Archives for March 2012

Recycle Old Infant Car Seats

Did you know that you can recycle old infant car seats? Thanks to the Recycling Association of Minnesota, a program put in place in 2011 allows residents of the metro area to recycle infant car seats at one of three convenient locations. For more details about this program, visit Car Seat Recycling.

Ever wonder what we at the TireZoo do with old tires? We recycle, and you can read, “The Life Cycle of a Tire.”

 

Comparing Today’s Prices to 20 and 40 years ago

How do the rising cost of gas and groceries compare to decades ago?
While we have to take inflation into consideration, it’s always interesting to look back on the average prices and compare with today’s counterparts. In case you were wondering, we put together a few interesting comparisons.

Today- 2012

Average price of gallon of gas in MN: $3.60
Current cost of postage stamp: $.45
Minimum Wage About: $7.25
Gallon of Milk: $4.09
Dozen Eggs: $1.69

20 years ago – 1992

Average price of gallon of gas: $1.10
Cost of postage stamp: $.29
Minimum Wage About: $4.25
Gallon of Milk: $2.78
Dozen Eggs: $.93

40 years ago – 1972

Average price of gallon of gas: $.55
Cost of postage stamp: $.18
Minimum Wage About: $1.60
Gallon of Milk: $1.20
Dozen Eggs: $.52

For what items do you think the prices have stayed amazingly low or affordable?

There are still great ways to save, and if tires are something you need, let us help you save money on new or used tires. We have tire coupons available on our website, and we frequently post articles about other ways for families to save, like our recent post “Budget Now and Travel Later”.

Visit the Minnesota Zoo for Free

Tire Zoo

Hurry!

Until Friday, March 16th, you can gain free admission to the Minnesota Zoo when you bring old cell phones to recycle. Not only is the act of recycling cell phones important, but you can enjoy a day of fun the whole family will enjoy.

According to the information provided by the Minnesota Zoo, “One admission per cell phone donation, valid for either child, senior or adult admission. Free admission applies only on the day of your cell phone donation.”

To find out more about this promotion and get all the details, visit the Minnesota Zoo Press Release.

Speaking of zoo’s, do you know how the TireZoo got its name? Find out now!

photo credit: Hugo Quintero

TireZoo Spanish Page Added

We’ve added a page to our website that highlights what we do, the coupons we offer, and other trademark services that have been translated into Spanish for our Spanish speaking customers. You can find the new page here.

If you’d like to write a review for us in Spanish, it would be much appreciated by us and helpful to our Spanish speaking customers. Reviews can be submitted here.