This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Trick Or Treat Me Blog by Tetra Pak. All opinions are 100% mine.
Recently I've had a bug for finding discounts on organic foods, challenging myself to save between 10 and 20 percent on groceries each time I go to the store. I don't always succeed, but with more organic brands branching out into social media marketing and online coupon sites, it really isn't hard to come by discounts on products that are better for you, and better for the earth. Vance recently brought home a huge stack of Organic Valley coupons after the environmental expo at Pinecastle a couple of weeks ago, which has already saved us about $10 off of our weekly groceries.
Virtuous as it may be for the two of us to live a healthy lifestyle, buy organic, and save money doing it, when it comes to Halloween it's almost impossible. Publix has acres of shelf space devoted to absolute junk (delicious, delicious junk) right now, and it's tempting to just pick up a couple pounds of the stuff and be done with it. I don't want to be that house — the one kids spread the word about, where the granola-eating liberals are handing out organic apples and bags of trail mix instead of the usual sugary jackpot.
Turns out I'm not alone in this. Tetra Pak has put together a blog and coupon site specifically for health-conscious Halloweeners and tree-huggers like me. The Trick Or Treat Me Blog has two coupons for chocolate milk and two ways to send micro-donations to the World Wildlife Fund without taking out your wallet. (Of course, I hope you pick the organic coupon, but I'm biased). Either way, the milk cartons are recyclable and made from renewable resources. And while you may be thinking, "milk is the lamest Halloween loot I've ever heard of," I know at least one trick-or-treeter that would trade a Snickers the size of his head for a carton of chocolate milk. (I'm looking at you, Luke.)
I used the site to send a 10¢ donation to the WWF and a custom e-card to Vance with some random photos I took from my Flickr stream. The site was a bit clunky to navigate but the result was amusing enough to warrant the effort.
If you're not interested in the coupons or the e-card, Tetra Pak will still make a 10¢ donation to World Wildlife Fund for every trick or treat you tweet out with Twitter (up to $30,000). Trick Or Treat Me on Twitter to send a little love their way.