LED holiday lights at Home Depot
Just in time for the holiday comes a yuletide program from home-improvement retailer Home Depot. From now until Nov. 8, Home Depot will let customers trade-in used or broken power drills for 15 percent off a new lithium-ion drill, which are much more energy-efficient. Home Depot will recycle the old drill.
From Nov. 5-15, customers also can exchange old Christmas light strands for a $3 coupon on new LED holiday lights, which use less energy, a program the company started last year. Customers should purchase their LED lights between Nov. 5 and Nov. 15 and are limited to five redemptions.
Home Depot is marketing the trade-ins as part of its Eco Options program, which markets tools and appliances, for example, that are more energy efficient. The company now sells more than $3 billion in Eco Options products annually.
You can think of this trade-in program as a "Cash 4 Clunkers" for home improvement. It is a two-fold green program. You are having a used item of yours recycled as well as receiving a discount on a more eco-friendly alternative. Maybe they will expand each year and make the program have a wider grasp on every aisle in the megastore.
So if you have an old drill or holiday lights, maybe your local Home Depot can lead you to a greener solution. Have a great holiday season.
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