August 2014 Baby Bargain Forecast: 50% Off Backpacks, Shoe Deals, More

Screen Shot 2014-07-31 at 12.38.46 PMAugust brings a wrap-up of summer clearance sales, a crop of fall clothing sales and the kick off of those wonderful fall consignment sales. Here’s what I expect to see this month, based on sales we saw in previous years.

  • Shop tax-free. Most states’ tax holidays are the first or second weekend of the month, just in time for back-to-school shopping. Here’s a state-by-state list of sales tax holidays. Check your local newspaper for more local details. Diapers may be tax free in your state–that’s a discount of 5% to 10% depending on where you live!
  • Deals abound on kids shoes in August. For example, Stride Rite‘s BOGO 50% off sale started around August 1 last year. Shoes.com typically has one of their biggest clearance events of the year during early to mid August and issues a code for an extra 25% off sale prices. During week three last year, 6pm.com had 60% to 80% off kids’ sandals.
  • Mid-month brought price cuts on Lands End lunch boxes and backpacks to the tune of over 50% off. We’ll also see fab deals on school uniforms around this time.
  • Gap had a deal for an extra 50% off sale styles around the 15th last year, too. Also, watch for Gap.com‘s Friends and Family coupon during week two. It’s usually worth 30% off. Old Navy and Gap.com ran a 25% off coupon in week 2 last year. Look for another 25% to 30% off coupon from both Gap and Old Navy in week three.
  • Amazon Prime members enjoyed a coupon code for an extra 20% off hundreds of toys in mid August last year. The deal lasted for about a week.
  • Watch for a free cards deal from Shutterfly around the middle of the month.
  • Just after the 20th or so, watch for big discounts at Disney Store. Last year we saw a coupon for 40% off hundreds of items.
  • Look for Labor Day deals, sales and coupons to start up during the final week of the month. Watch for early sales at Gymboree, Gap, Old Navy, and other retailers. I’ll be publishing a big roundup of the best of the bunch near the end of the month.

Deals on second hand items:

  • Consignment stores start accepting fall clothing at the beginning of August. Time to cash in with last years’ winter clothes. Read about it here.
  • You’ll start seeing fall consignment sales this month, too. Check for sales in your area at The Bargain Watcher.com, Consignment Mommies or KidsConsignmentSales.com. Shopping consignment sales is a GREAT way to save money on baby items. It’s also a fun thing to do when you’re pregnant (not as fun with baby in tow). Many larger sales have websites. Check for special shopping hours for expectant moms and for “no strollers” shopping times.

For September: Labor Day baby sales (love those!).

Know of any August sales or deals I missed? Let us know in the comments!

photo by redtwolips via Flickr

Up to 60% Off during See Kai Run Summer Clearance Sale

Screen Shot 2014-07-31 at 12.45.28 PMSee Kai Run is holding a Summer Clearance Sale with 50% to 60% off more than a hundred summer styles.

This is a clearance sale, so quantities and sizes may be limited. Use the sort feature to pull up the best deals on sizes that will work for you. Prices start at $19.50.

Enjoy free Ground Shipping on orders $80 or more. Otherwise, shipping will run you $8.50.

6pm.com is another great place to check for deals on SKR. Prices start at $14.99 and shipping is free.

 

75% off Photo Books at Walgreens Photo

Screen Shot 2014-07-31 at 12.27.56 PMCoupon code HOTBKDEAL gets you a whopping 75% off 20-page photo books at Walgreens Photo through Saturday.

The code is valid for up to five uses and excludes extra pages.

That means a $19.99 photo book is just $5 after the coupon code–quite a bargain!

Pick your book up at your local Walgreens for free the same day.

45% Off Graco TableFit High Chair Today [Plus 33% Off Swing]

Screen Shot 2014-07-31 at 10.10.08 AMToday at Kids Woot you can pick up the Graco Sonoma TableFit High Chair for $59. That’s 45% off list price. It’s $108.99 at Amazon.

You can also grab the Graco Century Compact Swing in Jungle Boogie for $39.99 (33% off). It’s $53.70 at Amazon.

Both get good ratings.

Pop-up shops include K’Nex and Look What I Made backpacks and cases.

$5 ships your entire Woot order.

Ends Soon: $30 Off Britax Seats

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 11.46.24 AMSave an extra $30 on a new Britax Marathon, Boulevard, Frontier, Pavillion or Pinnacle at Amazon when you use coupon code 30BRITAX at checkout.

Marathon G4 is 30% off at $202 after coupon, and Boulevard comes out to $226 (also 30% off).

I believe this deal expires within the next couple of days.

Don’t miss out! Ever since Britax enacted a Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy, it’s been tough to find discounts on the newest Britax seats of over 20%. I don’t expect to see discounts like this on the brand for several months.

Shipping is free.

AlbeeBaby and other retailers are running the $30 off deal, too.

