29 December 2010
We were reusing grocery bags long before it was cool, ’cause I’m cheap (thrifty!) like that. One (or more?) of my grocery stores offer a credit of 5 cents per bag when you provide your own (providing you don’t go through the self-checkout, you’re out of luck if you do that). At the local Trader Joe’s, you get entered into a drawing for a $35 store credit. They draw 2 names per week, for a total of 8 winners per month. Most times when I hand over my entry, I say something along the lines of “I’m bound to win some day.” And this month, I finally did! As any proficient 2nd grade mathematician could calculate for you, that’s the equivalent of 700 bags reused. I doubt I’ve bought 700 bags of groceries at the store since it opened, so I figure I’m currently ahead of the game. Here’s to 700 more! Because surely somebody has to win twice, right??