UPTOWN CHEAPSKATE STORE GRAND OPENING IN IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO

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IDAHO FALLS RECEIVES NEW FASHION EXCHANGE SPECIALTY STORE.

IDAHO FALLS, ID — (January 19, 2017) — Idaho Falls residents Caleb and Kandise Morton are thrilled to share their new Uptown Cheapskate store with the community of Idaho Falls on Thursday, January 26th at 4:00 p.m. Everyone is invited for prizes, treats, and great deals on fashion apparel.

“Uptown Cheapskate is ready to help the local community,” said Kandise Morton, Idaho Falls resident and store owner. “We are anxious to offer fashion brands up to 70 percent off retail prices, offer jobs to local youth, and to work with local donation shelters.”

Leading up to the event, Uptown Cheapskate Idaho Falls will be doing a “five days of prizes” event on their Facebook page starting January 21st. On January 26th, Uptown Cheapskate, located at 2041 South 25th East in Ammon will have their grand opening celebration.

The celebration will feature hundreds of dollars’ worth of prizes, including a $300 shopping spree, hotel stays, ski passes, gift cards, and more! Come early, hot cocoa will be provided for everyone and free Mrs. Powell’s cinnamon rolls with purchase to the first 100 customers. Customers who RSVP on their Facebook event page are entered to win $50 gift cards for them and a friend.

Uptown Cheapskate Idaho Falls has been stocking up, buying the best gently used fashion apparel from local residents. At the grand opening, the store’s selection will be revealed and customers will be able to shop the new and like-new apparel for up to 70 percent off mall prices. After the grand opening, the store will continue to pay cash for gently used fashion brands or offer 20 percent more in store credit.

Uptown Cheapskate gives back by coordinating with local charities: The Haven, the Humanitarian Center, the ARC, and the Ruth House. For more information about the new Uptown Cheapskate Idaho Falls store and the upcoming grand opening event, visit Uptown Cheapskate Idaho Falls on Facebook or visit the store website. For Uptown Cheapskate franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

 About Uptown Cheapskate
Uptown Cheapskate is a national franchise that buys and sells new and gently used fashion apparel in an upscale environment. With over 65 franchises throughout the United States, each Uptown Cheapskate store provides a convenient place where young adults are financially and emotionally rewarded for recycling their best items. Uptown Cheapskate is a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising located in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information about Uptown Cheapskate, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.uptowncheapskate.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

 

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—July 19, 2016—Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate resale stores have partnered with buildOn, a non-profit organization that works with under-served communities around the world, to raise funds to build schools in impoverished countries. Store locations all across the United States have raised $164,158 through a Charity Fill-A-Bag event, earning enough to build schools in Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Nicaragua and Haiti.

To date, three of the five schools have already been completed in West Africa, and more than 250 students have been attending classes for several months. Each of the completed schools were built in communities with fewer than 50 percent literacy rates, and children were walking miles to attend schools made of little more than straw and sticks. Now, each new school accommodates up to 150 kids and features two classrooms, a sturdy roof, latrines, and classroom supplies.

The Charity Fill-A-Bag event is unique to Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate. The model converts products that would have otherwise been disposed of through a donation process into cash that can be used to fund philanthropic efforts by buildOn. Vendors selling clothes to either Kid to Kid or Uptown Cheapskate are given the option to donate their clothes to the sale. Then, for a $15 donation to buildOn, customers were given a shopping bag to fill with as much specially-marked product as they could stuff in the bag. These semi-annual events have been wildly successful in raising funds for the organization. To create an ongoing impact, the stores also offer customers the option to forgo a plastic bag in exchange for a $.05 donation to buildOn.

“We sought an organization that made a lasting, tangible difference, and buildOn does just that.   We’ve sent team members out to participate in the construction of these schools, and they’ve seen first-hand the impact,” said Scott Sloan, CEO. “Involving the communities in our stores through our Charity Fill-A-Bag has been a win for everybody. Community members recycle items they no longer need, our franchise locations convert that donation to cash through our Charity Fill-A-Bag event, and buildOn uses that money to transform under-served communities by providing lasting education opportunities for their children. We couldn’t be happier with the results,” he said.

