Bargain hunters are flooding Salvation Army Thrift Stores looking to save on everything from electronics, home decor, and wedding dresses!
Books even sell for less than a dollar. Salvation Army Development Director, Peggy Steele, says, "Since when can you buy a book for 25 cents?"
The store is full of racks of shoes, furniture, and clothes. Steele says, "We like to call it a family store, because we have something for the whole family. We have items here that are good quality and they can purchase them at a discounted rate."
That's why Jacklyn King enjoys shopping at The Salvation Army Thrift Store. She says she always finds great bargains.
"I bought my son a pair of church shoes. I paid 99 cents for them, and I bought me a pair of shoes and I paid $1.99 for them. Also, I bought my son a pajama outfit. He loves basketball and I paid $2 for that," says King.
The money she spends at the store not only helps her wallet, but it also helps lighten the burden for others.
"It helps the Salvation Army to raise money to help people with groceries and rent," says Steele.
Workers at the store say the worse the economy gets the busier the store is. Steele says it's all because of the tremendous amount of discounts. The items are available because of donations. Everything that gets dropped off in good condition is 100% tax deductible.
Steele says it's an opportunity for community members to recycle. "Just think about someone else. Your trash might be someone else's treasure," says Steele.
It's a way to clear out clutter and help others along the way.