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These 16 stores will reward you for recycling old phones, clothes and more


Mike Timmermann

Next time you go to your favorite mall or shopping center, be on the lookout for stores that will offer you rewards in exchange for your old stuff!

Some stores will have recycling bins on display, but other retailers won’t make their trade-in programs so obvious.

Here’s how to get rewards for your old stuff!

Fortunately, Kyle from has compiled a list of popular stores that will give you either gift cards, coupons or points for hauling in your old electronics, clothing and more.

Here are some of those money-saving offers:

American Eagle: Drop old shoes or clothing into the recycling box at the store and get $5 off your next pair of jeans.

Apple Store: If your donated Apple-branded item qualifies for “reuse,” receive a gift card for the item’s fair market value.

AT&T: Turn in old phones and tablets for a gift card.

AutoZone: Recycle your old car battery for a $5 merchandise card.

Best Buy: Multiple offers on all types of electronics, including 10% off a Samsung TV when you recycle a qualifying TV.

Eileen Fisher: Get a $5 reward card for each recycled item of Eileen Fisher garments.

H&M: Donate a bag of clothing (any brand) and get a 15% off voucher for a future purchase. Maximum of two coupons per day.

Kiehl’s:  Bring your full-size empty bottles back to receive a stamp toward a free travel-size product.

Levi’s Store: Drop off any brand of clothing or footwear to receive a coupon for 20% off a regular-priced item.

Lush: Bring back five empty and clean pots for a free face mask.

MAC Cosmetics: Return six MAC primary packaging containers for a free lipstick.

Madewell: Bring in your unwanted jeans for a $20 off coupon toward the purchase of a new pair.

Microsoft Store: Bring in any brand of electronics for appraisal and receive a store credit for the product’s value.

The North Face: Drop off any clothing or footwear to receive a $10 reward toward a future purchase of $100 or more.

Office Depot/Max: Get 200 reward points for every ink or toner cartridge that you recycle.

Staples: Rewards members get $2 in rewards for bringing in empty ink or toner cartridges.

If any of these offers caught your attention, follow the links provided above to each retailer’s website to read the terms and conditions before you take your old stuff to the store.

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