Kelly the Culinarian: September Savings Day Six:: Get to Know Goodwill

Sunday, September 6, 2009

September Savings Day Six:: Get to Know Goodwill

I know, this will start some heads shaking. Goodwill is not just for those who are down on their luck. Your purchase supports their mission of providing training and jobs for those who could use assistance.

As for the products, I’ve found that a used picture frame looks just as nice as a new one, and a used book reads just the same as one from Borders.

I also purchase a significant portion of my clothes used. First thing, though, they go out to sit in the sun and then I wash everything before it comes into my home. Then it’s just the same as every other piece of clothing I own.

If you live in the Chicagoland area, make sure to sign up for Club Goodwill. I often receive coupons for $5 off a $25 purchase and you receive a discount for purchases more than $20. This pairs nicely with their discount tags days. In my area, the store offers 50 percent off the price of a certain color tag on Sundays and Mondays. You can’t believe the great finds I’ve gotten there, including holiday tins for $.18 and Ann Taylor slacks for $2.

1 comment:

Alissa said...

I LOVE Goodwill, with a passion some reserve for significant others. I have found everything from brand-new, tags-still-on designer shoes to the perfect trench. I try to make a pilgrimage once a month to check out new goods:)