Ways to help the earth on Earth Day and throughout the year
Happy Earth Day

Enjoy free, reduced cost items for Earth Day 2017

Earth-dayEstablished in 1970, Saturday, April 22, is the 47th anniversary of Earth Day. This year, the theme is Environmental and Climate Literacy. With the focus on education, Teach-Ins are being offered around the world, as well as a March for Science on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and in other communities.

Participate in an Earth Day with friends and family at one of the many planned events. And when you're done, reward yourself with a free or reduced cost item.

DealNews.com offers the following ideas:

Free Staples coupon

Recycle select outdated electronics at your local Staples. If you're a Rewards member – it's free to join – you'll receive a coupon for $10 off $30 or more.

Free Tanger gift card

Get a free $10 gift card to Tanger Outlets when you download the Tanger app. Once you download it, select the "Earth Day Exclusive Deal," and show the offer on your mobile device to Tanger Shopper Services to receive your gift card.

Buy a burger and get a lettuce planter

Go to BurgerFi restaurant and order a natural beef burger. You'll receive a plantable coaster of lettuce seeds with your purchase to #GrowitForward.

Free national park entrance days

Visit a national part during National Park Week, the same weekend as Earth Day. On April 22 and 23, you can visit any national park fee-free.

Free organic milkshakes

Get a free organic milkshake at EVOS, a Florida chain. Click here to find the nearest location.

Free glass straws with purchase

Go to Glass Dharma to get 25 percent off all glass straws during month of April. It's also giving away a free Earth Straw with every purchase of $25 or more. There's also a contest, with over $200 in prizes, for anyone who wants to submit a short YouTube video – 1 minute – or an infographic about the effects of plastic straws, and how people can help. Entries must be received by Earth Day, April 22, and there's no limit on how many you can submit. Check out the details on its website.

Car seat coupon at Target

Bring your old car seat to Target and get a coupon for a new car seat. The coupon is good for 20 percent off a new car seat from the retailer online or in-store. Target is partnering with TerraCycle to make sure the old seats are recycled into new products.

Free Caribou Coffee

Buy an Earth Month tumbler from the coffee chain, and you’ll get unlimited brewed coffee for free for the rest of the month.

Free LED Bulbs and coffee at IKEA

Sign up for IKEA FAMILY, the store's loyalty program, and get free items during the Living Your Way events in stores on Earth Day. The first 500 IKEA FAMILY members through the door on April 22 will receive a free 2-pack of RYET 400 lumen LED light bulbs. And if you miss out on those, you'll still be able to save 20 percent on LED light bulbs through May 2.

FAMILY members can also get free coffee options, including specialty drinks, that day. The coffee is UTZ-certified, which means it meets the requirements for sustainable farming standards and fair worker conditions. There are other savings and events FAMILY members can participate in.

Free reusable bags

Get free reusable shopping bag at Natural Grocers while supplies last. There’ll also be will a seed planting activity at its stores for Earth Day. Find a store here. In addition, Wegmans will be giving away reusable bags. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., bring in one bag full of plastic bags and exchange it for a recyclable bag. Plus, free samples of Food You Feel Good About products will be available.

Free online games for kids at Primary Games

Tell your kids about the Earth Day friendly games on Primary Games they can play from home. Kids will learn about recycling, do crossword puzzles, plan a green city, and more.

Keep an eye out for other deals

Last year, Ruby Tuesday, Burt’s Bees, and Amazon offered deals, so some they may come up for Earth Day this year.

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