grab bags UPDATE: August 12, 2013 7:10 a.m. MT — WOW, that was quick!! Everything has been given away already and there’s nothing left. :D What a great response from you all. Thanks everyone for participating in Grab Bag Monday!


When I was growing up, there was this store we used to shop at called Pick ‘n Save. Anyone remember Pick ‘n Save? They sold closeout items from other retailers – for cheap!

In fact, one year we took my grandmother there. She was SO excited about how inexpensive everything was that she needed an extra suitcase to bring all of her treasures home.

Fun memory!

As a kid, one thing I used to get excited about at Pick ‘n Save was their grab bags. Special bags, usually found at the checkout, filled with unknown items for $1.

grab bags

For a buck, who knows what a kid could find in that sealed brown lunch bag? It was very exciting.

Well, to add some excitement to your summer, we’re bringing back the grab bag — and you don’t even have to pay $1!

How can you receive a grab bag? It’s easy-schmeezy!

  1. In the comments, simply let us know you’d like to receive a grab bag. (Yup, that’s it!)
  2. Email us your name and address at contest@compassion.com and we’ll mail your grab bag to you.

We’ve got a treasure trove of stuff to give away. It’s first-come, first served until everything is gone. (Sorry, U.S. and Canada only.)

So, to the best sponsors ever, Happy Monday and Happy Grab Bag Day!

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  1. Win Noren
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 5:10 am

    I look forward to receiving one!

  2. Bethany
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 5:49 am

    Yeah!! Just emailed y’all. :)

  3. Richard Crowson
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:02 am

    I’d like to receive a grab bag

  4. Jenna Waite
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:02 am

    I’d like one!

  5. Susie Daggett
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:02 am

    I want one please!

  6. Kimmy
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:02 am

    I WANT ONE!! :)

  7. Cindy Gallo
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:03 am

    I would think this sounds fun!!!! It would really be fun to do it as a pay it forward.

  8. Tara
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:04 am

    I just sent an email too! I look forward to receiving one! Thanks!

  9. Janet
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:04 am

    How fun! Thank you! I’ll look forward to my grab bag!

  10. Karen
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:05 am

    Looking Forward!

  11. Karina
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:06 am

    Yes, please! What a great treat! Thank you in advance! Fun surprised are especially welcome on Monday mornings!

  12. lisa taylor
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:06 am

    Excited about a grab bag!!! Yes, I remember Pick and Save too!!! :)

  13. Emma
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:07 am

    I’d love to get one! This is so fun :)

  14. Debbie
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:07 am

    Wow! I would love a grab bag!

  15. Gary Langley
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:08 am

    How wonderful. Happy Monday. YES, I’d love a grab bag.

  16. Kelly Grossman
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:10 am

    I would like one! Thank you!

  17. Nancy Wright
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:11 am

    I’d like to receive a grab bag, thanks!

  18. Angeline
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:12 am

    I would LOVE to get a grab bag, how fun!

  19. Angie
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:13 am

    I would love one. Thank you,

  20. Justin Dyson
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:13 am

    Just emailed you guys too! :)

  21. Sarah Bolinger
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:14 am

    I would like to receive one. Thanks.

  22. Rachel Russo
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:14 am

    I would love a grab bag!

  23. JenniferF
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:15 am

    I’d like a grab bag! Thanks!!

  24. Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:15 am

    How fun! I would like one. :)

  25. Kimberly Ware
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:16 am

    Id love a grab bag!

  26. Beth
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:18 am

    I’d love to get a grab bag. Neat idea:)

  27. sara beth grissom
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:18 am

    Who doesn’t love a grab bag!! I am in!!

  28. Heidi
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:19 am

    fun! yes please! thank you!

  29. Emily
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:19 am

    This is so exciting. Love Compassion! What great work you do.

