Okay so probably a lot of you know this, but I didn't.
So I'm slowly getting greener- really at turtle speed. And a while back I bought a few of the clothe reusable grocery bags. Then in my last trip to Walmart, I decided to buy a bunch more- this time of the blue ones which are only $.50. I am bad at remembering to bring them with me and actually take them into the store. But I'm trying really hard to get better at it. They hold so much more stuff so you can get away with fewer bags and to me that makes it easier to load and unload. Also I try to use the plastic bags in trash cans and stuff, but I always have to many and they end up taking up an entire closet until months later I decide and remember to take them and recycle them.
So the point... I actually remembered to take the bags into Sunfresh with me tonight. And I used 4 bags. Just had to go get a few things. So at the end of checking out the cashier hits this button four times and I see on the screen "Sack refund -$.05" That made me curious because I knew I didn't have any coupons. I asked her what is was and she said oh we give you money off when you bring in your own bags. She said she knew it wasn't much (kinda apologizing.) And I was like that is great! Every bit counts. I just thought this was really cool. I mean really I know it was only $.20 off, but I would have used the bags anyways. And if you use the bag 10 times then it has really paid for itself! So I called my sister to tell her the good news. She said she had found that out about 2 weeks ago and that most of the grocery stores do this. (she knew Price Chopper did it too.)
SO there is just one more incentive to use these bags! And another money saving thing! So if you don't see this when you check out you might ask if they give a bag refund for using your own bags!
GREEN BABY GREEN!