GoodwillWorks for Back to School Shopping

Jun 24, 2016

Summer break is halfway over and Georgia’s tax-free weekend is approaching (July 30-31, 2016)!

There’s no need to fall for glitzy advertising that can persuade you to spend more money than you should. Here are three reasons to look for savings at a local Goodwill store when you head out for Back to School Shopping:

Low Cost, High Reward

Goodwill Last Chance! Stores and Goodwill Retail Stores are PACKED with name-brand clothes for a fraction of the price you would pay anywhere else.

Consider this staple outfit:

An almost identical pair of these shorts ON SALE at Express costs nearly $20, and the Ralph Lauren striped boatneck tops online cost $70. This outfit has a total retail value of $90 – not including the cute shoes you would need to match them, or the jewelry, or the purse… yeah, you catch our drift…

Now let’s see how GoodwillWorks for fashion:

Shirts at Goodwill Retail Stores cost $3.85 and shorts cost $3.85 leaving the grand total of this Goodwill find at $7.70.

That’s a savings of $82.30!!

So there’s the low cost, and here’s the high reward:

“When you shop at Goodwill, more than 86 cents of every dollar in Goodwill revenue is re-invested in Goodwill’s life-changing mission to help people go to work.”

So, the revenue from your purchase helps people find employment opportunities. Can’t say that about the big retail stores, huh?

Shop Local and Help Locally

When you shop at Goodwill, you’re helping not only the local economy, but also the people in your own backyard.

Our career services team educates, trains and places people of diverse backgrounds into temporary and temp-to-perm jobs which meet the needs of the businesses in Middle Georgia and CSRA.

So by shopping locally, revenues from your purchase are put to work in your city for your friends and family.

Save on Clothes and Books

Whether you have a books section in your Goodwill Retail Store or if you’re lucky enough to have a GoodBooks near you, keep your eye open for classic novels that are sure to be on high school reading lists:

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Prices from Barnes & Noble (all paperback):

A Lesson Before Dying – $14

To Kill a Mockingbird – $13

The Color Purple – $9

All small paperback books at GoodBooks cost $1.99 So this purchase of three books totals $5.97 saving you $30.03 by shopping at GoodBooks!!


GoodwillWorks for back to school shopping by saving you a ton of money, impacting your local community and being a smart convenient way to shop!

We’ll see you soon in a retail store near you!

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