You might know by now that I’m a Just Between Friends junkie! I used to yard sale my kids’ outgrown clothing and toys and I have to tell you, once you consign at a JBF sale, there’s no going back. It’s SO much fun to shop, but it’s that consignor’s check that I’m now addicted to twice a year!
The Just Between Friends Reading PA sale is coming up April 28-30 and I have the scoop for you below. If you’re local to the area, you don’t want to miss it
1. The Dates
2. The Presales: First time parents/grandparents, teachers, and consignors shop early!
One of the best things about being a consignor and/or team member that helps at the sale is the opportunity to shop early at the pre-sale. There are opportunities for other groups to shop early too. Check out the schedule below!
Please note: All presales end at 9pm. With the exception of nursing infants who can be carried in sling or backpack, children under the age of 12 are not permitted to attend before Family Shop.
9:00am: 12 Hour Team Members
10:00am: 8 Hour Team Members
11:00am: 4 Hour Team Members
11:30am: 2 Hour Team Member
12:00pm: Consignors + 1 friend for all team members and consignor
2:00pm: Prime Time ($10 admission – first 100 only). Tickets go on sale December 1st!
4:00pm: Registered First Time Parents & Grandparents
5:00pm: Registered Teachers with valid ID
If you are a First Time Parent or Grandparent, or Foster/Adoptive parent, register to attend! It’s FREE for you to be there and get first crack at these deals! I’m so excited that my sister-in-law is expecting and she’s going to shop the sale for the first time with me! Same for you, teachers. We know how much you spend out of your own pockets for your classrooms and want want to take some of the sting out by giving you the first shot at shopping!
If you don’t fit into any one of those groups and would still like to attend the presale, grab a Prime Time pass to shop starting at 2pm for only $10. The important thing to note with the presale is that unless you are a consignor or team member, you have to register! Spots do fill up so get those tickets today. Other than Prime Time slots, they’re FREE to qualifying shoppers!
3. Consignor Facebook Challenge
We know that the consignment process can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. To work side-by-side with new consignors and break down the process into doable steps, we’ve created a new Facebook group: Clean Up. Ca$h In: #ClearTheClutter With JBF. (Use that link to go request an add!)
This is a FUN group and we have JBF leaders, experienced consignors, and a professional organizer in the group and will be breaking down the consignment process into manageable chunks to help get you ready to cash in this spring!
Did someone say prizes? We’ll have some incentives along the way to keep you on track with us, plus the tips and support you’ll get will help you CASH IN this spring! You’ll have to join the group and participate to be eligible.
4. Consignor Workshops – We’ll Teach You To Tag In Person!
I know consigning can see overwhelming (and I promise it’s not, but I do know how you feel!). So we’ve set up a hands-on consignor workshop where we can walk you through the tagging process in person. You need to pre-register to attend and when you leave, you’ll walk out with 30 of your items tagged and ready to sell, plus the knowledge to go tag everything else you want to unload!
*There is a $15 fee to participate which includes 50 hangers, 25 sheets of cardstock and all supplies needed during the event such as tagging gun, tape, ziplock bags, and use of printer. We will have additional supplies available for purchase should you wish to stock up. We will also waive your $11 consignor fee – win win!*
5. Huge Book Giveaways for Schools
I am SO excited about this! Just Between Friends Reading is doing a huge book giveaways for the Spring 2016 sale! These giveaway contests can benefit YOUR child’s elementary school, so you definitely want to participate.
How does it work?
Nominate your child’s elementary school (only elementary for this contest). We’ll have a Facebook voting contest and select 3 winners from each sale by show of ‘likes’.
- 1st Place: $250 in “JBF Book Bucks” + 20 presale passes for teachers
- 2nd Place $150 in “JBF Book Bucks” + 15 presale passes for teachers
- 3rd place $100 in “JBF Book Bucks” + 10 presale passes for teachers
Your school could win $250 in book bucks! Wow! Go here to nominate your school.
For Reading: You have until April 6 to nominate your school. Voting will be on the JBF Reading Facebook page from April 17-24.
Lots of exciting stuff happening at JBF Reading this spring! We hope you’ll join us and clear that clutter out of your house and ca$h in!