Stockpiling Diapers & Baby Products

Over the last week and a half I have bought 10 packages of diapers and 6 tubs of wipes. By looking at the mountain of diapers, you might think that I was a mom to twins or triplets! Nope, just a mom who knows when to stockpile diapers.

The wipes ended up being $0.99 a tub at Kroger last week. That is the lowest price I have ever paid for Pampers wipes. Since I had the coupons, I decided to stockup.

For the diapers, I shopped at CVS and Rite Aid. Both stores had promotions for Huggies and CVS had an awesome Pampers deal! At Rite Aid, I ended up making $1 on the Huggies. I had a free voucher for Huggies that I had earned last quarter. Plus I will receive $1 back from the March Single Check Rebate.

At CVS I ended up paying $22.84 out of pocket for 2 packages of Huggies and 7 packages of Pampers. I still have $6 in Extra Care Bucks to roll too! I won’t go into details of the transactions since the deal has passed. Basically, I bought 1 or 2 packages at a time and used coupons. I used Extra Care Bucks from previous a transaction to pay for the next and so on.

In all, I bought about $120 worth of diapers and wipes for $29! A few months back I stocked up on Johnson’s Baby products at Rite Aid. They ended up being free after rebate. I have not had to buy any baby wash or lotion for a very long time.

Here is my point, coupons do not have to be used on just food products. Learn how to coupon for items your family needs. My boy needed diapers and they were at their Rock Bottom Price. It made sense to stockpile at this low price since the next week they will be back around $7-$8 a pack after coupons.

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Comments

  1. says

    That is great! How do you calculate your CVS – ECB purchases? I’m calculating it when I use the ECBs?

    I’ve created a chart on my total cost of diapers for 2010. Check it out HERE.

    As of March 2010, I’ve spent $133.04 for 622 diapers. I got the CVS deal from last week and need to add that in there too.

    Holly
    .-= Holly´s last blog ..Going to Disney World on a Budget =-.

    • Madame Deals says

      Holly,
      You are doing great on tracking your diaper expenses! I am not so good at keeping a spreadsheet. I do calculate the ECBs as I spend them. Although, my OOP expenses for this post was the actual cash money I spent. I had soooo many reciepts this time so it was getting confusing tracking the ECBs. It really makes a huge difference when you buy diapers during a promotional sale!
      Renae

      • says

        Thanks Renae!
        The reason I started tracking it is because I “knew” I was saving so much on diapers by buying with coupons and finding the good sales but I had no way to prove it. Now, I can!

        Calculating CVS OOP vs. ECBs are tough. I’ve tried using a spreadsheet like on iheartcvs.com and then it would say it “Cost” me more when in fact I spent nothing out of pocket. The ECBs were being considered “cash” rather than a coupon.

        I try to use OOP and then only calculate the ECBs when I use them.
        Thanks – Holly
        .-= Holly´s last blog ..Going to Disney World on a Budget =-.

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