Extra 40% off Markdowns at Gymboree Today Only

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 11.22.20 AM[expired] Today only, enjoy an extra 40% off all markdowns at Gymboree.com (priced as marked).

I’m seeing many items priced at under $5–tanks, tees and more.

Free shipping when you spend $75 or more. Otherwise, it’s $5.

Oh, and sister store Crazy8.com has uniforms at 40% off today only.

30% off Kid & Baby Items at NoBetterDeal.com [Ergo, Skip Hop, More]

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 11.17.37 AMNo Better Deal‘s running a Back to School sale with 30% off items in the kid and baby department. Use code SCHOOL30 at checkout.

Right now I’m seeing:

  • Fisher-Price Infant to Toddler Rocker: $39.99 before coupon
  • Lellebaby Complete Baby Carrier: $89.99 before coupon
  • Skip Hop Complete Sheet Set with Decals: $49.99 before coupon
  • ErgoBaby Performance Carrier: $99.99 before coupon
  • Lots of video monitors
  • More

If you’re unfamiliar with NBD, here’s the scoop: They sell surplus, liquidated, open box and refurbished items at big discounts. If you see something that looks good, go ahead and get it. There are probably only one or two of the item available.

Ends Sunday.

Fisher-Price Loving Family Dream Dollhouse for $49 Today Only

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 9.25.47 AMThe Feature Value of the Day at Walmart.com is the Fisher-Price Loving Family Dream Dollhouse. It’s 30% off at $49 today only.

That’s more than $20 cheaper than at Toys R Us and more than $40 cheaper than it’s going for at Amazon.

Spend $1 more and get free shippimg or pick it up for free at your local Walmart store.

Baby and Kid Deals at Target [7/27]

Thanks again to Christy at must-read site AllThingsTarget.com for contributing this weekly rundown of the best baby and kid-related deals at Target. 

70% Off Toy Clearance

Typically, the last Thursday in July Target will mark down a good portion of the clearance toys to 70% off. They do this in order to clear out some toys in order to make way for the new toys that will be arriving for the holidays.

Screen Shot 2014-07-29 at 2.38.07 PMMy best guess for when the big toy markdown taking place is this Thursday, July 31st. I found that a few of the toys at my store (Federal Way, WA) had been marked down to 70% off last week. Here is a peek at some of the toys you may find at 70% off. Keep in mind clearance prices will vary by location, so not all stores will have the exact same deals.

  • Magic Jinn Game $2.98 (reg $9.99)
  • Fisher-Price Chatter Phone Game $5.38 (reg $17.99)
  • Sofia the First Royal Academy Game $5.98 (reg $19.99)
  • Mike the Knight Sword & Shield $4.48 (reg $14.99)

This is a great time to buy toys for birthday and holiday presents.

Shoes

There is a new Cartwheel offer for 20% off Circo & Cherokee kids shoes. This week Target has select Circo & Cherokee kids & toddler shoes on sale for 25% off. Plus, for even more savings you can stack the $5 off $25 Target mobile coupon.

Screen Shot 2014-07-29 at 2.38.23 PMHere is an example of the savings:

Coupon Match-Ups

There are some great coupon match-up on several items for baby & kids this week:

Up & Up Crayons$.39 ~ Buy 2
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = 2 FREE

Up & Up Pointed Tip Scissors (2 ct) $1.00 ~ Buy 2
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = $.50 pack ($.25 each)

Suave Kids Conditioner $1.52
$1/1 coupon from 7/27 Red Plum insert
Final Price = $.52 each

Suave Kids Shampoo $1.89
$1/1 coupon from 7/27 Red Plum insert
Final Price = $.89 each

Toms of Maine kids Toothpaste $3.09
$1/1 Target printable coupon
$1/1 coupon from 6/22 SmartSource insert
Final Price = $1.09 each

$10 off $40 with Store Pick-Up

Target.com is offer $10 off a $40 purchase when you order select items online and chose FREE in-store pick up. There are several categories that are great for little ones. Just look for the words “eligible for store pick-up” on the page to see if the items qualify for this promo.

Eddie Bauer Baby Gear

All Eddie Bauer Baby Gear is on sale this week both in-store and at Target.com. Some of these items will qualify for the $10 off $40 with Store Pick-Up offer. Here are a few of the deals:

Eddie Bauer 3-in-1 Comfort Baby Carrier $55.99 (reg $69.99)
$10 off $40 with Store Pick-Up
Final Price = $45.99

Eddie Bauer Multi-Stage Highchair $79.99 (reg $99.99)
$10 off $40 with Store Pick-Up
Final Price = $69.99

Eddie Bauer Complete Care Playard $119.00 (reg $149.99)
$10 off $40 with Store Pick-Up
Final Price = $109.00

See this week’s best in-store diaper deals at Target.

Toy Lightning Deals for Tuesday [Dollhouse, Mini Trampoline, More]

Amazon has some nice toy Lightning Deals lined up for today:

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You can see all of today’s Lighning Deals here.