So Friday was a little busier than I expected; to make up for it, I’m giving you a fun post with an Earth Day twist. The clothes at the bottom of your closet can help you reap some serious benefits. Here are 5 stores where you can recycle/donate your old clothes for a reward toward your next shopping trip (or some free products)!
Yes, the home of your favorite bath bomb also has a recycling program. Bring back 5 clean, black LUSH pots and they’ll give you something to take home. In this case, it’s a free face mask! Scents range from cupcake to seaweed so you know it’ll be something fun.
Thanks to World Recycle Week and H&M’s continued “green” efforts, the fast fashion giant started offering a whopping 30 percent off your purchase when you drop off unwanted clothes or textiles during their promotional period. H&M’s online slideshow says the increased discount would be available until Wednesday, April 27 but the press release says Sunday, April 24. (You may want to call ahead and see which date you’re local store is going by.) Either way, you still have the chance to get a great discount. Catch 15 percent off year-round when you donate clothes in any condition, from any brand.
J.Crew’s sister store has a program just for that crumpled pile of jeans in your room. Bring in a previously-loved pair of denim to Madewell and get $20 off your purchase of a new one in-store. Sounds like it’s time for an upgrade!
According to the L.A. Times, Levi’s and American Eagle Outfitters have similar systems complete with 20 percent discounts! Levi’s even extends its recycling program to include all clothing and shoe donations, not just denim.
If you love all things M·A·C and makeup, this may be the program for you. After you use six M·A·C products, bring the empty primary packaging back to your local M·A·C counter or store. The brand’s Back-to-M·A·C Program will let you exchange them for a brand new lipstick of your choice! Just make sure you pick one you love because there are no returns or exchanges allowed for this offer.
The North Face
Yes, even the fleece brand you’ve been using since middle school has a recycling program! Outgrown your jacket or that pair of sneakers you only wore once? The North Face has a solution. Donate clothes or shoes from any brand, in any condition, and get a coupon to use in-store. This goes for both the retail and outlet locations, so get ready to shop.
While I usually donate my unwanted clothes directly to a charity, it’s nice to know shoppers have options for these items as well as empty makeup jars. Now, I want to hear what you think! Have a favorite store/charity to recycle with?
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