According to a Cornell Daily Sun article published on April 21, the 44th anniversary of Earth Day is now just hours away. Earth Day is an annual event that raises awareness about the numerous challenges that affect our Earth and environment.
As environmentally-conscious people prepare for the annual observance, many businesses and organizations are getting into the green spirit by offering a variety of products and/or services at a reduced rate or for free. April 22 not only shines the spotlight on the various plights of the planet but the steals, deals and special offers listed below also help save a little green in the ole' pocketbook as well.
Earth Day Freebies, Deals & Green Events
Free Caribou Coffee Refills - Purchase the Earth Month Tumbler from Caribou Coffee and receive unlimited coffee refills for free. This offer is valid - while supplies last.
Free EVOS Milkshake - Stop by participating EVOS and get an Organic Milkshake for free on April 22, 2014. Yum!
Free Glass Straw Giveaway - Sip on those free beverages with a beautiful glass straw from the fine folks at Glass Dharma. If you pass the eco-informative quiz on their website - you'll get a coupon code via email for the free straw. One straw per person and free shipping is not included.
Free Wegman's Reusuable Bag - If you happen to be one of the first customers at participating Wegman's Organic locations from 11 - 3:00 p.m. on April 26, 2014, you'll receive a coupon for a free reusable bag when you bring in clean, plastic bags.
Free Disneynature Bears Reusable Bag - Disney Stores will be giving away free reusuable tote bags on April 22 in exchange for at least five plastic bags. While supplies last.
Origins Sample - If you happen to have empty cosmetic jars cluttering up your counters, take them to participating Origins where they will be properly recycled. Plus, you'll get a free sample of Origins, too.
Zoya Nail Polish Exchange - Now you can properly dispose of that old nail polish while getting a great deal on Zoya Nail Polish for $4.50 a bottle or $5 for the PixieDustT when using promotional code ZDAY2014. And by the way - Zoya Nail Polish is toxin-free. See website for details.
Kiehl's Deal - Bring in 10 empty, full-sized Keihl's bottles and receive a free 2.5-ounce travel collection product. The Recycle and Be Rewarded Program runs all year long.
Grovemade, a leading designer of handcrafted accessories from all natural materials, will be offering customers a 20 percent discount on any purchase on April 22, 2014. Just use the promo code, "Earthday20" during checkout for your discount.
Anthropologie Craft - Take the kiddies (ages 5 to 8) to the Children's Butterfly Craft event. Date varies by location.
Earth Day App - Download the free "The Four Seasons Earth Day Interactive Children's Story Book" app on iTunes. The kids will love it.
Pottery Barn Earth Day Treasure Hunt - Even though Easter is over, your kids can still get their hunt on. Stop by your nearest Pottery Barn for a fun Earth Day Treasure Hunt. See website for details.
Earth Day Electronics Drive - Folks in the St. Louis area can recycle their electronic and computer devices and receive a voucher for 50 percent off a Cardinals baseball ticket. Bring your items to the Lot C Parking Lot from 7 - 6:00 p.m. on April 22, 2014.
Battery Giant Battery Drive - Battery Giant will be collecting and recycling used batteries in honor of Earth Day.
Please note - not all locations may participate in the Earth Day freebies and deals promotions. Please visit the vendor's website or call ahead for more information.