Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Year Resolutions

So, we have been perfecting the art of living frugally over the last year, and there are a LOT of other ways that we could continue to pinch pennies even further.

With the two kids, we have found a wonderful balance to provide for OUR needs, and THEIR needs. Our biggest expense our diapers.

My youngest B is just ready to start potty training soon, and so, he will have been in diapers for two years next month. Brennan has worn every diaper brand out there.

Pampers were the first brand that Brennan wore and he loved them. He wore them until the summer when we switched to the Target up&up brand.

These diapers are amazing! Sure, they don't have the cute designs that Pampers and Huggies diapers have, but they are a cute green polka dot. They are just as absorbent as a branded diapers. I have been using them for over a year, and most of the time, throughout my son's diarrhea bouts... they have lasted!

Now, when I am shopping at Rite Aid and there is a good diaper deal, I will hold off on using up&up diapers and will instead use Huggies.

For example, my favorite diaper deal is when the jumbo packs go on sale for $8.99 at Rite Aid and you get a $2 +UP reward. The deal works VERY well like this-

3x Huggie's Jumbo Packs ($8.99 each)
Total: $26.97

Use - $5/$25 coupon
Subtotal: $21.97
3- $2.00 Little Snuggler coupons, or 3- $3.00 Pure & Natural coupons
(Can sweeten this deal if there is a Rite Aid video value coupon available)

Pay Out of Pocket: $15.97 for Little Snugglers, or $12.97 for Pure & Natural diapers.
You then get 3- $2+UP rewards, which means...

$6.97 for Pure & Natural, or $9.97 for Little Snuggler's! This deal makes me so excited, but alas, I have not seen it for nearly a month at Rite Aid, so I am eagerly awaiting my chance to buy more cheap diapers!

Even without the UP rewards, you are paying $15.97 for 108 diapers. At Target, 84 diapers is $19.99, so you can see that this deal saves you quite a bit of money!!

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