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Old 01-12-2010, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:51 AM
 
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Neat!

Walmart has found a way to get shoppers to buy their bags! Stop giving out the free ones!


Wonder what the 'return' policy is on the bags....if it rips or tears within 90 days? Get a refund or exchange it?
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:11 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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^^Don't panic Grace, it's only at 3 stores on a trial basis.
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Neat!

Walmart has found a way to get shoppers to buy their bags! Stop giving out the free ones!


Wonder what the 'return' policy is on the bags....if it rips or tears within 90 days? Get a refund or exchange it?
I'm guessing you don't HAVE to buy their bags. bring in plastic bags from home, bring in other reusable bags, or even bring in a duffel bag from home to use. they will obviously have bags for sale in case people forget their bags, but if you don't want to buy their bags, bring your own (nowadays, companies are making reusable bags small enough to fit on a key chain, so no excuse for leaving one behind!)
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Default Reusable Bags

I try to use reusable bags when doing my grocery shopping.
I definitely fit more into the reusable bags and I feel like I'm helping the environment by not using plastic bags.

Target gives customers a 5 cent credit for using reusable bags (this is per bag) and Kroger gives a 3 cent credit (per bag) when you use a reusable bag.

I recently watched a news story online about a few Wal-Mart stores that don't offer plastic bags and customers are charged for reusable bags if they fail to bring their reusable bags from home. What are your feelings about this?
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I love using my nylon bags but for selfish reasons. They are hecka easier to carry than the stupid plastic bags. Plus you can fit a lot more into them than a plastic bag.

Glad to help the environment or whatever but it really is more for my convienence.
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:55 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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In Trader Joe's , you are entered in a drawing when you remember to bring your reusables in. Otherwise they have paper bags.
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:50 PM
 
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Excellent idea. Those thin plastic bags should be banned everywhere. I have a cute set of reuseable bags that I take with me. More people are getting into the habit, but our landfills are filling up too quickly for no reason.
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I love using my nylon bags but for selfish reasons. They are hecka easier to carry than the stupid plastic bags. Plus you can fit a lot more into them than a plastic bag.

Glad to help the environment or whatever but it really is more for my convienence.
You truly can fit more in those bags.
I know with a jug of milk, a lot of times cashiers will double bag it (even though I think one plastic bag is fine.

I love knowing how many plastic bags I've saved by using my reusable bags. I can use about 2 reusable bags in place of 6-8 plastic ones.
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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How long do those reusable bags last? For $.50 or a dollar I wonder how well made they are?
If they charge for the plastic ones, yes, I'll get the others.
Guess I'll have to buy small wastebasket liners after I've used up all my plastic bags I've saved.
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