Thursday, May 24th, 2012
Baby stuff is expensive. Maybe not each individual piece of gear, necessarily, but by the time you get a crib and car seat and diapers and clothes, you’re already kind of financially in over your head. I have a lot of people trying to convince me that parents will pay more for something if it’s really better for their baby, and that parents are paying more these days for stuff that’s got great design, but you know, we all only have so much cash to throw around. We can’t keep paying more and more and more when salaries are not going up and up.
Dang kids are cute...but expensive! I bought Joe's star coat a few sizes too big to try to get a few years out of it!
I think that’s why flash-sale sites and all their various dot-com cousins are breeding like bunnies. We need discounts! I’m not a flash-sale addict myself, but I’ve scored a couple of good deals on those kinds of sites. I’ve recently revised one of the original sale sites, called BabySteals.com, that posts two sales a day, one in the morning (right when you get to work and can be “checking your email”) and one in the evening (after the kiddos are, hopefully, asleep). And good news! To help initiate more parents into the e-sale world, the folks at BabySteals will give $100 giftcards to four folks who post a comment right here!
Some rules: You can post up to once a day, from now until midnight on Wednesday, May 30th. You can leave any comment you’d like, but maybe tell me what you’d most like to find on sale for your baby! You can read the complete rules here. Goody luck!
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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
It’s that time of year again when your kid comes home talking about the dreaded F-word… FUNDRAISING. But raising money to support your child’s school shouldn’t be a chore. And thanks to a new initiative by Microsoft called Deals for Schools, it doesn’t have to be. You can save money on your shopping–and your school will receive a portion of your purchases. How? An outgrowth of Bing Deals, which is a shopping site that aggregates the best deals for products and services available in your area, Deals for Schools works in much the same way. The difference is that Deals for Schools allows non-profit school groups and organizations, like your child’s Glee Club or Math League, to earn a commission off of deals bought through the site.
Two ways to earn money for your school:
- Recruit new vendors for the site and earn a commission off of every deal they sell.
- Post a link to Deals for Schools on your social media accounts and websites and earn your organization money every time a consumer purchases a deal through your link.
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Why not become the most popular parent at your next PTA meeting and suggest a fundraising campaign that everyone can be happy with. Sign up
your child’s school group and say bye-bye to door-to-door wrapping paper and chocolate sales.
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