I love Thrift Stores, especially in the winter when garage sale season is non-existent. But even at the thrift stores, my frugal eyes are on the lookout! There is no way; 6 bucks for this shirt goes back on the rack!
Here are 5 Tips to save you MORE at the Thrift Stores!
When you enter the store, check what color is on sale that day. If they do not do a color code, ask what the special of the day is.
Then to maximize your savings, only look at items in that category. But always look at these items first! Ex. Good Will has their sign right up on the front door, and many of the kid’s clothes are $1, so when blue things are 50% off, you will get shirts for $0.50! And that’s the amount I like to pay:)
Sign up for their rewards program
Goodwill and Volunteers of America do this. After spending x amount of money, you get a percentage off usually. Goodwill, they just ask for your number, and Volunteers of America has a punch card. ( or at least they did a month or two ago; I haven’t used mine in that long)
Follow the store on social media
Follow their social media pages and websites for coupons or extra savings days, or new items they receive. For example, volunteers of America have coupons that change every month and are available to print.
Check out Online Stores
Shop their online stores. Goodwill has theirs here. You can find their stores on their websites or social media accounts. ReStore ( Habitat for Humanity) often post its new items on its Facebook pages. Many will let you buy with just a click!
Plus you can shop so many used clothing items online now- with websites like Thredup– which is a really fun used clothing website.
Look for Goodwill Clearance Stores ” Dirty Goodwill”
This is one of the goldmines but if you haven’t heard of Goodwill clearance stores- this is life-changing. Check to see if you have a ‘Dirty Goodwill”. They aren’t all over the place but if you have on near you- the price is per pound of clothing. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and start digging for deals.
Use Pinterest, Baby! Let your mind be open to some pieces that could become something fantastic in your home. Let yourself try something new and enjoy.
If you are looking for furniture or home decor, there are usually many great finds, and when they are a bit outdated, they just need a makeover! With Pinterest and YouTube, anyone can have some fun trying to repurpose an item!