Goodfind Tips

By This Mommy Saves Money

Going back to school is upon us. This involves shopping, and possibly multiple trips, to many different stores. It is important that you are careful about where you are shopping for your back to school supplies. There are so many things that you have to buy when it comes to back to school shopping. The lists can become endless! Are you being careful and mindful of how you are going about your shopping spree? Lists, lists, and more lists! One store that is a go to spot for back to school supplies is Goodwill! Here are 4 reasons why you should shop Goodwill:

Prices Are Amazing

One of the major factors and reasons why you need to shop at Goodwill is because of their prices. At Goodwill, you can get an entire school uniform pants, shirts, belt, and shoes for a fraction of what it would costs you in a department store! I did this last week! My actual haul was 5 pairs of khaki pants, brand new tablet of graphing paper, and a blouse for myself for $12!!!

Tip time: Remember you get 50% off the color of the week (so ALWAYS check for that when you enter a Goodwill location) AND this weekend 7/30 – 7/31 is TAX FREE weekend! All of your back to school items will be tax free!

You Can Have Fun

Another reason why you should go ahead with shopping at Goodwill is that it is a lot of fun to shop there. You can bring your friends and kids and have some fun. Take pictures while you are out and about shopping and share these pictures with your friends. For back to school shopping with little ones, I turn it into a scavenger hunt. Who can find most of their needed school supplies in 30 minutes and within a set price limit. Not only are the kids helping you, but by doing this you are teaching your child time management, and money management. You may even be able to sneak in a few minutes to find yourself a cute top or purse!

Great Labels To Choose From

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Goodwill offers so many different brands to choose from. Every Goodwill location in the Coastal Empire has different items. That is one of the reasons I love shopping Goodwill! I never know what I will find when I walk into one of their locations!  You may find many designer labels at a fraction of the cost. Whether you are a fashionista or a conservative shopping enthusiast, you can easily find appropriate designs and labels at Goodwill. The five pairs of khaki pants I picked up for my child’s school uniform had labels such as J Khaki, Ralph Lauren, and Gap. I also saw other sizes with The Children’s Place, Crazy 8, and more.  Just one pair of khakis at a department store with those brand names would have easily cost me $20 (with a good sale). Instead I shopped smart, by shopping at Goodwill, and got 5 pairs of khakis, a brand new tablet of graphing paper, and a blouse for myself for only $12!

Varied Selection Of Items

The choices at Goodwill are incredible. Their vast array of items is amazing. They have a huge home goods section that has a huge amount of items from China, decorative glass items, baskets and more. Shopping at Goodwill often means you will not need to make multiple stops for your back to school needs.

There are many reasons why you should shop at Goodwill. It is important that you are mindful of prices when you are going back to school shopping, allowing you to stick to the budget you set before you stated shopping. Back to school shopping at Goodwill, allows you to be mindful and help you save a huge chunk on your purchase!

This Mommy Saves Money
Melissa King, a Savannah resident and professional savings blogger, joins our Goodwill community with savvy shopping Goodwill deals and tips for shopping at Goodwill. Melissa is the wife of an emergency room travel nurse and the mother of a school-age son who faced tight times several years ago and learned couponing and savvy shopping to make ends meet. Now, saving money and sharing that knowledge is her passion. Melissa teaches regular couponing classes and has been featured in All You, Consumer Digest. and Parents magazines. She is also a Savings.com Deal Pro, Mom Ambassador and a She Heard Blogger. Follow her blog at thismommysavesmoney.com for daily updates, deals, and tips.