• Get an Early Shopping Pass

    by MARY PECHAR | Feb 20, 2017

    No matter what day you shop at ReRuns you will save money on the things your family needs, but getting in early will save you even more!

    Register for your early shopping pass now! Shop 2 days before we open to the public, by making a $10 donation to one of our Hope Day charities. Hope Day is Wednesday, March 8th from 11am - 7pm.

    We also have a day set aside for families just getting started. If your oldest child or grandchild is under 3 years old (so 35 months to pre-born), you qualify to shop on this day: Thursday, March 9th from 11am - 7pm.

    Why not save all you can AND help so many others at the same time? Your purchases contribute to many local and worldwide charities. Register today for your early shopping pass!

  • Spring is on the way!

    by MARY PECHAR | Feb 02, 2017

    Spring will be here before we know it! Get a jump on your spring cleaning and clear out all your closets, toy rooms, basements, garages....turn your "stuff" into CASH!

    Register to Consign these items with ReRuns R Fun - Registration for Consignment is closing very soon, so sign up today. Have questions? Ask Mary@Rerunsrfun.org 

  • Peace & Joy

    by MARY PECHAR | Dec 23, 2016

    We pray that the blessing of God's Peace, Love and Joy be with each of you and your families this season.

     We thank you for being a part of our ReRuns community and feel blessed that you are a part of us!

    Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to you all!

  • Tick this off your list of things to do

    by MARY PECHAR | Dec 01, 2016

    Register today for our spring sale and tick that off your long list of things to do before Christmas!

    After you've registered, you can start gathering all the things your children don't need any more and stashing them out of the way to make room for Christmas. 

    I'm lucky enough to have a room to fill for ReRuns. However, a closet or a corner in the basement will do just fine. The first step to a successful sale is to find stuff to sell. Once you start, you'll be surprised how much you have that you don't need any more or the kids don't play with any more. Turn all of this into cash! Our average consignor makes over $400 now.

    Get registered today!

  • Make Room for Christmas

    by MARY PECHAR | Nov 15, 2016

    Who are you kidding? You know Santa's going to bring more than he should for your kids. You might as well make room now. Go through your closets, toy rooms, garages, etc. and make a pile of things your kids no longer need.

    This pile can be your ReRuns stash...items you can sell at their Spring Consignment Sale. Heck, the money you make can help pay Santa back for his overindulgence on your kids!

    It's really very simple. You just need to register and secure your consignment spot at the sale. You'll want to find a good hiding place for the things you want to sell....if the kids see them, they'll decide they can't part with most of it!

  • Heat Keeping You In?

    by MARY PECHAR | Jun 21, 2016

    Ugh - It's too hot outside! What to do, what to do? Start getting your ReRuns things together - wash & hang your clothes, scrub your shoes, gather all the pieces to the toys, puzzles & games you want to sell. Do it now and you'll be so happy you're ready to go for our Fall/Winter sale!

    Our sale will be here before you know it. Make more money by preparing your sale items ahead of time. Don't wait until the last minute and then only get half of your things in the sale.

    If you need motivation or just need to ask some questions, let us know and we'll gladly kick you in the rear and pat you on the back :)

  • Spring is finally here!

    by MARY PECHAR | Feb 26, 2016
    Time to put away all the winter wear and head to ReRuns to get everything you need for Spring! We open to the public on Friday, March 11th from 11am - 7pm...but if you want to get the really great deals, come on HOPE DAY, March 9th! You'll also find a HUGE selection of brand new toys - perfect for Easter and Birthday gifts! You don't wan to miss this sale...register today for your early shopping pass
  • Rifle Through Your Kids' Stuff

    by MARY PECHAR | Aug 22, 2015

    Quick - While the kids are away at school, go through their closets and toy rooms. There's a ton of money to made in there!

    You know they won't miss what you take. They haven't worn those clothes in awhile or played with those toys. So take them while they're not home….

    Now, register to Consign these things at the world's most amazing Kids sale, ReRuns R Fun.

    Not only will it clean up your kids rooms, it makes room in your budget for Christmas. Use the cash you earn for gifts…gifts you can also buy at Reruns at a fraction of the price you'd pay at retail stores.

