Visit thrift shops for your ugly sweater and other great finds

ugly sweater

Do you have an ugly sweater party coming up?  The Arc Thrift Shore is a great place to find one.  I’ve shopped at the Arc Thrift Stores for years.  They have all kinds of goodies, from nicknacks to housewares to furniture to clothes and shoes, to books.  They are a non-profit organization “dedicated to creating and funding programs that serve those individuals living with intellectual/developmental disabilities, with complex and evolving needs.”

If you are cleaning out your closets at this time of year to get a year-end tax deduction, The Arc will also gladly accept your donations.

If you don’t have an Arc Thrift Store in your area, check out Goodwill or Habitat For Humanity stores.  They also offer discounts and take donations.  Everyday is senior discount day at the Fort Collins Restore (15% off).  Goodwill in Loveland has a 15% senior discount everyday and 25% off on Mondays.  Check or for discounts in the thrift shops near you.

If you find your award-winning ugly sweater at a thrift shop, send me a pic.  I’d love to see it!  Happy shopping!

ugly sweater

Senior day at Walgreens

Walgreens Senior Day!

First Tuesday of each month – This month:  Tomorrow, Sept. 6th

Discounts available for 55+ and AARP members.  Balance® Rewards card required.

In Store – 20% regular priced merchandiseBalance(R) Rewards

Online – Extra 15% off medicines and treatments with code 15MAT

Don’t have a Balance Rewards card?  Just ask for one at the register.  It’s easy, free and only takes a minute to complete the process.  Ask for details at your local Walgreens store or check it out at:

Do you have your NPS Senior Pass?

The National Park Service (NPS) is celebrating its 100th birthday today!  

You can enter any of the 412 national parks for free from August 25 through August 28.  Seniors can celebrate for a lifetime with a NPS Senior Pass.  Here are the specifics from the National Park Service website:NPS Senior Pass

  • $10 Lifetime NPS Senior Pass
  • For U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over.
  • May be obtained online, in person at a federal recreation site or through the mail using this application form. The cost of obtaining a Senior Pass through the mail or online is twenty dollars ($20). Ten ($10) for the Senior Pass and ten ($10) for processing the application. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship.
  • May provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services.
  • Generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.
  • Note: Golden Age Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.

For more information or questions go to:

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