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FCMOM Consignment Sale this weekend 2/18/12


 

 

 

 

 

 

KID’S CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT CONSIGNMENT SALE
(Expanded for teens and tweens!!!!)

Saturday, February 18th, 2012
9:00 – 1:00
Chantilly High School Cafeteria
(please use Entrance 11)
4201 Stringfellow Road
Chantilly, Virginia
**Indoor Sale, Held Rain or Shine**
In case of Fairfax County School closing,
snow date is April 14, 2012**
Sponsored by the
Fairfax County Mothers of Multiples

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Virginia and other states – Sales Tax Free School Supplies in August 2010

I’m a huge fan of the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday in our area in Northern Virginia that is a 5% discount. I’ll take that!  This year it is 08/6/10-08/08/10.

Click HERE to see if your State participates in this type of event.

For Virginia:

Sales of the following items are exempt from sales or use tax during the sales tax
holiday period:
• Each article of clothing or footwear with a selling price of $100 or less per article;
and
• Each school supply item with a selling price of $20 or less per item.

For those that don’t have kids or have little tots, this holiday is a great time to buy items like underwear, socks, t-shirts, and sneakers.  It is also a good time to buy craft supplies for the younger kids like paint, paper, and markers.  Start thinking about Christmas gifts! The best part I found out is diapers, baby items and even wedding dresses ($100 or less) are included!! See list below.

Here are questions that I thought are super helpful when planning for that weekend.  This comes from the Virginia website FAQs:

What items are included under school supplies?

Virginia defines school supplies as items that are commonly used by a student in a course of study. The following is a list of items that are included in the term “school supplies” and are therefore exempt from tax during the sales tax holiday period if their sales price is $20 or less per item. The list is effective for the 2010 holiday and is all-inclusive.

  • Binder pockets
  • Binders
  • Blackboard Chalk
  • Book bags
  • Calculators
  • Cellophane tape
  • Clay and glazes
  • Compasses
  • Composition books
  • Crayons
  • Dictionaries and thesauruses
  • Dividers
  • Erasers (including dry erase marker erasers and dry erase marker cleaning solutions)
  • Folders; expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila
  • Glue, paste, and paste sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards
  • Index card boxes
  • Legal pads
  • Lunch boxes
  • Markers (including dry erase markers and dry erase marker kits)
  • Musical instruments, musical instrument accessories, and replacement items for musical instruments
  • Notebooks
  • Paintbrushes for artwork
  • Paints (acrylic, tempera, and oil)
  • Paper; loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board and construction paper
  • Pencil boxes and other school supply boxes
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Protractors
  • Reference books
  • Reference maps and globes
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Sheet music
  • Sketch and drawing pads
  • Textbooks
  • Watercolors
  • Workbooks; and
  • Writing Tablets

Are computers eligible for exemption during this holiday?

No. Computers do not qualify as “school supplies.” The list of eligible items is an all-inclusive list.

What items are included under clothing?

Clothing means any article of wearing apparel and typical footwear intended to be worn on or about the human body. Clothing does not include sporting equipment or footwear designed primarily for athletic activity or protective use and not usually considered appropriate for everyday wear. The following is a list of items that are included in the term “clothing” and are therefore exempt from tax during the sales tax holiday period if their sales price is $100 or less per item. This list is not all-inclusive.

