Are you one of the few people who haven’t yet switched from using plastic bags to reusable shopping bags? Maybe you live in a city or town that hasn’t yet outlawed plastic bags (If so, it’s probably coming soon as more and more cities enact the laws), or maybe you just don’t feel that making the switch will contribute that much to the environment and its health. If that sounds like you, we have some news: you can actually be paid for using shopping bags that aren’t made of plastic.
Yes, you heard us correctly. And just to prove our point, we’ve decided to list seven stores that are likely in your local community that will deduct money from your shopping bill for every bag you use.
If you have a Sprouts in your local area, you’ll receive $.05 for every reusable shopping bag you use to load your groceries. And if you forget yours, they also sell shopping bags with the Sprouts logo on it.
Another grocery store that offers a $.05 reward for every bag you use is Whole Foods. The store policy claims that it offers “at least” a $.05 discount, so you may be offered more.
This up and coming grocery store offers two types of incentives, depending on the store. Some Trader Joe’s stores give $.05 per reusable bag that you bring, while other stores give you an entry into a weekly raffle that awards the winner a $25 Trader Joe’s gift card.
You can get a $.05 discount for every reusable shopping bag you bring to this store, but keep in mind that they limit the discounts to a total of 20 bags.
This chain offers a slightly bigger discount of $.06 per reusable grocery bag, and they don’t put a limit on how many you can use.
This chain, which also includes King Soopers, Fry’s, Tom Thumb, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, and QRC, offers a few different programs, depending on which store you shop at. You could receive a $.04 discount per bag, 5 fuel points for every bag, or a free bag of your own on certain in-store celebrations.
Finally, it’s not only grocery stores that offer discounts for using reusable shopping bags. You’ll receive a $.05 discount for every bag you use when making purchases in Target stores.
As you can see, using reusable shopping bags will not only help the environment by reducing the amount of plastic waste, but it could also put money in your pocket. So the next time you decide to shop local, be sure to take along a good supply of reusable bags. And if you haven’t yet made the switch, what are you waiting for?