Surprising Ways to Save Money Every Day
Costco's Trade-In Program has joined forces with Gazelle, a premier recycling service, to swap laptops, cell phones, cameras, MP3 players, Blu-Ray discs, games, and more for a Costco Cash Card.
Return six packaging containers to a MAC counter or online to receive a free lipstick through the Back to MAC Program.
Recycle ink and toner cartridges in exchange for $2 in Staples Rewards.
Starbucks gives a 10-cent discount to customers for using reusable mugs or tumblers. If you stay and drink your beverage in-store, request to have it served in a ceramic mug at no charge.
Earn prizes like sporting goods, electronics, and travel through RecycleBank.com, a rewards program that encourages people to recycle and engage in earth-friendly actions to rack up points.
Get Dixon Golf credits by recycling golf balls—Dixon will give 50 cents per ball for any brand and $1 for its own at participating store locations.
Greenopolis.com pays you for recycling, reusing, or conserving personal resources through discounts and coupons for entertainment, dining, travel, and more.
Terracycle.com works with many companies to motivate customers to recycle for money, then donates the goods to a nonprofit organization or school of your choice.
CVS/pharmacy's GreenBag Tag initiative gives a bonus every time customers bring a reusable shopping bag or decline plastic bags; four scans earns $1 in Extra Bucks.
Receive a Best Buy gift card when you trade in old video games, musical instruments, and select electronics. You can ship items to a trade-in center (print out a prepaid shipping label at bestbuy.com/recycling) or bring them to your local store.