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Hello Friends and Happy Sizzling Saturday!

I don’t know about where you are but it is hot as Hades in Delaware, the heat index is above 100~, it was actually too hot to lounge poolside!  I could only stand it a few minutes this morning before I had to head inside for the cool comfort of the air conditioning.

I decided to run to Goodwill for their “I Love Thrifting” sale today.  Not wanting to spend a lot I only picked up two pair of shorts and a brown and white striped skirt….guess how much I paid?  As a Goodwill VIP, I was entitled to 20% off so these three items cost me a whopping $9.00!!! #winning

Are you a Goodwill VIP?  If not, it’s free to sign up and you’ll receive advance notification of specials, online coupons as well as instant savings on VIP Days.  Needless to say, the lady in front of me wasn’t too happy when she heard that as a VIP member I was getting 20% off my entire purchase!

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The I Love Thrifting T-Shirts are too cute!

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There’s always new stuff at Goodwill too!

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Canvas Sneakers – perfect for the summer!

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It pays to be a Goodwill VIP!

Stay cool and hydrated – Smooches!

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On Friday I had the pleasure of spending the day with my girlfriend, her mother and her daughter, 3 generations on a mission to thrift 2 outfits for less than $10.00 each from The Salvation Army Family Store.  Driving north in the drizzling rain to Wilmington in anticipation of thrifting was a great way to start my vacation day.

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The layout of The Salvation Army Family Store made it easy to maneuver the shopping carts throughout the floor and in between the racks, making it easier to locate bargains.  We started at the front racks, filled with skirts, blazers, pants and tops organized by color and then worked our way back to the dresses, finding both casual and dressier attire.

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The price points for clothing at The Salvation Army Family Store is higher than that of Goodwill but there are still bargains to be had.  I found a pair of new, white Liz Claiborne jeans for $4.99, a perfect wardrobe addition for the summer! The “color of the day” was pink, which meant 50% off all clothing and shoes with a pink tag, and we each found at least one pink tag item.

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The shoe racks were filled with a variety including Anne Klein, Steve Madden and Nine West pumps, Merrell Ortholite, Skechers and Enzo Angioline sandals, which I purchased, a little pricey at $14.99, but still a bargain because they can originally sell for $59.00.

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Thrifting with the 3 generations of ladies at The Salvation Army Family Store was enjoyable as well as satisfying knowing that our purchases would be helping the Adult Rehabilitation Program.  The Salvation Army’s mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and it was refreshing to hear the overhead announcement, “Welcome to The Salvation Army Family Store…Have a Blessed Day”

Clothing is not all you’ll find!

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3 Generations Saving at The Salvation Army

3 generations of savings

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Goodwill May Deals

 

Visit any Goodwill Store in DE or DE County

Saturday, May 25th,  and get 50% off all clothing. 

Sale does not apply to purchased goods ~ 

No other discounts or coupons applicable.  
Must be a VIP member to be eligible
Outlet not included. 
  
For a list of locations or more information about Goodwill, please visit  the website at www.goodwillde.org. 
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Hello Friends, I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

The weather was absolutely gorgeous and not having to cook gave me more time to be outside and enjoy it.  Saturday I was set up at Dutch Country Farmer’s Market, and although there was a lot of foot traffic I didn’t do as well as expected.  I did manage to sell a lot of books, some household items and a few pieces of jewelry, but the clothing that did not sell was donated to Goodwill.  Hubby and the boys chose Chinese Takeout for dinner so it was Shrimp Fried Rice, Steamed Vegetables and Chicken Mei Fun.

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Today we all worked outdoors, hubby and the sons on the lawn and cars, me with setting out the patio furniture and cushions before doing the weekly grocery shopping.  I knew I wasn’t going to cook a Sunday dinner so instead we went to Farmer’s Famous Fish for sandwiches and fries.

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It was another busy weekend for them with customers lining up and waiting from the time they opened to several hours after the published closing time of 3:30 p.m.

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Customers anxiously waiting for a Farmers Famous Fish Sandwich

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My outfit of the day was a maxi dress and cardigan which was perfect for today’s weather.

Have a fantabulous evening – Smooches!

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Heading out of town on vacation and feel the need to thrift but don’t know where to go?

There’s an app for that!

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Find the nearest Goodwill location on-the-go with their new mobile app for Android and iOS devices!

Enable your phone’s geolocation services to see a list of Goodwill locations near you, or search by entering your address information. You’ll also see hours for each location and the various types of services they offer.

Download the free app today and be on your way! 

Happy thrifting and remember to only use hands-free devices while driving!

Download the app on Google Play         Download on the App Store

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