Disposable baby diapers can be a huge expense for new parents, especially if you are paying full price for disposable diapers.
I’ve run the gamut of buying diapers full price, cloth diapering, buying diapers from Costco and buying diapers at grocery stores, discount stores and pharmacy stores with sales, coupons and rebates. I’ve found that I save more money when I can strategically combine coupons and/or rebates with store sale when buying diapers.
Why I stockpile diapers:
- I use a lot of diapers.
- I want to build my own family store from which I “shop” pulling from items I’ve bought deeply discounted, instead of having to run up to the store every time I’m out of something and paying full price.
- I want to stretch my dollars and further our household economy by shopping smart.
- Diapers make great baby gifts!
Name brand diapers run $.20 to $.40 cents per diaper. My target price for diapers is $.10 cents or under. So if a package has 40 diapers in it, my goal is to pay $4.00 or less for that package. Lately, I’ve been able to beat my target price by a long shot, so this has really helped to boost my diaper stockpiling efforts when I can find the diaper deals allowing me to purchase diapers for $.03 cents per diaper!!!
My Baby Diaper Home Store
I’m trying to get a pretty good diaper stockpile built before our new baby arrives in September. I’m stockpiling baby diapers based on my previous usage and my baby size and build. All babies are different and you will have to evaluate diaper sizes based on your baby’s build and size.
Here are diaper sizes with the corresponding weights:
Preemies: Up to 6 lbs
Newborn: Up to 10 lbs
Size 1: Up to 14 lbs
Size 2: 12-18 lbs
Size 3: 16-28 lbs
Size 4: 22-37 lbs
Size 5: 27+ lbs
Size 6: 35+ lbs
I have been able to do an equal exchange of smaller size diapers for a larger size before…only if the package is exactly the same. You will run the risk of not being able to exchange sizes with clearanced out diapers because usually these clearances are because of package or product changes. However, you could always save for future use or could bless an expecting mother or donate them.
You can find great deals on baby diapers pretty frequently at Rite Aid, CVS and Walgreens as long as you wait for a sale, rewards, rebates and use coupons.
I’ve been trying to stockpile baby diapers before I have my baby. I’m also trying to get my little toddler out of diapers before the baby is born! Lately, I’ve found that diaper coupons and diaper sales seem to be abundant! I was told by a Rite Aid employee that they were clearancing out Luvs diapers because they were not carrying them anymore and the stores that do carry them will only carry the small boxes. Rite Aid has also been clearancing out Huggies and Pampers. Evidently it is old stock because I opened up a package today and found that they had coupons that expired in 2009.
Here is my latest baby diaper stockpile find:
$1.62 for each pack of diapers!!!
I went to Rite Aid this week and scored big on diapers. I found several mega packages marked down from $17.99 to $8.99. I used $3 off coupons, store coupons and the UP rewards that I earned on buying the John Frieda Root Awakenings Shampoo and Conditioner to bring my total cost for 254 diapers to a little over $.03 cents a diaper! That beat my $.10 cents a diaper buy price by a long shot!
I did several transactions. I first bought the root awakening shampoo and conditioner and earned $20 in UP rewards to use on the diaper transactions. To buy the shampoo and conditioner, I used the $3 off root awakening coupons and some Up coupons from the previous week to end up earning me high overage off the 8 bottles of shampoo and conditioner.
I used two $10 UP coupons I made off the shampoo and conditioner, along with $3 off Huggies coupons, and a Pampers coupon, my my Rite Aid Video Value coupons ($5 off $20 and $5 off 25), as well as added in two rebates I will recieve to bring my total cost for all those packages of diapers for $9.72 or $1.62 each pack!!!
Had I of just bought those diapers without sales, clearance, rebates, coupons and rewards, the total cost at normal Rite Aid prices would have been $101.84 for those 6 packages of diapers!
I love finding a great diaper deal!!!
I’m super excited about the diaper stockpiling deal I was able to take advantage of at Rite Aid this week. I got the tip on the Rite-Aid Huggies diaper sale and rebates from The Thrifty Couple. They posted an awesome strategic diaper stockpiling scenario. So I decided to check it out and see what I could come up with.
First, I signed up for their Wellness Reward card. It works like the CVS Extra Care Bucks rewards program. This week, Huggies diapers were on sale for $8.99 when you used your Wellness Card ($12.99 regularly) and giving back a $1 UP reward (one UP reward per transaction in my area). Also, you can submit your receipt for another $2 rebate on buying Huggies diapers in the form of a SCR (Single Check Rebate). I find it easier to submit the Rite Aid SCRs online. Also, there is a Huggies Rebate through Rite Aid until 7-22-10 if you buy 5 packages of Huggies diapers, you get a Huggies Voucher for a pack of diapers up to $11.49.
