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Local woman shows families how to shop trendy for cheap at Goodwill

"Whether you are working with a tight budget or you have a lot of money, your kids are going to grow fast and I don't know about anybody else but I would rather be able to spend my money on other things than clothes that they will be able to wear for just a couple of months," Gillingham said. (KTUL)

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- If you waited in line for a great doorbuster for Black Friday, you may have been standing in the wrong line.

National Retail Federation estimates 164 million shoppers to partake in Black Friday shopping, spending almost $500 over the holiday weekend.

Unless you go to Goodwill.

"The highest thing I've seen is $7.99," a shopper said.

That's a trend throughout the store.

"Where you would go to a retail store and spend $19 on a shirt for a boy, you can buy one for $3 here," Jean Kelley said.

Kelley is on the board of Goodwill as well as the author of the new book, "Dress Like a Million from Goodwill."

Kelley spent a year shopping only at Goodwill.

She helps families find trendy clothes for a fraction of the cost.

"A lot of people don't know about Goodwill, they don't know how many people are employed by Goodwill and how many dollars go into our community because of Goodwill," Kelley said.

Anna Gillingham brought her two kids to Goodwill for the first time.

"When you have small children they grow very quickly, they grow through clothes very quickly and the expense can get a little overwhelming sometimes," Gillingham said.

Gillingham was able to get a dress, three shirts and a pair of pants for $12.

Practically a steal.

"Whether you are working with a tight budget or you have a lot of money, your kids are going to grow fast and I don't know about anybody else but I would rather be able to spend my money on other things than clothes that they will be able to wear for just a couple of months," Gillingham said.

Some of the clothes were an additional 50-percent off because of Black Friday, but the low price deals last all year.

Click on the link for more information on Goodwill.

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