Friday, December 30, 2011

2 MONEY SAVING TIPS FOR 2012

Spent a lot of money in 2011? Dreading the credit card bills? Here are 2 quick tips to help you start the New Year out in thrifty flea market style.

1. COUPONS- Super Couponer Jill Cataldo conducted a workshop at Wolff's Flea Market in July 2011 and shared a lot of information and techniques to lower grocery bills. While it may be challenging to cut a $400 grocery bill down to $15, it is feasible to regularly save 25-30% by using coupons and understanding store sale cycles. READ MORE HERE


2. BUY SECONDHAND- My motto? "Why Buy New When You Can Renew?" Living in a flea market world, most every piece of wood furniture in the Wolff home is secondhand.  See examples below.  According to the Money Crashers article, 10 Things You Should Always Buy Secondhand, "Thrift shops, garage sales.... dollar stores (AND OF COURSE FLEA MARKETS!) are great sources of savings, because there are some things that you just never need to buy new, not even in good times." Read the full article HERE


This $20 solid wood dresser was found at the Rosemont market and was perfect for Ben's new apartment. It was already stripped and needed only a little wood glue and 3 coats of clear varnish. Accessories also purchased at the flea market.
Before
After

Solid Oak Coffee Table

According to Sustainable Living Today's article, Save Mega Bucks Buying Second Hand Items, "What you should also keep in mind when you buy used items is that you are in a big way doing a service to the environment and the world we live in. Buying second hand items is a form of recycling. We all need to be sure to get as much use out of any item as we can before we replace it".  Read full article HERE


 Have more thrifty tips to share? 

Comment below!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Think Outside the Box This Holiday Season: Shop at a Flea Market!


From the community

Think Outside the Box This Holiday Season


                                                  Holiday Shopping at its Best
Lowest prices of the season, store coupons, early bird specials, free shipping, 1-day sales, and 20% off… These phrases lure us into department stores with the mindset that we will get the best possible deal on gifts and other holiday fare. We feel pretty smart after saving money on the items we want and need. Now that Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday have passed, where else can consumers turn to for the best of the rest of their shopping?
We vote for shopping at flea markets, and give you four reasons to shop at Palatine’s only flea market-Wolff’s at 1775 N. Rand Rd.
Number 1: New Merchandise. Think outside the box! Did you realize that our over 300 vendors are able to offer you quality brand new merchandise like hand-made jewelry, critter hats, gourmet food, fine art, clothing, computer accessories, purses (quality brands-but don’t come looking for knock-off designer items here), Avon, scarves, electronics, tools, toys, kitchen goods, reading glasses, holiday d├ęcor and more? Pricing is superior because our vendors are small business entrepreneurs who work all week to collect the best deals for their weekend customers. Some items may be past season in pristine packaging, or someone’s own unused previous purchase. Perhaps an item is in an open box, has a little ding, or has no packaging. The quality is the same, and the only thing “less” about this merchandise is the price!
Number 2: Gently Used Merchandise. For the environmentally conscious consumer who like the concepts of "Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose", think even further outside the box. Many items offered at our market are gently used. Remember, once a package is opened or an item is used, if only a couple of times, its value greatly diminishes. It may still be in perfectly usable condition, and is now available at an even more perfect price for you. You’ll be able to decorate and furnish your home with “like-new” useful and practical items such as CDs, DVD's, dishes, desks, books, etc.
Number 3: Merchandise with a story. Everyone loves a good story. While the antiques, collectibles, estate sale treasures, storage locker and other items may not be able to talk, they share a rich and mysterious history. Fine crystal, Depression glass, stamps, vintage clothing, record albums, hoards, antique furniture, advertising signs, books, coins and sports memorabilia have an aura of unique, rare, one-of a kind quality.
Number 4: The treasure hunt is on! So, grab a friend and try a flea market. You will enjoy a special shopping experience, save money, meet some very interesting vendors, and go home with a story about your find.
Wolff’s Flea Market is open every Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 4pm. Santa, Kids' Day and Mitten Drive on December 11. Special holiday hours on Friday December 23 8am-4pm. Just north of Dundee Rd. in the former Menard’s building at Old Hicks. Visit our website http://wolffs.com/ or call 847-524-9590. SEE YOU AT THE FLEA!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December 1, 2011 Newsletter

From:Wolff's Flea Market <wolffsflea@aol.com>
Subject:Special Offers From our Vendors Dec. 3 & 4
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Buy This at Wolff's Flea Market!
Buy This at Wolff's Flea Market!


HAPPY HOWLIDAYS!
Save the date for Sunday, December 11. 

