Thursday, March 4, 2010

Environment Friendly Saved My Money

I was in Penang last Tuesday for some appointment. After my appointment, I went to Queensbay to browse around and something caught my eye. A comforter for my car. It was quite cheap, only RM15.00. So .. happily I took it to the cashier and took out my money.....

But... I didn't manage to buy it. Why?

It was a Monday.. and it seems Penang is promoting "Plastic-less" on Mondays till Wednesdays. In a way I love their campaign but I ended up not buying cos I din't want to carry the comforter up and down Queensbay...

Thank You Jaya Jusco for being Plastic-less and for "saving" my cash... after all, I don't really need the comforter for my car. :)

29 comments:

  1. Hahhaa! Wahh.. GOt plastic-less day hor? Ipoh's one got anot? luckily got this campaign, can really help u save some money ady. HAHAHA!

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  2. Glad to hear that you managed to get away from the temptation. This happens to me very often and I always end up regretting on buying unnecessary items. Sometimes, I wonder how much I could have saved if only I had realised my mistakes earlier...

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  3. When you talked about Queensbay, something strikes me. I went to Queensbay one day and saw some Hong Kong instant 'hor fun' (noodles). That 'hor fun' is not available in Ipoh Jusco so I grabbed 15 packets altogether. Only after I'd paid that I found out that it was plastic-less day. Guess what? I 'carried' my noodles as if I were carrying a baby in my arms. On the way to the carpark, my 'babies' took turns to fall off my arms...

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  4. ipoh.. got ah..i also dont know la.. is it monday? oh.. i think none la..hahaha..let me find out..


    mingna: i can imagine the scenerio when u said all came tumbling down .. yr babies mee i meant..hahahhaa.. cham hor? when want to pay only realize got plasticless.. luckily i didnt go for groceries the other day..otherwise hv to put back one by one..hahaa...

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  5. our earth is sick!

    it is good to have a compaign plastic-less. It is a bit trouble but i still support it!

    thank you penang government!

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  6. chvoon: yes, in a way, i love the plasticless.. i must remember to take grocery bag when going to penang..hahaha...


    irene: yeah..good.. keep it up, Lim Guan Eng! hahaha..

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  7. in a way...i still not used to it. Very environment unfriendly hor?

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  8. Next time remember to bring along a 'BIG' handbag, can put your shopping stuff inside, ha ha ha!

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  9. Huh?I tot it was mon and Sat...pengsan...

    @pete...kenot bring BIG handbag leh...later kena tahan by the security guard pulak....haiz....

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  10. Hi Claire, I've caught up on your blogs... Sorry about all of the money you had to spend on that breakfast. Those are the kind of things that you need to change ---if you want to balance your checkbook...

    You should throw away your PLASTIC and not use it at all.... Just my humble opinion..

    Good Luck.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  11. A good lesson! I carry alot of cloth bags in both of our cars but I have the very bad habit of getting into the stores and to the checkout and then remembering that I left the bags out in my car!!

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  12. P.S. So to aleviate the problem of forgetting the cloth bags, I am now carrying a couple folded very small in my handbag!

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  13. It's Monday in Sibu...but I wish they would have it every day like overseas. I have the recycled bag in my car boot...and I always carry a Kiew Brothers (Woe Lai Yea) paper back...and I also have a lot of tote bags. Thing green - don't accept plastic bags even on non-no plastic bag days...

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  14. chrisau: yes, we r not used to it in our area yet...


    pete: sometimes big handbags also not cukup to put..how to put a packet of soap powder inside? oil? heavy stuff? hahaha.. must use trolley, yeah..


    kathy: in pg, monday till wed.. in ipoh, macam tak ada..


    betsy: yes, save the world.. i hope this campaign works throughout the earth..


    cheryl: what a good idea, i must do the same.. either put some big plastic bags inside the car or use the cloth bags..plastic for wet stuff.


    stp: yeah, i must put more bags in my car, my house are filled with them.. nowadays when i buy foodstuff or dry stuff, i refuse plastic bags if possible.. the shop will smile and nod "yes, save the environment" :)

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  15. Oh! THe no plastic bags policy also put me off sometime. But not every retailer implements that policy. Thank goodness hahaha! Otherwise,I won't know how to do shopping :o)

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  16. Someday as the global warming issue gets more serious, everyday will be a plastic-less day. =(

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  17. hmm..i have yet to encounter any 'no plastic' day here. normally, i sendiri yang refuse the plastic...hehe.. Anyway,there are some supermarket here that uses recyclable plastic bags.

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  18. aishiang: it might take some time to get the world people fully aware of the consequences.. meanwhile for those of us who know, we will avoid using if possible.


    shingoT: yes, sooner or later..


    mamamia: last time when i was young, i remember using paper bags.. but of course for heavy things, cannot tahan one..

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  19. Plastic-less day? wow..I hope KK will do the same.. then will lock me from shopping and save my money too hehee

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  20. Hi Reanaclaire...we (in South Africa)have been slowly changing from plastic shopping bags to cloth, for several years. But I confess, I still forget.
    Thanks for popping by my blog.
    :-)

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  21. buy a bag of plastic bag mar. :P

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  22. wow. good for you and for the mother earth.
    i never heard about that plastic-less day, let me try to do that every monday:)

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  23. c.alv.B: wonder whether it can discourage u and me from shopping or not.. :)


    rachel: a map like thing to be put at the back of the car..


    carol: thanks for popping back..


    medie007: that means back to square one? hahaha..


    angel: i think more in penang than other states..

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  24. my husband gave free shopping bags to his customers and told them to use them for their shopping but only a handful really cared.

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  25. wenn, u r dealing with commercial biz? i think it is not that they dont want to use, they feel they dont need to.. cos plastic bags are given...

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  26. Very good concept but can be quite inconvenient at times. I carry a few collapsible bags in my bag all the time because I dont like collecting carrier bags in the house. It's just a habit that I need to get used to but it's well worth it. X

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  27. And this will only mean that their sales will be down? :p

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