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Update: More Earth Day freebies and special events!

Reduce, reuse, recycle . . . Check out these deals to mark Earth Day!

  • FREE full size cleanser from Origins. Simply fill out this form, take in your current cleanser (empty or full), and trade it in for an Origins full size Checks and Balances or A Perfect World (value $18.)
  • Join Anthropologie for a FREE Earth Day craft workshops for kids. Click on the area where you live, then you’ll find the schedule.
  • Free EVOS Organic Shake nationwide.
  • Get a free reusable tote bag through April 22 at Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market when you spend $20 or more. The totes usually sell for 99 cents. You can find the coupon for the free tote at Fresh & Easy’s Facebook fan page Click on “Offers” in the left column.
  • Lowe’s is giving a 1 million free trees on April 23 to celebrate Earth Day! Stop by your local store and claim yours. More info
  • Download for FREE The Four Seasons – A Earth Day Interactive Children’s Story Book on iTunes.
  • Free admission to all 392 U.S. National Parks Celebrate Earth Day 2011 by taking your family to visit our National Parks. Admission is free through Sunday, April 25.
  • You can swap five plastic bags for a free reusable tote bag at Disney Stores on April 22. And, no, you can’t trade 50 plastic bags for 10 free totes. Find the nearest Disney Store by checking out the website.

Thanks, Mother Nature Network!


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Yves Rocher: Big sale, + get 30% cash back

Ebates is offering an incredible deal on Yves Rocher products! If you shop through the Ebates site (I do it every time I shop online. It’s safe and saves you $), you will get 30% cash back, plus a $5 bonus if you are a new user.

Yves Rocher has a huge sale going on, with many items 50% off. Plus you get free shipping if you spend at least $40. PLUS you receive a Free Lavender Foot Care Set and three travel-size products.  You will also receive a modern romance jewelry duo with any $45 purchase.  

Here’s how to get the best deal:

  • Sign up or log in to Ebates
  • Scroll down and click on the green “Ebates Daily Double” on the left hand side
  • Click on the big orange “Shop Now” button – this will take you to Yves Rocher
  • Click on the “Best Sellers 50% off” pink circle – or the other sale options
  • Add $45 worth of products to your cart – you will get $90 worth for $45 with the 50% off sale!
  • Select your free gift at the top once you go to your cart
  • Notice the free samples and jewelry duo are already in your cart as FREE!
  • Check out as normal for about $45 (depends on what you get!)
  • Ebates will give you at least $14 cash back (more if you spend more) + $5 bonus (if this is your first purchase) through a check or Paypal
  • And you get free shipping!

Ebates also has a coupon for $15 off any $50 purchase + free shipping with coupon code EBATES15, making this an even better deal!

Click here to head to Ebates!

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Friday freebies — samples, magazines and weekend events!

Free samples

Free Sample of Scotch Reusable Tabs at Great Clips
Free Dove Conditioner Sample
Free Perfume Sample from Boss
Free Orville Redenbacher Pop Up Bowl Popcorn
Free Blue Star Ointment with Aloe Sample
Free Sample of Nutrish Dog Food by Rachel Ray
Free Sample of Seven Essentials Anti Oxidant Supplement
Lots of P&G Free Samples (with login or sign up)
Free Murad Vitamin C Facial Sample Packets
Free Sample of Hearos Ear Plugs

Free magazines

Sport Diver Magazine – 14 Issues Free
Bridal Guide Magazine – 1 Free Issue
Trade Pub Magazines – Lots of FREE Magazines Available
Mercury Magazines – Several Free Magazines Available (these change regularly)

Free events this weekend

AC Moore – Saturday 1-3pm, Free Make & Takes: Stamp Magic Candle and Easter Seals’ Act for Autism Puzzle!

Disney Store – Minnie’s Masquerade
– Friday, Session 1 4:30 p.m. or Session 2:  6 p.m
– Saturday, Session 1: 11 a.m. (10:30 a.m. Select Stores) or Session 2: 12:30 p.m
*An exclusive viewing party of Minnie’s Masquerade, a craft activity – make your own royal crown, and a fun costume parade where everyone wins a prize! Minimum age is 3 years. Event limited to a maximum of 25 children per session. No lineups prior to 30 minutes before event begins

Lakeshore Learning – Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Kids create a Free Spring Chik using colored feathers, wiggly eyes, dot painters and more.

Lowes Build and Grow – Saturday 10 a.m.-noon, Kids build a Free Sports Pinball Game.

Michaels – Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., The Knack Crayola Event FREE Make-It Take-It: Create Vivid Art with Crayola Neon Explosion.

Michaels – Sunday 1 p.m.-3 p.m., The Knack Easter Pail Event FREE Make-It Take-It: Decorate an Easter pail.

Toys R Us – Saturday 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thomas the Train Play Date: Enjoy story time, coloring and FREE giveaways!

Walgreens – Saturday 9 a.m -noon, 1 Million FREE Gogos will be given out at Walgreens across the US! Of the milllion, 5,000 will be a special, limited edition run of Miro-K.

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Dollar General: Free gift cards with Rhythm and Race Rewards

Dollar General has introduced the Rhythm and Race Rewards program, which runs through July 31. You earn one point whenever you buy a participating product. Points can be redeemed for gift cards (10 points= $5), racing memorabilia, and/or Grand Ole Opry gear.

Now, wait, don’t immediately think, “Well, I don’t shop at Dollar General!” You can get brand-name items at excellent prices at dollar stores. Check out this article from Bloomberg Businessweek: Dollar Stores. And here’s a price-to-price comparison with Wal-Mart for 10 standard grocery items: Comparison

Here are a few of the products that are part of Dollar General’s promotion:

  • Huggies
  • Axe
  • Degree
  • Fresh Step
  • Betty Crocker
  • Glad
  • Cottonelle
  • Scott
  • General Mills
  • Clorox
  • Hellmans
  • Dove
  • and many more!

Click here to learn more about the Rhythm & Race program: Dollar General

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Oprah’s magazine needs testers for free beauty products

Head over and possibly test FREE Beauty Products from “O” Magazine. If you are chosen, you will receive a free-full sized product to try and report back on.

Click here to register: Oprah

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Clean up! Enter the “Dial For Men” sweepstakes!

From the Dial for Men Facebook page: “We’re giving away over 400 prizes to all of you filthy beautiful beasts who ‘Like’ Dial for Men on Facebook.”

 ***Prizes include free products, $50 gift cards, T-shirts, ATV, dirt bike, and riding lawn mower. So click here to enter: Dial

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“I survived winter!” Free samples, shipping from Origins

Enjoy an “I-survived-winter-gift” from Origins! Through March 27, get two generously-sized skincare samples FREE with any online purchase!

You’ll receive:

  • A Perfect World Antioxidant moisturizer with White Tea, 15ml
  • Clear Improvement Active charcoal mask, 30ml
  • Plus FREE* Standard Shipping with any online purchase.

Enter offer code SPRINGFB at checkout.

Click here to start shopping! Origins

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