Friday, January 9, 2009

GO GREEN, WIN GREEN!

One of our local banks in Sigourney (Midwest One Bank) gave out free recycling bags before Christmas. They said to use the bag in our local stores and if one of their spotters (employees) saw you, you could win $25, $50, or $100 till the end of February. For anyone that knows me; I am trying to conserve, reuse, recycle, reduce, anything I can to help our environment.
I am very happy to carry around this green (my favorite color) cloth bag. I had purchashed some bright green bags (cause of the color) at a competitive grocery store out of town. I try to buy everything locally but there are some items Sigourney doesn't carry. I always felt embarrased to carry these competitor bags into the grocery store; but I would remind myself...I am helping the environment and then I would not feel so guilty.
Wednesday,I was in the drug store with my bag and Jeff (Midwest One employee) came up to me and started talking...thanking me for using their bag and handed me a certificate. I went next door to the bank and cashed it in. I won the BIG ONE...$100.
I am taking my money to Virginia and spending it there while visiting Mikie for his fourth birthday.

7 comments:

Holley said...

Janice that is so awesome $100 bucks for being green what a great idea! Speaking of bags Amber and I were in JoAnnes (craft store) the other day and we spotted this bolt of fabric that was a pattern for sewing your own reusable shopping bag. They had a bunch of colors to choose from with a cool world graphic on the side. I hope to actually sew it up someday and will post the results when I do. I bet you could whip one up in an hour! BTW nice to hear their are others out there that really care about the environment too! We are trying to go plastic free in the toy department (this has NOT been easy) but we are finding some really neat alternatives out there.

Tracy said...

Mom, loved the title of your post! You don't need to bring money to VA, we'll take care of everything! :) Of course, you may need it to buy yourself some lunch while waiting in the airport for us to drive through inaguration traffic!

Amber said...

That is so fun!! What a great way to encourage people to carry their bags around to local stores. Congratulations on the big win!

Carrie said...

Congrats on winning AND saving the environment. I am not always perfect at being earth friendly, but I definitely only use my cloth grocery bags...love Holley's idea to make cute ones (the commisary bags are not a very attractive green!)

Amanda said...

Boagie, you are so sweet to leave an encouraging note on my blog! When I sit down and really think about it, I know that being able to stay home with my girls is a blessing I should treaure (and do, most of the time). Just hard sometimes when they are screaming for crackers and I am trying to wash dishes. ;) Hope to meet you soon!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Tagged you on my blog, Boagie! :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

YOU are too sweet...you're going to give me a big head too with all those compliments. I really enjoyed getting to meet you too, and your daughter is such a great girl! I'm so glad we made friends at MOPS. :)