WIN-It-Wednesday: AllerMates Insulated Lunch Bag & Wristbands

Back-to-school time should be an exciting time. But for many kid’s (and their parents) with food allergies, food intolerances and other medical conditions back-to-school time can be a scary time too.

That’s why I was so excited to find out about an awesome company called AllerMates, a company founded by a Mom, Iris Shamus, whose was frustrated by the lack of allergy-related and kid friendly items for her child that has food allergies. This frustration lead her to start AllerMates, a line of bright, fun and kid-friendly lunch bags, wristbands and dog tags that young kids want to use and wear – all while keeping them safe.

I love that the AllerMates lunch bag is sturdy and features an outside pocket, ample room inside and an allergy info card located in a clear pocket on the side of the bag. The bright, colorful characters on the bag are fun and kid-friendly. This lunch bag will remind & alert teachers, play group monitors and any other adults, that your child has food allergies – especially during the times that you are not there.

Most of you know that I am a huge advocate of wearing a medical alert bracelet (I wear mine all the time). The AllerMates wristbands are a must-have for kids that have food allergies, as well as asthma, insect sting allergies, cat allergies, pollen, latex, penicillin allergies… plus more. Unlike some of the “I’m too big, I’m made for an adult” medical alert bracelets – these bracelets are made for kids… they are fun, colorful, whimsical and have “kids just love us so they’ll wear us” written all over them. =) These bracelets are also hypo-allergenic (latex-free), waterproof and thoroughly tested for safety and quality. Got more than one allergy? No problem. These bracelets can be worn stacked or AllerMates has a multi-allergy customizable wristband too.

I also love that these wristbands will grow with the child since they all come with three adjustable snaps, that should fit most kids from the age of 2 and up, providing ample room for the kids to grow.

Also, AllerMates can now be found and purchased at Walgreen’s for back-to-school and Halloween. Or buy AllerMates on

All these fun, safe and kid-friendly reasons are why I am so thrilled that AllerMates is this week’s Win-It-Wednesday sponsor on

A total of two (2) BeFreeForMe members will be selected to win an AllerMates Insulated Lunch Bag and single Wristband, of their choice.

One winner will be randomly selected from the entries received before Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST, and one more winners will be randomly selected to win from the entries received between Wednesday, September 12 and Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 11:59 PM. SO – make sure you enter to win two times!

How can you win?

Reply to this blog and let us know which AllerMates allergy / medical alert wristband you’d like if you are a winner.

Good luck, remember you never can be safe enough when it comes to food allergies or medical conditions … and as always,
Be Free!

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33 Responses to “WIN-It-Wednesday: AllerMates Insulated Lunch Bag & Wristbands”

  1. Nikki Evans Says:

    I would want the gluten free allergy band if I was chosen. Thank you for the chance to win! 🙂

  2. Beth Says:

    sounds wonderful, a great idea. kids will love this and it all so will help teachers.

  3. Gina Says:

    I would love my daughter to have the wristband for school, since she has celiacs and with all the snacks at school it would be a great notice to people.

  4. Kerry Says:

    Gluten free

  5. Patty Says:

    I think the gluten free allergy band would be great.

  6. Cindy Hendricks Says:

    My son cannot eat gluten so one of these gluten free wristbands is ideal. Thanks for the offer to keep us safe.

  7. Tina Says:

    I would prefer the medical alert wristband if I win.

  8. cindy w. Says:

    I would pick the Professor Wheatley since I have celiac. Thank you for the giveaway.

  9. julie Says:

    professor wheatley

  10. lindsey Says:

    Gluten, soy, or and/or dairy. These are super cute! I have a 3yr old with those allergies. Luckily his preschool is wonderful, but I still get nervous with substitutes and even other parent volunteers. What a great product!

