Tag Archives: pregnancy

Best Prices on Diapers- Wholesale Clubs

So I haven’t had the baby yet — I am due in about 10 weeks. But my husband & I talk and try to plan for the up coming expenses. We are members of Sam’s & Costco. We mistakenly assume the jumbo case of diapers or baby stuff in general will automatically be the best price simply because its a “wholesale club”. BUT WE ARE WRONG. Shopping around is still the best option. I found that Walmart had a better price and unlike the wholesale clubs takes coupons. The same pack size of Pampers Swaddlers ( 264 diapers) was $6 bucks cheaper. ( I have a $1. coupon)

It took less than 5 min to price compare. I saved the baby section of Walmart, Sam’s & Costco to my favorites section of my desktop. Plus the sites all show a “at your store” price or “online” price.

Of course I may not have a coupon everytime -and the prices change. The cheap deal this week may be the most expensive next month.

Moms & Dads out there any suggestions? Has anyone gotten a good price via a website?

Advertisements

Great Deals on Craigs List

Love Craigslist ( Raleigh area) The  holidays are finally over, everyone has finally gone home and we are putting baby’s room together. I am SHOCKED how much  NEW stuff is for sale on Craigslist (& almost new too). Baby clothes, toys, bouncy seats, bottles etc.

The New & Observer (12/26 Sunday) even had an article that “thrift” is the new black. Once the roads clear I am going shopping — forget Target, Babiesrus or even Walmart. I am hitting the thrift stores and the Craig’s List Ads.  The cool thing about Craig’s list is I can search “baby boy clothes Garner” so I don’t waste all my gas driving around looking for the good deal. Gas is over $3/gallon for 87 here in Willow Springs NC.  I am not driving all the way to Cary for $10 worth of onezies.

Timing is everything– the year is ending so IF you need that last-minute tax deduction donate it to your local church thrift store, charity etc. Which explains why Craig’s list and local thrift stores are over flowing with really good stuff.

If you really think about it — why pay full price for infant clothes?– they will only wear it an instant. Suppose my son is 9 lbs or long — He may wear something only once or not at all.

OK, there is some really gross stuff for sale too — Like a “used only once” breast pump or used car seat. I would worry too much about putting my son into a strangers used car seat. Maybe if I knew & trusted the person I would think differently. Suppose something happened to it — car accident, recalled etc.

The more I can save on the short-term baby stuff the more money I will have for the big surprise expenses.

The goal is to  save where I can now so I can stay home with my son longer.