Saturday, May 12, 2012


A couple of months back my friend and sister introduced me to this website called Recyclebank. It's basically a website that promotes eco-friendly products, how to be more eco-friendly, etc. While you are learning about all of these eco-friendly things you have the ability to earn points. For example there's always little videos on the side that teaches you about things and then gives you a quiz question at the end. You don't even have to get the question right to get the points! All the really matters is that you're learning.

Recyclebank is working towards a world without waste by rewarding people for taking everyday green actions. It’s free to join and as easy as 1, 2, 3. Earn points for taking everyday green actions, redeem them for great rewards, and learn ways to save money and live greener every day! (from the website)

After you have accumulated a certain numbers of points you can redeem them for prizes. They have stuff like coupons, gift cards, magazine subscriptions, etc. I personally think (and also the main reason for this post) that the magazine subscriptions are the one of the best rewards on Recyclebank. Currently they have one year subscriptions to Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Oprah, Popular Mechanics, etc.

The thing about Recyclebank is that points are easily earned so you wanted a free subscription to any of the magazine mentioned it wouldn't even take you that long! Right now they have their Passport for the Planet where a map of the world shows up. On the maps are these icons that you would click. A pop up window will come up and you read what each country is doing in their efforts to be more environmentally friendly. Once you've read it, you have the opportunity to pledge, take a quiz, etc. to earn your points. You earn 10-15 points for each one that you read. I'm not exactly sure how many icons there are but there must be at least 12+. Along with these Passport for the Planet points and the points you earn from the videos on the side you can easily get at least one or two magazine subscriptions!

I've received Popular Mechanics and Harper's Bazaar in the mail so I know it's not a scam. I've recently redeemed my points for Marie Claire and a couple others that hopefully will come in the mail soon. Although, I'm not sure if they'll send your magazine internationally? I know that with Whole Living it was only within the USA but with the others they give you a code and you redeemed for it through the magazine's website. It's best to ask on their Facebook page or send them an email if you live outside the USA.

Anyway, so.........basically I just wanted to tell you guys that if you want free magazine subscriptions you can easily obtain them just learning how to be more eco-friendly. =)