Earth Day 2010: Top 10 Deals, Perks, Freebies
Companies go all out for 40th anniversary of Earth Day.
April 22, 2010— -- If getting down and dirty in a neighborhood garden isn't your thing, merchants across the country have come up with plenty of other ways for you to celebrate Earth Day today.
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the worldwide day of environmental awareness, companies are offering a slew of perks and discounts.
"We're seeing more than we saw last year," said Luke Knowles, founder of the deal-aggregating blog Coupon Sherpa. "Companies just want to seem like they're environmentally-friendly, so they're trying to take advantage of this as much as possible. If there's an opportunity, merchants will jump on board to take part."
With Amazon's help, you can read yourself to a greener world. Through the online retailer's Read, Reuse, Recycle program, you can save up to 34 percent on Earth Day books for children and adults.
For less literary shoppers, the company also offers a trade-in program, which allows customers to exchange used movies, DVDs, hard drives and other items for Amazon gift cards.
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.
BBC's Planet Earth
The BBC wants you to celebrate the planet by watching its popular television series documenting natural wonders. To help you get started, the first episode of the "Planet Earth" series can be downloaded free on iTunes from April 12 to April 26.
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