    So, what're you waiting for? Sneak in your kids' rooms and steal their stuff today!

  • NEW! Drop & Go Check in

    by MARY PECHAR | Jul 28, 2015

    We now offer an easier way to check in your consignment items! If you have consigned with us before, you qualify for Drop & Go Check in.

    HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
    1. Prepare your things as usual
    2. Put 2nd Barcode on all non-clothing items before your appointment (get these from Gina@ReRunsRFun.org)
    3. At appointment time, go to South Garage Doors
    4. Hang clothing on rack (separate boy/girl)
    5. Put major category items (Infant, Toddler, Girl Toys, Boy Toys( into indicated carts
    6. Set rest of items in drop area
    7. GO!

    Any item $15 & higher that we cannot accept will go into the Flawed Area and you can pick up on Consignor Shop Day. items under $15 not accepted will be donated.

    That simple. No waiting in lines...just get in and get out! Gotta love that!

  • Consider Consignment

    by MARY PECHAR | Jul 06, 2015

    It's the heart of our summer. You've gotten your kid's new routines down…sleep later, go to the pool/lake/park, take a nap, stay up late….repeat.

    But what about the rainy days or the days it's too hot to be outside? Those are great days to go through your kids stuff and purge!!! ReRuns Children's Consignment Sale is the perfect way to make some money on the things your family no longer needs. 

    Use the rainy/too hot days to start organizing these things. Make sure you can find all the parts to each toy. Look for all the pieces that make up those adorable outfits. Clean everything up. You'll be surprised at how much you end up with ready to sell.

    Kids sales are a great place to find what you need for your family too. By Consigning your family's things, you get to shop before they open to the public. This gives you a great advantage in being able to select the best stuff and the best prices.

    So, consider consigning your kids stuff this fall. Use your summer time to get ready and maximize the money you make! It's fun. It's easy.

  • Spring Sale a Huge Success!

    by MARY PECHAR | Mar 29, 2015

    As we all recover from the hard, but satisfying, work that goes into running our sales event,  we can rest knowing that we contributed to another wonderful success.

    So many people's lives are touched by our "simple" sales event. A thousand families earn money that will contribute to their families budget…thousands of families saved money by purchasing what they need at ReRuns prices…many charities stand in a better position by the generosity of the ReRuns organization….so many volunteers feel the satisfying "ache" of their hard work and the understanding that they contributed to improving the circumstances of others in need…

    ReRuns is an amazing model of venture philanthropy. All involved in the ReRuns organization….Consignors, Volunteers, Customers, and the Charities themselves….are active partners, not just passive benefactors. Everyone lends their time, talent and tithe to ensure each sale's success. And success is measured in many dimensions. Financially, certainly, but also physically, mentally, and - of course - spiritually.

  • It's Time to De-Clutter & Clear Out

    by MARY PECHAR | Jan 01, 2015

    Did Santa and his elves bring your kids more than you have room for in your home? Have no fear, ReRuns can help! Just gather up all the items your kids don't use anymore (and the ones family gave that they don't like…come on, everyone gets those gifts!)

    Give us a call to make an appointment and we'll buy your good stuff from you. Anything you want to donate, we can give you a tax receipt for too! It's that simple.

    Call Mary @ 402-680-1199

  • Want Extra Cash before Christmas?

    by MARY PECHAR | Dec 10, 2014

    You need to clear out your kids closets and toy rooms before Christmas anyway, right? Gotta make room for what Santa brings….so why not turn your gently used children's items into a way to pay Santa's bills?

    Gather your toys, dvds, shoes, sandals, swimsuits, last year's Easter outfits, games, bikes, jungle gyms, bouncy seats…..you get the picture! Bring them ReRuns R Fun and we'll make you an offer. It's that easy….clear out and pay bills. That's good for everyone!

    Make an appointment today:

    Mary@Rerunsrfun.org or (402)680-1199

  • Start Preparing for our Spring Sale NOW!

    by MARY PECHAR | Nov 23, 2014

    Now is the perfect time to start gathering the items your family has outgrown. With Christmas on the way, you'll want to clear out the toy rooms, closets and garage to make room for the goodies Santa brings.