  30. Tiffany
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:20 am

    Fun!! I’d love one! :)

  31. Cathy Presson
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:21 am

    Thanks for some good Monday news! I’d love to receive a grab bag :-)

  32. kandi
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:22 am

    This sounds fun! I’d like a grab bag, please!

  33. Laura
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:23 am

    I can’t wait!!!

  34. Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:23 am

    Sending an email. I used to love buying grab bags when I was a little girl!

  35. Kim Bush
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:24 am

    Yes, I’d like to receive a grab bag. Thank you!

  36. Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:24 am

    I’d love one, thank you for the offer!

  37. Patricia
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:24 am

    I would like one please. Thank you so much.

  38. Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:25 am

    Fun! I’d like one :)

  39. Aubri Colescott
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:26 am

    I’d love a grab bag!!

  40. Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:28 am

    I would love one. We sponsor 6 Compassion kids and love each one of them.

  41. Elizabeth Sikora
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:29 am

    I would love a grab bag! Please and thank you!

  42. Jason
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:30 am

    I would like one please.

  43. Hope V
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:31 am

    I would love to receive a grab bag!

  44. Windy
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:32 am

    We would love one!

  45. Ashley
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:34 am

    I’d like to receive one, thanks!

  46. Brandi Schroeder
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:35 am

    Fun!! And thank you :)

  47. Cathy Presson
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:36 am

    Thanks for a fun Monday surprise! I’d love a grab bag :-)

  48. Lynn M.
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:41 am

    I’m game! Thank you!

  49. Charlotte
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:43 am

    Thanks I would like one!

  50. Kimberly
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:43 am

    Oh! I commented on FB, but I bet you meant to comment here! Well, either way, thanks for the offer and we would love to receive a bag :)

  51. Lisa kjeldgaard
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:44 am

    I’d love one. Thank you!

  52. Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:54 am

    I would love to receive a grab bag!

  53. Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:54 am

    Yes, please!!

  54. Deanna Riccardelli
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:55 am

    What fun Jacquie!!! I want to play along!!!

    • Jacquie Parella
      Aug 12, 2013
      at 7:01 am

      Deanna!!!! How are you? We sure miss you. E-mail me an update on life if you get the chance. :) :)

  55. Robert Lane
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:56 am

    I would love a grab bag! What a fun surprise!

  56. Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:57 am

    I’d love a grab bag, please!!

  57. Meghan
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:58 am

    I’d love a grab bag! Thank you!

  58. zach martin
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:58 am

    I’d like one please!

  59. Brittany
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 6:59 am

    Sure, I’ll take a grab bag! I absolutely love the work Compassion does! God bless!

  60. Rodney
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 7:00 am

    Yeah, if you have any more!

  61. Angela
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 7:04 am

    Yes, please! Thank you!

  62. Paula
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 7:04 am

    Yes, please! Thank you for offering. I’d like a grab bag.

  63. Amanda
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 7:05 am

    I would LOVE a grab bag! What a fun way to start the day.

  64. Trisha
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 7:06 am

    I would love a grab bag!

  65. Teresa
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 7:09 am

    I sent my email. So excited to see what is in there! Thanks for some fun on a Monday! :)

  66. Julie Fischer
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 7:10 am

    I would love to receive a grab bag!

  67. Kim Gilbert
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 7:12 am

    I want a grab bag!!!

  68. Beverly Y.
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 7:13 am

    I would like to snag a grab bag!

  69. kelly
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 7:21 am

    This is when living on the West Coast does not pay off. Hope everyone enjoys thei bags!

  70. Laura Bonus
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 7:30 am

    What a fun idea!

  71. Jeanne
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 7:51 am

    I would like a grab-bag, please.

  72. Liz
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 7:59 am

    Sign me up! :)

  73. Mikayla Roy
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 8:04 am

    Sounds like fun! Would love to see what would be in them!

  74. Sarah D.
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 9:12 am

    I’d like a grab bag please!

  75. Winter Taylor
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 9:19 am

    I’d like a grab bag please. :)

  76. Nicole
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 9:33 am

    Yea, how fun!

