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Do you remember when fanny packs were a great, useful tool for everyday life? Of course you do, and we still think they are!

A fanny pack is a hands-free, stylish and practical way to bring everything you need wherever you want. With the summer festival season coming up quickly they’ll be needed more than ever! But fanny packs have so many other uses. How many times have you wanted to bring some of life’s essentials with you, but just didn’t have a place to store them? We think they should be a part of everyday life once again. That’s why it’s time to bring back the pack!

Are you as excited about fanny packs as we are? Great, because we’re giving one away in celebration of this Saturday’s observance of International Fanny Pack Day. The Grand Prize winner will get a fanny pack fully loaded with everything they need to survive the festival season. Enter for a chance to win by simply commenting below letting us know why you think fanny packs are great!

The contest will run from today, March 7, through March 14 with a winner chosen the following day. Make sure to come back to the TN Team Blog every day during the next week to learn about the greatness of fanny packs.

Contest Over, Thanks for Entering!

No Purchase or payment of any kind necessary to enter or win. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and who are physically located and reside in the U.S. or District of Columbia. Void where prohibited. Limit of one entry per person. Valid email address required to obtain Grand Prize. For a copy of the Official Rules that govern this Sweepstakes please visit:

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Joe said...

Because they keep all my stuff within reaching distance!

March 7, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Tim said...

Good one Joe!

March 7, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Joe K
Joe K said...

Fanny packs are great because they're a very convenient way to keep the important things you need right with you when you travel.

March 7, 2012 at 6:37 PM

erin said...

That's what I always say!!

March 7, 2012 at 10:39 PM

andrew gordon
andrew gordon said...

because I like saying "Fanny"

March 7, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Shannon Baas
Shannon Baas said...

I would love this.

March 7, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Kelly Commerford
Kelly Commerford said...

I remember having a hot pink one, and it rocked! Bring it back!!

March 8, 2012 at 3:41 AM

Sherry said...

They keep your hands free to do other things.

March 8, 2012 at 4:14 AM

Linda said...

You can carry all your stuff without worrying that your purse is going to hit something or someone.

March 8, 2012 at 4:15 AM

samantha said...

hands free!  and no annoying shoulder straps!

March 8, 2012 at 6:43 AM

Eustacia Miliusis
Eustacia Miliusis said...

I love fanny packs! In the 90's they were everywhere! My eighteen year old daugher is planning a trip to NYC and I suggested she use a fanny pack, the look on her face was pure denial and mortification!.....that right there tells you how far gone the fanny pack is. BRING THEM BACK!

March 8, 2012 at 6:50 AM

Douglas Houston
Douglas Houston said...

Who doesn't like the look of well packed fanny

March 8, 2012 at 7:16 AM

debbie said...

My son went to a couple of different countries on vacation, and I wanted to get him one. I actually had a hard time finding one in our small town. Could you believe that? And he was actually willing to use it, too.

March 8, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Nick said...

Nothing screams Patriotism more then sporting my Red, White, and Blue Stars and Stripes sequin Fanny Pack! They are a multipurpose accessory for any occasion!

~ Founder of International Fanny Pack Day

March 8, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Phil Randall
Phil Randall said...

My wife loves them

March 8, 2012 at 9:05 AM

Denise Anderson
Denise Anderson said...

At concerts they are a great way to keep everything close and secure so Ya can rock!!  LOL

March 8, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Kim Kovacevich
Kim Kovacevich said...

To carry everything you might need for an event, without toting a purse.

March 8, 2012 at 9:34 AM

rodney meeks
rodney meeks said...

thank you for this great contest.

March 8, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Susan Smith
Susan Smith said...

To carry everything you might need for an event without having to carry anything.

March 8, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Kerry said...

Because I've been wanting to be made fun of lately...

March 8, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Bonnie said...

Thank you for running this contest!

March 8, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Andrew said...

Ain't nothin' lackin' when you're fanny packin'

March 8, 2012 at 11:07 AM

jodi said...

