Target’s Earth Month Celebration – Frugal Novice

Target’s Earth Month Celebration

Anyone that knows me knows that I love Target. Like, love it. One of the perks of our house to me was that it’s only a 5-minute drive to get to one. Our boys will request to go to Target for fun, because they love getting popcorn & ICEEs and going to look at the toy section. The love of Target is hereditary, I guess.

Well, here’s another reason to love Target – They’re giving away reusable bags, made from 100% recyclable Tyvek material, at Target stores nationwide on April 17 (while supplies last).

I love these bags and the fact that they’re made out of recycled material – and moms, are you as excited as I am about the long strap on this bag? When I’m shopping my hands are almost always full holding our boys’ hands, so carrying shopping bags can be a hassle and a pain. The fact that I can wear this bag over my shoulder? Awesome!!

In addition, Target always offers a 5-cent discount for guests off their total purchase per reusable bag. Since November 2009, Target has saved guests nearly $2 million through the 5-cent discount program. Target joins its guests, team members and partners in making environmental commitments everyone can keep. For more information about Target’s sustainability commitments, visit

Shawn Gensch, Target’s vice president of Marketing, said, “From how we build our stores to the way we interact with our guests, environmental sustainability at Target is integrated throughout our business. As part of Target’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, our Earth Month activities are designed to remind our guests of the many ways we can all make small changes, which together make a big difference.”

Target’s Earth Month celebration also includes an online boutique at where guests can purchase sustainable products,receive sustainable decorating tips from Sabrina Soto, download coupons to use at their local Target store and enter for a chance to win the home makeover sweepstakes with Sabrina Soto. The sweepstakes also will offer hundreds of other prizes, including:

  • Eco vacations, including air transportation and hotel accommodations;
  • A chance to design your own line of environmentally friendly cleaning products;
  • $5,000 worth of energy-smart lighting and/or appliances; and
  • Giveaways of top Earth Month products

They’re also offering deals on sustainable products in the weekly ad, available April 17-23.

Be sure and visit your local Target on April 17 (this coming Sunday!) to get your free bag (don’t forget, supplies are limited, so get there early)!


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  • Mari April 13, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    I will definitely stop by target to pick one up. I have found that on several occasions, that their prices are more competitive than walmart. Plus, they have a better selection of products and a cleaner store. I like that when I use my own bags I get a 5 cent discount.

  • Matt April 13, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Didn’t know about this. But we will definitely go to our local Target and pick one up. Thanks for the info!

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  • christin April 17, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I so wish I wasn’t so tired…I so want one of those bags but I imagine they are gone by this point. I think it is/was awesome of them to do that!