Giveaway: BNTO from Cuppow

stack of BNTO

Back in July, the folks who make the Cuppow launched a new product. Called BNTO, it’s a 6 ounce plastic cup that fits snugly into a wide mouth mason jar, making it possible for you to pack a whole meal into a single jar.

It’s a handy item if you’re the type who is mildly jar obsessed (no shame in that) and likes to tote your meals to and fro while creating as little waste as possible. We use it a lot around my household for the packing of carrot sticks and hummus (one of my husband’s favorite mid-day snacks), but it’s also particularly good for yogurt and granola.

BNTOs in a box

Because we’re now smack dab in the middle of the start-of-school, pack-a-lunch season, the Cuppow team and I thought it would be fun to give away a whole bunch of BNTOs. Ten, in fact. Pretty nice of them, huh? Here’s how to enter to be one of the ten winners.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share a favorite packed lunch memory. Did you have a favorite lunch box as a kid? Or did you leave your milk in your thermos over the weekend, only to have it explode when your mom opened it on Sunday night? (Not that I’d know anything about that!)
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Friday, August 30, 2013. Winners will be chosen at random (using random.org) and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, September 1, 2013.
  3. Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left on the blog, I cannot accept submissions via email.
Disclosure: Cuppow is a sponsor of this website and has provided the ten BNTOs for this giveaway. They also sent me a few to use earlier in the year at no cost to me. However, my opinions remain my own. 

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894 Responses to Giveaway: BNTO from Cuppow

  1. 851
    Molly C, says:

    Awesome website and great giveaways. I grew up taking a lunch to school. And w/out fail, mom or dad would include a note, joke or drawing on my napkin. I loved it. Continuing the tradition with my son.

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    Barb B says:

    I had a Tupperware lunch box in JR High that I loved. It had all these little mini containers inside that kept all the food separate and fresh. No mushy sandwiches, no soggy carrot sticks. It was the best!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Brenda A. says:

    I love reading what everyone ate for lunches : ) I remember the old thermos with chicken noodle soup in it. Most of the time we bought school lunches. That was back when they cooked good food.

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    Sharon says:

    I remember the paper lunches, filled with pbj, and my mom baked goods. She was a awesome baker!
    Some days I bought a hot lunch.

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    Katie H. says:

    I wouldn’t know anything about not eating my sandwich at lunch, not wanting to throw it in the kitchen trash, hiding it under my bed, then forgetting about it. Stained carpet, busted. Bento would save future unsatisfied child lunchers!

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    KateIline says:

    I think I lived on PB&J as a kid. Usually with some carrot sticks or fruit. But the best thing about bringing my lunch in a paper bag was the picture my dad would draw on it for me! Something new every day.

  7. 857
    Val says:

    I always loved St Patrick’s day growing up. My mom would buy green sandwich bread, and fill my lunchbox with other green goodies. It was always so festive!

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    camille zachmeier says:

    my favorite take with me lunch is pinto beans and cornbread. i could probably eat that everyday. people might think i’m weird, but i love it. i guess i could use the bnto to put beans in bottom of jar and cornbread in top…

  9. 859
    jen says:

    i had a snoopy soup thermos that i thought was pretty sweet until i ditched it in 3rd grade when my jem and the rockers set became much cooler.

  10. 860
    Natalie Brudi says:

    I only lunch I remember is balogna sandwiches with mayo nonrefrigerated until noon. It’s a wonder I didn’t get food poisoning!

  11. 861
    Dee says:

    I remember paper sack lunches with sandwiches wrapped in waxed paper!!

  12. 862
    Pam says:

    Always had school lunch growing up. Now I’m lunchbox obsessed. I have a few dozen different bento boxes, and a love for peanut butter and jelly…

  13. 863
    Laura says:

    Yaay cuppow! I will always remember when my mom bought a big banana-shaped plastic container thingie to protect (you guessed it) bananas from bruises — a good idea in itself but perhaps not the best item for the cool teenager. She was really surprised when none of use would use it! Awww, moms.

  14. 864
    Karen says:

    I loved turkey, cream cheese and sprouts on whole wheat tortilla with an apple and carrots.

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    anja says:

    When I was in the first grade, I brought a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to lunch every day. I toted them to and from school in my purple Beverly Hills 90210 lunchbox (which was frequently forgotten in the lunch box bin at school). It took me years to eat a PB & J again… but home-canned jam makes it much tastier!

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    Josie says:

    Genius! I love carrying jars with me– and this would expand the possibilities infinitely! I do love my carrots or celery and hummus, yogurt and granola, salads, etc. etc. etc. The real dilemma is wether to put the yogurt in the top part with granola on the bottom of a pint jar, or the reverse??

  17. 867
    Abby says:

    I always got “hot lunch” at school, so when my mom let me bring my own lunch, I was SO excited. Part of the joy of field trips was getting to bring my own sack lunch. The kids who brought their lunches every day never quite saw the joy of it…

  18. 868
    Anita S says:

    I am so excited about this product!! It’s definitely one of those…”Why didn’t I think of that” products! Brilliant!

    My favorite lunches was my Mom’s soups/stews in my thermos with a grilled cheese sandwich! (Loved Campbell’s Tomato Soup too!!)

