One year of saving (a lot of) money.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I have to let you in on something a little crazy: I haven't spent money on clothes or shoes for myself since March. Or for Liam - besides buying some pajamas and socks.

And it's all because of ThredUP. When I first heard about ThredUP, I made a purchase of about 8 or 10 items to see if I was happy with the quality and the service before I recommended it to anyone. Once I received the clothes, they were in flawless condition, fit well, and were brands that I wouldn't be able to afford outside of purchasing them consignment. Winning all the way around.
Liam's shirt: DKNY, $9.99
When I posted about it for the first time in March along with my referral link, several of you signed up and I got $10 toward clothes each time you did (thank you!) and you also got $10 toward your first purchase. In ThredUP dollars, $10 can go a long way. So what started out as just a site I loved became a huge blessing for our budget. Because even as I needed to purchase some maternity clothing and bigger sizes as Liam grew, I found it all on ThredUP and have been able to use referral credits alone since March. Crazy?!
Liam's shirt: Old Navy, $4.99
My dress: Daniel Rainn Silk Dress, new with tags $57

My jacket: BCBGMAXAZRIA, $40 
My shirt: Banana Republic, $7.99
Liam's shoes: Ralex sneakers, $7.99
My jeans: Gap Maternity jeans, $14.49
This isn't a sponsored post - ThredUP only knows me as a happy, satisfied customer - but I do get a $10 credit if you make a first time purchase through my referral link, and you'll also get $10 toward your purchase. I just can't say enough about it, and I plan on buying from them for a long time. And even if you don't have a blog yourself, once you've made a purchase and have a referral link, you can send it to friends and family via email or post what you purchased on Facebook and then you'll also get $10 for every person who makes a purchase. Try it!

7 comments:

  1. Just bought my first piece with the $10 credit from you! (thanks!) - would love to know: have you sold any clothing on there and how was that experience? Thanks!

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    1. Yay! Yes... I've sent in 2 or 3 bags of clothes and had a pretty good experience. I think brand names are really important, so those were taken, but loved making money on clothes I would've given away anyway. I just saw they're starting to take baby clothes so I'm excited about that!

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  2. Girl I am all about thredup. And now with the mobile app, they shoot you a -10% or -20% off your total every now and then. I've been using them about a year now, and I almost exclusively buy my and the kids' clothes from there. Ever since Goodwill raised their prices, I dropped them and focused on deals I can shop for in my pjs :) And, even though Eva is getting a little pickier in her taste in clothing, I just put 5-6 appropriately-sized items in my cart and let her choose 3 from those. So easy!

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    1. Oh man... I'm with you when it comes to shopping in my PJs (as opposed to dragging children to a store). I'm so glad you've had a good experience too!

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  3. Do you know if they ship to Canada?

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    1. I'm scouring their website and don't see that option, but I'm not quite sure either way!

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  4. Did you notice that they have a special promotion where they're offering $20 gift certificates for new members instead of the usual $10? (Btw, thank you for sharing ThredUP. You were the one who got me started a couple of months ago, and it has been a VERY good experience.)

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