Goodwill’s latest project is a partnership with WREX13 – a monthly Morning Show segment, hosted by anchor Laura Gibbs, titled “Savvy Shopping with the Goodwill Gal”. Am I excited about being labeled “The Goodwill Gal”? You bet! And I’m even more excited to convey to the public that Goodwill has great items for even greater prices!
I think it’s a misconception that Goodwill just sells old over-used donated items. SO UNTRUE! Laura gave me the task this month to find outdoor living items for an exceptional price. I did just that and had a such a fun time doing it!
At first I was unsure which direction I’d head with the “Outdoor Living” theme I was given. After all, there is so much to find at Goodwill. My options were limitless. I spotted this great patio chair at our Machesney store and couldn’t believe the price or the condition – both outstanding! So I decided to put together a bright summertime patio sitting area. Even if you already have a great patio – who doesn’t like to change things up once in a while? I do – especially if it’s not going to cost me an arm & a leg.
Then, at our Dekalb store, I spotted this fabulous patio bistro table – it matched the chair perfectly! And can you believe this – it was BRAND NEW – still in the box….and half the price of a brand new table. I quickly snatched this treasure up.
Then, the mother of all finds – this gorgeous fern/bamboo picnic basket complete with 4 plates, 4 cups, and 4 sets of silverware. I did a little research online to find out similar baskets sell brand new for $100! Goodwill was selling this basket for $11.99! Can you believe it? I hit gold!
I continued shopping at all of our other Goodwill stores to put the finishing touches on my patio sitting area – constantly finding myself amazed at how much I was saving and what great items I was finding, until I had my complete setup (above photo). What a fun time I had!
June 1st, Laura was amazed. In fact, Cyndi the weather girl, even stated she wished she brought her checkbook with her! The segment went over without a hitch and we all had a fun time. In the end, we showcased a beautiful patio sitting area all purchased at local Goodwill stores. The brand new retail price I would have spent on this was a tad over $300. Goodwill’s price was a mere $80. I saved over $220! Now that’s savvy shopping at it’s best!