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8 Retailers That Reward You for Bringing Your Own Bags!

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When I first heard that some retailers have “BYOB” policies, I was understandably confused (not to mention more than a bit delighted). But then I found out this means “Bring Your Own BAG.” Ah. I knew it was too good to be true. Although, these BYOB policies are also pretty cool because they us help save trees and save money! Most importantly, with ever more retailers doing away with their reusable bag rewards programs, this list will help you keep tabs on which retailers in your local area are most likely to reward you for reusing your bags.

1. Target

Target has long been one of the leaders in “reuse and save” customer incentive programs—their program launched nationwide in 2009 and is still going strong.

  • Current incentive: Earn a $.05 discount for every reusable bag you bring in to use.
  • Learn more: Sustainable Living

2. Whole Foods

  • Current incentive: Whole Foods offers a $.10 discount with every reusable bag you bring with you to bag your groceries.
  • Learn more: Environmental Stewardship

3. Trader Joe’s

  • Current incentives: Some Trader Joe’s stores offer a $.05 discount per reusable bag you bring in to use. Other Trader Joe’s stores offer one entry into a weekly raffle for a $25 Trader Joe’s gift card each time you shop with reusable bags. Offers vary by store so check your local store to find out what their program is.

4. Kroger (Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Tom Thumb, Harris Teeter, King Soopers, QRC, Fry’s and others)

  • Current incentives: Some Kroger locations offer 5 fuel points for every reusable bag you bring in to use (10 bag limit per shopping trip). Other locations offer a $.04 discount off your final purchase total. Some locations give out a free reusable bag with their annual “Design a Reusable Shopping Bag” and Earth Day celebrations. Check with your local store to find out what promotions are available.
  • Learn more: Fuel Rewards

5. Lowe’s Foods

  • Current incentive: Lowe’s offers a credit of $.05 for every reusable bag you bring to use (limit of 20 bags).
  • Learn more: Fresh Rewards

6. Brookshire’s

7. Foodland

  • Current incentive: Bring in reusable grocery bags to use and get a $.05 discount per bag (no bag number limit).
  • Learn more: Reusable Bag Credit

8. Reasor’s Foods

  • Current incentive: Bring in reusable grocery bags and get a $.06 discount per bag (no bag number limit).


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