heads up: discounts for donations at ARC’s value village

high plains thrifter // discounts for donationsIt’s no secret that spring cleaning is good for the soul, and now through May 15th, ARC’s Value Village aims to reward your labor with one heck of a deal. Simply bring in a paper grocery bag (or box-sized equivalent) filled with clothing, household items, books and the like, and they’ll hook you up with a 30%-off coupon!

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Value Village Thrift Stores accept donations seven days a week and all four locations have convenient, drive-up drop-offs where they’ll help you unload your stuff and hand you a tax receipt on the spot! It’s almost too easy. (If you have something funky you’re curious if you can donate, here’s a handy A-Z list of items they’ll accept.)

Let the closet clean-out commence!

xoxo,

Meghan

weekend sale circuit: jan. 24-26

130122stfashionista-p1Happy Friday, everybody! There are a more than a few solid second-hand sales happening around town this weekend, so I figured I’d put together a quick round-up for you.

Blacklist Vintage Liquidation Sale: Boy am I bummed Blacklist Vintage is closing. The only silver lining of the shop’s closing I can see has to be the liquidation sale, which kicks off tomorrow at noon. The event, advertised as stretching for weeks, will feature progressive discounts, $5 bins for digging and loads of treasures.

Dress for Success Clothing Sale: Fans of deals and shopping for a cause should make time to visit Dress for Success’ annual fundraiser. Open to the public tomorrow only, this sale boasts big-name brands (Calvin Klein, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, etc.) with all proceeds going to Dress for Success’ very worthy work.

Winter Clothing Sale at Hope Chest: Today through Sunday, all winter clothing is 50% off, including sweaters, jeans, boots, tops, coats, furs, scarves and hats. There’s still a lot of winter left, so if you need a little mid-season pick-me-up, why not pay less for it?

White Sale at New to You Thriftique: For the first time ever, the folks at New to You are having a linen sale, and all pillow cases, tablecloths, napkins, place mats, sheets, towels, bedspreads and the like will be half-off. Tempting right? (Sale runs through January 31st, btw.)

xo,

Meghan

heads up: christmas clearance sales

tumblr_mxpxt2I0Nn1s011meo1_500Ready for a quick game of good-news, bad-news? The bad news: Christmas is officially one week away and I still haven’t finished decorating. (Oops!) The good news? Almost all of our local thrift stores are having massive Christmas clearance sales this week! So whether you’re on the hunt for more cookie tins, hostess presents, gift-wrapping supplies or that perfect finishing touch to your holiday decorating scheme, here are the places to hit for a heck of a deal.

Thrift stores offering 75% savings on all Christmas merchandise:
Bethesda Thrift Shop,now through December 23rd.
New to You Thriftique, now through December 21st.

Thrift stores offering 50% savings on all Christmas merchandise:
ARC’s Value Village Stores
Unique, today through Thursday, December 26th.
Bibles for Missions Thrift Center, now through December 21st.
Savers, now through Thursday, December 26th. (Excludes red tags!)
Salvation Army Thrift Stores, now through December 24th.
Hidden Treasures Thrift Store, now through December 21st.

Thrift stores offering 25% savings on all Christmas merchandise:
Steeple People Thrift Store, including all items in their sweet new holiday expansion!

Happy (holiday) shopping!!

xo,

Meghan

Photo c/o: La Dulzura

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: MLK day sales

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For those of you lucky enough to have tomorrow off of work, let me just say…I am so jealous. Not only could my sick little self use one more day of do-nothingness, there are also amazing deals to be had at the thrifts. Here’s a quick round-up for you!

Savers
Tomorrow, take 50 percent off clothing, shoes, accessories, etc. Hours of operation? 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Unique and Valu Thrifts
Enjoy 50 percent off your entire purchase (excluding new merchandise) at all the area Uniques (and the always-awesome Valu Thrift) tomorrow.

Salvation Army Thrift Stores
Nothing fussy at good ole Sal Val, just half-off all clothing at the downtown Minneapolis location. (Exercise equipment will also be discounted 20 percent!)

ARC’s Value Village Thrift Stores
In honor of the holiday, Value Village is offering shoppers 50 percent savings on everything in-store (except items with orange and white tags). All locations will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Have fun shopping!

xo,

Meghan

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: veteran’s day sales

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Veteran’s Day is this coming Monday and lots of thrifts around town are having sales in honor of the holiday. Here’s a quick run-down of special savings happening at thrift stores in the area.

