Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Props to Meijer

A couple days ago I made a quick run to Meijer after dropping Mike off at work - with The Little Teether in tow, of course. Since I usually have Chloe in a little "hip hammock", which is a sling-like baby carrier, I don't have total, unfettered use of my hands and arms - Chloe's usually trying to grab everything in reach. This makes bagging and carrying my own groceries in the do-it-yourself 12-items-or-less aisles a little more complicated. As I was attempting this very feat the other day, the kind (seriously! for once!) check-out attendant brought these bags to my attention, suggesting that they might be easier for me:

Notice how the photo of the bag is on my kitchen table? Clearly I was sold. Sure, they're a gimmick, but so what? Meijer is promoting re-usable bags! Fantastic! And it really was easier for me to carry than either the plastic (how many trash bags do I really need in the bathroom?) or the paper (will I ever remember to reuse these?) ones. Check out these features: See the nice long straps on the sides? Handy for throwing over the shoulder! And do you notice the little tab thing sticking out at the top of the bag in this view here? It helps the bagger keep the bag open on their bagging contraptions (take a look the next time you're shopping). It also has a couple divider pockets to keep your milk and juice (not big enough for a gallon, I don't think, but definitely any of your other carton drinks) from smushing your spinach. Just ninety-nine cents at your local Meijer store, and you too can save the world!

There you have it. My first (and perhaps last) product review.

Now if only I can remember where I put it...


Blogger Betsy Joy said...

I want one! Yay for Meijer!

11/07/2007 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Erica said...

I hope these are headed to the Meijer in my town...I've been peeved since they installed these awful rotating plastic bag systems, which seem to cause the clerks to bag one to two items in each bag.

11/07/2007 02:53:00 PM  
Blogger Ben Wildeboer said...

Meijer near us does sell reusable bags, but they're really small & don't have shoulder straps. We bought Whole Foods bags to use for shopping, because they are huge & feature shoulder straps. Guess it's not a universal Meijer thing.

11/08/2007 10:56:00 PM  
Blogger Luthe_N said...

Sweet. In japan myself at the moment (found you on a google search, long story) but I used to work at Meijer. Lol. Do you guys have the reusable wine caddy bags? It makes carrying them way easier, plus it makes me feel better that they won't break in transit. :)

11/23/2007 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

I have four of Meijer's reusable bags. I liked the blue version of it better, (it looks nicer plus has an additional pocket on the outside, handy for coupons, receipts, etc.), and that's the one that sold better I think. Best $.99 I've spent recently, they are ultra durable, excellent quality.

5/08/2008 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

p.s. there are also reusable wine bags located in the wine aisle. I'm in Indiana, by the way, don't know what other areas have.

5/08/2008 12:46:00 PM  

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