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Thrifty Philosophy

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We don't want to assume that there is a one-size-fits-all Thrifty Philosophy, but we thought we would point out a few highlights of our own:

  • Why pay full price when you can get your needs at a fraction of the cost?
  • Nobody likes waste and second-hand shopping is the essence of maximizing an itemís value!
  • Be an individual and stay unique with your style. After all, nobody wants to be in a "Who wore it better" situation with a coworker or friend who bought the same exact clothes as you!
  • Help others! Rather than padding the pockets of big-wig executives, help out those less fortunate in our CNY community, all while looking great!

Now that we have shared some of our thoughts, it's your turn! What's your Thrifty Philosophy? Email us at ishopthrifty@rmsyr.org and read more from fellow shoppers below!


Since gravitating toward a simpler, mindful, thrifty lifestyle, I’ve spent a great deal of time contemplating my why. It’s easy to identify now, but the frustration that mounts prior to receiving new information is often where learning occurs. You learn what you don’t want to feel like any longer....

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Wow!! What a beautiful weekend we just experienced here in Central New York. A true opportunity to do some spring cleaning, both indoors and outdoors, while simply enjoying our environment. There were even some garage sales taking place throughout the region. Speaking of garage sales, the season of reselling...

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Have you heard the news?! The buzz has been all over social media and the air waves – something big is coming to town!! The Rescue Mission is partnering with 93Q and Shoppingtown Mall to offer Syracuse’s Largest Indoor Garage Sale on Saturday, April 25. Broadcasting live from 9...

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Recently I was thinking about all the different ways Thrifty Shopper helps me and I was pretty amazed. I may not be in their targeted population, yet there are so many ways the organization helps and affects my life. Also, through me, and others, they are able to impact...

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While discussing our love of all things thrifty, my girlfriends and I recently decided to start a new tradition: “The Thrifty Shop-A-Thon.” We charted our route: We’ll start at the Canadian border, and end in Western NY, hitting Thrifty Shopper and 3fifteen locations all along the way, “Reward Cards”...

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