Monday, November 2, 2009

Pack and Save

If you're ready to effect change, you could earn some change on your next shopping trip. Just in time for the holidays, notable retailers have started offering incentives to shop with reusable bags.

- Target: America's 5th largest retailer, now offers 5 cents off your purchase for each reusable bag you use to pack your purchase.
-CVS: Is offering a bonus for going sans plastic; they will credit your CVS card $1 every four times you buy something that doesn't require a bag.

Tip: Make your life easy by keeping reusable bags in your car or in your purse so that you'll have them handy. I promise, that like anything else, it's just a matter of getting in the habit.

I've recently discovered a Charlotte based company that makes a wonderful collection of reusable bags- Neela.

My inner perfectionist loves the idea of a matching set of bags to pull out at the grocery store and my inner prep loves the option to monogram your selections.

Neela has a variety of sizes in an affordable price range. The Denali tote comes in a little pouch that folds up to perfectly tuck into a purse and it only $7. The market tote is larger than a standard paper bag, comes in fun patterns and is only $7. They even have insulated totes for only $14. (I also love the two organizations they support through a portion of their proceeds.)

I've written about reusable bags a lot before and have a few favorites, but I'm interested-- what do you use? Do you have favorites that I should check out?
{all images via Neela }

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