Friday, December 30, 2011


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.

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 or call 847-524-9590. SEE YOU AT THE FLEA!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December 1, 2011 Newsletter

From:Wolff's Flea Market <>
Subject:Special Offers From our Vendors Dec. 3 & 4

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here

Buy This at Wolff's Flea Market!
Buy This at Wolff's Flea Market!

Save the date for Sunday, December 11. 

Santa Claus is coming to Wolff's Flea Market!

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. 

1775 N. Rand Rd.
Palatine, IL 60074


What can you get for 1 dollar?
What's free this week?
   Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter
    Visit our blog  View our videos on YouTube

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


This email was sent to by  
Wolff's Flea Market | 1775 N. Rand Rd. | Palatine | IL | 60074