Thursday, July 19, 2012

Cool Product Pick of the Week

My race packets and goody bags for Hogeye and War Eagle both came in Walmart reusable shopping bags. I have used them to carry supplies to the Don Tyson. I've intended to use them when I run errands to Walmart, but I've never actually done it. I never remember to bring them with me. Anyway, I got to Walmart today and was disappointed to realize I had forgotten them again. They must be available to buy, though. I just needed to find them. I eventually spotted a stack of reusable shopping bags on the bottom shelf, an inch off the floor, next to a checkout line. Fifty cents a piece. I scanned the my handheld basket of goods and determined they would all fit in two bags, so I grabbed two and went to the self-serve registers.

The bags were easy to use, especially since I was buying them. I scanned them first so the scale was expecting their weight. I scanned the rest of my items and sorted them into the bags very easily, much handier than having to open the tiny plastic bags. The strap handles spread the load on your hands and are very comfortable. A given weight of groceries feels much lighter than the same weight in plastic bags. And their better for the environment.

Reusable bags: Get some!


Martijn said...

they're! ha ha, I'm a complete bastard and pointing out spelling errors... force of habit (my old job consisted of a lot of correcting although I am a terrible speller myself). Won't happen again.

Yes, those bags are very good and you have described their benefits meticulously. I have a stack of them in a cupboard too and I too always forget them when I go to the store. I took one to the beach yesterday; they are beachworthy as well.

Dave Renfro said...

I cannot find ware I've misused there or their, but I must half somewhere. I've actually transferred three of my four reusable bags to my car. Know I will at least half the option off stashing my basket and running too the car when I realize I half forget them.

High, Martijn!

Martijn said...

Tooshay! High Dave!