Gymboree: 30% off Sale plus additional 15% Discount Code and Gymbucks

gymboree logo Gymboree: 30% off Sale plus additional 15% Discount Code and Gymbucks

Gymboree is having a fill a bag sale and offering 30% off everything.  Plus you get 15% off your order when you use the code 11A9MBSQH180889 at check out.  This code can be used by more than one person.  If that was not good enough for you, you also get 25 gymbucks for every $50 spent.  Shipping is a flat $5.

OK, so all of that sounds like a good deal. But I look at the prices there and they are above my $5 per item limit I like to spend to clothe my kids.  So, here is my question.   How do you get a good deal at Gymboree?  How do you work your magic to get good deals there?

Thanks Mom Inbox and Moms by Heart!

Comments

  1. Jill says:

    It can be done occasionally but that goal would be hard to reach at Gymbo.

  2. Maria says:

    Clearance is the best place to start. I like this store for great dressup and birthday clothes for my kids. It is a great place for quality splurge clothing. ;-)

  3. Anna D says:

    I sell quality used Gymbo clothing at consignment sales. I definately get my $$$ worth b/c moms will spend a little more for Gymbo clothes.

  4. Ana says:

    The summer deals are $5.59 before the coupon, but other than that I always do clearance and only get things under $10.

  5. Jennifer says:

    Shop instore. They have a lots of items that are under $5 once you apply your discount. It is worth the effort. I bought 11 pieces for $55 (tax included) and received $25 gymbucks for next time.

  6. Kari says:

    I buy at this point now and resell the worn clothes on eBay next season! I have yet to pay OOP for designer clothes for my daughter. It’s a never ending cycle in my paypal account.

  7. Melissa says:

    I love Gymboree clothes, especially for boys. I haven’t bought from them in a long time though. There’s no way to ‘roll’ the bucks and the prices aren’t competitive enough for me. Even the 15% in this promo will only give you the gymbucks AFTER the coupon, so you have to buy more in order to maintain the gymbucks level. I do know people who use their gymbucks to purchase clothing exclusively to sell and often make back more than the original purchase. It can become profitable, but requires a bit of work.

  8. Misty says:

    I would love to see a post done on this, the whole making money by selling gymboree clothes.

  9. mommy2jands says:

    i’ve found some great deals at gymboree outlets. i got a couple shirts for my daughter for $2.99 or $3.99.

  10. Heather says:

    I found a 20% coupon in my Family Fun magazine, so I spent $126, coupon discount $25, plus shipping plus tax = $115. I got 3 tank/short outfits, 1 pair flip flops, 8 pair bike shorts for under dresses, lunchbox for school next fall, and a variety of hair accessories. I got 21 items for my $115, which is great. My tanks and shorts were $4 each after sale and coupon….so that meets your requirement. The problem is dresses and nightgowns – my target for those is $10 or less – and lately I’ve found cute styles at Disney, Target and Walmart for $7-$8.50 – so I didn’t buy any here. Bike shorts have been hard for me to find, so when Gymbo added pink to their stock recently, I hopped on them. They were $6 each after sale and coupon, and even tho I would have liked $5 better, it wasn’t worth it for me to wait…as I’ve already waited too long.

    In store is always a mixed bag…it’s usually really great for backroom stock…older lines…you can find great deals…but it’s also true that those sale tanks/shorts will be harder to find in your sizes.

    My favorite sale was 2 summers ago…it was peel a prize. I was friends with one of the salesladies who let me pick a bunch of cards…and I got more than one 50% off your entire purchase. What’s great is that it works like gymbucks…but you don’t have to hit any specific number. I bought entire wardrobes for my 2 girls plus Christmas gifts for the kids in my family. It was fantastic! I spent about $400…but I got 3 bags full – the most expensive item was about $7. Love that!

    • Andrew says:

      Thanks, Heather! We were looking all over for a 20% off coupon for Gymboree, but had failed to check Family Fun magazine. We subscribe to it, so we pulled it out, and there it was. Thanks for the tip!

  11. Andrea says:

    Gotta love the clearance section. I bought 5 pairs of leggings/pants for my toddler for $1.40 each after a 20% off coupon. It can definitely be a hunt, but the hunt is worth it my opinion for high quality cuteness!

  12. Alissa says:

    To get a great deal at Gymbo, you either shop their specials or clearance. However, when buying stuff from Gymbo, I consider it investment pieces, in that I either resell all my stuff or it needs to last through more than one child (I have 2 boys that are 2yrs apart). You can get great resell value for Gymbo if it’s in excellent used condition. Gymbo is like the “Honda” of kids clothes- good quality and high resale value.

    If you have a Gymbo Visa, it’s even better. You get 5% off all your purchases (which would make for a 50% discount w/the above deal), and you earn cash back and gift cards for Gymbo clothes. I always get at least 40% or more back from my purchase price when I resell Gymbo!

  13. Daphne says:

    Here’s a post on how to get over $500 worth of Gymboree clothing for $75:

    http://www.livefabuless.com/2009/04/shopping-smart-101-gymboree-learn-how.html

    Like others have said, it takes a bit more work to get the great deals and you probably have to shop B&M, but the resale value of Gymboree clothing is very high.

  14. AC says:

    I agree with you Mercedes. It’s out of my $5/item limit too.

