Goodwill and Savers both use a color-coded price tag system. Generally, all the items priced during a certain week will have the same color price tags, excluding specialty items. The reason for this is to make sure old merchandise does not sit in the store for too long. Each color goes through a series of stages. First week, usually not on sale. 2nd or 3rd week, daily or week long sale of 25-50% off. The day after the color has been at 50% off for an entire week, the color is moved to .99 special, where every item in the store with that color tag is only .99, no matter what the original price. Each location will have a sign stating which color is on sale for that day/week.
Many thrift stores will also have daily % off sales for certain types of customers. These may include:
- Seniors discount
- Police/Fire/EMT/Nurse/Military discount
- Casino employee/player discount (show players card)
- Show previous weeks receipt discount
- Show receipt from partner store discount (Albertson's receipt at Goodwill)