My Thrift Store Shopping Trip and a $25 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!

Thrift Store Shopping

I must admit that I am definitely a thrifty person.  That’s one of the reasons that I created this blog…to save money.  Every now and then, I will hit up the thrift stores to find some great steals or deals.  Check out what I found when we visited Virginia during President’s Day. (I’m late on posting my thrift store items.) If anyone knows me, really knows me, then you know I love scarves and purses. them! Well, I googled “largest thrift stores in US” and I came across one that happened to be about an hour and 15 minutes from my house.  It called Unique Thrift Store.  It’s located in Falls Church, VA.  It is so huge! Fabulous place! Go on a holiday.  It’s 50% off.  The girls and I went down and dug into all the goods there.  Came out with these items.  My teenager made out with the best deals.  We actually had a contest going on between the three of us on who would find the best items at the best prices.

My Thrift Store Shopping Trip

Found these lovely scarves.  I’ve worn the striped-colored one quite a bit, especially during all of that cold weather that we had recently.

My Thrift Store Shopping Trip

My daughter found these.  They were $5 each after the 50% off discount.  Four pairs of shoes/boots for only $20.  We let her win.  My youngest child didn’t find anything.  Usually, she’s the queen of shopping.  Will definitely visit Unique Thrift Store again if I get a chance.

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  1. John Herman says:

    I found a XBox 360 at a yard sale for 20 dollars. Best deal I ever found!

  2. Jennifer Herman says:

    I found a watch that I bought for 2 dollars and I found out it was an antique.

  3. I found a HTF nail polish for a penny at ulta. Love their mark downs especially when people do not know how much it is sought after!

  4. We have the greatest thrift shop.we find great deals every week.thanks so much for sharing.

  5. I love going to Once Upon a Child for used baby toys…saves a TON of money!

  6. laurie murley says:

    I just got some great summer tops for $4 each

  7. Betsy Barnes says:

    Over Christmas, was able to get my hubby and son a bunch of sweaters and shirts for $9.99, they were regularly $49.99. The quality was fantastic too 🙂

  8. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    One Time I Found A Girl’s Dress On Clearance At $1.00!

  9. Christy Caldwell says:

    A couple of weeks ago I went into Bath and Body Works. They had a sale on their purse sized lotions, 3 for $10. I also had a coupon for a free full sized product when you spend $10. !!! Yay

  10. suzanne panda meat says:

    Found a fantastic & large All-Clad roasting pan for $7.

  11. I found a candy despencer that sells for over !00 dollars for 3 dollars, kids love it.

  12. Bought a ring on I went through instead of going to directly and got an additional 5% off the price of the ring. If you want to sign up at , you can do so at this link:

  13. One great deal I found this month was a kids trailer to put behind a kids tractor ride on toy. I found them on Amazon…it was down to 29.00…had a regular price of around 180-200.00! I thought maybe the price was wrong…but the other colors were still close to 200.00! I ordered right away….we got it for Carters birthday to pull behind a pedal car….so he can pretend he is the garbage man! Oh he loves it! I just checked today…and it was back up again! GREAT deal!

  14. Joy McFalls says:

    bought my daughter a fur real dog for $3 that was looked basically new and worked fine that would have cost in store $40

  15. Angela Saver says:

    A great deal I got was tubular grandfather clock for $300, & it’s worth much more than that!

  16. John Leahy says:

    Last fall I found a cool leather bomber jacket at a local flea market!

  17. maleficent m says:

    I found a tiny brass cat for a dollar and a glitter spray paint for 3 dollars.I’m going to paint the cat glitter and put in on my bookshelf.

  18. Hallmark gift bags black for 90 percent off.

  19. Patricia C. says:

    I got our bedroom set through craigslist for 3k. It was in excellent condition and costs 12k brand new through the company. It seems like a lot to spend but I’ll keep it forever.

  20. Kim Hampton says:

    I bought my daughter 9 shirts for $9!

  21. I shop thrift stores all the time. I would say my latest best deal was two ride on toys, one of them a step2 brand for $15 total.
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    • Hi Michelle! You’re like me…we shop thrift stores all the time. I like to head to the thrift stores before I go to regular stores…

  22. I bought a book I wanted on Amazon for $4.00 and that included shipping.
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  23. Sarah Cool says:

    I bought a coach purse for $15!!!!

  24. Alison Tolar says:

    I’m a couponer and I found a great deal on Tide. It was on sale, plus I had a store and a manufacturer’s coupon. I don’t remember how cheap I got it for, but it was a great deal.

  25. Angelica says:

    I found organic Muir Glen salsa on sale at my local grocery outlet for 99 cents a jar, I think we bought a year’s supply!

  26. I found a great deal on shoes on Amazon.

  27. At my most recent trip to my favorite thrift store, Philadelphia’s Philly AIDS Thrift, I found a brown Banana Republic blazer with pink piping for only $1! It looks so smart with jeans and heels.

  28. I love to go to the thrift stores too! Usually I find some gorgeous designer work clothes and shoes. 🙂

  29. christina moore says:

    I find great deals at Belk’s on clothes

  30. Megan Scharlau says:

    I found a beautiful dress from the fifties for only $20 in perfect condition! It was a complete steal!