  77. Linda Benham
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 10:15 am

    What a fun idea! Would love one!

  78. Betty R.
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 10:21 am

    What a cool idea! I’d love a grab bag. Thanks!

  79. Michele Velasquez
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 10:56 am

    I would LOVE a grab bag, emailing you now!

  80. Marcy
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 11:01 am

    I would love to have one. Thanks.

  81. Kevin
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 11:32 am

    Yes please!

  82. Mike Stephens
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 12:40 pm

    I would like one :)

  83. Patrick
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 12:42 pm

    Totally would want one!

  84. Julie
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 1:59 pm

    I want one!!!!!

  85. chuck
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 7:00 pm

    Hey, Count me in! I would love a Compassion grab bag

  86. Samara
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 7:11 pm

    May I get a grab bag?!

    • Jacquie Parella
      Aug 12, 2013
      at 7:37 pm

      We ran out of items first thing this morning, Samara. Be on the lookout for future giveaways though!

  87. Tracy Smith
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 7:14 pm

    I love surprises. Me please!!

  88. Jim
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 7:22 pm

    I’d love one!

  89. vicki
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 7:23 pm

    Looking forward to my grab bag!

  90. Rachel
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 7:46 pm

    wow, I’d like one! I remember doing this for stickers – I loved the surprise!!

  91. Megan
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 7:49 pm

    Would love one! Thanks!

  92. Melissa
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 8:07 pm

    When did the original email go out? I subscribe to the blog, and I only got the email saying that everything was gone. (I got that email at 8:02 PM CDT.) I didn’t get the original email nor was it in my Spam folder.

    • Jacquie Parella
      Aug 12, 2013
      at 10:47 pm

      Hi Melissa! The post went live at 12:08 a.m. so the e-mail would have gone out shortly after that. Not sure why you only got the update. :( We’ll be doing stuff like this in the future though so keep an eye out!!

  93. Rachel Farr
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 9:16 pm

    Would love a grab bag!

  94. jane
    Aug 12, 2013
    at 9:24 pm

    I would love a bag! Thanks much :)

  95. Aug 12, 2013
    at 9:42 pm

    Can’t wait to get one! Thanks!

  96. Aug 12, 2013
    at 11:04 pm

    Shoot. I don’t remember if I left a comment! It’s bedtime, so I don’t have time to scroll down, looking for my name. I guess I’ll know soon, won’t I!

    • Jacquie Parella
      Aug 13, 2013
      at 6:53 am

      I don’t remember seeing your name yesterday Vicki but we will e-mail you either way.

  97. Diane
    Aug 13, 2013
    at 2:51 am

    I would love a grab bag! Thank you.

  98. Art
    Aug 13, 2013
    at 6:10 am

    I would like a grab bag, if you have any left, thanks!

  99. Cindy
    Aug 13, 2013
    at 8:39 am

    This sounds like a great idea. Is it too late to ask for one? :) God bless you all!

    • Jacquie Parella
      Aug 13, 2013
      at 12:05 pm

      It is, sorry Cindy, they went FAST! We’ll do more stuff like this in the future so keep your eyes ans ears out for future giveaways. :)

  100. Lindsey Hab
    Aug 13, 2013
    at 10:59 am

    I’d like one! :)

  101. Aug 13, 2013
    at 11:37 am

    I would love a grab bag! Thanks!

  102. Diana
    Aug 13, 2013
    at 12:17 pm

    I would love one! Thank you!

  103. Carla
    Aug 13, 2013
    at 6:52 pm

    Would love one too.

  104. sara beth grissom
    Aug 20, 2013
    at 2:23 pm

    I received my Grab Bag today, Monday!! WOW!! There were some incredible gifts inside!!
    Thank you so much!!

    • Jacquie Parella
      Aug 20, 2013
      at 8:32 pm

      SO glad you enjoyed your goodies!!!

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