BuildOn works in partnership with the ministry of education in each country and the local village to provide the new schools. Villagers work alongside skilled buildOn project supervisors and engineers to construct their school with materials provided by buildOn. The village must also agree to send girls to school in equal numbers with boys for gender balance and equality. The next school funded by Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate is scheduled to break ground in Haiti on August 8th, with another in Nicaragua on October 2nd.

Kid to Kid buys and sells new and gently used children’s and maternity clothes, toys, books, and baby gear. Uptown Cheapskate targets the young adult market and buys and sells new and like-new name brand clothes, shoes, jewelry and handbags.

For more information about Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate’s work with buildOn, visit https://act.buildon.org/fundraise/team?ftid=44304. To receive additional information about Kid to Kid or Uptown Cheapskate, visit kidtokid.com or uptowncheapskate.com.

 

Original school in Mali

Original school in Mali

Completed school in Mali

Completed school in Mali

Local villagers helping with the Mali school construction

Local villagers helping with the Mali school construction

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Kid to Kid representative, Edward Chambers at the Senegal school ground breaking

Kid to Kid representative, Edward Chambers at the Senegal school ground breaking

 

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GRAND OPENING OF NEW UPTOWN CHEAPSKATE STORE IN SAINT JOSEPH, MISSOURI,

ST. JOSEPH, MO—May 23, 2016—Local residents Julie Woods and Brittney West, are excited to announce the grand opening of their new Uptown Cheapskate store, Thursday, June 2nd at 4 p.m. Starting Thursday, the grand opening will feature giveaways provided by the radio station K JO 105.5, snow cones by Kona Ice, and caricature drawings by a local cartoon artist Chris Fleck. Friday and Saturday of opening weekend, VDJ Z Man will be DJ-ing as shoppers come to get first pick of the clothing unveiling; those who come will get first pick of all the high-quality, low-priced name brands the store has been saving for this moment.

Located at 3120 Karnes Road in St. Joseph, for the last several weeks, the store has been stocking up buying gently-used clothing from the local community. At the grand opening, the store’s selection will be revealed and customers will be able to shop the new and like-new recycled name brand clothing and accessories at highly appealing prices. Uptown Cheapskate stores offer a variety of name brand clothing, and offers them at up to 90% off the price of original retail price. After grand opening day, Uptown Cheapskate St. Joseph will continue to pay community members cash for gently-used, in-style clothing, or offer 25 percent more in store credit for what they can buy.

As the newest owners of Uptown Cheapskate, Julie Woods and Brittney West are thrilled to bring this concept to St. Joseph.  The team first became interested in owning an Uptown Cheapskate store after working with other resale clothing brands in St. Joseph and surrounding areas for many years. They wanted to expand their business and after some research, the two chose to open an Uptown Cheapskate. They chose Uptown specifically because they felt that the Uptown Cheapskate brand offers a unique, upscale edge to resale shopping. “People are surprised that resale can be so chic,” says West. “Uptown offers a fresh take on used clothing, and we sell new items too! Overall it’s a great place for all kinds of shoppers—whether they are treasure-hunting for name brands, bargain shopping for current styles, or even just trying to make a little cash on extra clothes in their closets—we have something for everyone.”

For more information about the new Uptown Cheapskate St. Joseph store and the upcoming grand opening event, visit Uptown Cheapskate (St. Joseph) on Facebook or visit the store website. For Kid to Kid franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

About Uptown Cheapskate

Uptown Cheapskate is not your average thrift store. We buy only the most stylish cloths and accessories you loved yesterday and sell them today at up to 90% less than mall prices! Unlike consignment stores, you can earn cash on the spot when you sell us you like-new fashion for guys and girls. Now with more than 40 franchise locations to serve you, our stores offer low prices on new and second-hand clothes. Shoes, handbags, and jewelry from your favorite brands and designers—all under one roof! Uptown Cheapskate’s award winning upscale resale franchise model is primed for growth and we’re looking for dedicated franchise partners. Learn how you can be a part of one of the nation’s top clothing franchises here.

