A good thrift store becomes a great thrift store when you can maximize your spending power. Discount days are perfect for getting more bang for your buck.
Some stores run daily or weekly sales. Often times, sale items are identified by color tags. I find it difficult to keep up with the ever changing sale days and colors, so I have a notebook to write down which days have which colors and what percentage off I can expect.
The Salvation Army has sales in my area, but I’m not a fan of their furniture policy. For every day a piece of furniture remains on the floor, they will mark it down a percentage, starting after seven days. The big risk in waiting is that at any moment someone can pick up the piece I am wanting.
There is a Habitat for Humanity store in my area and their sale policy is seriously confusing. They get annoyed when people ask them to explain their signage. For me, it’s okay because I am rarely embarrassed when asking for help. If you don’t understand a particular sales policy, don’t hesitate to ask an associate.
Lastly, ask a manager if there are any sale days or special promotions coming up.
How do you organize and remember all of the sales and discounts at your favorite thrift store?