are meant for birthday or holiday gifts, parents want the best
for their kids.
safety concerns have really hit home as consumers now think
twice about what they're buying at local toys or the larger department
has spawned a new look at eco-friendly
or "green" toys as a safer more practical alternative.
The larger brand name toys have suffered as a result, but have
now (and forever more) hopefully learned their lesson.
news? Buying toys online means you can leave the kids home, avoid
all those long lines, and even surf around for mom-approved toy
reviews of the most popular toys before you buy.
As always, it pays to browse around at online comparison shopping sites to find the best prices and to cash in on discount codes and coupons for additional savings.
Toy sales and deals on clearance
For birthdays and special occasions (like a good report card), it also pays to check out online clearances from Amazon, Walmart, and Toys R Us for great deals at any time of year.
Of course, the best time to buy toys is around the holidays and during annual Black Friday sales. Throughout the year, also look for cheap toys on sale during August when retailers are looking to clear the shelves for the holiday rush. That goes double for outdoor summer toys and swing sets during end of summer Labor Day sales, with savings of up to 70% at Toys R Us and in major department stores like Walmart, Kmart, and Target.
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More tips on buying toys online around the Web:
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check out some of the best places online that make toy shopping
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elsewhere around the Web, also discover helpful guides to age
appropriate toys that are safe, fun, challenging and educational
10 Ways to Save Money on Toys - Good ideas with tips on participating in toy swaps and exchanges, rummage sales, freecycle clubs, after Christmas sales, and more advice for saving money on toys.
Baby Toy Buying Guide - Parents.com - Check out expert tips for choosing age appropriate toys and games along with advice on reading labels and safety concerns.