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INSTAGRAM FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL WINNER ANNOUNCED 2016

Thank you to everyone who entered our First Day of School Instagram Contest! There were so many fantastic pictures. You still have a chances to win, our Halloween contest is live, check out the details here
$100 GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Congratulations to @malkomes1 and her daughter, Gabi!
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 Now to our additional favorites–get ready for some adorable honorable mentions.
Oh no! Turn that frown upside down: @roy_malejandra
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This future astronaut’s pics are out of this world: @lynn.m.wilson81
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Savannah is hungry to learn: @ernietiff2005
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We are diggin’ this kid’s look and hairdo: @robynwestbrook
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Nothing is as contagious as this sweet smile: @charm.bella.boss
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This cut out is such a cute idea, love the picture: @ajedamski
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HALLOWEEN COSTUMES GALORE!

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 Kid to Kid stores across the nation have unleashed their costume collections! Whether you’re looking for a D.I.Y costume and need a few accessories, or going all out on an original character, Kid to Kid has so many costumes to choose from!

BOY’S COSTUME: D.I.Y. IDEAS

GIRL’S COSTUME: D.I.Y. IDEAS

BABY COSTUME IDEAS

KID COSTUME IDEAS

KID TO KID: HOW IT WORKS

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KID TO KID MENTIONED FOR GOOD DEED

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Kid to Kid with Uptown Cheapskate have received a mention in the Idaho Statesman for doing good deeds.

The franchise stores earned the notice for their work with buildOn, a nonprofit that works with under-served communities around the world. Together, stores across the nation raised  money to build schools in impoverished countries. The daily newspaper mentioned the Boise Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate stores specifically, which  are owned by Boise resident Bill Long. His Boise stores contributed $6,860 to the cause.

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Costume Contest 2016

The photo with the most Likes gets the Grand Prize!

Additional Winners: $25 Gift Cards
We’ll be rewarding our favorites. Be creative, fun, clever, sweet, etc, to win!

Enter by November 2nd, 2016

Upload a photo of your child in costume on Instagram and use the tags #kidtokidcostume and #kidtokid and/or post your child’s photo in the comments of our pinned Costume Contest Facebook Post to win.

Grab your cute kiddos, your camera, and get ready for Kid to Kid’s Costume Contest 2016! We’ll be picking a $250 winner and a $100 winner from Facebook and Instagram. We’ll also be awarding $25 Kid to Kid gift cards to cute, clever, awesome, and spectacular costume photos! Get your costume at Kid to Kid this year and sell last year’s costume for cash or 20% more in store credit!

Facebook Contest:

1. Like the Kid to Kid national Facebook page and post a picture of your child’s costume in the comments section of our 2016 Costume Contest Facebook post. Click here to post.

2. Tell everyone you know to Like your photo in the comments! Friends, family, acquaintances, co-workers, neighbors—you name it!

3. Receive the most Likes by  Nov. 3rd, 12:00 am MST on your image and win our Grand Prize!

Facebook Grand Prize: $250 Gift Card to Kid to Kid

Instagram Contest:

1. Follow @kidtokid. Post your child’s costume photo on your Instagram and use the hashtags #KidtoKid and #KidtoKidCostumeContest to identify your image. You must post by Nov. 3rd, 12:00 am MST.

2.  On Monday November 7th, we will pick our top finalists and post our favorite images on our Kid to Kid Instagram account @kidtokid 

3. The finalist who has the most likes on their post on the Kid to Kid Instagram by Tuesday, Nov. 8th at 5:00 pm MST  wins the Grand Prize.

Instagram Grand Prize: $100 Gift Card to Kid to Kid

FACEBOOK GRAND PRIZE WINNER: $250 Gift Card, Carrigan Herrera: Cinderella

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Contest ends on November 3rd

INSTAGRAM GRAND PRIZE WINNER: $100 Gift Card, Cailey: Tossed Salad

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Contest ends on November 8th

Additional Winners: $25 Gift Cards
We’ll be rewarding our favorites. Be creative, fun, clever, sweet, etc!