    Find an area in the house where you can start organizing the items you'd like to sell in the spring. The more organized you are, the easier it is to get your things in the sale. The more items you get in the sale….the more money you'll make! it's that simple.

    If you do not already get our emails, be sure to Register to receive them. Be the first to know when our next sale will be held, and the first to get registered for the sale!

    Our spring sale will be in late February, early March. Stay posted for more details.

  • Mark Your Calendar For our Fall Sale

    by MARY PECHAR | Aug 21, 2014

    Our Fall sale is Almost here! 

    This is going to be our biggest sale ever! Now is a great time to give Consigning a try. Not sure about it? Just pull together the minimum number of items (20) and go through the process so you know what to expect when you're finally ready to get rid of more things.

    Still not ready to Consign but have items you're ready to let go of? We'll buy your quality items from you! Just contact Mary@Rerunsrfun.org or 402-680-1199 to set up an appointment.

    Only want to shop the sale? There are several ways to shop early. Hope Day is a great option. Read more about Hope Day

    Is your oldest under 3 years old? Then you qualify to shop on Bumps & Sprouts Day. Read more about Bumps & Sprouts...

  • Consignment Time - Part 1 of 3

    by MARY PECHAR | Aug 07, 2014

    My Joy-Filled Life by Sarah

    It's Consignment time in my neck of the woods.

    There is a HUGE kid's consignment sale held in my area twice a year - once in the spring and once in the fall. Last fall was my first time as a consignor, and I absolutely loved it! I thought I made out pretty good for my first time - I made roughly $500 - cha-ching! There are so many benefits to being a consignor in a consignment sale versus holding a garage sale, listing on craigslist or taking your things to a consignment shop.

    Benefits of a consignment sale:

    1.  You can make more money!  You can price your items higher than garage sale prices because a consignment sale is like an “upscale” garage sale.  Plus, more of your items will sell at a consignment sale than a garage sale because you will have 1000s more buyers, and a targeted buyers pool.

    2.  You don’t have to deal with phone calls, meeting places, and no-shows with craigslist.

    3.  You drop off your things during the convenient drop-off times – you don’t even have to put out or display your things.  Just drop them off!

    read more...

  • Tips to Win Big Prizes from a Sweepstakes Addict

    by Reruns blogger | Aug 12, 2013

    I have a confession to make. Late at night when the kids and husband are in bed and I’m all alone, I enter sweepstakes online and I win amazing prizes. Just this year, I won an iPad, a $500 gift card to JCPenney’s, several free movie passes, $150 cash and my daughter won $1,000 (in a custodian account). Now, those are the big prizes. During my quest to win a grand prize, like a new car or free vacation, I’ve won many small 2nd, 3rd or even 4th place prices. The smaller prizes are fun stuff, like board games, cooler, blankets, t-shirts or Amazon gift cards.

    I know what some of you may be thinking – ‘Nicole must be the luckiest person ever.’ Honestly, I’m not that lucky, but I am persistent. If you enter enough sweepstakes and enter consistently, you will win. I guarantee it. It’s about law of averages. I only win once every 15 to 30 times I enter, so a lot of ‘sorry, you didn’t win this time’ and a few ‘congratulations, you have won.’

    Sound exciting? Do you want to win cool prizes and start sweeping? It’s very easy to do, absolutely free and can even be an income supplement. There are lots of sites with links to the various sweepstakes online that can get you started. Before you start, here are some tips about sweeping:

