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Trade-in & Get Credit
March 14, 2012, 4:22 PM
Filed under: Financial tips, helpful household hints, Trade-ins | Tags: ,

Spring is in the air and its time to empty out those old desk drawers and closets. Here’s some hot tips on turning trash to treasure and saving landfills from filling up with used electronics.

Got a used up printer cartridge? Drop it off at the Service desk at any Staples and get $2 store credit towards anything in the store ( http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/products/3dollar_inkrecycle/ ). You’ll need a Staples Reward card for the credit, but picking one up is quick and easy at the store.

How about those outdated cell phones, and video games that still work, but just aren’t practical anymore? The NextWorth trade-in program at Target allows you to trade-in your new or used iPod, iPhone, video game, GPS system, camera, mobile phone and DVDs and Blu-ray discs for a Target GiftCard! Go to the Target website ( http://sites.target.com/site/en/spot/page.jsp?title=nextworth ) to find a link to the calculator which will help you to estimate the value of your item. No Target near you? No worries, the link will also set you up with a pre-paid shipping label. In 10-14 days you’ll receive a Target GiftCard for the approved value which is good for either in-store purchases or at Target.com!

Got a mp3 player or cell phone that is not even worth the room it takes up? Be green and and drop it off at your local recycle bin at Target ( http://hereforgood.target.com/environment/sustainable-living/ ).

For other treasures in need of a new home, don’t forget local consignment shops or upcoming community flea markets. Then sit back and enjoy the new found space and extra cash in your pocket. : )
Happy Spring !! : )

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