Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Are You Ready For The Thrift Olympics?

It's time. Time to stop giving your wallet a workout from retail shopping. Time to stretch those bills, olympic style. Time to go for the secondhand gold. It's time...time to take The $20 Thrift Challenge. 

The goal is simple. Take $20 and hit the thrift. Maybe make a specific goal: Clothes, housewares, electronics. Or just browse the entire store for some swank secondhand finds in any ole department. Do President Jackson proud by sticking to the budget and see how much you can bring home. 

Yesterday, I spent the afternoon with friends, scavenging through the aisles of three different thrift stores, in three different counties. I brought home three bags of thriftacular finds and had 96 cents to spare by the day's end. 

For the full post-game coverage of all my < $20 thrifted finds, be sure to check out my next post. And if you want to partake in some Thrift Olympics, join the team through the linkup on the next post. We're all winners when we thrift! 
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Rae - Say It Aint So said...

ooo i am totally down!

Jackie Jardine said...

That's awesome, Rae. I'm still working on cataloguing all my finds, lol. So much stuff... all under 20 bucks.

Feel free to share the challenge with your readers too!

<3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!

Vanessa said...

I love doing stuff like this. I'm down to take the challenge, hitting up the dozens of thrift stores in town and being as discerning as possible.

Tough with the high prices these days!

Jackie Jardine said...

That's great, Van. I knew you'd be down for this one. And same goes for you, if you want to get your readers involved in the $20 Thrift Challenge. Feel free to pass it on.

I hear ya on the price issue. I lucked into some awesome finds. But I also had to use discretion. For instance, I spotted a lovely peacoat for winter that fit like a glove. $25! Oh heck no, even if I wasn't taking the $20 Thrift Challenge. That's far too much.


<3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!