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What is the Best Value Showbag at the Royal Melbourne Show

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Published September 27th 2017
Everyone has a favourite story about the showbags at the Royal Melbourne Show. Some people love the cheapest possible so you can come home with arms straining and red marks on your wrists. Others prefer the more expensive as they offer bigger value and savings, so what are the best value showbags at the Royal Melbourne show?

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*Image Royal Melbourne Show Website - Showbag Section

We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas, to get the ball rolling here are a few of my suggestions:

For those foodies who love cooking, designed by students

Art, Craft & Cookery Showbag
I love that the students played a part in the design process of this showbag. The RMIT Textile Design students created a printed design on the Cookery Showbag. Adding to the special-ness of this showbag, there are only a limited number available.
For $25, the 2017 Art, Craft & Cookery Showbag includes:

Limited edition designer canvas tote bag
Homespun Magazine
What's Old is New Again book - Fowlers Vacola
Nature's Cuppa Organic Tea (25 pack)
Cleckheaton set of 6 coasters pattern, Australian Country Spinners
1 ball of Cleakheaton Country Naturals 10 ply wool in Natural or Toffee, Australian Country Spinners
20 gift voucher for Simone Perele
Tana Dubbin, Leffler
Bi-Card Soda Tips and Uses booklet, Ward McKenzie
1kg The Healthy Baker Flour
Mars Chocolate bar
Aeroplane Dessert Mix (chocolate or vanilla)
2 x packets of Satin Ice Rolled Fondant, Spotlight
Blank Goods Stickers
The Weekly Times vintage tin
Cheese Please! book, Dairy Australia
Thinko! Puzzle Book, Alzheimer's Australia
Lombard The Paper People, Paper Flower Craft Pack & 10% discount offer
VAS Recipe Card
The Weekly Times Farm Animal Tea Towel
Cookie Your Way, flip cookbook, Nestle

What's not to love about Country Women:
CWA Showbag
Members of The Country Women's Association of Victoria are renowned as scone bakers, and you can join them as this showbag contains their actual CWA scone recipe (plus a set of CWA-approved scone cutters). You will also get a laundry bag, lavender, tea and Epsom Salts.

If the more the better, you can't go past:
The Bertie Beetle showbag, at just $2 you can afford to get one for all the kids

One for Mum:
She looks after you all year, so take a look at the Marie Claire Magazine Showbag. For $30 you get $192 worth of products, yummy treats, cosmetics and things to read.

There are over 375 showbags on offer with 150 of them under $10 so you are sure to find something you love.

Over to you, what is your best value showbag?
Are you a decadent what you pay for is what you get type person or do you love hundreds of the cheaper ones. What do you think is the best value?

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