On Monday (6/25), Party City announced their plan to open 50 new “Toy City” pop-up stores in early September just as Toys R Us finishes closing their final stores following their September bankruptcy.
Coincidence? I think not.
Toy City pop-ups will open early September 2018 and operate throughout the holiday season.
Here’s what you need to know about Party City and other ways you can save on toys:
1. Expect to find pop-up Toy City stores located next to Halloween City locations.
Party City will launch these temporary pop-up Toy City stores alongside Halloween City pop-up stores in neighborhoods across the company based on optimal location and affordable leasing options — although no word on exactly where yet.
The Chief Executive Officer, James Harrison, said, “The creation of a Toy City concept to complement our temporary seasonal retail strategy is a logical extension of our brand; one that will allow us to leverage our existing pop-up store capabilities and capitalize on the category whitespace that has recently been created.”
Toy City will be integrated with Halloween City, which will give customers a seamless shopping and checkout experience.
2. Compare prices at other stores competing to fill the void Toys”R”Us left.
Party City’s goals are to fill the void left by the Toys”R”Us bankruptcy and to also compete with Walmart, Target, Amazon and more who are trying to do the same thing. Make sure you compare prices before buying anything, and always look at the store’s return policy. Rumor has it that KB Toys even plans to make a comeback by opening 1,000 pop-up stores for Black Friday through the holiday season.
You can easily compare prices at these stores with Amazon using the Amazon shopping app — just scan the item’s barcode for instant price comparisons.
3. Watch for a bigger online toy selection and coupons on PartyCity.com.
But before you make any purchase online (or in the store), check for Party City Coupons like 20% off in store and online with no minimum, free shipping on orders over $59+, buy one get one 50% off deals and more.
Bonus: Enter your email on partycity.com for an extra 15% off your purchase.
4. Find the hottest toy deals and other tips for saving money this holiday season.
Planning on getting the hottest toys this holiday season? Watch for toy deals on KCL, check out the Top 10 Most Coveted Toys of 2018 and 9 Tips for Getting the Best Deals on Your Kids’ Favorite Toys.