This morning I stopped at Costco to get gas and was asked a question that I have never been asked before, “Would you like a receipt?”
I was so happy to be asked that question that I immediately said NO. I had plenty of receipts in my wallet so I just wrote the amount and date on one of those.
Most times when I am asked this question I say Yes because even if I say no, they still print a receipt and throw it away. When I say yes I can at least bring it home and either recycle it or shred it. But not this time; this time no receipt was printed!
Good for you Costco!
This might seem like a little thing but it really isn’t.
- Let’s say that 1000 people get gas at Costco per day (I have a sneaky suspicion that it is more).
- Now let’s say that ¼ of those people don’t get a receipt.
- That means that 250 receipts would not be printed.
- Now let’s times that # by 365 days.
- That would mean that, over the course of a year, 91,250 receipts would not be printed, at just 1 Costco location.
- Now multiply that by the number of Costco gas locations….
See how quickly the little things add up.
In the long run I am sure that this saves Costco $ too but that is good too.
Saving trees, resources, & $ is good for all of us!