Another Sunday Site Day, and we are continuing with our theme of Daily Deal Sites. I always recommend checking the price on a daily deal site BEFORE purchasing. Often, deals CAN be found, but always check those prices!
MamaBargains: This site will always have a special place in my heart because it is the very first daily deal site I ever found. It is also where I purchased my Svan high chair for a DRASTICALLY reduced price! They often have PHENOMENAL deals on really large items like high chairs, balance bikes, and baby carriers. They carry items that focus on baby, kids, and even moms!
What I Love Most: While many of the other sites carry similar brands, MamaBargains will often have items you have never heard of before. They occasionally have a blow out on Fridays, as well as surprise bags. They also switch throughout the day, so if you are not available at one specific time, you can still join in all of the fun!
GO TO: www.mamabargains.com Deals change throughout the day randomly.
Kidsteals: Like their "sister" site, KidSteals is from the same company as BabySteals, and are one of the sites that make up the steals network. We love KidSteals because they focus completely on older kids' items. However, they seem to drop off on items at about the age of 8-10. I have been begging for Tween steals for AGES, as I have a Tween! Like BabySteals they have a new steal every day at 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. CST. They carry popular brands like DC, with some pretty decent prices.
What I Love Most: The phenomenal shipping speeds! It should be to your home in 2-3 days, which is AMAZING! Again, the owners are wonderful, and customer service cannot be beat! We are also so happy they now own www.steals.com because we know they have wanted to do so for a long time! Congrats Steals!
GO TO: www.kidsteals.com New deal each day at 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. CST
Zulily: I will admit it. I am a complete Zulily addict. I completely love them, and shop them probably once a week. First, you need to sign up on the site. CLICK HERE, put in your email, and it is as easy as that to sign up. What I love, is they really seem to understand the needs of a whole family. So, I have 3 kids-- 2, 5, and 9. Most of these sites cater to 1 child, not all of them. Zulily has items for all of the children, PLUS me, PLUS dad! They have everything-- INCLUDING the kitchen sink sometimes! They have toys, apparel, home decor. And did I mention they have items for TWEENS!!!! AND PLUS SIZED!!! AND Maternity! Shipping is a flat rate of $7.99. But once you buy one item, you can shop any of the other shops ALL DAY LONG. So, you can come back later in the day, end of the evening, and just keep coming back. It is super because then you get the most variety of items with one low shipping cost! Although items may take a while to ship (depending on what you order), they say when they expect the item to ship, and keep you updated on the site.
What I Love Most: Has items for the entire family. Has 1 flat rate shipping (I do a lot of shopping in my one day).
GO TO: www.zulily.com New stores open throughout the day!
Fairy Tale Deals: This is one of those sites that I love, that many have never heard of. They are a smaller daily deal site, and feature a new item at 10 a.m. CST. They have a variety of items for baby, child, and even mom. I think many of their features fit more with kids and toddlers (hence why they are featured), but they do try to offer a nice mix. Their prices are usually the lowest you can find anywhere (including other daily deal sites). Their shipping is reasonable and items arrive in a timely fashion. They tend to feature gender-neutral items, and have a nice mix of girl AND boy items throughout the week!
What I like most: Their rock bottom prices! Their boy AND girl items!
GO TO: http://www.fairytaledeals.com/ New deal posted at 10 a.m. CST
Totsy: I have debated putting Totsy on this list for a while. When you talk to people, they either LOVE Totsy or hate them. I am in the LOVE category, but I have seen some of the complaints, and I can see why people hate them. I love them because, in the end, they have some of the BEST prices out there, on many items that you will purchase either way (but a drastically reduced price), AND some of the cutest kids clothes around! I have always received my items when promised by the website. However, I feel it is only fair to say that many complaints on their Facebook page are valid, and I would encourage you to like them on Facebook before purchasing to read others' experiences. With that being said, they never hide or delete posts, and have an open wall unlike other companies that receive complaints. Many of the complaints seem to be related to long ship times. If you order, PAY ATTENTION to the ship date-- if you do not like it, do not order. If you are fine with it, be patient. :) I have contacted Customer Service and have never had anything but a completely positive experience, however based on other feedback, we do list Totsy as a BUYER BEWARE!!!!! Shipping can take a little longer, but they always post the estimated ship date before you purchase. Shipping is FREE on your first order!
What I like most: Their amazing variety, their LOW prices, their adorable clothing!
GO TO: http://www.totsy.com/invite/jreule_4020451/ New stores (they have several deals all at once like Zulily) posted primarily at 9 a.m. CST (in my experience), but can be throughout the day.
PLEASE NOTE: There are speculations that Totsy will be closing its doors VERY soon! Please take this into account if you order!