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Do you return your bottles and cans for deposit?

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Sure do! 67 45.89%
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Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

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PearlJamChick
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Member since 7/10

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Petticoated Swashbuckler

Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

Just wondering. DH and I do. We figure we already paid the deposit and we're already on our way in to the store, so why not get it back. And we're pretty green overall in the household.

Posted 1/28/11 10:40 AM
 

jilliibabii
Mrs. O'Connor

Member since 6/10

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Jillian

Re: Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

I don't. There's an Asian woman with about 5 shopping carts that picks up all the cans/bottles in my neighborhood. She's got like 3 cars and a nice house, too!

Posted 1/28/11 10:41 AM
 

8ternity
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Formally NYPD-Wife

Re: Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

Posted by jilliibabii

I don't. There's an Asian woman with about 5 shopping carts that picks up all the cans/bottles in my neighborhood. She's got like 3 cars and a nice house, too!



Damn...I think I should start collecting cans and bottles!

Posted 1/28/11 10:42 AM
 

Bearcat
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Member since 6/10

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E

Re: Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

yup, we sure do... when we accumulate enough to make it a nice chunk of change. which goes right into our vacation fund. hey, every little bit helps.

although our laundry room is quite overflowing with bottles and cans at the moment. we're due.

Posted 1/28/11 10:42 AM
 

AngnShaun
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Ang

Re: Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

havent done that since i was a kid...

Posted 1/28/11 10:43 AM
 

Naner325
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Member since 6/10

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N

Re: Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

Posted by jilliibabii

I don't. There's an Asian woman with about 5 shopping carts that picks up all the cans/bottles in my neighborhood. She's got like 3 cars and a nice house, too!



This might be the same woman who comes by our house, I wonder if she travels to Long Beach

I used to try and return them but I would always let them build way up and be too lazy so I just started giving them to the local lady and she really appreciates it

Posted 1/28/11 10:44 AM
 

LemonHead
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Re: Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

I don't. I just recycle them at home.

Posted 1/28/11 10:44 AM
 

MsSissy
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Re: Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

We do. What ever we get back we put in our change jar.

Posted 1/28/11 10:44 AM
 

Waste06
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Member since 6/06

7219 total posts

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Lois Mom Mommy Mama Ma

Re: Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

Yes. DH returns all bottles and cans. He puts the money he gets in DS's piggy bank.

Posted 1/28/11 10:45 AM
 

acm1899
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Member since 1/11

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Re: Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

I do it, but mostly for the 'green' aspect of it. I could care less about the $, it's not a whole lot anyway.

Posted 1/28/11 10:46 AM
 

MrsPornStar
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Member since 10/05

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Mama

Re: Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

Posted by StayForever

Yes. DH returns all bottles and cans. He puts the money he gets in DS's piggy bank.




Same here. I let them build up and when it's a lot, we bring them back. I split the money evenly between both boys and put it in their piggy banks.

Posted 1/28/11 10:48 AM
 

Katareen
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Katherine

Re: Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

Posted by faithann

I don't. I just recycle them at home.



Same here. We don't drink enough beer/soda to make it worthwhile to us.

Plus those bottle/can return rooms in the supermarket are always so smelly and sticky and dirty (esp in the Summer) that I'd rather forfeit my $2 than go in there for 5 mins.

Posted 1/28/11 10:49 AM
 

Lisa
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Professional Aunts No Kids

Re: Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

we dont drink soda and very little beer so we really dont have any deposit items. We do recycle all of the cans and bottles that we do have though.

Posted 1/28/11 10:55 AM
 

TreAnt427
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Member since 8/06

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Tracy

Re: Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

Yup - Especially since we pay a deposit on water bottles now.

We have a separate can for the bottles that go back. We bring them back maybe once every 2 months.

ETA - we use the slips that come out of the machine at the register to put it towards what we are buying. It's usually around $5.

Message edited 1/28/2011 10:59:28 AM.

Posted 1/28/11 10:57 AM
 

MrsSchwags
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Member since 10/05

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Jennifer

Re: Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

Most of the time I do. I have a tall laundry basket in the corner of my kitchen where I toss the empties.

Posted 1/28/11 10:58 AM
 

mrsh2010
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Member since 7/09

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Celia

Re: Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

We never do. We leave them out for the can collectors

Posted 1/28/11 10:58 AM
 

PaddysGirl
Little princess is here!

Member since 4/07

5923 total posts

Name:
Crystal

Re: Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

We do at the grocery store. Then I use the receipt I get as a coupon when I do a food shopping.

Posted 1/28/11 10:59 AM
 

JoJo2010
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Member since 8/09

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JO

Re: Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

Posted by faithann

I don't. I just recycle them at home.



Same here

Posted 1/28/11 10:59 AM
 

have2hide
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Re: Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

Posted by JoJo2010

Posted by faithann

I don't. I just recycle them at home.



Same here



same.

Posted 1/28/11 11:00 AM
 

MaZz
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Member since 2/09

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Gina

Re: Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

I dont... Can be bothered really...

Posted 1/28/11 11:04 AM
 

glinda-goodwitch
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Member since 7/06

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Beth

Re: Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

We don't, but that is force of habit. We used to live in MD until recently, where we can't get our deposit back. I forgot we can now!

Posted 1/28/11 11:21 AM
 

JessInCA
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Member since 8/06

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Jess

Re: Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

Posted by faithann

I don't. I just recycle them at home.



Same here.

Posted 1/28/11 11:23 AM
 

PotofLuck06
Our Baby Boy Is Here!!!

Member since 11/06

13241 total posts

Name:
Betsy

Re: Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

I do! I use the money towards my grocery bill, even if it's just a few bucks or cents. Every penny helps!

Posted 1/28/11 11:27 AM
 

MeNBobs
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Member since 4/07

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Re: Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

Yes. Throwing money away would bother me.

Posted 1/28/11 11:28 AM
 

neener1211
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Member since 4/07

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J

Re: Do you return bottles and cans at the grocery store/beer distributor/etc.?

Posted by MeNBobs

Yes. Throwing money away would bother me.



ditto

Posted 1/28/11 11:33 AM
 
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