Every spring and fall, the consignment season is in full swing in Kansas City. There are many different sales all over the metro, but I make a point of putting two on my calendar as can't miss events. One is the sale that my multiples group puts on, and the other is the Just Between Friends-Lee's Summit Sale.
We do ALL of our kids shopping at these two sales: clothes, shoes, birthday and Christmas gifts, kid movies, coats, random extra kid stuff, etc. And yes, I do manage to find just about everything I need for four kids who are the same size this way.
Why do we do this? While, it's true that we don't have the income level to buy everything new, a better question is, why wouldn't we? It's brilliantly set-up. I can do all of my shopping, for an entire season, in one place, for pennies on the dollar. It's just smart shopping!
On top of that, JBF offers Presale Shopping Groups that people can sign up for, for FREE! They open at various times the Friday before the sale opens to the public:
- First Time Parents (first child born within the last year)
- First Time Grandparents (first grandchild born within the last year)
- Foster Parents
- Military Spouses
- Moms of Multiples <---this is the one I sign up for!!
And if you don't fit any of those categories, they do have an additional Friday presale available that anyone can shop for a $10 admission fee. The sale runs through Tuesday with many items being discounted to 25% and 50% off the last two days of the sale. You can find preemie through size 16 clothing items, in addition to maternity clothes.
This event goes on my calendar every spring and summer, and I enter the doors armed with a long list, my kids feet traced onto cardstock (to measure for shoe sizes!), and a friend for company. I'd love to see you there! This time, I'll be starting in the shoe section looking for lots of sandals to get us through the summer.
Last week, Just Between Friends-Lee's Summit emailed me to see if I wanted to give away a Media Pass and a $25 gift certificate to one of my readers for their upcoming spring/summer sale February 16th-19th. Of course, I said yes! This is a sale I personally shop, enjoy, and find extremely valuable, and I think you will too!
Because of how quickly the sale is coming up, this giveaway has a relatively short time frame. If you win, the Media Pass and gift certificate will only be valid at the Lee's Summit location during the spring/summer sale dates in February 2013. The Media Pass will allow you to get into the Media Presale that is open on Friday, February 15th from 10am-6pm. You may use the gift certificate anytime during that presale or over the rest of the weekend. After that, it will be void.
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The contest ends at 11:59pm on Wednesday, January 30th. The winner will be announced and contacted by email on Thursday, January 31st. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to the email with their information so that the prize can be forwarded to them. A Beautiful Ruckus is not responsible for the delivery of the prize and is not responsible if the sponsor does not deliver. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States. A Beautiful Ruckus received a presale pass and gift certificate in exchange for posting this giveaway. For further information, please see my disclaimer page.