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Anyone who has ever moved understands that you never realize all the stuff you have accumulated until you are forced to pack it up. After recently going through this laborious process and still having packed boxes in storage, I have decided to take a stand this holiday season – no cheap plastic will be making its way into our house. With two young boys, we already have more than our fair share. Gifts will be thoughtfully purchased with practicality being this year’s theme.
Moving is expensive and as we get ready to settle into our new home, I know we will soon be hemorrhaging money as we look to furnish our new digs. Buying quality products without spending our life’s savings felt a bit overwhelming, but as the VIP Manager for Bump Club & Beyond, I decided to see how much our Premier Parent Perk program could help guide my shopping and stretch my dollars. Here’s how it’s helping me save this holiday season.
I have always been a fan of how easy it is to dress a baby with Magnetic Me by Magnificent Baby clothes, but when I saw their new line of outdoor wear at ABC I decided this should be my go-to brand for all the new babies on my holiday shopping list. With four babies to buy for, I knew the VIP discount of 25% would save me a ton. I did not expect my VIP membership to pay for itself in this savings ALONE. VIP savings = $49.81
With useful items as cute as Crane’s adorable humidifiers, my monkey-loving son will be thrilled that Santa brought him Mya the Monkey. Let’s be honest, you can’t get more practical than a humidifier. VIP savings = $15
Instead of sending our nephew yet another box to open on Christmas morning, I am signing him up for a book club. For the next 3 months, he will be receiving at least 3 new Dr. Seuss books each month. What kid doesn’t love getting an unexpected package in the mail? Even better, he will think of us every time a new package arrives. VIP savings = $10 (which means each book cost less that $4.50!)
Stocking stuffers always add up quickly – especially when you are in search of ones that have more than a 24-hour life. I ended up using my $15 credit from Seedling to purchase some fun games & activities for my 4 year old’s stocking. (Last year, I used my $25 Land of Nod credit for stocking stuffers so this Santa hasn’t paid for stocking stuffers in two years!) VIP Savings = $15
My baby is getting a Skip Hop activity center for his big present this year. When I purchased it, I was able to redeem my free gift – these adorable and fun shakers will be perfect in his stocking. VIP savings= $10
My little one is constantly chasing his big brother’s trucks so I wanted to get him some of his own vehicles. Rubbabu products are a household favorite because both boys can play together without too much threat of injury. The fact that I got two FREE textured balls with a purchase I was already planning on making was just icing on the cake – 2 more free items to add to baby’s stocking and a VIP savings = $15.90.
My 4 year-old asked Santa for “dinosaur stuff” so I knew he would love this adorable dino towel from Zoochini. Plus, I get 20% off all of their products. VIP savings = $7.20
Other gifts I have purchased using our VIP perks include 2 custom onesies from The Pine Torch (Saved $6.90), an adorable lovey for the baby’s stocking from Baby Jack & Co (Saved $4.99), bibs, sippy cup holder & Super Power dining set from BooginHead (Saved $6.82), moccasins and a wet bag from Itzy Ritzy (Saved:$9.59), personalized name stickers & baggage tags from Mabel’s Labels (Saved $8.10), and a be cool sweatshirt by Iddy Biddy (Saved $8.00).
Well, it’s pretty obvious that my investment in joining the VIP program was worth it. Just this holiday season, I have already saved $157.72 in gifts for the kids on my list alone! To think I have a lifetime of savings ahead of me is pretty exciting!
If you are looking to get in on the amazing savings offered by our VIP Parent Perk program, right now is the absolutely best time to join. This holiday season, we are offering 25% off all lifetime VIP memberships when you use the promo code HOLIDAYVIP! Membership prices go up in 2017 – give yourself a gift this holiday season and become a BCB VIP at an all time low price. Visit the VIP page of our website for more information and to register.