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Giving Tuesday

November 16, 2016

Black Friday.  Cyber Monday. GIVING TUESDAY! America’s Thrift Stores has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.  Occurring this year on November 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely […]

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New LOWER Prices!

June 16, 2016

We heard you! We know that value is important to you. That’s why we’ve lowered the prices on our men’s and ladies’ jeans. Our men and ladies’ T-Shirts are also now starting at just $.99! Men’s Jeans was $3.99 – now starting at $2.99  Ladies’ Jeans was $3.99 – now starting at $.99 Men and Ladies’ […]

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Company Promotions – June 2016

June 2, 2016

We are thrilled to announce the following promotions:   Adrienne McKinney is being promoted to the General Manager position at the Marietta store. Adrienne has been working at ATS serving in the capacity as MT since June of 2015. She began her MT training in the Marietta location. She had her retail supervisor training at the […]

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National Cleaning Week

March 16, 2016

Too much “stuff” and no where to put it?  If you’re like most people, you’ve found it easier to “store it” than to “get rid of it.”   Most families have accumulated an excess of clothing and shoes that are now crowding them out of their homes.  Some families have even purchased larger homes just to […]

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When to Replace Your Mattress

January 27, 2016

Experts say to replace your mattress every 8 years.  Over the course of time, your mattress doubles in weight from sweat, dead skin and million of dust mites.  According to Glen Needham, a retired professor of entomology at Ohio State University, mattresses can become a infested over time.  “All you have to do is get a […]

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Inclement Weather Closing – January 2016

January 20, 2016

Due to inclement weather, some of our stores may close early.  We will announce all weather delays and closings for this weekend (January 20 – January 23) on this page as well as our Facebook page. Please stay tuned. Friday, January 22 Our Gardendale location will close at 8 p.m. tonight. Our Decatur location will […]

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Giving Tuesday

November 17, 2015

Black Friday.  Cyber Monday. GIVING TUESDAY! America’s Thrift Stores has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.  Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely […]

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We Listened!

November 12, 2015

We heard you loud and clear.  Our stores are now open earlier for your convenience! Check out our store hours below: Alabama Alabaster, AL: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Bessemer, AL: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Decatur, AL: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Double Springs, AL: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Gardendale, AL: 8 a.m. […]

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New Store Hours

October 27, 2015

Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend.  After you’ve set you clock back an hour, come shop our new store hours! Beginning Monday, November 2nd, our store hours for many of our locations will be changing.  Please see below for your store’s new fall hours: Alabama Alabaster, AL: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Bessemer, AL: 9 a.m. […]

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Adult Halloween Costume Ideas

October 25, 2015

We had the honor of appearing on WBRC to show a few adult costume ideas.  From cute, to funny and even spooky, you can find lots of ideas for Halloween costumes at America’s Thrift! WBRC FOX6 News – Birmingham, AL – WBRC.com

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The Budding Fashionista meets America’s Thrift!

October 16, 2015

We had the pleasure of introducing blogger Vanessa from A Budding Fashionista to our Huffman location. It was her first visit to one of our locations and right off the back, beginners luck took over.  She found some amazing fall pieces, some of which we were jealous of! She also learned that sometimes, you just […]

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Captain America – A Pinterest Win

October 15, 2015

Have you ever tried one of those Pinterest projects only to have it fail miserably?  We sure have.  But, every once in a while, an idea comes through, the craftiness works and it’s an instant success!  Check out this great Captain America costume made from thrifty finds and a few items laying around your home. […]

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Holding Out for a Hero

October 13, 2015

What defines a hero?  Is it someone with super natural powers?  Is it someone who sacrifices for others?  Is it someone who wears a cape?   Whatever your definition of a hero, you can easily and inexpensively create a one-of-a-kind costume with thrift store finds!   1. Superhero – We challenged our Pell City location […]

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The Very Unscary Costume Challenge

October 13, 2015

We had the pleasure of hosting thrift style blogger Wendy from JustJewels4U and challenged her to create a Halloween look with items from our racks.  When we caught up with her, she was already in the racks going through the dresses, her go to section of our Marietta location.  She had also picked up a […]

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I Love Lucy

October 7, 2015

Remember the episode where Lucy got into some hi jinks and then tried to figure a way out?  Oh, wait.  That’s every episode!  Well, you don’t need hi jinks to become your favorite TV character.  You can become your favorite comedienne with just a few items from one of our locations. Next time you’re shopping […]

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Marty McFly Never Looked So Fly!

September 30, 2015

That’s right.  The 80s will never die.  Who could forget about Care Bears, Ghostbusters and of course, our favorite time traveler, Marty McFly!  Thanks to the thrift store, creating this look has never been easier.  Next time your in one of our locations, grab a red t-shirt, button down shirt, jean jacket, orange puff vest […]

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Halloween Costume Idea – Hail to the Maybe Chief

September 21, 2015

Are you ready to “Rock the Vote?”  Well, you’re a year early for voting, but not for creating you’re original presidential look for Halloween.  Which Candidate do you want to be?  You can find everything you need to become these top candidates with one trip to one of our stores! View image | gettyimages.com Hilary […]

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Halloween Costume Idea – Minions

September 21, 2015

They’re everywhere – little yellow ovals in overalls. You can’t understand them.  With the exception of the occasional “banana,”  they speak their own language.  But you don’t have to speak their language to become them for Halloween! A quick trip to one of our locations and you’ll be “minionized” in no time! Gather the following […]

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Halloween Costume Idea – Inside Out

