By MJ from Pocatello, ID
At the Lowes where I shop, they keep all of their "OOPS" paint in a shopping cart by the paint department mixing center.
I, too, would recommend Habitat for Humanity's Re-Store. Not only is it paint for a reasonable price, but the proceeds from sales go toward helping a family in need build a home.
Another good suggestion I saw mentioned (that I was thinking), is your local recycling center or places where they hold annual eco-friendly swaps/giveaways. Just ask around and call your local chamber of commerce, for ideas.
Your local librarian may also have information or know of a place where you can obtain these resources. You'd be surprised how much knowledge and information, concerning your community, they have!
ThriftyFun is one of the longest running frugal living communities on the Internet. These are archives of older discussions.
Did you know that when a store employee in the paint department makes a mistake mixing paint, or a customer isn't happy with the color that's been mixed for them and refuses to buy the already mixed paint, stores like Home Depot put these "pre-mixed" colors on a special "sale" table, sometimes with discontinued paints (that CAN be mixed to suit.)