The Ultimate Care Package (Giveaway ends 3/9/13)


RedShip Care Package

Our daughter is in 10th grade. We’re already talking about things like college. Ugh! It’s a scary thought to send your child off to college. It’s a scary world out there. I’m still trying to help my daughter manage to boil water (I’m not kidding).

I don’t have a child in college yet, but I often think about how my kids would be on their own. Will they have enough to eat? Will they know how to prepare their meals? Will they end up eating out of the vending machine every night?

If there is one thing I know about college students from listening to family members in college is that college kids love snacks. And who would blame them. After studying and attending classes all day long who wouldn’t want to sit back, relax and enjoy some yummy treats.

Parents often like to send their college student care packages. Often they contain treats, supplies and little comforts of home.

If you are the parent of a college student, or student that will be heading off the college in the fall, you should check out the care packages available at RedShip.com.

RedShip Logo

RedShip.com offers several care package options, including a care package filled with healthier for you treats. Each care package is STUFFED with goodies (and that is no exaggeration). Not only will your college student appreciate all the goodies that come in the RedShip.com care package, I’m sure their dorm mates will too. There is so much include that there is plenty to share if they wanted to.

RedShip.com ships their care packages in tall, red, cardboard shipping tubes. Inside they will find a HUGE laundry bag filled with goodies.

I love the laundry bag. When I say huge I mean HUGE. It can easily hold a few loads of laundry. A laundry bag would come in very handy  to help your student do their laundry – or take it home for mom to do for them. 🙂

I took a few pictures of the bag. In one of the photos one of my cats got in the way. I decided to use this photo to show you just how big the drawstring laundry bag is compared to a normal size cat.

RedShip Laundry Bag

We kept the cardboard shipping tube that came with the care package I received to review. Our cats enjoyed running through it (we popped off both ends). Sadly it got smashed when my son stepped on it instead of over it. At least the cats had fun with it for a few days.

The shipping tube is VERY sturdy and will ensure that the contents of the care package arrive in one piece and not all smashed up. It just couldn’t hold up to a 130 pound teenage boy. LOL!

RedShip Shipping Tube

The contents of the care packages varies depending on what size you get.

Small: 26 items

Medium: 38 items

Large: 45 items

Extra Large: 55 items

Healthy: 34 items

I was sent a medium care package to review. True to their word my care package included 38 items. Most of them are shown in the pictures below.

RedShip Care Package 1

RedShip Care Package 2

RedShip Care Package 3

There are so many goodies included in this package including Ramen Noodles (a college student’s “staple”), chips, cookies, candy, Nutella spread, cereal and even Poptarts.

One of my favorite goodies that come with every RedShip.com care package is a beautiful bowl and really nice quality chopsticks. The chopsticks are made of plastic and can be washed and reused over and over again.

RedShip bowl and chopsticks

The fortune cookies that are included in the care package are a nice touch.

What student wouldn’t love a care package like this sent to them? RedShip.com even has an autoship program where you can set up additional deliveries whenever you want at a discounted price (10% off when you order 4-6 care packages).

You can also include a personalized message with each care package.

Packages range in price from $44.95 upwards to $94.95, depending on what size you order. There is a breakdown on the contents for each care package on the RedShip.com website. Each package, no matter how many you order, will always come with the laundry bag, bowl and chopsticks. Your lucky student can keep them or share with their friends.

These care packages are not only great for college students but they would also make great care packages for kids away at camp, shut-ins, people in group homes and nursing home, and even as a “just because” gift for a friend.

Example of a gift card you can personalize.

Example of a gift card you can personalize.

I was very impressed with the care package. The contents arrived in great condition. Only the can of Pringles had a few broken pieces, but that is to be expected (they are like that when you buy them in the store too). The homemade cookies tastes fresh. In fact all of the contents that we’re tried so far are fresh. It’s not like they have been sitting around for many months. Even the fortune cookies were fresh.

I love the idea of ordering pre-made care packages, especially ones like RedShip with are stuffed to the max with plenty of goodies that any college student (or anyone) would be thrilled to receive. The laundry bag, bowl and chopsticks are also a useful and will come in handy.

I also really love that for each care package that is purchased, RedShip.com will donate a meal to Feeding America. As someone who has experienced the work that Feeding America has done first hand I can really appreciate that. If you would like to read more about my experiences with FeedingAmerica.org simply enter Feeding America in the search box on my site (upper right side).

If you would like to learn more about RedShip.com you can visit them online. You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

RedShip.com would like to give a lucky reader a medium size care package (38 items/$54.95 value). Thank you RedShip.com!

Medium RedShip Care Packagee

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on March 9, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail an will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please leave a comment on this post and tell me what your favorite thing is about the RedShip.com care packages – and – who will get the care package if you are the winner (is it for yourself or would you have is shipped to someone else)?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify. Extra entries are optional.

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*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way.  RedShip.com will be providing the prize. 

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family, five cats, dog, a tank full of fish and snails. She is also a freelance writer and photographer.


  1. My favorite part of this, besides knowing that the whole package will delight it’s recipient, is the bowl and laundry bag included in each shipment. A college student could end up with a nice set of bowls and enough laundry bags to share (hopefully not to bring home to mom). If I won a package, I would send it to a friend out west who is sick at the moment.

  2. Fabulous giveaway

  3. I think it’s an awesome concept! I love the site! I’d send it to one of my college student sisters.

  4. I love the different options they offer and how easy it is to give someone a great little care package

  5. Oops… and I’d give it to my niece who is off at school.

  6. My favorite thing about Redship is that for each care package that is purchased, RedShip.com will donate a meal to Feeding America.

    If I won the package, I would give it to my Mom who is in a nursing home.

  7. i like the RED CARPET CLUB its a great idea for a loved one who is away

  8. Sondra Brazier says:

    Great Giveaway

  9. I love the Sun Chips and the Ghardetto’s, they are my favorite and I would eat them for myself…..oops I mean I would share 🙂

  10. This would be a nice package for a service man or woman. But I would probably keep to share with Grandsons went they come for weekend.

  11. I love the whole package, I don’t have a favorite. I will give it to my husband he loves to snack

  12. I would keep it myself and share with family.

  13. I like the Feeding America donation for each care package. I would likely give to a friend/friend’s kids in college.

  14. I like that each package has a large assortment of items. I would give this to my son.

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  15. I love that they offer such fun foods like the fortune cookies. I would give this to my daughters when they go on school trips. This is so cool.

  16. I like the variety of items that comes in their packages. I would give it to my son.

  17. Stacey Roberson says:

    I really like that they donate one meal for every package sold to Feeding America.

  18. Wow-what an amazing amount and variety of items! I’m in a panic because my son graduates this year and is off to college (out of state-ahhhh!), and my daughter is 15 so I’m just a mess. This would not only be so cool for my son-it’s full of most of his favorite foods lol, but it does give you peace of mind, especially when they are 1st adjusting to college life.

  19. I love that it is packed in a laundry bag! Perfect for a college student!

  20. I like the variety offered and that you can send a personalized message with it, too. This would be for me to share with my grandson!