Local South Florida Thrift Stores Give $1,500 in Cash to Customers

Contact: Addys Guerra FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tel.: (561) 766-0245 December 27th, 2017
Email: addys@pickupsforbreastcancer.org
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Local South Florida Thrift Stores Give $1,500 in Cash to Customers

LAUDERHILL, FL, DECEMBER 27– American Thrift Stores gave away $500 at each store location in South Florida to customers on Friday, December 22nd for a grand prize total of $1,500 in cash. The cash prizes concluded an Anniversary Holiday Sweepstakes Giveaway that the stores ran prior to the cash drawing. Customers were thrilled to receive this cash just in time for the holidays.

Martha Corrales was just spending another day shopping at American Thrift-Lauderhill for terrific deals, when she entered the raffle for the $500 cash prize. Little did she know that night she would be announced the winner and receive hundreds of dollars while shopping for Christmas presents, “It was that time of the year when, unless you have a Christmas savings fund, you’re on a tight budget. And this prize certainly paid for all the past Christmas shopping I’ve done.” At first, she didn’t expect this bit of holiday help, however she was pleasantly surprised to be a grand prize winner. After hearing her name, she paused and slowly raised her hand, admitting later that she was in shock, “I memorized the numbers of my ticket and when he [staff member] read them aloud, I thought I had remembered them wrong and had to look again at my ticket, just to double-check. Then I felt so blessed to have won.”

American Thrift Stores carried out these Holiday Sweepstakes to celebrate their 20-year anniversary. These local thrift stores have become a staple to the community of South Florida in their respective locations. The typical thrift store shopper is a loyal customer who is always looking for the best deals. In a quality thrift store such as American Thrift, you can find high-end brands such as Louis Vuitton, Nike, Hermès, Rolex, No Ka’oi, Michael Kors and more for only a fraction of the standard retail price.

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Many customers conducted their holiday shopping at the stores, scoring amazing finds for friends and family. The holiday sweepstakes went on for 7 days between December 16th and 22nd. Many customers won prizes such as $25% OFF coupons, 300 reward points and more. Joanna Pahl and her son, Bobby Blair, are frequent shoppers at the American Thrift Stores in West Palm Beach. They were simply digging through the racks to see what presents they could muster when they realized Blair’s ticket had been declared the lucky $500 winner! His smile was larger-than-life, as seen in the picture below.

Naturally, the $500 winners were ecstatic to have won a prize that could be spent anywhere, anytime. For one lucky lady, the prize was especially rewarding. Christine Jeanne-Baptiste was preparing for Christmas as she usually does, attempting to raise $1000 a month for her charitable cause, the “L’Union des Des Femmes Haitiennes Missionnaires de la Floride.” This organization serves Haitians and Dominicans living in very poor conditions by supplying them with food, clothing, social and spiritual education. They also conduct a “Vacation Bible School” every year for two weeks in destitute areas of the Dominican Republic to provide local children with spiritual education, food, clothing and more from their missionaries.

Ms. Jeanne-Baptiste didn’t expect to receive $500 from the American Thrift Stores, but when she did, she immediately knew it was going directly to her organization, “Thanks, American Thrift Stores. We have been very blessed.”

The American Thrift Stores was extremely happy to have contributed to such a worthy cause, “Being in business for twenty years, we have had the opportunity to continuously give back to our wonderful, loyal customers, and this was just another occasion.” commented Michael Arena, General Manager of the American Thrift Stores.

If you would like more information about the giveaway, please call Michael Arena at 561-708-5684, or email addys@pickupsforbreastcancer.org.

About the American Thrift Stores: American Thrift Stores has three massive retail locations of treasures galore. Our stores are spotless, brightly-lit and loaded with merchandise. Each store is packed with one-of-a-kind items. Our flagship store in Hollywood, Florida, is 30,000 sq. ft. of thrift items, including a 10,000-sq. ft. furniture/mattress outlet and art gallery. Our 32,000-sq. ft. shopper’s paradise in Lauderhill, Florida, has two floors of merchandise. The second floor is comprised of a
16,000-sq. ft. furniture/mattress outlet and art gallery. Our third store in West Palm Beach is a dream for thrift shoppers. Check out our 15,000-sq. ft. of retail bliss. If you are a first-time thrift shopper or a thrift expert, shopping will be a journey of discovery. You can find all sorts of designer brands and rare items. American Thrift Stores is the best place to shop for a bargain! You can find anything from clothes to household items and shoes for all ages -not to mention electronics and furniture- all at great values! Shopping at the American Thrift Stores is a fun family-experience where you can find bargains for everyone. Every day we have items at 50% off their already low prices. Stop by our thrift stores today! American Thrift Stores is a proud partner of the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. We help provide funds for the foundation’s mission to end breast cancer through education, advocacy and research.

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Hurricane Irma

After a natural disaster like hurricane Irma, it is hard to assess the damage left behind. Not only are there physical damages to our person, property and utilities, there are also psychological damages that will take time to reconcile.

Our neighborhoods are in disarray, with some houses and vegetation seeming “broken-into” and some neighbors just seeming “broken.” Some were fortunate enough to vacate the premises but they were unable to collect enough gas and were trapped in the midst of the bumper-to-bumper throngs of vehicles carrying generators and empty 1-gallon drum containers. At the time of the hurricane, as many as 65% of gas stations in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market went out of fuel. The 18+ hours of traffic to leave the state must have seemed endless. Nothing can be more frustrating than being told to evacuate South Florida to then not be provided the fuel needed to proceed.

As terrifying as the panic was surrounding the storm, and rightly so, the consequences of the hurricane are still in-effect. On September 11th alone, more than 12 million residents were without power, and many will remain so for weeks to come. With a total state population of 20 million, according to the United States Census Bureau, this means that on September 11th about sixty percent of the Florida population has zero air conditioning, light, heat, internet, and maybe even running water. However, had Irma stayed a category four, the damage would have been much worse. Many more could have died and the consequences would have been much more heartbreaking than a loss of electricity for a couple of days.

However, residents aren’t the only ones affected by the aftermath of Irma. Supermarkets are in for a tricky situation as well. Even though supermarkets sold out of water and containers in many areas, the damage caused by Irma could offset this momentary profitable burst. The powerful storm destroyed farm fields in its path, flooding vegetable plants and breaking irrigation pipes. Our basic fruits and veggies will possibly be pricier in the upcoming weeks for “everything from tomatoes to orange juice.”

However, one place that will never gouge prices is American Thrift Stores. We will keep offering the best deals in South Florida because we know that stability is what you need right now. Let us take you back to your routine. And if you lost anything during the storm such as a comfy pair of jeans, a coffee-table or bookcase, we have all the items you need to recover what you lost, and at thrift-store prices! Some of our best deals are 50% off specials all throughout the stores, every single day. Come in to your nearest American Thrift Store and get back to your day-to-day!

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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 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!