Earth Day should be every day. It's true. But we still need a reminder from time to time. Ironically, Earth Day is also a good excuse for a giveaway or sale. Hey, at least they encourage some type of action, like recycling or planting.
Here's a list of promotions available on Thursday, April 22, in celebration of Earth Day. I'll keep it updated with more deals as I find them.
1. Free full-size cleanser at the Origins Skincare Trade-In — Bring in the skincare you currently use and trade it in for a full-size Origins face wash or antioxidant cleanser. Bring all your empty cosmetics for recycling while you're at it. Origins is one of the few companies to have a recycling program, Return to Origins, for items that are not often recycled, like cosmetic bottles and caps.
2. Free hat at The Disney Store — Bring 6 empty soda cans or plastic bottles to the Disney Store. Toss the bottles into the "globe bin" and you'll get a free Friends for Change and Disney Store youth sized baseball cap. It's not the best looking hat, but yes, it is free. The event takes place from 11am to 3pm.
3. Free admission to National Parks, thanks to National Park Week — All 392 parks are participating, and free admission is available for one week, April 17-35. Some parks are even offering additional deals, like hotel and dining discounts.
4. Free mystery gift (most likely a plant) at Pottery Barn Kids - The announcement says kids will receive a "surprise they can plant at home." There will also be stories and activities for the little ones from 11am to 3pm. Be there closer to 11 to be sure you'll get your free seedling, ahem, mystery gift.
5. Extra 20% off The Body Shop online. Some locations, like Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton are offering 20% off through April 22 if you don't ask for a bag with your purchase. Call your local Body Shop to see if they're participating, otherwise buy online.
6. Receive 20% off your next kids purchase at H&M when you donate used clothes for kids, April 22-28. Donations benefit the Boys & Girls Club.
What to do on Earth Day? Find Earth Day events going on near you at www.earthday.org/events