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Monday, February 16, 2015

Love 50% off Coupons!!

The coupon special at my favorite thrift for the month of February is 50% off of winter coats and sweaters. So I just had to go an use my coupons. The coupon is also good for 25% off of your entire purchase, but you have to choose which to use.  Choose, I can't choose!! So I'll just use two coupons. One for coats and sweaters and one for everything else. So while I was shopping I kept the coats and sweaters separate from everything else.

This is also the TS with the 99c rack, and sometimes it is 2/99c. These racks are outside under a sheltered area and it was late and it was really, really cold and the wind was blowing. And I was the only fool crazy person outside. Easy picking!!

I found several interesting coats. Sorry about the bad photos. I was in a hurry and the light from the big window in the dining room was messing up the colors. I was too lazy to reset my camera!!
This is a Travelsmith women's wool coat. The seams are flat stitched with overcast on the edges to reduce bulk. The sleeves are nice and long and you can fold them up for long or short arms. It also has a button out light wool lining. I didn't find any online now to compare with but it is a really nice long coat.
This is a WWII Swiss army coat, dated 1941. Green wool and very heavy. Well made and no holes. Someone "harvested" all of the buttons except the ones on the epaulets so I don't know if I will replace the buttons or sell as is. I can't find the buttons to match the two left. I may just put coat buttons on.
This is a J Crew stadium cloth, university jacket. Very light wear and the two slash pockets, just above the flaps, are still stitched together. Very nice.
A Cabela's field jacket, barn jacket women's size. Very nice condition, light wear.
This was on the 99c rack and is a beautiful ivory brocade coat. When I saw it I thought Bride or Mother of the Bride. Looks new and very dressy.
This isn't a coat and it was on the 99c rack. A brand new burgundy choir cassock. This brand wasn't on ebay, but similar ones were in the $50-80 range. What?????

So this is some of the items I found this week.I didn't get pictures of all the sheets I picked up for 20c each.
Yes, that is correct 20 cents each, 5 for $1.00. I couldn't believe it. They are in various parts of the wash cycle. I picked up 9 of the same design, and 2 sets of double, 2 sets of queen, 4 duvet covers (20c also) and 14 pillowcases. A twin sheet has about 3 yards of fabric so I have a massive amount of fabric all over the family room and laundry room. I don't always wash all of the sheets but these had a funky overpowering fabric softener aroma and I just hate that. I gives me a headache and I don't like that smell getting on other things.

So what am I doing here blabbing about what I found. I need to get my butt in gear and get this stuff cleaned and listed.


  1. Wow. You hit the mother load of coats. Those are great finds. And 20 cents for sheets? Unheard of! A little jealous :)

    1. I couldn't believe the coat deals. I would never pay $25 for a coat to resell but at $12.50 there is enough left for a nice profit. And sheets, for 20c who could resist. I was looking through the sheets and the manager of the outside bins came up and unloaded a huge canvas laundry cart full of sheets. I couldn't believe my luck. I went just a bit crazy!!!

  2. Your thrift store sounds amazing!! So many gorgeous coats!!

  3. Wow, you found some awesome stuff. Love the WWII coat. I haven't found any coats for resale, but I did buy an awesome looked like it was new coat for myself on Sunday for $12.