  31. Valencia says:

    I find awesome stuff all the time but my best find was several years ago. I saw a beautiful cream colored, wool, belted, 3/4 Anne Klein trench coat. It was $15, which was great but I didn’t have it on me at the time. My friend said, I’ll get it for you, happy birthday. I got the coat, cleaned it and loved it. A few weeks later I saw that same coat in an ad and they said it was $400.

    • Hi Valenica! What a fabulous purchase! I love this trench coat that I have. I didn’t get it a thrift store. I found it in a rental home that a friend has. Someone moved out and left a lot of stuff. Love that coat!

  32. Catherine says:

    Seven years ago I found a really warm, long, down coat at a thrift shop and bought it for just $20. It’s been my go-to winter coat ever since. Best purchase ever!

    • Hi Catherine! Don’t you just love when you find a great purchase at a thrift store and it becomes a favorite thing for you. Those are the best purchases ever…

  33. I found a great vintage wallet at a flea market

  34. I got two antique adirondack chairs from Craigslist for $10.

  35. Awhile back, my college-age daughter found a pair of vintage Doc Marten shoes at a thrift store for $2. They were in great condition and she now wears them all the time. She found the same pair on ebay for like $60.
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    • Hi Kari! Doc Marten for $2. Fabulous! Loving that great savings. Plus she seems to be getting her money’s worth and then some since she wears them all the time….

  36. I just entered some great giveaways.

  37. I found a great vintage wallet at a flea market last week.

  38. I just found a great set of about 20 pens, normally $25, for $4 on clearance!

  39. Ya’ll are GOOD shoppers! I want to join you!
    Kristen recently posted…Swim Survival With Baby OtterMy Profile

  40. Carolsue says:

    I recently found a huge cat scratcher post for $10 at the Thrift Store that would probably have been $75 or more if I bought it new.

  41. The scarves are so pretty, and the shoes are a great deal! I once found a pair of Chanel shoes at my local Salvation Army. I wish finds like that happened more often 🙂
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  42. I found a fantastic purse that was 75% off plus I had a coupon at Macy’s a couple years ago. I use it all the time as my main bag.

    • Hi GB! Now, I must say that I have never bought a purse at Macy’s. That is probably due to not finding a great sale or one that I like. Will keep my eye out for any 75% off sale…

  43. I had found some really good boots at Salvation Army. I thought they were homely for a while, and they sat in the back of the closet. But this awful winter, they were perfect, and I also started to think they looked pretty good – all for $5.

    • Hi Rosie! I just bought some boots a couple of weeks ago for $9. They looked good in the store but when I got them home they look too much like military boots, plus they are way too big. Like you, I’m saving those for one of those really back snowy days next year, for sure…

  44. Lisa Brown says:

    I bought laundry detergent for half price at my local grocery store

  45. My local grocery store had regular sized bottles of laundry detergent for 1.99 apiece.

    • Hi Carla! I stock up on laundry detergent when I see them on sale for $0.99. Shoprite is always having one of those deals at least once during the year…

  46. I bought about $125.00 worth at retail of colored glass, red, blue, green , amber, etc to put in my rock tumbler to make colored beach glass for $13.00 at a small thrift store that was having a 1/2 price sale to make room for new merchandise.

  47. HONEY BEAR says:


  48. I had a coupon for a free Gorton’s fish. I use the coupon when my grocery store had it on a BOGO sale. I got both free.

  49. I just purchased a big bag of cat food on sale at Petsmart for only $10.99 and I also had a coupon so it was super cheap.

    • Hi Heather! Our dog goes to Petsmart for her doctor’s appointment and I find myself always looking for great clearance items when I’m there….

  50. Emily Smith says:

    I saw a free sign on an old chair. I refinished and reupholstered that chair for less than $10. I get so many compliments on it and it’s so comfy!

  51. There used to be a store near us called Whole Earth Access, and when they (unfortunately) were going out of business I got a beautiful floor lamp for a great price….and I still use & love it to this day!

    • Hi Kristen! I hate to see stores going out of business, but when it happens, you can usually score some really great finds during that time.

  52. I found a really cheap, amazing pair of boots at Marshall’s last year.

  53. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I found Michael Kors sandals on sale at Marshalls for $15

  54. I have enjoyed your blog for some time now, especially like when you show your thrift store finds. Even at 71 years of age I still use thrift stores a lot.

    • Hi Rose! Thanks for stopping by again. Thrift stores are a regular shopping place for us, especially when I’m creating something for my blog posts….

  55. I just bought a pair of pants at target that were on clearance for 10 dollars!

  56. i’m always searching out deals… probably baby items & clothes are my best finds!

  57. steve weber says:

    I found this old wood that someone was getting rid of.. I made a really cool picture frame mirror out of it.

  58. I found some knit sheet sets for $2 a set. I plan on making some dresses, skirts, and tops and then dyeing them!

  59. Sheila K. says:

    Found my beloved Gardein foods on sale at Target at 2 for $7, had a couple of $1 coupons so I got two bags for $5, nearly half of what they usually would cost me!

  60. Julie Wood says:

    I found a $50 purse marked down at Target for $8 dollars! It is such a cute purse and I use it all the time!

  61. I love your parent and child shopping session.
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  62. We just found a butterball turkey for $.59/pound. Out-of-season bargain we snapped right up!


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