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Old 10-20-2009, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Just in time for the holidays, reusable shopping bags are about to go decidedly mainstream.

Target (TGT), the fifth-largest U.S. retailer last year, will announce Monday plans to give customers a 5-cent discount for every reusable bag they use to pack their purchases.

Target, CVS put plastic bags in the bull's-eye, pay for reusables - USATODAY.com
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA USA
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Albertsons did that for a long time. I think they quit just recently though.
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Old 10-20-2009, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Or they could just charge you for every bag you use...
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Old 10-20-2009, 05:16 PM
 
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Or they could just charge you for every bag you use...
Aldi already does this. I am a fan.

Target is going to have to do some major retraining in their stores. Last time I took reusable bags to Target, the checker, bless her heart, bagged the groceries in the plastic Target bags first and then placed them in my canvas bags.
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:45 PM
 
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"The CVS program, rolling out to 7,000 stores over the next three weeks, requires customers wanting to participate to buy a 99-cent tag to be scanned with their CVS card."

So that means for the first 20 you don't get a thing. So unless you shop there weekly (52 weeks in a year) then it's gonna cost you.
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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Target has been doing that for several weeks already. I use mine faithfully. Most of the checkers know how to bag my groceries. There are a few and it seems to be the youngest ones that don't have a clue. Thankfully, those few are not full time and not there often enough to make a difference.
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:26 AM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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95% of the time, when I buy something, I just carry it out without any bags at all.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:06 PM
 
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The good of the environment aside, those reusable bags hold more goods, are durable, and very strong. I use them for that purpose alone. Glad to see some stores doing this. I remember ShopRite did this with plastic bags (took 5 off). They did away with that at some point though.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:11 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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I have a couple of Target's bags, which are nice and roomy and have a little pocket on the side. They also fold up neatly, which is nice. I keep them in my purse.
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:22 PM
 
Location: USA
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wow 5 cents. Now I can buy that pea (singular) to go with my dinner.
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