Salvos Stores Epsom Coming Soon!

Salvos Stores Epsom Coming Soon!

Salvos Stores Epsom adds another op shop to the Bendigo op shop circuit.

If you feel like volunteering a few hours I’m sure they’ll be on the hunt for a few friendly helpers.

It sounds like it is opening next door to Aldi which is at 182/192 Midland Hwy, Epsom VIC 3551.

There should be plenty of parking then!

Salvos Stores Epsom

I’m guessing like most Salvos Store’s they will be open 6 days a week but I’ll add more info to the map once I know.

Don’t forget to also check which colour is being discounted to half price each week.  On Tuesdays Salvos Stores also offer 20{98a7930dbfa0453ecfead81e34b5fce2118c3d8c61f5bd429d1ed5d8af0092e7} off for pensioners and on Wednesday it’s 20{98a7930dbfa0453ecfead81e34b5fce2118c3d8c61f5bd429d1ed5d8af0092e7} off for students.

You can find out where more Salvos Stores are via their website here.

If you know of any op shops opening, closing or moving please drop me a message.

I’d also love some contributors if writing or photography is your creative outlet.

Frankston Op Shop Tour Announcement

Frankston Op Shop Tour Announcement

Frankston Op Shop Tour tickets are now available for October’s planned tour.

Great present for the difficult to buy for op shoppers in your life.

It will include a number of big and small shops in and around Frankston, discounts have already been offered as well as some giveaways.

This promises to be a fun day with a bus full of op shoppers enjoying the hunt and supporting some lovely local charities.

The Early Bird tickets sold out within 24 hours but we still have standard seats left.

If you’re organising a tour and would like to promote with I Love To Op Shop please get in touch.


Op Shops on Ebay

Op Shops on Ebay

This is still news to some op shoppers but op shops have been taking advantage of the Ebay custom for years now.

Here’s a list I’ll keep compiled of op shops you can support by shopping with from home.

  1. Endeavour Foundation.  When I looked they had over 500 items on sale including books, collectables, furniture, clothing and craft goods.  Click here to shop.
  2. The Mustard Tree Op Shop and Café.  A Lilydale VIC based op shop with a steady stream of great quality goods.  Click here to shop.
  3. Salvos Stores.  Almost 200 items including fashion, collectables, toys, art and accessories. Click here to shop.
  4. New Peninsula Community Caring Inc Has over 300 listings at the moment!  Lots of clothing but also sporting goods and collectibles. Click here to shop.
Brace Yourselves National Op Shop Week 2016 is Coming!

Brace Yourselves National Op Shop Week 2016 is Coming!

National Op Shop Week 2016 is a chance for us to celebrate our amazing op shops up and down the country.

It is our chance to congratulate them on the amazing things they help to achieve with the funds raised for a massively diverse number of programs.

Op shops are also joining in the fun and quite a few are offering 10% off for friends of I Love To Op Shop

It may well exclude some items though so please check in store first or ask to avoid any disappointment.

Who is Taking Part?

I will be adding a list here by state so expect additions over the coming weeks.

Does your op shop want to take part?

  1. Please make sure it is on the ILTOS directory
  2. Leave a comment on this post below or add it to the Facebook page post
  3. I will update the list over the coming days.
  4. Print a poster for your shop, I’d love to see some pics being shared with the tag #ilovetoopshop

Give Back

National Op Shop Week is an ideal time to donate to your favourite oppy.  I am sure they will welcome good quality, saleable donations throughout the year but why not quickly check your closet, tidy up the toy box or recheck your old reading material before heading out to visit them.  If you are unsure if they can take a donation please call them in advance.  Furniture, electricals and children’s goods such as prams, car seats, cots ect may not always be saleable.

National Op Shop Week


Storehouse Charity Online Op Shop!

Storehouse Charity Online Op Shop!

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Storehouse Charity we salute you!

If you’re holed up at home sick, it’s too hot or you just work crazy hours do not fear, Storehouse Charity has come to our op shoppers aid by launching a very cool new store online.

What is even better is that for a limited time if you use the code : ilovetoopshop you can get a massive 50% off!! It runs from 08/03/16 at midnight and continues until 23/03/16 at midnight.

Have a look at their beautiful website here –

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Storehouse Charity op shops raise money for Teen Challenge International Victoria.

Amy tells us

Our stores offer not only quality second hand products at affordable prices but we pride ourselves on our customer service and creating the most enjoyable shopping experience possible. Ensuring that we provide a clean environment and positive atmosphere are two key steps in our process. Making everything possible are our dedicated staff and volunteers.

We are lucky enough to have a wide range of people working with us who have different interests and areas of expertise so we can deliver a larger variety of products to customers. At Storehouse we believe that sustainable shopping is a way of life all generations should embrace and aim to provide encouragement and innovation to shoppers of all ages, genders and backgrounds in order to support a deserving charity and pay mind to the environment.

With the intention of expanding the Storehouse Charity chain of Op Shops as well as promoting sustainable shopping in a technological era we at Storehouse Charity are happy to announce the launch of our brand new online op shop. Keeping in line with our retail stores this online website aims to provide excellent customer service and quality products with all proceeds going directly to the charity Teen Challenge International Victoria.

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You can also visit anyone of their four Victorian stores based in

To recap, the very generous promo code to receive 50% off is ilovetoopshop (Valid 9 March 2016-23 March 2016)

We will also have a $20 gift card giveaway running over the two weeks for followers of the page and the group.

Add the store to your favourites and check back as items are updated often.

I can also vouch for their service as I bought a beautiful vintage tin art treasure which was delivered to my house within 48 hours!

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Huge big thanks to Amy and her team at Storehouse Charity for doing this, we look forward to supporting you in store and online!



Vinnies Victoria Gift Cards

Vinnies Victoria Gift Cards

Finally I shouted to myself!!! They are real!! Thank you Vinnies for filling the void of what to buy an op shopper for Christmas with your Vinnies Victoria Gift Cards.

Vinnies describe these as “A gift card worthy of giving.”

It’s a pretty spot on description and I’ve asked for one this Christmas, I even got the expected eye roll and knowing smirk from Mr Op Shop.

What is not to love though?

  • It supports Vinnies
  • Environmentally you are making a better choice
  • Chances are high you will bag a bargain or two

To buy a card you can just head to their Ebay store here.  They even have 20% off until 5pm Thursday 24th December so spend $80 and you’ll get$100 voucher.  Please note these gift cards are valid only in Victorian Vinnies Stores.  If I find out more of course I will shout about it.

Grab your Vinnies Gift card on Ebay

Grab your Vinnies Gift card on Ebay

Hope you’re not getting swept up in the commercialisation these holidays.  It does get a bit cray cray out there.



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