We spend $8.00 per month to have recycle bank recycling service at our house. This is an OUTSTANDING service. They come to your house once a week and pick up all the recycles in this huge bin. They take everything except glass & children. You don’t sort it, just toss it in.
When the truck picks it up, they weigh your bin and you get a certain # of points per pound. You then go to their website, log in and spend your points.
Ive picked up some great coupons to use at the grocery store. We ended up getting free Kraft ranch dressing, toilet paper, etc… I was excited about this service because we were running to the local recycle station 1-2 times per week. About a month ago, I discovered that you could exchange your recycle bank points for coke codes points. This is so exciting to me!
Coke codes take along time to add up. You only get 3 points per lid. We don’t drink a lot of soda, so it takes a little time. But, this is another great opportunity to get free stuff! I have 2 free magazine subscriptions from saving up code code points. Can you tell I like FREE stuff or a great deal? Who doesn’t, right? Anyway, for 250 recycle bank points, you get 150 coke code points. You can only redeem 2 per month. So it took me a month, but it was worth the wait to save up close to 1100 coke code points. You are probably wondering where Im going with all this talk of points. I searched and searched the coke code site for the best deal to use all of those points on. My kids BOTH have birthdays next week and just like everyone else in the world $$$ is tight, especially with them starting school next week. So, I found the perfect deal! for 1100 coke code points I got a $25.00 credit to use at the Nike store online. Now I know what you are thinking, Nike is expensive, what is $25.00 going to do for 2 kids??
Again I searched for the best deal possible. At the Nike store online with your 1st purchase you get FREE shipping. I found both of the kids 2 shirts each. These were under the last chance tab. They are great! My grand total at Nike was 35.96 for 4 t-shirts. I spent $10.96 for 4 great shirts! I’m so excited!!
That is why I decided to share this idea with you all. Recycling is great for our Planet & now thanks to Recycle Bank you can get rewarded for it too. According to their website, my total recycling weighs as much as a baby Orca whale.
Do you have any great ways to save $$ to share with the rest of us? Dont be shy! Leave a comment. Thanks for reading!