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.

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