Bargain Holiday Shopping

by Barbara Prevost-Nedd, Mesa Press Staff Writer/Social Media Editor
December 13, 2018


You can save bundles shopping for the holidays at your local thrift stores and more importantly, your dollars will provide job training and employment for some of your fellow citizens. Shopping at thrift stores is likewise an opportunity to care for the environment, recycling your purchases.


The Christmas holiday shopping season is upon us and shoppers who want to bargain hunt can shop at local discount stores. But why?

Hunt for cool gifts at your local thrift stores. Yes, your local thrift stores, where you can get high quality, sometimes new, or gently used goods for a bargain!

There are many thrift stores located in the City of San Diego, and depending on where you live, there is likely one or more stores near you.


Goodwill Industries, which provides employment and job training to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, has locations throughout the city is a great thrift store.

Clothing on racks for sale at some Goodwill stores are color coded by size, making it easy to locate items for purchase.

During a recent trip to the Sports Arena location, there was an entire round of little black dresses, just in time to bring in the new year, cheap! Most dresses on this rack, some with designer labels, were under $15.

There were also other holiday related gifts including a brand new fondue pot for $24.99, a new digital picture frame for $7.99, a set of books for teen readers, by author Rick Riordan, and racks of gently used children’s clothing.

As you add up the savings on gifts or other items for your home during the holidays, shopping at your local thrift store will not only save you lots of money, it will likewise allow you the chance to do good by providing job training, employment for local residents, and provide support for those who have served our country.


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