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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Update: CVS gets in on giving back cash for bringing in your own bags



Nickel Update: Here's more good news on the green front. At CVS, after you buy a Greenbagtag for 99-cents, you attach it to any reusable bag (not just the ones on sale at CVS). Then when you take in your own bags, the tag and your ExtraCare card are scanned and after four visits, you get back $1 in Extra Bucks. Seems small but again, every bit helps.


The folks at Target, who among other things sell a stunning variety of reusable shopping bags and totes, are now offering not-so-subtle incentive for Mommas to use them.

And no, not a "thank you" note for sparing the Earth. We're talking money, folks -- a nickel off your Target tab every time you use a reusable bag for your goods.

Here's the wild part. It's not just Target's own totes that net you the nickel-bag deal. It could be one of those bags from Publix or Michael's or JoAnn's or Sweetbay. (Oh, you know you've got about 30 of them stashed in the trunk of your van.)

Target is getting pretty aggressive about attracting us Mommas for the holiday shopping season -- slashing prices as much as 50 percent on toys like Barbie and G.I. Joe, according to this Reuters report. But this bag deal is one that goes on all year long.

So remember, the next time you're popping in there for Halloween candy (or sneaking in with the kids' Christmas list stashed in your purse), take that reusable bag. It's good for the Earth AND your pocketbook.

--Sherry Robinson

[Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 11:03am]


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