When I was in Minnesota visiting my family, my sister and I went to a local thrift store. I didn’t find much, but I did get a small lidded apothecary style jar for $1.49. Last week, I went to one of our thrift stores and found a larger version for $2.99 but received 25% off, making it $2.25. Not too shabby.
I also snagged a solid marble covered jar. The price was originally $11.99, but was 50% off, making the final price $6.00.
Here they are after reuniting with a long-lost brother from Minnesota:
One big happy family again. The jars look great and add some interest, but I didn’t think they were great deals. I bought 13 books in the same trip. Again, not great deals, but definitely better than Barnes and Noble. I am most proud of the deal I received for a new rug.
This is a 6 foot by 9 foot jute rug with rubber backing. It originally was sold at Pier 1, so I should try to find what it sold for. I didn’t see a price on the rug, but there was a $49.99 sticker on the floor, near the rug. I saw there was some damage to an area and decided to ask for a price.
The thrift store worker checked and came back to me with a good price of $25.00. I asked if I could get a discount because of the damage. She asked if I meant it was stained and said they couldn’t discount for that. I explained the wear and she left to get her manager. In the mean time, I brought the rug up and un rolled it to show the damaged area.
The manager saw it and agreed that the damage was worth a discount. So, I got a 50% discount, making the price for my 6 by 9 rug $12.50! I would say that is a great deal.
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I’m a reader from MN….which thrift stores did you go to?
We went to Family Pathways in Wymoing, but they also have a decent thrift store in Forest Lake… Thanks for reading!!