This post is sponsored by JBF Lower Bucks. All opinions are my own.
I look forward to Fall all year long. The changing leaves, pumpkin picking, cooler temperatures and my favorite sale of the year – the Just Between Friends Lower Bucks Fall Sale. Every year I begin switching out my kid’s clothes from shorts and tees to jeans and sweaters around this time and every year, I ask myself why I kept and held onto them all these months when 95% of the stuff doesn’t fit anymore. I hold out hope that things will fit again next season but they never do. That’s why I look forward to this sale! I can get all their cold weather needs like jackets, snow boots and winter clothes for a fraction of the cost. Why spend full price when they only wear these things a few months a year?
While the Just Between Friends Lower Bucks is great for clothes there is so much more to this sale. You can find toys, games, books, DVDs, Halloween Costumes and so much more at 50-90% off retail.
Whether you’re a consignment sale pro or this is your first time shopping, these tips will help you make the most of your time at the sale and hopefully find everything you need for the kids this Fall & Winter at a fraction of the cost of retail.
TAKE INVENTORY OF WHAT YOU HAVE
If you haven’t done it for the year yet, now is the perfect time to go through your kid’s closets and take inventory of what you have and what you need. Get rid of what doesn’t fit (these would make a great donation or sell them at the sale and make some money back) and make a list of what you need for each child.
I personally like to shop without the kids so I have fewer distractions, so I’ll arrange for the kids to spend some time at grandmom’s while I go shop. If you shop better without the kids, make arrangement for a sitter so you can concentrate on your list. They’ll have bags on hand but I’ve seen ladies with wagons being pulled around the sales floor. Now that’s genius! If you’re going for a big haul, that might be worth looking into. If you have a giant reusable shopping bag, bring it with you so you can throw your finds in it while you keep your hands free to search and shop for more deals.
LEAVE THE DIAPER BAG AND PURSE AT HOME
You want to be comfortable shopping. A small, crossbody bag that can hold your cash, cards, keys and your phone is all you’ll need. It’s one less thing you need to lug around and worry about.
EAT BEFORE YOU GO
Make sure you stop and eat before you go. The last thing you want is hunger pains calling when you in the middle of an epic shopping trip. If you can squeeze a small granola bar or something into your bag (see note above) go ahead and do that. Otherwise, make sure you eat before you go.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE PRE-SALES
When it comes to consignment sales, the earlier you get in there to shop the better. Everyone is looking for a deal so when they offer pre-sale shopping take advantage of it. Consider becoming a team member or consignor for first dips of all the merchandise on the sales floor.
Can’t be a team member or consigner, then you might still be able to take advantage of these presale opportunities. For the JBF Lower Bucks Fall Sale, the presale is Thursday, 10/12 & the schedule is as follows:
Prime Time Shopping | 2pm-9pm
Unable to sell or help at the sale but still want first dibs with fewer crowds? Join us for Prime Time shopping. Tickets go on sale July 10th – $10 admission per person. Get your tickets HERE.
First Time Parents/Grandparents | 4pm-9pm
Are you pregnant, adopting or fostering your first child OR is that first child/grandchild under one year of age? Shop the best selection of infant gear, clothing, and accessories before we open to the public, Request up to 2 free tickets HERE.
Teachers and Homeschool Parents | 5pm-9pm
THANK YOU for taking care of our communities children! Stock up on everything you need for your classroom – books, puzzles games and so much more! Grab a free ticket for you and a friend HERE.
MAKE IT A MOM’S DAY OUT
Shopping is always more fun with friends so grab your besties, make your shopping lists and make a day of it. Having an extra set of eyes on the sales floor is a bonus and you can help each other find deals. Hit the sale early, grab your goodies and stop for lunch on the way home so you can chat about all the great deals you found.
This year’s Fall sale runs from October 13th – 15th and is being held in the same location as previous sales – The Sportsplex, 1331 O’Reilly Drive, Feasterville PA 19053 Visit Just Between Friends Lower Bucks for more information and full sale details.
Want to see what’s in store at the JBF Lower Bucks sale? Check out this video from the Spring sale (NOTE: The Fall sale will have things like coats, winter accessories, and even Halloween costumes)
What about tickets? I get asked that question a lot. Tickets to the sale are FREE every day, but you can register here to get a $3 off $30 coupon to use on the first day of the sale. Valid October 13th only.
Pre-sale tickets for special guests like teachers and first time parents/grandparents: CLICK HERE