Showing posts with label mom to mom sales. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mom to mom sales. Show all posts

Monday, September 14, 2015

The easiest way to save money on kids clothes and stuff and it's not a garage sale!

....BUY USED! But I suppose you already knew that. So I guess really the answer should be...

....BUY at the Just Between Friends Sale. An event I look forward to all year because it is the largest children's and maternity consignment sale and lucky for me they have one every 6 months in my area. 
If you haven't noticed by now I am a list person so here is my list of Reasons why I love the Just Between Friends Sale:

1. So much cheaper: seriously! 

2. Huge Selection: They have clothes, high chairs, furniture, sports equipment, books, toys, maternity clothes, carriers, etc. Just about anything you could ever think of or need for your child. 

3. Neatly organized: unlike garage sales and mom to mom sales where you have sort through piles of clothes and not know if you are getting the best deal at JBF sales you go through one section with ALL of the clothes in the size you want and then compare price and quality before you buy it= AMAZING! 

4. Resell: Since they usually hold one or two a year you can buy only the clothes you need for the next 6 months and then resell the stuff you no longer need.

5. You can volunteer and you get even more perks like earning 10% more on any items you are selling and getting into the sale a day before the public.

6. Locally owned and operated.

7. Unsold items are donated to local charities.


Luckily for those in the West Michigan area there is a sale starting this week! (click here to find a sale near you)

Just Between Friends Grand Rapids
September 16-19th, 2015
28th Street Showplace
1256 28th Street SW 
Wyoming, MI 

Everyone is Welcome!
Doors open to the Public on Wednesday (admission of $3), Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 16th - 19th.
Friday and Saturday are the 50% off sale days
They accept Cash, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover.
More info at

Seriously, I love this sale and am geek!
P.S. I do not make any money from JBF for advertising for this sale. I just love it that much and want to share it with you! 

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

As a parent the best way to save money is to... used. It is easy to buy used at mom to mom sales, garage sales, consignment shops,  Goodwill, or Craigslist. For our local readers in West Michigan, there is a great opportunity to save a ton of money by buying used at the Just Between Friends Sale. Unlike shopping at mom to mom sales or garage sales which can be stressful and overwhelming at JBF sales all of the items are pre sorted and organized which make easy to find the gender, size, quality and price you want. 

And the best part...during the last two days of the sale all items (except those with an *) are ½ off!!!! So tomorrow, Friday, March 13th from 9am-8pm and Saturday, March 12th 9am-3pm plan to save some dough by buying used! (28th Street Showplace, 1256 28th St SW Wyoming, MI) Click here for more details. (Just realize that all of the super cute stuff will be gone because someone like me already bought it :p )

Again, for our local readers, Grand Rapids holds a JBF sale every 6 months so you only need to figure out what items and clothes you need for the next 6 months and then plan to come to another JBF sale in the fall.

Just Between Friends Sales are held throughout the US so go to their website to find a sale near you!

If you want to save even more money you can sell your items at the sale as well. Those that sell at the sale get to shop before the general public AND if you volunteer at the sale you get to shop early. I volunteered 4 hours organizing shoes for the sale. (Check out the picture below of all of the shoes I organized).


So I got to shop on Tuesday and I am proud to say I got over 30 pieces of clothing, 3 hats, 2 swimsuits, a bike helmet, infant sled, baby swing, wooden gate, laundry soap, cloth diapers, car mirror, sling, 2 puzzles, and 5 pairs of shoes for only $212! Yes, I know that sounds like a lot of money but I would have easily spent three times that much if I bought new. 

just between friends purchases.jpg

Also as a volunteer I get to shop today (Thursday) and get ½ off starting at 5pm. I cannot wait to see what other treasures I can find and it should be extra fun because I can bring two friends who also get ½ off!

A way to keep yourself in check when going on a spending outing like this is by making a list! I like to make a spreadsheet of what I already have and what I need. IT ONLY WORKS IF YOU USE THE LIST….cough cough, I may have overspent myself. You can find more pointers about what is needed for a new baby (without breaking the bank) by checking out our previous post about having, The Ultimate Baby Registry.