Last year, I shared how we recycled our cans and earned a few bucks for the boys. At the time, the aluminum was going for $.60 a pound (it is much less now). We have taken small steps to separate the recyclables from other trash. I will admit, for a while I think we were the only family on our street NOT putting out the red bin. Baby steps… (-:
When I shared our recycling efforts, I mentioned RecycleBank as well.
Once your registration is complete, you will see the 100 points show in the top left corner. You can always click on the “My Account” tab and see the credit as well.
Points = Rewards
Trading your points for Rewards is easy! Just select the “Get Rewards” tab and click on the category you are interested in receiving a reward. There are several to choose from and they change frequently. So, it may be here today (as I write this) but could be gone tomorrow. From what I understand, they restock the availability, so that same prize could return the next day.
Here are a few good rewards you could immediately receive with your 100 points (currently available):
There are several more rewards, but those are some of the better ones. After browsing the Online Retailer discounts, I wouldn’t recommend trading points in for any of the current rewards. The discounts look similar to the coupons offered in the Entertainment Book. Since you get your money’s worth from the book, I would save your points on some of the great coupons above.
Another category worth perusing is Donations. You can donate your points in cash equivalents through a non-profit active in the ActiveCause.com database. There are many worthy causes mentioned. I noticed public schools are listed in this Donation category too. This could be a great way to give to your school if they are set up as a recipient with ActiveCause. You could even share this idea with your school and educate the community on the RecycleBank program. The whole community could be involved and trade points for rewards to help the school!
There is a comprehensive RecycleBank FAQ listed here.
That was a lot of information! It is a great way to earn points for great rewards. In the future, if I see bonus codes or other great coupons, I will be sure to share with you!
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