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Craftsman Reinforced Tool Bag

Updated on October 3, 2014

Grand Opening of A Hardware Store

A Tool Bag for Anyone

We had learned about a grand opening of a hardware store in the community. With all the closings of businesses and shortages of jobs, this was a blessing indeed. The ad promoted the details of the store along with 3 days of games, prizes and in-store bargains that would take place only for this event.

One of the prizes was a Craftsman 13 inch tool bag that would be filled with over $75 worth of gifts. Only the first 200 in line would receive a coupon that made them eligible with their $15 purchase. So I set my heart on getting one of those bags I really needed, not for my tools, but for my crafts and hot glue gun.

Earlier in the week we got a $5 coupon in the mail for our first purchase at the hardware store. I thought this would be great, now I only needed to spend $10 to be eligible for the tool bag. The thing is, I would have to make sure I was one of the first 200 there.

All week long I kept telling my husband that we needed to be at the store by 6:30 am. He didn't think it would be a big deal, so we ended up leaving later then I planned. Sure enough, when we arrived at the parking lot it was so packed there was no room to park. We quickly got into one of the lines.

The Cattle Call

People were scattered all around the store and not sure where the line actually began. We settled in the line that was closest to the store. The donut and coffee people were serving us while in line. My husband didn't want anything, but I persuaded him to take a donut because we didn't know how long we would be waiting.

There was a celebration in song by a local high school, the typical speeches were made by the mayor and such. Over an hour and a half later a man began making his way through the lines with a counter. We had no idea where we fell in line, but hoped we were part of the first 200.

After he finished and returned to the front of the store they divided the lines so we would be taken through a cattle like chute two-by-two. It was like we were entering Noah's ark. I really wanted my husband to get a new bag. His trunk was getting rather messy and he needed more tool bags. Even if I didn't get one I prayed he would.

Entering the door there were two staff members situated on each side. My husband was handed a ticket. Yeah! He was one of the winners, but as I began to enter the store, a lady on my right handed me one also. We were both blessed to receive a Craftsman tool bag full of goodies with our $10 purchase.

About the Tool Bag

This handy 13 inch reinforced bag is sturdy and just the right size to tote along everyday tools or even craft items. It has a zipper to keep things from spilling out and a wide mouth opening for easy access. It has a hard flat bottom which makes it great for balancing when you need to work out of it.

On the front of the bag are 3 mesh pockets to store things you need to get quickly, but there are also three more pockets for smaller items like pens, pencils, measuring tapes, tablets or things of that nature.

It would make a great bag for the trunk to store jumper cables or anything else you might need for an emergency while in your vehicle. The bag itself is really light weighing less than two pounds and easily comes clean with a damp cloth.

I love this little tool bag and would recommend it for men or women, but not just for tools. My husband is using his for the smaller items in his vast tool collection. Since I have a step stool tool box I am using mine for my crafts, gardening shears, and glue gun accessories.

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My Photo Review of the Grand Opening

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Grand Opening of an Ace Hardware Store.  Hundreds waiting in line were served coffee and donuts, hoping to be the first 200 to receive a prize.The man on the ladder is removing the front panel of the store to enlarge the opening.  It was really cool watching all the people that day.Both of our bags full of items.Outside of the bag.Full of goodies for a winner.Our tool bags contained most of the same items, but mine had more!A few more fun things in the bag.
Grand Opening of an Ace Hardware Store.  Hundreds waiting in line were served coffee and donuts, hoping to be the first 200 to receive a prize.
Grand Opening of an Ace Hardware Store. Hundreds waiting in line were served coffee and donuts, hoping to be the first 200 to receive a prize. | Source
The man on the ladder is removing the front panel of the store to enlarge the opening.  It was really cool watching all the people that day.
The man on the ladder is removing the front panel of the store to enlarge the opening. It was really cool watching all the people that day. | Source
Both of our bags full of items.
Both of our bags full of items. | Source
Outside of the bag.
Outside of the bag. | Source
Full of goodies for a winner.
Full of goodies for a winner. | Source
Our tool bags contained most of the same items, but mine had more!
Our tool bags contained most of the same items, but mine had more! | Source
A few more fun things in the bag.
A few more fun things in the bag. | Source

Our Tool Bag Review

Watch a somewhat comical review of what my husband and I received when we both got our tool bags. His had most of the same items as mine, but for some reason mine had more in it. Together with the tool bags, the total of items added up to almost $300 worth of products. Standing in line has its benefits after all, wouldn't you agree?

This is the third take, because for some reason I get to laughing. I do that a lot. Hope you like it.

This is our rather comical review of the tool bag and what we received inside the bags.

Tool Bags for Everyone

Craftsman 9-37537 Tool Bag Combo, 13"/18"
Craftsman 9-37537 Tool Bag Combo, 13"/18"

You can get both of these bags at a reduced price. The 13 inch like I have and the 18 inch tool bag. Both have the same features as I described and are wide mouth zipper top. Items not included.

 
The Original Pink Box PB30TBK 30-Piece Tool Set, w/ 12-Inch Tool Bag, Pink
The Original Pink Box PB30TBK 30-Piece Tool Set, w/ 12-Inch Tool Bag, Pink

Ladies you will like this pink canvas tool bag kit. My sister has a pink one like this. It comes with 30 pieces in a 12 inch bag (a little smaller than mine). Included in this kit: hammer, 16-foot tape measure, needle nose pliers, slip joint pliers, hex key wrench set with holder, bit driver with comfort grip handle, 19 piece 1-Inch bits set, 1-Inch extension bar, and 4 screwdrivers including Phillips. The bag has 24 pockets, one zippered pouch, wraparound side handles and a shoulder strap. Also comes with a lifetime warranty.

 

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      TonyPayne 3 sounds like a good inside deal for you on tools and accessories. My husband would like that kind of work.

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      TonyPayne 3 sounds like a good inside deal for you on tools and accessories. My husband would like that kind of work.

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      Tony Payne 2 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Sounds and looks handy for the professional. I actually work for a tool company in the UK and so I am usually leaning towards our products, since I get a good staff discount.

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Wisconsin

      My husband and myself would love this.

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      Camden1 3 years ago

      Congratulations on your win! It looks like a very useful tool bag.

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