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After turning dates like Mother's Day into consumer bonanzas and elevating Black Friday into a bona fide holiday, retailers have recently embraced Earth Day as yet another reason to shop.1 Earth Day has gained such widespread acceptance that major retailers and beloved brands now get in on the act. That's not just good news for the environment, but for all of us as consumers, too. Freebies and sales abound.2

 

Conserve your savings while doing your part to preserve the planet with these environmentally conscious electronics from The Source.3 Celebrate Earth Day by becoming more environmentally friendly. Until April 24, 2012, you can purchase an assortment of Bamboo products for your home at great savings.4 Starbucks just announced their Earth Day promo for this year! On Sunday, April 22, bring a reusable mug in to your local Starbucks and they will thank you for doing your part to reduce waste by filling your mug for free.5

 

In need of a new lunch tote? Craving a burrito? If so, you may want to take advantage of this deal: If you buy a repurposed billboard lunch bag from Chipotle by April 14, you’ll receive a free burrito card to be redeemed on Earth Day.6

 

Get a Kellogg reusable shopping bag with purchase of any TWO Kellogg’s® Cereals or Kellogg’s® Pop-Tarts® (10 oz. or larger). While supplies last.7 Target Corp. announced its plans to celebrate Earth Day by distributing 1.5 million reusable bags in all of its stores on April 22.8 psst. free reusable bags. On April 22, 2012, we'll be giving away one bag per guest, near the Guest Service desk in stores. Get one before they're gone.9 How will your family celebrate Earth Day (April 22) this year? A good place to start is by bringing plastic bags from home to your nearest Wegmans Food Market for recycling. If you do so . . . you’ll get a coupon for one free Wegmans reusable bag.10

 

At H-E-B, we look forward to Earth Day all year. Our bag giveaway promotion is a great way to help our customers make a small change that can add up to a big difference for our communities.11

 

Sunday is Earth Day 2012, and Downtown Culver City's ongoing Third Wednesday event will honor the green day of action tonight with a bevy of specials. . . . Santa Maria BBQ will offer $10 and $12 buckets of beer all day long, Daphne's California Greek will serve up $1.49 street pita, La Rocco's Pizzeria will hand out free cheese samples and Akasha will pour half-priced bottles of all wine.12

 

With Earth Day approaching (April 22!), it’s the perfect opportunity to remind ourselves that making environmentally conscious choices doesn’t mean sacrificing style or breaking the bank. For workplace warriors who want to aggressive climbing the corporate ladder without abusing the Earth, MOO.COM, the award-winning online print business, suggests its Green Business Cards.13

 

Earth Day is upon us once more. What are you going to do to celebrate Mother Earth on this glorious spring day in April? We have some iPhone app suggestions to help you find a way to pay homage to this great place we call home, Earth.14

 

Help save the planet and save some money at the same time. Earth Day is Sunday and eco-deals and freebies are popping up faster than spring flowers.15

 

Earth Day Party Supplies & Decorations.16 Earth Day Shopping Guide.17 Earth Day Sweepstakes.18 Freebies in honor of Earth Day!19

 

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