Hi There! I hope you are having a good Memorial Day Weekend. I'm getting caught up on some creative projects. I don't know about you but I'm always trying to keep my crafting habit and vintage addictions under control by NOT spending a lot.
ANYWAY… One of my favorite places to score both vintage items and stuff to upcycle/repurpose is Value Village. I think it's called Savers in other places in the US. It's also called Savers in Canada, although in Montreal, it's Village des Valeurs. You can also find Savers in Australia.
Whatever it's called… I've never met a Value Village I didn't like! I was just there a couple days ago buying men's neckties for a project. I enjoy the thrill of the hunt… it's like a thrift store but extremely organized, with excellent lighting and bathrooms! Plus, you never know what you'll find… like a gorgeous Bergdorf Goodman tie for $2.99.
I also frequently hit Value Village to grab tea cups and saucers for the mismatched tea cup collection Mia and I have going. I am one of those people who can't bear breaking up a set so those single pieces are perfect.
One holiday season when my son was into Pokemon (and you Pokemon parents know those cards can be PRICEY)… I found an entire binder jam-packed with Pokemon cards for $2.99. There were literally hundreds of cards! My son was over the moon about his gift and it cost me just a few bucks.
Even though everything at Value Village is already pretty affordable… you can save EVEN MORE money there with a little planning.
Here are my tips on saving money at Value Village:
1)Sign up for the Super Savers Club Card. Visit the page for the Super Savers Club Card, enter your info online and you get a confirmation page that you can bring into any Value Village to get your "Super Savers" card and a 25% off discount coupon! Not only will you score that first coupon, you'll get info on special events, members-only coupons, birthday offers and more.
2)Donate. When you donate items to Value Village, it translates into revenue for their 140 nonprofit partners across the US, Canada, and Australia. Plus there's something in it for you– they'll give you a coupon (usually $3 off your purchase of $10 or more) and a donation form to fill out for your taxes. So you can feel good 3x for each donation!
3)Shop the Sales. Like other stores, Value Village has major sales, usually timed around holidays. For example, for Memorial Day, May 28th, in the U.S., there is a huge 50% off sale from 9 am – 9 pm.
4)Watch the Tags. Speaking of sales… Value Value tags reflect when an item came in. Each week, a different color tag is on sale. In my local store, I think it's Thursdays. Usually the store manager will announce over the loudspeaker what color tag is on sale– but you can certainly ask an employee also.
5)Know Your Discounts. For example, senior citizens and military personnel are eligible for additional discounts.
Pals in the U.S. — find you local store here: Value Village Locations.
Ok friends… hope you have a fabulous time at "The Village." See you in the aisles!
Disclosure: The post is not compensated or sponsored in any way. I am truly enthusiatic about Value Village and want to share! Although if you find some green milk glass/jadeite there, I will be extremely jealous.
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