Sunday, December 16, 2012

Oh the Fun in Thrift Store Christmas Shopping I hit the Jackpot!

Happy Saturday evening everyone......Christmas is just around the corner & I thought I was all done shopping since I shop all year round and stash my gifts. But then along comes a moment when you realize you have just hit the jackpot! You can make some kids really happy and while doing it help out there parents too.
I started out with 11 large totes filled with my year long Christmas gift stash. Then I went to the Salvation Army last Thursday..

All the kids clothing & I mean all, from new born up..Shoes, Coats, Jackets everything 49 cents each. Now were talkin some serious shopping here.
Two carts full of kids clothing & jackets last Thursday 99% New with tags $53.00.
Then this morning my niece Hailey my thrift store buddy wanted to go thrifting of course I said sure why not......
We arrive only to find out they were still having the 49 cents kids sale..... One cart full later, 99% new with tags $23.00.

Every single kid on my christmas list is getting no less then 20 new outfits for Christmas. Plus each one is getting a new Coat or Jacket. My luck is going to really help out there parents!!!!
The best part is I didn't even have to buy wrapping paper.
Last summer I bought an extra large tote it was new orginal cost would have been $20, filled with over 250 new gift bags, tissue paper, 50 plus new gift boxes & new wrapping paper for $12.00. Best thrift bargin I ever found.

I'll take a wild guess and say I got about $2000.00 worth of clothing, coats, wrapping paper, & Gift Bags for $88.00. Damn I'm one hell of a Thrift store shopper!!

Some kids are going to be very happy come Christmas morning... I can't wait!

When we got home I washed up everything...then Hailey and I wrapped & bagged all my bargins...
Boy does gift wrapping go fast when you have bags & tissue paper!!
If you don't thrift shop for kids clothing you ought to give it a never know the New stuff you will find if you just look!

I wish I would have thought to take pictures of all my goodies.. You wouldn't have believed the really beautiful things I found for all the kids...I was amazed myself!
I bought more gifts then ever before and spent less then ever before!!
Sure Makes the old heart race with joy.
I can't wait to see there parents faces when they see all the new clothes the kids got... it will be such a relief to them to know there kids will be well dressed.
Yes they all know I do most all my shopping at the thrift store they grew up on Thrift store clothing and they were the best dressed kids in school!

I'm happy it is all wrapped/bagged and now I can work on making my Chex Mix & I can sit back and quietly wait for Christmas day!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend & if your shopping you find the best bargins ever!

Christmas Hugs


  1. Doesn't it just make you so proud to find such awesome bargains!!! How wonderful, you hit the jackpot. And I received the most beautiful Christmas card from you, thank you!!!
    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! hugs, Lecia

  2. How wonderful Tanya....I've seen many NEW ITEMS at our thrift store as well...not sure why they are there and NEW - maybe stores donate???
    Great going and Merry Christmas

  3. Hi Tonya,
    Wow, what a sweet story! I wish you would have taken pictures, what a sweet and generous girl you are! Wishing you the best holiday ever.

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  5. For some reason my comment came out all GARBLED.
    I always love to find a bargain at the Thrift Store and I am always amazed at what finds there are. The kids should be as excited as you!
    Have a great Christmas.

  6. You are secrect Santa! What a wonderful thing to do. Thses families and kiddo's WILL NEVER forget this Christmas.
    You ROCK!
    God Bless You Tonya
    and Merry Christmas,
    Hugs ,


I'm so Blessed that you stopped by & shared your thoughts with me today! Reading your comments always makes me Smile!