Thursday, October 8, 2009

Target Doing Their Part

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.


Hendel D'bu said...

Sweet! Way to go Target :-)

I hate those stupid plastic bags that stores pass off as 'bags' anyway - they always rip and/or hurt my hands.

I love this kind rather than the fabric ones, though... They cost more, but they hold soooo much and they are tough as nails.

And hey, I'm very used to eye rolls around here...I have a sixteen year old. *shrug*

Niki said...

I love that. Both of my grocery stores do the 5 cents per reusable bag as well.

Kellis said...

Must be a California thing. There are A LOT of stores that give you incentives to bring reusable bags... Whole Foods also does the 5 cent credit thing. Trader Joe's has a weekly raffle to win a $25 gift card!

I must say though, I do heart the Target bags! They are perfect small garbage bag liners!! But at least I recycle them, right???