This is a guest post by Jeannette Bezinque from Eco Incognito . She is a stay-at-home-mom to two delightful baby girls. She is fascinated about green living and loves discovering new ways to be more eco friendly. For her, that means Earth-friendly and pocket-friendly. You can read her blog, Eco Incognito , for tips and advice about raising children with a nod to the environment.
Let’s face it, eco friendly stuff costs a lot of money. Most products quickly make up for the cost by being higher quality, lasting longer, or providing more nutritional value. If you choose to buy new items that are eco-friendly, there are plenty of ways to save money! To save big green while going green, know when to shop, what to buy, and how to get the most bang for the buck out of each product.
Did you know that there are Daily Deal sites just like Zulily for green-minded consumers? Even Zulily frequently sells eco-friendly products like cloth diapers or organic cotton baby clothes, so if you haven’t already signed up, it’s a fun place to start.
JPSelects has all the Eco Deals in one place. The best part of joining that site is that when you refer friends, you’ll get a $25 credit when they make a purchase.
PureCitizen has the best deals on health and beauty, plus they link up other deals for subscription services on those monthly sample boxes everyone likes to receive.
EthicalDeal is considered the Groupon of Green Living.
Next up, check out Ecobabybuys.com for 40-70% off anything from Amber teething necklaces to toxin-free sunscreen.
GreenDeals features new products all the time. Lots of ways to save 20-40% off. Use code GREENFRIENDS5 for an extra $5 off your first order!
PlumDistrict is full of great deals. Often you can stack a coupon from the site with the deal to make it nearly free. I used to shop it more frequently and was very happy with what I found and the featured brands.
I love Abe’s Market because it is a wholesale collection of many eco-friendly shops, just like Amazon. They have great deals around every Holiday and you can find housewares, baby gear, and even food there. Plus, there is a way to sample some of their items for practically free. Check out how to order an almost-free sample from Abe’s Market.
Vitacost.com is an online warehouse with deals on everything you need for a healthy lifestyle. Looking for a reputable distributor of coconut oil? This is it. You’ll get $10 off your first order when you sign up through the link.
At the end of the day, the best way to save money is to use everything you have effectively. Pay close attention to portion sizes on concentrated goods and think of ways to use every product as thoroughly as possible, inside and out. I hope these deals help you find some new ways to be eco-friendly that you may not have thought of before. Simply taking steps to learn about green-living is great way to get started. Ask questions, join discussions, and have fun. They don’t call it eco FRIENDLY for nothing!