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$250 Giveaway

Hi Thriftsters!

We are giving back to the best people out there, meaning our customers! We are so excited to launch our first giveaway that we are giving away quite the shopping spree. Two-hundred and fifty dollars can go a long way at our American Thrift Stores!

Hurry and enter online at woobox.com/aknwqg for your chance to win. Sign up with your email address and like our Facebook page. Think of all the treasures you’ll find with the $250 in your pocket. We often sell brand-name items at half their regular price. You may have Zach Norris’ luck, who spotted a 1959 Jaeger-Lecoultre watch in a jewelry case at a thrift store back in April. No one knew how much the watch was really worth. He bought it for six dollars and resold it for $35,000 on a watch collectors’ website.

Try your luck at our American Thrift Stores, you’ll be sure to find something great. Get your floral print-summer dress with beach totes and shoes to complete your perfect beach getaway. In this Florida summer, you have to hurry and catch the sun rays before the rain. Be sure to purchase all the essentials without breaking the bank at our stores.

We also always carry something special for our local Florida families. Get those “back-to-school” outfits ahead of time at half the price.  We have daily discounts on certain items for up to 50% off. The lucky winner of the giveaway can combine our sales with their prize and be sure to get their money’s worth.  Enter now to win your American Thrift Stores $250 shopping spree!

 

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American Thrift Store Memorial Day

We are coming up on one of the most important American Holidays, Memorial Day, a touching holiday that marks the day when we remember all of those who passed while serving the country. Even though it is a sad ritual, we still carry on the tradition as a way to honor the lives lost. It is a day of remembrance. A day of respect.

It all started with the first American Civil War, when the Union veterans decided to decorate the graves of the Union soldiers with flowers on Decoration Day. By the 20th century, this practice carried on with Memorial Day. With all due respect, American Thrift Stores is proud of the soldiers who served the United States of America and we want to thank them for their service. To those still serving, we thank you for your continued service without which, the United States would not exist, and we would not even be able to call ourselves “American Thrift Stores.”

Memorial Day also unofficially marks the start of summer vacation. For many families, kids finish school around this time of year and begin their summer. In honor of Memorial Day, and to start the exciting summer season, we are offering a major Memorial Day Sale.

Only this Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th, receive a whopping 20% OFF in our entire furniture department plus three color tickets 50% OFF from 10:00A.M. until 5:00 P.M.

And that’s not all. In our continued mission to satisfy our customers, we have extended our store hours by a half hour every day except Sunday. We are committed to improving our stores as evidenced by our rewards program, new a/c units, carpeted floors in Broward and fitting rooms. Please keep the suggestions coming.

For more information about our new hours click here.

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Recondition Antique Furniture Pieces

Antique Bookcase as a Bar

Find a bookcase you like? Repaint the piece to effectively cover any stains or minor discolorations. Always apply two coats of paint for the best effect. Finish off the job with some wood polish and you have yourself a brand-new bar. That’s right, bar. Check it out above.

Side Tables as Stools

Some of our American Thrift Side Tables have the great makings of a stool. A side table has all the advantages of a chair except you don’t have to pull out the backrest in order to recondition it as a stool. A side table has such a small surface area that it will take less than one gallon of paint to fully cover. This way you can match your furniture set at home- don’t even worry about clashing!

We have a wide variety of round small, tables that are just the perfect size for a makeshift stool!

Antique secretary as a linen closet

An antique secretary can be an excellent touch of elegance for any room, hiding the contents that might not match the décor. Even though typically these were used for books or correspondence, they can be a place of storage for pantry items or even linen and bedding. Essentially, the antique secretary adds class to an otherwise empty hallway or closet and in doing so, retrieving your bedsheets becomes an extravagant experience.

Antique Chest as Coffee Table

Antique chests or suitcases can be easily reconditioned as coffee tables. They are not overly decorated so they really do blend nicely with most furniture pieces. The chest in the image below is very subtle but when gazed upon, it fills guests with intrigue. It invites guests to wonder-what could have been hidden in this chest before? Who owned this suitcase? What mysterious secrets were hidden in this personal storage space of history? And it is a great conversation-starter for any dinner party.

 

 

There’s so much you can do with used furniture piece nowadays thanks to all the DIY trends circulating on the web. If you’re looking to redecorate your home with vintage furnishings and unique pieces at thrift store prices, American Thrift gets new furniture loads daily.