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RecycleBank Codes Points

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.

Join RecycleBank

  • Visit
  • Click on “Earn Points
  • Go to Register and create your account

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):

  • HappyBaby FREE Product Coupon :: 50 Points :: Grocery & Food
  • Coca-Cola $1 Product Coupon :: 10 Points :: Grocery & Food
  • Cascadian Farm $2 Product Coupon :: 20 Points :: Grocery & Food
  • Sam’s Club FREE $25 Gift Card w/ Membership :: 100 Points :: Grocery & Food
  • Seventh Generation FREE Dish Liquid Coupon :: 50 Points :: Grocery & Food
  • $4 off $20 CVS Store Coupon :: 40 Points :: Pharmacy
  • CVS B1G1 FREE Bag Tag Coupon (receive credit for reusing bags) :: 25 Points :: Pharmacy

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 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!

I have added a print link at the top since there is a lot of information in this post. You will need to click over from the email or the feed to use the print function.

by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on December 28, 2009


  • Damion Hankejh - December 28, 2009 @ 3:41 pm

    Greetings Andrea,

    Thanks for mentioning RecycleBank’s nonprofit Donations Program powered by ActiveCause. Over 200 nonprofits and schools nationwide participated in the program during its first year, from Nature Conservancy and Americares to local organizations like Osseo Area Schools and Stockton Elementary School.

    If you cannot find your favorite community nonprofit in the program, ask them to register for consideration at the link below:

    Kind regards,
    Damion Hankejh, CTO

  • teresa - December 29, 2009 @ 3:12 pm

    I would like an invite to
    thank you!

  • Jamie - December 29, 2009 @ 8:33 pm

    Thanks for the post! I joined, got my 100 points, and then filled out a form to recycle my old broken phone for 240 more points. Looks like they have some really useful rewards. :D

  • Frank Nue - December 30, 2009 @ 1:20 pm

    As mentioned above Kashless is a pain. The entire process seems silly and really just aggrigates all of craigslist stuff. Don’t bother to waste your time for a few points. In my opinion, it’s a membership grab on Kashless’s part.

    • Andrea Deckard - December 30, 2009 @ 1:38 pm

      Frank, thanks for that perspective. It does remind me a lot of Freecycle. I’m sure since they are new they do want to get additional members so offering the points is a way to do it. It’s kinda cool that they are partnered with RecycleBank though. Any way to promote recycling is definitely a good thing since I’m just now focusing on that more myself. Thanks for commenting!

  • Patricia Mont - January 15, 2010 @ 1:20 pm

    I have an active recyclebank acccount-can I still get points to activate kashless? If so, could I have a referral?


    • Andrea Deckard - January 15, 2010 @ 1:46 pm

      Hi Patricia, it looks like your email addy is already registered with Kashless. However, you can refer your friends and get the 20 Points for referrals along with the many other ways to earn points at both Kashless and Recyclebank!

  • Michele Brosius - January 15, 2010 @ 6:31 pm

    Hi Please send me an invite.
    Thanks for all the great resources!@!@

  • Erin - February 09, 2010 @ 11:21 pm

    Can you send me a referral for Kashless?

  • Cyndi - February 21, 2010 @ 5:11 pm

    I already signed up for recycle bank and kashless. Now I found out there is a trash service in my area that gives me points to recycle. Do you know how to add this service to recycle bank now that I already signed up?

  • Christine - November 26, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

    Is Kashless closed down for good or can I also get a referral?

  • Cyndi - February 18, 2011 @ 1:41 pm

    Is still a good source?

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