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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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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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Mother’s Day PSA

April 7, 2015

Just a friendly reminder: Don’t forget to celebrate all your Mom does for you on Sunday, May 10!  Visit one of our locations for a great selection of unique items for a price Mom can be proud of!  We also sell gift certificates for the Mom who loves to shop! Honor your Mom this Mother’s Day and stay […]

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Must Have Spring Looks- Shoe Edition

April 7, 2015

We’ve tackled the must have spring wardrobe, but what better way to complete your look than these must have spring shoes! 1. Sandals – Remember your first pair of sandals as a kid and how great it was to run around in them?  The fun continues today with these comfortable and stylish look.  From gladiator to […]

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Rainbow City Favorite Tee Day!

April 7, 2015

Our Rainbow City location had a fun Good Friday!  Each quarter, they  wear their favorite t-shirts and come together to share a pot luck dinner.  Check out our Rainbow City employees’ favorite tees!

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Must Have Spring Looks

April 6, 2015

Fresh off the runway of fashion week, check out these must have for this spring! 1. Shirt Dress – Great for work or for a weekend get away, the shirt dress is perfect for every occasion.  Make it unique by shaping it  to your figure using a belt or ribbon! 2. Anything Yellow – Yes, […]

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De-Hoarding

March 20, 2015

Have you ever watched Hoarders and worried you may be on the next episode? Each year we accumulate items, memories, pictures and sentiments which sit on our shelves, in boxes and even on our floor. Then, spring arrives along with the Spring Cleaning bug and we survey all we’ve added over the last year. It’s […]

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Donation Letter

March 19, 2015

We received the sweetest letter in a donation today: “Dear Homeless and pore, I’m sorry that you done’t have the things that you need. So I brought stuff that you can use. Don’t worry I am gentle. I am also vary genaress and vary kind. Me and my Mimi are coming. God loves you vary […]

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Prom Fashion at America’s Thirft

March 18, 2015

Looking to impress at this year’s prom?  Look no further than America’s Thrift Stores!  Get your prom attire including accessories and still have enough left for tickets, dinner and the limo!  Check out some of the dresses we have in stock now!  

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T Shirt to Treasure

March 18, 2015

Need a new bag?  Check out how a Florida blogger transformed a few t shirts into bags perfect for the beach or farmer’s market.  With our amount of t shirts, imagine how many bags you could bring with you to the store!

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Fashion hits Alabaster store

March 17, 2015

Our Alabster location just received a shipment of name brand fashion items! We have some pretty famous names in our store including Michael Kors , 7 for all mankind, Hudson, joes jeans, Eileen Fisher, BCBG, just to name a few. You can find these items in the front of our store in our showcase area while they’re […]

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Astronaut suit purchased at thrift store

March 3, 2015

Ever think you could find something rare at a thrift store?  One Toronto man did.  Julielynn Wong stumbled upon a flight suit at her local second hand store.  She then read the name attached to the suit: Chris Hadfeld. Since it looked just like the one he wore on the back cover of his book, […]

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ATS Model

March 3, 2015

Congrats to Rebekah Lauppe!  Her picture was featured our article in Retail Merchandiser magazine, a national publication.  Her infectious smile also embraces the cover of our recruitment brochure.   Rebekah currently works at our Alabaster location. Thanks for modeling with your cover and for all the autographs!

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Sunshine the Clown visits Chattanooga Store

March 3, 2015

After a week 8 inches of snow, ice and sleet, our Chattanooga location invited Sunshine the Clown to spend Saturday afternoon at their store!  She painted faces the store colors: red, white and blue.  She also spent time making balloon swords and magic wands for the kids!  We’re so excited Sunshine came out to help […]

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Alabaster Job Fair

March 2, 2015

We had a great turnout at our Alabaster Job Fair!  Thanks to all of the great employees who worked to make it a success!  Congrats to those who have joined our team.  As always, you can check out our current openings and apply for any postilion online.

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Center Point Job Fair

February 26, 2015

Special thanks to the Center Point City Hall for hosting our Job Fair!  We had a great turnout!  Be looking for our upcoming Job Fairs and, as always, you can check out our current opportunities online.

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Early Weather Closings

February 25, 2015

Due to icy road conditions, our Double Springs location will open at 9 a.m. Friday, February 27. Due to winter weather, the following locations will open at the following times Thursday, February 26: Marietta – 9:00 a.m. Rainbow City – 9:00 a.m. Gardendale – 9:16 a.m. Chattanooga – 12 noon Decatur – CLOSED Double Springs – CLOSED Jasper – CLOSED […]

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Pell City Job Fair

February 25, 2015

We had a great turn out at our Pell City Job Fair!  Thank you to the Pell City Civic Center and Pell City Chamber of Commerce for their help!  Want to know when we’ll be in your neck of the woods?  Hop on over to our Job Fair page and learn more about our current […]

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Man Wins Big with Thrift Store Find!

February 23, 2015

We recently reported on a thrift store sweater that brought a man $43,000.  Another thrift store shopper in Arizona has also hit the jackpot. Zach Norris of Pheonix, Arizona said he knew when he found a 1959 Jaeger-LeCoultre watch, it was a rare find.  The Jaeger-LeCoultre company mane fewer that 1,000 of the same watch. […]

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Thrift Store Purchase Worth $43,000

February 22, 2015

Did you ever think that something you purchase from a thrift store could end up being worth thousands of dollars? It happened to a North Carolina man.  He purchased a West Point sweater from his local thrift store for exactly 58 cents. One day, he was watching a Vince Lombardi documentary and noticed that same […]

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Hiring in Ocean Springs

February 20, 2015

America’s Thrift Stores is NOW HIRING for Ocean Springs, MS America’s Thrift Stores is pleased to announce our upcoming WIN Job Center Interview Days on Thursday, March 5th in Gulfport, Mississippi and Friday, March 6th in Biloxi, Mississippi from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for their Ocean Springs store location. Whether you are looking to […]

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Alabama Sales Tax Holiday

February 19, 2015

On February 20 – 21, all of our Alabama locations will participate in the Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.  This holiday was established to allow Alabama citizens the ability to purchase certain items without the charge of state and local sales tax.  Items include: Batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 6-volt, 9-volt) Cell phone battery or […]

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Winter Sales Event Full Spot

February 19, 2015

Yesterday, we showed you a sneak peak of our new commercial.  Here’s our full ad.  This one includes listings for our Alabama stores, but we have commercials in all of our store locations.  Have you seen it yet?

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Winter Sales Event Commercial

February 18, 2015

Our Winter Sales Event commercial is ready to go on the air tomorrow.  But first, here’s a sneak peak at our finished product.  Make sure to check out how you can stay warm and save big at our Winter Clearance event!  

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