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#CleanCouponing Twitter Chat on Earth Care Features Eco Author & Sierra Club

Clean Couponing is about being frugal with more than money.  If this month’s #CleanCouponing Twitter chat is about Earth Care, what would your shopping choices have to do with being frugal in this area?

I like to save money as much as the next person, and I also look for value in the quality of the food – for instance picking organically produced foods when I can, to protect my family’s health and to support farmers who are doing what’s right for our environment.  I appreciate brands that are mindful about the packaging they use so it creates as little waste as possible.

If you’re frugal with health, you might want to know about the connection between health and clean air, a key component of the cleaner energy movement to stem climate change while building healthier communities.

If you’re frugal with pre-teen and teen values, you might want to ask teacher and author Katy Farber about the motivation behind her new book, The Order of the Trees, which she’ll be giving away during our chat.

Earth Care can also mean avoiding the greenwashing that is rampant in the market today. So, while this #CleanCouponing chat is not sponsored and not designed to sell you anything in particular, we may have room for some honest conversation about avoiding greenwashing.  That, because if you are in #CleanCouponing mode, you have authentic values like caring for your family, being good stewards with the budget you have, and picking products that are useful, not wasteful.

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Please join us on Twitter Thursday night, April 9, from 9 to 10 pm Eastern, and follow both @CleanCouponing and @FlourSackMama as well as our special guests @SierraMidTN and @Non_Toxic_Kids.  Please use hashtag #CleanCouponing to join the conversation.

Here are a couple of suggested tweets you could use to tell your friends about our chat:

Care about kids? Join @Non_Toxic_Kids @SierraMidTN for Earth Care #CleanCouponing chat Thurs, April 9, 9 pm ET hosted by @FlourSackMama!

Ask @SierraMidTN about #ReChargeTVA at Thurs 9 pm Earth Care #CleanCouponing chat with @Non_Toxic_Kids @FlourSackMama @CleanCouponing & more!

Hope to chat with you soon!

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Green Valentine’s Day: Join us Tonight on Twitter for #EcoTipTue

What’s on your Valentine’s Day wish list?  Are you lavishing someone special with treats? What about goodies for children’s gift exchanges?  Do you love chocolate even more than, you know what?

It turns out that all Valentine’s Day chocolate is not created equally good for your sweetheart’s health or for the environment.  Before you go shopping, find out more tonight at the #EcoTipTue Twitter party on having a Green Valentine’s Day. Continue reading

Clean Couponing Alert: EcoBonus Program Expires Soon!

You may have heard about the fabulous program called EcoBonus that we raved about on FlourSackMama.com last year!  We even tried it, earning points for eco-friendly products we loved and getting coupons for clean couponing savings on the next store trip.

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Sadly, EcoBonus has announced it is shutting down this year.  The company asked us to tell you about this as a public service.

If you’re already in the EcoBonus program, you’ll want to hurry to redeem your points and get your rewards before they’re gone!  They say you have until the end of February to upload receipts via the EcoBonus app on your smart phone.  Then you have until the end of March to enter codes for perks from buying packages of Annie’s, Natures Gate and Seventh Generation.

EcoBonus says you have until the end of April to redeem your reward points.  But some of the best deals on rewards are already going fast.   You can see the detailed schedule and more here from EcoBonus.