So while that is all confusing sounding, I loaded up 3 kids and took them to the store with me to see if I could stockpile some diapers for a good price. We got to the store and to my great delight was a shelf of diapers marked 50% off! Ohh, happy day!
They had a large variety of diapers, Pampers, Luvs and Huggies diapers and pull-ups marked 50% off! So I altered my original plan in the store with a pen and paper and quickly worked out this deal based on the clearance sale. Here’s how it came down:
$6.49 Pampers Swaddlers jumbo clearanced
$6.49 Huggies Supreme jumbo clearanced
$8.99 Huggies Pure and Natural jumbo (sale ended 6-19)
- $5 off $20 Video Values Coupon
-$2 Pampers coupon (coupons came in a diaper sample I requested)
-$2.50 off Huggies Pure and Natural printable
Got back $1 UP reward
Submitted rebate for $2 SCR Huggies diaper pack
$6.49 Huggies Supreme jumbo pack clearance
$8.99 Huggies Supreme jumbo pack clearance
$8.99 Huggies Pure and Natural jumbo pack
and two boxes of clearanced out Goldfish to get my total over $25!
- $5 off $25 Rite Aid purchase for signing up for Wellness Rewards
- $4 off 2 packages of Huggies diapers printable
- $2.50 off Huggies Pure and Natural diaper printable
- $1 UP reward from the first transaction
Earned another $1 UP reward for buying a pack of Huggies in this transaction.
Submitted Huggies Diaper Rebate for an $11.49 voucher for a package of Hugggies diapers.
All said and done, I spent $28.32 out of pocket
- the $4 I got back in UP rewards and the Rite Aid Huggies Rebate.
- the $11.49 diaper voucher.
and I got 36 Gifts to Grow points for entering in the code inside the Pampers diapers I bought
In the end, it works out to being 7 packages of diapers for around $3 a package!!! ( I didn’t subtract the $11.49 from my out of pocket…I just added another package of diapers to my out of pocket expenses minus the $4 in rewards and rebates.)
Now that I totally confused yall…. I’m going to go add my diaper deal today to my diaper stockpile and organize my closet! And yes… next week I’m going to try and do the CVS Huggies diaper deal.
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As you know, I’m on a mission to stock up on diapers….for as cheap as possible!
If you’re looking for diaper deals, there is an awesome deal at CVS 6-20 thru 6-26. Here’s the deal:
Huggies Big Box Size $19.99
$3/1 printable coupon here
Earn $10 in Extra Care Bucks (ECBs)
$6.99 after the coupon and ECBs
Thanks for the CVS tip, For The Mommas
Ok…I’m on a mission to stock up on diapers before I have my baby! I saw the Thrifty Couple and their Rite Aid scenario….they’ve worked it out to $2.16 a package! Whooohooo! AMazing!
I missed out on all the great CVS diaper deals last week…maybe I can get in on this deal.
Check out The Thrifty Couple and read about how to get cheap Huggies diapers at Rite Aid!
Don’t forget to print the high value Huggies coupons!!!
I took advantage of being in town and grabbed a few deals at Target and Publix one day this week. At Target, I found Gillette Fusion razors clearanced out to $2.48. I used the one P&G $4 off any Gillette Fusion razor coupon I had and was able to get the $2 overage which went against the large bag of large dog food that was clearanced out to $8 as well as some other things I needed. Target usually has clearance items on the end caps of the aisles. They had two different kinds of Gillette Fusion razors clearanced out and if I would have had more coupons…I could have stocked up on razors for free.
Free razors with over $3 in overage.
I also was able to pick up some Cheerios cereal that were BOGO $3.99 at Publix. I had some .50 cent off 1 coupons that were doubled to $1 off each box and there was a blinkie machine that had .75 cents off 2. So I used a few of those and stocked up on some cereal. This ended up being a little cheaper than the big boxes of cereal I buy at Sam’s. I also used the $2 off any Schick razors and used it on the 2-pack Schick disposable razors which were priced at .99 cents a package….and they gave me the overage on that too! I also picked up some .30 cent cans of vegetables and some kitchen sponges. All in all it was 5 sacks of groceries and household products for $13….pretty good for not being ultra planned or having a lot of coupons.
Then I went to Sam’s and picked up the rest of our groceries.
I was also able to get 10 coupon inserts from the newspaper recycling place, which I am hoping will help me stock up on some up coming deals
Other on going deals worth checking out:
CVS diapers: I check one CVS store and they only had one package of CVS diapers 50% off (size 6)…so I wasn’t able to find the really cheap $2 diapers everyone has been talking about.
Pampers Wipes: Possibly the hottest deal on baby wipes ever is the Pampers $2 off coupon that has recently been released and I don’t have any of those coupons!!! I looked on ebay…but the auction prices are soaring. It’s a awesome coupon for stocking up on free Pampers wipes…if you can get a hold of it! Check out this list of places where you can use the coupon and get them for free.