Monday, July 29, 2013

Savers Grand Opening - Norwood

I recently had the opportunity to attend a sneak peek event a few days before the new Savers opened in Norwood, MA. Although I had heard great things from people (I'm looking at you, Viola Cay), I had never been to a Savers before so I was excited to check it out.

My girl, Annie of Stowed Stuff, came by and picked me up and we headed out for a night of bargain shopping. I was surprised by just how much stuff they had in the store. I was expecting clothes but there was also toys, housewares, shoes, handbags, books, DVDs, and pretty much anything else you could imagine. I snagged some toys for the kids (including some still in original packaging), a dress for Isabelle, two handbags for myself, and a priceless hot pink, plastic New Kids on the Block mug for a friend. My grand total for all items was only $30.

Everyone poses while checking out, right?
I would have paid as much as I did alone for just a few of the action figures that I got for the boys. Speaking of action figures, they had tons of them. However, most of them are packaged up together in small plastic bags. So you do need to spend some time searching through them to find what you're looking for. The bags range from around $1.99-$3.99 so once you find something you want it's most likely worth it to just buy the whole bag even if you don't love the other figures in it. If you're kids are like mine, they'll end up loving all the figures anyway. I was kid-free so I had the time to leisurely peruse the bags but I definitely wouldn't have been able to do so with the kids with me. Again though, given the price of the toys you really can't beat it and I think having to fish around is pretty pare for the course with most discount/second hand retailers.

Some of my loot including the coveted NKOTB mug
Another great thing about the store is that they were constantly restocking the shelves while we were there. My first stop when I got there was the toy section and by the time I circled the store and stopped back by they had already put out a bunch of new toys. I was then able to score a Groovy Girls doll for Isabelle which she loves.

Another cool thing is Savers collects your donations right at the store site. Donations of clothes, housewares, small appliances, shoes, accessories, media, bed/bath items, and furniture are all accepted. Savers then pays local non profits (the Epilepsy Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters in my area) for each donation that you make. The best items are then sold on the floor and unsold items are either recycled or sent to developing countries. It's no wonder that they're slogan is "Good deeds. Great deals."

So if you're local to me, I suggest you head on down to the new location and see what deals you can find or drop off some of your unwanted items that are clogging up your house. If you're not local, you can find a location near you HERE.

**I was invited to attend the pre-opening sale and provided a Savers Gift Certificate. As always, all opinions are my own.**

2 comments:

  1. LOVE IT!
    I should really write a post someday...

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  2. I love Savers, but there really isn't one all that close to me. I usually go to the Hanover one, but I may have to make a trip to Norwood :)

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