Black Friday has turned into a huge event in the United States. Retailers have even gone as far this year to start their sales on Thanksgiving Day.
You and I can turn Black Friday Green. For starters, really consider whether you need any items before you go out to shop the sales. The greenest purchase is the one you don’t make. After that, durability is key to being green. Buying something that lasts means you won’t have to replace it for a long time, if ever.
Another thing you can do is shop local. If you wait until Saturday, you can shop during American Express’s Small Business Saturday to enjoy specials at small business in your neighborhood. We hear some will have tasty treats and entertainment for shoppers on Saturday.
If you still must shop on Black Green Friday, consider avoiding the traffic and crowds by shopping online. You can find small craftsmen and other eco-friendly sites with great deals. Our own Solar Panel Jewelry is providing free shipping for Green Friday. Use the coupon code GREENFRIDAY to get free shipping (US Domestic Only) from now through Cyber Monday (11/28).
Here are some additional green shopping ideas from fellow green bloggers:
If you must shop during the big sales, here are some tips to staying reasonable from Freebies 4 Mom.
Another great place to find handmade and vintage items is on Etsy.
What are you doing for Black Green Friday?
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