Shop Thrift or Consignment Stores | 31 Days to Find $1000

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Wednesday is my favorite day of week and not because it’s HUMP day–i t’s 50% off day at my favorite thrift store. . I have nothing against retail stores. I shop at them regularly, but I love to shop for clothing for myself and my girls at a local thrift store, especially ON WEDNESDAYS. Do you shop at thrift stores? 31 Days to Find $1000 Thrifting In the month of October, my challenge will be to find $1000.

Put Your Budget on a Diet: Saving Money by Living Medium

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Buy Store Brands. Believe it or not, those name brand foods, household goods, clothing, and accessories you buy can be found in the same aisles with the name of the store stamped on them. Megamarts like Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, Aldi’s, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, and even franchised grocery stores carry the same quality of goods that you’re used to buying, but they don’t carry the overhead costs that come with the big names. Most of the time, the store brand is a $.20


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Best Apps for Thrift Shopping (and Selling) Online

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Thrift shopping is making a comeback and we are loving it! That being said, in-person thrift stores aren’t always ideal. Some may not have a good thrift shop in their community, while others may prefer the convenience of shopping online. Whether you hope to buy or sell items, this post will share four of our favorite apps for thrifting from the comfort of your own home. Favorite Thrift Shopping Apps. Have you tried a thrifting app yet?

Wait, Don’t Buy That Yet!

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Spending our precious and all too limited time searching online and in stores. Sure I knew about the ‘White sales’ – the ones stores used to have in January on sheets and towels and such, but I really hadn’t a clue that there is a best time to buy many other things! Jewelry stores usually have excess inventory left over and no significant romantic events in January to get folks to buy, so you may find deals on diamonds after the holidays.

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Save Money: Buy These 7 Items Used

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We bought a lot of our son’s onesies and other items (including a crib) at a consignment shop. 8 Great Things that You Can Find at Thrift Stores 10 Steps To A Successful Garage Sale 5 Ways to Go Green and Save Money at the Same Time How to Shop for Furniture at Thrift Stores How to Save Money on Baby Costs. If you want to save money, one of the best options is to buy used.

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Have you ever bought a pair of shoes that looked really cute in the store, but ended up sitting in your closet? I’m always amazed by the amount store tags I see on clothing and household item at thrift stores. Research the store’s return policy for unused purchases without a receipt if you don’t have it. You will likely have to accept a store credit for the current price if you don’t have a receipt, but that’s better than nothing.

How To Update Your Wardrobe For Less

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Take your smartphone with you on your next shopping venture so you can google discounts and search price comparisons in the store. Thrift. If you have an uneasiness when it comes to “used” clothing, know that there are many different tiers of second hand stores. While the Salvation Army and Goodwill may require a bit more digging for quality wardrobe items, other consignment shops , like Second Time Around, have a strict pre-screening process. Shop Your Closet.

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Tips to Save on School Uniforms

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Many retailers offer coupons for their stores on a continual basis. Thrift stores and consignment stores are a great resource for polos, dress shirts, khakis or long pants. Look for second-hand stores near your child’s school for a greater chance of getting the exact items you need on your back to school shopping list. Tips to Save on School Uniforms.