It’s not just students anymore who realize that charitable shopping is easy on the pocket and the planet.
But with an increase in people switching to previously beloved chic, digging out the best deals can be difficult.
If you want to return something you love, follow my advice to hunt down a lot. . .
EXIT THE CITY: Heading further afield is a good way to find great deals, especially in areas with less traffic. It’s worth it, only if it doesn’t cost you more gas, parking, or public transportation. But you could ride with a friend and make money on it all day.
TO MAKE FRIENDS: Always ask staff about when they get new items, when they list them, and let them know if you’re looking for something in particular. Visiting regularly is a great way to understand what lands and when, as well as get to know the staff.
DO YOUR RESEARCH: Write the list as if you were going to the supermarket. So you don’t waste your money. Buying the classics is a great bet – Levis jeans, white shirts and colored t-shirts are a good investment at all times.
Before you go, check out the auction sites to see what items are trending. This way you know you can sell the item, possibly for a profit, once you put it on.
RAIL SALE: Ask employees if they have a reduced rail. Thrift stores want to clear stock and get new stuff, so they often discount one rake. I found £1 Zara items on these rails.
Many thrift stores keep jewelry and other small items, such as sunglasses, under the counter that many lack. So always check!
CLICK ON THIS: Can’t get to the shops? Search for great deals without getting up from the couch. Go to onlineshop.oxfam.org.uk and you will find Oxfam at 50% off while shopfromcrisis.org.uk has great vintage clothes.
- All prices on the page are correct at the time of publication. Offers and offers subject to availability.
Deal of the day
TREAT yourself with this medium-scented Yankee Candle from George at Asda, now £6.50, usually £9.97.
ENJOY a glass of Fanta. You can get two 2 liter bottles of fizz at B&M for £3. Usually 1.60 pounds per piece.
What’s the news?
THINKING about buying a hot tub? Now might be the time.
Homebase has cut the price of the CleverSpa from £580 to £300 and Morrisons is selling the Lay-Z-Spa for £300 instead of the £449 suggested retail price.
MAKE the nursery look like a roar – some with this lion rug, £79.99 from wayfair.co.uk, or head to H&M Home where a similar version is £39.99.
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GOUSTO Flavor Savior Kits with olfactory receptor enhancement ingredients are available for free for a limited time at flavor-saviour.co.uk.
And you can get 65% off your first box of Gousto recipes with code FLAVOURSAVIOR at Gousto.co.uk.
Shop and save
USE Morrisons Wonky Carrots, which taste just like their “ideal” counterparts and cost 29p per kilo instead of 35p.
SHOP UP during Lidl Arts and Crafts Week: felt tip sets from £2.49 and sewing kits from £2.99.
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