Earth Day Freebie Round-Up – April 22nd

Over the last few years Earth Day has become an increasingly bigger event with many companies offering various freebies and cash back for recycled and reused products.  This year there are even more companies taking part, so we wanted to listed them all here for you so you have easy access to the list of great freebies and earth friendly events that are going on for Earth Day.

All events listed will be taking place on Friday, April 22, 2011, unless otherwise noted.

Target will be giving away a Free Reusable Shopping bag to their first one million customers that make a purchase, on April 17, 2011.  Last year they bags went very quickly, so be sure to get there as early as possible to score yours!  In addition to this, every time you use this, or any other, reusable shopping bag at Target you receive $0.05 off of your purchase for each reusable bag you use, and for every 10 times you use it you’ll keep 25 plastic bags out of landfills!  All Target’s also have recycling receptacles for plastic bottles, plastic bags, ink cartridges, and eye glasses (at Target Optical).

Starbucks will be giving Free Coffee or Tea to customers that bring in a reusable travel cup that day, at participating stores.

Origins Skin Care Counters will be celebrating Earth Day by giving out Free Samples of Origins High-Performance Skincare Products.  Just bring your empty cosmetic tubes, bottles, jars, etc. – regardless of brand – to your nearest Origins counter and you’ll receive a free sample!

Disney Stores **may be** giving away Free Reusable Shopping bags to customers that bring in 5 plastic grocery bags to recycle from 10am-9pm.  This has not been completely confirmed yet, however they have done this event every year for the passed few years, I will update this as soon as I hear otherwise.  One bag per guest, while supplies last.

Pottery Barn Kids stores will be celebrating Earth Day on April 22nd from 11am-2pm with a fun story time for kids, as well as other earth-friendly activities.  Throughout the day they will be giving kids a special gift that they can plant at home!

Take the RSV Green Light Pledge and receive a Free CFL Light Bulb in the mail!  Save the environment and your money by switching out your old light bulbs for energy efficient CFL light bulbs.  While supplies last.

Post-It & 3M are giving buyers the opportunity to purchase specially marked recycled products and in return they will plant two trees for each product that is registered.  If you’re stocking up on Post-Its and tape for you office, be sure to consider the recycled items and register them here to help the environment.  You can even have your tree dedicated to some one special.  Valid from April 1 to December 31, 2011.

Energizer Batteries has a great eco-friendly rebate offer going on for you right now, check out our recent post to see how you can score up to $40 in cash back from Energizer!

Kellogg’s is offering a reusable tote bag when you submit this form with two UPC’s from Kellogg’s cereal (10oz or larger) and a check or money order for $1.75.  Offer expires 9/30/11.

The Environmental Protection Agency wants to help get your kids get involved in the environment by offering this Earth Day Take Home Kit which is a list of environmental and health resources for your family.

Kaboose and Care2 both have great lists of Earth Day related events, kids resources, and ways that you can contribute.

National Parks Free Entrance Days will be going on from April 16-24, 2011 in celebration of Earth Day.  More than 100 National Parks that normally charge a fee to visitors will be completely free that week!

For more Earth friendly freebies, join TerraCycle on Facebook!  They have great upcycled giveaways and offers all year long!

Check out The Earth Day Networks events page for events in your hometowns, such as Free Electronics Recycling Day and City, Colleges, and Universities Earth Day Events & Festivals, and much more!  Take action, take the pledge, and see how you can help out by visiting The Earth Day Network.

~By Shannon M.

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