Friday, March 28, 2008

Super Savings Saturday

I love ending the week with Super Savings Saturday hosted by Crystal over at I literally look forward to this every week. Not only do I get to share the thrill of my own hunt, but I get to read about the spoils of dozens of other deal seekers. Check it out! This week, CVS had nothing to entice me through their slider doors. I'm pretty well stocked so I passed on this week's deals.

So I decided to try somewhere new this week. New to me, anyway. My boy, who is nearly 15 mos old, is growing like a well fertilized weed and I'm amazed at how quickly he went to having an abundant wardrobe to barely a week's worth of clothes. Tubby, as we call him in this house, is bustin' out of just about everything so I had no choice but to clothes shop for our little lineman-in-the-making.

I'm not big on paying full price to clothe the little dirt devil so I thought I would check out the local Savers thrift store (Baseline and Power location for you Mesanites). I had never been in before and didn't know quite what to expect. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised!

Savers is a thrift store much like Goodwill in that it's inventory is comprised entirely of donations left by individuals diligently cleaning out their closets. However, that is where the similarity ends. For one, Savers is incredibly clean! Also, the children's clothing is very well organized (quite unlike the two Goodwills near my home). Not only do they separate by size, gender, type and season but also by color. Looking for a boy's orange, long-sleeve pullover? Just look by the other boy's orange, long-sleeve pullovers. It's that easy!

I was also happy with the prices considering that all the items I bought were clean and in near-new condition. For the items in the picture above (five shirts, four pairs of shorts, one pair of shoes and two puzzles for London), I spent $26.00. Sure, I could have spent a great deal less at garage sales, but as I've said before, my time is worth something too. I can't imagine how many Saturday mornings I'd have to peruse the neighborhood garage sales to find all that I did in just a few short minutes at Savers. I found the prices to be more than garage sale price but much less than consignment store prices. And, again, the cleanliness of the store and the outstanding organization made shopping quick, easy and enjoyable - a major plus when your shopping companions are a 4 yr old and a 15 mo. old and one of them keeps pulling the hair of the other!

See you again next week with more great deals!


frostcry said...

I love Saver's. Monday is .99 day here in my state. A certain color tag is .99 cents! Tuesday is senior day, Than each day there is a different color tag that is 50 % off.

Miranda said...

Wow, you did great! I would love to have a store like that to shop at. We have a really nice clean Christian thrift store, but the quality of the clothing lacks greatly! Congrats.