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Shopping FAQs

Q. Are all Items Discounted to 50% on the half off day?
A. No. Prior to the sale, consignors determine if they would like to sell their items ½ off on Saturday, and if so they write their tags in red ink. There is always a very large selection of ½ off items on Saturday from which to choose.


Q. Can I bring my stroller?
A. Strollers or children are NOT allowed at any Pre-Sale event. Strollers and children are allowed at the Friday and Saturday sale. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


Q. Can I bring my children to the Pre-Sale event?
A. Children are NOT allowed at any Presale event. Children are welcome to the Friday and Saturday event.


Q. Can children come Friday and Saturday?
A. Yes! Strollers are also allowed on Friday and Saturday.


Q. Can my children try items on?
A. We do not have dressing rooms. Sorry!


Q. What payment methods are accepted?
A. We accept cash, Visa and Mastercard. We appreciate cash payments, especially for transactions under $10. We do accept personal checks with correct identification, employment, and phone numbers. Please be advised that all sales are final.


Q. What if I change my mind on a purchase when I get home? Or I notice that there is a defect on my purchased item?
A. We are sorry but all sales are final. We do not accept any returns or exchanges so please inspect and consider your purchases carefully.


Q. What can I expect to find at the sale?
A. Kool Kids is an incredible shopping experience! We have everything you can imagine that has to do with children. From bedding to clothes to toys, we have it all! When you walk into Kool Kids at the Ruston Civic Center, you will see the girls clothing in rows and rows of racks on the left. The boys are located on racks that wrap around the back of the Civic Center and continue around the right. Bedding, blankets, and room décor are located on the stage to the left. There is so much to see!

Each seasonal sale offers a different variety of merchandise. Generally speaking, there will be kids clothing sizes preemie to boys 20 or Junior Girls, shoes and accessories, strollers, baby gear, diaper bags, bedding, nursery and children’s furniture, toys (indoor and outdoor), books, DVDs, and more!! When shopping our event you can expect to pay 40-90% less than retail on High Quality name brand and boutique merchandise.

It’s fun to look through racks and racks of high quality clothes at great prices! Don’t forget all the tables with bins full of bibs, bottles, socks, etc. along with rows and rows of shoes and toys! You have to see it to believe it!

Kool Kids allows parents to shop for great bargains of gently used items at fantastic prices. In these tough economic times, parents need a break! Kool Kids helps parents clothe their children in spectacular outfits without breaking the bank. We love a good bargain, and we love the fact that our community is helping each other out!

Q. How can I shop early?
A. Our Kool Kids Volunteers shop first. We have 8 hour volunteers, 4 hour volunteers, and 2 hour volunteers. All volunteers shop before the consignors. Sign up to volunteer. We will also offer an early shopping pass for new moms! If you are a new mom, register online for our New Moms Sale.

The following are dates and times for our Presales:

  • Wednesday, August 2, 2017
    • 8 hour Volunteer Presale: Shop 5:30pm – 8:30pm (work any 8 hour shift on Thursday, August 3 - Saturday, August 5)
  • Thursday, August 3, 2017
    • 4 hour Volunteer Presale: Shop 1:00pm – 9:00pm (work any 4 hour shift on any day Sunday, July 30 - Saturday, August 5)
    • 2 hour Volunteer Presale: Shop 2:00pm – 9:00pm (work any 2 hour shift on any day Sunday, July 30 - Saturday, August 5)
    • Consignor Presale: Shop 3:00pm – 9:00pm (Consignors SHOP!)
    • New Moms Presale: Shop 4:00pm – 9:00pm
      • First time Expecting Moms, first time adopting Moms, and first time Moms with a child under 12 months of age must register for this special presale. You may bring one guest. Cost is $2 each plus the New Moms Presale Pass to enter for the New Mom and a guest. One lifetime registration per New Mom. If you have registered before for our New Moms Presale, try to register as a Consignor this sale!
    • Premier Guests Presale: Shop 5:00pm – 9:00pm
      • Each consignor will receive 1 Premier Guest Pre-Sale Pass to give to a friend! Only one person per pass. Due to limited space, NO CHILDREN allowed at the Pre-Sale. Cost is $2 plus a Premier Guest Presale Pass to enter.
    • Guests Presale: Shop 6:30pm – 9:00pm
      • Each consignor will receive 2 Guest Presale Passes to hand to friends! Only one person per pass. Due to limited space, NO CHILDREN allowed at the Presale. Cost is $2 plus a Guest Presale Pass to enter.


Q. When is the sale open to the public?
A. Kool Kids Children’s Consignment is open to the public:

  • Friday, August 4, 2017: 8:00am – 7:00pm
  • Saturday, August 5, 2017: 8:00am – 3:00pm * ½ price Saturday on items written in red


Q. What fun shopping incentives does Kool Kids offer?
A.

  • Friday, August 4: Shop and win a chance to receive a free Rocketfast Carwash. 50 Lucky shoppers will win!
  • Saturday, August 5: Shop and take your ½ price Saturday receipt to Social Bites of Ruston and receive ½ off a cupcake on Saturday. Shop til you drop and treat yourself!


Q. How often are your sales?
A. We will have a Spring/Summer sale in February/March and our Fall/Winter sale in July/August.


Q. Do I have to pay for admission to the sale?
A.

  • Admission is free to the Friday/Saturday public sale.
  • Admission is $2 to our Guest Presales (on Thursday).


Q. Are there shopping bags to use as I shop?
A. We do not have shopping bags. Most of our serious shoppers bring a laundry basket tied with a belt to drag around as they shop. 


Q. Are there any Tips for shopping?
A.

  • Expect a crowd. Plan to spend time sorting through racks and racks of clothing and items.
  • Bring a shopping bag you can carry or a laundry basket.  We do not have shopping baskets. 
  • Shop early by volunteering or consigning.
  • We accept cash, Visa and Mastercard.
  • Items with missing tags cannot be sold.
  • Friday: Shop and win a chance to receive a free Rocketfast Carwash. 50 Lucky shoppers will win!
  • Saturday: Shop and take your ½ price Saturday receipt to Social Bites of Ruston and receive ½ off a cupcake on Saturday. Shop til you drop and treat yourself!

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