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Frugal Friday – Save Money on Diapers

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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 🙂

Who likes free stuff?!

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It was has been widely argued that from birth to 18, children cost approximately $250 000 and that doesn’t even include tuition!  That is a lot of change!  So whenever you can get deal, you got to take them.  I have compiled a list of sites where you can sign up from free stuff coupons and samples!

  1. Free Parent Stuff Free Parent Stuff is an online newsletter that searches the web for the latest samples and sends them to you once or twice a week.  Occassionally you will receive an email if there is a special discount that is going on.  It is easy to sign up.  I have received free Olay products, diapers, wipes, formula, recipes, Pull Ups and other mommy and kid stuff.
  2. Pampers Pampers allows you to join Pamper’s Village and you will receive free samples, coupons (and no mere $0.50 off, more like $2 – $4.00 off) and other promotions.  I am a Pamper’s fan and that was what my daughter used for a majority of the time.  I have to say that the amount of Pamper’s sample diapers I received would probably have amounted to at least a full box.  Granted not all at once, but 4 or 5 here and there.  But it adds up in the end!
  3. Huggies Much like Pampers, Huggies has the same kind of program.  They will send you samples and coupons, and also send you coupons for non-baby stuff like batteries, and other household essentials.
  4. Nestle Baby Club  I signed up for the Nestle Baby Club while buying maternity clothes and I received a Diaper Bag, Baby Formula, Baby cereal and a growth chart…all for free!
  5. Similac Club For all those who formula feed, you can receive containers of formula for joining the Similac Club.  I received at least 4 containers, not little bags, but actual containers of formula plus coupons for $15, $10 and $5 off.  With formula costing what it does, you can’t go wrong!
  6. Kids Free Samples This website offers a wide variety of free kid samples and coupons from an array of trusted baby and child companies such as Pampers, Huggies, Enfamil and Similac and many many more!
  7. P & G Saver  This site provides you with a coupon booklet of coupons for products that you yourself choose from and they mail them to you.  I received a booklet of $50 worth of coupons!