I bring mine to the casino ..I know my money is safe and no purse to have to lug around..also when we go biking into town

March 8, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Shannon Schulte
Shannon Schulte said...

They work great for traveling!

March 8, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Sue Barney
Sue Barney said...

Thx for the great giveaway Smile

March 8, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Melanie said...

Pick me!

March 8, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Christina Wilson
Christina Wilson said...

Fanny pack....what's that?

March 8, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Bradford Martin
Bradford Martin said...

Finally, something to do with my fanny.

March 8, 2012 at 1:49 PM

nicole said...

i think they are great, as a mom of 4 little ones I dont have to worry about my hands holding on to something other then my kids and everything is right at arms reach

March 8, 2012 at 3:20 PM

NiCole said...

Fanny packs are great way to store your belongings. We use them when we go to amusement parks.  

March 8, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Tammie Wertman
Tammie Wertman said...

Finally I can use the Fanny again!

March 8, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Eleanor Greenly
Eleanor Greenly said...

i love my fanny pack and still use it even though it is not in to wear it..who cares??i am into comfort and coinvenience..those teeny bags do not hold anyhting ...fanny pakcs are convenient,big enough to hold all you need and so very comfortable..i love mine and continue to use it it!!!!!!!!

March 8, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Rebecca Jahnke
Rebecca Jahnke said...

Fanny packs are the greatest for carrying everything you need and not getting bogged down with a heavy purse that kills your back!!

March 8, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Joy Runge
Joy Runge said...

It's simple, "hands free"!

March 8, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Amanda Gbur
Amanda Gbur said...

yes! bring it back! they were so useful!

March 8, 2012 at 4:39 PM



March 8, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Sammi said...

you can laugh at how they look, but they are still the most convenient and easy way to carry all your stuff!

March 8, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Eileen Malone
Eileen Malone said...

Fanny packs are great when sightseeing or having fun in an amusement park.

March 8, 2012 at 5:42 PM

jenice gutierrez
jenice gutierrez said...

Wow! Fannie packs are great for many reasons. It enables you to keep the items you need on your person hands free. They are attached so you don't lose them or get them stolen. Did they really go out?

March 8, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Derly Foerste
Derly Foerste said...

would love to win it, especially if it comes with tickets!!

March 8, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Matt Kalist
Matt Kalist said...

They are conveiniant as well as safe!

March 8, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Mary Calabrese
Mary Calabrese said...

Honestly, Fanny Packs are something that make me laugh.  That's only because my ex wore his like a purse and had everything but the kitchen sink in it.  And then he complained about his back hurting (among other complaints.  Being married to him was such a joy.  Not.)

March 8, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Susan Herron
Susan Herron said...

  Sounds Great!!!

March 8, 2012 at 8:16 PM

meredith baker
meredith baker said...

People say they are geeky or uncool.  I think they are great!!!  I am always right!

March 8, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Anthony said...

I think they're great because they're reliable,dependable,you can carry alot of thing around in them,and you can be any age to have one of them.

March 8, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Jayne Lyall
Jayne Lyall said...


March 8, 2012 at 10:55 PM

paula said...

Would love to win Smile

March 9, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Gina R.
Gina R. said...

I like Fanny packs because you can go places and not worry about a purse. It's very nice to have when your at amusement parks!

March 9, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Donna Pehmoeller
Donna Pehmoeller said...

I use my fanny pack while performing.I'm an Irish folk musician....Playing guitar I can wear the fanny pack and carry my personal stuff as well as guitar picks etc. This way I keep mystuff safe..and I'm pretty stylish!!

March 9, 2012 at 1:09 AM

Julie McDonough
Julie McDonough said...

Love to be hands free and not worry about leaving a purse somewhere. Also my stuff is safer this way. My mother was mugged in Las Vegas and her purse stolen...I bought her her 1st fanny pack and she has felt more secure ever since.

March 9, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Samantha Schalk
Samantha Schalk said...

Pick me!

March 9, 2012 at 9:52 AM

nicole korson
nicole korson said...

