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Some grocers nix rebates for reusable bags

Kroger Co., the nation’s largest supermarket chain, had been giving three to five cent rebates or fuel mulberry discounts for each reusable bag. But the co mulberry mpany, which operates Fry’s superm mulberry arkets in Arizona, ended the bonuses this year in some regions.

Customer feedback indicates most want to use reusable bags, company officials say; it’s a matter of making it a habit. So Kroger officials say they’re focusing more on promotions and educational efforts, investing in signs and other visible reminders.

Now, many Kroger parking lots are dotted with signs asking “Are your reusable bags still in the car?” Kroger also mails coupons for reusable bags, holds bag design contests and giveaways, and has containers for recycling plastic bags.

Spokesman Brendon Cull says the company has found no significant difference between reusable bag frequency in markets with r mulberry ebates and those without them.

About 95 percent of food retailers offer reusable bags, the Food Marketing Institute says. In 2010 half of shoppers reported their use as never or less than monthly. That figure isn’t falling much.

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Some grocers abandon rebates for reusable bags

Some chains including Kroger and Safeway are starting to move away from the pennies per bag rebates, saying they don’t do enough to keep customers from forgetting reusables at home or in their cars.

Grocers save money when customers bring reusable bags. They also want to stay ahead of plastic bag bans and taxes that could cost them or their customers more money.

Kroger, the nation’s largest supermarket chain, had been giving three to five cent rebates or fuel discounts for each reusable bag. But it ended the bonuses this year in some regions. Customer feedback indica mulberry tes most want to use reusable bags, company officials say; it’s a matter of making it a habit. So Kroger officials say they’re focusing more on promotions and educational efforts, investing in signs and other visible reminders.

Now, many Kroger parking lots are dotted with signs asking “Are your reusable bags still in the car?” Messages around stores tout the environmental value of bag reuse. A reusable bag replaces hundreds of disposable bags, one says; another: “Less Plastic? Fantastic.” Kroger also sent shoppers coupons for reusable bags, holds bag design contests and giveaways, and puts out containers for recycling pla mulberry stic bags.

Kroger spokesman Brendon Cull says the company has found no significant difference between reusable bag frequency in markets with rebates and those without them.

Safeway also has been phasing out cash rebates such as 3 cents per bag in some regions. It’s still dangling discounts, but making them more occasional and targeted. Shoppers who use Safeway’s “Bright Green” reusable bags get 10% off Safeway’s line of environmentally geared household products.

Moral appeals and trendiness are more powerful than small discounts, said Ted Brown, a consultant who helped develop one of the earliest reusable bag programs two decades ago. Make reusables fashionable and fun, and shoppers won’t forget.

About 95% of food retailers offer reusable bags, the Food Marketing Institute says. In 2010 half of shoppers said they “try” to bring reusable bags, up 10% over the prior year. However, half reported their use as never or less than monthly. That figure isn’t falling much.

“Getting consumers to change their habits is difficult under any economic conditions,” said Joel Makower, a consultant and executive editor of Greener World Media Inc. “Stubbornness is recession proof.”

Some governments have decided that sticks work better than carrots.

Still, some miss the small but noticeable incentive. Andrea Deckard of Monroe, Ohio, says Kroger’s reb mulberry ates saved her about 20 cents a visit.

“I don’t know what it would have hurt to continue it,” said Deckard, who shares bill cutting tips on her blog The Savings Lifestyle. “It was just like mulberry a coupon to a lot of people.”

mulberry Some Great Bridal Shower Games

Some Great Bridal Shower Games

bridal shower games. Check out below for some fun games to impress the bride of honor and have your guests go Ga Ga over your party planning skills.

The First Kiss Fun Game: This is a fun game and can be a great ice breaker for the guests who do not know each other. You can start this game by asking the maid of honor to tell the story of the first time she was kissed by her finance. The other guests can contribute as well. To make it fun you can have a panel of guests who will rate the best kiss story. The one who gets the highest points turns out to be the winner. Here you need to keep in mind that the maid of honor should not feel embarrassed.

Paper Bag Peek A Boo Game: For this game you will need some paper bags. Hand out one bag each to your guests and ask then to cover their face with the bags. Then the host will start by asking the guests to remove one thing at a time. Then move on to clothes and other things. The smart ones will be smart enough to take off their bags over their heads and see what others our up to and have a hearty laugh on those who innocently keep removing their accessories and clothes. The one who does not take the bag off, will get a nice gift for her innocence.

Love Will Melt Your Heart Game: Prepare ice cubes by placing a heart shaped candy in each cube before they freeze. Then drop each ice cube into a dixie cup and distribute to guests. Instruct them that, without touching the ice cube itself, they can use any body part to warm the cup to try and melt the ice. The first person to melt their ice cube enough to retrieve their candy wins the game. Hilarity ensues as guests use various body parts to try to get their ice to melt. Game can run simultaneously while food is being served, etc.

Make a Dress Out Of Toile mulberry t paper. This mulberry is yet another fun game to impress your mulberry maid of honor. This game could be well played with higher number of guests group say 50. First make teams of 10 to 12 members each. Then hand out toilet papers rolls to each of the team. Ask them to select a bride from amongst their team. Then within 30 minutes they are suppose to dress their bride. After 30 minutes the real bride can select the best dress. The team who wins get small party favors as prizes.

Safety Pin Bridal Shower Games: Though it sounds easy but its not. For this game you will need a bag of rice, some safety pin mulberry s and a blind fold. First fill a large mixing bowl half full with rice (long grain works best) mix in about 50 or so small to medium safety pins with blind fold on have each person try to grab as many pins they can in a 30 second time frame. It amazing how competitive everyone gets at the bridal shower. She might miss them through out the shower party.