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Earth Day Freebies + 24-Hour Green Giveaway

by Tara Kuczykowski on April 22, 2009 · 217 comments

Earth Day Freebies
I've rounded up the hottest freebies for Earth Day, plus I've got one special quick giveaway!

  • Disney Store – Take 3 plastic water bottles into any Disney Store and receive a FREE reusable water bottle!
    (Thanks, A Thrifty Mom!)
  • PBS Kids Go! – Check out PBS Kids Go! for special Earth Day and Earth Month programming and eco-focused online content. What a great way to get the kids involved too!
  • Aveeno – Be one of the first 1,000 to register and receive a limited edition Aveeno Envirosax reusable organic cotton bags and a sample of the new Aveeno Nourish+ Hair Care Collection shampoo and conditioner!
    (Thanks, Saving With Shellie!)
  • Reynolds Wrap – Don't forget to print your rebate for a FREE Reynolds Wrap recycled aluminum foil!
  • Kroger – Design your own reusable shopping tote and get a credit on your Kroger store loyalty card to pick up a FREE reusable shopping bag on your next trip!
  • Walgreens – Present this coupon to your cashier to get 15% off eligible store items and 20% off Walgreens brand items plus a FREE reusable shopping tote!
    (Thanks, Cincinnati Cents!)

brita-water-pitcherAnd now for a quick green giveaway! Up for grabs is one 3-Quart Brita Water Pitcher (ARV $30) courtesy of Walmart.

Just leave a comment with your best green tip for Earth Day. For a bonus entry, tweet your tip on Twitter using hashtag #11MOMSGREEN, and then come back and leave a second comment letting me know you did so!

Note: Tips submitted may be used on Walmart.com.

This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on Wednesday, April 22nd. I’ll use Random.org to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Good luck!

{ 217 comments }

1 Jennifer April 22, 2009 at 8:41 pm

on earth day i took the kids to see Disney Earth and they planted a tree for each of us.

2 Deb April 22, 2009 at 8:56 pm

Do what you can to reduce, reuse and recycle. Every little bit helps.

3 Misty April 22, 2009 at 9:09 pm

I bring my own grocery bags to the stores.

4 Lois April 22, 2009 at 9:18 pm

I cut up brown grocery bags and use like landscape cloth under bark mulch in my flower beds and garden. I use cardboard or old carpet in the paths under step stones and gravel.

5 Cheryl Marquez April 22, 2009 at 9:36 pm

Teach your kids how to recycle, get them invloved in it. & buy Siggs (or other reusable water container) We have saved so much already & the kids love theirs!

6 sara l. April 22, 2009 at 9:41 pm

Start using reusable shopping bags...I have found that it is not only more "green", it is more convenient too!
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7 Anita April 22, 2009 at 9:49 pm

My "green" tip. I often times buy "used" tablecloths at garage sales that either have stains or rips in them - I use a pinking sheers, and cut a 18 x 18 inch square to use as my everday napkins. When they start looking bad enough - I "transition" them to the rag basket. After they hit the rag basket - when I have a nasty clean up job that I would normally use a paper towel for - I use the worst rags - and then transition them to the trash. This is a great way to recycle a cotton tablecloth that would probably end up in the trash - I don't buy paper napkins at all anymore - my family always feels special using "cloth napkins" in various colors, and they are much larger than the paper variety - and amazingly last a long time. I have a pile of about 30-40 everday napkins - and they go in with the regular laundry! My friends think I am crazy with no paper napkins - and I have been that way for years! Anita Blumenthal

8 Deborah April 22, 2009 at 9:54 pm

I have collected a bunch of the reusebale grocery bags and I keep them in my trunk...so anytime I pop into a store I pick them out of the trunk to use! I always have them with me and can not use the excuse that I forgot them at home!

9 Kim April 22, 2009 at 10:45 pm

We are saving our used coffee grinds and egg shells to put in our first garden.

10 Sarah Elyce April 22, 2009 at 11:10 pm

Every little action counts...especially the ones you don't take because you don't think they do. Put your head around that one. ;-)

11 Christine Womack April 22, 2009 at 11:23 pm

I have been taking a trash bag with me when I go walking and pick up trash as I go along the streets around my home. It makes the neighborhood look a little nicer. I also collect all of those coins that people seem to just throw away for some reason. Those pennies add up.

12 Rachael April 22, 2009 at 11:23 pm

One thing our family does is instead of throwing our stuff away, we "recycle" it by finding a family that needs it or wants it. It is amazing that something may have no purpose to you but someone else has a purpose for it!

Rachael´s last blog post..More Kashi Coupons!

13 Bobbi Sue April 22, 2009 at 11:45 pm

We try not to use a lot of lights, unplug electrical when not in use, and use the reusable shopping bags( they carry so much more and I don't worry about them ripping!)

14 Melissa April 22, 2009 at 11:46 pm

The little things you do add up to make a bigger impact. I always try to use reusable shopping bags instead of plastic, a reusable water bottle instead of single-use plastic bottles, and I do my best to recycle anything I can.

15 staceylyn April 22, 2009 at 11:48 pm

We compost all food scraps including grass clippings, guinea pig's litter and our shredded paper to use for next years garden! We recycle more than we throw away and always take our re-usable bags with us when we shop- even at clothing stores.

16 April Hardy April 23, 2009 at 12:10 am

We bought reusable bags today. We spent the day out with the lights off, and a.c. off. We unplugged electronics and appliances. It has made us be more concious of our behavior to help save our planet. We didnt use paper napkins today also.

April Hardy´s last blog post..What I Save When I Shop

17 Kelly April 23, 2009 at 2:20 am

If you eat out of containers (ice cream cartons, salsa jars, etc), then you waste less water doing dishes! LOL :)

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