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Do you want to dress your kids in the latest fashion trends? Is it hard for you to resist the themed, head-to-toe looks that Gymboree offers each season? If so, you are not alone. Gymboree is one of the leading children's clothing retailers in the United States, Canada, and across the globe. Each season they debut new themes for children sizes newborn through kids size 12. Part of their irresistible cuteness is each line includes basic wardrobe pieces, matching shoes, outwear, and accessories. But wait — you do not have to go broke outfitting your little one in Gymboree cuteness! If fact, it’s easier than you think to save on their wardrobe by following these suggestions.
Sign up for a Gymboree Rewards Card
Receive exclusive member benefits by signing up for free at any Gymboree retail or outlet store or online at Gymboree.com. Each time you shop you earn one point for every $1 spent. Bonus points are rewarded each quarter based on activity. Members receive a $5 voucher for every 250 points earned in the current quarter. As a rewards member, you will receive direct mail offers and access to special members-only promotions and events.
Join their email list
Sign up online through the Gymboree website to stay on top of the latest sales, online and in-store events, free shipping offers, and discount codes. You will receive a merchandise coupon and free shipping in your welcome email.
Connect through social media sites
Like them on Facebook and follow on Twitter to receive updates and free shipping codes and connect with other Gymboree fans.
Use Gymboree coupons in stores or online
You can use coupons on sale or clearance items. Look for 20 percent off coupons in Family Fun Magazine, Parenting Magazine, and PLUM Magazine. Remember to print or use redemption codes for coupons that come through your email subscription.
Earn and redeem Gymbucks
Gymboree offers the opportunity to earn Gymbucks 4-6 times per year. During this earning period (approximately 6 weeks long), you will earn a $25 Gymbucks voucher for every $50 transaction. If you spend $100 you will receive a $50 Gymbucks voucher. You can only redeem your rewards during the designated ten-day redemption period in stores or online. You must make a minimum purchase of $50 to use the $25 voucher or spend $100 to use the $50 voucher. Use your Gymbucks to purchase items off the clearance rack to maximize your rewards. Gymbucks cannot be combined with a percent off coupon.
Shop during the Friends and Family event
You’ll receive 30 percent off the entire store including new lines and clearance merchandise. You will need a coupon to receive this discount. It is typically handed out by employees in the weeks leading up to the sale. Reward members will receive one in the mail or by email.
Look for percent off sales
These are random sales, typically 20 percent off, on selected lines either already discounted or full price. You can combine coupons with these promotions for extra savings. Keep an eye out for these sales around certain holidays such as Memorial Day, Presidents’ Day and other holiday weekends.
Shop the clearance racks for the best deals
This may seem simple enough, but it can be hard to resist the cuteness factor of the newest season’s complete clothing ensembles, shoes, and accessories. But wait! Most of their items only remain at full retail price for a few weeks before markdowns begin. The best selection on the clearance racks are sizes 10-12 because most kids this size think Gymboree is too babyish. If your child is tall for their age, this can be a huge benefit. Also, Gymboree sizing overlaps in certain sizes, causing a surplus. For example, there are newborn sizes 3-6 through 18-24 months and also baby sizes 3-6 through 18-24 months. This creates more items in these sizes on the clearance racks.
Search in store
Rummage through the plastic bins near the checkout counters. Inside these bins are items at their deepest discount, up to 90 percent off. You can find leggings, onesies, shoes, socks, and accessories for a real steal.
Befriend the sales associates
This can work to your advantage in a number of ways. Due to space issues, not all clearance items are on display. Ask the associate if there are additional clearance items in the back. Also, ask about any upcoming sales or promotions that may include the items you are shopping for.
Choose your payment method
For the best deal, buy discounted Gymboree gift cards through online discount gift card retailers. The average discount for these cards is 10 to 20 percent off the face value. Consider a Gymboree Visa only if you can pay it off each billing cycle. You will receive an extra 5 percent off every purchase.
Make money reselling your child's outgrown Gymboree clothing
Ebay buyers and consignment stores love Gymboree items, especially complete sets from popular collections. Keep items in good condition, and you can sell them for close to what you paid for them. Roll this money into next season's wardrobe, and you will be dressing your little beauty for nearly nothing.