As you probably already know about me, I LOVE coupons. I use them for everything – food, entertainment, shopping, you name it.
So of course I was excited when I was recently sent a Kidstuff coupon book to review – and host a giveaway for 3 more!
KidStuff is a leading fundraiser sold exclusively through schools. Their mission is to raise money for education. They’ve been around for 20+ years and to date have helped schools raise over $55 million!
Here’s how it works:
1) Schools sign up and are sent KidStuff books for students to show potential buyers.
2) The books are sold for $25 each.
3) Schools earn at least 50% profit with no up-front costs or risks.
I looked through all 416 pages of the Twin Cities 2014-2015 edition book that I received. I must say there are coupons for tons of things families could use.
There are coupons for locations such as Toys“R”Us, Babies“R”Us, Ulta Beauty, Loft, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Sports Authority, Herberger’s, Macy’s, Sears, Aéropostale, Bed Bath & Beyond, Payless, H&M, Children’s Place, Michaels, Nickelodeon Universe, Sea Life Aquarium, Minnesota Vikings, Great Lakes Aquarium, Disney Live!, Disney On Ice, AirMaxx Trampoline Park, Andes Tower Hills, Domino’s Pizza, Taco John’s, Cousin’s Subs, Buca di Beppo, Auntie Anne’s, Fuddruckers, Firehouse Subs, Chanticlear Pizza, Jamba Juice, White Castle and hundreds more.
Here’s part of just the activities index:
Here are some of the coupons you’ll find inside (sorry – these are just samples and aren’t valid!):
To see the full list visit www.KidStuffCouponBook.com.
You may be wondering – how do these coupons compare to the Entertainment.com coupon books that also come out every year? On one hand, I do think many of the coupons in the Entertainment coupon books are a little higher value as most of those are either Buy One/Get One Free deals or 50% off deals. In the KidStuff books, there is a greater variety of savings from $10 off a $50 purchase at an apparel store like Eddie Bauer to FREE admission for a family up to 4 at the Hennepin History Museum (a fabulous coupon!). Also, a number of the coupons you can find if you look online or in coupon mailers.
However, there are several things I like about the KidStuff books that I think make them valuable coupon books worth selling or buying:
1) Though I don’t have the newest edition of the Entertainment book, based on last year’s book there are many coupons in the KidStuff book that are NOT in the Entertainment coupon book, including: Disney Live!, Disney on Ice, Museum of Russian Art, Grove Aquatic & Fitness Center, & the Minnesota History Center, to name a few.
2) There seem to be more local, small businesses in the KidStuff coupon book which I believe in supporting. Some include Brown Family Adventure Park, Lookout Ridge Indoor Playground, & the Reptile & Amphibian Discovery Zoo. I’ve never heard of many of the places in this book and it motivates me to explore lesser known attractions in the area!
3) Of course, buying them helps to support a great cause – local schools!!!!
SELL OR BUY KIDSTUFF COUPON BOOKS
If you are interested in more information, contact KidStuff Coupon Books at:
Toll-Free: 1-888-404-5437, Option 1
Please follow KidStuff on Facebook and Twitter
Their website is very user-friendly and explains how it works:
If you are unable to locate a school selling the Kidstuff books, their Customer Service team can assist you at 1-888-404-5437 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WIN A BOOK
THREE (3) Twin Cities Frugal Mom readers will win a KidStuff Twin Cities 2014-2015 edition coupon book!!! To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below by Thursday, October 2nd. Winners will be randomly selected & contacted by email on Friday, October 3rd. Winners must respond with 48 hours. The books ship via UPS and cannot be delivered to PO boxes. Winners will be provided with the tracking number.
(Disclosure: I received a complimentary KidStuff coupon book for this review. All opinions are 100% mine.)