TOTE-ally Awesome Promotional Swag

May 24, 2019

TOTE-ally Awesome Promotional Swag

Hello! How is the weather in your neck of the woods?

The crew at PROMOrx is currently sitting at 94 degrees + humidity. It’s hot, y’all!

Luckily, we have the A/C cranked and our trusty custom insulated water bottles sitting next to us. The only thing breaking a sweat is our computer as we furiously type this out before the first long weekend of summer.

The heat has us thinking about more than just custom drinkware, though. With a recent single-use plastic ban in our town, we’ve become increasingly aware of the need for high-quality, custom grocery totes to use instead.

In fact, in response to this single-use plastic ban, some of the big box stores (we’re looking at you Target and Walmart) have come out with even thicker plastic bags that are making us want to use a custom grocery tote even more. It’s like a “sort of” ban on plastic bags. Take a look at this:

Great! This bag is made with 80% post-consumer recycled material. And! You can reuse it 125 times. AND! You can take it back to the store for recycling.

But...wait. You can already take back the current single-use plastic bags for recycling, right? (Target, Publix, Kroger, and many other stores have a bin that you can stick them in.)

And, we’re not trying to be that way, but if you’re going to reuse a grocery bag, you’re probably already of the mind to own a custom grocery tote, and therefore, anyone grabbing these thicker plastic bags will probably just throw them in the trash like they would the original shopping bags. It all still lands in...the landfill.  Thicker plastic = more plastic, and this has us shaking our heads.

While this is currently affecting our part of the world, single-use plastic bans are on the rise, so it’s likely you - or your clients, prospects, or staff - have already been affected...or soon will be. Now is a a prime time to use forward thinking, and offer eco-friendly promotional swag that not only addresses the issue, but also offers a helpful swag item that promotes your business in a way that shows awareness and accountability!

Not to mention, the dog days of summer will soon be upon us, and wouldn’t it be nice to offer clients and prospects custom grocery bags that keep their summer goodies nice and cool? Or what about a custom reusable shopping bag that is easy to grab-and-go and wash once you get home?

Keep reading for some of our personal favorites when it comes to custom reusable shopping bags. 

The Best Custom Grocery Totes for Your Promotional Swag

As is the case with most things in life, it’s going to take the entire village to overhaul the way we use plastics in our day-to-day lives. However, small steps do add up, and PROMOrx has you covered when it comes to using custom grocery totes to add value to your promotional swag. Add your custom company logo, and it’s branding that keeps on giving. 

Insulated Grocery Totes: PROMOrx owner, Vickie MacFadden, personally uses this custom grocery tote, and loves it. It is the ideal custom reusable shopping bag for those aforementioned dog days of summer. Made from non-woven polypropylene with insulating polyester fiber and thermal film, these custom grocery bags are great for a quick trip to the store, a long day at the beach, or for taking your lunch to work. These custom grocery totes get bonus points for being made from 20% post-industrial recycled content.

Cotton Grocery Totes: Custom reusable shopping bags are great for the environment, but what happens when you use them over and over again? Aside from promoting your brand with your custom logo (win!), there are some down sides to the reusable aspect of a custom grocery tote. (Hint: it’s bacteria!) Enter a custom cotton grocery tote! These totes will not have the insulating properties that the one mentioned above does, but the upside to cotton is that they’re easily washable, which means it’s healthy for you and for the environment.

Fashionable Grocery Totes: A custom grocery tote may serve a mostly functional purpose, but clients and prospects will appreciate the two-tone nature of this custom reusable shopping bag. There are so many color options to choose form, you’re sure to find a compliments your brand and adds a little flare to your promotional swag. After all, you never know who you’ll run into at the grocery store!


With so many key concerns surfacing daily in the world around us, it’s easy to choose promotional swag that speaks volumes and let’s customers know you’re thinking about more than just selling them the next product or service. By choosing a custom grocery tote as part of your eco-friendly promotional swag, your brand has the opportunity to stand out among the rest. As we always say, your marketing dollar is important. So, why not get the most bang for your buck. Customers, prospects, and even your staff, will be "toting" your company logo around for everyone to see, making this cool company swag with staying power.

Tell us: Do you use reusable grocery bags?