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Scholastic Warehouse Sale

It’s time to start thinking about all of those long, hot summer days.  They seem so appealing right now but when they get here they’re just so… long. And hot. One of our big summer activities is to participate in each and every one of the Summer Reading Clubs around town.  I am crazy competitive with these things.  I spend a good 20 minutes every night logging books we read that day onto the forms from the various clubs.  It’s a sickness, really. 

My kids both learned to read this year.  Yes, they are two years apart but this particular skill blossomed in both of them at pretty much the same time.  That means I need a fresh stash of books that they haven’t memorized.  You know, to keep their skills sharp.  It has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I am insane when it comes to buying kids’ books.  Also complete coincidence that I am have read the same books over and over.  Yup, I am doing this for my kids.

In my opinion the best place to get this fresh stash of books is at a Scholastic Warehouse Sale.  Around these parts, it happens but twice a year; once in May and once in December.  If you aren’t in West Michigan, check out the Scholastic Website to see if there is a warehouse sale by you.  There is a coupon to print too, but you have to spend $50.  For me this is not a problem.  I suggest you take a calculator to keep track of what is in your cart, and that you do not take your children.  Or at least, do not take my children.  They have proven themselves impossible to have a good browsing experience with.

The sale in Caledonia is at 8280 Broadmoor SE on Wednesday, May 5 through Wednesday May 19.  I LOVE these sales and I can’t wait to go! For more Things I Love Thursday (and a giveaway!), go to the Diaper Diaries.

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Scholastic Warehouse Sale

Start saving your pennies – one of the two ‘big’ Scholastic warehouse sale is in May (the other is in December).  I am addicted to Scholastic.  Every month when A.P. gets those little flyers from school I think “not THIS month – we have enough books”.  But they are so cheap, and cute, and he really likes bugs right now (or dinosaurs, or planets, or whatever else every other little boy in the world likes so there are books-a-plenty on the subject) and now Maybelle is into books so I cave every time.

If you’re been reading along for a while you already know that I go crazy at these warehouse sales.  Remember to sign up for a Fast Cart Pass so you can get in and get shopping quickly, and also get $10 off of a $50 purchase. 

Here is the info:

8280 Broadmoor Se
Caledonia, MI 49316
(800) 451-7181

Thurs & Fri, May 8 & 9, 9:00-8:00
Sat, May 10 & 17, 9:00-3:00
Mon-Fri, May 12 – 16, 9:00-6:00
Mon -Wed, May 19 – 21, 9:00-4:00

 

 

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What? More Books?

Earlier this month, when Christmas seemed waaaay far away, I wrote a “Recall Free Christmas List for Young Grand Rapidians“.  I have an addition to that list, and I will add it to my Calendar as well.

Twice a year, the Scholastic warehouse in Caledonia has a huge book sale (8280 Broadmoor SE – look for the big Clifford truck.  It’s on the east side of the road).  There are a few intermittent smaller sales during the year too, but in my opinion they aren’t really worth it. The May and December sales are the biggies. 

If you are among those of us who clip coupons, use a budget, but have no qualms whatsoever about spending endless amounts of money on children’s books, come to this sale!

The sale is Thursday, 12/06/2007 through Wednesday, 12/19/2007.  The specific dates and times are:

  • Thurs & Fri, Dec 6 & 7, 9-7
  • Sat, Dec 8 & 15, 9-3, Closed Sundays
  • Mon-Fri, Dec 10-14, 9-7
  • Mon-Wed, Dec 17-19, 9-5

As usual, I have a strategy. 

First; I go without children.  This is a warehouse, with shelves full of books. For whatever reason, pulling stacks of books off of these shelves  it is completely irresistable to children. No problem; put them in the cart, right? Whatever.  These are very small carts.  I have one child who is very coordinated and can climb out, and one who is very clumsy and falls out. 

Next, I get the most for my money. If you ‘sign up’ for a Fast Cart Pass on the website ahead of time you can get a coupon for $10 off of a minimum $50 purchase.  Take a calculator and paper so you can keep track of what you have spent and when you get to $50, stop. 

If you spend more than $50, the percentage you are getting off goes down.  Try and get as close to that $50 mark as possible. The books are half off the cover price so $50 buys a LOT of books.  Restrain yourself. There will be another sale in May. This is your mantra. 

I can’t always say this for Big Binder. but I have good news even for those of you who don’t live in Grand Rapids! There are warehouse sales all over the country! Just click on your state to see if there are any near you. 

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