Well, I think the 80's should never die.  Long live the fannie pack...and shoulder pads!

March 9, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Maria Iemma
Maria Iemma said...

I definitely hope I get to win.  Since I have some balance problems, keeping my hands free is of the most importance to me....Keeping my fingers crossed!

March 9, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Shirley F
Shirley F said...

Hmm well I will be the first to admit I've never been the biggest fan of fanny packs, but some of u do make some good points and a fanny pack that comes with a ticket network gift card is DEFINATELY one I can get behind Wink

March 9, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Charlene D
Charlene D said...

Fanny packs were awesome, it gave me a place to keep everything I needed, while leaving my arms free to carry the baby!  My favorite fanny pack was a free one from Kodak........still have it too.

March 9, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Kandy said...

Would love this. Everything in one place with the fanny pack

March 9, 2012 at 5:33 PM

maggie said...

when i've got a toddler strapped to my back and a baby tied to my front, i don't have any hands left for a diaper bag ;)

March 9, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Stephanie Jones
Stephanie Jones said...

I use it at amusement parks when I don't want to take my purse along. Its awsome, because I am always afraid I will leave my purse on a ride!

March 9, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Shannon Schulte
Shannon Schulte said...

I remember my Dad using one when we'd go to Disney

March 9, 2012 at 6:30 PM

melinda tarrant
melinda tarrant said...

I would LOVE to win this!!!

March 9, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Hailey said...

My great-aunts would wear them at the casino, and still do.

March 9, 2012 at 10:44 PM

David Vaughan
David Vaughan said...

Keeps everything within easy reach and secure!

March 9, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Debbra Brouillette
Debbra Brouillette said...

I love fanny packs and am glad to help you bring back the pack! They are great to have when traveling as I can keep things safely tucked away and close to my body.

March 9, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Dawn Valentine
Dawn Valentine said...

I love fanny packs when I'm out for the day and I don't feel like carrying a heavy purse. I miss them! So many times I thought "I could use a fanny pack right now!"

March 10, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Allan A Culmer
Allan A Culmer said...

fanny packs rule.  They are most practical.

March 10, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Jane Platt
Jane Platt said...

A must have when I travel. I also love it at my summer job as a staff member at a very active childrens camp.

March 10, 2012 at 9:21 AM

paula said...

Thanks so much would love to win Smile

March 10, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Amy said...

Because when you're bike touring with thousands of people, the girl with the neon fanny pack makes the most friends.

March 10, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Rachel Newman
Rachel Newman said...

Fanny Packs are great because they hold your stuff!

March 10, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Carl E Lohmeyer
Carl E Lohmeyer said...

I really like sitting comfortably; with nothing in my back pockets.

March 10, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Tracy Ann Schwartz
Tracy Ann Schwartz said...

Fanny packs are making a come back, yo.

March 10, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Duane Simo
Duane Simo said...

Concert or casino, nothing beats a fanny pack... especially when filled like this one.

March 11, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Heather McDaniel
Heather McDaniel said...

Fanny Packs are awesome - especially when travelling.  They keep all you belongings safe.

March 11, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Steven Douglas Cowles
Steven Douglas Cowles said...

It's always nice to have a full fanny pack

March 11, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Meredith Jones
Meredith Jones said...

So convenient for train and bus travel. And snazzy too!

March 11, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Marie M
Marie M said...

Fanny packs are retro and retro is hip.

March 11, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Michelle Fosnaugh
Michelle Fosnaugh said...

What is odd is that my mom still rocks the fanny pack whenever we go out somewhere where she doe not want to carry around her purse, which is like everywhere LOL. I was embarassed at first and now I just embrace it. Rock that fanny ma!

March 11, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Claudia Cooper
Claudia Cooper said...

Fanny packs are so great for so many occasions - like traveling, beach, biking and outdoor concerts!

March 12, 2012 at 12:47 AM

wendy wallach
wendy wallach said...

fanny packs are great because they dont put stress on my shoulders and i dont have to put it on a dirty floor when I eat or go to the restroom!

