Sunday, August 16, 2009

OnTray Makes Shopping with Kids Fun

Necessity is the mother of invention. And that is exactly how Laura Hamrick, a stay-at-home mother of three boys, came up with the idea for OnTray.

The OnTray is a small tray that easily snaps onto the shopping cart handle to hold snacks, toys, coupons, and lots of other necessities while shopping. It comes with it's own lid and is so compact you can easily keep healthy snacks readily available in your purse or diaper bag.

The OnTray is made right here in the USA, it is BPA Free and comes in four translucent pastel colors: green, pink, yellow & blue. OnTray also proudly donates a percentage of their sales to 'Feeding America'.

To purchase an OnTray before your next shopping trip just visit their website at http://www.OnTray2go.com, call them at 1-888-208-9240, or search their growing list of retailers to find a store near you.

Our mommies had the pleasure of taking two of the OnTrays out for a 'test-drive', here is what they found.


Anna L, mother of two year old "A"...

When I first heard about the OnTray I really wanted to try it out with my 2 year old daughter "A", who likes to have snacks while shopping. It is so easy to use. I really like how it clips onto the cart with ease and comes off the same way! It was very sturdy on the cart and did not tip or spill the contents. It even has a lid that slides under the tray while the child is using it. It is dishwasher and microwave safe, and I love that because then I can use it for many different things. And since it's so compact it even fits right in to my purse!

I told a friend about the OnTray and now she wants one! My Grandma even said it was a great thing and she wants me to bring the OnTray over when she babysits "A". At a price of just $7.00, I definitely have to get another one!

The OnTray is really a great way to keep your child entertained while shopping at the store! "A" had a lot better time in the store with the OnTray (as you can see in the picture here). When she would finish with what was in the tray, she would point to it and ask for more! I really think parents should get at least one OnTray to help keep their child occupied while shopping! I really like the OnTray and I think they would even make great gifts!


Katy, mother of an 18 month old and a 4 month old...

At first glance I thought the OnTray was going to be rather silly and that my 18 month old "K" wasn't going to be much interested it using it. However, after taking "K" and the OnTray on a trip to the grocery store, I quickly changed my mind.

The instructions for putting the OnTray on to the cart were very easy and straight forward. It took only seconds to attach it and place the lid underneath. I started the shopping trip out by giving "K" some Cheerios & animal crackers then moved on to grapes. She had a healthy snack and was happier then a clam, and I got my shopping done without a fuss. I don't always have to give her snacks when shopping, as this tray will be great for holding her small toys too.

The OnTray is very sturdy and performed just as it was suppose to. I also like that it is microwavable and I can use it for multiple purposes. I now keep my OnTray with my grocery list so that I will never forget to bring it with me. It's an inexpensive must-have for impatient kiddo's like mine!

I think the OnTray will easily sell itself. As we walk around the store I receive so many comments from store employees and other shoppers. They could see how well behaved my daughter was being, not grabbing things off the shelves or trying to open packages in my cart and they wanted to know where they could get one.



Want to Win an OnTray of your own?
Laura Hamrick, creator of OnTray has generously offered to give an OnTray to one of our readers! Here is what you need to do to enter to Win a Free OnTray:
(this giveaway is limited to within the US)


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Monday, August 31, 2009 at 12:01pm (Mountain Time). A random comment will be chosen at that time. The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to reply with their name and shipping address. If a response is not received within 48 hours that winner will forfeit the prize and a new winner will be selected. Sorry, no exceptions.

Good Luck to Everyone!

Be sure to look at our other Reviews, you could win more great stuff too!

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69 comments:

Kristen said...

My favorite feature is that it is dishwasher safe! I would choose the green color to match our shopping cart cover.

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Rebecca B said...

I like the fact that it can easily fit in your purse and that it is dishwasher safe! I also like that it has the lid. My son would love this he always has to have a snack while shopping to be content. The color I would choose would have to be blue cause it would match my cart cover.

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Lisa Curcio said...

Wow! These are so cool, why didn't I think of this?!? I would love one of each color, but I guess since I have to choose it would be green.

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Gigi said...

I love the whole idea! My normal routine is a napkin on the cart and that slips. I love that it is easy to install. My favorite is the blue.
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Dian said...

Fantastic idea!

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bctripletmom said...

I love the sliding lid. Me & Hannah just chased down a coupon last night in the store b/c it flew off the front of the buggy. This would be great for my coupons.

I'd like a pink one.

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Anonymous said...

I Love that it can be a snack holder-AND a coupon/list holder! So i can use it even if the kiddos are home :)
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Brian and chelsea said...

I love that it has a sliding lid!

I would be happy with any of the colors, but yellow is my favorite.

This product rocks! What a fabulous idea!

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GirlHouse said...

I love that all the pieces are dishwasher safe. My current snack container isn't.
I would choose blue.
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Gretchenlindsay@msn.com said...

I love it, even better the kids think it is soooo cool!!!

Stepper the Mighty said...

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Okay, this is brilliant. I wish I'd thought of it! I love that it's so versatile - use it to hold treats for my 20 month old - OR my coupons - OR my keys. I'm constantly losing those in the depths of my purse. Or even my shopping list and a pen so I can mark things off without having to juggle the list plus treats plus kid plus groceries. I think I need like, seven.

I would choose green. It's my favorite color AND it would work for brother or sister (on the way!).

Great product. Definitely covet.

Anonymous said...

I love that it attaches so easily to the cart AND that it's dishwasher safe. Thanks for coming up with such an awesome product! I would choose a green one.
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Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

I like that it's dishwasher safe, and I LOVE the idea to use it for coupons and such. Our shopping list often gets buried by items in our cart because it slips down unless I hold it the whole time. I'd love something like this. I think I'd pick blue, though the pink is nice too!

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Dvorak Family said...

Anna,

erinbrouss @ yahoo dot com is teachermom22 on Twitter. I follow blogger mommmies on twitter and I follow your blog as well.

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Dvorak Family said...

There are so many things I love about this. I think my favorite is that it snaps to the cart handle. No more bending 25 times to pick up a snack cup or coupons, etc. that my 20 month old throws to the ground. I would pick the blue.
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kellytirman said...

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I like that this product also holds coupons and pink is my favorite color.

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2tontansy said...

I love this idea. I just get the email from Savvy Shopper and had to check it out. I'm so glad that you thought of this for me. Great idea, and I hope I win one.

Alison said...

I would love it for a coupon holder!

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Calley The Eco Chic said...

My favorite use (aside from snacks) would be for coupons...I'm always holding onto them.

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PS...from first entry (I would pick Pretty in Pink color!)

Shelly the Chic Crafty Chick said...

I love this product. I like that it has a top on it. I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed that I win. My boys would love it in green.

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Donna said...

WOW! Super cute and I love it. I was shopping yesterday for 2 hours and these would have been a huge help.

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Kristen said...

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Nancy said...

I would use it for snacks and would like the green.

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Haley said...

Love it!! Your blog and the treat holders!:)

ohmmommy said...

I love that it is dishwasher safe. I would choose the blue.

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Coupon Clippin' Mommy said...

I like that it has multiple uses and its dishwasher safe. I would get it in yellow!

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Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

What a great idea, definitely one of those "why didn't I think of that" products! :) I think we would mostly use the on tray for snacks and coupons - the green is my favorite color!

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