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For a while, supermarkets here have been charging for plastic bags. $0.10 or $0.20 for every bag used. That's an outrage. They go from offering them for free to charging for them "for the environment".

I like to go down to the shop everyday and get something to drink. I'm not carrying a bottle in my hands until I get home.

The solution I have is to go to the next store, something like Kmart, where they have bags for free. I grab a few from the self checkouts and smuggle them out of the store. All free. No harm done.

That is how I save $0.20.

For a while, supermarkets here have been charging for plastic bags. $0.10 or $0.20 for every bag used. That's an outrage. They go from offering them for free to charging for them "for the environment". I like to go down to the shop everyday and get something to drink. I'm not carrying a bottle in my hands until I get home. The solution I have is to go to the next store, something like Kmart, where they have bags for free. I grab a few from the self checkouts and smuggle them out of the store. All free. No harm done. That is how I save $0.20.

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[–] pembo210 3 points (+3|-0)

I use canvas bags that I bought a while ago for like $1 each. I keep few in my car in one in my backpack. I haven't used a plastic bag in years.

[–] ohphukimintrouble 1 points (+1|-0)

We have a lot of reusable bags too. We just forget to bring them.

[–] Butler_crosley 1 points (+1|-0)

We have the same problem. We have dozens of canvas bags and we always forget to either put them in the car or forget to take them inside. But the only place I know of that charges for plastic bags is Aldi and we don't have one of those near us.

[–] Sissypuff 2 points (+2|-0)

This isn't even a little clever. OP's unwarranted smug, self-satisfied tone is kind of amusing though, like watching a retard eat his boogers from a safe distance.

[–] ohphukimintrouble 1 points (+1|-0) Edited

I grab a few from the self checkouts and smuggle them out of the store. All free. No harm done.

Of course I buy something small just so I can grab a few plastic bags. I don't steal. Win-win. I get a cheap thing and I get plastic bags for free.

[–] Umbra 0 points (+0|-0)

Blame the Nannyites (Nanny State: How Food Fascists, Teetotaling Do-Gooders, Priggish Moralists, and other Boneheaded Bureaucrats are Turning America into a Nation of Children~ISBN# 978-0767924320), as supermarkets are just taking advantage of what these blithering idiots have wrought. The good sort of plastic bags last for months, and are well worth twenty cents!