Tonight the kids and I ran some errands and stopped into Goodwill to scope out the deals. Oh, my friends, it was worth the trip! Now usually I go to Goodwill and stick pretty true to the tag colors that are 50% off and the $1.29 tags. But tonight I didn’t have much luck with the colored tags – it’s toward the end of the sale this week (the tag sales run Saturday thru Sunday), so that’s sort of to be expected. But I DID find brand-name, expensive items for a super price – plus I had my Facebook Friday coupon for 25% off.
Sometimes at Goodwill (or other thrift shop) you can justify spending $5 on an item – if it’s a higher end item and if it’s in good shape! That’s what I did tonight – I spent more per item then I usually do – but I still saved a BUNDLE because the items were high-quality, expensive brands. Let me show you. . .
I’m just giddy. I have wanted one of these for months! This is a Bobeau One-Button Fleece Cardigan. My sister has it, I have a dear blogger friend who has it – it’s totally cute and super comfortable. I’ve put it in my cart at Nordstrom.com at least twice before but couldn’t pull the trigger because of the cost. Even on sale – I haven’t seen it less than $40. But I found it at Goodwill, in my size, brand new – I don’t think it’s ever been washed – for $5.99 – 25% off coupon = $4.49! It needs to be ironed, but it’s perfect. The chances of me finding this, in my size, in a color that I like – are crazy. But it happened and that’s the beauty of thrift shopping. Oh and don’t forget – not only do you save big when you buy used – you pay a lot less tax!
My other super find tonight was a Talbots women’s cardigan. It was also $5.99 – 25% off coupon = $4.49! It retails for a whopping $62.50 over on the Talbots website. It could use a light ironing – but it’s also pratically brand new. I’ve never owned a Talbots item – too spendy, but for this price, I’ll take it. This iPhone photo doesn’t even do it justice!
I also found these Kamik kids winter boots, a size up for next winter, for $6.99. After the 25% off coupon they were $5.25. These go for $35 – $50 retail (Amazon).
And this Gymboree dress was also not on sale but it was $3.99 – 25% off coupon = $2.99! It’s like brand new and size 6T, my daughter’s size! I’m guessing this would have easily been $35 new at Gymboree!
And finally – we found a bag with 7 large My Little Ponies, 5 small My Little Ponies and 5 little dolls for $3.74 after coupon! These would retail for at least this much apiece! If I guessed $3 each (which I think is conservative), this would have retailed for $51 plus tax!
So that was our Goodwill trip tonight! I’m very excited to find myself two tops, a dress for my daughter and some My Little Ponies. From what I can guess – this would easily have retailed for $241 or more! But I paid just $22.78!
Have you found any secondhand deals lately? Have you hit up Goodwill recently? I’d love to hear all about it!