#1 – SHOP OFTEN
Goodwill literally becomes a new store every hour. We take donations at one door and move them directly to our sales floor all day long. Timing can be everything. Some days you fill your cart with amazing finds. Other days you may leave empty-handed. Unless you stop by often, you will never know what’s waiting for you inside.
#2 – COLOR OF THE WEEK
If you haven’t heard about Goodwill’s Color of the Week – one of the best kept secrets of faithful Goodwill shoppers – take notice! Look for items with the color of the week tags to SAVE 50%!
TIP #3 – VISIT ALL OUR STORES
Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma has 24 retail stores and 1 outlet store. You would be missing out if you visited only one. We have stores in Stillwater, Norman, Moore, Ada, Edmond, Yukon, Oklahoma City, Warr Acres, Midwest City, Shawnee, and Ardmore. Our Attended Donation Centers feed merchandise to all our locations, each becoming a new store every day! We cycle our donated goods so nothing ever gets “stale” and our customers can expect fresh merchandise when they visit.
TIP #4 – PAINT – RECOVER – RENEW!
It’s always amazing that you can transform something with a simple coat of paint. With so many ideas on Pinterest and instructions online, there are endless possibilities for do-it-yourself projects with items you find at Goodwill! Purchase items at a fraction of their original cost and create one-of-a-kind pieces perfect for your home or office.
TIP #5 – GOODWILL GRAND OPENINGS
If you haven’t been to a Goodwill Grand Opening – you are missing out! You not only get to shop in a beautiful new store, but each opening is also different. In the past, we’ve had furniture, patio furniture, sporting goods, housewares, TVs and more. Once you come to a Grand Opening at Goodwill you will be hooked!
TIP #6 – BUY SOMETHING. DONATE SOMETHING.
Remember to bring a bag of donations with you every time you shop. You only wear about 15% of what is in your closet. Rather than struggling to squeeze in something new, why not put your unused stuff and clothing to good use by creating jobs for people in your community! Keep a small box or bag in strategic locations in your home. When something is no longer needed, drop it in.