Ever thought of how much money you spend on kids toys throughout their life? It´ll make your jaw drop. We love our kids and want the best for them, but all those toys can end up being a costly business. With a little bit of planning, you can make sure the kids´ toy needs are satisfied and you save money. One of the effective ways to save money on toys, yet ensuring your kid still gets the toy they want, is to search the web for coupons. It is possible to make huge savings if you find an Amazon promotional code on the toy you want.
More tips on how to save money on kids toys
There’s never a shortage of toys on the second hand market, kids grow out of them so quickly, and more often get bored quicker! Have a look at the online classifieds, thrift stores, garage sales or charity shop for some great bargains. Make sure you check their durability and safety and wash them well first with soap and a toothbrush. If it is a big toy you’re after for a present, consider making it a joint gift from family or friends. Not only does this reduce the amount you spend, it prevents the toy box from overflowing.
Planning ahead can you save a good deal of money. Wait for the post holiday sales or clearance sale to pick up some fabulous deals (although stick to classic toys rather than fads, which your kid might not be interested in by the time their birthday comes round). Spend time comparing prices between shops and on-line, last minute panic buying presents always end up being more expensive.
Toy swaps are a fantastic way to get new toys without have to buy them, (they also encourage the kids to share). Another way to avoid spending loads on toys is to rent them. There’s various sites that also offer a delivery service, this is particularly useful for large play items like trikes which can be enormously expensive to buy. Investing in good quality toys that last will ultimately save you money, especially if they will be passed down to younger kids. Too often cheap, mass produced plastic toys won’t last long and you end up replacing them when they break, thus spending more.
Toys don’t have to be expensive, use these tips and tricks to save money and keep them happy.
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This article has some great ideas! Thanks.
This is such a great idea! And great tips too!
Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom says
Great news – I didn’t even know there were Amazon promotional codes!
I’d like to do a toy swap. I find a lot of toys at yard sales.
Karen Presley Dawkins says
Great tips. We use garage sale proceeds for new toy purchases. It sets a good annual budget and helps the kids get rid of the toys they don’t really want. 🙂
My husband and I have finally learned that all our boys really want are Legos, Matchbox cars and trains. That’s it, nothing else.
So true! I can’t tell you how many toys I’ve taken to the thrift store that my kids barely played with. They are like brand new!
toy swapping is great, because I hate to throw out a good toy. I often donate them to the RECC program for special needs kids at our school
Jennifer H says
I like donating too!
In our area we have a library system for toys! You can borrow toys, like you can borrow books. It’s really great.
Jennifer H says
What a great idea!
HilLesha @To the Motherhood says
I’ve never heard of renting toys, but WOW what a wonderful idea! That’s one of those things that you see and think…why didn’t I think of that!
I like the idea of toy swaps. I don’t spend much money on buying toys and we’ve recently discovered that one of the thrift stores near us seems to get complete kids’ puzzles, so we’ve bought several of them. That was a great find!