September 21, 2015

How are you feeling this Halloween?  Are you filled with JOY?  Maybe you have a little ANGER.  Or perhaps you have a little SADNESS in your heart.  You could even be DISGUSTed or FEARful of all the expensive Halloween costumes out now.  Well, whatever your emotion, you can easily represent your favorite character form Disney/Pixar’s […]

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A Special Message From Our Pell City Location

August 27, 2015

To Our Valued Customers, Due to repairs, our Pell City location will be closing at 6 p.m. this Saturday, August 29.  Our hope is to be able to open by noon on Monday, August 31.  However, please stay tuned to our Facebook page for up to date information.  Because we will be closed for part of […]

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Summer Entertainment

July 13, 2015

Are you counting down to the beginning of school simply because the kids are driving you crazy?  Here’s 3 inexpensive activities that can help cure the summer blues: 1. Thrift Store Scavenger Hunt – Make a list of random items and see how many you can find in one of our locations!  Need inspiration or […]

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Thriftanista in the City

July 13, 2015

This weekend, we had the pleasure of hosting Troy, the voice behind Thriftanista in the City, at our Riverdale location.  While she shopped, we asked her for a few pieces of advice to anyone who is beginning their thrifting journey: 1. Patience is a virtue.  It takes a lot of patience to go through each […]

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Thrifty Treasure Contest Winner!

June 22, 2015

We received 24 submissions to our Thrifty Treasure Contest, and after the polls were closed, we had a clear winner.  With 102 votes, Michele Simpson is the lucky one to receive a $50 shopping spree with a thrifting expert!  Michele found this CD Player in our Riverdale, GA location.  She writes: “After searching at other thrift […]

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Alabaster Remodeled

June 16, 2015

Recently, we told you about some changes that were coming to our Alabaster store.  Well, after several weekends, including several Sundays, of work, the transformation is complete!  We’ve added wider aisles and end caps and well as vertical racks for easier access. We hope you find this new layout convenient and easier to shop. For […]

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Father’s Day Bouquet

June 16, 2015

Is Dad hard to shop for? Not anymore!  Give Dad a beautiful bouquet this Father’s Day he’s sure to love. Supplies: Thrift store vase or large candle holder Popsicle/craft Sticks Tissue Paper Floral foam Packing tape Dad’s favorite snacks (individual sizes) Ribbon and Card (optional) Let’s do this: 1. Cut floral foam to fit inside […]

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Tuscaloosa Craft Day

June 15, 2015

On Saturday, June 13, our Tuscaloosa location held a free craft event for kids.  For this craft time, the kids painted records, something we get in all the time, for their Dad’s for Father’s Day.  We had a blast teaching the kids how to use stencils and watching their creativity shine through.  I think the chips and […]

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Get the Kids in on the Act

June 4, 2015

It’s summer and it’s just a matter of time before your kids say the “b” word. Give them a project that will keep them from being “bored” and help you organize the house as well as teach them a valuable lesson about giving to those in need. Here’s some tips on how to get your […]

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Conquer the Garage

June 2, 2015

Is your garage in capable of holding one car?  Let’s fix that!  Here are a few quick tips for conquering the clutter: 1. Set Specific Goals. Cleaning out your garage may seem impossible but if you set goals for the things you want to get done (like holding a car), it will be much easier to stay […]

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Tuscaloosa Craft Day!

June 2, 2015

HEY TUSCALOOSA!   Join us Saturday, June 13 for one of both of these crafts Kids Craft – Father’s Day Record Frame – 10 – 11 a.m. FREE!! Make Dad a gift he’ll remember with this Record Frame perfect for a school picture or to  showcase your child’s drawing.. We’ll have all the supplies ready, […]

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Alabaster Redesign

June 2, 2015

Have you noticed a few changes in our Alabaster store?  Maybe you’ve seen some shelves dismantled and things moved around. We’re in the middle of a big remodel which will make it easier to shop for you!  Please pardon our progress and check back often to see all the changes we’re making.

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Brent ATS Fashion Show

June 1, 2015

They say you’re as young as you feel.  Well, these ladies, and gentleman, are definitely young at heart! The Brent Senior Citizens Center held a fashion show Saturday, May 30.  The catch: each entire outfit, including shoes and accessories, had to come from America’s Thrift Stores. Our Alabaster location hosted this lively group of shoppers for two Tuesdays in May as […]

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Backwards Closet

May 11, 2015

Having a hard time getting rid of that great pair of jeans you bought two years ago, but haven’t worn since then?  Here’s a quick tip on how to clean out your closet without a lot of effort:             Face all of your hangers away from you.  Once you’ve worn […]

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In A World of Bees, there’s a blogger!

April 21, 2015

Our Gardendale store had the pleasure of hosting Birmingham style blogger, Brooke, from In A World of Bees, There’s Me.  Our blogging friend came not only ready to shop, but ready to give.   She brought two heavy bags, full to the brim, of donations.  Not only does this help in our support of King’s Home, but […]

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Earth Day – Thrift Store Style

April 20, 2015

Since 1970, American’s take time to celebrate Mother Nature and educate her citizens on how to take care of her so she’ll live a long and happy life.  People take time to plant trees, clean rivers, and recycle paper and plastic items to lend a hand.  However, you don’t need a day to help out Planet […]

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Easy as 1, 2, FREE!

April 7, 2015

Whether you’re working on changing out the closets for the new season, getting ready to move, or simply just de-cluttering your home, let us help you by carting off your unwanted, gently used goods and clothing for FREE!  Making space in your home is as easy as 1, 2, FREE! 1. Gather your gently used clothing or household […]

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