Tuesday, July 10, 2012

How To Get FREE Stuff!

I’m sure everyone has cashed in on numerous “teacher discounts” offered at tons and tons of stores and suppliers, but I have a new tip that you may not have thought of. On Friday, my hubs was at Kroger and heard from a fellow teacher that our Blockbuster was going out of business and GIVING AWAY bookshelves to teachers. I was thrilled because on our trip to IKEA, we couldn’t fit bookshelves for school in the car so we had to say no. I am in BIG need of book storage. So we made a quick trip to borrow a truck from my dad and got to Blockbuster just in time. The rumor was true- absolutely FREE to teachers! (and no assembly required!) Clint and I each got two for our classrooms, and we helped a friend get 3 for her classroom. It was crazy! I guess I am shocked about this because we tried the same thing when Borders was closing. They were getting rid of all their furniture. You had to get on a waiting list, and if you got called you still had to buy it! No deal there… I am sure every business has their own policy, but the manager at Blockbuster said she was going to have to put all of the furniture in storage. All it took was a teacher (thank you whoever you are) to ask if they would be able to give away the furniture.

Here they are: almost 5 feet tall and double sided! (I’m going to take that blue strip of paper out of the one on the left.)

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So if you haven’t thought about it already, when you notice a store closing in your area, be bold and ASK! What can it hurt? You could end up with FREE stuff! All it took was a little man power and time. Totally worth it! I can’t wait to show you how I am going to get my tubs of books on these things. They are a perfect depth for chapter books, but I need more picture book storage. Today while I was in my classroom unpacking (YAY!) I thought of an idea. I’m going to see if it works first though! To Be Continued…

1 comment:

  1. ohh man, such a great idea! I have got to check out my local closing blockbusters!! :)

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