Bargain Bonanza Guidelines

Information Sheet

Olmsted Early Childhood PTA

Children’s Bargain Bonanza

March 9, 2019

Information Sheet

When:  Friday, March 8, 2019    Drop off times to be assigned 2 weeks prior to sale


Saturday, March 9, 2019              Sale Day                    

Early Bird Sale:             8:00 am to 9:00 am

General Public Sale:     9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Seller Pick-up:               12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Bag Sale:                      1:30 pm to 2:30 pm


Where:             Olmsted Falls Middle School

27045 Bagley Road, Olmsted Township, Ohio 44138


Who:                Anyone may become a seller.  You do not need to be an OECPTA

member to sell.


What:               Gently used items in good to excellent condition.  Examples

include:  children’s clothing/size newborn to size 16, books,

toys, games, maternity clothes, accessories or any other child

related items.  OECPTA reserves the right to withhold items for sale that are torn, soiled, improperly tagged, or not appropriate for children.





It is the responsibility of the SELLER to insure no toy being sold is currently on any recall list.  To check the recall list go to:

Cost:                OECPTA members:  $20.00 registration fee plus

(cost includes 100 tags)

Non-OECPTA members:  $25.00 registration fee

(cost includes 100 tags)

Postage Cost for Tags:  To be withheld from your proceeds

Plus 10% (OECPTA members who volunteer on Saturday), 14% (OECPTA members) or 17% (non-members) of profits

How:    Upon registration you will receive colored tags and a personal code. Please write this code on each tag as this is how we track the sales. Price your items on both sides of the tags provided by the OECPTA.   The first 100 tags will be given to you with your registration cost.  An additional 100 tags can be purchased for an additional fee (see registration form.)

USE OECPTA PROVIDED TAGS ONLY.  You will not receive credit for

tags that are photocopied or homemade.


Attach tags using SAFETY PINS ONLY for clothing items and CLEAR MAILING TAPE on non-clothing items.  Place pins or tape to the left of the perforation on the tag.   Please attach tags VERY securely as they can easily come off!  Any items found without tags will be sold at the discretion of the OECPTA with all proceeds belonging to the OECPTA.





Each bag or box must include only one size and gender.  Do not size as “small, medium,or large”.


Bring all items to the front doors of the Middle School on Friday at your assigned time slot. OECPTA volunteers will unload your items.  Please allow for a 5-15 minute wait.  Please stay in your car as the line moves quickly.


OECPTA will set up and sell your items.  You can pick up your unsold

items on Saturday between 12:30pm and 1:30 pm.  Any items left at 1:30

pm will be included in the bag sale and/or donated to charity.  NO

EXCEPTIONS!  If you plan to pick up your unsold items you must check

in and out with the member with the clipboard at the front door.


Helpful Hints:

  • Combine small items and price them as one.  For example, place several smaller books or t-shirts together in a ziplock bag and price them as one unit.  Seal the bag with tape so that items are not lost.
  • Safety pin sets together and mark the tag with the number of items
  • Newborn, 0-3M and 3-6M clothing historically don’t sell well.  While we still accept these sizes, please be aware.


Early Bird:        The early bird sale will be open to the public at 8:00 am for $5.00.

All sellers will receive 1 ticket for free admission to the early bird sale with their registration.


You MUST have your ticket with you to receive free admission to the sale on Saturday.


Bag Sale:         Any items that remain unsold at 1:30 pm will be included in the bag sale.   Shoppers will buy bags at the cost of $3.00 per bag.  Large items will be sold at half price.  Only OECPTA supplied bags will be allowed.


Payment:          Sellers will receive a check for 90% (OECPTA members who volunteer for 2 hours on Saturday) 86% (OECPTA members) or 83% (non-members) of their total sales as soon as feasible after the Bargain Bonanza sale. Keep in mind we have to compile the tags for all sellers and then verify the totals before checks can be cut.  If you do not receive a check by mid-April, it is the seller’s responsibility to contact Alicia Graham.


The deadline for registration is Monday, March 4, 2019


For questions regarding registration contact Beth Polansky at



*****For your convenience, we are offering online registration for sellers.  You can also submit your payment online.  To complete your registration online, go to: *****