10. Find Out Where Local Businesses Donate Their Leftovers
Many large businesses will donate their leftover inventory to a thrift store because they can use it as a tax write-off towards a charitable donation. For example, my local Target donate their clearance items to Goodwill. And my local privately owned thrift shop gets a weekly delivery of brand new Tempur-Pedic mattresses. Because of this, it’s possible to get brand new name brand items at a fraction of what you would have paid for them otherwise.
Keep in mind that many of these leftover items have already gone through the process of being lowered down to 90% off at Target before they end up in the thrift shop. So you’re going to find a lot of ugly designs, or clothing that is size 00 or XXS. However, one of the best scores you can find is holiday items after Christmas or Halloween.