 

Week One Winner: Grease’s Danny and Sandy

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Week Two Winner: S’mores Family

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Week Three Winner: Little Tiger

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Runner Ups

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RULES and TERMS:

  • This Promotion is in no way sponsored or administered by Instagram. You are providing your information to Kid to Kid and not to Instagram.
  •  Photo must be an original photo.
  •  Participants must be located in the United States and at least 18 years of age (or legal majority in your state) to participate and submit a photo in this promotion.
  • Prizes left unclaimed for 30 days will be returned to company. Prizes can be given as a gift.
  • Kid to Kid will determine giveaway recipients in its sole and absolute discretion and reserves the right to modify and change promotion without notice.
  •  As a participant in the promotion you will be required to privately (through direct message, email, or other secure, private means) provide your name, address, age and other personal information necessary to receive the prize, if you are selected as a prize recipient.
  • Each winner of a prize in a Promotion is solely responsible for any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes on any prize), regardless of whether the prize, in whole or in part, is used.
  • By participating in the Promotion, you agree to (i) be bound by the Official Instagram Giveaway Rules, including all entry requirements provided at the time the Promotion is announced and/or promoted, and (ii) waive any and all claims against Kid to Kid and its respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliates for any injury, damage or loss of any kind that may occur, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Promotion.
  • Each contest Participant understands to, consents to, and forfeits the right of their contest images to Kid to Kid. 
  • Each winning Participant, by acceptance of prize, grants to Kid to Kid and each of its respective designees the right to publicize his/her name, address (city and state of residence), photograph provided in connection with the Promotion, voice, statements and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, promotional and/or trade and/or any other purpose (“Winner Information”) in any media or format now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without limitation and without further compensation, consideration, permission or notification, unless prohibited by law. The releases hereunder are intended to apply to all claims not known or suspected to exist with the intent of waiving the effect of laws requiring the intent to release future unknown claims.
  • Participates must claim the prize within 30 days from their nearest Kid to Kid Store.
  • Entries suspicious of fraud, paid likes, like for like, and fake accounts will be disqualified.
  • Participants may not take actions that are negligent, injurious or reckless in pursuit of any prize offered in connection with a Promotion. Participants who do not follow this rule or who otherwise participate in a Promotion in an unsportsmanlike manner will be disqualified from the Promotion. Participants are solely responsible for any injuries or other damages that are caused from their behavior. Participants agree to indemnify, release, discharge and hold harmless the Released Parties (defined below) from and against any and all claims, liability, losses, damages or injuries of any kind with respect thereto.
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KID TO KID STORE GRAND OPENING PARTY IN TONAWANDA, NEW YORK

NORTHERN BUFFALO RECEIVES NEW CHILDRENS’ SPECIALTY STORE.

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BUFFALO, NY — (August 18, 2016) — New York residents Michelle and Chris Talley are eager to open the doors of their new Kid to Kid store to the community of Tonawanda on Thursday, August 25th at 4:00 p.m. Everyone is invited for treats, activities, great deals, and fun.

“Kid to Kid is a great shopping alternative from big box stores,” said Chris Talley, long time New York resident and store owner. “We sell both new and gently used name brands up to 70 percent off retail prices. People are able to buy items that they may normally not be able to afford otherwise.”

Leading up to the event, Kid to Kid Tonawanda will be doing a “five days of prizes” event on their Facebook page starting August 20th. Starting August 25th, Kid to Kid, located at 1060 Niagara Falls Blvd in Tonawanda, will have a grand opening celebration for three days, featuring free ice cream, face painting, balloon artists, music, and a special minion character appearance. Customers can view the full agenda on their Facebook event page.

The store has been stocking up, buying gently-used clothing, footwear, toys, baby equipment, and maternity products from the local community. At the grand opening, the store’s selection will be revealed and customers will be able to shop the new and like-new recycled name brand clothing and accessories at a great price. After the grand opening, Kid to Kid Tonawanda will continue to pay community members for gently-used apparel, toys, baby equipment, and maternity products in cash or offer 20 percent more in store credit.

With a desire to help the local community, Kid to Kid Tonawanda donates items to local charities: Clothe Me Co-op, Ken-Ton Closet and Seneca Street Methodist Church. These charities help woman and children in need, refugees locating to Buffalo, and survivors of domestic violence.

 

For more information about the new Kid to Kid Tonawanda store and the upcoming grand opening event, visit Kid to Kid Tonawanda on Facebook or visit the store website. For Kid to Kid franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

 

About Kid to Kid
Kid to Kid is an international franchise that buys and sells gently used children’s goods and maternity wear in an upscale environment. With over 100 locations throughout the U.S. and Portugal, each Kid to Kid store provides a convenient place where families are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. Kid to Kid is a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising located in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information about Kid to Kid, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.kidtokid.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

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KID TO KID STORE GRAND OPENING PARTY IN ATASCOCITA, TEXAS

                                                            LOCAL COUPLE BRINGS NEW CHILDREN’S SPECIALTY STORE TO THEIR HOMETOWN

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HUMBLE, TX— (August 11, 2016) — Texas residents Shawna and Bret Duplantis are excited to open the doors of their Kid to Kid store to the community of Atascocita on Thursday, August 18th at 4:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to join the celebration by stopping by, checking out the store, and entering to win great giveaways.

