Save on Good Baby Shoes

07 March 2012

When I wrote the post on baby shoes last month and included the list of kid's shoe brands recommended by the APMA, I felt unsettled. Why? Because all those brands are quite expensive and retail for anything from 30 to 80 dollars. That is so not me. As a follow-up to that post, it's only appropriate that I share with you ways in which I saved on buying brand-name baby shoes; specifically Robeez.

I first heard about Robeez shoes from the Baby Bargains book I read while pregnant with the twins and they do have a stellar reputation as makers of children's shoes. Since then, I made it my mission to try and get a pair of Robeez shoes in each size for girls. My price target was less than 20 dollars per pair.

  1. Availability. Out of all the shoes on the APMA list, Robeez are the easiest to find and the the biggest brand. That size means that discounts are easier to come by
  2. StrideRite stores: Robeez shoes are made by StrideRite and they have stores in select locations as well as online. The stores usually have a shelf or two of clearance shoes and socks.
  3. Mailing list: You can save by joining their mailing list to be alerted when they have promotions. I know that at certain times through out the year, they have BOGO sales.
  4. Receipts: I bought some socks once in a Stride Rite store and noticed that the bottom of the receipt had an offer for me to participate in a short poll and get 5 dollars off my next purchase. Combined with in-store promotions, it was a good deal
  5. Amazon: Yes I buy shoes for myself and the twins from my favorite online store. Amazon has a very formidable selection of baby shoes. Practically all the brands on the APMA list are available on Amazon. I always check the sales and deals page for additional discounts that are applied to the price on checkout. Ever so often, some third-party sellers on Amazon will offer $20 off a purchase of $60 or more. That's an instant 33 percent off. 
  6. Department stores: End of season sales at Dillards netted me 2 beautiful pairs of Robeez at $9.99 each. That's a hard to beat deal for shoes that cost 3 times that amount at full price. I've also had good picks at Nordstrom Rack.
  7. Deal-A-Day sites like Zulily come up with major discounts on Robeez and other baby brands. They're free to sign up for
  8. Sharing oranges with dada in our cute red shoes
  9. Ebay: No savings blog post is complete without a nod to ebay. There are a lot of parents like me selling new or like new baby shoes. No fluke. I have 2 pairs of Robeez that were never worn and another 2 pairs that the girls only wore on their birthday. Check out my numbers
So maybe Robeez are not the only shoes out there, but I like them and I love the way my girls have been rocking their little red maryjanes. Dorothy's got nothing on us.

PS: This post was not sponsored by Stride Rite or Robeez. They just happen to make expensive baby shoes that I like and would love to buy at a discount.

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