We are thrilled to announce our new savvy savings sponsor: Wee-cycle Mart! This mom-inspired organization offers semi-annual consignment sales all around Maryland featuring more than 30,000 new and like-new kids’ clothing items, toys, games, puzzles, baby equipment, furniture, books, movies, DVDs, craft supplies and sports gear. Each three day sale runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

What are we most excited for? The deals? The steals? No… the pampering! The Saturday of each weekend sale incorporates a Mom Fest featuring vendors and services that cater to the busy mom! Mom Fests feature FREE samples, makeovers, spa services, tastings, and – – wait for it – – CHILDCARE. Yes, there is free childcare for your potty-trained child over the age of 3. A little child-free indulgence and “deal” shopping? I could get on board with that!

Not only can you save a little cash at a Wee-cycle Mart, you can make a little cash too. Consignors earn a minimum 50% commission on their items. If you volunteer for one hour, you make 55%. Have more time? Volunteer for two hours and make 60%. In addition, consignors make 2% more in commission for every friend their refer to the sale. Referred friends must consign a minimum of 20 items. Did you do the math? If you volunteer 2 hours and refer 20 friends, you make 100% commission!

Another phenomenal feature of the Wee-cycle Mart is their fundraising program. Moms groups, school groups, scouts, churches, and all other non-profit organizations can promote the Wee Cycle Sale and raise funds for their organization! Want to put in a little more effort and make even more? Have your organization consign at the sale. Just collect donations from your members, tag them with your organizational code, and make 60% of the consigning price on each item.

The Teens and Tweens racks are a fast-growing trend of the Wee-cycle Mart. These racks feature new (with tags) or like-new items from Abercrombie, Gap, Aeropostale, Banana Republic, Hollister, Limited, Express, Old Navy, etc. as well as prom gowns, and junior formal dresses. Homecoming dress shopping, anyone?

We love that the sale organizers cater to brand new or like-new families! New Moms can purchase a $5 New Mom sale pass and shop the preview sale on Thursday night. There are 100 passes available for each New Mom sale. (New Moms can bring along a guest to the sale – – a porter maybe to carry all of the goodies that Mom really shouldn’t be?)

Wee-cycle Mart has a lot of sales coming up! Here’s the fall line-up:

  • Baltimore Sale
    August 20-22, 2010
    Old Scan Store on York Road
    1830 York Road
    Timonium, MD 21093

  • Harford County/Cecil County
    September 17-19, 2010
    Perryville Outlet Center
    85 Heather Lane
    Perryville MD 21903
  • Carroll County
    October 8-10, 2010
    Carroll County AG Center
    Westminster, MD
  • Anne Arundel
    October 22-24, 2010
    Ft. Meade Pavillion
    Just inside the Llewellyn Gate off 175

Admission to each sale costs $2 or $1 with a food bank donation in-hand.Visa, Mastercard and Discover are accepted at all sales.

Be sure to stay up-to-date with Wee-cycle Mart news by joining their mailing list, subscribing to their blog and becoming a Facebook fan!

(cool) tip: Wee-cycle Mart offers online gift certificates! A great idea for a new family!