“I am so happy to provide such a needed store within our community,” said Shawna Duplantis, long time Atascocita resident and store owner. “It is so great seeing moms coming together passing along great deals to one another. From baby showers to birthday gifts, we’re pleased to offer a large variety of new and gently used items for our customers.”

Leading up to the event, Kid to Kid Atascocita will be doing a “five days of prizes” event on their Facebook page starting August 13th. On August 18th, Kid to Kid, located at 6932 FM 1960 East in Atascocita will give the first 15 customers in line VIP swag bags. The grand opening will have a red carpet featuring Minnie Mouse, Dory, and Pokemon characters.

The store has been stocking up, buying gently-used clothing from the local community. At the grand opening, the store’s selection will be revealed and customers will be able to shop the new and like-new recycled name brand clothing and accessories at a great price. Kid to Kid stores offer a variety of name brand children’s clothing, toys, maternity, and accessories up to 90 percent off the price of original retail price. After grand opening day, Kid to Kid Atascocita will continue to pay community members for gently-used apparel and items in cash or offer 20 percent more in store credit.

For more information about the new Kid to Kid Atascocita store and the upcoming grand opening event, visit Kid to Kid Atascocita on Facebook or visit the store website. For Kid to Kid franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

About Kid to Kid
Kid to Kid is an international franchise that buys and sells gently used children’s goods and maternity wear in an upscale environment. With over 100 locations throughout the U.S. and Portugal, each Kid to Kid store provides a convenient place where families are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. Kid to Kid is a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising located in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information about Kid to Kid, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.kidtokid.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

 

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LOCAL ENTREPRENEUR TURNS AROUND STRUGGLING KID TO KID STORE TO WIN STORE OF THE MONTH

153 LAKE WORTH, TX—July 13, 2016— The Kid to Kid franchise system awarded the June 2016 Store of the Month designation to Kid to Kid in Lake Worth, owned by local entrepreneur Misti McCay. Through this award, the Kid to Kid franchise recognizes outstanding achievement exhibited by one of its more than 100 children’s resale locations across the United States, Canada, and Portugal. Kid to Kid Lake Worth saw a sales increase of 61 percent in June, the culmination of 10 straight months of significant increases since Misti took over ownership of the store last August.

When asked the secret to her success, Misti didn’t hesitate, “customer service.” The friendly staff, led by manager Lindsey has created a whole new atmosphere. Because of improvements to their operational systems (proven to work in Misti’s original Fort Worth Kid to Kid location) they are seeing much higher return rates for customers that both shop and sell to the store.

But it wasn’t just one thing that made the difference. “We changed everything!” Misti said. “From music, to larger racks and store layout, and even scents, we totally transformed the store. Customers tell us every day how much better the shopping experience is now,” said Misti. She attributed many of the successful changes to the support of BaseCamp Franchising, Kid to Kid’s parent company.

Misti purchased her first Kid to Kid location in 2001 in Fort Worth, and after years of steady growth, she jumped at the opportunity to purchase the struggling Lake Worth store when it became available last summer. “I saw a need in the area and knew the Lake Worth store had potential,” she said. “It just needed the right people and systems, and I knew I could provide that to make a difference.” She did just that. With the help of her impressive team, the store is turning a profit in less than a year. “My staff is so wonderful – we’re like a family, and working with them is the best part about running this business,” she said.

“Misti has worked hard to turn around the negative perception of the Lake Worth store,” said Kid to Kid founder, Shauna Sloan. “We are really amazed at the positive changes she’s implemented and share our happiness with her success.”

As a mom of twins, Misti knows first-hand the value a store like Kid to Kid can bring to a community. She purchased her first Kid to Kid after frequently shopping and selling there for her then toddlers. “I just love the buy and sell concept,” she said. Now 14 years later, she’s running two thriving stores that serve thousands of families in her community.

For more information about Kid to Kid Lake Worth, visit their website at kidtokid.com/LakeWorth, or find them on Facebook. For franchising information, visit kidtokid.com/franchising.

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First day of school Instagram Sweepstakes!

 

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Show us your kid’s first day of school! Post a picture of them on Instagram with the hashtag #kidtokidfirstday, and follow the account @kidtokid and you’ll be entered to win a $100 gift card! Contest ends September 15th. Your profile must be public to be entered so we can see your submission. One winner will be randomly selected.

