Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Goodwill Hunting Hunting Roundup

It's that time of month again, when I show off my most recent thrifted finds.

So, without further ado...

This past month, my trips to Goodwill were minimal.  My only memorable trip was on the 15th.  Depending on your area, Goodwills will offer special discount days or half off days.  On the 15th, bonus scratch off tickets are handed out to customers with a Goodwill card (a preferred card for Goodwill).  The scratch off ticket gives you the opportunity to save an extra 10, 15 or 20 percent off your purchase.

This month, I bought the following.


For just over $18.

First up, a brand new, still with tags, Pairs in Pears.  This retails for $14.95 and I paid $1.99 (minus 10%).


I can't seem to resist vintage tins.  This one, at .99 cents (minus 10%), was no exception.


Goodwill is also a great place to shop craft materials.  I've found new yarn, ribbons, threads and craft kits before.  This time, I found a wooden embroidery hoop for .49 cents (minus 10%). 


I love having a stash of wooden embroidery hoops on hand to make things like my make a wish embroidery or...


an arrangement of custom felt bunnies.


But back to my thrifting finds.

This Estee Lauder toiletry bag, was a bit of an impulse buy but for $3.99 (minus 10%) I decided to indulge. 


I got Grace some chalk a-doos for .99 cents (minus 10%).  I love chalk holders and Grace loves princesses, so it was a win win.

 

I found a cute dress for 3.99.  A good tip, when buying clothes, look them over for any rips, tears or missing buttons.  Most thrift stores will offer a discount if you find a flaw.  This dress was missing a button and I was given $1 discount, plus I got an extra 10% off with my scratch off card.


I also found 2 work shirts for my husband.  Kenneth Cole and Tailorbyrd for $4.99 a piece ($10 total, minus 10%).


The Tailorbyrd shirt had this cute lime green pelican embroidered below the last button.


My total $21.42.  I spent over $20 (which Goodwill gives10% discount everyday for spending) and I I had a scratch off for an additional 10% off.  With my discounts my total was $17.36.  With tax, I was just over $18.

Now it's your turn. What thrifted finds have you splurged on this past month?  Or what thrifted finds did you pass up?

Until next time, happy thrifting. Linked up to:

26 comments:

  1. Awesome finds! That dress is very pretty. I love snagging craft supplies at Goodwill.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Erin. You never know what you'll find, do you?

      Delete
  2. Once again you've done well on your hunting trip, I passed up a mannequin head, stupid, it would have been perfect for photo props. The line was long and I was freezing and decided I couldn't be bothered. Stupid mistake!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love these finds! Great tips on getting even extra discounts. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I wan to come over for a game of Pair of Pears. And after that we can embroider. (And by "embroider," I mean *you* can embroider, and I will watch!) :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great finds Amy! I love the pink toiletry bag. I buy most of my craft supplies at thrift stores because real craft stores are just too far away, and whenever I do make the trip I'm always shocked by the prices. Never heard of Pairs In Pears, but I would probably do something with those letters.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I still say, I need to go shopping with you. ;-)
    Love to see what you find.
    And what is Pairs In Pears? Is it a game?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Carla. Pairs in Pears is kind of like a version of Scrabble.

      Delete
  7. that's a great trip. I need to go there soon, to see what I can find

    ReplyDelete
  8. I always find good sewing supplies and notions. My favorite thing to find is a bag of vintage patterns for $1.99! I didn't know about the 10% if you spend more than $20! Very cool tips, savvy lady!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. What great finds. And that dress is cute! You are one savvy shopper!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'm new to pairs in pears too, but i love the packaging. Most of my husbands work shirts are thifted too, i have all his sizings stored in my purse now because he hates shopping but likes bargins!
    A thrift store discount card! What a top idea, i'm going to suggest it everywhere i go!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Great finds Amy! I hope to unload a bunch of my thrifted finds this weekend and hopefully make a bit of extra cash by doing it!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love that dress!!! Wow. I need to go thrift shopping again!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love when you post your Goodwill Hunting posts! I always see such lovely things and then I think, I need to actually take more time when I'm at the thrift store and not just dash in when I have a car load of groceries! I'm making a point to do better and hope I find have as many lovely things as you do!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I gotta get me to the thrift store, looks like I'm missing out on deals.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great finds as always! I love that vintage tin. I always keep an eye out for them at this little thrift shop in my area. They always have them especially around this time of the year for Christmas. I think it's time for a trip. There is something about tins! :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. What a great haul! That dress is gorgeous! And what is Pairs in Pears? Is it a learning game? Or a grown-up game? I love both, so I'm very intrigued! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Pairs in Pears is a cousin of Bananagrams - which is the greatest game ever! Amy, such a great deal on this game! Let me know how you like it. They letters are also good for practicing spelling words for little ones in elementary school :) Love these posts!

      Delete
  17. Wow that is an awesome haul. I am visiting from Op Shop showoff. What town are you in that you have such a good goodwill store?

    ReplyDelete
  18. Wow, great bargains this month. I'm afraid I've been out of the loop awhile. I didn't know about pairs of pears, only bananarama, or whatever that was called!
    Love the clothes. Do you ever have to buy at the "real" store? And if so, don't you hate paying the high cost?
    Great job, thanks for sharing:) Di

    ReplyDelete
  19. wow! those are some great deals! luv that game - cor used boggle jr for learning sight words - do u have that one? I have it if you want it. just let me know. the luv dress is really pretty!!

    ReplyDelete

I am head over heels you took the time to leave me a comment.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...