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Safety is the number one priority. Kids need helmets. In most states, kids are required by law to wear helmets while scooting, biking, skating, etc. What if your child doesn’t want to wear a helmet. Or you don’t wear a helmet, so why should your child? This is not a place where I tell you what to do, but get the helmet. It is a small price to pay to ensure that your child can play a little safer.
There is a lot of information as to which helmet is the best for what sport and which helmet is best for your child at what age. You read, you decide. I’ll show you how to save a little money while keeping your child safe.
Nutcase helmets are on the popular list right now. Their price tag runs high, but their size range seems to accommodate even the smallest head and their design options seem endless so you’re sure to find one you like. If you’ve decided on the Nutcase brand, dislike the price and are less concerned about the print, Target seems to sell a few at almost half the price. This one, for example, looks like steal!
If you’re looking for a Bern, Schwinn, Giro, etc., helmets, try traditional outdoor/sporting sites like REI, Backcountry, and Moosejaw. They offer the same product but have to clear out inventory every season to make room for next season’s styles. This one is almost 25% off compared to other sites.
Do you want to save more money?
Always compare shipping prices. If one item costs $30 on website A plus $5 shipping and $25 plus $12 shipping on website B, who do you buy from? Website A because your total out-of-pocket cost is less. If you buy from A, you’re paying $35. If you buy from B, you’re paying $37, which is $2 more.
Also, if where you’re buying from offers free shipping over a certain dollar amount AND free returns, take advantage of it. What does that mean? It means that if where you are making a purchase offers free shipping at $50+ and offers free returns, spend the extra money to get the free shipping and then return what you don’t need. This only saves you money if the return shipping cost is free.
Whether you choose a helmet because it’s the safest, the coolest looking, fits your budget the best or because your kid wouldn’t stop talking about it, remember this, any helmet is better than no helmet. Stay safe and happy shopping!