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Sainsburys have just started giving out 1 Nectar point for every bag that you reuse instore

... hmmm does that remind me of any other major supermarket who have been doing it for ages?! Oh well, Sainsburys got there in the end!

http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/aboutus/policies/recycling_energy_environment/bags.htm

'Reuse
We now give you one Nectar point for every bag you reuse, so you have even more reasons to remember to take your old bags shopping.'
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#1
'Reuse
We now give you one Nectar point for every bag you reuse, so you have even more reasons to remember to take your old bags shopping.'


So if I go shopping at Sainsbury's and I bring 50 used bags along to pack my things, do I get 50 nectar points?
#2
With the 'other' supermarket you have to agree with the cashier, how many bags your shopping should take. I always round and then the cashier typically rounds up.

That is, of course, if they remember to put the green points on in the first place!
banned#3
I wonder if you get extra points for using their big 'bag for life' which I bought that I can fit more shopping into than standard bags.

Thanks for the tip, voted hot.
#4
This hasn't started yet, the new offer starts Saturday the 14th!
#5
not any more. I was in Tesco Metro Covent Garden. I used the self chck out and the screen has a button to press, if you have any buttons you are reusing! I was tempted to say a few more than I had but it may have been a bit difficult with only 2 items!
#6
1 tesco point = 1p (points usually 1 per £)
1 nectar point = 0.5p (nectar points are 2 points per £)
#7
What is the point ?
#8
hot from me ,the points all add up in the end.
#9
puddles
I wonder if you get extra points for using their big 'bag for life' which I bought that I can fit more shopping into than standard bags.

Thanks for the tip, voted hot.


Yes you do you get points for reusing any bags you take
#10
amcdermo
1 tesco point = 1p (points usually 1 per £)
1 nectar point = 0.5p (nectar points are 2 points per £)



Sainsbury's aren't exactly generous are they - that said they are my preferred supermarket
#11
On average people use around 6 or 7 bags....so thats a WHOPPING 3 pence in nectar vouchers!! hahah

LETS REJOICE THIS GENEROSITY!!
#12
I always use by large back pack for shopping cus I am often cycling or walking. I wonder if they'll give 'em for that.? Or would I have to advertise thier name as I go home by using there bags?

They are my preferred supermarket to.
#13
I work at sainsburys... I gave points like this: 1 for each bag no matter what it was, or where from, 1 if you didn't take a bag (which a lot of people at the kiosk do)
We can add as many points as we like, but i think they'd have something to say if they noticed we added 100+ points! I have not been told there is any limits to the amount of bags we use.
#14
geeadamg
I always use by large back pack for shopping cus I am often cycling or walking. I wonder if they'll give 'em for that.? Or would I have to advertise thier name as I go home by using there bags?

They are my preferred supermarket to.


Me too and I got a nectar point yesterday for doing so in Nottingham.
#15
I went yesterday and I have a huge canvas bag that probably holds about 4-5 plastic bags worth - when I had packed the shopping, the assistant said to me "how many bags did you use" and I said well, just this huge one which is bigger than a normal carrier and she said Just the one then and thats all I was credited with. I don't see the point of taking loads of carrier bags with me when I have a proper canvas shopper so guess I'll just be getting the 1 point each time!
#16
The little Sainsbury's Local I go to near work in London has been adding points for this for the last 4 weeks.
#17
Smurf666
Me too and I got a nectar point yesterday for doing so in Nottingham.


I hope you spend your half a penny wisely :)
#18
[SIZE=2]Was in morrisons shopping recently and they were giving the bags for life out for free.
Problem is each time time i ve returned since, they still appear to giving out the same said bags.
If the 4 big supermarkets, were serious on REALLY doing something about the problem then they'd take a leaf out of Aldi's and charge for the shopping bags.
If people HAD to fork out for them they would soon start reusing them, but people take it for granted that when they go through the tills the bags will be provided for free.
I shopped in Aldi's just slightly under a year ago, and got around 6 heavy strong bags, and i have used them for about 11 months, in all the supermarkets over that period.
Only JUST now are they starting to show signs of tearing, thats continuise use for nearly A WHOLE YEAR!!
Ok it would be an ideal world if everyone followed suit but it doesn't half put into context just how MUCH we waste and the sheer scale of the problem.
I bet everyone on here has a cupboard FULL of carrierbags, from a whole array of shops, go on do your bit for the planet, take them with you next time you shop.
Rant over, PHEW!
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#19
Could do what they do in Ireland and just not give you bags in the first place unless you want to buy long-life bags. That was a bit of a shock for me when I tried to go shopping.

I carry my shopping in my backpack because I can carry more that way. Always try to. Although plastic bags are useful around the house, like lining bins, putting over shoes, giving away as toys...
#20
ADVICE TO ALL CUSTOMERS when re-using your bags.

being a cashier at tesco's, most of us put on more than we get told, for example i put 50 points on for someone the other day as they spent £200 but i couldnt be bothered to count the two trolley full on bags, most cashiers should ask how many - this is your opportunity to be cheeky!!! I never forget to put points on, but don't feel like your being annoying by asking "have you added my greenpoints" remember your fully entitled!
but for a guideline to customers:-
standard bag - 1 greenpoint
bag for life/small green bag: 2 greenpoints
the big green bag/smart bag: 3 greenpoints

You can now reuse at self-service, BASKETS: but put your shopping through on the weight then pack once transaction is complete, or put your bag down at the same time you put the first item down. USING A BELT: leave your bags at the end.
ASK assistant to give you greenpoints and they will come over with a barcode which is sort of an coupon.
DON'T THINK THAT GOING ON SELF-SERVICE THAT YOU WILL MISS OUT ON GREENPOINTS!
#21
it's disgusting when people use a plastic bag for a couple of items, how hard is it to put them in your arm, or put bottles, bog roll straight in the trolley without a bag, if you buy some decent bags that last you a year within a month they have effectively paid for themselves through green points. But people must remember its not all about the green points it's the planet too!
#22
wow. big money. I don't even pick a few coppers off the floor if I drop them, used to call people like that "scuffers" at school. I use my own bags but they can keep their points :D
#23
I tend to take reusable bags with me all the time, much better than keep taking more bags home from the supermarket, and as Sainsburys is my preferred shop, more nectar points the better, all go towards a the big shop in a bought 6 months time I don't want to say the C word just yet ...lol
#24
alternate
wow. big money. I don't even pick a few coppers off the floor if I drop them, used to call people like that "scuffers" at school. I use my own bags but they can keep their points :D


Why wouldn't you want the points? Surely something for nothing is what HUKD is all about?!
#25
Just back from Sainsburys, loading my approximately 2 bags of shopping into my backpack and no additional Nectar points. I probably should have asked, but the dude seem to be distressed from the previous customer harranging him about change.

I could have really done with that penny sweet.

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