We went to a fish fry at my in laws on Sunday. It was fun and delicious! :) I'm not a fish eater and luckily others feel the same way so there was more than just fish there. I was talking to everyone about my search for a cozy coupe (you know one of those red and yellow Flintstones type cars?!) and that's when my husband's aunt told me about a baby/kid extra large "garage sale" type thing they have just a couple times a year but she couldn't recall the name of it.
So the coincidence is that the very next day she saw it as a special story on the news! The sale was this week at the nearby convention center. It's called Just Between Friends (JBF) Sale and it occurs twice a year (spring and fall). When searching through their website I found out that there a ton of cities that have these sales! If you aren't near me in St Charles, MO then you can checkout their website to see if there is a franchise near you. And everyone else should just go sign-up for the newsletter so you don't miss the next one. Here's the gist of what I found at the sale:
Lego tray table and a bag full of Legos: $20
Race cars (about 8-10): $2
Race car track: $2
A HUGE stuffed Elephant in excellent condition: $5
A shopping cart cover (barely used, in the box): $7
Pull along dinosaur (cutest thing I have ever seen): $8
2 silicone Baby Bjorn bibs with the "tray": $7
Travel booster seat: $3 (WHAT?! Yeah crazy)
2 Kiddopotamus Swaddle Mes (for my friend who is pregnant): $6
Tool set: $8
And clothes wise I found...
1 Pair of Jeans, 1 button up, 1 sweater vest, 6 PJs, 1 swim shirt, 4 summer rompers, 2 polo onesies and something else that I am missing for about $35!
They are having a little contest for those that take pictures of their little ones with the JBF items they purchased and post it to their Facebook page so we put a little message together with the Legos, cars, and tools that we got. :)
There was a ton more that I wanted to get but I needed to restrain myself a little for budget sake! But this is my new favorite thing because I don't have to spend a fortune on toys AND I don't have to be frustrated when my son or other kiddos ruin them. It's kind of like our fridge. We bought it with a small dent in the handle (we got a screaming deal) and now when we ding it accidentally I kind of don't care... it already has one so oh well. Haha. Anyhow, JBF also has consignment so you can sell your stuff! In my terms it's selling to pay for the stuff I will buy at the sale but it's nice because I will basically only ever spend the original investment and then simply use the money earned from consignment to buy the next set of toys/clothes. Sounds perfect to me and our budget is loving it too.
I hope this tip helps you out! Have you visited a JBF sale before? Did you find any great deals?
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