Few Shopping Tips

 

  • Bring a bag or tote  We have huge bags for shoppers to use while shopping. However, you will need a way to carry your purchases to the car.  Please consider reusable bags or totes.

 

  • Have a list of measurements  Before shopping it helps to take inventory of what your needs are.  You will always find lots of items to buy, but make sure you remember the items they need too!  FAV tip: mark on the measuring tape their measurements and tracings of your kid's foot!!   

 

  • Shop without distraction  Shopping is not easy for kids.  The event can be crowded and sometimes there are lines for checking out.  Try and schedule a sitter or a play date so you can relax and focus on deals!   

 

  • Small bag with Cash or Card and license.  Your hands will be full, so leave that big handbag at home and just carry your cash, credit card or debit card.  We do not accept checks and there is a $1 service fee on all credit card transactions, so plan accordingly. You will need to bring a license to pay with credit card.

 

  • We check bags at the entrance & exit  Please do not be offended if we ask to check your bag, we take security seriously.

 

  • Tag lingo  Discount means the item will be discounted on the last day at 50% OFF.   Donate means the item will be donated at the end of the sale if it is not sold.  

 

  • Take only what YOU want.  Please only take off the rack items you intend to purchase.  If you change your mind put it back quickly so someone else can purchase it.  Pretty, pretty please put the items back in the right size!

 

  • Waiting in Line.  Yes, there is often a line to open the doors. Many shoppers come relax, socialize or read a book so they can be among the first to get the great deals.  Take this time to meet someone new!  You cannot hold a spot in line, you MUST be present.  

 

  • Tagging your Stroller - As you enter, your stroller will be marked to show that it belongs to you.

 

  • Big Items/Sold Area  We have a sold area to keep items until you are ready to check-out. This is only for items you are ABSOLUTELY buying.  You will receive one part of a two-part ticket that you will need to present when in-line to check-out.  We will bring the items to you when you are at the register.  DO NOT LOSE YOUR TICKETS!!

 

  • Check and recheck-  Although we inspect items before they go on the sale floor, we miss things.  Most items are non-returnable, so make sure you inspect your items before purchasing.  If you do find something we missed, please bring it to a helper.  

 

  • Checking out.  We do our very best to keep lines from getting too long.  We do plan accordingly, however, the crystal ball still does not tell us how many shoppers are coming!!  So be patient and take the time to look at the local businesses working hard to advertise their businesses.  

 

  • Need help? Please Ask!  If you find you need to make more than 1 trip to your vehicle, we can help.  Just be patient and our staff or a volunteer will be glad to assist you.

 

  • Want to shop early?  Come to our VIP Presale at 6:00.  Tickets are $5 and will be sold online for Anderson and available at the door for Clemson and Seneca.

 

  • Can you help? Seriously, it is great meeting all of you!  Please consider helping make this event the best in the Upstate!

Shopping Q & A

Q: What will be at the sale?

A. Each season we have over 100,000 high quality, gently-used and new kid's items and clothing. We have boy's and girl's clothing from infant through juniors, accessories of all sorts, activity mats, baby carriers, bedding, backpacks, blankets, books, boppies, breast pumps, CDs, game consoles, WII/PS/XBOX/DS games, cribs, diaper bags, DVDs, educational material, electronics, nursery and kid's furniture, baby gates, hair bows, infant bathing items, feeding needs, maternity clothing, monitors, nursery decor, onesies, pack n plays, puzzles, safety items, shoes, sports equipment, strollers, and toys of all kinds!  Plus, each sale now has home decor and women's accessories.  Anderson is the only sale that has Women's clothing.

 

Q: What brands are there?

A. We have bargain, basic, better and boutique.  Labels from Mini Boden, Strasburg, Anavini, Tea Collection, Matilda Jane, Janie & Jack, to Gap, Gymboree, Izod, LL Bean, Ralph Lauren, Under Armour, Nike to Carters, Old Navy, The Children's Place, Osh Kosh to George, Jumping Beans, Wonder Kids and Faded Glory.  

 

Q: What are the regular hours?

A. Thurs & Friday 9-8 and (1/2 price) Saturday 9-1.

 

Q: Is there admission?

A. Public shopping hours are FREE.  If you would like to shop early at the VIP PRESALE, you must either be a seller, volunteer or purchase a $5 ticket (online for Anderson and at the door at Clemson and Seneca).

 

Q: How can I shop early?

A. There is a VIP PreSale that is open to the public at 7:00pm for $5 or find 20 items and become a SELLER!

 

Q: Can I bring my kids and the stroller?

A. Kids are welcome during all Public sales hours.  However, your children MUST stay with you.   What they break or open, YOU buy!   

 

Q. When is the next sale?

A. Our sales are in the Spring and Fall every season. 

 

Q: How do I pay?

A. Cash, debit and credit card only.  There is a $1 service charge for credit cards.  NO checks.