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  • Spray Paint Crafts and DIY Project Ideas
    Spray Paint Crafts and DIY Project Ideas
    Spray paint is a miracle craft material. Underrated and low cost, spray paint isn't just for home maintenance or graffiti. Use it as a transforming material that turns grungy old things into shiny bright new objects. Check out Etsy to see what...
  • Thrift Shopping
    Shop local
    As you probably know shopping at consignment and second hand stores is the best way to shop when you are on a tight budget. You are able to get so much more for your dollar. This is especially helpful when you have children. Here are a few local...
  • Flea Market
    Mastering the basics of flea market shopping
    New England is a historic region brimming in tradition, and luckily for us, this means, lots of old houses with old goods to sell! Here are some tips on second hand shopping at flea markets.1. Early birds pay more for the worm. Later in the market...
  • Timeworn Truck
    Dispelling the Stigma of Second-Hand
    The term “second-hand” or “used” often comes with a negative connotation for just about anything that follows it. We would often associate it with pre-owned items (or in some derogatory cases, people) with still some use...
  • Top 5 ways to go green at thrift and antique stores
    Top 5 ways to go green at thrift and antique stores
    Celebrate Earth Day 2013 by going shopping! There are so many ways you can recycle, go green, and enjoy the adventure when you buy used at thrift and antique stores. Here are just five categories of things to shop for second hand that get you high...
  • Ugly Sweater Contests
    Ugly Christmas sweater contests at your favorite Colorado Springs thrift shop
    You can find very nice clothing at our area thrift stores year 'round. But anyone who has set foot in a thrift store around the holidays knows it's the place to find sweaters that will earn you first prize in any Ugly Sweater Contests you...
  • Yard sale dining set
    Budget friendly resources: Tips to find free or bargain priced items
    There are always things we need and things we want. When on a tight budget, we go without, scrimp, save and hope for a deal. Luckily, there are some good resources available to us online for getting the things we need for free or at a bargain...
  • This, That & the Other, Victor, Montana
    3,000 square feet of wild thrift in the Bitterroot Valley
    This, That & the Other is the newest, possibly largest, thrift store in the Bitterroot. Only a 30 minute drive south of Missoula, the store is located one-half block west of Highway 93 near the only stop light in the charming little town of...
  • Secondhand store
    Baby on a Budget: Second-hand shopping in the East Bay
    Everyone knows that babies are so expensive. Right?! Wrong! While it is true that babies need a certain amount of "stuff" the amount and variety of what you need is vastly exaggerated by those selling baby items. And what you do...
  • Garage Sale
    Do's and don'ts of Vancouver yard and garage sales
    Garage and yard sales are a favorite pastime of many Vancouverites. Everyone is out looking for a good deal on things they would have purchased at full price elsewhere, and often times, they can even find a treasure that is worth something. When...
  • Is the consignment shop the new trendy boutique?
    Is the consignment shop the new trendy boutique?
    Consignment shops have not always had the best reputation with trendy, young shoppers. People think the clothes are dirty, stained and old because of the second-hand nature of the store. Younger consumers see these shops as a place their...
  • Back to School Savings
    ARC makes back to school shopping affordable this Saturday
    It's back to school time, and you know the kids are going to need some new clothes. Thrift stores are always a good choice for quality, gently-used clothing, but this Saturday, August 13, 2011, even more so. That's when ARC thrift stores...
  • ARC thrift store in Colorado Springs
    ARC thrift stores offer big Memorial Day weekend savings!
    It's Memorial Day weekend, and while you're out shopping be sure to stop by one of your area ARC stores. This weekend -- Saturday, Sunday, and Monday -- save 50%on almost all items. You can tell which of the merchandise is not on sale by...
  • Browse thrift stores before you shop retail
    Browse thrift stores before you shop retail
    Any frugal shopper knows to browse thrift stores before they hit the retail stores. Whether you are looking for a specific item or just shopping for bargains, you are likely to find it at your local thrift store. Shopping frugally does not mean...
  • Vintage Finds!
    Second hand news: Top Charlotte thrift stores
    In a city as big as ours, there is a plethora of thrift stores. Here are some choice picks and why they're awesome.1. Value Village - 6300 South BoulevardJust south of Tyvola Road (across the street from Manifest), Is a huge Value Village....