Earth Day is today, Monday, April 22nd, and like Earth Days past, Earth Day 2013 promises plenty of opportunities for you to enjoy freebies and deals locally. While a few freebies happened this past weekend–I’m thinking specifically of Target’s giveaway of free reusable bags–five companies and organizations are doing their Earth Day freebies 2013 today. And those five all have a presence in the Philadelphia area. Here you go.
- At the Disney Store, you can get a free reusable bag when you bring in five empty plastic bags to be recycled on Earth Day. This is while supplies last. According to this Disney Store blog, you can choose between a free Cars reusable tote bag or a free Brave reusable tote bag. Some of the Disney Store locations in Philly include Cherry Hill, Deptford, and Springfrield (Delaware County).
- Free-standing Kiehl’s stores offer a “Recycle and Be Rewarded!” program, through which customers may return their empty Kiehl’s bottles, tubes and jars for recycling and be rewarded with free stuff. Every time you return something to be recycled, you get a stamp on your “Recycle and Be Rewarded!” card. Return three items, and you’ll get a free tube of lip balm. Return five items, and you can choose something from the Official Kiehl’s Travel Collection for free. Once you receive your 10th stamp for 10 items returned for recycling, you can choose any single product with a value of $25 or less, excluding Flagship Exclusive Items or charitable products. Keep in mind that this is a program that occurs not only on Earth Day but all year long! You’ll find free-standing Kiehl’s stores at the Shops at Liberty Place in Center City as well as at the King of Prussia Mall.
- Starting on Earth Day and going through Friday, April 26, you can enjoy free admission to the more than 400 National Parks in the United States, including those in Philadelphia–Independence Hall National Historic Park and the Edgar Allen Poe National Historic Site, among others. According to the National Parks Service, there are 268 National Parks that never charge an admission fee.
- Some Panera Bread locations will be giving away free used coffee grounds on Earth Day for you to use in your garden. I’d visited a Panera Bread location in New York City earlier this week and saw the sign on the door, pictured above. It says, “Ask any associate for your free bag of coffee grounds!” I couldn’t tell if it was limited to this location only–the sign seemed to be from corporate, so to speak, so I would recommend asking at your local Panera Bread about this Earth Day giveaway.
- Today is the last day to bring your kids into a Pottery Barn Kids store and ask for your free packet of seeds (while supplies last). Pottery Barn has a goal of getting customers to plant 50,000 trees so that’s a lot of free seeds they will be giving away. There are Pottery Barn Kids stores at Marketfair in Princeton, the King of Prussia Mall, and in Marlton.