Santa Claus is coming to Wolff's Flea Market!
11am-2pm

Kids make your own ornament!

Adults, bring a pair of gloves or a hat for donation to PATH Palatine and get in FREE on December 11. 


SEE YOU AT THE FLEA!
1775 N. Rand Rd.
Palatine, IL 60074

847-524-9590


WEEKLY VENDOR SPECIALS
What can you get for 1 dollar?
What's free this week?
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HOLIDAY HOURS
December 3-4 - Open 8am-4pm
December 10 - Open 8am-4pm
December 11 - Wolff's Howliday, Santa, Kids Fun - OPEN 8-4
***December 23-Friday Special Hours-Open 8am-4pm Vendor spaces $15***
***December 24-Saturday - Open 8am-4pm
December 25 - Christmas CLOSED
December 31 - New Year's Eve - Open 8am-4pm
January 1 - New Year's Day Open 8am-4pm
January 7 - We resume our regular schedule and will be open EVERY Saturday & Sunday 8am-4pm


 


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Monday, November 28, 2011

Vendor Deals 12/3-12/4

D5  SPYCE GIRL’S GOURMET FOODS
BRUSCETTAS 2 for $5
Most spices $4, 4 for $15
 16 x 22 baking sheet reg. $10, Special $8   

E2 AVON
54 PIECE MAKE-UP TRAIN CASE
WAS $40, NOW $15
           
F10  FREE stuffed animal to a child---while they last!


H7 Home Sweet Home: 5-piece picture frame set. Includes: 8x10, 5x7, 4x6, 2-3 1/2x 5
 Retail $19.95, Your price $10


H8 JADED UNICORN:
ALL ITEMS ON SPECIAL!
ANTIQUE, NATIVE AMERICAN, WHAT NOT          


K1   ALL TOYS ½ PRICE

K6-8, L7-8
FREE Crest 6.4oz toothpaste when you spend $15 on health & beauty
FREE puzzle when you spend $20 on toys
NEW name brand toys up to 60% off retail
             
L5-L6     2 Tables, 2 Lamps, 1 Wall Mirror- $50
Snug Bunny Boys & Girls $3.50 each
Tootsie Miniature Cars- $3 each or 3 for $8

           
M6-M7   ALL ITEMS $1.00
SHOES, BOOTS, COATS, CLOTHES, ETC!


UPSTAIRS
AA 2-3 Mystery Boxes of craft items. Whole box for $10
Mostly new from moms craft room           
                       
BB3  Christmas embroidered towels $4 each or 2/$6

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY DEALS FROM OUR VENDORS

Remember that flea markets are 100's of businesses under 1 roof!

Deals for Saturday November 26 & Sunday November 27
MAIN FLOOR
D5
Bruschetta & MOST gourmet foods $3 each or 2 for $5


D11           
1. Brand new, any style umbrella $3 ($9-$12 retail)
2. Brand new Pfaltzgraff 16-pc dinnerware sets $30 ($79.99 retail)
3. Multi-Tool with pouch & bits $13 ($22 retail)
E2           
AVON: 
Holiday gift mugs with hand cream-makes a great teacher gift!
E5-E6           
20% off jewelry
F8-F9           
Liquid Bargain:
512 mb flash drive pens in giftbox - $5 or 5 for $20
G4           
US Gold Exchange:
Sterling silver rings (in the black boxes) $12 each or 2 for $20
H5-H6           
Bracelets & necklaces
H7           
Home Sweet Home Products”
$5 off purchase of $50-$99
$10 off purchase of $100 or more
I9           
Bamboo 20% off
Swords 15% off
J10           
2 double 15” speakers $299
K1           
All glass & ceramic ½ price
K6-8 & L7           
1. Buy any My First Disney Princess Doll, get an outfit for only $5
2. Free Lego Mini-Figure with every $15 spent on Legos
3. Free Junior Surprise See ‘n Say with $30 baby purchase
4. Littlest Pet Shop – Buy 3, Get 1 free up to $5
5. Free fragrance set with $25 health & beauty purchase
L1-3           
1. Animal hats starting at $8
2. Officially licensed NFL Bears signs, license plates, hats, gloves, 
fuzzy dice, keychains, pennants, can holder & more!
L5-L6           
1. Snug Buddy kids blanket & pillow set - $5 each or 2 for $8
2. Men’s white dress shirts 15 ½ x 32, 33, 34. Reg. $49.50- Sale price $10 each
M2           
1. $10 off large canvas print
2. 10% off all framed art
M5           
Automotive:  Buy a scratch & Swirl Remover for your car and get a 
Scrub Industrial Cleaner FREE
M11-M12           
Remote control Helicopter – 3 channel $20
N5-N6           
1. 25% off all jewelry
2. 10% off all hand-made purses
3. 15% off clothing
N13-N15           
Diskounters
1. Video Game Sale
2. Computer Sale
3. Free Virus Scan
O6           
1. Casino purses $7
2. Wallets $5
3. Sparkle window cleaner $2
O9           
Reading Glasses $1 each
Q2           
Art Glass-Blown Glass animals and art
1. Christmas ornaments – 3 shells, 3 sea stars - $3 off
2. 6 Christmas ornaments (box lot) or 6 snowflakes $15
R2-R3           
50% discount on pottery, glass & dishes
V10-V12           
All paperbacks 3 for $2