    1. Never enter any credit card or bank information. Sweeps will only ask for name, address, phone, age and possibly gender. They are always free to enter and no financial information is required. (Note: if you win a big prize, you will be asked for your social security number to claim the prize.)
    2. Enter consistently to win. Most sweepstakes allow you to enter daily and your best odds to win are if you enter regularly. Even if you can’t do it every day, make a habit to do it a few times a week regularly to see results.
    3. Use a form-filler to auto-fill your basic information on the sweeps form. There are several you can download free or it’s included with Google Chrome. This saves a ton of time, because you don’t have to type your personal information over and over again and can enter more sweeps in less time.
    4. Use a separate sweeps email account. If you decide to enter sweeps regularly, my recommendation is to start a new email account just for sweeps and check it regularly. You will be getting more email entering sweeps and you don’t want to miss important emails from your friends or family or have a full inbox every day. On the same note, make sure to check your sweeps email because sometimes you will receive emails that you won and may need to respond to claim the prize.
    5. Enter sweeps with prizes you want to win. If you really want to win an iPad, enter sweeps that are offering them. I enter sweeps hoping to win prizes that I can give my friends and family for gifts. Several years now, I’ve won a ridiculous amount of toys and goodies for my kids’ Christmas presents.
    6. Don’t give up. If you’re not winning immediately, don’t give up. Many of the sweepstakes don’t draw winners until the end of the promotion which may be several months from now. Keep entering regularly and you will win. You may not believe me now, but when you get your first prize, you will be hooked for good.

    Now that I’ve confessed my secret obsession, I’d love to hear if you are a sweeper. What prizes have you won?

    Author: Nicole McDonald, a stay-at-home mom to three kids, age 7, 4 and 2. She teaches coupon, meal planning, frugal fun with kids and freebies classes and blogs atwww.momsavesmoney.net. Her e-book ‘The Extraordinary Art of Couponing’ is available onAmazonBarnes & Noble and Smashwords.

  • How to Save and Earn Money with Smart Phone Apps: My Top Five Apps

    by Reruns blogger | May 09, 2013

    I recently got a Smart Phone and I’m already earning money and gifts for free with apps.  There are so many apps and sometimes it seems too good to be true to actually earn something free using these apps.  These are my top five favorite apps that I personally use.

    1. Pinpoint Rewards – This is my favorite app that is for the Omaha area only. It’s a loyalty rewards program featuring local merchants. When you join and on your birthday and anniversary, you receive special offers from these merchants. Some rewards are $5, $10 or even $20 off any purchase (freebie alert) and others are buy one get one free deals. Just to give you an idea of what to expect, when I joined, I redeemed free smoothies at The Juice Stop, two free pizzas from Fill R Up in Council Bluffs, $10 off our meal at La Mesa and several other great offers.  Plus, when you shop at the participating merchants, you receive points that will earn you free gift cards when you meet the redemption levels. It’s a great program that gives you extra incentive to shop and dine locally.

    2. Wrapp – Send free gifts to your friends and hopefully, they will reciprocate. Recently, I received $5 gift cards to Sephora and Office Depot and scored freebies at both stores. Simply show the cashier the gift card you received on your phone at checkout. It’s a fun and easy way to shop for free. There is an option to purchase higher value gift cards, but they offer a nice selection of free gift cards.

    3. Endorse – Earn cash back on select purchases at any store when you simply upload your receipt. Recently, I earned $5 back on any brand diapers and $3 back on any brand coffee. These are items I already planned to purchase, so it was nice to get a little extra.

    4. Ibotta – Earn cash back on select purchases at select stores. You must upload your receipt and scan the barcode from the product. It’s a little more involved to receive the cash back, but it’s worth it to get money back on items you purchase regularly. This week I received $1.25 cash back on shampoo that was free after coupons, meaning I actually made money shopping.

    5. Jingit – Earn money by watching short videos or checking in at select stores. This is a super easy way to earn some extra money.

    These are my top five apps to earn freebies and make money using your Smart Phone. I hope you will score some great rewards like I have. What other apps do you use and love to save you money?

    Author: Nicole McDonald, a stay-at-home mom to three kids, age 7, 4 and 2.  She teaches coupon, meal planning, frugal fun with kids and freebies classes and blogs atwww.momsavesmoney.net. Her e-book ‘The Extraordinary Art of Couponing’ is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.

