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    • quoia
    • By quoia 4th Aug 06, 10:55 AM
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    FREE Tesco Clubcard points for turning GREEN !!!!!
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    • 4th Aug 06, 10:55 AM
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    FREE Tesco Clubcard points for turning GREEN !!!!! 4th Aug 06 at 10:55 AM
    Heard a Tesco man on the radio just a little while ago.

    DON'T USE NEW CARRIER BAGS AT TESCO !!!!!! (from August 14th anyway !!!)

    For every old one you use, or for every new one that you DO NOT use by using cardboard boxes, or "normal" multi-trip shopping bags, or shopping crates or whatever (use a suitcase if that is what you prefer - that's what he said) ......

    .... TESCO will award you 1 Clubcard point.

    Look out for a series of TV adverts featuring a host of celebrities, including Martine McCutcheon, Paul Daniels, Ronnie Corbett, Alan Titchmarsh and Frankie Dettori to explain exactly how the scheme will work.

    BASICALLY - Checkout staff will assess how many bags each shopper is saving and agree a number of points to be awarded. The points accumulated for re-using bags will be highlighted on Clubcard statements as
    "green points".

    So if your shopping trolley full of goodies would normally fill 20 carrier bags, use old ones (don't have to be Tesco's either - any will do - Asda, Sainsbury's etc.) or load them into something else - and you will get 20 points at the checkout !!!

    These points could mount up very quickly and be worth quite a lot in the "deals arena" and ALL FOR FREE !!!!

    SO TURN GREEN and you'll be in THE PINK !!!


    Last edited by MSE Martin; 15-08-2006 at 4:09 PM.
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    • Dormouse
    • By Dormouse 4th Aug 06, 11:25 AM
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    • 4th Aug 06, 11:25 AM
    Great idea and thanks for posting, but am just wondering how this would work in practice?

    I mean, I use Bags for Life, and each one takes about two normal bags' worth of stuff, so how will the cashier determine just how many bags you're saving? :confused:

    This is going to cause a bit of confusion at the checkouts...

    But as I said, an excellent idea.
    • pesky2
    • By pesky2 4th Aug 06, 11:26 AM
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    • 4th Aug 06, 11:26 AM
    Hi yes i saw it on BBC Breakfast TV and emailed them my comments saying its a joke really as the bags are so useless anyway they get binned, false economy as if they made better quality bags in the first place then could reuse, I reuse any for my kitchen bin if they are reusable
    • Seakay
    • By Seakay 4th Aug 06, 11:28 AM
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    • 4th Aug 06, 11:28 AM
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    • 4th Aug 06, 11:28 AM
    http://business.guardian.co.uk/story/0,,1837182,00.html

    According to this, points for not using bags starts 14th August, and in September Tesco will start using biodegradable bags and thicker, reusable bags.
    • dribsndrabs
    • By dribsndrabs 4th Aug 06, 11:29 AM
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    • 4th Aug 06, 11:29 AM
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    • 4th Aug 06, 11:29 AM
    I always use old carrier bags and have never been awarded any points for it. Went to Tesco 2 days ago and then this morning... hmm
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    • tanith
    • By tanith 4th Aug 06, 11:29 AM
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    • 4th Aug 06, 11:29 AM
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    • 4th Aug 06, 11:29 AM
    Never can understand why people don't do this as a matter of course I bought half a dozen bags for life and one big trolley bag and hardly ever use any of the freebies when the bags are too tatty to use they just swop them for new ones at the checkout..... they are only 10p and last your forever.....

    COME ON PEOPLE HOW HARD IS IT?

    dribsandrabs It doesn't start yet as in the above post......
    Last edited by tanith; 04-08-2006 at 11:31 AM.
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    • Dormouse
    • By Dormouse 4th Aug 06, 11:37 AM
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    • 4th Aug 06, 11:37 AM
    This is going to be fun for MSErs... Now we'll be able to spot each other in the Tesco queues as we'll be the people arguing with the checkout staff about whether we're saving 19 or 20 bags...

    Checkout staff will assess how many bags each shopper is saving and agree a number of points to be awarded. The points accumulated for re-using bags will be highlighted on Clubcard statements as "green points".
  • boots985
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    • 4th Aug 06, 12:01 PM
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    • 4th Aug 06, 12:01 PM
    For every old one you use, or for every new one that you DO NOT use by using cardboard boxes, or "normal" multi-trip shopping bags, or shopping crates or whatever (use a suitcase if that is what you prefer - that's what he said) ......... TESCO will award you 1 Clubcard point.
    by quoia
    This sounds like a great idea. I do this most of the time anyway so itll be nice to have some extra points.
    I dont know how it will work at the self scan tills though, because dont they need you to put the items into their bags on the bagging area to weigh them? I usually just go to a checkout but on the few occasions when Ive used self scan, and just chucked the things in my handbag, the till doesnt like it - and one assistant told me off for confusing the poor machine as well!
  • jennalicious
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    • 4th Aug 06, 1:11 PM
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    • 4th Aug 06, 1:11 PM
    Just saw this on Channel 4 news. I think it's gonna be difficult to work this one.
    • quoia
    • By quoia 4th Aug 06, 3:32 PM
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5244708.stm?ls

    "Under the new scheme, Tesco customers will also be able to gain points - which they can redeem to buy goods - by using cardboard boxes provided in stores."

