heads up: black friday thrift-store sales

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Truth be told, I’m not big into Black Friday. Yes, I love me some bargains, but I also love me some sleep, especially on a rare Friday off. And the thought of getting up at the crack of dawn to bust down the doors of some mega-chain store? Not appealing in the least. But since a fair amount of thrifts have hopped on the Black Friday bandwagon, I feel it my duty to tell you what’s the haps in case you’re out and about shopping on Friday and are looking to save some moola.

Salvation Army Family Thrift Stores
Enjoy 50% savings on clothing at all Twin Cities and Saint Cloud stores. Keep an ear out for special deals like half-off books, housewares, etc. announced every hour on the hour. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Savers
Super Savers Club members will save 30% on all used merchandise. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Second Début Pick a black licorice you’ll get 15% off your entire purchase, while a draw of red licorice gets you 10 percent savings. Sweet! Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Unique
VIP Unique card holders take 30% off all used merchandise at all six Twin Cities locations. (More info on Unique’s VIP program is right this way!) Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Hidden Treasures Thrift Store
Take 40% off EVERYTHING in the store, including Christmas merchandise and furniture! Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

ARC’s Value Village Stores
All items with a green tag will be 50% off. Be sure to check out the Merry Thriftmas boutique while you’re there! Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Hope Chest for Breast Cancer Stores
Early birds arriving between 10 a.m. and noon will get a big ole’ 50% discount on their entire purchase!

Have fun shopping!

xoxo,

Meghan

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heads up: black friday thrift store sales

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Truth be told, I’m not big into Black Friday. I love me a bargain, but I also love me some sleep…especially on a rare Friday off. And the thought of getting up at the crack of dawn to bust down the doors of some mega-chain store? Well, it just doesn’t have that much appeal. But since a fair amount of thrifts have hopped on the Black Friday bandwagon, I feel it my duty to tell you what’s the haps in case you’re out and about shopping on Friday and want to save some money.

Salvation Army Family Thrift Stores
Enjoy big, fat 50% savings on clothing all day on Friday, and special deals like half-off books, etc. announced every hour on the hour between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Savers
Friday only, take 25% off all used merchandise.

Hidden Treasures Thrift Store
Take 30% off both Friday and Saturday on everything in the store, including Christmas merchandise.

ARC’s Value Village Stores
All items with a pink tag will be 50% off. Be sure to check out the Merry Thriftmas boutiques while you’re there!

Hope Chest for Breast Cancer Stores
Hope Chest stores are celebrating “Pink Friday” with 30% off savings on any item of your choice; 50% discounts on all red-lined merchandise. They’ll also be offering a door buster special of 75% off all china sets between 10 a.m. and noon.

Empty the Nest
Take half-off one item on Friday or Saturday at the new ReHome Center in Burnsville, offer good only with a coupon. (Get signed up for their mailing list ASAP to get coupons and sale alerts.)

Happy hunting!

xoxo,

Meghan

heads up: empty the nest’s biggest sale ever

One of the questions I’m most often asked by blog readers, twitter followers and friends is “which thrift store has the best selection of furniture?” And most often, my recommendation is to hit up estate or garage sales. Except for this weekend….this weekend, my advice for those of you on the hunt for furniture, would be to head to Empty the Nest’s weekend-long blow-out, “the biggest sale we’ve ever had,” according to Co-owner Kris Youn. “We have the most inventory of any sale we’ve done…furniture is stacked on top of furniture up to the ceiling!” This over-abundance of stock has forced the Empty the Nest-ers to slash prices to crazy low levels. Like how low? $200 for high-end, mint condition leather couches, vintage steamer trunks for $50, end tables and stools for $20 or less. This sale has a special emphasis on seasonal items, too, so if you’re looking for vintage lawn furniture, wicker porch sets, planters, plant stands, lawn and garden accessories, etc, you’re in luck. The ephemera collector in me is super excited too about their collection of photos, paper, postcards and posters—all vintage. There truly is something for everyone at their events.

But don’t take my word for it…see for yourself!

Where: Empty The Nest ReHome Center, 1163 East Cliff Road, Burnsville
When: Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Do they take credit cards: Yes!
Pro tip: Get there early! And sign up for their mailing list, so you’re in the know about next month’s sale!

Happy hunting!

xo,

Meghan

P.S. The winner of this week’s giveaway is…..Ashley Boman!! Congrats little lady! I’ll be in touch today to grab your contact info. And of course, thank you to everyone who entered. I loved hearing about your fun summer plans. Stay tuned for another rad giveaway coming up in the next couple of weeks…

savers’ coupon calendar

True story: I inadvertently shoplifted from Savers today. Holy embarrassment, right?

Here’s how it happened: I stopped here quick over my lunch break to drop off a few bags of clothing that had been purged from my closet the night before. While I was waiting for the cashier to hook me up with my donation receipt and coupon, I saw this snazzy calendar sitting by the register and whoop, into my purse it goes. It wasn’t until I got home that I realized it said “$2.99” in the corner. Ummmm, oops!

Anyhow, to make some kind of amends for my crime, I thought I’d fill you in on the sweet deals you’ll find. Because believe you me, you aren’t going to bring it home due to it’s gorgeous photos or inspiring design. You want this calendar because it’s chock-full of coupons that’ll save you dough all the way through to 2012.

Here’s a month-by-month rundown…

February: Buy any four items and get the fifth item of equal or lesser value FREE
March: Buy one item at regular price, get a second item of equal or lesser value FREE
April: Save 20% on your purchase when you donate two bags or boxes
May: Save $5 on your purchase of $25+
June: Save $10 on your purchase of $30+
July: Buy any four items, get a fifth item of equal or lesser value FREE
August: Buy any two summer-wear items and get a third one FREE
September: Save 30% on your purchase of used merchandise when you buy $50+ of new Halloween merchandise
October: Save 20% on your purchase when you donate two boxes or bags
November: Save 30% on your purchase of used merchandise when you buy $30+ of new merchandise
December: Save 30% on your purchase of used holiday merchandise
January 2012: Save $3 on your purchase of $10+

I’m most pumped about the coupons for March, May, June and December. What is up with November’s savings offer? Take 30% when I buy $30 or more worth of new merchandise? Who the heck buys new stuff at Savers? Not me!

Anyway, even if that month’s a total dud, if you’re a regular shopper Savers, you should pick one of these babies up pronto. They’re available through the month of January, while supplies last. And now, I shall cross my fingers that this little blog post saves me from any awful karmic retribution. If you see a tweet about me getting a parking ticket or burning my nachos tonight, you’ll know why I’m being punished!

xo,

Meghan

deal alert!

Heads up beautiful readers!

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Wanna learn how to snag deeply discounted beauty services at some of my Twin City favorite salons and spas? I’m talking 50 percent off waxing, Brazilian blow-outs, hair cuts, highlights, dye jobs, manis, massages…you name it! Are you all nodding your heads yes, yes, yes!

Well, hop on over to Beauty Bets today to read about Yelp’s  “Hot on Yelp” promotion, happening next week, November 1-7. Trust me, these deals are too, too, good to pass up. (For readers outside of Minnesota, the promo is being offered around the country.) Next week, I’m looking forward to a 75-minute massage here & a Brazilian here. All right, so I’m not really looking forward to the wax, but I am happy to not be paying full price for it! Click here to get all the deets!

xo,

Meghan