The Comprehensive Guide to Green Shopping

Green ShoppingGreen shopping doesn’t have to mean sacrificing quality or paying more. In fact, you can buy environmentally-sound products and enjoy all cool features of online shopping: compare prices, find deals and coupon codes and read product reviews and ratings. Let’s save both money and this planet at the same time!

Below I am listing most useful resources that will help you locate best green deal and find relevant eco-friendly product you need.

User-Generated Green Deals is a user-generated site that offers you to both save money and live green. In general, it is a Digg-like community that allows users to submit green deals and vote for deals submitted by others. You can add and view green deals in a number of categories: clothing, food and drink, transportation, entertainment, etc.

The site also has a blog that is updated in two main categories:

  • “Green Product Reviews” covering earth-friendly products;
  • “Green Deals News” featuring new eco-friendly deals, coupons and freebies.

Green Deals Daily

Green Shopping Directory:

PriceGrabber Green Approved PriceGrabber has a separate section for green merchants. It highlights products that promote smart, sustainable, eco-friendly living. The site also claims to be giving 5% of all profits to a green charity of your choice! At PriceGrabber you will find a huge range of environmentally-sound products ranging from organic dresses to energy star laptops.

The products listed fall into one of the following categories:

  • Energy Star-compliant products (that will help you save money by saving energy);
  • Products made from organic or recycled materials;
  • Products made from environmentally-friendly materials (products that are both eco- and health-friendly);
  • Products made by noted environmentally-conscious companies, etc

PriceGrabber also maintains green blog featuring green deals and latest products.

PriceGrabber Green

Green Shopping Deals:

  • RedFlagDeals posts green promotional codes valid in Canada.
  • GoGreenDeals blog publishes one awesome deal per day. It features special offers in quite a number of popular categories.
  • Ecobunga seems to update not that often but it does look like a useful resource. You can find eco-friendly deals there as well as green contests and giveaways.
  • GreenMomFinds is a great blog featuring family- and earth-friendly deals, resources and events.


Comparison Green Shopping:

PristinePlanet is a comparison shopping tool allowing you to view any product reviews and compare prices of similar products. Choose the site search platform or browse by categories to locate the product you are interested in, click “similar products” link and you will see the table of all items of the type by various manufacturers. You can thus compare prices and choose the most suitable item for you. Strangely, there is no “Electronics ” and “Computers” categories at the site though.

GreenGenius is another green shopping resource that offers price comparison feature. The site seems useful but is really slow.

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