If you plan to perform multiple transactions at one retailer, a successful strategy is to carry a reusable shopping bag for each transaction.

  • Place the empty reusable bags into the shopping cart. As you select the items for each transaction, place the item, along with the coupon(s) into the specified bag. This method ensures you have selected sale products and included the appropriate coupons.
  • Fill each bag with the items for that specific transaction.
  • At checkout, the products and coupons are in one spot. As you place each item on the register belt, grab the correct coupon(s).

Many stores frequently give their customers free reusable bags throughout the year, especially in April for Earth Day. Staples, Target, Walmart and Whole Foods offer promotional reusable bags (with product purchase). Stores also sell reusable bags for as little as $0.99 and will often give $0.05 back per bag as an incentive.

Find inexpensive reusable bags at Amazon.com, or ReuseIt.com, or Baggu.com.

This has been a guest post by Deborah from San Diego, CA
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Manage Multiples: Use Reusable Shopping Bags For Several Transactions