TKOYM: Saving money at warehouse sales

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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - While it's not quite time to hunker down for the winter, the deals are moving inside, from sidewalk sales into warehouses.

"There's is something every week throughout October," says John Ewoldt, the consumer reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

One of the big sales is back this year. The annual Thymes sale was anything but annual, when there wasn't one in 2012. It's back now and it's anticipated to be full of body washes, lotions, soaps, candles and plenty more.

"A lot of people, they don't get excited when something is half," Ewoldt says. "For these warehouse sales, we're talking 70 percent off, so that's a really good sale for people to look forward to right before the holidays."

The Thymes sale is set for this weekend. October 11th-13th at the company's headquarters in Minneapolis.

This could be the last year for the Angel's Attic sale. It's the successor to the American Cancer Society's "World's Largest Garage Sale". You'll find everything from clothing to antiques to electronics. The sale fills 90 thousand square feet of space at the Four season's mall in Plymouth. It runs from October 12th through the 16th.

Another fundraiser is "The Stroke of the Heart" greeting card warehouse sale. Minnetonka's greeting card maker discounts everything on cards for all sorts of occasions. Thousands of cards for pennies on the dollar.

"I think the amazing thing is, I mean who know there are locally designed and locally made greeting cards, and this company has been around for a long time," says Ewoldt.

It may be October, but you can stock up for the holidays and beyond at the Gage and Gage gift wrap warehouse sale in Shakopee. Bows, boxes and ribbons are all on sale. That event runs October 25th through the 27th.

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