A while back I used to save my empties and then bring in a BUNCH of them in one shot for refund and put it towards a beer purchase, but then it came to light that a bottle saying "NY" as a state for the refund didn't mean that I could actually get money back. At first, it wasn't a big deal as I and the bottle guy would sift through all the stuff that was non-NY and I'd toss them in the dumpster...then a local bottle shop told me I couldn't do that and needed to take the bottles home so since then I've just put all bottles into the recycle bin. Question - do you bring back your trade (and non-locally distributed) bottles to your beer store? Do you get the refund for it? I could care less about the nickel, but never understood why I get so many bottles that have NY listed as a state for refund only to be turned down when I tried to get the refund. after being turned away twice, I'm done trying, but if a bottle says "NY" shouldn't it be accepted in NY?