Herberger's annual Goodwill sale event is one of its best sales of the year. Starting Wednesday through March 24, bring in clothing and textiles (bedding) to donate to Goodwill and get a coupon for 10 to 20 percent discounts on stuff throughout the store. (One coupon for each item donated.)

But here's the better deal: Go to Herberger's website , click on "A million acts of goodwill, click here to get 25 percent coupon," and print a 25 percent coupon to be used on a single clothing or jewelry item. (Or get 20 percent off cosmetics, fragrances, shoes, intimate apparel, maternity and home store items).

You need to print the coupon before Wednesday or you won't be able to use it until March 24 (still not a bad deal).

What are the exceptions? Yellow Dot clearance, Incredible Value merch, Bonus Buys, Door Busters and Special Event merchandise. Still, being able to use the coupons on sale merch and cosmetics is something that Macy's customers can only dream about.

Shop early and bring something to occupy you while you wait. The lines to check out during the sale can test your patience.