I’m always keeping an eye out for ways to save money now that I’m on maternity leave. I wrote a post on saving money when buying baby stuff and in this post I will be dealing directly with diapers. Since our Rainbow has come home, he has surprised and impressed us with his ability to fill copious amounts of diapers. Hubby and I stocked up on diapers when we could prior to his birth but we have already had to do a few diaper runs. Being a big boy, he outgrew the newborn size within a first few days leaving us with 2 packs we never even opened. So here are a few ways to save money on diapers and it doesn’t involve changing them less.
- Store Brands. Some people swear buy them or curse them, but store brands are generally less expensive and do go on sale periodically like brand name diapers.
- Coupons. I am a fan of these and I have a few selected sites that sends me high value coupons to my favourite brands.
- Reward Programs. Pampers and Huggies both offer rewards programs and will occasionally send you free samples in the mail.
- In Store Promotions. Right now, Shopper’s Drugmart has a promotion going on with diapers where there is a $4 off coupon attached to each diaper product. They also have a Optimum Points and V.I.B. program and for simply signing up, I received 2 full packs of diapers as well as high value optimum point coupons.
I didn’t include cloth diapers as I don’t use them and I’m not fully aware of the cost effectiveness on them. I have friends who swear by them however, so I’d welcome any input on cloth 🙂