(I’ve always wanted to say that. Of course, I always thought it would be followed by earth-shattering news, and while Fisher-Price coupons are HUGE, I don’t want anyone sitting at the edge of their seat in anticipation. It’s just a silly phrase, I promise. Sounds pretty mysterious though, no?)
Here it is. We are just a few short months away from JAS-fest.
Confused? I’ll spell it out. Before we know it, July, August and September (JAS) will be here. And they happen to be the three months with the MOST births and birthdays in the entire year. Get ready for birth announcements, baby shower invitations and a slew of kids parties that will keep your social calendar hoppin’ and your children on a three-month sugar high.
(Unless the birthday kid’s parents aren’t serving sugar at the party. Skip those parties.)
So how do you make it through JAS-fest without losing your mind (and money)? Three words:
START. SHOPPING. NOW.
Honestly, it’s the best way to prepare. Look through flyers, clip coupons, find awesome sales and grab those prezzies at a great price now, to be gifted later. It’ll take much stress out of the busy birthday season, and you’ll avoid rushed day-before (or day-of!) purchases where you’ll likely pay full price or worse, end up grabbing the first overpriced item you see – thereby compensating for your lack of planning with an extravagant purchase.
Need some inspiration to get you started? Fisher-Price to the rescue!
Starting mid-March, Fisher-Price is letting you in on some amazing deals with the Celebrate & Save promotion. Get ready for up to $90 in savings from Fisher-Price baby gear to preschool toys! Coupons will be available in-store at Toys R Us and Zellers (an 8-page booklet featuring 11 coupons in all stores that sell Fisher-Price products) and online via websaver.ca. Coupons are also available inside copies of Today’s Parent Magazine (April 2012 issue). Combine the coupons with a store sale and you’re saving like a Frugal Ninja!
For baby showers, pamper baby-to-be in style with Fisher-Price baby gear. The coupon entitles you to $10 off any purchase of $50 or more, and if you grab the ever-popular swing, score $20 off!
If you’re visiting a newborn, come equipped with Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Aquarium. It’s a baby (and parent) favourite, plus, you can save a cool $10! And don’t forget about big brother or sister; the Laugh & Learn Fun with Friends Musical Table will keep them entertained while everyone fusses around the baby. Love that you can also save $10 off your purchase with the handy coupon.
For little girls, engage them in pretend play with the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Say Please Tea Set. What little girl doesn’t want a tea set? Heck, even I want one. I’m not as keen about Dive & Swim Mermaid Dora, but I can’t deny it’s one of the hottest gifts of 2012. Bonus: save $5 on both!
All little boys will swoon over Thomas & Friends (remember this post?) and Little People, so it’s my duty to tell you about this $5 off coupon on purchases of $25 or more. Yup, that will definitely come in handy.
So there you go – quick tips on how to survive JAS-fest and incredible savings on tried-and-true products and much-loved toys. I’ve already got a few toys stashed away in anticipation of party season – be sure to grab your coupons, check for sales, and stock up!
I am part of the Fisher-Price Play Panel and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group.
The opinions on this blog are my own.