Best Time of Year to Shop at a Thrift Store? Posted on January 11, 2011 Have you ever wondered when was the best time of year to shop a thrift store? We think it is always a great time to shop. Money saving guru Clark Howard shares his favorite time of year to shop thrift stores in this article. SAVE 10%TODAY by signing up for our e-newsletter! Email* Sign UpEmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.