In our state, they charge us 5 cents per bottle when you purchase water, soda, etc. Basically any recyclable drink container. You get it back if you bring the container back for recycling. (As a side bar....G-man hates doing this....this is my job)
You bring the bottles to the "bottle room" (brilliant name....wonder how long it took them to think that up), and you get a little ticket that shows your "refund." You can either take it to customer service for the cold hard cash, or they use it as a coupon if you are purchasing something at the grocery store and it comes off at the end.
G-man and I were cleaning out the attic yesterday, and I found a $2 receipt from the bottle room! Looked at the date:
I have had this for 8 years. This pre-dates my children. This was around the time we moved into this house, so I am guessing it just moved with us and was never heard from again.
Wonder if they will still honor it.......I am gonna find out!