With the recent news that Toys R Us will be shutting their doors to over 700 plus of their stores, the talk of huge sales started spreading about liquidating all their assets, toys, and inventory in each and every store. If you are looking for some good deals on toys, games, gift bags, electronic games, etc., now may be the perfect time to stock up. Think big and think in advance. Why not look forward to the holidays, birthdays, and anything in between? Buying Christmas gifts for 40-60% off their regular price? Absolutely. That’s a savings worth jumping into with both feet. The Toys R Us liquidation sale is going on NOW. Don’t delay, because it’s already a madhouse. The lines are long, the stores are packed, people are shopping and grabbing items left and right to either give as gifts now or sell for a profit to others who don’t have the opportunity to shop at the liquidation sale. If you are going to join in and hit the closest Toys R Us, here are some tips and a few pointers to keep in mind!
Tips for Shopping at the Toys R Us Liquidation Sale
- Be smart in your purchases. Just because something is on “sale” because of a company-wide liquidation doesn’t mean that it is the best deal out there. There have been reports that each Toys R Us is liquidating items at different sale prices, so no store is exactly the same. While one store may be only offering 10% off certain items, another store may be discounting it by 50% or more. A 10% savings may not be a savings at all if that item is online or at another store for less money. Do your research and make certain that you are aware of the current prices for other competitors on items that you are truly wanting to buy. That way, you don’t get overwhelmed by the sale and buy when it isn’t truly a savings.
- Don’t go to Toys R Us without a list! It’s true! If you enter the store without a list, you may end up leaving with a ton of stuff that you didn’t want or need. Make a list of the toys that you are absolutely 100% on a mission to find, without a doubt. Then, once you get there, those are the toys that you need to seek out first. Don’t be distracted by anything else until you find the toys that you have written down.
- Coupons and other discounts are no longer being accepted. The price and discount that you see at the store is the price that you will pay. Stores are no longer taking any type of coupons to discount purchases!
- Gift cards that you may have to Toys R Us are still being accepted! BUT, you need to use those gift cards before that changes. With the liquidation in full force, Toys R Us may change their options at any point so it’s better to head to the store now or get online and use that gift card while you know you still have the option to.
- Based on the latest that they posted online, Toys R Us is no longer accepting the use of the Reward Dollars that you have earned from your previous purchases linked up to their Rewards Program. While it says this online, it doesn’t hurt to ask if this is different in a physical store. When checking out, ask if you can use your Reward Dollars for your purchase. The worst thing that they can do is confirm that they are no longer accepting.
- Plan a few shopping trips until they close their doors in April. Remember, this is just the beginning of their liquidation sale! Prices should only keep dropping from here. Don’t go once and never go back as you stand the potential to miss out on ever more markdowns and deals. If you have the time, make it a priority to try to stop by the store every week or so and see what remains. The closer they get to closing, the barer those shelves will be but you never know what deals that may be waiting for you!
The Toys R Us liquidation sale is a great way to be able to stock-up and prepare for those upcoming gift giving events. Think big like holidays, your kids birthdays, their friends birthdays…all events that most give a gift for, so why not get them discounted and save you some serious money? Remember to be educated on what you are purchasing during the liquidation sale to verify that it is, in fact, a good deal. Just because a store is going out of business doesn’t necessarily mean that their prices are rock bottom, just yet. Be prepared mentally as well for it to be chaotic, crowded and confusing. People are on the hunt for some great deals, just like you!