Thursday, April 21, 2011

Earth Day=Black Friday?

I am a bit amused at all the Earth Day Deals. When I was a kid, and Earth Day was started, it was a day for celebrating the earth and doing good projects like picking up litter, planting trees. Now it seems to me, it has become an opportunity for stores that can't wait to get on the "Greenwashing" Band Wagon.
Anyway, here are some sweet deals for tomorrow
  • At participating Starbucks, you can bring in a reusable mug on April 22 to get free brewed coffee or tea.
  • Lowe's is giving away one million trees on April 23
  • All 394 U.S. national parks have free admission now through Sunday, April 24.
  • Disney stores will offer a number of promotions, including selling $2.50 reusable tote bags that support The Nature Conservancy's Plant A Billion trees in South America's Atlantic Forest campaign. (You can buy your own tree for a dollar directly from TNC.)
  • Babies 'R' Us: Reusable shopping bags make an appearance every Earth Day, but this year Babies 'R' Us is going one step further. With an online coupon that's valid through April 22, customers can get a free tote bag and 25 percent off all clothing and shoes that fit inside.

  • Walgreens: Between April 18 and April 22, Walgreens customers can get 22 percent off a variety of green items, from cleaning supplies to beauty products. From April 22-25, the company also said that it would donate 30 percent of the sales from products from its Earth Day store to the World Wildlife Fund.

1 comment:

Condo Blues said...

Since Earth Day is on a Friday, it's hard to celebrate on the actual day since it's a work day. My city had a clean up day last weekend and will have the celebration party the Saturday after Earth Day.

As for the freebies and discounts I'm for them because I like to take advantage of them. I use this stuff all year long, it never goes on sale except for Earth Day and maybe it's just the incentive someone needs to try something greener than what they are used to using. Besides, Lowes gets a bunch of my money the other 364 days out of the year and I disparately need plants for my front yard.