Earth Day: Top Deals, Giveaways and Freebies

National chains, online sites offer ways to save, win big on Earth Day.

ByABC News
April 21, 2011, 5:27 PM

April 22, 2011— -- To the many ways you can celebrate Earth Day today, here's another you can add to your list: scoring a deal.

In honor of the annual day of environmental awareness, big-box stores, national chains, online shopping sites and more are offering customers ways to save money and win big while going green.

Take a look at several top deals below.

eBay -- Do you have a green wish list? If so, share your top five items with eBay's Green Team and you could win $5,000. Along with your list of Earth-friendly products, include a few sentences explaining why you chose the items. eBay's judges will review the lists and rate them according to creativity, viability and appropriateness. Once the judges announce the finalists, the public will vote on the ultimate winner. More details are available on eBay's Green Team website.

Starbucks -- If you have a reusable mug tucked away somewhere, march it on over to Starbucks. For Earth Day, Starbucks locations across the country (and in Canada) are giving away free cups of hot or cold tea or coffee to customers with their own reusable mugs and tumblers. If you don't have one yet, the company is also selling its own reusable ware for 20 percent off.

Amazon -- In need of a new laptop? Recycle your old one with before April 30 and receive $50 off select Toshiba laptops on Head over and follow the directions. Once the order is processed, Gazelle will email you a promotional code good for $50 off the AMD-powered Toshiba laptops

Origins -- Green your beauty routine with Origins. With a $30 purchase online, Origins customers get a free full-size tube of Origin's limited edition Earth Day cleanser. Or, take an empty bottle of your current face cleanser to an Origins store for recycling and the company will hand you the free cleanser (as long as you fill out this form first).

Disney -- Get your kids in the Earth Day spirit with a trip to the Disney Store. Disney (which is the parent company of ABC News) is giving away reusable green shopping bags to anyone who brings in five plastic shopping bags.

Target -- To recognize Earth month, Target is hosting a "Refresh Your Nest" sweepstakes that wraps up on April 30. Enter the sweepstakes online and win a chance to give your home a $50,000 makeover that's both stylish and sustainable. Even if you don't win the ultimate prize, you still could win one of several fun, eco-friendly prizes, from eco vacations to home energy makeovers to energy-efficient consumer electronics.

Lowe's -- Lowe's home goods store is making it easier than ever to plant a tree for Earth Day. On April 23, the company will be giving away one million trees to the people who walk into their stores.

National Park Service -- Take a hike for Earth Day. Literally. To get people out and enjoying the Earth they're protecting, the National Parks Service has made the country's parks free from April 16 to April 24.