You all know I use canvas shopping bags wherever I shop; the grocery store, Michael's, Wal-Mart, Target, etc. At the cake decorating supply store, a mom & pop shop, the owner thanks me for bringing them in, saving them the cost of their plastic bags. The canvas bags are always in the back of the Jeep.
Today I was at Target getting random snacks for myself to keep at the office. As I unloaded my items onto the conveyor belt, I told the girl at the register "I have my own bags" and handed them to her. She replied "Cool, I love these."
We discussed how much can fit into them and then she told me the new thing Target was doing. For every one of my own bags that they use for bagging my purchases, they will deduct 5 cents from my bill.
How cool is that?
Five cents in the grand scheme of things is not much. What I like is that Target is rewarding people for using canvas bags, and saving themselves from having to purchase those plastic bags too. I figure one canvas bag is equal to at least two plastic ones, so they are saving money on their plastic bag purchases.
There it was, on my receipt; 5 cents off.