  • My Struggles as a Mom to a Special Needs Child – How I Accepted the Unexplainable

    by Reruns blogger | May 09, 2013

    My youngest son was born with special needs in 2010. He had cataracts, hypospadias and failed his hearing test. He spent three days in the NICU to run tests and determine what happened to caused all his medical issues, but we never received any answers. A few months later, he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and had to wear a helmet to reshape his head. He is now 2 1/2 and is able to walk, can see with bifocals and hears with his hearing aids. He is delayed and speaks a few words, but is picking up sign language quickly. We are hopeful he will communicate with words soon. Does he have a disorder or disease that caused all this? Well, we may never know.

    In the past two years, he has had CT scans, genetic screenings, three genetics specialists, bone scans, blood work, DNA tests, specialty clinics and more tests than I care to remember. The verdict is always: ‘Mr. & Mrs. McDonald, we don’t know what caused your son’s problems’. For the first few years, I just could not accept that the doctors and all these tests could not figure out why my child had so many medical issues and delays. I wanted an answer. I wanted a diagnosis. I wanted to know what to expect. I wanted to know why.

    But, I may never know why our son was born with special needs and I’m going to have to be okay with that.  I would love to know, but the reality is, some things just can’t be explained.  We’ve exhausted all our resources to find an answer. Even three geneticists are completely stumped. They don’t know what tests to run or where to look for clues to make a diagnosis.

    I still struggle with not knowing, but it is getting easier. My son has excelled despite his disabilities and most days I don’t even notice he is delayed. He is just a fun loving, cute toddler who loves to play, laugh and dance.  His disabilities have kept me up crying many a night, but having him in my life has been a blessing. I have learned so much about patience, acceptance and persistence.  He has changed my life in so many ways and I am so grateful for him.  We may never know what caused all his issues, but it doesn’t matter anymore. He is my heart.

    Author: Nicole McDonald, a stay-at-home mom to three kids, age 7, 4 and 2.  She teaches coupon, meal planning, frugal fun with kids and freebies classes and blogs atwww.momsavesmoney.net. Her e-book ‘The Extraordinary Art of Couponing’ is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.


  • Share

    by Reruns blogger | Mar 13, 2013

    “This is my room not yours.”

    “I was born first. Not you.”

    “I’m 4. I’m the biggest; you’re the littlest.”

    “You need to share.”

    Here we go again.

    My girls are feuding. This time it’s over a toy spoon. Really, why? * Forehead slap.*

    Sure, I could drop into the conversation or separate the two so my house could go back to a peaceful state — but I’m not going to do that. That, my friend, is the easy way out.
    Share
    They need to learn how to work through their conflict.

    Children are not developmentally designed to share. Young children are naturally ego-centric. Oh, that’s Gabriella all the way. She’s 2 and in the “Mine” stage. Giving up something makes her weak. She seeks power… control… independence. She hasn’t quite developed the social skills that her older sister Alejandra posses.

    And so the power struggle begins.

    “Mine,” Gabriella shouts.

    “I had it first,” Alejandra tries to reason.

    “NOOO. MINE.”

    After a few minutes of “mines” pass, I intervene.

    “What’s going on?”

    Alejandra blurts out the situation. Gabriella lowers her head admitting submission.

    Instead of taking the spoon out of anyone’s hand, I ask them how they can resolve the situation.

    Sometimes being the parent means that we have to gently teach them over and over to recognize and value the feelings of others. Also, help children recognize the power in sharing.

    Sharing requires practice, which always includes mistakes along with the successes.

    That day we started with a positive experience. I asked for the spoon.

    “I’m happy when I have this spoon because I like to pretend it’s a microphone,” I said, and then proceeded to sing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.”

    After squawking the tune, because I’m not much of a singer, I then handed Alejandra the spoon.

    “I’m happy when I have this spoon because I like to pretend I’m baking cupcakes,” she said. She then spun the spoon around as if she was mixing batter in a bowl.

    Now it’s Gabriella’s turn.

    “Spoon. MINE!!!!”

    OK. So we haven’t gotten her impulses under control quite yet. But not all is lost.

    After banging the spoon on the hard wood floor in her bedroom for a few seconds, she handed me the spoon.

    She’ll eventually get the hang of this sharing thing. Slowly, but surely. I hope.

    Bio: Josie Loza is a mom to three young children. She blogs about parenting issues, lifestyle and and her family’s quirky adventures on www.momaha.com.

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