  • Aprons, household and shop
  • Athletic supporters
  • Baby bibs and clothes
  • Baby receiving blankets
  • Bandanas
  • Bathing suits, swim trunks, cover-ups and bathing caps
  • Beach capes and coats
  • Belts and suspenders
  • Bibs
  • Boots
  • Choir and altar clothing
  • Clerical vestments
  • Coats, jackets, and windbreakers
  • Corsets and corset laces
  • Costumes (sold not rented)
  • Coveralls
  • Diapers, children and adult, including disposable diapers
  • Dresses
  • Ear muffs
  • Footlets
  • Formal wear for men and women (sold, not rented)
  • Fur coats and stoles, shawls and wraps
  • Garters and garter belts
  • Girdles
  • Gloves and mittens for general use
  • Golf clothing, caps, dresses, shirts, skirts, pants
  • Gym suits and uniforms
  • Hats and caps
  • Hosiery
  • Insoles, inserts for shoes
  • Jeans
  • Jerseys (both athletic and non-athletic)
  • Lab coats
  • Legwarmers
  • Leotards and tights
  • Lingerie
  • Neckwear, including bow ties, neckties, and scarves
  • Nightgowns
  • Overshoes and rubber shoes
  • Pajamas
  • Pantyhose
  • Raincoats, rain hats, and ponchos
  • Robes
  • Rubber pants
  • Rubber thong/flip-flops
  • Sandals
  • Scarves
  • Shirts and blouses
  • Shoes and shoe laces
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Slacks
  • Slippers
  • Slips
  • Sneakers
  • Socks and stockings, including athletic socks
  • Steel toed shoes
  • Suits
  • Suspenders
  • Underwear
  • Uniforms, athletic and non-athletic
  • Vests
  • Wedding apparel, including veils (sold not rented)

Can other items that are not included in this list also qualify as clothing?

Yes. This list is not all-inclusive. Provided the item in question meets the definition of clothing as provided for in the sales tax holiday guidelines, and provided the item does not fall under the categories of clothing accessories, protective equipment or sport or recreational equipment, it may also qualify as clothing.

What types of items do not fall under the category of clothing?

The following items are considered to be clothing accessories, protective equipment, or sport and recreational equipment and are not eligible to be purchased exempt of the tax.

  • Clothing accessories, or equipment
    • Briefcases
    • Cosmetics
    • Fabric, thread, and yarn used to make clothing
    • Hair notions, including, but not limited to, barrettes, hair bows, and hair nets
    • Handbags
    • Handkerchiefs
    • Jewelry
    • Sun glasses, non-prescription
    • Umbrellas
    • Wallets
    • Watches
    • Wigs and hair pieces
  • Protective Equipment
    • Breathing masks
    • Clean room apparel and equipment
    • Ear and hearing protectors
    • Face shields
    • Hard hats
    • Helmets
    • Paint or dust respirators
    • Protective gloves
    • Safety belts
    • Safety glasses and goggles
    • Tool belts; and
    • Welders gloves and masks
  • Sport or recreational equipment
    • Ballet and tap shoes
    • Cleated or spiked athletic shoes
    • Gloves, including, but not limited to, baseball, bowling, boxing, hockey, and golf
    • Goggles
    • Hand and elbow guards
    • Life preservers and vests
    • Mouth guards
    • Roller and ice skates
    • Shin guards
    • Shoulder pads
    • Ski boots
    • Waders
    • Wetsuits and fins

Thanks to MoneyWiseMoms.com for the reminder!

What will you be buying on the sales tax holiday? I plan on getting all of the school supplies that will last me a year and some basic clothes.

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Graveyard Deals – Women’s Sunglasses 10 pairs $9.99 + shipping

Click HERE!   This deal is going to go fast!  I did this deal back in April and it was great.  I believe shipping is $5.99 so that comes out $1.60 a pair of sunglasses!  These aren’t the best quality but still if you are like me and lose your sunglasses all over the place this is the deal for you.  June 23 ship date.

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JCPenny Outlet – 25% off Entire Purchase Coupon

JCPenny Outlet Stores are having a sale this Friday, March 5 – Saturday, March 6! Cards were mailed out this week. Save an Extra 25% off the Entire Store! You must bring this card to save 25% off their low outlet prices!

The card says: “One card per customer. Card valid for one-time use at JCPenny Catalog Outlet Store only. Excludes prior purchases. Gift Cards/e-Gift Cards and jcp.com/catalog orders. Card cannot be combined with any other offer. Card must be surrendered at time of purchase. Merchandise available until stock is depleted. Valid Friday, March 5 & Saturday, March 6, 2010. No Cash value.”

