02.23.11 / Bargain / Author: TWGranE / Comments: (0)
Tags: a, Alco, Christmas, Clearance, Coupon, furniture, Garnett, home decor, money saving, Sale, winter
Somebody save me a parking space at ALCO today!
Coupon available for 20% off one regular, sale or CLEARANCE item. Sale starts today (February 23-27)!
With Home Decor items already marked down by 75% off, it is time to think “Christmas” – only 304 more days!
I know a lot of folks haven’t been in ALCO since the one in Ottawa closed down in 1989. They have a large selection of Home Decor that has a Tuscan-Italian look. These items are more “want” items, instead of “need” items, which probably explains why these items are on clearance since we are living in a need society right now. That is why I am thinking Christmas!
Not in the market for home decor? I also am using the “Additional-25-percent-off-the-lowest-ticketed-price-on-any-winter-apparel-clearance-item” coupon. After all, there still is a lot of winter left, and it will be coming around again.
Or, perhaps, I will take advantage of the 40-percent-off-ready-to-assemble furniture, combined with the additional 20-percent-off coupon. This could be a field day for college students and newly weds.
FYI – You can drive South on U.S.. 59, it will give you a scenic tour of Eastern Kansas. You will go through Princeton (stop to get gas, pizza or a fancy cigar), Richmond (Stay in hwy. frontage RV park, shop for statuary), wave at the chicken sign that marks the turn-off for little Johns Nursery and you are nearly there. ALCO is one of the first businesses on the east side of the highway when entering the quiet villa of Garnett.
To print out your own coupons and to sign up for future ALCO sales:
I expect this sale to be a re-union of Garnett residents, so please save me a parking spot. I don’t want to get caught in the back forty!
03.18.10 / Uncategorized / Author: TWGranE / Comments: (0)
Tags: Baseball, Dress, Fashion, Garnett, Thrift
Ever hear of triple tags?
In baseball triple plays are rare. In thrifting it’s even rarer, but when it happens it is worth celebrating with a warm bag of peanuts and an oversized beverage!
Last week it happened to me. I found myself shopping in the quaint little village nestled between three lakes otherwise known as Garnett.
Garnett also has something else going for it. A nostalgic square. With a three-story antique store, a natural food store, several unique gift shops and a new coffee shop, it is thriving now more than ever. Nestled in all this commerce is the good old ARC Thrift Store.
The ARC Thrift Store is run by fellow Granny-type volunteers. The gem of the store is that anything not marked is $1.50. This makes it enticing to do a quick browse every week or so.
Last week, I snatched a complete outfit, new with tags. The dress was a knee length cotton design with a modern bold flower design, the bonus was the loose-fitted calf length leggies that came with it.
Here’s the the Triple Tag Play – it had the original store tag on it ($50), a Goodwill tag on it ($5) and here I was stuffing it in my cart for $1.50.
In case you’re thinking that dress must have been ugly to have been passed down so many times, I don’t think so. I received a near-record number of compliments when I wore it, and not one time did I reveal my cost. Sure, folks may have been being kind to the Granny in a $1.50 outfit, but my co-workers and friends are often brutally honest!
The only way this outfit could break it’s current record is for someone to buy it when I grow tired of it at my garage sale for a quarter!
Then, TAG – You’re it!