Ways to Save Money on Kids Toys
Between birthdays, holidays, and special occasions, most parents will agree, toy shopping can become quite costly.
Below are 6 ways to save money on toys:
Look for Sales
The first and potentially most obvious option when it comes to saving money. Shopping when stores are having a sale is an easy way to save money while shopping on toys. Follow your favorite retailers on social media to find out about their latest promotions and upcoming sales.
Right after Christmas is the best time of year to buy toys since most retailers will be making room for new merchandise.
Most stores accept coupons and often times promote them in order to increase sales. It’s very simple to find coupons on all of your favorite retailers. For virtually any product that can be found online, there is a coupon that can be applied to it. Websites such as Mamma.com allow users to search for coupons that can be used at their favorite online retailers.
A great money saving habit to get into is to always look for a coupon before you buy anything online.
Price Match Programs
Many stores will price match, and usually beat the price that you found. Using a price match app can save you a ton of money and it’s a good way to ensure you’re always getting the best deal possible.
Money Saving Apps
A good way to keep up with ongoing sales is to download an app on your smartphone like Flipp. Flipp will host all the local flyers, and with a quick search within the app, it can provide the user with the closest sales and easiest places to price match. The app also hosts coupons to make shopping easier. Checkout51 is a couponing application which will provide weekly deals for the user on a variety of products, from candy, to groceries, to diapers and toys, it can be a great place to begin saving money. But, beyond coupons and price matching, there are other ways to shop and save.
The reality is that most kids don’t give whether a toy is brand new or gently used. You can save yourself a ton of money by buying toys second hand at places like garage sales and thrift stores. You’ll save a ton of money in the long run since brand new toys are so expensive.
You can also shop at consignment stores. These are a great place to browse, as they often take in higher quality and more gently used items, at a fraction of the cost. They will also carry a wide selection of toys and clothing so shopping for the whole family can happen in a ‘one-stop-shop’.
Hosting a Toy Swap is another amazing way to save a little money on toys. Especially if there is a wide age range of toys included. This means those with an infant can pick up toys suitable for their child, while those with toddlers or teenagers can pass on their “gently used” toys on to someone who will love them once more.
Hosting a toy swap can be as easy as posting a Facebook status, you’d be surprised how many other parents you know that also want to save money on kids toys!