This is a great deal! In the past the cards are available at the store, but there is no guarantee.

I love JCPenny Outlet because it is a real outlet for their catalog so you can find items that are 50% to even 90% off normal retail!  Use this coupon and you can save a lot!

Check out my other posts about JCPenny HERE.

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JCPenny Outlet – 25% off Entire Purchase

JCPenny Outlet Stores are having a sale this Friday, January 29 – Saturday, January 30! Cards were mailed out this week. Save an Extra 25% off the Entire Store! You must bring this card to save 25% off their low outlet prices!

The card says: “One card per customer. Card valid for one-time use at JCPenny Catalog Outlet Store only. Excludes prior purchases. Gift Cards/e-Gift Cards and jcp.com/catalog orders. Card cannot be combined with any other offer. Card must be surrendered at time of purchase. Merchandise available until stock is depleted. Valid Friday, January 29 & Saturday, January 30, 2010. No Cash value.”

This is a great deal! In the past the cards are available at the store, but there is no guarantee.

I love JCPenny Outlet because it is a real outlet for their catalog so you can find items that are 50% to even 90% off normal retail!  Use this coupon and you can save a lot!

Check out my other posts about JCPenny HERE.

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Pentagon City Mall Fall 2009 Sales

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Fall Fashion at Pentagon City

Here is a – Pentagon City Fall Fashion PDF with sales and coupons.

Upcoming Events at NORDSTROM

We hope you can join us for these featured events. Dates and times can change, and event space may be limited, so please contact your local store to confirm the event details.

Burberry Trunk Show
Thursday, September 10, 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Men’s Clothing

Cosmetics Trend Show
Saturday, September 12, 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Join us for our beauty art show highlighting the newest makeup, skincare and fragrance must-haves. Industry experts will update you on the latest beauty trends and share their secrets. Tickets are $15 and are redeemable towards your Cosmetics purchase of $15 or more on the day of the event. Plus, receive a gift for attending the show, while the supply lasts. To purchase a ticket, please go to your favorite cosmetics counter and ask for details. *Offer valid on event date for cosmetic department purchases over $15.00 only.
Encore

Bobbi Brown Latest Trends Event
Saturday, September 12, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Come learn the latest trends in makeup by booking an appointment with our featured artists.
Cosmetics

Laura Mericer Face to Face Event
Saturday, September 12, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Come face to face with Laura Mercier’s specially trained premier artists. Book your complimentary consultation today at the Laura Mercier counters in Cosmetics.
Cosmetics

Halogen Launch
Saturday, September 12, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
For more information please call
(703) 415-1121
Encore

Geir Ness Personal Appearance
Saturday, September 12, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Meet Geir Ness, the creator and designer of Laila, Fragrance of Norway for Women and Geir, fragrance for Men. Geir will be on hand to personally help you experience the fragrances.
Cosmetics

Dressed to Impress
Saturday, September 12, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
For more information please call
(703) 415-1121
Encore

Suited for Change Event
Monday, September 14 – Monday, September 21
For more information please call
(703) 415-1121
Encore

St. John Fashion Week
Wednesday, September 16 – Sunday, September 20
For more information or to book an appointment, please call your St. John department.
St. John

CLINIQUE 3-Step Guarantees Great Skin Event
Thursday, September 17 – Sunday, September 20, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Receive two deluxe trial-size steps free with the purchase of any one step of Clinique skincare!
Cosmetics

Joseph Abboud Trunk Show
Friday, September 18, 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Men’s Clothing

Free Yoga Class
Saturday, September 19, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
For more information please call
(703) 415-1121
Women’s Active

Calvin Klein Launch Event
Saturday, September 19, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
For more information please call
(703) 415-1121
Narrative

Nordstrom Fits America
Saturday, October 3
Lingerie


20th Annual Pen Fair: Paradise Pen Company

Friday, September 19th – Sunday, October 4th

Spend $100 or more and receive 10% off your purchase, spend $300 or more and receive 15% off your purchase, OR spend $500 or more and receive 20% off your purchase!

