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ANGWife
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Bring your own bags?

Postby ANGWife » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:05 am

Anyone bring their own bags to shop on BF?

I never like to fool with a cart unless I truly have to. This year, I'll be shopping on Turkey day by myself and I'm afraid all the hand baskets will be gone.

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Postby buynstuff4fun » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:49 am

Ikea bags are the BEST!

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Postby pandagirl » Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:14 am

I'm going to this year. I'll start with a cart but if it's hindering me, I'll be able to load up my bags and go.

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Postby GinaBeana87 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:06 am

Has anyone had any problem doing this? I have never tried bringing in my own bag but it seems like a smart idea. Do any stores frown upon it? I guess I wouldn't want it to look like I was stealing.

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Postby jammrj » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:18 am

I had a similar question last year "Shopping Cart Alternative":

http://forums.bfads.net/viewtopic.php?t=10233

I ended up using reusable shopping bags that I already had last year at WalMart, worked great, and had no problems from store employees

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Postby zim05 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:11 am

I will be using reusable bags this year since I'm going for mostly smaller things (DVDs, video games, etc) and both a cart and their baskets seem a bit tedious and bulky.

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Postby GinaBeana87 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:36 pm

jammrj wrote:I had a similar question last year "Shopping Cart Alternative":

http://forums.bfads.net/viewtopic.php?t=10233

I ended up using reusable shopping bags that I already had last year at WalMart, worked great, and had no problems from store employees


Thanks for the link. I remember a post like the from last year but couldnt find it. I am definitely bringing my own bag.

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Postby PlutoIsTheBest » Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:46 pm

I am going to this year since I am after Leapfrog games. I don't fool with carts until AFTER we've all gotten what we were supposed to and returned to the designated meeting spot. This year, I plan to take bags so I can load them up with one of each of the Leapfrog games the store has.

Leapfrog.com has a $5 off coupon for any Leapster game. It expires 11/20/2010. I tried the code online, but it didn't work.

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Postby rachealt » Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:00 pm

buynstuff4fun wrote:Ikea bags are the BEST!


Hey, that was my suggestion to everyone last year :D

They are large and can hold a ton of stuff!! I have lots of them and use them for many things.

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Postby g-man430 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:25 pm

Using reusable bags instead of the plastic ones is smart. :) Lots of grocery stores like Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe's have gotten rid of them completely because they come from oil and pollute the environment. Bloo Q Kazoo is environmentally friendly. You should be too. :mrgreen:
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Postby mechimpaired » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:14 pm

Man this makes me want an Ikea bag. However, I am out of luck so Sam's Club Thermal Bags it is.

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Postby lesliejen » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:23 pm

That's a good idea. If you shop at Target and bring your own bags you'll receive 5 cent off per bag and they do not have to be Target bags. :P

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Postby jeanerz13 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:28 pm

If you bring your own bags, do they have to be bags with some store name on them? I have a canvas tote that just says something about a wedding album (I have no idea where I got it). It's not very large, but I figure it would work for DVDs and small things like that. I know others have expressed this concern, but I'd hate for people to think I was shoplifting...Are there any guidelines for knowing whether a certain bag is ok to use?

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Postby lesliejen » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:57 pm

I think any reuseable bag will do. my daughter worked at Target last during holidays. She said people use their owns during bf sales. Look on bak of target weekly flyer..it mentions the savings for using the bags...I'm excited 3 more days.

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Postby tlpbupu » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:11 am

I used a giant bag that I got at the Disney store last year at Walmart. It just had Mickey's picture on it. My sister and I put our two laptops in it and then used smaller bags for everything else. None of our reusable bags were from any store and we didn't have any problems with the employees.


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