/Kid Pink/Kid Blue and Kitchen it would be a bit more 2012.
Rather than assuming who would want what.

Sorry to rant but this was my instant reaction. :(

Re: Back-to-school giveaway at All Things For Sale

I am a single, childless woman, and I went for the Boy's Fantasy bento--because I can't resist the idea of Star Wars-themed lunch. The bento boxes are nicely unisex too--I can keep them, or make birthday lunches for friends and family. (Since I'd be getting them for free if I won, I wouldn't mind letting the box be part of the gift.)

And yes, when I made the entry I did use the sentence "I am a single, childless woman." LOL

Re: Back-to-school giveaway at All Things For Sale

I'm shooting for the "boy's" prize, because as an adult woman, I want those lightsaber picks! :D

Re: Back-to-school giveaway at All Things For Sale

so picky about such details

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Wow. Gender stereotyping, much?

"Girls and women like cute little frilly flowery things. Boys like bats and monsters. Men like carpentry tools."

If my daughter and son-in-law were to buy bento boxes from that selection, and/or get one for their son (he's only four, doesn't go to school yet), they would buy THREE of the "boy's" boxes. My son-in-law is particularly fond of bats. :)

I think they'll stick with the boxes they already have: one is the "sorry, it's just leftovers" box with the fish skeleton, and I forget what the other one is.

Re: Back-to-school giveaway at All Things For Sale

It would probably be a lot better to label them "Pink Lunch Set for Kid" and "Blue Lunch Set For Kids"

After all, I see the my little pony Pinkie Pie and I know she and the show she is from is very popular among boys.

And bugs and comic books and star wars arent just a "boy thing anymore", you know?

It's all very out-date. It's 2012 people, get out of the stone-age and get with the rest of us!

Re: Back-to-school giveaway at All Things For Sale

I'd totally love the Mom kit! I've been obsessed with Bento since last year and have been making them for my daughter at school. They help me to keep portion control also! Love it!

Re: Back-to-school giveaway at All Things For Sale

Agreed about how stereotypical the boxes are, but this is far from the only company that does this. Gendered products are everywhere (take a look at Sociological Images' many collections of these), and the small bit of happy I feel about this one is at least, unlike most other retailers, it says boys or girls, whereas a lot of companies place women as women and men as people.

Re: Back-to-school giveaway at All Things For Sale

Indeed. It's a lot more offended when you have Product and Product--FOR WOMEN! because Product For Men (instead of just Product), while promoting stereotypes, at least points out that men and women are two different kinds of people, whereas Regular and Women's implies that there are normal people, and then there are women, who therefore must be some kind of not-normal people.

Re: Back-to-school giveaway at All Things For Sale

I am just getting started on the bento lunches and would love the girl kit for my girls!! I can see inspiration brewing. :)

Re: Back-to-school giveaway at All Things For Sale

Boys bento, please! Even my picky eater would be tempted with veggies from a lightsaber!

Re: Back-to-school giveaway at All Things For Sale

Me, myself would love to get the boys either, i would be a hero in the kindergarden i work at but (selfless me ^^) i prefer to get the hello kitty case for my best friend who lives in switzerland since 2 years, we really miss each other, she's got a lot of stress cause she studies maths and often forgets to eat while lerning, with this cute box (she loves hello kitty and everything girly) she wouldn't and besides i would be with her every lunch ;)

Re: Back-to-school giveaway at All Things For Sale

Sorry I missed this contest...I found the Book online three weeks ago and bought it and am using it at least once weekly as I am happily learning about Japanese Cuisine

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