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    I would like to buy some reusable, grocery bags. (and produce bags too) Where can I find them cheap? I need quite a few. My grocery trips are large.

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    Dominicks, Jewel and Meijer all sell their own tote bags now for a dollar each.

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    I buy canvas tote bags at yard sales. I generally pay anywhere from ten cents to seventy-five cents each.

    I did buy a ginormous insulated/cooler bag from Sam's Club for $15 or $20 (I forget which) It's so large that it verges on unwieldy but it holds all my refrigerated/freezer items easily when I shop. It can keep foods cold for 5 hours (according to the label...never tried it for that long)

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    Most of my grocery stores sell them as well.......they are usually 99 cents each. I paid $4.99 for a large insulated bag for cold/frozen items at my Trader Joe's.

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    Ikea has bags for 59 cents that are made out of tarp material that are great for shopping.

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    I use produce bags by ecobags, you can find them all over the net and they can be inexpensive if you search around and find the right seller.

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    Walmart now sells them for $1.00. Sav-A-Lot has $1 ones also. Walgreens is also selling for $1. They are all pretty good size. I got 1 free at a yard sale from the "free" box. I also have a couple totes or book bags that I have been given over the years.

    Glad people are getting into being more environmently friendly.

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    If you have King Soopers (Kroger Co.) they sell them for .99, then give you .05 back each time you use one. It will pay for itself in 20 uses, then keep paying you . . .

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    Like someone else posted, I buy mine at yard sales. I use totes for so many things, so when I happened on a yard sale that had about 10 large totes for 10c each, I snatched all of them.

    Have you considered making a tote so that you can customize the size? I would think you could make your own pattern easily. But if you make it from canvas or denim, it can be hard to sew as the material is so rugged.
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    I got mine at the grocery store for .99 each.

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    Most grocery stores are selling them for either $.99 or $1. I learned the hard way that Target is selling theirs for $1.50. The cheapest I've seen is my military commissary has them for $.70 each.

    I'm finding that brick and mortar stores are much cheaper on these than the internet.

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    Someoen mentioned a Kroger Company giving back .05 for using them. I spop at Kroger. Do you have to ask, or point it out?

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    I need to purchase a few also: our grocery store is selling them for $1.

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    I shop at our local marsh and have shopped at krogers I always ask to make sure they take off the .05 cents for each bag I bring in some cashiers say they don't know. I feel more and more it is not so odd to bring your own these days in the small town in Ohio we live. I have a bunch mostly bought from stores for less then a dollar I have an insulated one I paid a little more but the best ones I have were a gift from my best friend who is frugal and "green" like me she made them for me and they have stencils on them very strong and big they say"NO MORE PLASTIC BAGS" I love them. so always remind the cashier about the refund.

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