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Old 10-13-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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Tell me your secrets for getting awesome deals at higher end kids clothing stores?! I love the cute looks but buying for 3 kids is killing me!
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Coupons in parenting magazines, watching for sales, buying ahead on clearance.
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:21 PM   #3
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This and going to the outlet malls with these brands. They often have completely different sales and coupons of their own. And depending on the outlet mall itself, that location might have coupons specific to that location.
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Yes, clearance for next year. And if you find a good consignment shop with reasonable prices, that works too. Consignment shops are usually about what I'd pay on clearance ata a store, so I but like new things there. I find a lot of super-cheap like-new hanna andersson at my nearby consignment shop, which is amazing.
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But with Gap in particular, this is what I do. It's not very Dave Ramsey, but it works for me.

I have a Gap Visa. I put all of my monthly bills on it. Including rent, that's close to $1000. So, I earn $20 a month or so in rewards. I pay the bill in full every month so never any interest. I pay it as soon as it I put it on there, basically.

They do double and triple points sometimes, and just by having the card I get 40% off coupons nearly every month.
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Re: Gymboree, Osh Kosh, Gap, etc

I always go through ebates and have a coupon code. I also buy at the end of the season when things are on clearance for the next year.
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I watch for sales, use coupons, and buy used. My kids clothes are 80% gymboree, 10% crazy 8, 5% gap and 5% other.

Gymboree- I buy during sales and use coupons or gymbucks. Twice a year Gymboree has the red balloon sale. During that sale they have pants for as low as $3.99, jeans as low as $6.99 and most shirts around $3/$4. I also combine that with a 20% off coupon. Also this weekend Gymboree is having a 50% off the current clearance price of select items. A lot of it is summer items, so I bought about $300 worth for next summer for only $35 with my 20% off coupon on Friday . I also joined a couple of Facebook gymboree resell sites. If you watch for the auctions, you can get some good deals! (I got jeans for $5 plus ship during one!)

Gap- again watch for sales. They will run extra xx% off clearance sometimes or my store will match online sales.

Crazy 8- always has a great clearance section, and often has a 20% coupon out!
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I watch for sales, use coupons, and buy used. My kids clothes are 80% gymboree, 10% crazy 8, 5% gap and 5% other.

Gymboree- I buy during sales and use coupons or gymbucks. Twice a year Gymboree has the red balloon sale. During that sale they have pants for as low as $3.99, jeans as low as $6.99 and most shirts around $3/$4. I also combine that with a 20% off coupon. Also this weekend Gymboree is having a 50% off the current clearance price of select items. A lot of it is summer items, so I bought about $300 worth for next summer for only $35 with my 20% off coupon on Friday . I also joined a couple of Facebook gymboree resell sites. If you watch for the auctions, you can get some good deals! (I got jeans for $5 plus ship during one!)

Gap- again watch for sales. They will run extra xx% off clearance sometimes or my store will match online sales.

Crazy 8- always has a great clearance section, and often has a 20% coupon out!
Yes to all of this! Gymboree is the greatest for cheap deals if you are willing to buy ahead. NEVER shop there without a coupon.

Also at Gymboree: Every year around the holidays (mid-December, I believe) they have had a sale where the entire store is $12.99 or less (which can be combined with a 20% off coupon.) That is a great time to get some winter coats and other more expensive items like dresses, sweaters, and jeans or pants. I think Crazy 8 does this sale too.

Then when your kids outgrow them, you can resell anything that has held up well. Super thrifty!
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