AMERICAN FORK, UT—April 12, 2016—Business owners Kirk and Jennifer Johnson and Justin Crump are proud to announce the grand opening of their second resale franchise store, Uptown Cheapskate, on Thursday, April 21 at 4:00 pm. Unlike a traditional thrift store, this trendy teen and young adult fashion reseller, located at 62 N 600 W in American Fork, pays shoppers cash for their secondhand clothes, shoes and other apparel items and resells them at highly discounted prices.
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AMERICAN FORK, UT—April 5, 2016—Business owners Kirk and Jennifer Johnson and Justin Crump are proud to announce the grand opening of their second resale franchise store, Uptown Cheapskate, on Thursday, April 21 at 4:00 pm. Unlike a traditional thrift store, this trendy teen and young adult fashion reseller, located at 62 N 600 W in American Fork, pays shoppers cash for their secondhand clothes, shoes and other apparel items and resells them at highly discounted prices.

The grand opening celebrations will begin Thursday and continue throughout the weekend, featuring prize giveaways, local food trucks and the first chance to shop the store’s merchandise. Anyone who RSVPs to the store’s Facebook Event will be entered to win $50 in store credit, and customers who sell their gently used clothes to the store before the grand opening will be entered to win 4 Disneyland tickets.

“We are excited to bring an upscale resale clothing store to American Fork,” said Crump. “Our store has filled up with thousands of great pieces our customers have sold to us, and we hope to be their one stop shop for all their new and used treasures,” he said.

For several weeks, the store has been open to the public to purchase customers’ gently used fashions, filling the racks in preparation for the grand opening. During and after the grand opening, customers will be able to shop brand name and designer clothing and accessories at up to 90 percent less than retail.

Uptown Cheapskate focuses on buying current styles of apparel, shoes and accessories that appeal to a wide range of teens and young adults. After the grand opening, Uptown Cheapskate will continue to pay customers cash or in-store credit for their gently used items.

In addition to carrying hundreds of recycled items, the new Uptown Cheapskate store will also offer many new products including jewelry, shoes and assorted clothing items.

Although this will be the first Uptown Cheapskate in Utah County, the Johnsons and Crumps are not new to owning a fashion resale store. “Clothing resale has become our passion after our Murray location opened in August of 2013. As that store has been thriving, we were eager to expand our business to the great city of American Fork,” said Crump. With the Murray store’s steady growth since opening, they are excited to apply the principles they’ve learned from their first store to build a successful business in American Fork right from the start.

For more information, visit their store website or find Uptown Cheapskate (American Fork) on Facebook for frequent updates, pictures and happenings in the store. For Uptown Cheapskate franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

Uptown Cheapskate NormanNORMAN, OK—Local business owner, Margarette Baze will hold the grand opening of her new store, Uptown Cheapskate, on Thursday, April 7th. This contemporary teen and young adult fashion reseller, located at 1724 24th Avenue NW in Norman, pays shoppers cash for their clothes, shoes and other apparel items and resells them at up to 90 percent off retail prices.

The grand opening will feature live music, prize giveaways, and the first 50 shoppers in line on Thursday will receive a mystery gift card worth up to $50 to be used at the event. Grand opening celebrations will continue throughout the weekend, with a live DJ on Friday evening and a snow cone stand on Saturday from noon-4pm. All customers that attend the grand opening throughout the weekend will have a chance to enter to win Selena Gomez and Luke Bryan concert tickets.

Although this is Baze’s first Uptown Cheapskate store, Baze owned a consignment store a few years earlier and has always been interested in this type of business. “When we first walked in an Uptown Cheapskate,” she said, “we fell in love with the brand.” Baze is excited to bring this type of upscale fashion exchange to the Norman area as there aren’t many similar options, and from the way her customers react when they walk in the store, it’s obvious they’re excited too. Which is no surprise. The buy, sell, trade concept that Uptown Cheapskate offers is a win-win scenario. Members in the community can declutter their closets and earn cash on the spot, while style-hunters can find designer clothing at up to 90 percent less than retail.

For several weeks, the store has been open to the public to purchase customers’ gently used fashions, filling the racks in preparation for the grand opening. Customers will soon be able to come in and shop brand name clothing and accessories at up to 90 percent less than retail. In addition to carrying hundreds of recycled items, the new Uptown Cheapskate store will also offer many new products including jewelry, shoes and assorted clothing items.

