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National Thrift Shop Day

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About National Thrift Shop Day

When is National Thrift Shop Day? This holiday is always observed on August 17

Do you consider yourself a thrifty person? Are you looking for a great deal? National Thrift Shop Day is a day for a real bargain. On this August 17 holiday, fight inflation and the high cost of living by shopping at discount stores, flea markets, and other thrift shops.

 A “Thrift Shop” is an old term for stores that sell items deeply discounted merchandise. Typically, thrift shops are often outlets of charitable organizations like the Salvation Army, Goodwill, and Vietnam Vets. These organizations accept donations of gently used clothing and household items. After checking them over, many donated items make their way to the organization’s thrift store. The proceeds from the sale of these goods are used for charitable purposes.

Also, there are for-profit thrift shops. Examples include flea markets, farmer’s markets, outlet shops, and discount department stores.  Some of these businesses sell new items at discounted prices. And others sell used goods. It’s not always the highest quality, but the price is right. 

Watch for sales and specials today at Thrift shops in celebration of National Thrift Shop Day. If you are a store owner, hold a sale around this special day, and watch your August sales sizzle!

How to Celebrate and Participate in National Thrift Shop Day

Here are some ideas on how you can celebrate National Thrift Shop Day:

  • Donate used clothing and other items to organizations like the Salvation Army or the Vietnam Vets, so they can sell your gently used goods in their thrift store.
  • Shop at thrift stores.
  • Patronize your local flea market.
  • If you are an owner of a thrift ship, offer a store-wide sale. 

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History and Origin of National Thrift Shop Day

Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day. Without a doubt, a thrift shop somewhere started this special day. It most likely originated when a Thrift store promoted a summer sale.

There is no documentation confirming this to be a “National” day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.

Definition of “National” Days – and why it is so important to distinguish true National days.

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