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Holiday shoppers can avoid the stress of Black Friday crowds this year by buying gifts on Blue Friday — a day to shop thrift stores and take advantage of incredible discounts. Shoppers can get a jump on the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season with a treasure hunt for gently used brand name items while being “environmentally conscious” in their gift giving.

Blue Friday will take place Friday, Nov. 20 — one week before Black Friday. Goodwill will celebrate with discounts and giveaways in its retail stores in Middle and West Tennessee.

On Blue Friday, shoppers will be able to purchase Christmas-themed home goods, Christmas decor and Christmas linens for 50 percent off. Infant clothing will also be half off that day. All purchases will be counted toward double points for MyGoodwillRewards shoppers.

In addition, Goodwill will give away two iPad minis, Goodwill tote bags and numerous gift cards to shoppers who register to win prizes.  

Finally, at checkout, Blue Friday shoppers will receive a coupon good for 20 percent off of any purchases they make during a return trip to local Goodwill stores on Black Friday (Nov. 27).

As always, when you shop at Goodwill, you help change lives through the power of work. Already this year Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee has assisted more than 32,000 people with training and employment opportunities and placed more than 11,000 into jobs.

In 2014, Goodwill through its operations diverted more 28 million pounds of salvage and recyclable material from landfills — making it one of Tennessee’s greenest organizations.

Help spread the word about Blue Friday on social media by using the hashtag:#shopblueFriday or #goodwillbluefriday!

  • Debbi Swinford
    Posted at 18:48h, 22 December Reply

    When do we find out who the winners of the Black Friday contest were?

  • Diane A
    Posted at 13:55h, 20 November Reply

    Went to Blue Friday sale today in Shelbyville Tn got a lot of Christmas Decor and only spent $16.00 it was great

    • Candace Newson
      Posted at 11:27h, 23 November Reply

      That’s awesome Diane! Thanks so much for shopping with us.

  • Eula Mae Cornish
    Posted at 08:19h, 20 November Reply

    Goodwill is a great place to shop.
    We buy a lot and pick up some great buys at Goodwill. Gently used clothing and home furnishings, also toys for tot’s.
    Now is a great time to shop for Christmas.
    We shop weekly at Goodwill for our own benefit as well as for others.
    We highly recommend Goodwill.

    • Candace Newson
      Posted at 11:31h, 23 November Reply

      Hi Eula! We appreciate your support of Goodwill.

  • Jade
    Posted at 09:34h, 19 November Reply

    How do you enter to win an Ipad mini?

    • Candace Newson
      Posted at 12:30h, 23 November Reply

      Hi Jade. If you shopped on Blue Friday, you should have received a coupon for 20% off on Black Friday Nov. 27. On the back of that coupon is the registration for the iPad mini and Goodwill gift cards.

  • Leona
    Posted at 10:28h, 15 November Reply

    When short on finances Goodwill is always a place where you can usually find things to help complete some of your Holiday shopping list.

  • Karen Tucker
    Posted at 18:52h, 14 November Reply

    Sounds fabulous! I love the whole environmentally safe and friendly aspect of the business!
    My family shops Good Will weekly, and will probably continue till the end of time!

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