This past weekend we went to visit some close friends that live outside Charleston, SC. My friend Molly blogs about all her frugal finds and how they are fixing up and decorating their new home at Pennies ‘N Grace. Anyway, we both share a love for yard sales, thrift shopping, painted furniture, DIY, decorating, baking, pretty much everything! So you know when we get together we plan a thrift shopping trip!
I am so jealous of her area! She has like 15 Goodwill’s in a 30 mile radius – unbelievable! We visited 6 of them including a Goodwill outlet/clearance center and 2 other thrift stores.
Here was my haul!
2 sweaters for me.
2 scarves – one was $1.49, the other was included in 4 other items that I paid $1.19 for TOTAL at the Goodwill clearance center!
Games – all of these were $2.00 or less since some of them were half off.
Pillows were high on my list to find – I was hoping to find several gray/white/teal ones for our bedroom makeover and maybe some fall/Christmas pillows too. But I only came home with ONE pillow. But I do like it and for $1.99 it was a great deal.
This may seem insignificant but it was a HUGE find! I broke one of the lids to my glass canister jars a month or so ago. I bought a new jar at Walmart but held on to the extra jar hoping to find a replacement lid at a thrift store or online someplace. My friend saw this one on a shelf and it was half off and only $0.49! Yay!!
The purple one will definitely get a spray paint makeover but I loved these bird cages for décor around the house and for shower/party decorations too. They were $3 and $4 each.
2 large latching glass jars which I have already put to use in my pantry – $2 each. Found at separate Goodwill’s but they are basically matching!
And this was my last find – I was hoping to find some metal decorative wall pieces but only found this metal wall organizer thing. Paid $7.50 for it thanks to my friends 25% coupon she had for Goodwill.
Every state’s Goodwill system is totally different – my stores are priced higher overall than hers, BUT one color tag is 1/2 off each week. (For example kids clothes are $2.92 here and $2.29 there) Her stores are priced a bit lower, but no clothing is half off each week and housewares are numbered and anything below the # of the week is 1/2 off. AND she has a rewards card for Goodwill – after 250 points you get a 25% off your entire purchase coupon! Really wish Georgia Goodwill’s offered a reward card!
How does your state’s Goodwill work – rewards cards, 1/2 off sales?
So that’s our finds – we had a super fun day shopping together!! She got some Christmas presents for her kids too and found some good deals too. Sure wish I had that many Goodwill’s in our area! But I do love my Value Village so don’t think I would trade that for more Goodwill’s.
Have you ever done a Goodwill shopping spree day?