Friday, May 30, 2008

Guilt Free Shopping


During my attempt to go 100 consecutive days of buying nothing new, I discovered this store called Savers. It's a thrift department store, kind of like the Goodwill, but better. The Goodwill always seemed to be overpriced to me - I know this sounds ridiculous - but I remember the days when clothes cost $1-$5 and books were $.25 each! Now, when you go to the Goodwill you are hard-pressed to find any clothes under $8.99 and books are $3! At that price I might as well go to Target and the library.

Well, Savers is like the good ol' days of thrift shopping. Everything is super cheap (it is used donated goods after all!) and to make it even better, if you bring a bag of donations, they give you a 20% off coupon for your entire purchase. It works out perfectly with the whole "one in, one out" philosophy.

So the other day I took my bag 'o' donations, got my coupon, and went buck wild. Mind you, I haven't bought new clothes in months, so I was itching for it. I stacked my arms with cute things and then panicked thinking I was spending hundreds. I whipped out my calculator and guess what? I didn't have more than $30 in my hands. Amazing! I decided to "splurge" and bought it all, along with a few pots for the garden and a jam jar (they only had one) for my cherry jam making adventures.

The whole thing wasn't more than $35 and I won't need to go shopping for a while. To make it even better, I don't have to worry about the environmental impact because everything was used and would've otherwise gone to the dump. All in all, it was guilt free shopping!

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27 comments:

budgets are sexy said...

Savers??? Never heard of it! I'm so interested now though...i'll have to see if there's one in the DC area :)

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Savers can offer you saving and even free stuff, but if you are breaking your goal of not buying anything, then where can savers contribute with?

~The Bargain Babe said...

I am totally with you on the Goodwill prices! I can get NEW stuff on clearance from Target for the same price as what Goodwill charges!

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Target is very popular in our household. My wife used to shop at Mervyns but something is different there. She hardly goes anymore.

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It surprises me how ingrained the idea of buying something is. I grew up in a modest setting. I've never been overly excited by material things but every now and again I just get the urge to buy something. I'm not sure if it's the culture or what. I find that the flea market/swap meet is a good outlet for that urge. A Saturday morning, $20 and a cart full of stuff. That usually takes care of the problem. :)

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We have a Savers in our area too but it's been forever since I've set foot inside it. After reading your post it has me interested to go and visit. With this economy today it's foolish to not do all you can to save on purchases.

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Kate said...

Isn't that a great feeling! I love thrift shopping - inexpensive, fun and environmentally correct. It sounds like you had a great time. I'm going to have to look for a Savers. Do you know what areas have them?

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