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    Quote Originally Posted by princessjen View Post
    My Dollarrama started this too. They didn't even ask me if I wanted to buy a bag, he automatically charged me for it.
    Actually, this can happen at Shoppers if a customer does not ask first about a charge when the cashier asks if you need a bag. The odd time, cashiers will provide a small bag for cards free or a large bag for bathroom tissue or facial tissues. But most times, the bag ask means you are about to pay for the bag.
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    Starting tomorrow Dollar Tree will be charging for bags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwis-mom View Post
    I just wish that the money all these stores collect actually went to helping improve the environment. Most don't say or prove exactly what the 5 cents a bag they collect goes to, other than their bottom line!
    This. I used to work for a bag company way back when, and the big chains pay at most something like 1 penny a bag, if not less.

    Either way, whether you take one, or you leave it behind, it's for their bottom line.
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    Yes it is definitely a money grab. I have a nylon fold-able bag that I keep in my coat pocket that I have started using as I refuse to pay for bags at the dollar store. The prices have gone way up - they need to change their name to China-rama or the China tree.
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    sign at the front door of Dollar Tree
    'in order to reduce the use of plastic, we are charging 5 cents for bags at the cash..."
    reduce the use of plastic?
    there are many, many plastic products at dollar stores
    if not sold, they put them in their dumpster, which goes to the landfill
    have seen their overflowing dumpster many times
    (nope, did not dumpster dive)

    start at 1:07
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    I passed my local Dollarama store and noticed a sign in the entry way that the bag charge began on April 22 (Earth Day).

    If you buy lots of bulky items at dollar stores, I really recommend the black rectangular tote with lift up cardboard bottom. If your Fortinos/Loblaws/RCSS sell them (they've been MIA since fall in Ancaster), get one. Farmboy has the same ones but with their logo for $5.99 too (Harvard Square in Hamilton_West Mountain).
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    Dollarama is selling their own branded green Dollarama reusable bags 3 for $1. They are bigger than the bags other stores have, and more of a canvas type material. I bought one for $0.33
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    Quote Originally Posted by mulock View Post
    Dollarama is selling their own branded green Dollarama reusable bags 3 for $1. They are bigger than the bags other stores have, and more of a canvas type material. I bought one for $0.33
    Is the stitching good and can the bag take bulky/heavy items?
    I used to love Rexall's little 99cent bags but I've had issues with the ones with the red logos-stitches fall apart and the bags cannot carry 12 bottles of water-been there and watched my bag fall apart. The ones with blue logos are hit or miss in stitching staying put.
    Rexall's larger bags are worth the money and can carry pop or water or even 2kg of Epsom salts if other items are lightweight.
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