Enter by September 15th, 2016

Upload a photo of your kid on their first day of school on Instagram.
Use #kidtokidfirstday and follow @kidtokid to be entered.
Make sure your profile is public.

RULES and TERMS:

  • This Promotion is in no way sponsored or administered by Instagram. You are providing your information to Kid to Kid and not to Instagram.
  •  Photo must be an original photo.
  •  Participants must be located in the United States and at least 18 years of age (or legal majority in your state) to participate and submit a photo in this promotion.
  • Prizes left unclaimed for 30 days will be returned to company. Prizes can be given as a gift.
  • Kid to Kid will determine giveaway recipients in its sole and absolute discretion and reserves the right to modify and change promotion without notice.
  •  As a participant in the promotion you will be required to privately (through direct message, email, or other secure, private means) provide your name, address, age and other personal information necessary to receive the prize, if you are selected as a prize recipient.
  • Each winner of a prize in a Promotion is solely responsible for any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes on any prize), regardless of whether the prize, in whole or in part, is used.
  • By participating in the Promotion, you agree to (i) be bound by the Official Instagram Giveaway Rules, including all entry requirements provided at the time the Promotion is announced and/or promoted, and (ii) waive any and all claims against Kid to Kid and its respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliates for any injury, damage or loss of any kind that may occur, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Promotion.
  • Each winning Participant, by acceptance of prize, grants to Kid to Kid and each of its respective designees the right to publicize his/her name, address (city and state of residence), photograph provided in connection with the Promotion, voice, statements and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, promotional and/or trade and/or any other purpose (“Winner Information”) in any media or format now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without limitation and without further compensation, consideration, permission or notification, unless prohibited by law. The releases hereunder are intended to apply to all claims not known or suspected to exist with the intent of waiving the effect of laws requiring the intent to release future unknown claims.
  • Participants may not take actions that are negligent, injurious or reckless in pursuit of any prize offered in connection with a Promotion. Participants who do not follow this rule or who otherwise participate in a Promotion in an unsportsmanlike manner will be disqualified from the Promotion. Participants are solely responsible for any injuries or other damages that are caused from their behavior. Participants agree to indemnify, release, discharge and hold harmless the Released Parties (defined below) from and against any and all claims, liability, losses, damages or injuries of any kind with respect thereto.
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TENACITY WINS KID TO KID ROCHESTER STORE OF THE MONTH

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ROCHESTER, NY—June 23, 2016— Kid to Kid in Rochester, owned by local entrepreneur Lena Golubkov, was awarded Store of the Month for May 2016. Through this award, the Kid to Kid franchise recognizes outstanding achievement exhibited by one of its more than 100 children’s resale locations across the United States, Canada, and Portugal. Kid to Kid Rochester saw a sales increase of 13 percent in May, as well as 17 percent more customers.

When asked the secret to her success, Lena didn’t hesitate. “I just follow the franchise system,” she said. Each month she diligently reads the priorities recommended by BaseCamp Franchising, Kid to Kid’s parent company, and does her best to follow them. “It really works. My store isn’t perfect, but with BaseCamp’s help, I’m always improving.”

Having immigrated from Ukraine 26 years ago with $180 in her pocket and a desire for a better life, Lena’s is a true “American Dream” story. She worked any job she could find, from landscaping to cleaning, and eventually saved enough money to open a spa/salon. Eventually, the Kid to Kid franchise caught her eye. “I loved the concept, and after meeting Kid to Kid founders Brent and Shauna Sloan, I was really impressed with their intelligence and how they built the businesses. I knew I wanted to own a Kid to Kid.”

When she purchased her Rochester Kid to Kid location in 2011, she had developed the skills needed to provide outstanding customer service and a great product selection. “Lena is an outstanding example of tenacity in entrepreneurship, having overcome many personal challenges to create a better life through store ownership,” said Shauna Sloan.

“Owning a Kid to Kid is hard work, but I love it,” Lena said. The store saw huge gains in May by placing an added emphasis on organization and inventory. With an improved product selection, customers were able to find exactly what they wanted, resulting in higher sales for the store.

As much as Lena loves the business aspect of running her store, her favorite part of owning a Kid to Kid is the children. “I just love being able to watch them grow. It feels so rewarding to provide this amazing service to families so they can afford nice things and improve their lives,” she said.