March 12, 2012 at 10:49 AM

tamar said...

Fanny packs are slimming on the right behind Wink

March 12, 2012 at 11:06 AM

kim minton
kim minton said...

Fanny Packs are awesome because they are great for carrying thing you need without having to drag around a big pocketbook! They are also very handy when it comes to being able to strap them around your waist and not have to worry about carrying it everywhere you go, so weather your out hiking,riding rides at the amusement park,bike riding or anything else you don't have to worry about laying it down and losing it! fanny packs ROCK!!

March 12, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Daniel M
Daniel M said...

like them for when you need to carry more than what can't fit in your pockets but don't want to lug around a messenger bag or backpack

March 12, 2012 at 10:15 PM

joseph gersch jr
joseph gersch jr said...

they are great at amusement parks

March 13, 2012 at 5:10 AM

laurie said...

Safer than carrying a purse, got everything I need handy!

March 13, 2012 at 5:20 AM

SheilaKay Calabretta
SheilaKay Calabretta said...

hands and shoulder free convenience

March 13, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Nadine L
Nadine L said...

Oh No! Fanny packs went out of style? When did that happen? I have never stopped using a fanny pack. I walk everyday and always have my pack on, filled with my "must haves" like change, keys, mp3 player, cell, mints or gum and a few band aids in case of blisters or scrapes (I walk in woods and get scratched from branches etc..) and usually some headbands or scrunchies.

March 13, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Annette D
Annette D said...

I love them!  It leaves your hands free and a secure place to store your essentials!

March 13, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Paula Tavernie
Paula Tavernie said...

I can jog with it on it would be great to put my ID and stuff in!

ptavernie at yahoo dot com

March 13, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Chad Mickelberry
Chad Mickelberry said...

They are perfect for short trips to theme parks and adventure parks

March 13, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Geoff K
Geoff K said...

Fanny packs are awesome because they're so uncool that would be pickpockets or thieves would be deterred from even attempting to unzip it and steal your cash or cards!

March 13, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Christine said...

can carry all your stuff hands free

March 13, 2012 at 6:58 PM

 Diane Baum
Diane Baum said...

I love them, totally awesome

March 13, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Tish said...

I think they're the best thing since sliced bread! If a mugger tries to rip you off it leaves your hands free to knock him out Smile  

March 13, 2012 at 7:55 PM

robby rob
robby rob said...

Fanny packs. If saying the name isn't fun enough, it's the perfect way to hit a yard sale or an amusement park.

March 13, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Barbara Roebuck
Barbara Roebuck said...

Hands free! Need I say more

March 13, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Mindy S
Mindy S said...

I need a stylish fanny pack to take to concerts with me.  I have an old one that I use when we have our garage sale each year.  It's a great way to keep track of the money without worrying about misplacing it.

March 13, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Christa said...

It would be quite handy to have one when I walk in the park with my Grandfather.  I could keep my phone and keys with me without worrying about if my work out clothes have pockets or not.

March 14, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Michelle Tucker
Michelle Tucker said...

I think fanny packs are great because they give you peace of mind.  When my husband and I go to casinos, I don't want to carry around a purse.  I want something attached to me, so 1. I don't lose it.  2. Nothing gets stolen.  I've tried to find one so many times but can't.  I hope they are making a come back.

michedt at yahoo dot com

March 14, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Kathleen Sloan
Kathleen Sloan said...

A new fanny pack would be so helpful for going to concerts because it can carry all my things!

March 14, 2012 at 1:55 AM

Michael  Sloan
Michael Sloan said...

Fanny packs are cool.

March 14, 2012 at 1:56 AM

Mike T
Mike T said...

I'd love to win!

March 14, 2012 at 1:56 AM

Cat T
Cat T said...

I want to win for my hubby!

March 14, 2012 at 1:57 AM

Tonya Dean
Tonya Dean said...

Easier to go shopping without having to worry about protecting your purse or putting it down so you can go through racks.


