When you have children under the age of three, nothing can destroy your bank account quite like the diaper bill. All that money spent on something that will be soiled and thrown away. Here are a few ways to slash that cost.
Free Samples and Coupons
Often diaper companies have online offers for free samples of diapers. It’s usually one or two diapers, but the sample usually comes with a few coupons for their product. Many diaper companies now also offer loyalty points to go along with their product, so you can at least get something back for all the money you are spending in diapers.
I know it seems counter intuitive to spend money on cloth diapers, but when you are between paychecks these little beauties are a life saver. Yes, you will need to soak and wash them when you are using them, but it’s far better than trying to find sofa cushion change to pay for diapers. If you wanted you could even switch to cloth diapers full time and save quite a bit of money.
Click Site Gift Cards
Sites like Zoombucks.com and Swagbucks.com offer points for internet searches, surveys, polls, and viewing videos and websites. You can then turn these points in for gift cards to stores like Walmart or Target. The only catch is it may take a few days for the card to come in your email, so you need to order them before you have an immediate diaper need. If you order diapers online that’s not a problem. Most sites offer Amazon gift cards. In fact you could even add Bing Rewards to the list of point sites to visit.
Bulk and Generic
Buy large boxes of diapers, which usually cost less per amount of diapers than their smaller counterparts. You can also buy generic or off brand diapers. I have found many are even better than brand name companies.
Talk to a community service workers about diaper banks. What happens is people donate diapers. Volunteers then distribute them to communities and community service workers distribute to those who really need them.
Pregnancy centers often have diapers donated to them as well as baby clothes, furniture, and feeding supplies. These centers often have an earning system. You go to parenting classes and earn a certain amount of points. You can then redeem these points for whatever has been donated. It may not cover all of your diaper bill, but can really lower your diaper expense.
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