Our Whole Foods gives us a 5 cent credit on our groceries if we bring in our own bags. Krissy and I have an odd collection of canvas bags from various functions, activities, etc. that we’ve participated in, and they serve as our primary grocery bags.
But what if we went in and purchased less than 5 cents worth of groceries? For example, the best part of Whole Foods is that you can buy grains, nuts, beans, dried fruit, etc. in bulk. If you purchased less than 5 cents worth, would you actually make money each time you went through the line? Or, if they treat it as a discount rather than a credit, would you just get the items for free? Sure, you’d have to buy 3 red lentils at a time for it to work, but that’s money in the bank each time you go shopping.