Earth Day Freebies For Reducers and Reusers

Every day may be Earth Day for me, but that doesn't mean I can't stand a little hoopla and celebration for doing the things I do year-round. Bring my own tote bag to the grocery store? Check. Bring my reusable coffee mug instead of one-time use (and non-compostable) paper cups to the coffee bar? Check. Reuse old plastic bags? Check. And doing this will get me all kinds of free bonuses on Friday, April 22. Here are a few:

Free coffee at Starbucks and Peet's.At Starbucks, all you have to do is walk in the store with your own mug for a free cup of brewed coffee or tea, hot or iced. At Peet's, you'll have to buy one of their mugs (travel or ceramic, regular priced only) in order to get a free drink, but it can be any sort of drink, size medium.

Free tree at Lowe's (Saturday, April 23rd). The first 1 million customers who ask will get a free tree at a Lowe's near them. The website doesn't say which sort of trees, although the promotional photo for the giveaway shows a little boy holding a baby fir tree.