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CVS: Green Bag Tag Earns You ECBs

by Tara Kuczykowski on October 13, 2009 · 12 comments

CVS Green Bag Tag
Here's a fantastic new way to earn some additional ECBs!

Look for the Green Bag Tag pictured above on your next trip to CVS, and purchase it for just $0.99. Attach it to your favorite reusable shopping bag and have it scanned on each trip.

You'll earn $1 in ECBs every four times you use your reusable shopping tote and have your card scanned.

Details on card:

To earn Extra Bucks for a transaction in store, your ExtraCare card, Green Bag Tag, and reusable bag must be presented w/ purchase at checkout. Limit of one Green Bag Tag use/scan per day per household. Every 4th purchase your ECBs will print at the bottom of your cash register receipt as a $1 coupon good for your next purchase. Extra Bucks can be used until the expiration date shown on the coupon...

Kudos to CVS for giving customers an incentive reduce plastic bag use!

Thanks, Couponing to Disney!

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kim October 13, 2009 at 9:31 pm

I think thats a really great incentive... I hope to see one in my store soon! :D

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2 Angie October 13, 2009 at 9:39 pm

I LOVE this idea. I wonder if you can use it for multiple bags in one transaction. Since I often have more than 1 bag per visit, I'm curious if that would work and how they track it.

I'll definitely be on the look out for the tags.

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3 Tara Kuczykowski October 13, 2009 at 10:25 pm

The wording above leads me to believe you can only have one card and use it at most once per day. It will probably be tracked by ExtraCare card since you have to present it along with the Green Bag Tag.

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4 Lavonne October 13, 2009 at 10:38 pm

This is such a great thing! I am so sad that I a moving from a CVS area to a non-CVS area! :(

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5 cheryl October 14, 2009 at 4:15 am

That is just one more reason to shop cvs. A lot of stores say they are going green. With this you can do your part. I love it plus extra care bucks are a good idea. I hope it catches on. We make so much plactic an it will be on this planet for ever. We need to reduce and this is great. thank you for letting everyone know.

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6 Diana October 14, 2009 at 6:54 am

This is great! Thanks for sharing this--I'm going to buy one this weekend! I love having good news like this when I get up in the morning to read my blogs.

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7 Denisse October 14, 2009 at 9:34 am

LOVE the idea! I hope more and more stores start doing this.

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8 Ann E. October 14, 2009 at 9:52 am

I Love This! You can use any bag of your choice, that is the best part. I have bought several reusable shopping bags from different stores and have a collection in the van. Plus you get rewarded for your earth friendly behavior Yea!!! I wish more stores would do this.

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9 Jennifer October 14, 2009 at 10:19 am

This sounds great...Just 1 more reason I love CVS way better than Walgreens!!!

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10 Amy October 14, 2009 at 10:47 am

Thanks for the heads up on this! I've quoted and linked to you on my blog.

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11 Cathy November 1, 2009 at 7:29 am

Does anyone know what the expiration date is?

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12 Tara Kuczykowski November 1, 2009 at 10:53 am

There isn't one listed on the tag, Cathy, so I'm not sure if there is one.

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