Do you have a daughter who is insisting that she will simply die if she doesn’t get an American Girl doll this Christmas? Are you a nicer mother than I am? (My response: “Well, it’s been nice knowing you, then.”) Have your eye on a certain book or accessory at the AG store?
It may be time to shop.
Use coupon code AF2508 through October 23, 2006, for free shipping on any order at Americal Girl. The sale section is looking a bit sparse, but there are some deals to be had. And if you’re nice enough to actually order a doll, your shipping savings will work out to about 10%.
Target carries a doll that looks identical to the AG doll. I think it’s called My Generation or Our Generation, and they are $30 (at least here, they are). They have all the clothes and accessories for them, too.
Yes, but she wants a REAL American Girl doll. Nevermind the 2 knock-offs she already has, or the MyTwinn doll I sold my left arm for….
American Girl dolls are priceless — if you can afford them in the first place. My daughter (now going on 20) bought a Bitty Baby doll with all the trappings. We agreed to split the cost when she was in 2nd grade. She had an amazing lemonade stand and really did earn it. She still has the doll — and the original kit. This one will be handed down to the grandkids.
Mir- gotcha’ 😉
I agree, the American Girl dolls are wonderful. I found two dolls used (can you believe it?) One at a garage sale for $20 and one ratty one at Salvation Army for $12. The Salvation Army one went back for a new head (weird huh?) It came back looking new. It was a Christmas gift.
We sewed outfits for Felicity together and at 13, still has it in her room. It will definatel be a toy we pass down to the grandkids.
Don’t losehope. You can find them used if you have a child who really, really wants one.
Jacquelyn Mitchard writes a lovely article about her daughter and her AG doll in the new magazine Wonder Time. It would encourage me to get my daughter one – if’n I had a daughter. 😉