    I always use boxes at Aldi & Lidl (where bags cost MONEY !) and also at Morrisons (where bags are free) where there are usually loads stacked up at the tills, mainly because they work better in the boot of a car.
    Boxes don't usually break or fall over leaving tins and bottles rolling all over the place.

    Sadly it is usually very difficult to find boxes in my local Asda, Sainsburys etc.
    There are 10 types of people in the world. ()
    () Those that understand binary and those that do not!


    Veni, Vidi, VISA ! ................. I came, I saw, I PURCHASED
    (11)A104.28S94.98O112.46N86.73D101.02(12)J130.63F126.76M134.38A200.98M156.30J95.56J102.85A175.93
    S LOWER CASE OMEGA;6.59 so far ..
    • hellomoto
    • By hellomoto 4th Aug 06, 4:10 PM
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    This is a great idea as I always use old bags or my Bag For Life and my mum just gave me an M&S fabric bag that will real help me.
    BUT I get very frustrated with the checkout staff sometimes, some of them will not ask B4 packing my shopping for me, I have been known to take all my shopping out of the nicely packed bag and into my own bag!

    but on the few occasions when Ive used self scan, and just chucked the things in my handbag, the till doesnt like it - and one assistant told me off for confusing the poor machine as well!

    You have to watch with the mini scan tills you HAVE to bag into their bags, if you put ANYTHING on the bag section weight thing it goes mental (I have done it so many times!) I wonder how this will work when there are clubcard points at stake...!

    Thanks!!
  • LH79
    Hmmm. I saw this on the news to... as someone else has said - we reuse ours as binliners - but we won't get points for that.. maybe they should penalise those who buy bin bags!!!
    • Hootie19
    • By Hootie19 4th Aug 06, 4:41 PM
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    So much scope for argument and abuse of the system lol.

    I have two carrier bags stuffed full of carrier bags (got out of the habit of having groceries delivered since I started full time work, so don't hand bags back to the driver now). So if I take them into Tesco with me, and put one item in each bag, will that be legitimately saving carrier bags? If not, what will they deem acceptable? Three items per bag? Four? Six? Will the bag have to be completely filled?

    I often put raw meat into bags on their own just in case of dripping/escaping meat juices not tarnishing other items - will that be allowable?

    Or I try and put just a few heavy items in bag to reduce the chances of the bag splitting.

    A great idea, but oh my! I can see some "heated debates" at the checkouts!
  • black-saturn
    1 point is hardly an incentive :rolleyes:
    • Jammygal
    • By Jammygal 4th Aug 06, 4:45 PM
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    Do you think it might mean people are far more careful about not overloading those bags..................... ..........as well as being eco friendly of course!!!
  • Mandles
    Im sure home delivery man will love me when my £100 tesco shop turns up each week and i make them wait so that i can empty all the bags and get 10 clubcard points!
    Saying that though they do ask me for my old bags sometimes or maybe i am mishearing and they are calling me an old bag?!
    I do use the bags for the kids lunches as it stops their lunch box(styled like bags) getting all stinky and gross like they usually do.
    • santana-mx3
    • By santana-mx3 4th Aug 06, 5:18 PM
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    1 point is hardly an incentive :rolleyes:
    by black-saturn
    I agree with this. We re-use all our carrier bags but not by taking them back to Tesco (use them as bin liners etc).

    To really have a big effect, they would have to charge penalising people for using new bags, rather than rewarding them for not using them. They could do this by charging for bags (would be unpopular, although it works for Aldi/Lidl) or by deducting clubcard points (can't see Tesco wanting to do that).
  • ~cleo~
    1 point is hardly an incentive :rolleyes:
    by black-saturn

    well better than nothing and im sure it will encourage a few people to reuse for shopping (which is what they want, to save them money on bags if nothing else)- and they will be seen to be doing something environmental

    personally i use the bags for bins and one in my bag for when i take the dog out, i cant imagine myself reusing the bags for shopping but if they provide more boxes i would use them
    :rolleyes: Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
    • WELSH-DRAGON
    • By WELSH-DRAGON 4th Aug 06, 5:57 PM
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    1 point is hardly an incentive :rolleyes:
    by black-saturn
    Yes but that is 4p to spend at MFI when converted into deals

    Welshy x
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  • SwissToni
    The only reason Tesco is doing this is because the bags are costing them money and they're using the going green thing as an excuse to make even more profits. Considering they cut down 100 year old rare trees to put up monster stores on stilts, with powered walkways, masses of lighting and air conditioning and all the rest that run constantly 24/7, they're the last people on earth to dictate how to be green. They're totally taking the... amber nectar so to speak.

    Personally we always store and reuse our bags, those that we can't we donate to charity shops who will always put them to good honest use.

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