Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lucky Finds Follow Up, Spring Finds and More!

  • Lucky Finds Follow Up
  • Spring Finds at the Half Off Goodwill Store
  • Linking to Helpful Hints for Thrift Store Clothes
  • Half Off Saturday
A follow up from our Lucky Finds Contest -
Last week we drew a winner for our Lucky Finds Facebook contest. Laura entered a picture of her lucky find - a beautiful bed and bedspread and she was our Lucky Winner! We are sure Laura will have fun treasure hunting with the $50 Goodwill Gift card she won.
Be sure to follow us on Facebook.com/GoodwillSWMI to keep up on the latest happenings at Goodwill stores, mission services and more fun contests and special offers for our Facebook Friends.

Visit our Facebook Contest Post to see the rest of our lucky find entries.
Spring is here! (Just ignore the light dusting of snow we are getting this week in Southwestern Michigan) Here are a few spring things that we found in our new Half Off Store on Alcott Street in Kalamazoo. When you shop this store EVERYTHING is Half Off everyday!            
Have you seen this funny e-card?
thrift store junkie display - Google Search

We love it....and it is so true! But what about those clothes you find at Goodwill that are almost perfect? We have a link round up of great ideas we found to help you say yes to the dress, or skirt, or pants, etc.....

Great Skirt, but wrong length? 
Follow along with thedapperbun.com tutorial and sew a modern hemline.

Loving half of the dress?
See how whilecamdensleeps.com refashioned this dress - very imaginative!
Great blog about easy ways to update old clothing. This looks so easy, I could totally do it!
We found a dress which could possibly use this treatment at the Half Off Store. What do you think?
Flare to skinny jeans. 
eyefuloflovely.blogspot.com tutorial for turning her Kelly green flare jeans to skinny jeans is from 2012 - but colorful jeans are still a thing this summer so keep an eye out for them while shopping at Goodwill.
Cute top, right size, but wrong fit.
Find a great fix for this common problem at nikkishell.typepad.com
Treasure Hunters - Don't forget that March 28th is Super Saturday at all Southwestern Michigan Goodwill Stores. Take 50% off most items the last Saturday of each month. One day only, our everyday low prices get even lower! Some items are excluded, so please see stores for details. Visit our website for store locations and hours. www.goodwillswmi.org/our-locations/

Happy Treasure Hunting!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Lucky Finds at Goodwill

"Man buys watch at Goodwill for $6, sells it for $35K". This news headline from Fox5NY features a lucky find story at a Phoenix Goodwill. How exciting to find a treasure like that! We've collected more lucky finds from Goodwill stores around the nation. 
The full story about the $6 Goodwill watch - a Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Alarm watch - can be found HERE.


Football Star Signing Suit Purchased in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  The Goodwill buyer put this suit up for auction and it went for  over $7,000!
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Read the whole story HERE.
Another football related lucky find: A Vince Lombardi sweater was discovered by vintage clothing treasure hunters. The Knoxville couple's story can be found on WBIR.com

Vince Lombardi's sweater purchased at a Goodwill Outlet
Vince Lombardi's sweater purchased at a Goodwill Outlet by a Knoxville couple. (Photo: WBIR)
Wow! "Painting Bought at Goodwill Sells for $34,500 at Auction" is the headline for this story found HERE.
Did you know that an old video game could be worth $15K? Check out this story about a NES cartridge found at a Goodwill by a woman from Charlotte, NC. "A woman paid $7.99 for an old NES cartridge at a Goodwill store..."
Stadium Events
Finding History - "Only known tape of Martin Luther King Jr. Arizona speech found at Goodwill." Mary Scanlon had no idea a $3 purchase from a Goodwill store in Phoenix would turn out to be a rare link to the civil rights movement's most revered leader. Read the rest of her story on Foxnews.com
$3 Painting from Goodwill turns out to be a Flemish painting from the 1600's and sold at an auction for $190,000. Watch this Youtube video for the whole story. 

Do you have a LUCKY FIND from Goodwill? It may not be worth thousands of dollars, but is special to you. Like a recent customer who found a mink coat that reminded her of her mother's coat. She told us she wore her vintage find with pride while shopping on a frigid day with her friends in Chicago.

Share your lucky find with us on our Facebook and enter our Facebook Contest. We are giving away a $50 Goodwill Gift Card! This Facebook contest starts now until St. Patrick's Day, March 17 2015, and we will pick a winner by random drawing on March 18th, 2015.
Good Luck and Happy Treasure Hunting!