March 14, 2012 at 2:27 AM

consuelo carpenter
consuelo carpenter said...

A convenient way to carry all of your concert needs.

March 14, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Walter Spicer
Walter Spicer said...

Fanny Packs are great to take with the things you need with out loading your pants pockets or jacket pockets up and being heavy to wear. A fanny pack can be packed with just about everything you need for an outing you are attending. Fanny Packs with different size pocket are great. You can even pack a rain jacket in one if you roll it up small and tight.

March 14, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Karen S
Karen S said...

A fanny pack keeps everything easily accessible, can't be as easily lost or pickpocketed as a purse, and leaves your hands free to sway with your lighter in the air. (OMG I just aged myself!! LOL)

March 14, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Ehizemen Oboh
Ehizemen Oboh said...


March 14, 2012 at 9:37 AM

carol said...

I admit it, I wear a fanny pack on vacation only, because of the convenience.  I am a birdwatcher, and it's perfect for my field guide and purse.

March 14, 2012 at 9:49 AM

martha stapler
martha stapler said...

I'm proud of my "pink" fanny pack.  Others may snicker, but, I dress for me!

March 14, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Joseph Young
Joseph Young said...

cool giveaway

March 14, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Matt Bloom
Matt Bloom said...

I can carry up to 4 chipotle burritos in a fanny pack, keeping them as close to the outside of my stomach as possible before they go inside.

March 14, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Kevin Cusack
Kevin Cusack said...

Fanny packs are a convenient way to carry all of your concert and sports game needs. They are also an essential piece of accessory.

March 14, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Heidi Montgomery
Heidi Montgomery said...

My aunt still rocks a fanny pack. She is so awesome...the best person I know. I used to give her a lot of heat for wearing a fanny pack in public. Maybe it is because I secretly like them, but don't have the confidence to wear one myself. They really are convenient and stuff does not get lost or buried like they do in a purse. If I win this fanny pack, I will wear it proudly alongside my aunt. And I will let her make fun of me, if she wants to!

March 14, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Diane W
Diane W said...

Fanny packs keep your items safe and your hands free.  Great when traveling.

March 14, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Jenti87 said...

Fanny Packs are great because you can actually run with them on, especially inan emergency, like u forgot ur parking break ona hill and have to run and stop it. With a purse u r running akwardly and it keeps hitting ur side, u lose momentum. Therefore, strap on ur fanny pack tight and enjoy being able to run freely!

March 14, 2012 at 1:58 PM

pat simmons
pat simmons said...

I will wear the fanny pack everywhere, as it will make my butt look smaller!

March 14, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Deb said...

Used to have a Mickey Mouse fanny pack...would be convenient to use again one for my kids' sporting events when my arms are already full schlepping a chair, blanket, snacks,etc.

March 14, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Samantha Lagge
Samantha Lagge said...

My grandmother still wears one on vacation. She says its easier then a purse.

March 14, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Suzanne King
Suzanne King said...

I fanny packs are great because it leaves your hands free.

March 14, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Nicole Thoresen
Nicole Thoresen said...

fanny packs are great for family hikes!

March 14, 2012 at 5:59 PM



March 14, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Janna Johnson
Janna Johnson said...

They help keep you organized

March 14, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Jamie Hodges
Jamie Hodges said...

Great for traveling.... getting on and off planes, trains, and automobiles without the risk of leaving your purse behind.

March 14, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Stacey Kawsarani
Stacey Kawsarani said...

My boyfriend swears boy them and still rocks it daily.  Gotta love him!

March 14, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Charlene Kuser
Charlene Kuser said...

Fanny packs are great because I have my hands free to use as I please,they are lightweight,so I can movie faster and
my valuables are safe because they are fasten to my body.

March 14, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Betty C
Betty C said...

Fanny packs are wonderful to carry all the necessities (and a luxury or two) and keep my hands free.  They are safer than purses because they can be snugged up close to the body without being uncomfortable.

March 15, 2012 at 12:36 AM

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