advertise yourself and your member's texting keywords...
Furthermore, add a note stating that the member may remove this charge from their membership invoice as it is a voluntary donation.
We were told that the vast majority of members actually pay this, and it raises another $3000 per year for their community.
The purpose of this program
The purpose of this program is to remind people to bring their own bags to the store, but when someone forgets, the Chamber of Commerce wants to thank that person for shopping at their Chamber Member business and cover the cost if the first bag.
There is something that feels uncomfortable about forgetting your bags, so when you do, the Chamber of Commerce wants to help.
Although many stores want to cover the cost of the bag, they cannot because the law specifically states that the bag must be charged.
The Chamber of Commerce looks for sponsors that are NOT in the retail business so that they are not in effect paying for the bags (that would be illegal).
By having the Chamber of Commerce and its First Bag on Us sponsors in place, their is now a way to charge for the bag, but not charge the customer directly.
Sponsor logos will be included on the "First Bag on Us" bring your bags reminder stickers that will be placed on retail doors and near cash registers.
How it works
Bring Your Bags Promotional Stickers
Sponsors who are signed up to share the cost of this community awareness program, their logos will be included on the "First Bag on Us" stickers, advertisements, and other collateral materials.