Enjoy eco-friendly Earth Day events and bargains at Target, Kiehl’s, Whole Foods, Ikea and other stores on April 21
Saving the planet can also save you some cash.
Eco-friendly stores are jumping on the Earth Day bandwagon this Saturday with recycling drives and discounts to get consumers shopping sustainably. Here’s 10 of the best planet-friendly promotions.
The skincare company already rewards customers who recycle product packages in-store with free travel-sized versions of its creams and cosmetics. But through May 1, the brand will also donate $1 for every Instagram snap customers take of empty Kiehl’s containers with the hashtag #KiehlsEarthDay to the nonprofit Recycle Across America, up to $10,000 total. Kiehl’s will also donate $1 to the same charity for every empty Kiehl’s jar, bottle or tube returned to any Kiehl’s store through May 1, up to another $15,000. Plus, anyone who spends $100 in stores or at Kiehls.com receives a free reusable water bottle filled with four deluxe samples.
These handmade lotions, creams and bath bombs are already pretty eco-friendly: They’re not tested on animals, 60% are preservative-free, and a little more than a third of their products (38%) aren’t sold in wasteful packaging at all. But the products that do require a container come in black pots made from recycled plastic. And customers who bring back five of these pots to be recycled will get a free face mask.
The Swedish furniture store has teamed up with Goodwill for an Earth Day donation event on Saturday. Bring your “gently used” furniture (not including mattresses, bedding, children’s furniture, toys or lighting) to your local Ikea, and get a $20 coupon for any $150 Ikea purchase. The donations will go to Goodwill Industries to help those in need. And the first 500 customers to flash their membership cards in each store on April 22 score a free two-pack of eco-friendly Ryet LED light bulbs, no purchase necessary. Plus, eco-friendly items like bamboo products, plants and sustainable food items will be discounted all day.
For Earth Day, the online shopping mecca will take an extra 20% off of thousands of already discounted Warehouse Deals – which are refurbished and open-box products that would have otherwise gone to waste. Some of the best bargains include a 42-millimeter stainless steel Apple Watch for $245.19 ($379 new).
It’ll cost less green to go organic on Earth Day. All Whole Foods Market stores are having a one-day organic produce sale on Saturday, where customers will get $5 off when they spend $25 or more on organic fruits and veggies. And you can feel guilt-free about buying tuna from Whole Foods, whose 365 Everyday Value canned tuna was also just labeled the best choice for consumers in the 2017 Greenpeace Canned Tuna Shopping Guide.
The office supply chain takes 25% off select Earth Day products in stores or online by using the code 17EARTHDAY through April 30. And take advantage of Earth Day to upgrade your computers, printers, tablets, e-readers, calculators and other dated tech cluttering your home or office. Staples will gives you $10 off when you recycle electronics in stores this week.
You can also take used tech – no matter where you bought it or how old it is – and many used appliances to Best Buy to be recycled. The brand boasts it collects more than 400 pounds of product for recycling every minute, and stores feature kiosks just inside the front doors for rechargeable batteries, wires, cords, cables and plastic bags. Get 15% off any HP Inkjet Printer at Best Buy when you bring in your old printer to recycle. And this Earth Day, the store takes up to 30% off appliances, including washers and dryers as low as $299.99.
This drive should strike a bullseye with parents. Whether your kid has outgrown her car seat, or you want to trade in for a new one, Target stores invite you to bring in your used car seat until April 30 in exchange for a 20% off coupon on any new car seat in stores or on Target.com, which is redeemable until May 31. Target will be donating the car seats to TerraCycle to be recycled into new products, and help keep more than 700,000 pounds of car seat materials out of landfills.
Here’s an incentive to spring clean your closet: You can bring old clothes and linens from any brand to your local H&M in exchange for a 15% off coupon on future purchases. H&M has collected more than 39,000 tons of garments since launching this initiative in 2013 – enough to make more than 100 million t-shirts. And the brand recently announced plans to become more climate positive by switching to renewable energy and use only recycled or sustainable materials in all its products by 2030.
Drop off your old jeans at Madewell stores year-round, and they’ll not only give you $20 off your next pair of their jeans – they’ll also take your old denim to the Blue Jeans Go Green recycling initiative, which turns them into housing insulation. And for a limited time, when you shop in stores, Madewell will give you a postage-paid envelope for you to pop in your used jeans and mail them in to be recycled, so you can get your discount and do good without having to go back to the store.
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