For more information on how you can attend this event, find Uptown Cheapskate (Norman) on Facebook or @uptownnorman on Instagram. For frequent updates, pictures and happenings in the store, visit their store website.

Caleb & Kandise MortonIDAHO FALLS, ID—March 14, 2016—Local residents, Caleb and Kandise Morton, are opening a new resale store, Uptown Cheapskate, in Idaho Falls later this year. The teen and young adult fashion exchange will pay customers cash for their clothes, shoes and other apparel items and resell them at highly discounted prices.

Uptown Cheapskate will soon open for customers to sell their items for cash or more in store credit, and after several weeks of buying only, the Idaho Falls store will celebrate its grand opening. Customers will then be able to shop brand name and designer clothing at up 70 percent less than retail prices.

 

“This is the type of store people love to shop,” Caleb said. “We’re excited to be able to repurpose fashionable clothing and help customers save money on the brands they love. It’s a win-win business for us and our customers, and we can’t wait to bring this to the Idaho Falls community.”

The Mortons first became interested in the Uptown Cheapskate franchise after visiting another resale clothing store and falling in love with the buy and sell concept. As current franchisees of a disaster restoration company, they are excited to broaden their experience into the fashion industry.

In addition to carrying hundreds of gently used items, the new Uptown Cheapskate store will also offer many new products including jewelry, shoes and assorted clothing items.

By giving cash to customers for their stylish clothes, Uptown Cheapskate has the potential to pay more than $30,000 to the Idaho Falls community in just the few short weeks before it opens. After the grand opening, customers will be able to continue selling their things until one hour before the store closes every day.

For more information, visit uptowncheapskate.com. For Uptown Cheapskate franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

Trish and PeteBOARDMAN, OH—Local business owners Trish Couche and Pete Zinnicker will hold the Grand Opening of their store, Uptown Cheapskate, on Thursday, March 3rd . This contemporary teen and young adult fashion reseller, located at 105 Boardman-Canfield Road in Boardman, pays shoppers cash for their clothes, shoes and other apparel items and resells them at up to 90% off retail prices.

Trish Couche, originally from Boardman, has been looking for a new venture and decided to try owning her own business. Pete Zinnicker, from Cleveland, also wanted a change and so the couple has taken on the new store together. Trish chose to open an Uptown Cheapskate specifically because, after hearing about the franchise through a friend, she fell in love with the concept and the brand. More than your typical resale store, Uptown Cheapskate holds a brand that is “edgy, urban and in-style,” says Trish. Furthermore, Trish and Pete believe that there’s a desire within the community for a store like this, as they’ve received a lot of positive feedback from those selling to their store. “People are coming in to sell to us and they are excited about it. You can tell by the way they are talking that they absolutely love having a new store like this in their neighborhood.” Which is no surprise. The buy, sell, trade concept that Uptown Cheapskate offers is a win-win scenario. Members in the community can declutter their closets and earn cash on the spot, while style-hunters can find designer clothing at up to 90 percent less than retail.

For several weeks, the store has been buying clothes and accessories in preparation for opening day, which will be Thursday, March 3, at 4 pm. Those who attend the Grand Opening weekend will get the first pick of Uptown Cheapskate Boardman’s freshly revealed selection of items. Plus, attendees may receive food vouchers, mystery gift cards for shoppers, and ticket giveaways to Carrie Underwood, Fetty Wap, and Cirque du Soleil. There will be DJed music and remotes from stations Hot 101, Friday 95.9 and 105.1—who will also be giving away concert tickets.

For more information on how you can attend this event, find Uptown Cheapskate (Boardman) on Facebook or @uptown_ohio on Instagram. For frequent updates, pictures and happenings in the store, visit their store website or email.

About Uptown Cheapskate and BaseCamp Franchising

For over 20 years, BaseCamp Franchising has been a leader in the resale franchise industry. Uptown Cheapskate, a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising, buys and sells gently used fashionable clothes, shoes, and accessories. With over 40 stores throughout the U.S., Uptown Cheapskate provides convenient locations where customers are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. BaseCamp Franchising is located in Salt Lake City, UT. For more information about Uptown Cheapskate and BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.uptowncheapskate.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

Paul and Michelle FrylingGLEN ALLEN, VA—Local business owners Paul and Michelle Fryling are proud to announce the grand opening of the first Uptown Cheapskate store (Uptown Cheapskate Short Pump) in the state of Virginia. On Thursday, February 25th at 4:00 pm, the resale store will have its long-awaited Grand Opening at the newly updated location of 4338 Pouncey Tract Road in Glen Allen. More than just a trendy place to get the latest fashions, Uptown Cheapskate is an upscale resale store where customers can also sell their gently-used styles and get cash on the spot.