  11. Cindy Hendricks Says:

    great products

  12. Theresa Says:

    The lunch bag would be PERFECT for school. They still eat snacks at sunday school and regular school and if he pulled out one of these then it would really help the teachers understand. Especially when there are subs. I would love Gluten free although my son has allergies to gluten, dairy, soy, bananas and many other little things that are not classified as the top 8 allergens. He cannot eat any food outside the home so we carry snacks everywhere.

  13. Julie Says:

    My son is about to go to preschool and I am so nervous because of his food allergies. The lunch box is fantastic! It would relieve so much of my anxiety when i pack his snack. The bracelet would be wonderful as well! Oh I hope I win :0) IF I do, I’d choose the dairy…or egg. I can’t decide. Surprise me!

  14. Tiffany Says:

    I would like the multiple food allergy bracelet for my son, who is allergic to soy,wheat,milk,eggs,and peanuts

  15. Alana Vester Says:

    I would like the wheat/gluten free wristband. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  16. Cindy Hendricks Says:

    I hope I can win the lunch bag especially. We take snacks everywhere. This would be a great carrying case for when I have to drop my son off somewhere. It’s a great reminder to those in his care.

  17. Katie Says:

    I would love to win this for my 4 year old nephew. He is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts so he would love to wear a nut free wristband. He’s also allergic to milk and eggs so the lunch bag would be perfect for him. My sister just started sending him to preschool and I know she’s really nervous about his food allergies while he’s away from her for the first time ever. I believe these 2 AllerMates items would help to ease her mind a bit, since the teachers would be constantly reminded of his food allergies. Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. jill Says:

    This would be a blessing for my almost 5 year old grandson,going to preschool for the first time.He has mulitple allergies:nuts, peanuts,eggs, milk so he would like the customizable bracelet.

  19. Jenny Says:

    The lunch box would be great! I would take a peanut, tree nut or milk allergy wrist band. If they had a multiple allergy bracelet i would like that too (maybe i missed that).

  20. Nancy Says:

    Hi there! I purchased an peanut allergy charm a few years ago for my great nephew at a Medical Supply store near Buffalo, NY. I would love to now give him a lunchbox and a nut allergy wrist band too!


  21. Stephanie Anderson Says:

    I love the wristband! Such a great idea!

  22. Chris Says:

    If chosen, i would like the customizable bracelet with nut, milk and egg allergies.
    thank you!

  23. jill Says:

    I really love this idea of the spcial lunchbag as well as the wristband.My grandosn is most allergic to peanuts and tree nuts but has other issues too so the mulit-allergy band would be perfect.

  24. cindy w. Says:

    I would like the gluten free wristband and the allergy lunch box is a great idea. Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. robin Says:

    I would love the wristband! My son started kindergarten and now eats with everyon i the cafeteria. He still is understanding what to eat.

  26. Cindy H Says:

    I hope I can win. GF stuff is always appreciated.

  27. CJ Williams Says:

    I finagle lunches and dinners all together in whatever contraption I can rig right now — lunch bag would be amazing. So would the band. Although always get awkward questions and funny looks too on the celiac thing. ^_^

  28. Nancy Says:

    HI there, my little nephew has several allergies so the multi-allergy band would be perfect! I know we ALL hope we win!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Jenny Says:

    I would love a nut wrist band for my allergic son…but most especially the lunch bag is awesome!

  30. Wendy Knapp Says:

    I would love to win the medical bracelet for my son, Thanks so much fro the consideration… we are always looking for new GF options and awareness items.

  31. Katie Says:

    Hi there. This is my 2nd entry for the 2nd giveaway….still trying to win my 4 year old Godson a nut allergy bracelet and that “super cool” lunch bag. He would be so proud bringing both things to his preschool and showing them off! 🙂

  32. K Farmer Says:

    LOVE this idea if I dont win where can we get the GF band GREAT for elementary students and other teachers/aids volunteers to be aware~ especially for little ones that may not speak up!!!!

  33. Jen Says:

    I love this Idea of allergy-free wristbands. I have two children who have allergies, and this is an amazing idea. If I had to choose I would choose the gluten-free wristband. Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway!

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