  19. 869
    Shawna says:

    I had a Dukes of Hazzard lunch box that I LOVED LOVED LOVED! And I was always that kid who left oj in their thermos on the last day of school and then threw my lunch box in the closet as soon as I got home. It was generally found by the end of July and I would get a big lecture from my mom about “wasting good money”. I hear myself telling my kids the same thing now, but their lunch boxes are no where near as cool as that Dukes of Hazzard box was.

  20. 870
    Marian says:

    My mother is Japanese, so my thermos was always full of miso soup and I typically had a nigiri (rice ball) with pickled plum center. It was always neatly packed & healthy, but no one would ever offer to trade lunch with me. I loved my lunch & never understood why the other kids didn’t.

  21. 871
    Christine says:

    Peanut butter and celery topped with raisins, tucked neatly into my Barbie lunch box. Back in the days of metal lunch boxes.gasp, the horror

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    Bethia says:

    I never really had good packed lunches when I was a kid, but my school had a good cafeteria with a salad bar. I looooved salad even when I was a kid, so I guess it worked out?

  23. 873
    Lydia says:

    Ooohhh… I remember making lettuce and Miracle Whip sandwiches. Mmmmmm!

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    Angelbis says:

    I never could bring my lunch as a child – I was a reduced/free lunch recipient, so I had what the school served. BUT, since then (many, many years have passed), I bring my lunch all the time and hate that I have to mix up my yogurt and granola and have soggy granola or that I have to bring many containers with me. This looks like a great product!

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    Tami says:

    My favorite lunch memories are shopping for the box. To be honest, I don’t even remember the boxes I chose, but I remember scanning the lunch box aisle with my mom and loving the thermos that fit inside the box. I got to re-live some of that last week as my oldest son, who started full day school three days ago, and I bought reusable containers to fit inside the lunch box he had selected months ago. Aah, memories

  26. 876
    JanH says:

    Lemon and lime slices in my lunch. Folks looked at me funny, but they taste great!

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    Grazia says:

    My mom use to send me to school with nutella sandwich. Not healthy …. But so yummy!

  28. 878
    Dawn says:

    In high school, I ate a tuna sandwich every day that was prepared by mom. I was a picky eater back then but appreciated that mom took care of me every day.

  29. 879
    Angelina says:

    My favorite lunches as a child had something chilled or warm in a thermos- I think it was the novelty of warm soup or cold fruit or pudding instead of all room temp :)

  30. 880
    Pamela says:

    So, I rarely took my lunch. In my grade school years, we lived a block away from the school, and I walked home for lunch…imagine a first grader doing that now. Later, we moved, hit upon hard times and I ate lunch at school, thanks to the reduced-fee lunch program. I am now packing lunches for growing teens, who are also in sports and very health conscious. This would be a great lunch surprise, for one kid or my hubby.

  31. 881
    Amanda-Laine says:

    Throughout grade school my mom and dad always were sure to pack me a lunch sack, but what I remember most is that I would sometimes get them mixed up with other kids lunches and then have to go find find where my mom’s special turkey sandwich ended up.

  32. 882
    Brenda says:

    My favorite lunch was peanut butter and jelly, all squished together so the bread was hardly recognizable!

  33. 883
    Sue says:

    Mom always packed me a brown paper bag lunch. Mostly a cheese sandwich. Sometimes I got a diced peach Snack Pack which was a real treat.

  34. 884
    Lorenda says:

    At my kids school they have a day that families can come to school and have lunch with their kids out on the grass. I always look forward to it every year. I fix something special for us all and we always have pink lemonade slushies in canning jars. I always take bubbles along for the kids too! Teachers have been known to come by our blanket just to see what we are having for lunch.

  35. 885
    Sandra says:

    I mostly ate the school cafeteria meal so when I took my lunch it was quite special. My mother and I would plan what would go in it. It always seemed like a kind of food present to myself.

  36. 886
    Cheryl says:

    I mostly took my lunch to school but occasionally got to buy lunch. Thought that was such a treat!
    I pack my husbands lunch every morning for him. He “goes to school” every day as he is a high school administrator.

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    Jennifer Gomes says:

    I would save part of my lunch for the cute boy who rode my bus :)

  38. 888
    Rudy says:

    I went to schools very close to home so I got to go home for lunch…. mostly previous night’s dinner left-overs. Our kids, however got the best of both worlds – they will review their school lunch menu ( published monthly ) and will buy lunch if they like it and will bring their lunch on days when the menu is not to their liking. I will pack cold cut sandwiches, PB&Js, soup in thermos, etc with a cookie or a piece of brownie, and some fruit….I usually tuck a “sweet” note to let them know I’m thinking of them I miss the good, ole days when my kids were kids, they were a lot of fun ( still are, in a different way ). Nowadays, I use their old metal lunch boxes to store small items so they don’t get misplaced. I love the Transformer theme the most.

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    Teresa says:

    I always ate the horribly bad cafeteria food when I was school age but as an undergraduate I became obsessed with those old fashioned lunch boxes (this sort: http://i.ebayimg.com/t/1913-Vintage-Coal-Miners-Pull-Out-Style-Tin-Lunch-Box-/00/s/MTAyNFg5OTY=/z/028AAOxy9bxRzOPJ/$T2eC16h,!zEE9s3!Z%29%29RBRzOPJcZ%28w~~60_35.JPG) so I searched for 2 years until I got one that was usable if cosmetically terrible. I then spent another year slowly transforming it into my gorgeous decoupaged lunch box, I carry for digs.

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