For more information about Kid to Kid Rochester, visit their website at kidtokid.com/Rochester, or find them on Facebook. For franchising information, visit kidtokid.com/franchising.

About Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate

For over 23 years, BaseCamp Franchising has been a leader in the resale franchise industry. Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate, both registered trademarks of BaseCamp Franchising, buy and sell gently-used yet fashionable clothes, shoes, gear and accessories. With 45 Uptown Cheapskate stores and 110 Kid to Kid franchise stores throughout the U.S., Portugal, and Canada, Basecamp Franchising provides convenient locations where customers are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. BaseCamp Franchising is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information about BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071. You may also visit www.basecampfranchising.com.

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COLORADO ENTREPRENEURS TAKE HOME 2015 KID TO KID STORE OF THE YEAR HONORS

Winner of Store of the Year: Kid to Kid Arvada

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ARVADA, CO—June 3, 2016—Todd and Miriam Frick (Colorado) are the typical ‘atypical’ entrepreneurial couple with four kids, a couple of pets, one Uptown Cheapskate resale store location, and two Kid to Kid stores in Arvada and Aurora.   This year, they’ll also be known as the winners of the Kid to Kid Store of the Year Award for 2015.

“Kid to Kid’s Store of the Year is the most prestigious award in our company,” said Kid to Kid franchise founder Shauna Sloan.  “Each year, more than 100 stores compete for this title, which encompasses not just strong financial performance, but commitment to the Kid to Kid mission of being the best of kid’s resale. The Arvada location is our best example of what a Kid to Kid store should be – an amazing experience for customers, for employees, and for our owners.”

The Fricks have excelled at building an amazing store experience from the time they purchased their first Kid to Kid store location in Aurora in 2008.  Together, the duo built the Aurora Kid to Kid to recycle more than 140,000 gently used kid’s items annually – paying families cash for quality clothing, toys, and equipment, and offering those items to families at a discount.  Todd attributes much of their success to his and Miriam’s work ethic.  “Sticking to the franchise model and working hard is what got us here.  The franchise has a great model and once we learned what to do we adapted it to fit our store, systems and customers.  We focused on the big picture; keeping the store full of great product, back stocking inventory for when we needed it and providing a great customer experience all year long. “

After succeeding in Aurora, the Fricks extended their reach to open their second Kid to Kid in Arvada in August 2012.  This time, they built a bigger store to better serve the Arvada community.  According to Yelp, customers love the play area, the great exchange values, and the availability of baby equipment at a discount.  Miriam Frick attributes the great reviews to her manager and store team. She said, “I think the atmosphere in our store is full of happiness and positive energy.  Our staff love their jobs and pass that excitement on to customers whether intentional or not. I also think we have an exceptional variety in our selection.  People find what they are looking for and what they didn’t know they were looking for.”

As they look forward to what’s next, the couple isn’t ready to stop anytime soon.  Todd and Miriam are now working with their store managers to help them become owners of their own Kid to Kid stores.  “No, it doesn’t threaten me,” said Todd.  “Store ownership has been a wonderful thing for us, and I’m excited at the prospect of growing Kid to Kid in Colorado and for the opportunity it gives my managers to live their dreams.”

Miriam agrees.  “We don’t know how we’ll grow next,” said Miriam.  “But we do know that we’ll continue providing the same level of service to our customers as we expand.  We couldn’t have done this without all the people who buy from us and sell to us.  They’re amazing.”

“I just love what Kid to Kid allows us to do each day,” said Todd Frick.  “We provide a refreshing difference from the usual thrift/consign or resale experience. I’m able to help parents equip their kids for less money, and pay money directly to parents for their outgrown items.  Kid to Kid makes a meaningful difference to our customers as they participate in helping us give back on a daily basis.  Every parent, whether they’re rich or struggling, can be a part of Kid to Kid.”

2015 Kid to Kid Store of the Year runners-up were Rockville, Maryland and Summerlin, Nevada.

For more information about Kid to Kid Arvada, visit their website at kidtokid.com/arvada, or find them on Facebook. For franchising information, visit kidtokid.com/franchising.

About Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate

For over 23 years, BaseCamp Franchising has been a leader in the resale franchise industry. Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate, both registered trademarks of BaseCamp Franchising, buy and sell gently-used yet fashionable clothes, shoes, gear and accessories. With 50 Uptown Cheapskate stores and 110 Kid to Kid franchise stores throughout the U.S., Portugal, and Canada, BaseCamp Franchising provides convenient locations where customers are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. BaseCamp Franchising is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information about BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071. You may also visit www.basecampfranchising.com.

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