CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- At 13-years-old, Madison Watkin is quite the little shopper.
"Yeah, sometimes I look at the grays, because I can wear them with anything" says Madison, who is leading reporter Bill McGinty around the store.
Madison has already figured out where and how to stretch her back to school dollars. We met her inside the Ballantyne Goodwill store; today's good find was something for cheer practice.
The Goodwill stores are great places to find good deals. While just one pair of jeans at the mall can run $50 to $90, or even more, here at Goodwill, some of those very same jeans hang for around $5. In fact, Goodwill brags, and rightfully so, that they can help you outfit a child with a week's worth of back to school clothes, for right around $45.
"I'd say about 70-percent less than major stores, absolutely" says Micah Javier, the store manager.
Even while browsing with 13-year-old Madison, we found shirts and tops from Old Navy, hanging with the original tags still there, proof that it wasn't even worn before it was donated. Brand names are big business, just not big dollars.
So if the back to school craze is just starting for you this weekend and you want to make your dollar stretch, look at places like Goodwill, but you better hurry, because Madison is likely mopping up those good deals.
At Goodwill, your money will also help support their mission of job training and placement for those in need.