My newest adventure in couponing involves testing the waters in the baby department.
My baby sister is having a baby!! (Yay! I’m going to be an aunt again!!) That means that soon we will be having a baby shower for her and I will need to come up with a kick-butt present for her and my new niece!
I’ve begun looking around and I have a few ideas up my sleeve but, in my research, I’ve come to notice that baby stuff has increased quite a bit since I had Jasmine in 2006. I vividly remember how difficult it was trying to readjust my lifestyle and spending to accommodate for a new baby and how I wished that I had been more prepared. (Of course, NOTHING can fully prepare you for motherhood!!)
This got me thinking… What if I use my skills to work on building her a mini baby stockpile?!? If I can get most of the items for close to free, then I can give it to her in addition to what I was already planning, and it will be like the super-bonus gift! Plus, it will be just a little less for her to have to worry about when the time comes.
I stared signing up on all the baby websites and sure enough, coupons starting rolling in. I also took notice of the ones on the online coupon sites and started printing them, as well as collecting the ones from the newspaper.
The first thing I looked into was wipes. (There is NO such thing as too many wipes!) Wipes average from $1.99 – $3 for the tubs. I was able to get $0.75 and $0.50 off coupons for the big name brands, such as Huggies and Pampers. When these coupons double, they lead to really cheap wipes. I bought many packs at $0.49 each.
Feeling confident in conquering the wipes department, I expanded into the other baby products. I can’t get into too many details, since I am sure she may be reading, but I was able to get baby food for free (watch expiration dates and plan accordingly) and my stock-up price for buying diapers is $3. (The general price range for the size packs is $6-$10)
I don’t like to toot my own horn, BUT, I am getting a pretty impressive mountain of goodies. The hubby laughs at me because I look like a crazy baby lady with a closet full of baby stuff. People at his store have given me the funny eye when they see me with all the baby stuff in the cart, but, when I explain what I am doing and how much I will spend, they want me to tell them how they can do it too!
I am so exited to be an aunt again and I’m even more excited to be able to give so much to my sister for my niece. I may live far away, but I’m always thinking of her!!