  15. Joy says:

    Sign up for a free Gymboree Rewards card. You will get coupons by snail mail and e-mail. Then, pair those with clearance to get stuff for between $5-$7 or less. That is the only way I afford brand new Gymbo for my boys.

    I also get stuff at outlet store. Note, the outlet store stuff is not same stuff in regular stores. The lines are similar but are usually specially made for outlet stores.

    I also buy consignment sales and thrift stores (some new with tags)!

    Honestly, the quality of Gymbo has gone down hill in the last 5 years. I find the colors fade and pill easier than 5 years ago. My oldest is 11 and his younger brothers (who are 8) where some of his Gymbo hand me downs and they have shown less wear than the newer Gymbo stuff I have bought them.

    I also used to sell Gymbo stuff on eBay with my sister, but the market is so flooded with Gymbo stuff now that it’s not as easy to resell anymore.

  16. Joy says:

    Okay that should reas, ” … his younger brothers (who are 8 ) wear …” LOL. Guess I figured out how to make smiley face with sunglasses.

  17. Joy says:

    Oh my! I am really messing up. Let’s try this again:

    Okay that should read, ” … his younger brothers (who are 8 ) wear …” LOL. Guess I figured out how to make smiley face with sunglasses.

  18. krissy says:

    I have to agree with PP. Gymboree quality has gone down and their prices are the same. Not to mention I can’t get stains out of any of their clothes. I have no problem with other brands as far as stains. For girls clothes, especially if you are re-selling, I think Hanna Andersson is a far better value. Their clothes are sized so you can wear them for 2 years (i.e. 3-5, 4-6, etc). They wash great and hold up well. I have bought my daughter used items off ebay and at consignment shops and they are some of my favorite outfits. Bright colors and girly. Not too old! I don’t want my Kindergartener looking like a pop princess. I want her to look like a little girl as long as poosible.

  19. Gina says:

    I have three girls, each about 18 months apart (yeah, I had three babies in 35 months). I always buy Gymbo on sale and don’t mind paying more for it because I know I’m going to have three children wearing it AND they’ll be passed down to my cousin’s baby girl. I also only buy when I get Gymbucks, use my Gymbo rewards card AND my Gymbo Visa (to get an extra 5% off…and PAY OFF what I spend, always). Our Gymbo clothes are for birthday parties, church, Care Group, AWANA, etc. NOT for play. Play clothes come from the $2 rack at WalMart.

  20. Gina says:

    I have three girls, each about 18 months apart (yeah, I had three babies in 35 months). I always buy Gymbo on sale and don’t mind paying more for it because I know I’m going to have three children wearing it AND they’ll be passed down to my cousin’s baby girl. I also only buy when I get Gymbucks, use my Gymbo rewards card AND my Gymbo Visa (to get an extra 5% off…and PAY OFF what I spend, always). Our Gymbo clothes are for birthday parties, church, Care Group, AWANA, etc. NOT for play. I get their play clothes at the end of the season from WalMart.

  21. mandiee says:

    I LOVE GYMBOREE I AM OBSESSED!
    I think it is awesome with coupons and such the price you pay for a high quality shirt there as opposed to a wal mart t-shirt, 90% of the time I get it cheaper @ Gymboree. I mean even WAL MART is wayyy too proud of the items they carry now. I can get a hot Gymboree onesie shirt on clearance with coupons for $3.99 or go pay the same at Wal mart. And wal mart`s quality sucks, you buy a 2T wash it once it`s shrunk into a 6 months size. I love how Gymboree`s clothes wash well, wear well, and are affordable. I let me child play in her Gymbo clothes there is bleach and shout for a reason, and if that doesnt work, by that time it`s time to re stock up =]

  22. MommyPaine says:

    “I LOVE GYMBOREE I AM OBSESSED!” – me too!!! I can’t help it. In fact I’m online right now deciding what to buy before I head to the store. I usually set a spending limit before I go, always shop a sale or with a coupon and then I always resell the clothes at our local consignment sale and make most of the money back.

    My daughter knows to treat those clothes “special” (i.e. no paint or fruit punch) and she usually LOVES them too. My son not so much so he only gets their pants which last longer than Target brand.

    Also you can actually sell the Gymbucks that you earn on eBay too (well you can sell an envelope that happens to contain a free gymbucks code LOL)! That is a great way to recoup some of the expense. Funny how I would never spend $18 on a shirt for myself but for her…no problem :(

  23. Leah says:

    Early this Spring I got shorts for my little guy at Gymboree for $1.59 each after clearance and a 20% off coupon. I would much rather have Gymbo clothes for my boys and pay Walmart prices, and then be able to resell them, so I just wait for the really good clearance deals. I just got some size 7 shorts for my older son for $4.99 minus 20%, which is higher than my first deal, but I will have two boys wear them, and still about the price of a discount store.

  24. Ruscele says:

    your code did not work

  25. Gillia says:

    This coupon would not work for me!

  26. Rachel says:

    THE FILL A BAG SALE IS LONG OVER PEOPLE!!
    YOU DID NOT NEED A COUPON FOR IT, SO THIS WAS PROBABLY FROM CIRCLE OF FRIENDS

  27. DC says:

    the code did not work.

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