Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

3 Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping with Goodwill

Back-to-school season is right around the corner “” can you believe it? As summer comes to a close, it’s time to stock up on apparel, accessories, school supplies, and more! Whether your students are starting school for the first time, entering their senior year, or even heading off to college, Ohio Valley Goodwill is your go-to for budget-friendly back-to-school finds in the Cincinnati area.

Check out our top tips for saving on back-to-school shopping:

#1: Shop Early
When it comes to back-to-school shopping, the earlier you can get started, the better! A good place to begin is by grabbing a supply list from your student’s school or making a list of your own to plan your purchases in advance. This way, you can make a budget for back-to-school purchases to help you stay within your means and avoid overspending.

School is back and so is Style Goodwill graphic
back to school with Goodwill!

#2: Choose Secondhand Clothes and More!
You could hit the mall or a traditional retail store for back-to-school clothes and accessories, but your dollar will stretch much further when you choose to shop at a Cincinnati thrift store like Ohio Valley Goodwill! With everyday low prices on gently-used clothes, shoes, and accessories to fit every size and style, Goodwill is a great place to shop for back-to-school finds for the entire family. If you look closely, you may even find items in ” new-with-tags” condition at Cincinnati Goodwill retail stores. We recommend shopping at Goodwill a few times leading up to the school year because our selection is always growing and ever-changing!

Back to school outfit from Goodwill
Back to school outfit from Goodwill

#3: Plan Ahead for Holidays and School Spirit Days
Chances are, your student will have several ” themed” days throughout the school year. There’s nothing worse than realizing your student needs a special outfit the night before! That’s why it’s worth getting ready now for events like Halloween, pajama day, career day, decades day, school spirit day, winter holidays, and everything in between. Luckily, Ohio Valley Goodwill has you covered with unique finds at budget-friendly prices. Remember, you can always donate items back to Goodwill after using them to reduce unnecessary waste and save precious closet space. In this way, shopping at “” and donating to “” Goodwill is good for your wallet and the planet!

Shop at Goodwill and Save Big this Back-to-School Season!
Ohio’s Tax-Free Weekend 2022 is set for Friday, August 5th to Sunday, August 7th, which means there’s no better time to stock up on back-to-school essentials and shop at Goodwill than right now!

Ohio Valley Goodwill is unlike any other thrift store in Cincinnati, because we’re so much more than a thrift store. Our mission is to change lives through the power of work, providing vocational programs and employment services for individuals with disabilities and local veterans. Every purchase you make goes on to support these life-changing programs and services within your community, so you can feel great about shopping at Goodwill!

Find your nearest Ohio Valley Goodwill retail store and get a head start on the back-to-school season today!