Green Bay Packers Family Night August 3rd

May 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Yay!  Green Bay Packers Family Night has returned for another year.  This year’s bash will be Saturday, August 3, 2013.  Events  kickoff at 5:30pm and conclude with an awesome fireworks show.

Do you all remember how these family nights started?  The practice scrimmage drew such large crowds that they moved it from the practice field into Lambeau.  That first year was ridiculously hot out–in the 90’s.   Those of us that went melted!

So the Packers moved the scrum to the night and also added giveaways (the jerseys worn by players are given away) and fireworks.

I think that is what makes Packers Family Night so appealing.  People who could never afford to take their whole family to a game can go to Family Night.  For me, it’s a chance to sit in a different place than where our season tickets are located.   Family Night always fall on or within a day or two of my son’s birthday.  Easy birthday present!

Tickets go on sale June 24th; cost is $10 + $3 service charge per ticket.  Parking is another $5; proceeds benefit the Wendys Wonderful Kids foster kids adoption program.

Can’t make it to the scrimmage?  You can watch it live on WLUK-Fox 11.

For more information, click here.

Go Green to Save Green: make “green” lunches for year-round savings

April 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Energy, News 

April is Earth Month, so Green Bay Consumer wants to give you tips and tricks that are not only good for the earth, but save money, too!

Today’s post is how you can save money by ditching those baggies and packing lunches with reusable containers.

Estimates are that the average brown-bag lunch requires 4 plastic baggies.  If you pack lunch 5 days a week for a year, that amounts to nearly 1000 bags per person.  With four kids in our family and my husband who brown bags it most days, that is an astounding number of plastic baggies

100,000,000,000 plastic bags are thrown away by Americans each year.  That’s a lot of zeros! (And that’s 100 TRILLION, dear readers).

By reusing containers or investing in some food safe sandwich wraps and tins, you could save a lot of money, and keep all that plastic out of landfills.

Last year I showed off my favorite reusable lunch products/ideas on Good Day Wisconsin (which you can view by clicking here):

I’m also a big fan of these Bento Boxes:

Want a local option?  Try GreenTime Creations.

The initial investment is more than buying baggies which make it seem like a huge amount to spend.  However, I’ve been using these for more than three years.  And I’ll be using them for years to come.

If you’re a crafty person (I most assuredly am not), you can make your own sandwich wraps.  If you’re on Pinterest, you can check out the Green Bay Consumer DIY board.   Or check out:

If you try making your own sandwich wraps, make sure that the material you use is food safe!

Packers Family Night August 3rd

May 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Recreation, Sports 

Yay!  Green Bay Packers Family Night has returned for another year.  This year’s bash will be Friday August 3rd.  Events  kickoff at 6:30pm.

Do you all remember how these family nights started?  The practice scrimmage drew such large crowds that they moved it from the practice field into Lambeau.  That first year was ridiculously hot out–in the 90’s.  And thousands of us were melting in the stands.  To watch a practice.  Only in Green Bay, right?

So the Packers moved the scrum to the night and also added giveaways (the jerseys worn by players are given away) and fireworks.  I have some unbelievable photos of the players from that first year because we were on the 50-yard line and about 10 rows up.

I think that is what makes Packers Family Night so appealing.  People who could never afford to take their whole family to a game can go to Family Night.  For me, it’s a chance to sit in a different place than where our season tickets are located.  And Family Night always fall on or within a day or two of my son’s birthday.  Easy birthday present!

Tickets go on sale June 25th; cost is $10 + $3 service charge per ticket.  Parking is another $5 with proceeds going to the Wendys Wonderful Kids foster kids adoption program.

Can’t make it to the scrimmage?  You can watch the scrimmage live on WLUK-Fox 11 or on fox11online.com.

For more information, click here.

Go Green to Save Green: make “green” lunches for year-round savings

April 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Energy, News 

Welcome Good Day Wisconsin viewers!  If you want an overview of what Green Bay Consumer is all about, click here.

April is Earth Month, so Green Bay Consumer wants to give you tips and tricks that are not only good for the earth, but save money, too!

Today’s post is how you can save money by ditching those baggies and packing lunches with reusable containers.

Estimates are that the average brown-bag lunch requires 4 plastic baggies.  If you pack lunch 5 days a week for a year, that amounts to nearly 1000 bags per person.  With four kids in our family and my husband who brown bags it most days, that is an astounding number of plastic baggies.  100,000,000,000 plastic bags are thrown away by Americans each year.  That’s a lot of zeros! (And that’s 100 TRILLION, dear readers).

By reusing containers or investing in some food safe sandwich wraps and tins, you could save a lot of money, and keep all that plastic out of landfills.

If you saw Good Day Wisconsin Thursday morning (you can see the segment by clicking here), then you saw the following products:

I’m also a big fan of these Bento Boxes:

As I mentioned on the TV segment, I spent about $50 for all the items (that included two sets of the Nesting Trio and two sets of the Food Cozy when Amazon had a Buy 3 Get 1 Free deal) which seems like a huge amount to spend.  However, I’ve been using these for more than two years.  And I’ll be using them for years to come.  Even the Bargain Sleuth that I am, I would spend a lot more continually purchasing plastic bags.

You can also reuse containers.  I occasionally pack a snack in my old Maxwell House International Coffee Tins (which they no longer make–they’ve got to a cardboard or plastic type container) If you’re a crafty person ( I most assuredly am not), you can make your own sandwich wraps.  If you’re on Pinterest, you can check out the Green Bay Consumer DIY board.   Or check out:

Just remember that if you try making your own sandwich wraps, make sure that the material you use is food safe.

Be sure to check out Green Bay Consumer every day this month for more tips, tricks and resources to help you save the earth and save your pocketbook.

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