Pro Tips for Finding Really Great Stuff at Goodwill

By Cody May

Straight from our retail department, here are the top five tips for finding really great deals at Goodwill Fort Worth Stores!

Tip #1: Drop by your closest locations on a weekly basis

The more often you stop by a Goodwill store the more likely you are to find what you are looking for, or better yet a hidden treasure. Visiting more than one location gives you an advantage, too. There may be moments where you can’t find what you’re looking for, but there is a good chance it’s not far away.

Tip #2: Don’t delay on purchasing an item

Waiting to purchase an item can result in losing out on a great deal or the reason you were there in the first place!  When you see an item you aren’t completely sure of, it’s worth throwing it in the cart as you continue to shop, to ensure you can still purchase it if you decide you want it. You never know if the person walking in the door is there for that exact same item!

Tip #3: Find out when the most popular time for donations are and get the first pick

Knowing when your Goodwill store is the busiest for donations is the key to finding what you need, at a great price. Holidays are some of the busiest times for our stores and being able to discover when new items arrive might be the best way to find exactly what you need.

Tip #4: Know when sales happen

Knowing when sales happen will allow you to stop in and get what you need at an even more discounted price!  Each Tuesday, stores in the greater Fort Worth area offer a 25% off discount to all seniors 55+, and one day each month everyone gets 50% off donated goods!  Stores also offer a Smart Shopper Loyalty Program that gives you the opportunity to earn one point for every dollar you spend. Once you collect 200 points, you’ll get $10 off of a future purchase of $25 or more!

Tip #5: Be in the know

Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter and sale day alerts to be in the know on all the latest happenings. Last minute sales, special events and more are distributed via this online newsletter. And, learn about where the money goes when you shop at Goodwill and how you’re changing lives through the Power of Work!