Consignment Shop Till You Drop, April 20-21

Good, because we are in need of a new exersaucer for the baby. But just one.

Good, because we are in need of a new exersaucer for baby. But just one.

If you’re looking for new duds, toys, or gear for your kid, Spring is consignment season. So make room in your trunk and head to the Just Between Friends consignment sale this coming weekend—the best consignment sale around (and I’m not just saying that–this sale was voted the one of the Top 10 Consignment Sales in America!)

I missed out on the Fall sale, and I know really missed out. So I am actually going to attempt to make it to this weekend’s sale–even though I’m 38 weeks pregnant. Madness? You bet. But the sale is THAT GOOD, and I still need a new diaper bag.

Here’s what you need to know about this weekend’s sale:

Dates: April 20th – 21st (Saturday – Sunday). But note Friday, April 19 presales below.

Times: There are different entry times and slots to spread out crowds, so read carefully!

For Friday, April 19th, first time parents can shop 6:30pm to 9:00pm, but you must register by April 15.

For Saturday, April 20th, the times are:

  • 8:30am to 10:00am – Prime Time Shopping – $20 Admission (no registration required)
  • 10:00am to 12:00pm – Private Military Presale *military ID required/kids allowed – FREE
  • 12:00pm to 6:00pm – Open to the Public, where 12:00pm to 1:30pm is a $10 Admission and
  • 1:30pm to 6:00pm is a $5 Admission (it’s FREE with the coupon on this blog post)

JBF coupon spring 2013For Sunday, April 21, the sale runs from 8:00am to 12:00pm with free admission for the 50 percent off sale!

Location: The Dulles Sportsplex (near Dulles Town Center), 21610 Atlantic Blvd, Sterling, VA 20166

Presales: Volunteer, consignor and first time parent presales all happen on Friday, April 19. The presale for military families happens on Saturday, April 20. You must register for all presales by Monday, April 15, and passes will be sent for you via email, for you to print and bring with you. Children age 12 are allowed at the consignor presale only, otherwise children of all ages can accompany their parents after 6:30pm on Friday, and into Saturday. For more about presales and to register by April 15, check out the presales page.

Odds and Ends: Parking is free. Strollers are allowed. There’s a special “Just for Mom” section with women’s and household items.

If you’re not yet convinced that you need to check it out, this year’s sale is actually almost doubling its size from past sales. They are using both the indoor hockey arena as usual, plus the adjoining indoor soccer field. That’s a lot of kids stuff. And, Just Between Friends has a safety and recall specialist on staff so you can quell any concerns about older items.

The sale might also have some child entertainment, as well as a moon bounce – to be determined.

Still thinking? Read answers to Frequently Asked Questions here.

Happy shopping!

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