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Best Green Deal Sites - Eco Friendly Daily Deals Delivered Straight To Your Inbox!
The question here is....are you willing to pay full price for a product or service in the age of Groupon and LivingSocial?
Since Groupon's inception in 2008, there has been no looking back and frugal consumers are always scouring the internet to bag the best possible "deal of the day"! Look around you, there is a deal available for almost every product/service that might catch your eye! So why should the eco-conscious consumer be left out?
Here is a comprehensive list of most of the green deal websites available today (please add any new ones you come across in the comments section below).
Blissmo leads the way in the eco-deals space!
Founded by Sundeep Ahuja, this Groupon clone has partnered with several green sites and non-profits such as Care2, The Nature Conservancy, Fair Trade USA and The Sustainability Institute to offer eco friendly deals to green savvy consumers. Their deals are currently available in USA and Canada. You can get up to 70% discounts on organic and eco-friendly products through blissmo.com and through curated boxes delivered to your door monthly at blissmobox.com. Blissmo boxes contain a mix of eco friendly goodies from established as well as upcoming brands. Use their incredible discounts to save on your favorite eco-brands or discover something new!
Latest: Doesn't offer daily deals any longer! Only offers the monthly subscription Blissmobox.
"Green America's Seal of Approval recognizes companies showing deep commitments to people and the planet in their policies, practices and products. To receive the Seal, companies compete a rigorous screening process to verify their commitments to social and environmental responsibility. That's why you know that a deal from Green Deals is truly green." ~ GreenDeals.org
Besides featuring a main deal, Green Deals also features several discount coupons from Green America approved companies on their Green Coupons page. They have also started a Green Marketplace where you can now shop for your favorite green products online.
SaveGreenNow is from the founders of EcoHomeResource.com, a website dedicated to providing information on creating and maintaining a healthy and earth friendly lifestyle within the home and beyond. EcoHomeResource was chosen by The Time Magazine as one of the Best Designed Green Websites. Currently, the website offers national deals from green online businesses and local deals in the Los Angeles area. SaveGreenNow's mission ~ Making healthy, earth conscious living more affordable.
“Though many of us are very budget-conscious these days, we are also increasingly aware that the decisions we make everyday can and will make some sort of environmental impact. There are lots of earth-friendly alternatives out there. SaveGreenNow.com was created to be of service to a growing community of people concerned with their personal health as well as the greater health of the planet. After all, we are a microcosm of the greater whole and since we are all connected…well, that pretty much speaks for itself,” says Karen Moore, its founder and owner.
In addition to supporting great companies that provide eco-friendly/healthy products and services, SaveGreenNow donates 3% of the profits to a different environmental charitable organization each month.
Latest: SaveGreenNow does not offer daily deals any longer, however you can check out their parent site, EcoHomeResource.com for great tips on how to create and maintain a green lifestyle.
Ethical Deal offers eco friendly deals throughout North America (USA and Canada). Founded by Annalea, a social entrepreneur, Ethical Deal promises to help you discover your green city through daily deals from local green companies.
Neerg offers up to 75% discounts on eco friendly products ranging from organic food, eco- friendly clothing, organic and safe baby products, healthy cleaning and personal care products, and much more. Their goal ~ to make living an eco-friendly and healthy life as easy as possible.
Along with providing green deals, neerg also offers articles related to green living and donates 3% of its net sales back to the green space.
Latest: They have now partnered with GreenDeals.org.
Gather Green is a Los Angeles based green deals site. Their goal is to "help you find businesses in your neighborhood that think like you, businesses that care about the same social, economic, and environmental issues, and businesses that work to create value in your community rather than extract from it all they can." Presently they offer local deals in the Los Angeles area and national deals from online green merchants.
A short video on GatherGreen's mission
Green Top Box
Green Top Box is a San Francisco based green deals site offering local deals in San Francisco, Denver, online (nationally) and soon in Eugene. Founded by two yoga instructors, Michelle and Lynn, Green Top Box offers 40% - 90% discounts from green merchants.
Vegan Cuts goes a step ahead by focusing entirely on the vegan consumer! Their goal ~ to make it fun and easy for their members to discover new vegan products and shop vegan.
Vegan Cuts is run by a vegan couple, John and Jill, who really want to see more people shopping with vegan ethics. "A commitment to buying vegan food is a great start, but you can also make a positive difference by choosing vegan options when purchasing clothing, shoes, accessories, body care products and everyday household items. This is why Vegan Cuts features a range of vegan products and encourages members to shop vegan by promoting opportunities to save money while eschewing animal cruelty." ~ Vegan Cuts
Jill from Vegan Cuts featured on EcoVeganGal
LovingEco is about introducing the best and most innovative eco-friendly and healthy products and brands that you can discover without compromising on style. By working closely with the top brands, they bring you amazing discounts through private sales.
Latest: Looks like their website is not up any longer! Sorry!
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- 'Go Green' with Green Mobile Apps
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- Interview with Karen Moore - Founder and Owner of SaveGreenNow and EcoHomeResource
Meet Karen Moore, the founder and owner of 2 websites dedicated to green causes - EcoHomeResource and SaveGreenNow.
- Interview with Linda Miles - Owner of Fashion Green T Bags
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