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

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The 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.

Read more: 49 ways to sell your old stuff for the most cash

Here’s how to get rewarded for recycling

Fortunately, Kyle from has compiled a list of popular stores that will give you either gift cards or coupons 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 $10 merchandise card

Best Buy: Bring various types of used electronics to trade in for a Best Buy gift card

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

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 equipment 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 $2 back in rewards per recycled ink cartridge when you make a $10 qualifying purchase during the same month

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.

Read more: How to recycle your old technology for cash

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