Moms' Fundraiser Review: KidStuff Book

If you've got a kid in school in the Delaware Valley, you've likely seen a KidStuff coupon book come home as a school fundraiser. MomSpeaker EJ Curran reviews the Delaware version of the ubiquitous money-spinner here (she's also giving away three DE copies through the end of the month, so click over to her Four Little Monster blog if you want to try and score one.) For PA and NJ moms, the locations may change, but the sentiment remains the same.

I'm not a huge fan of fundraiser season in schools. I groan when all four kids come home begging me to sell, sell, sell so they can win some plastic light-up thingy. Of course, I want to raise money for kids' education, but all the fundraisers that come home from school and extracurricular activities gets overwhelming. Plus, it's hard to ask friends and family to buy products like candles and wrapping paper — not that enticing and way overpriced. However, I just discovered a fundraiser product that really did impress me and that I believe parents and families will want to buy. It's the KidStuff Coupon Book, a leading fundraiser coupon savings book sold exclusively through schools.

The KidStuff mission is to raise money for education. Since 1993, KidStuff has raised over $55 million. Schools earns 50% of the profit from the coupon book sales. That's $12.50 or more for every book sold that goes right back into your child's school. The Delaware edition costs parents $25 and is good through next December 31, 2015. The savings inside spanning hundreds of vendors far exceeds the money spent on the book. The vendor selection is huge and with the holiday season sneaking up on us, families can use the KidStuff Coupon Book to save on the products they actually want to buy and of course, save money doing so.

This year's Delaware edition of KidStuff includes savings for families on shopping, activities and food at these  locations: Toys“R”Us, Babies“R”Us, Macy’s, Acme Markets, Sears, Food Lion, Payless, Pathmark, Superfresh, Children’s Place, Loft, Ulta, Bed Bath & Beyond, Dick’s Sporting Goods, H&M, Sports Authority, Party City, Aéropostale, Dorney Park, Crayola, Six Flags, Sesame Place, Franklin Institute, Academy of Natural Sciences, Adventure Aquarium, Maryland Zoo, Maryland Science Center, Port Discovery, Stratosphere Trampoline Park, Brandywine Zoo, Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Museum of Natural History, Wilmington & Western Railroad, Subway, Dairy Queen, Papa John’s, Saladworks, Domino’s, Carvel, Pizza King, Auntie Anne’s, Rita’s, Little Caesars, Cold Stone, Texas Roadhouse, Dunkin’ Donuts, Taco Bell, Hardee’s, Applebee’s, Wendy’s and hundreds more. Click here to see a full list of vendors and attractions. 

I love that there's a huge selection of coupons for local attractions. We are always out and about and this section will definitely come in handy. Some of the Delaware attractions include the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Brandywine Zoo, Centre Ice Rink at the Delaware State Fair, Christiana Skating Center, Coastal Kayak, Delaware Museum of Natural History, Delaware Theatre Company, Dover Symphony Orchestra, DuPont Theatre, First State Golf Center (Hello, Dad!), Jolly Roger Amusement Park, Lightship Overfalls, Old Pro Golf, Pond Ice Arena, Rookery Golf Club, Wilmington & Western Railroad and so much more.

The KidStuff Coupon Book fits nicely in your car or medium-sized purse. Plus, it's supereasy to navigate. It's divided into three color-coded sections: Blue for Shopping & Services, Yellow for Activities and Red for Food. Whether you want to save on admission to Adventure Aquarium or spend a day shopping at the beach outlets, KidStuff has savings coupons for you. Plus, you can grab a .99 cent latte at Dunkin Donuts on the way.

EJ Curran is a Delaware mom. This post is adapted from her blog, Four Little Monsters, at FourLittleMonsters.com.

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