The holidays can be quite expensive, so one option for how to save money when buying for your children is to consider buying from a resale/consignment shop. I have done this in the past and it really is a good option as you are not paying full price for an item that may not get used that often (as is often the case with many kids’ toys). You can often find some almost-new or gently used toys, books, clothing, baby equipment & more at resale or consignment shops!
Children’s Orchard is a large resale shop which is located in 20 states throughout the US. They specialize in selling only quality items and mostly brand name items. They even use special lights to inspect the items they buy from sellers, so that you can be sure that you’re getting like-new merchandise. I think that’s pretty cool because it’s often hard to see those grease stains in certain lighting and it’s frustrating to buy something and then bring it home and find some stains.
As a resale shop, Children’s Orchard provides some great benefits to those who sell their items to them. For example, they will buy items year-round versus other stores which will only accept items for that particular season – so if you decide to clean out the closets one weekend, you can bring in all your items and not have to store it & wait for another season. They also pay cash for your items right away instead of working it as a consignment sale – and if you accept store credit, they’ll offer up to 50% more for items.
Children’s Orchard also offers some great deals such as their M.O.M.S club, which is an email newsletter you can sign up for stay up to date on all the latest sales, discounts & more. By signing up, you’ll receive a $5 gift card (Cache card) to use at the store, birthday gifts for your kids, info on special discounts throughout the year($30/$10, Fill a bag for only $5, etc.).
Giveaway – $25 Children’s Orchard Gift Card
Now, for the fun part….Children’s Orchard has offered to provide one Thrifty NW Mom reader with a $25 gift card to Children’s Orchard!!
1st entry: Tell us a great gift idea for Christmas!
*Sign up HERE for the Children’s Orchard M.O.M.S. e-club where you’ll receive discounts, special event info and more!
*Follow Thrifty NW Mom on Twitter and “Tweet” about this giveaway, with a link to this post (or your twitter name w/the tweet)! You must “tweet” in order to receive the extra entry! Leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment.
A winner will be drawn using Random.org on Thursday, November 19th at 9pm pst!