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CVS/pharmacy Rewards Shoppers For Passing on Plastic Bags
Date:10/26/2009

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- According to The Wall Street Journal, approximately 100 billion plastic shopping bags are used in the U.S. each year, and only roughly one to three percent of those bags are recycled. To encourage shoppers to cut down on the use of single-use plastic bags, CVS/pharmacy has introduced a new product and program called GreenBagTag which rewards members of the company's ExtraCare loyalty program for declining plastic bags when making a purchase. As of today, GreenBagTag is available for purchase at any of CVS/pharmacy's 7,000 convenient store locations nationwide and all store locations now accept GreenBagTag.

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CVS/pharmacy's GreenBagTag: How the Program Works

Available in-stores for 99 cents, GreenBagTag is made with corn-based material, an annually renewable resource, as well as 100% recycled silicone, and is packaged in 100% recycled paper. Shoppers can purchase GreenBagTag for themselves or as a gift for environmentally-conscious friends and family; each tag must be used with an ExtraCare card. Whether they are using re-usable bags or simply carrying out their items, customers who choose not to take a plastic bag, benefit each time they shop at CVS/pharmacy and scan both their GreenBagTag and ExtraCare card at the register. On every fourth scan, GreenBagTag cardholders receive a $1.00 Extra Buck on the bottom of their receipt. Extra Bucks are like free CVS/pharmacy money that can be used on nearly anything in the store.

The GreenBagTag program is a new feature of CVS/pharmacy's ExtraCare Rewards program, the largest retail rewards program in the U.S. Now m
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