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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Thrift Store Finds ... part 4

I love reading cooking magazines, but I don't subscribe to any nor do I purchase them off the newsstand ... because of the price.  So, when I go thrifting I'm always on the look out for them and I hit the jackpot on this thrifting expedition...


Each bagged package contains 5 issues of cooking magazines.  The opened package on the bottom left also contains 5 issues.  Each package had a sticker price of $1.99 which would have been a good deal for 5 issues of one of my favorite cooking magazines but due to the color of the price sticker, I was able to get several of the packages at half price ... $.99/package.  Score!

This winter, you'll find me curled up on the couch carefully reading and dissecting each issue.  I should be able to add several 'new to us dishes' to our menu list as a result.  
Love me some thrifting!!!

There's one more thrifting post to come ...

patsi


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13 comments:

  1. I don't recall ever seeing any magazines at any of the Goodwill stores I've been too. I'll have to look next time. Also I could donate some that I have that I'm finished with. Never thought of that, thanks for the idea.

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    1. Vicky, I found these on a bottom shelf where the books are kept.

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  2. Great score! I was at a yard sale once where someone had bound all the copies for several years and of course I bought them. ;)

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  3. Our Goodwill does not sell magazines either but another store does. Some times they bundle like issues and other times not. Even so the single issues are only 25c each or 5 for $1. Sometimes there is nothing I want and other times I score too! When I am through I give any decorating,cooking or DIY magazines to a little store owned by a women who uses it to support her family. I give her most anything I know she can sell instead of the big used stores. Other magazines go to the Veteran's hospital or doctor's office waiting rooms. I am so grateful our town has several used stores. Without them our house would be pretty empty! :-) I think it is even more interesting to shop there. You have to really look and study things as there is only one of each and it can get confusing. When I have gone to a 'regular' store you see say 10 of the same blouse. At the sued stores you see one and so you wear clothes form there or decorate your home from there and you are different and unique! :-) Not cookie cutter! Then too you look for things like sheets and other clothes to remake and you use your mind for that! Such fun! I am looking for more and more hand kitchen 'tools' and such. Back to basics.
    I hear in Australia you can and do recycle many more things than we do here in the U.S. Good for you! I do so enjoy coming to your blog and learning and it also gives me a boost to get up and do more myself!! Sarah

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    1. I love thrift store shopping and the repurposing of the things I find there. I live in the U.S. but follow a lot of the Australia girls as they are very wise in this area!

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  4. What a wonderful find, Patsy! I love Quick Cooking! It used to be one of my favorites before they changed it. In fact, I recognize several of the issues in the picture! Enjoy looking through them and trying new meals!

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  5. Our op shop has a stand of free magazines so I try and find one with puzzles or crossword for partner and nice recipe one for myself. Last week I got two beautiful American card making one's as my MIL has just started making her own cards. I get free bread and lemons there as well.

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  6. Magazines are a bad habit of mine.......I'm a sucker for a cover story! I've never seen mags at goodwill either. The library in the town over though has a basket in the entryway. They put their old magazines there and they are free for the taking. I usually drop off my old ones there.

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  7. I wish Goodwill had a magazine rack. I bet lots of people, myself included would donate newer issues, and others, (like myself) would buy issues of something I don't have. They could just recycle the older issues. I can't see it being that big a deal. Oh well. I have a friend I give all my magazines to, and she will pass them along as well.

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  8. In my opinion, your vintage Taste of Home and cooking magazines were the best cooking magazines ever. I expect you will find lots of good recipes and cooking tips. I used to subscribe to several Reiman publications but don't any more as I don't like the newer issues.

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