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    Default $0.03 discount for reusable shopping bag

    So I saved an extra three cents today by using a cloth shopping bag at the grocery store. Yay! I remember when they first started with the discounts and you could get 10 cents per bag, I think this was at Whole Foods.

    How big of a discount does your grocery store offer?

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    Our stores so far offer nothing extra for using your own bags however I use my homemade cloth bags all the time because I dont want the plastic in my house.

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    Kroger and Whole Foods give .05. I read that Walmart is supposed to do it too, but when I asked, they looked at me like I was crazy and said they had never heard of it.

    The Kroger I shop at gives me .05 per bag. I'm not going to get rich off it, but I figure I am getting paid .05 for something I would do anyway, so that is good!

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    Our stores do nothing, but at Sav-a-lot, they will CHARGE you $.03 a bag if you don't bring one, so I guess bringing your own is like saving $.03.

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    Our Giant Eagle used to. My daughter loved it. So few people did it that they forgot to give you the 5 cents until after you cashed out. So she would end up with 25 cents in her pocket.

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    No discount at our Giant Eagle, but I did purchase 4 of their bags. They hold 3 to 4 plastic bags worth of stuff, and there's nothing to throw away. I also take the Giant Eagle bags to Aldi with me.

    My first trip, the guy behind me complimented my bags, then asked me where I got them. Mind you, there is a HUGE Giant Eagle logo on the sides...

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    I just saw reusable bags at walmart this week, perhaps no one knows about it yet. I didn't know if you got a discount, I'll have to ask. I might be going there soon.

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    Our Fred Meyer (Kroger) has great reusable bags available. Last week during a remodel opening they had them 2/1.00, I bought 10! They are great, very durable, easy to carry and don't tip over in the car. They give .05 rebate for each bag you use.
    I take them everywhere I shop!

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    Our Kroger sells the bags, too, but I havent' seen anything about getting $$ for using them.

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    Oh I have seen them at Kroger, but I don't shop there very often. I have not heard of a discount there either. Supposedly they hold twice as much or more than a disposable bag too. I think I want to get some, not just for the environmental benefit, but also because I live upstairs and I could use half as many trips. Win-Win situation

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    I shop at Raley's/Bel Air and they give a discount of $.05 per bag. I have a couple of cloth bags that I got for free and reuse paper ones.

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    Stores here (in CO) discount .05 per reusable bag; Wild Oats (now owned by Whole Foods) also gives you an option of a "wooden nickel" to drop into one of their donation boxes on the way out, so that they donate the .05 to charity.

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    Don't think our stores do anything. But Wegmans sells awesome, really really strong grocery bags. Not even sure what they're made of, but I love them and they're just 99¢. I have 2 that I can usually fit most of my groceries into.

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    I shop at whole foods and kroger - whole foods offers .03 per bag.

    I'll ask kroger - I've never heard that they give a discount??

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    We got 2 of the re-usable bags from Fred Meyer & I really like them because they hold a lot of items as well as being better to use for the enviroment.

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