UPSTAIRS        
AA2
All Christmas items: Buy 1 get 1 ½ off  lower priced item
BB3
Precious Moments Christmas Tree: Reg $139.99, was $75, now $35! Limited quantities
Great Gift for Precious Moments Collectors!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

11/1/11 Newsletter: Grand Re-Opening Palatine-Something for Everyone!


PALATINE GRAND RE-OPENING SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6 
Something for Everyone!

$ RAFFLE $
$$$$$$$$$$$
We're giving back to Palatine, and we are giving right back to you!

Enter to win one of many raffle prizes:

Jewel giftcards,
Wolff's Howlers,
Thanksgiving themed giftbag,
Vendor passes,
Customer passes,
Wolff's Flea Market T-shirts
More...


VENDOR SPECIALS
Many sellers will be offering special Grand Re-Opening Deals! Look for signs at their booths.

FOOD DRIVE
November 6-13
FOOD DRIVE
Bring an unexpired, nonperisable food item for the Palatine Township Food Pantry and get in FREE!

Needed: Instant mashed potatoes, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, jelly, crackers, cold cereal, tuna, Hamburger Helper, dry soup and toilet paper.

FORMER NEGRO LEAGUE LEGENDS 
10am-2pm
Negro League
Meet:
Hank Presswood
Lou Clarizio
Johnny Washington
Ray Knox
Nathan Weston

More info HERE

 NUMISMATIST 
Jeff Byer will demonstrate his knowledge of coins for children and adults.

EVERYTHING ELSE!
Holiday, art, antiques, new vendors, food, music, electronics, animal hats, clothing, jewelry, new items, resale, furniture, storage lockers, estate sales and more!
NAME THE COOKBOOK
Chef Wolffy
When you enter the raffle,
you may also write your name suggestion for the Wolff's Flea Market Cookbook. 
We'll vote on the official name at a future date!

SUBMIT YOUR RECIPES
Favorite Recipe
___________________

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Forms available at the front desk. You may
 also download and print your own form HERE
Special mention if you include ingredients purchased at Wolff's Flea Market!
THE JINGLE!

No festivity would be complete without a rendition of Wolff's Flea Market Jingle. We'll be recording segments throughout the day!
Learn the words below!

LIVE! Wolff's Flea Market Jingle 5-29-10
LIVE! Wolff's Flea Market Jingle 5-29-10
Wolff's Flea Market Jingle Words
Wolff's Flea Market Jingle Words
wolffs.com

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Many thanks to Steve Dahlke, Jenn Voss & our High School Kids for Kids volunteers for making our Halloween event a smash!
Halloween Zumba at Wolff's Flea Market
Halloween Zumba at Wolff's
 Flea Market Palatin

Halloween 2011 at Wolff's Flea Market Palatine
Halloween 2011 at Wolff's
 Flea Market Palatine
Rosemont market is closed
for the season and will reopen April 2012. Visit Wolff's Flea Market 
Palatine every Saturday & Sunday 8am-4pm. Warm, heated, filled with holiday & everyday goodies!


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Recipe Form


WOLFF’S FLEA MARKET COOKBOOK RECIPE FORM

      Questions? Call 847-524-9590


Please write out the details of your recipe. Include details & write clearly.
Special gold star recognition if you include and label ingredients purchased at Wolff’s Flea Market!
Submit forms to the front desk in Palatine by December 4 or email to wolffsflea@aol.com

COOKBOOK NAME________________________________________________________________

YOUR NAME: _____________________________________________________________________

PHONE# ___________________________________________ 

EMAIL_____________________________________________
                (required if we have questions)

Check one: VENDOR____________________ CUSTOMER___________________

NAME OF RECIPE__________________________________________________________________

RECIPE HISTORY: Family recipe? Cultural? Did you make it up? _____________________________

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HELPFUL HINTS____________________________________________________________________________