Reusable shopping bags not only save the environment, they can also save you money. If you’re a frequent Whole Foods or Target shopper, you’ll earn a $0.05 – $0.10 credit per bag each time you shop. For my large family, that usually adds up to around $0.50 credit per week or $26 per year. Now I realize that’s not exactly swimming pools and movie stars money, but in this economy, it is important for me to scrape together as much savings as possible, and this one is absolutely painless.
You can often find reusable bags priced at $1 each, but you’ll occasionally find them on sale for $0.33 – $0.50 each. If you keep your eyes peeled, you’ll even find them for free during certain promotional events.