Names have been changed to protect the innocent...and my husband...and me...but not the dog. His name is Dexter.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

This Ain't Yo Mama's Charity Sale

The lovely Adrian, of Adrian's Crazy Life, told me all about her church's twice-yearly charity sale.  And now I'm passing that great info on to you!
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IF you are in the Salt Lake area.
IF you have little kids, a baby, or are pregnant.
IF you like to save money on stuff for your kids.


THEN I have something I think you'll be interested in.  Have you ever shopped at someplace like Kid2Kid?  They have some pretty nice stuff, the prices are low, and everything is organized by gender, size, and type of clothing.  What if I could tell you about a place that was like about TEN Kid2Kid stores all in one place?  Would you be interested?  I'm betting that you would.

Adrian's church puts on a twice-yearly sale that is just like that.  They bring in about 100 different consignment sellers who bring all of their inventory - clothes, shoes, toys, maternity wear, the works.  Everything is gently used, but it is pre-screened by our committee.  Any item that has a stain, a bad smell, or a tear is immediately returned to the seller and is not placed for sale.  Only season-appropriate items are accepted.  This isn't the time when you want to sort through coats & snow boots.  Those are brought out for the Fall sale.  

Everything is required to be hung on a hanger with all matching pieces attached and the price clearly marked.  Then it is all set up on clearly marked racks for each gender and size so you can go straight to the items that will fit your kids.  

Looking for furniture, toys, outdoor play equipment, or cute maternity clothing - they've got 'em.  And the prices are about 70% off of retail.  Like I said, this isn't your Mama's charity sale.  I've been to lots of church charity sales.  Whether they call it a rummage sale, a garage sale, or a yard sale, it's all pretty much the same.  You can usually find a few good deals, but you have to dig through heaps of stuff and a lot of it isn't worth buying.  Obviously, this is different.  This is the good stuff and it is organized for Moms with a desire for a bargain who want to get in, find what they want, and get on with their day!  

Let me give you some details and a chance to win an edge over the other shoppers.  


985 East 10600 South
Sandy, UT  84093


Here are the sales dates & times:

Friday, April 8, 9 am- 8 pm - No strollers before noon due to crowds

Saturday, April 9, 8 am – 2 pm - Clothes & shoes an extra 25% off on Sat.



However, there is a little secret.  There is a pre-sale.  A very exclusive pre-sale that only lasts for an hour and a half - 7 PM to 8:30 PM on Thursday April 7th.  Usually this event is only for the dozens of volunteers who help out with the sale.  However, I'm going to give you a chance to win one of these exclusive pre-sale tickets.  


Just FYI - kids are not allowed at the pre-sale.  It's kind of a mob scene and we don't want anyone getting hurt.  And besides, you need your arms free for grabbing all the great deals.  

PS:  If you don't win a pre-sale ticket, you might be able to volunteer for a 3 hour shift and earn one - if there are any spots left.  Leave me a comment and I'll put you in touch with Adrian who can put you in touch with the organizers.  'Cuz I know people....who know people....


To win the pre-sale ticket - You get ONE entry just for leaving me a comment.  You get a SECOND entry if you Tweet or Facebook this to your friends.  You get a THIRD entry if you follow my blog.  Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  


I will draw the winner on April 2nd-ish and I will email you immediately-ish to get your address to mail your pre-sale ticket.  Please be sure to leave your email address in one of your comments. 

And even if you don't win the pre-sale ticket, I hope you can go.  This is going to be a great sale and all the leftover clothes and proceeds are going to go to local charities and to support the church programs.  So you get a good bargain and do a good deed at the same time.  Sounds like a winner to me!  

8 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Wow, this sounds awesome! Of course, I hate children, but other than that, I would love to come.

ginabégin said...

My friend's Baptist church does this in VA. I think it's a great idea!

Also, thanks for your comment on my blog today. Supersize also made me crave french fries. Maybe that was the one that actually was created by the Fast Food Industry? ;)

Brady + Marsha said...

This sounds like a great idea. I would love to go!

newbiemama said...

I would SO love to win! I've heard about places that do this and I
1) live in the Salt Lake area
2) have little kids and
3) love to save money! I am the perfect fit!

stillsarah347@gmail.com

newbiemama said...

I totally facebooked about this! (Is "faceboked" a thing?

stillsarah347@gmail.com

newbiemama said...

AND I'm totally your newest follower! So please pick me!!

stillsarah347@gmail.com

Heather said...

That would be great to get into the pre sale! I actually read about this one when I was searching for something in Utah! Thanks for letting people know about this!!!

Heather said...

Oh yeah, I'm totally following your blog now!

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