Happy National Thrift Shop Day. Do you enjoy visiting Grand Junction area thrift shops? We conducted a survey, and according to you, these are your favorites.

My morning commute to the studio involves passing at least four thrift shops. Oddly, I don't live that far from the radio station. Regardless, each day I pass these four area thrift stores:

  • Save-A-Pet in Orchard Mesa
  • Good Deal Thrift Store in Orchard Mesa
  • Stretch A Dollar Thrift Store in Orchard Mesa
  • Salvation Army Thrift Store on North Avenue

Well, today, August 17, is National Thrift Shop Day. It has been suggested some stores will be running specials in honor of the special occasion.

I contacted the Save-A-Pet store on Orchard Mesa asking if they were holding any sales or specials on Friday. They were unfamiliar with the holiday, and had no plans to run any special deals. Upon mentioning the holiday, however, they expressed an interest and mentioned they would give the matter some thought.

The Grand Junction Salvation Army Family Store, on the other hand, is running a special deal on Friday. They will host "Flashback Friday" on August 17. This Friday, if you bring in an old photo, a prom photo, for example, they will give you 25% off your purchase. Again, that's at the Grand Junction Salvation Army Family Store at 1155 N. 4th Street.

Salvation Army Flashback Friday
Waylon Jordan

Calls were made to several others stores around the valley, most completely unaware of the holiday.

Where will you find the most popular thrift shop in Grand Junction? I conducted a little survey, and the response was incredible. According to you, these are the best thrift stores in the valley:


Congrats to the Save-A-Pet store in Orchard Mesa. It was a tight race, but they came out in the lead. One of the new kids on the block, Stretch A Dollar, came in second place, thanks almost entirely to write-in votes.

The next time you're in the market for a particular item why not check out one of the many Grand Junction thrift stores? While most aren't observing this Friday's "holiday," some are. Use it as an excuse to make the rounds.

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