Savers
Monday only, take 50 percent off all used merchandise. Stores will be open 9 a.m. all the way until 9 p.m.

Unique and Valu Thrift
VIP card-holders will get 50 percent off their entire purchases Monday only. Stores will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Goodwill
Tomorrow (Sunday) and Monday, all green tagged items will be 50 percent off at all of these metro-area and out-state locations. Stores open at 9 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Hidden Treasures Thrift Store
Seniors can enjoy 20 percent savings on anything in the store on Mondays; all blue tagged clothing and linens are half-off the whole week through. Hours of operation? 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

ARC’s Value Village Stores
All items with a purple tag will be 50 percent off tomorrow through next Saturday and 99 cents on Sunday, November 18th. Stores are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the weekends.

Salvation Army Family Stores
Starting Monday and running through Saturday, all blue tagged items will be half-off at all nine Twin Cities locations. Stores are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays.

Hope Chest for Breast Cancer Stores
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Hope Chest stores are offering 30 percent off dining tables, china cabinets and dining accessories today and tomorrow. Both the Orono and St. Paul location are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow.

PROP Shop of Eden Prairie
All purple-tagged clothing will be 50 percent off on Monday (and through the rest of the week). Pillows of all varieties are also half-off.

Happy shopping y’all!

xo,

Meghan

heads up: one-day sales at savers and unique thrift stores

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Tomorrow, both Savers and the Unique family of thrift stores are having one-day sales. At Savers, club card members will save 30% on clothing, shoes, accessories and goodies in the bed and bath department. (You can find the store nearest you here.) Customers visiting Unique thrift stores (and Valu thrift in St. Paul) will get a hefty 50% discount on clothing, shoes, accessories and bed and bath supplies, but only if you have an I M Unique card. (You can find a complete list of their locations here.) Signing up for both savings clubs is totally free…just don’t try to register for an account on a sale day. That’s a no-no.

Happy hunting!

xo,

Meghan

P.S. There’s still time to enter the vintage styling guides giveaway. I’m giving away all three books to one lucky reader. Enter today!

heads up: president’s day weekend sales

Hey lovelies, happy Friday!

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If you’re looking to get your shop on this weekend, here’s the scoop on some President’s Day sales.

Today through Sunday

Hope Chest for Breast Cancer: Take 30% off all home decor, lamps and artwork at both the Orono and St. Paul locations.

Saturday Only

ARC’s Value Village Thrift Stores: Save 50% on everything except orange- and white-tagged items Saturday only. Stores will open at 9 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Monday Only

Savers: Take 50% off all used clothing, shoes, accessories and tagged bed and bath items. Sale runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Salvation Army Thrift Stores: This year, the half-off sale at Salvation Army is limited to the downtown Minneapolis location and only applies to the goodies in the Target basement. The store will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Hidden Treasures Thrift Store: This hole-in-the-wall thrift kicks off a week-long bag sale on Monday—fill a bag of winter clothing or outerwear and pay just $5. Hidden Treasures is open from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Unique and Valu Thrift Stores: Everything in all five metro-area stores will be half-off! Shops will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Happy shopping!

xo,

Meghan

heads up: MLK day sales

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For those of you lucky enough to have tomorrow off, let me just say, I’m jealous. There are so many great opportunities for savings at the thrifts! Here’s a quick round-up for you…

Savers
Tomorrow, take 50 percent off everything (excluding new/red-tagged merchandise).  Hours of operation? 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Unique and Valu Thrifts
Enjoy 50 percent off your entire purchase at all the area Uniques (and the always-awesome Valu Thrift) tomorrow. Stores will stay open until 9 p.m.

Goodwill
Stock up on blue tagged items at your nearby Goodwill and save 50 percent. Stores will be open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Salvation Army Thrift Stores
Nothing fussy at good ole Sal Val, just 50% savings at all of their nine metro area locations. FYI, the Target basement downtown is packed with Christmas returns—brand-new merchandise they can’t put back on the shelves at the regular stores because its been opened. I bought my honey a brand new Food Saver Vacuum Sealing Machine (regular price $150) for $30 last time I was there. I also spied new Keurig machines, chafing dishes and crockpots, all priced to go.

ARC’s Value Village Thrift Stores
Monday marks the finale of Value Village’s weekend-long half-off everything customer appreciation blowout. It might be picked over, but then again, they might have restocked a bunch today—you’ll never know unless you go! Stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Have fun shopping!

xo,

Meghan