Google Dollops of Diane: New Year, New You at Savers!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Year, New You at Savers!

I recently partnered up with Savers as part of their "New Year, New You" campaign. The idea behind it is to try a new look, a new style, or something outside your comfort zone with the new year upon us.

So I headed off to Savers to give it a try! Now for me, the "new you" part of my trip was stopping to look at sections of the store that I've never really dug into before. I've been to Savers a bunch of times and always find great things but I've never really shopped for myself there. I always hit up the kids sections, toys, and okay..okay...the purses! I've never spent the time really looking through the clothing for myself, though. I usually have at least one small "helper" with me who isn't so keen on the "Mamma section" but this time I went alone. I took my time (ahhh, paradise!) and was able to check it out.

I picked up the below pink fleece (new, with tags on) and the tan jacket. I feel like I'm always wishing I had something to throw on when I'm going out and get chilly but never have taken the time to look for it. And, of course, I then picked up the boy's hoodie because I'm a sucker for a good hoodie and have two boys always in need of one.


 
After the clothing sections, I headed over to the housewares department which is also somewhere I don't frequent. Helloooo...small children in the glassware aisle? No, thank you! On this trip though I was able to pick up a glass platter and a jar. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the jar yet. I have a bunch of sea shells from last summer that I keep saying I'm going to put on display. So I might fill it with sea shells or I might just straight up fill it with M&Ms. Time will tell.

While over in the housewares area I also came across these office supplies. Why yes, they are totally old school and somewhat outdated but they are like gold to my seven year old daughter. She's been three hole punching stuff for days now. She's a girl after my own heart.

The other section I can never leave without checking out is the books. Now I usually just get our books from the library because we don't have a lot of space for books and the kids like the variety. However, there are some that I can't pass up when I'm there. The "Look and Finds" or "I Spys" are a huge hit in our house and they always have a good selection. They're so cheap that I can never pass them up!

Taking a break from 3 hole punching for some reading
And I've saved the best for last. The piece de resitance of my trip...

Captain America and Thor!
The boys were psyched when I came home with these (like new) figures for a whopping $2 total. 

So there you have my Savers finds. Although I didn't fully stick with the "New Year, New Year" motto, I did definitely check out and purchase different items than I normally would. I just happened to also buy the regular items as well. Hey, old habits die hard!

What about you? Do you have a favorite second hand find?

*Disclosure: I received a Savers gift certificate to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions are my own.*

2 comments:

  1. I have occasionally found something good at Savers, but I find their prices way too high (at least at the store near me.) I mostly only shop on their few times a year half off sale and even then it is only on shoes, clothing, accessories, and bed & bath. If you find a good way to get their price stickers off, let me know. I hate their stickers, especially trying to remove them from book bindings.

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    1. I think like with all places it can be hit or miss. You definitely want to keep an eye on the price and make sure you're not paying the same price for used that you could pay for new at say Target. I did have a tricky time getting the price tag off of the platter. I got off what I could and then put some rubbing alcohol on the remainder to soak for a few minutes. I could get it off after that. Not sure that would be the best idea for books though!

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