Get 15% discount vouchers from H&M while doing some good for the world!

I was shopping in H&M recently and noticed these green boxes by the counter. I didn't know what they were about until I checked their website and found out that it was part of an awesome initiative by H&M where you get to give away old clothes in exchange for discount vouchers! H&M is doing this as part of their effort to reduce the amount of clothes that ends up in landfills, which is just fantastic.

Ok so this is how it works:

  1. Collect clothes you want to give away.
  2. Bring a maximum of TWO shopping bags full of clothes of to H&M.
  3. Look for the big green box by the counter. Make sure you see someone at the counter with your bags.
  4. You will be given a 15% discount voucher for one item for each bag that you give. 
  5. You will then likely go a little crazy wanting to try on at least a dozen outfits and will be told that you can only bring in 7 items into the changing room, and have intense arguments in your head about the virtues of distressed high-waisted shorts and its appropriateness for a woman your age. Or maybe that's just me, I don't know.

Coincidentally, I've been spring-cleaning, so I had a bunch of clothes to give away. I've collected (and used! LOL) three vouchers already. And I have at least one more bag to send off sometime this week (one of the downsides of losing a lot of weight is that your clothes won't fit anymore. Hahaha look at me lying like it's a downside!).

I've been giving my clothes away to be recycled in those ubiquitous recycling bins around my neighborhood, which is great too. But H&M is offering 15% discounts, and that's too awesome to pass up. Since I'm kiasu, I bought big-ticket items so the 15% had more value :p Ya la, RM20 discount VS RM0.50 discount, you tell me which one more worth it? #kiasu #asian

How many of you are running off to your closets right now? LOL. Make sure to check out the H&M website for more details!