Craftsman Reinforced Tool Bag
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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#146 Created 10/24/13/Published
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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.
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