Secondhand Shopping Treasure Hunt
What do vinyl records, baby clothes, computers, and a vintage mirror have in common? You can all find them locally at reuse stores.
This Summer Local First Ithaca and Get Your GreenBack Tompkins invite you to discover the wealth of reuse stores in Tompkins County by joining the Secondhand Shopping Treasure Hunt. Get a card at one of the sixteen participating stores, then visit two more to enter a free raffle to win gift cards and a used sewing machine. Discover good deals on building materials, clothing, outdoor gear, furniture, and sporting equipment--it’s all there, if you know where to look.
Secondhand shopping gives you quality goods at very reasonable prices. More of your money stays in the local economy, as most reuse stores are locally owned and source locally. Reuse stores also help rescue resources that might otherwise end up filling our landfills. And better yet, it means we don't have to manufacture new goods--which is very energy and pollution intensive.
Secondhand shopping is good for your pocketbook and good for the planet. Visit getyourgreenback.org or Local First Ithaca for a list of participating stores and more details on the Secondhand Shopping Treasure Hunt.