What’s New in 2017 and Other Important Info
It's been another awesome year! As we say good bye to 2016, and hello to 2017, we're going to be making some adjustments to better serve you.
For the first time in 13 years, we are increasing the participation fee starting February 2017. Our new participation fee is $10 to help offset the rising costs of hosting this sale.
Walk In Change
We have changed the format of the Walk In's. In an effort to help with the check in flow, there are now two blocks of time to choose from. 10am-3:45pm and 4pm-7:30 pm.
Beginning with the 2013 Rejoice Ministries Winter Sale, there will be a $2 minimum for consigned items. Please pair items with other items if you feel something won't bring $2 on it's own. This change will increase the effectiveness of our volunteers as they process items in and out of the sale. (Example: Handling one paired $2 item instead of two single $1 items.)
No Bags, Diaper Bags, Backpacks or Purses
We are working with Metro police on keeping our event safe for all visitors. Based upon their recommendations, we will no longer be allowing bags or packs of any size into the sale. Please do not be offended if you are asked to leave your diaper bags, packs and large purses in the car. Empty bags and totes are always welcome.
We will not be accepting any items hanging on plastic hangers. We do NOT accept any plastic hangers and items will be turned away at check in if they are not on wire hangers. I'm not trying to be difficult, my volunteers are just tired of picking merchandise up off the floor from broken hangers.
In an effort to get you through the check out quicker, our tagging format is now exclusively VERTICAL 3x5 WHITE index cards. We will not be accepting any horizontal tags or tags that are larger or smaller than a 3x5 WHITE ONLY index card. Over-zealous tape use, and incorrect pinning are hampering our efficiency during check out so please review the tagging pages to find out the correct way to tag for this sale. Tape and safety pins should be placed on the very top of the tag, so that the tag (and all of it's pertinent information) may be removed with one clip of the scissors.
Be advised: Golden Safety Pin Awards are actually being awarded.
We will continue to be vigilant with items on the recall list. Please be sure to check the Safety First page of our website to find recall links. We will continue to update our recall notebooks at the sale, however, it isn't worth borrowing somebody's truck to bring an item that we will reject if it's found on the recall list. Because it is illegal to sell recalled merchandise, we will follow CPSC protocall in reporting consignors who sell recalled merchandise and will ban them from the sale. A child's life is not worth selling a recalled item.
In an effort to protect you, we began requiring thumbprint ID's on all checks in 2009. Due to the overwhelmingly positive response, we will continue to require thumbprints on all checks. Should someone use your checks without your permission at our sale, you will have the necessary identifying information that will assist local law enforcement.