When I go food shopping these days, bringing my own bags has turned into a kind of game. Based on how long my shopping list is, I try to judge how many reusable bags I need to bring. The idea is to avoid using any paper or plastic bags from the supermarket.
I must be getting really good at this “game” because I always seem to have just enough bags or come home with some of the bags still empty. What would make this “game” even more worth my while was if my grocery store, Giant, would reward me for using my own bags. SuperFresh around the corner gives me $.05 for each bag I bring in, but SuperFresh is way more expensive to shop at, as is Shop Rite, which offers $.03 for reusing a Shop Rite bag and $.05 for bringing your own reusable bag.
If you’re wondering what stores will reward you (financially) for bringing your own bags with you when you go grocery shopping, this Frugal Hacks blog posting asks readers to list the stores that give a discount for bringing your own bags. Some of the stores that readers have listed that do reward you include:
- Whole Foods
- Trader Joes
Someone mentioned getting a bag credit at Target. Has anyone tried that out? Do you have other stores to add to this list?