Extra 5% to 20% Off During Sears Family & Friends Sale

A couple times a year Sears holds their fabulous Family & Friends sale where you can take an extra 5% to 20% off almost everything including sale and clearance items!  That sale starts online tomorrow morning at 8 am and lasts through 4 am Monday, or you can use coupon code ONEDAY today only to take an extra 5% to 15% off almost everything.

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Additional 20% Off All Chadwick’s Clearance

Take an additional 20% off all Clearance for savings up to 80% off. Use promo code CH41108 now through September 5, 2011.

Racking Up at Consignment Sales!

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We feel pretty lucky that our county has a school uniform policy because it’s hard enough to get all five kids up, dressed and out in the morning when we know in advance they’ll be wearing some combination of navy and khaki!  The problem with that is that when summer comes they have hardly anything to wear since they’ve been in uniforms all year long, and we simply don’t see the point in spending a lot of money on play clothes that they’ll just wear for a few months.  That’s why we plan in advance and wait for a few consignment sales that happen each year in our area.   

Today I hit the Mom2Mom sale in Daphne – I paid a $1 entry fee so I could shop on the first day and I got there early for the best selection.  They were still putting out the signs when I got there so I lucked out and was able to pick up quite a few summer things for the kids, and I even got some uniform pants, shorts and skirts for this fall, all for just $110!  Here’s a breakdown of what I bought:   

  • 5 – Girl’s Pants
  • 2 – Girl’s Short Outfits
  • 1 – Girl’s Shorts
  • 5 – Girl’s Uniform Skirts & Pants
  • 7 – Skirts
  • 1 – Girl’s Pajamas
  • 6 – Boy’s Shorts
  • 5 – Boy’s Uniform Shorts & Pants
  • 13 – Boy’s Shirts
  • 1 – Boy’s Pajamas

There were a total of 57 pieces for just $110, or less than $2 per piece and I got some great brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Izod, Bugle Boy and Gymboree!  Here are my favorite tips for a successful consignment sale shopping trip.   

Take a list of the things you know you need with you – for example, our little boys get lots of hand me down shorts from their big brother but few of the shirts survive so I got them lots of shirts and no shorts, just a few new pair for our big boy.   

Draw around your children’s feet on a piece of paper and take it with you if you’re planning to shop for shoes.  The shoes are never in any semblance of order at these sales and it can be hard to figure out the size.  With drawings of your kids’ feet you’ll be able to quickly and easily determine if they’ll fit without having to bring your kids with you to the sale.   

Leave the kids at home.  Find somebody to watch the kids so you can concentrate on the hunt for deals without lots of begging to hit the toy aisle.   

Bring something to carry the goodies!  Many sales ban the use of strollers while shopping so bring a laundry basket (or maybe hubby) along to hold all the finds while you’re hunting for more.   

Double check everything!  Some clothing items look great from the front but have stains or rips on the back, missing buttons or broken zippers and you don’t want to find that out after you’ve left the sale.   

Volunteer or sell your own items so you can shop early.  I’ve done this before and plan to again this fall – if you volunteer to work a sale or if you sell your own gently used things then you typically get to shop before the sale is open to the public and you’ll have best pick!

$10/$25 Printable J.C. Penny Coupon

I love to shop at J.C. Penny because they always put out the best coupons!  Right now you can print this $10/$25 purchase at J.C. Penney coupon that is good for today and tomorrow only – 12/26 thru 12/27.  I’m planning to hit Penney’s tomorrow on my rounds to see what kind of clearance deals I can pair with this coupon 😉

Get an Extra 25% Off Sale Items at Charlotte Russe

Take an additional 25% off sale styles at Charlotte Russe through Wednesday, December 8th!  There are tons of great sale items available right now including tops, pants, outerwear, loungewear, shoes and accessories and you can get an additional 25% off those already terrific prices when you use promo code [coupon code=”4″ /].  I found lots of neat t-shirts starting at $2.25, dress pants for $8.99 and this cute “shrunken” plaid blazer for only $12.74.  Hurry over for best selection!

Additional 40% Off Chadwicks Clearance

They’re having a huge 75% off clearance sale at Chadwicks.com and you can take an additional 40% off your order with the purchase of 2 or more items when you use code CHAFF211.  I just lucked out and landed two jackets (including this one for $11.99), a pair of shoes and a gorgeous top for $51.15 including tax and shipping. The promo code is good through the month of November, but you should hurry over to get the best selection on the clearance merchandise.

31 Items on Secret $5 Sale at Charlotte Russe

There is a hot sale going on right now at Charlotte Russe where you can use promo code SECRET5 at checkout to get any of the 31 items on this page, like the Buffalo Plaid Mini Skirt pictured above, for only $5 each.  Shipping is a flat $5.99 regardless of the order size.

15% Off Everything at Kohl’s

Take 15% off your online order from Kohl’s with promo code LOWPRICE15. The coupon is good through August 28th even on sale and clearance items, and you can stack it with coupon code TIME2SAVE for free shipping if your order is over $75, or shipping starts at just $5.95.