Contest: Whale of a Sale Presale Passes for Economicalbear Fans!

For local Indianapolis friends, it is time again for baby/kids consignment shopping at Whale of a Sale at the Indiana State Fairgrounds! Fans of Economicalbear on Facebook can win a pair of presale passes by commenting on this Facebook post of what you will be looking for at the fall Whale of a Sale event and “liking” Economicalbear on Facebook. The deadline to enter is Saturday night on August 30, 2014 at 9 PM. Whale of a Sale has graciously offered three pairs of pre-sale passes for shopping on Wednesday, September 3 from 6-8 pm. This giveaway is in no way sponsored by Facebook.

Fall Sale: Sept. 3-6

Indiana State Fairgrounds

Now accepting consignors! Join Indiana’s largest kids consignment sale and turn your clutter into cash. Earn an average of almost $400 and shop first just for cleaning out closets.

With 48,000 square feet to shop, 500 consignors, 50,000 items on the floor and 6 football fields worth of clothing, you can’t afford to miss it!

Voted #1 consignment sale by Indy’s Child Parenting Magazine!


Wed, Sept. 3: Private Pre-Sale for Volunteers and Consignors

Thurs, Sept. 4: Friends Pre-Sale Event Presented by Enfamil (register at

Fri, Sept. 5: 9-1:30 p.m. Open to Public

Sat, Sept. 6: 9-2 p.m. Half Price Day


Indiana State Fairgrounds

Ag/Hort Building

1202 East 38th St.


Meijer mPerks: Friday 8/22 and Saturday 8/23 $5 off $50

If you live near a Meijer and have any shopping to do, you will want to clip the mPerks for $5 off $50! The way the mPerk is worded makes it sound like this can be used for multiple trips so if you have a large order, try to break it up into $50 increments in order to take advantage of this mPerks coupon! If you are new to mPerks or need to clip the coupon, you can clip it here:

Meijer mPerks Back to School Friday 8/15 and Saturday 8/16 save $3 up to $20 off of general merchandise

If you have a Meijer mPerks account, there are some Back to School coupons that you can clip for $3 off $14.99 on up to $20 off $99.99 general merchandise coupons! These are only good off a single item within each price bracket. To clip the coupon or to sign-up for mPerks, go here:

Meijer mPerks 8/8-8/9 5% off groceries and health and beauty plus new personalized rewards

If you need to do any grocery shopping or buy any health and beauty items, make sure to log into your mPerks account to clip your 5% off coupon good Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9th only! When you are prompted during check out, make sure to say “Yes” when asked if you want to redeem your 5% off coupon since it is only good one time. Also, Meijer has added some personalized rewards that you can start accumulating. Once you log into your mPerks account, there is a Rewards tab in blue. There is also a tab for Pharmacy and Baby as well, but click on the Rewards tab. One of my offers was for $8 off my total order when I spend $50 or more on fresh meat and seafood. Once you figure out which reward you want to start earning towards (there are three boxes of different offers so make sure to scroll through each separate box) and pick it, you cannot go back and change your mind on which offer you want to try to redeem. The amounts you spend in a certain category accumulate until September 2nd. Make sure to pick your categories now so that you can start accumulating towards the possible extra dollars off your total grocery bill.

Free Kindle Book 8/3/04 Jodi Picoult’s new book “Larger Than Life” to be released on 8/4/04

If you are looking for a new fiction book to read or like Jodi Picoult, make sure to download this free ebook to your Kindle today and it will be available to read tomorrow! You can find the link to this book here: If you do not have a Kindle, you can download this to Kindle for PC or your Kindle App as well.

Indiana State Fair Discounts

It is Indiana State Fair time in Indianapolis! There are all kinds of discounts on admission tickets and here are just a few to highlight:

Monday, August 4th-If you buy a copy of the Indianapolis Star, there will be a free admission ticket good for Wednesday, August 6th only.
Tuesday-On August 5th and August 12th, they have $2 Tuesdays. Admission is $2 for everyone and midway rides are $2 each. Many of the vendors will also have food items on special for $2.
Thursday, August 7th-Free admission for Indiana state employees with a state ID badget and military personnel and families with military ID.
Monday, August 11th-You can print a voucher at and a carload of up to 10 people can get in for $15.
Wednesday, August 13th-Print a voucher at and save $5 off gate admission.
Thursday, August 14th-Hoosier AAA members can get free admission when they show their valid 2014 membership card. One valid AAA per person.
Friday, August 15th-Everyone is admitted for $5 and many vendors will offer discounted food items.
Sunday, August 17th-Bring in any Pepsi brand can and receive $2 off gate admission.

Kids 5 and younger are free every day. Here is a link to a list of discounts as well: