My FAVORITE shopping event is coming back to my local area in October and I cannot wait! I’ve partnered with Just Between Friends Lancaster, PA to share their sale with you and if you are nearby and haven’t shopped with us yet, you really need to do something about that.
I find the absolute best deals on all kinds of clothing, toys, games, and gear for my kids and if you have little ones I think you can find even more steals. I wish I had known about JBF when my kids were babies. There are HUGE savings here.
The sale comes around twice per year, spring and fall, and the fall sale this year is October 6-8, 2016. I have all of the details below, but let me show you the things I look for that save me the most money for my own family.
It’s still in the 80s here this week (what is the deal Mother Nature?) but winter will be here soon enough and my kids will each need a new coat, boots, gloves, and hats. I seriously love the deals I can get on a really nice winter coat. Have you seen how much they are in the stores these days? A warm coat is pricey, even in a kids’ size! At JBF I save 50-90% off retail. Last year I got my daughter a really cute polka dotted puffer coat from Justice for $8!
My kids both play soccer and their equipment can get VERY pricey. JBF has a whole sports equipment section that includes balls, bats, gloves, helmets, and more. And don’t forget to check the shoe section for cleats! I don’t know how we outgrow these so quickly and take it from me, it never hurts to have a spare pair in your trunk for the times when your kid forgets their cleats on game day. Shopping JBF for these items saves me a ton!
Winter can be a time of some serious “I’m booooorrred” rants from the kids. It’s hard to get outside and stay entertaining when the temps drop. Grab a few things to keep them happy (you can even stash them away and break them out as a surprise as needed!). I always look for DVDs, video games, board games, and puzzles. There are a lot of fun arts and crafts kits, too. What do your kids like to do to stay entertained inside?
My kids’ teachers are always looking for more books for their classroom libraries, so I try to grab a bunch of extras to send in for the kids. They’re so inexpensive at this sale and my kids love being able to share some fun new reads with their classmates.
There’s a whole section of educational items, too, such as workbooks, science kits, flashcards, and more. Ask your teachers what would be helpful and you just might find an awesome deal on it for them!
This is a no-brainer, right? I hit the shoes first, then the clothing. My kids are a little bit older so we have outgrown some of the toys and baby items, but we can ALWAYS use clothes. Be sure to check what they need and what sizes they are before you shop. You might be surprised to learn that your child has outgrown all of their pants from last fall and you have an entire wardrobe to replace (I’m talking about myself here).
My daughter is just edging up on the junior sizes and I’ve found some really cute stuff for her at JBF Lancaster. Did you know that JBF only accepts brand name junior items so even our fussy little daughters (let’s just own it) can find some fantastic buys and save us a bundle.
Just Between Friends Lancaster
So these are the things I’ll be shopping for at Just Between Friends Lancaster this fall! Want to join me? Here’s the scoop on the sale:
The public sale is on from Thursday October 6 through Saturday October 8 at Lanco Fieldhouse, 1901 Miller Road, East Petersburg, PA 17520.
Here’s the complete schedule:
Notice a couple of things: Wednesday October 5 is pre-sale day, a chance for team members (people who volunteer to help at the sale) and consignors to shop early. Want to join them? Check here to see how you can participate as either a team member, consignor, first time parent/grandparent, teacher, or purchase a $10 prime-time pass that will grant you entry at 2pm.
If you want to grab pre-sale tickets, go here. And if you want to shop any day of the public sale, you will also grab your tickets there. Admission is free on all public sale days with your pass and children and strollers are welcome.