.99 Wednesday For Me…Do You Know The Specials In Your Area?

.99 Wednesday For Me...Do You Know The Specials In Your Area?

Thrift stores are cheap. Looking for discounts at them seems silly, right?


And you call yourself a thrifter??

It may seem silly to check for daily/weekly specials at thrift stores since they usually are already such a deal. But why not, right? If they offer, we shall partake. We are thrifters.

So this is a friendly reminder to make sure you know about your local specials, Goodwill and non Goodwill.

Something to note is that Goodwills are different from region to region, so deals are not the same throughout the country.

Sidenote- neither are gift cards. I found this out the hard way one Christmas.

I am however fairly certain that all Goodwills rotate and manage their inventory using their wonderful color system. New inventory coming in gets a certain color each week, out of about 5 colors. Each week there is a different color that is half off, and it is the color that came in the longest time ago, get it?

However some Goodwills, like mine, take it a step further and offer the color of the week for .99 on certain days.

If you must.

In my case, this is Wednesday and Sunday, so these are particularly good days to go. The chance of snatching something amazing up for .99 is just too hard to pass up. And believe me it happens.

(See above picture and other posts)

However, if Goodwill really isn’t your favorite cup of tea (I don’t know anyone who it isn’t at least ONE of their cups of tea), rest assured, they are not the only places that do specials.

For example, another thrift store in my area, 12th Ave Thrift, which supports veterans, has 25-35% off every Saturday. Yeah. Seems crazy to have discounts on already cheap prices, but hey, I’ll take it and I’ll like it. Ain’t no problem here.


You have this type of discount, my most favoritest kind:

Me, at the register purchasing my wares, “I’m sorry, what cost 3.99?” (Thinking the item was supposed to be 4.99)

Sweet older veteran cashier, “This shirt, I’m giving you a dollar off, do you still want it?”

Me, “Yes, yes I still want. And I’m sorry I spoke out of turn.”


Nice man. Nice man. After my own heart.

And since I haven’t been to Goodwill in over a week (I just got back from an amazing San Francisco/Northern California getaway. Amazing. In case you missed that the first time) and it is Wednesday, it seems an appropriate time for me to check it out.

The picture above are some great brown khaki shorts I found a few months ago on .99 Wednesday at the east Nashville Goodwill on Gallatin Pike.

They have become my hiking shorts.

Cause they’re brown?

I don’t know. But they’re comfortable, and apparently get me in an earthy mood. Done.

Above, I am wearing them inside a tree.

Oh you need some more explanation?

A redwood tree in Muir Woods Monument in Northern California. I just like the way that sounds. Northern Califooornia. They’re huuuuge.

That park was awesome, really felt a little like a midget for the day. Also fun.



You see a tie…

I see a headband!

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(you all should know, while taking this picture I had my camera turned towards me and got accosted by a salesperson because my phone was facing outward and she thought I was taking a picture of the general store.  something that apparently is not allowed, and upset her very much.  i hide the trauma well, I know)

You’re welcome ladies.

Now I have given you something to do with a whole new section of the thrift store that was, until now, as relevant as a landline telephone to you.

Put ’em in your hair.

And tie ’em in a bow.

And be pretty.

Just make sure it’s a somewhat girly pattern.

Or not.

Whatever floats that boat.

So it is somewhat noticeable that it is a tie…and not a scarf or actual headband dear me…

but trust me this is good, because then you can get people who will come up to you and say,

“Is that I tie?¬† That’s so cool!!¬† What a good idea!”

It’s already happened.¬† Once.

So I like compliments and attention.

Why do you think I started a blog??


Pick one that is

a) not very stiff so that it ties easily and

b) is somewhat skinny so it is also more tie-able and it won’t awkwardly¬†peek out to say hello¬†from behind your head quite as much as wider one will.

We get the attention.¬† Not the tie.¬† It must reck’nize.¬† (too far?)

At the register, I had to choose just one of these lovely patterns as she sadly informed me only clothing was half off.¬† Apparently a tie is not clothing, its an accessory.¬† I couldn’t bring myself to pay the full $2.99 for both, when expecting to happily pay half that.¬† So of course after making sure she really thought a tie wasn’t clothing…I requested the her opinion and we settled on blue.¬† I love the brown one, but the blue does bring out my eyes.

But so does brown.

Ahhh, I had to make a decision or leave with neither.

I’m gonna leave you with some action/outfit shots of the burnt orange life in progress shorts¬†I¬†recently purchased and¬†shared with you two posts ago:

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Do ya like my color pop necklace?

Tank, Old Navy, Beaded Necklace, 2nd Chance Shop in Glastonbury, CT

I wore this outfit when my friend stopped over for some heated up Trader Joes homemade dinner the other night and I decided to throw something on other than gray cotton shorts and a tee, and be a proper host.

Also, I like to look good.

So go out and find your own tie headband and¬†show me what you come up with!¬† We gotta find a use for all these old Father’s Day presents that none of them really needed.¬† Who really needs another tie??

Well, your head does:)

Peace and Happy thrifting,


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