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.
I’m going to be trying out Rite Aid again this week. There is a small Rite Aid store in the small town near me so if I can work some great Penny Pantry Stockpiling deals, I should be able to re-stock some of my household pantry supplies this summer before my baby arrives in a few months! My diaper deal last week encouraged me!
Also, I’m hearing and experiencing that the +UP rewards are limited to one per transaction, however are able to be rolled into another deal on another transaction earning you more +UP rewards. For example, this week the Motrin PM earns a $3 +UP reward. I could roll that reward into another transaction and buy another Motrin PM and earn another $3 +UP reward. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong on this!!!!
Here’s are some of the Rite Aid Weekly Deals for 6/20 – 6/26 that I’m going to be trying my hand at:
Colgate $2.99, Get $2 +UP reward
(includes Total Advanced 5.8 oz, Total 7.8 oz, ProClinical 4 oz, Max White, Max Fresh 6 oz, Max White or 360 Toothbrush)
- $1 Colgate ProClinical 4.0 oz. toothpaste (6/13/10 SS)
- $1 Colgate Total Advanced Whitening, Total Enamel Strength, Total Advanced Clean or Total Advanced Fresh Toothpaste 4 oz or larger (6/6/10 SS)
- $.75 off Colgate 360 Toothbrush printable
- $.75 off Colgate Max White printable
FREE with +UP reward and $1 off coupons
Motrin PM $3, Get $3 +UP reward
- $3 Motrin PM coupon (4/18/10 RP)
- $1 Motrin printable coupon here (No longer available)
FREE Motrin PM and $3 moneymaker when you use the $3 off coupon
Other Good Deals:
Old El Paso Refried Beans can for $1
- $.50 cent Old El Paso product printable coupon here
$.50 cent can Old El Paso refried beans
Single Roll Bounty Paper Towels, single roll, $.99 cents
- $.25 cent Bounty coupon (June P&G insert) (regional coupon values will vary–evidently I’m in a low coupon value area????)
$ .74 cents Bounty Paper Towel single roll
Also, anyone try out the Rite Aid brand Diapers, Tugaboos???? Their trial size packages are $.99 cents and contain a $1 off your next Tugaboo purchase. I’m going to see if I can roll this deal. I have a $1 +UP reward that I will use on the initial purchase to get it started!
I plan on updating my Rite Aid deals on Monday…. until then… Happy Father’s Day and have a safe, restful rest of the weekend!
Here are a few great deals I saw for the new weekly Publix ad starting 4/14-4/20.
Mueller’s Pasta, Assorted Varieties, 12 or 16 oz box or 100% All Natural Whole Wheat Pasta, 13.25 oz box (Excluding Lasagna, Jumbo Shells, and Noodles) BOGO $1.29
-$.55/2 Mueller’s Fettuccine or Your Favorite Mueller’s Pasta. Valid 4/1/10 – 4/30/10 – Plan on Pasta 2010 Calendar
-$1/3 Mueller’s Pasta
-$.55/1 Mueller’s Whole Wheat
Arnold Whole Grain Bread or Grains & More or Country, Assorted Varieties, 24 oz loaf, BOGO $3.69
-$1/1 Arnold premium brand breads – 03-28-10 SS
Buy 2 loaves of bread, use two $1/1 coupons and get bread for $.85 cents a loaf!!!
Sparkle Paper Towels, Pure White Giant Rolls: Pick-A-Size, 2 roll pkg, $1.99
-$.50/1; $1/1 Sparkle Paper Towels, Any 2-Giant Roll Package Or Larger – 02-14-10 RP
Using the $1/1 or the $.50 doubled, get a 2 roll package for $.99 cents!
Scotch Brite Scrub Sponges, Heavy Duty or No Scratch: Multi-Purpose or Greener Clean Natural Fiber; or Delicate Duty Sponge or Dobie Cleaning Pad, 3 ct pkg, 2/$5
-$1/2 Scotch-Brite Greener Clean products, any (2) – 04-11-10 SS
-$.75/1 Scotch-Brite Scrub Sponge, Scour Pads, Dishwand or Dishwand Refills, Any – 03-07-10 SS
-$1/1 Scotch Brite Product
Use the $1/1 and get two 3 count packages (6 sponges) for $3.
Remember the Scotch Brite single pack sponges are around $1 or under at Kroger, Target and Walmart too. To score free sponges, use the $1/1 Scotch Brite product printable coupon.
For more weekly Publix deals, check out I Heart Publix.
I found this great deal very timely…with spring in full bloom and allergy season upon us. And for our family…spring and summer also mean that several of our children find their way into the poison ivy. I was happy to see…….
FREE Benadryl Itch Relief Sticks
Using the $5/2 Benadryl coupon found in the 4-11-10 RedPlum insert you can get Benadryl Itch Relief Sticks for free!!! They are priced around $2.28 at both Walmart and Target. Using the coupon when buying 2, you should be able to get them for free! (Thanks, Money Saving Mom!)
Here is an awesome coupon that 3M has just released for $1 off any Scotch Brite Product! It is a PDF coupon which means they have not placed any restrictions on the amount of times you can print it AND it doesn’t expire until 6-30-10. So it is a great coupon to use to stock up on kitchen sponges. Just in time for spring cleaning!
The single packs of Scotch-Brite sponges are around $.84 to $.94 cents at Walmart. Kroger often has these sponges for around a $1. (Thanks, Money Saving Madness)