The Frylings are thrilled to open a store that is beneficial to the community for a variety of purposes. For those who want to sell, Uptown Cheapskate provides a brick and mortar location that is easy to visit and sell outgrown items. For those who like to find quality brands on a budget—the resale store holds apparel, shoes and accessories that cost up to less than 70% than the usual retail. For several weeks, the store has been “open to buy,” meaning open to purchase gently-used fashions from members in the community. During and after the grand opening, customers will be able to shop brand name designer clothing and accessories at very accessible prices.

The grand opening itself will feature a variety of entertainment and activities. One lucky shopper who RSVPs to the online Grand Opening Facebook event will win a year’s worth of shopping. Others who RSVP will be entered to win gift cards to local places such as Buffalo Wild Wings, Massage Envy, Cheesecake Factory, Starbucks and more. In addition to these giveaways, those who are among the first fifty customers in line for the Grand Opening event will receive a gift card to the popular Carytown Burgers & Fries. After the grand opening, Uptown Cheapskate will continue to pay customers cash or in-store credit for their gently used items. If a customer chooses to take in-store credit, the amount earned is always 25% more.

For more information on the Frylings and their brand new store, visit their store website or find Uptown Cheapskate (Short Pump) on Facebook for frequent updates and posts of new product (changes daily) within the store. For Uptown Cheapskate franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

 

FULLERTON, CA—Fullerton store frontLocal business owners Jo Ann and Tom Winter are proud to announce the grand opening of their second resale franchise store, Uptown Cheapskate, on Thursday, February 4th at 4:00 pm. Unlike a traditional thrift store, this trendy teen and young adult fashion reseller, located at 2434 E Chapman Ave in Fullerton, pays shoppers cash for their secondhand clothes, shoes and other apparel items and resells them at highly discounted prices.

The grand opening will feature a variety of entertainment and activities. The first 50 shoppers in line at the grand opening on Thursday will receive a mystery gift card worth $5-$50 to spend throughout the next week. The store will host giveaways from local businesses, a live DJ, visits from Miss Orange County and Miss Teen Orange County, and the following food trucks: Scooter’s Italian Ice, Frijolito’s Mobile Coffee, and The Grilled Cheese Truck. Grand opening celebrations will continue throughout the weekend with a $100 gift card raffle on Saturday. Customers who RSVP to the store’s Facebook Event will be entered to win $50 in store credit.

“We’re so excited to bring the Uptown Cheapskate concept to the Fullerton area and offer an affordable way to dress fashionably,” said Jo Ann Winter. “We love that our store provides our customers a way to earn cash for the clothes they no longer wear, and find great deals on styles they love all in one place. This is recycling at its best,” she said.

For several weeks, the store has been open to the public to purchase customers’ gently used fashions, filling the racks in preparation for the grand opening. During and after the grand opening, customers will be able to shop brand name and designer clothing and accessories at up to 70 percent less than retail.

Uptown Cheapskate focuses on buying current styles of apparel, shoes and accessories that appeal to a wide range of teens and young adults. After the grand opening, Uptown Cheapskate will continue to pay customers cash or in-store credit for their gently used items.

In addition to carrying hundreds of recycled items, the new Uptown Cheapskate store will also offer many new products including jewelry, shoes and assorted clothing items.

The Winters are not new to owning a fashion resale store. They opened their first Uptown Cheapskate franchise in Lake Forest, CA in 2013 and have enjoyed seeing the store grow each year. They are excited to apply the principles they’ve learned from their first store to build a successful business in Fullerton right from the start.

For more information, visit their store website or find Uptown Cheapskate – Fullerton on Facebook for frequent updates, pictures and happenings in the store. For Uptown Cheapskate franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

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