Recently I received a sample bag in the mail from Green Chic Bag Company (Thank you April!!)! They make environmentally friendly fashionable bags to bring your groceries and produce home in. The bags are $29.95, lightweight, machine washable, durable, and water resistant (not to mention cute!). ;)
You may be wonder "What's so special about these bags versus all the others out there?". Well, it seems that you can use their bags at several local grocery stores and they actually PAY YOU money!
These local shops will pay you when you shop with a Green Chic Bag:
* WinCo Stores $.06 per bag
* Safeway Stores $.03 per bag
* Albertsons Stores $.05 per bag
* Fred Meyer Stores $.05 per bag
* Target Stores $0.05 per bag
* Whole Foods $.05 per bag
* New Seasons $.05 per bag
* Twenty Third Avenue Books (in Portland) $.05 per bag - (discount only valid using Green Chic Bag Co. bags)
* QFC Stores will donate $.035 per bag to charity.
I emailed April and asked her what needed to be done to cash in and I was told: "All of these stores will pay a person the amount listed per Green Chic Bag they bring in - it doesn't matter if it a reusable grocery bag or produce bag. When people go up to the checkout they just tell the clerk that they have brought (number) of Green Chic Bags. The discount is available at all of the stores listed on our site in any city."
What a great way to make a tiny bit of money (for your pocket or charity) and help save the environment from plastic bags. They are even offering a special promotion right now: Buy 2 Bags, Get 1 Free! Use Promo: TRICKTREAT at checkout.
I need to buy a few more so they will counterbalance my grocery bill...