Today’s tips could save you money when you reach the check out, although most of the tips require planning way ahead of the moment you will hit the cash registers.
1. Go to Goodwill’s website and find out what the sales and promotions are.
Go to Goodwill’s website and type in the location of the Goodwills that you visit frequently. From there you will find a website listing for your local Goodwill.
2. Know the color tag of week.
In most Goodwills they have a certain color tag each week that is half price. I always find out what it is as I enter the store, but I don’t tend to hunt just for that color. I just consider it a bonus if I do get an item with that color.
However if you are on a tighter budget and you live near a good Goodwill, you may want to pop in on the first day they switch the color of the week tag, and search just for items with that color tag.
Often these color tagged items are removed from the racks and placed in a central rack for easier bargain hunting.
3. Like your local Goodwill Facebook page
Not all Goodwills have their own Facebook page but if yours happens to have one, I suggest liking it.
There is a good change you will be the first to know of 50% off days, and you just might receive Facebook friend only coupons.
4. Turn over the back of your grocery receipts
One of the Goodwills I like shopping at prints coupons on the back of local area grocery receipts.
5. Strike up a conversation with the cashier
When you are cashing out, ask the cashier “do you have any regular customer programs?” “when is your stores next store wide half price day?” .
6. Sign up for reward programs
The store in my area has a reward program that give you 10 percent off a purchase of $20 or more. A surprise gift during your birthday month, and other surprise rewards throughout the year.
If you give to Goodwill, the card also keeps track of your donations for tax purposes (visit link in blue for more details of how this works)
How about you? Can you think of any ideas of how to save additional money when shopping Goodwill?