Using Lego Coupons and Getting Legos for Less
Posted on Saturday, January 1st, 2011 at 7:29 am
Legos have been inspiring kids and parents for generations. They are a classic toy that promotes creativity, problem solving and teamwork and has withstood the test of time. In my book, you can never have too many Legos.
Fortunately, you can provide your kids (or even yourself) with as many Legos as you want without spending a lot of money. There are two secrets to paying less for Legos: using Lego coupons and getting Legos for less by finding great deals on Legos.
Using Lego Coupons
The strategy to using Lego coupons is to first find them. You can find Lego coupons and Lego coupon codes if you follow a coupon website, such as FreeCoupons.com. Check back daily to see what new Lego coupons may be available.
You can also sometimes get some Lego coupons through the free Lego magazines. There are two different Lego magazines available, and you can sign up for your free subscriptions here. Kids can get Lego Club and younger kids (under 7) can get Lego Club Jr. Beside the Lego coupons, Lego Club magazine often gives you alerts to new items and new promotions.
Finding Great Lego Deals
Legos are so much in demand, that they can get on the pricey side, especially if you are looking to purchase specialty kits such as Star Wars. In the stores, your best bet are Walmart, Target and Toys R Us. These stores have a nice selection and will often have deals and promotions on Legos.
Another way to get a great deal on Legos is to buy them gently used online at an auction site, such as Ebay or through a local listing such as Craigslist. You may find some vintage pieces this way, and buying through Ebay may yield you a lot of Legos in bulk for a good price.
Finally, I’ve gotten amazing deals on Legos by keeping my eyes open and shopping at yard sales and thrift stores, believe it or not. Many parents will get rid of lots of Legos when it it time to do their spring or after Christmas toy clean out.
Since Legos can go quickly, it is important to get there early. Arrive at yard sales when they first open and be sure to spot a great deal when it is available. For thrift stores, find out when they put out their newly arrived items and arrange to shop then. Or ask the manager if he or she would let you know when Legos arrive.