A.J. Shepherd

A.J. is a full-time graphic designer and wanna-be-out-of-debtor who shares money-saving ideas and tips on getting out of debt. In 2003, he found himself $40k in debt ($20k in credit cards alone) and rid himself of debt in five years. He and his friends have a website dedicated to personal finance and gaining financial independence at www.threethriftyguys.com. Read more about A.J. Shepherd.

Some places around the city to find a thrifty deal

Posted by: A.J. Shepherd Updated: September 4, 2010 - 2:49 PM

My dad was always on the lookout for a good deal. And, he loved the scratch-n-dents! If he could find a great appliance or item with a little nick in it for half-off, he was elated.

His inclination towards thrifty-ness and bargain shopping no doubt had an effect on me. Just like the next person, I love to find a bargain.

Residing in or around Minneapolis most of my life, I have found some spots to get a good deal or two. Here's a few:

Room & Board Outlet Store (Golden Valley)
A lot of their regular-priced stuff is beyond my means - but if you are looking to find good quality furniture at a discounted price, their outlet store could be your place. Note: they are only open Saturday-Monday.

ApplianceSmart (Various locations)
There are some great appliances here that have several items that are slightly scratched or dinged. I'm willing to pay less for a new product just because of a few imperfections.

Caribou Coffee's Warehouse Sale (Minneapolis)
A Minnesota native coffee brand, every once in awhile they will have a warehouse sale where you can save as much as 75% off retail prices. Check them out on Twitter (@Caribou_Coffee) for their next sale.

Plato's Closet (Various locations)
Good place for finding gently used "name brand" clothing. Neat thing about the store is that you can sell your used threads for store-credit or cash. Note: 

Savers (Various locations)
This Labor Day, Savers (a second-hand retailer) is having a 50% off sale on all clothing, shoes and other items.

Thymes Warehouse Sale (Minneapolis)
Star Tribune Deal Spotter, John Ewoldt, alerted us to this event taking place October 7-9.

Of course this is not an exhaustive list. Are there other locations around the city that you frequent and find some great deals?

Thanks for reading. Live thriftly.

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