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IYR Stores Take “Green” to the Next Level for Earth Day

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This Wednesday, April 22, 2015 will be the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. To celebrate, Idaho Youth Ranch thrift stores are launching our new paperless receipt option and rolling out new smart-phone friendly discount coupons. And in the Treasure Valley, we’re also partnering with Uber on a special clothing donation pickup offer for local Uber users. Read on for all the details.

NEW Paperless eReceipts

Beginning Wednesday, April 22, customers can opt to get register receipts by email at checkout instead of a printed register receipt.

It may not seem like a few inches of cash register tape per customer would make a difference—but it really adds up! Last year, just by redesigning and decreasing the size of our printed receipts by 4.5 inches, Idaho Youth Ranch thrift stores saved 966,174 square feet of paper—the equivalent of 14.9 trees!

Now we’re taking that paper savings even further by offering eReceipts. If just 20% of our thrift customers switched from paper receipts to eReceipts, we could save 579,704.54 square feet of paper each year (about 9 trees worth).

If all our customers switched to eReceipts, IYR thrift stores could save at least 2.9 million square feet of paper (about 44 trees) each year.

Besides the good feeling about saving trees and paper, there is another great benefit of choosing email receipts. They’ll give you a convenient way to keep track of your “roundup” donations (round up the total to the nearest dollar, turning what would have been the change into an extra donation) for tax purposes.

NEW Phone-Friendly Discount Coupons

And speaking of discounts, starting on Earth Day, IYR’s online store discount coupons will be available digitally. That’s right- instead of having to download and print out our coupons customers can redeem coupons by scanning their smart phones at checkout. Watch our website at http://www.youthranch.org/stores/promotions  or our Facebook page on April 22 for the first smart-phone-friendly coupon for 20% off one item, valid until May 31, 2015.

Clothing Donation Pickups, Courtesy of Uber

For Treasure Valley customers, Uber has generously offered to support IYR with FREE clothing donation pickups for Uber customers during the week of Earth Day, from Monday, April 20, through Friday, April 24. Please note: You need to have an Uber account and be in the Treasure Valley service area to participate. To request a pickup or create your own Uber account visit https://get.uber.com/go/IDYOUTHRANCH.

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