Whale of a Sale Presale Tickets Giveaway!

If you live in central Indianapolis and have children, you should check out the Whale of a Sale Holiday Sale taking place next week on December 3 and December 4 at the Fishers FORUM Conference and Event Center.  The address to the Fishers FORUM Conference and Event Center is:  11313 USA Parkway Fishers, IN 46037.  The schedule for the sale is listed below:


  • $10 Pass Holders, Consignors, Forum Employees: 9 a.m. 
  • OPEN TO PUBLIC 9:30-8 p.m.
  • Free Pictures with SANTA, 3-8 p.m.

Thurs, Dec. 4: HALF PRICE DAY

  • Volunteers, Consignors, $10 Pass Holders, 9 a.m.
  • OPEN TO PUBLIC 9:30-2 p.m.

    Thank you Oberweis for providing eggnog to shoppers on Wed and Thurs! 

     Toys, Books, Games, Bikes, Dollhouses, Kitchens, Strollers, Sports Gear, Scooters and More

 Boutique and Better-Brand Clothing, Boots & Coats 

Matilda Jane, Boden, Crewcuts, Hanna Andersson, Tea, Janie & Jack,

Gap, Gymboree, Under Armour, The North Face, UGGs!

If you would like to be able to shop without kids, there is an opportunity to let your children play while you shop:  Our friends at Bounce U Fishers are offering a Whale of a Sale Childcare Special! Their experienced staff will watch your child(ren) Wed from 9-1 or 4-8 and/or Thurs from 9-1. $20 for first child and $15 for each additional child and includes 4 hours of bouncing, activites, crafts, pizza and drinks!  Call to reserve your spot at 317-567-2129. 

Make sure to “Like” Whale of a Sale Facebook page for more information:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Whale-of-a-Sale-Upscale-Childrens-Consignment-Event/111227703309?fref=photo.

Economicalbear has three pairs of presale passes for shopping at Whale of a Sale.  Please “Like” Economicalbear on Facebook and post on the page of what you are shopping for at Whale of a Sale for a chance to win passes for Tuesday, December 2nd 6 pm shopping:  https://www.facebook.com/Economicalbear.  The deadline for this giveaway is Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 6 PM EST.  Good luck!


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 http://www.whale-sale.com/)

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.

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.

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.