Save money and help the environment

October 9, 2009 10:16:55 AM PDT
Worldwide Stereo stores are having their own Cash for Clunkers program.

Bring an old TV or other electronic device into either of the WorldWide Stereo locations in Montgomeryville or Ardmore.

In return, they'll give you credit toward purchasing something new that's more energy efficient.

"The new LCD panels are rated now for a lot less energy consumption," explains David Barrickman, of the Ardmore store. "So our thought was let's bring in your own clunker and we'll use that to offset the price of something new that uses less electricity."

Rebate amounts will depend on the "clunker's" blue-book price and condition.

Saving money while going green is also the aim of a new website called Switchthebulb.com.

An interactive map on the site gives you access to a state-by-state directory.

It shows incentive programs offered by utilities and retailers for people who switch from incandescent to compact fluorescent bulbs.

Finally, there's a big event set for the Old Pine Community center this Sunday that also combines the concepts of reusing and recycling with saving money.

It's the second annual Philadelphia Swap-O-Rama-Rama. anyone willing to pay $20 and donate some gently used clothes gets admission to the event.

Once inside, everyone swap clothes, taking home as much as they want.

And there are workshops where you can get tips on making older garments trendy and unique.

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