heads up: donate + save deal at Savers and Unique thrift stores

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Has the holiday spirit got you feeling generous? If so, round up two bags of reusable clothing or household goods and bring ’em to any Twin Cities-area Savers or Unique thrift stores today, tomorrow or Saturday. In exchange for your donation, you’ll get a coupon for 25% off at Unique (or 30% at Savers) good on any purchase made before January 5, 2013. It’s a pretty enticing offer, especially if you’re like me and have a full bag (or four) of clothes to donate at the ready. (And don’t forget, if you get your receipt for your contribution, you can still write it off on this year’s taxes!) I’m planning on using my coupon for a last-minute emergency shopping trip…or maybe an after-Christmas spree when I want to stock up on decor, etc. for next year. If you go this weekend and get a coupon, let me know what you plan on using it for!

xo,

Meghan

quick thrift tip: unique/valu thrift VIP days

A few of you have tweeted or texted regarding what days each Unique/Valu Thrift Stores have their VIP savings days, so I thought I’d do a quick little post on the subject. And if you don’t have an “I M Unique” savings card yet, here’s why you should!!

It’s free to sign up! All you have to do is provide a little bit of basic info, including your email address. The entire process takes less than five minutes, and you can sign up at the front of any store. READ: You cannot sign up for the card the day of the a VIP-only sale, whether it’s a sale day or holiday. I’ve seen people try, and they are strict about this!

Once you’ve signed up, you’ll save 25 percent off your purchases one day a week at all Unique and Valu Thrifts stores.

You’ll also receive coupons and sale alerts via email. Sometimes the coupons are good for $10 off.

Here’s a run-down of when each store has their savings days…

The Unique Thrift stores in Minneapolis, Crystal, Burnsville and St. Paul offer the discount on FRIDAYS. (Read my review of the Unique Thrift Store in St. Paul here!)

The Valu Thrift in Woodbury has it on THURSDAYS.

I hope you all have had wonderful Thursdays so far. I’m counting down the hours until my post-work yoga session at my favorite studio in town…it’s been so long since I’ve worked out, I’m sort of nervous!

xo,

Meghan