Whale of a Sale – win presale passes for early shopping on Wednesday, April 30 from 5-8 pm!

Spring time is finally here in Indiana and with that starts the baby/kids consignment sales! Economicalbear has partnered up with the Whale of a Sale and is giving away four presale passes! In order to try to win a presale pass, please make sure you “Like” Economicalbear and Whale of a Sale on Facebook. Also comment on this post on what you are looking for at the upcoming sale on Economicalbear and share this post. Four winners will be drawn randomly on Friday, April 25, 2014 and the deadline for entering is at noon on April 25, 2014.

Some information about the upcoming sale: The spring Whale of a Sale children’s consignment event will take place May 2 &3 once again at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Ag/Hort Building. More than 500 consignors will bring 55,000 items and six football fields worth of children’s clothing in the 48,000 square-foot building! New and gently-used upscale children’s and maternity items are offered at a fraction of retail cost.

Started in 2009, Whale of a Sale takes place each spring and fall. Due to the increased popularity and tremendous turnout over the years, the event moved from Carmel to Indianapolis last year, doubling its size. Two public shopping days and two private pre-sale days accommodate thousands of customers.

The event features popular brands such as Gymboree, Gap, Ralph Lauren, Janie and Jack, Peg Perego, Graco, Fisher Price, Pottery Barn Kids and many more. Shoppers can expect to find upscale spring and summer clothing, toys, furniture, bedding, accessories, bikes, outdoor toys, maternity and a variety of area vendors.

Admission is FREE. (Fairgrounds parking is $5.) Public sale hours are Friday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. andSaturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many items are half price on Saturday. Facebook/Twitter/Instagram fans of Whale of a Sale may also shop early Thursday, May 1 from 2 – 8 p.m.

Whale of a Sale was voted the #1 consignment sale in Indianapolis from Indy’s Child Parenting Magazine readers! Consignment is increasingly popular as families find kids growing out of clothing and equipment quickly, and also desire to be “green” by recycling gently-used gear.

“I always find great deals for my three kids,” said Laura Jarred, Carmel resident and customer. “This sale I’m looking for summer clothes and outdoor toys without having to spend a fortune.”

Individuals interested in selling items must register at http://www.whale-sale.com. Consignors price their items and drop them off in advance and need not be present at the sale. They receive 60 percent of their total sales and the opportunity to receive up to 75 percent by volunteering. Consignors receive two passes to shop the private pre-sale Wednesday, April 30. The average consignor earns $378. Unsold clothing can be donated to charity partner Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County and Jordan’s Place for foster children.

Butler University alums and Carmel moms, Courtney O’Neil and Jennifer Hare, are the founders of the sale. O’Neil says they enjoy being able to provide local families a, “fun, fashionable and clean bargain-hunting experience. We are NOT a garage sale – expect upscale finds.”

Whale of a Sale is an upscale children and maternity consignment sale bringing families together to sell and buy gently used,top-quality items in a department-store-like setting. Visit http://www.whale-sale.com. The Indiana State Fairgrounds is located at 1202 East 38th St., Indianapolis, IN 46205.

Kroger Free Digital Friday Download – Free Nestea Iced Tea 12 pack/16.9 oz (any flavor)

If you live near a Kroger, you will want to download today’s free digital Friday download coupon for a free Nestea Iced Tea 12 Pack/16.9 oz (any flavor): http://kroger.softcoin.com/programs/kroger/digital_coupons/?campaign=DigitalCoupons&banner=Kroger#PROMOcpns. You can only download this coupon today, but you can pick up this item any time before the expiration date. Make sure to clip the coupon and load it to your Kroger card and when you purchase this exact item by 4/26/14, you will receive the item free!

Meijer mPerks 4/11-4/12 get 5% off groceries, 15% off general merchandise, and 20% off apparel (excluding sporting goods)

If you live near a Meijer and have shopping to do, you will want to clip these great coupons for mPerks for 5% off groceries, 15% off general merchandise, and 20% off apparel. If you have not yet signed-up for an account, it is easy to do. All you need is a cell phone: https://mperks.meijer.com/mperks/Login/CreateAccount. While browsing around the hot coupons, I saw one for buy one Chaps item, get two free, so take a look around to see what other coupons you may want to clip!

Pampers Gifts to Grow 10 point code expires 4/3/2014

If you have a little one in diapers or easy-ups or use the Pamper wipes, you should be adding the codes in for the Pampers Gifts to Grow program.  There is a 10 point code expiring tomorrow everyone can add to their accounts:  FBAPRL892BLE014. 

If you are not yet a member, you can sign-up here:  http://www.pampers.com and the points can be redeemed for toys, Shutterfly items, gift cards, and more!  The stock of items is always changing.

Meijer mPerks Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29 save 5% on groceries and health and beauty, 15% on general merchandise, and 20% on apparel!

If you live near a Meijer and have any shopping to do, you will want to clip the coupons for 5% off groceries and health and beauty, 15% off general merchandise, and 20% off apparel!  You may also want to take a look around and see what other coupons you will want to add to your account.  If you do not have a Meijer mPerks account, it is free and easy to sign-up for one.  You will need a cell phone, but it does not need to be a smart phone.   After you have clipped these coupons, make sure to shop on Friday or Saturday and when you are checking out, enter your mPerks number and pin at the register and say “yes” when asked if you want to use your coupons.  You can sign-up for mPerks here:  https://mperks.meijer.com/mperks/Login/CreateAccount

Baby/kids consignment sale registration taking place for Whale of a Sale

If you are local to the Indianapolis area, you will want to consider consigning in the spring Whale of a Sale! If you do not have anything to consign, definitely mark your calendars for shopping this great sale. This sale is by far my favorite baby/kids sale because of the quality of the items being consigned at this sale. This year’s sale takes place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in the Ag/Hort Building on May 2 and May 3rd. However, if you print the following ad, you can shop a day early on Thursday, May 1 from 2 to 8 pm. Indys Child Whale ad Spring 2014 (1) This is the time to register to consign and start tagging those items! If you would like to shop early, this is a great time to sign-up to volunteer as many of those shifts also get filled quickly. Make sure to “Like” Economicalbear: https://www.facebook.com/Economicalbear for more information on this great sale and also a chance to win presale passes to shop early on Wednesday, May 1 coming up in the next couple of weeks. For more information on the sale and to register to consign and/or volunteer, please visit: http://www.whale-sale.com or “Like” the Whale of a Sale Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Whale-of-a-Sale-Upscale-Childrens-Consignment-Event/111227703309.