Some exclusions apply. See sales associate for details.

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Leesburg Premium Outlets Labor Day Sale 9/4-9/7

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Wow! There are a lot of sales this weekend at Leesburg Outlets. I will keep this site in mind for other holiday shopping weekends.

Labor Day Weekend Sale
Fri – Mon, Sept 4 – 7
Don’t miss the annual Labor Day Weekend Sale at Chelsea Premium Outlets. You’ll enjoy extra discounts on top of our everyday savings of 25%-65%.

Adidas
Now – Sept 30
Buy One, Get One 50% Off of Equal or Lesser Value
See store for more details.

Aerosoles
Now – Sept 9
Stock Up Sale
Buy 2 pairs, take 20% off*
Buy 3 pairs, take 25% off*
Buy 4 pairs, take 30% off*
*off entire purchase; not valid on clearance items $29.99 and below

Ann Taylor Factory Store
Sept 4 – 7
Fall sweaters- buy one, get one free
Everyday tees- buy one, get one $5
All denim- buy one, get one $10
Dresses- 40% off
Skirts- 25% off

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Northern Virginia Fall Consignment Sales and Yard Sales

It’s that time of year!  Time to start looking for Consignment sales and Yard Sales.

Thanks to MoneyWiseMoms for posting this great information!

Here are the major sales for NoVA in order by sale date:

Check out each of the websites so you know how each of the Consignment sales work. Some offer discounts if you help and volunteer such as free admission, early admission and other benefits. If you plan on selling your kids nice clothes these are the places to do it. You might get a little something for each of the items but don’t expect to get a lot since the consignment company wants to make money and you want to sell it.

I’ve been to the Classy Kids Consignment Sale in Manassas and lucked out because I went on the last day which everything is a $1! It was slim pickings but all of the money goes to charity at that point.

My mother-in-law has been to the Christ Church Children’s Consignment Sale and says that is a very nice sale. I hope to stop by that day.

Besides consignment sales this is the time of year for more yard sales. I haven’t been to too many yard sales this year but I hope to this fall since my daughter is growing out of her clothes fast.   Look at, Craigslist and GarageSaleTracker for sales in your area and hitting the multi-family or neighborhood sales.  We have a lot of large neighboorhoods in my area and frequently in the Fall the yard sales are very common place.  The locations that I recommend include a look out for yard sales in South Riding (Fairfax/Loudon County), Franklin Farms ( Chantilly) and Centreville neighborhoods.

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L.L. Bean Girls Shoes Shipped for $6.99 + 2% back from ebates!

pink_shoesGreat deal at L.L. Bean for little Girl shoes only $6.99!  These are not toddler shoes.  They have size, 4, 5 & 6.  Normally $34.50 a pair!  Hurry this deal might go fast!

Update:  I just got the shoes that I ordered!  That was fast!  The sizes are very big – big girl sizes as I have heard.  Size 6 is like a womens 8.  So, it fits me!

I just bought 3 pairs for about $20 + tax + free shipping! The best part is use ebates to get an additional 2% back!

  1. Click here to sign up FIRST for ebates! It’s free!
  2. Click on or search for L.L. Bean for 2% back.  (ebates will take you to L.L. Bean’s site)
  3. In L.L. Bean’s site search for TK52686
  4. Add to your shopping bag.
  5. Use code 3012422 under the Promotional tab to get FREE shipping.
  6. Pay for purchase.

After your first purchase through ebates you get $5 and I get $5 for referring you!  Win Win!

Check out TheThriftyMama.com for more information about the L.L. Bean deal! Thanks TTM!

What else did you find at L.L.Bean?