April 22 is Earth Day, a day when citizens of the world pause to focus on climate literacy and environmental education. With the loss of 56 acres of forest per minute and the disappearance of so many species, scientists consider our current time to be the Earth's sixth period of mass extinction.
The good news is, this spring holiday dedicated to the planet offers all kinds of way to save money — money you can instead donate to a nature-related cause of your choice. Check out these great ways to save money while celebrating Earth Day 2017.
Food and Restaurant Deals for Earth Day 2017
Whether you're dining in or grabbing your order to go, you can eat for less this Earth Day.
- Applebee's: You can take $5 off the first Carside to Go order you place either online or through the app when you spend $25 or more. Use coupon code 5OFF25.
- EVOS: Evos is honoring its network of organic farmers by giving away free organic milkshakes this Earth Day.
- IHOP: You don't need a coupon code to get a free kids' meal when you purchase an adult entree.
- Marco's Pizza: If your order is $20 or more before taxes, you can save $4 by using coupon code save420 through April 30.
Earth Day Sales on Apparel and Accessories
Whatever your style, Earth Day presents an opportunity to save at your favorite retailers.
- Angara: Spend more than $1,499 and get free shipping plus a free jewelry gift through April 30 with coupon code AFDIAMOND.
- Carter's: Take 20 percent off orders of $40 or more through April 30 with coupon code CART0417.
- Swim Outlet: Save as much as 60 percent on swim gear and accessories this April.
Home and Lifestyle Sites Offering April Discounts
Some Earth Day sales take place on websites that sell just about everything.
- April Cornell: No coupon code is necessary to save as much as 50 percent through the April's Attic sale.
- Eco Promotional Products: The eco-friendly site is offering a variety of Earth Day 2017 specials, including deep savings on everything from recycled Frisbees to personalized flower pots.
- The Lakeside Collection: The April Showers sale lets you save as much as 75 percent through the end of the month. No coupon necessary.
- Positive Promotions: The site is promoting a wide range of specials for Earth Day 2017, all of which fit into the theme of eco-friendly educational tools for both adults and children.
Also See: 10 Ways to Save Money in April
Miscellaneous Earth Day 2017 Savings, Deals and Discounts
Just because it doesn't fit into a category doesn't mean it's not a great Earth Day deal.
- AbeBooks: Take up to half off merchandise, books and art through the AbeBooks April's Booksellers Sales deal, which last through April 28.
- BH Cosmetics: You don't need a coupon code to take as much as 30 percent extra off eye shadow palettes, brush kits and more. The deal is not just good for Earth Day, but through the entire month of April.
- Fat Quarter Shop: Whether it's quilting, knitting or patchwork, all your creative needs are 20 percent off sitewide through the end of April.
- GoDaddy: You can save 87 percent on .com domain names and take advantage of $2 private registrations through the month of April with coupon code cjcrmn2cp.
- Ikea: Ikea is wrapping a whole bunch of specials and deals into its sustainable event this Earth Day, which takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 22. The Swedish chain is offering coupons in exchange for gently used furniture, 20 percent off renewable bamboo items and free energy efficient LED lightbulbs in addition to other promotions.
- National Park Service: Going for a hike is among the best fun and free Earth Day activities. For a change of scenery, head to your nearest National Park. The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday by waiving the entry fee for all parks for several weekends of the year, including April 22-23.
- Rockler: As part of National Woodworking Month, the woodworking superstore is hosting a spring clearance sale that runs through Earth Day.
- Udemy: Don't just improve the Earth this April, improve yourself with continued education. All Udemy courses are just $19 through the end of the month with coupon code APRUDEMY17.
Earth Day is April 22, but for those who are truly environmentally conscious, every day is a celebration of the planet and all of its inhabitants. At its core, Earth Day is about saving. While you're out saving the planet, don't be afraid to save a little money as well.