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Reader needs help: Best prices & stores for diaper deals

Posted May 16, 2013

Diapers

 

One of our readers, Renae, is expecting twins in about 3 weeks! How exciting! She has some questions about the best places to get diapers these days and the best price for diapers. Actually, there are a number of moms here on this blog who are expecting babies in the next 3 months so this information should be helpful to many of them. Please help these moms save some big bucks on a such a big expense!

Here is Renae's request for help:

"Hello my name is Renae and I am expecting twins 1st week of June. I have a 3 yr old already at home. Once the boys are born I will be a full time stay at home mom. I am currently at home with my 3yr old due to being taken out of work for the pregnancy.

I was wondering if you could do a special on diapers and wipes. I have looked several different places to try to find the best price. What is a good price per diaper and is it better to buy the store brand or go to the warehouses like BJ's? Now that I am a SAHM and we are living on one income I have shifted my couponing back into high gear or at least trying to."

Thanks for any help you can offer to Renae!

Back when my girls were in diapers (10 years ago!), I often found my best buys at the drug stores using a combination of sales, coupons and rewards (like ECB's).

These days I am seeing the best prices for diapers in the ads somewhere around $6.50 or less for a jumbo pack after coupons and rewards. If you can find them for $5 or less per jumbo pack, that is probably a great stock up price. I have also read about a number of moms finding good buys through Amazon's diaper program. If anyone here uses it, please share your experience and the prices you pay for those diapers.

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  • DianeNC May 18, 3:48 p.m.

    Still trying to find out renaetwest2's e-mail address so we can send her any coupons for diapers we may have.

  • renaetwest2 May 17, 9:19 p.m.

    Thank you everyone. This has been much help.

  • DianeNC May 17, 5:14 p.m.

    Faye - who should we send any diaper coupons we may have to?

  • stylewcoupons13 May 16, 11:50 p.m.

    Congrats!!!! I can't help here.......I'm not a mom.....just wanted to say congrats!!!!!

  • marbec May 16, 7:56 p.m.

    My daughter has a two year old, fortunately now potty trained. We watched and found the best deals at CVS and walgreens. Walgreens had a special baby booklet of coupons that was good for about a year (in store coupon). We were able to use the couple the in store coupon with sales and regular coupons. There were several times that we got huggies at Walgreens for less than $4 for the jumbo pack. Your best bet is to watch the different blogs (like Fayes) for the drugstore ads and stack your coupons/sales. Good Luck.

  • bgrmom May 16, 4:04 p.m.

    I also found Bj's to be the most reasonable--especially when combining the coupons. Since I had my son, BJ's has added their own brand of diapers as well. I have not tried those, but we always found the Pampers brand to be the most affordable there. Plus, they also carry the wipes at reasonable prices, as well as diaper genie refills and formula (if you choose to use formula). My advice is to also make sure you're signed up with Pampers, Huggies and other web sites to get their coupon discounts. If you have relatives near you, get them to sign up too!

  • hunterchic13 May 16, 3:51 p.m.

    I combine coupons at BJs when they have store and manufacturer's coupons that can be used on the name brand diapers. When my son could fit in cloth I used those a lot. Before I found cloth diapers, I used Amazon mom with the subscribe and save. I used that until my free memberships ran out. If you're going to use cloth, I recommend going the second hand route to save money. There's always someone selling their stash with barely used and sometimes new cloth diapers. Good luck!

  • Lovestosave May 16, 2:03 p.m.

    I have used Amazon mom program subscribe and save for wipes and diapers. You get free delivery and no taxes. You can also use coupons right from the amazon site.

  • kschmidt11 May 16, 1:54 p.m.

    I am due in about four weeks with my baby #2 and I am getting back into the swing of things when it comes to diaper deals. My first son didn't have any issues with sensitive skin or developing diaper rash so I was able to buy any brand I wanted. I used the store brands from Target, CVS, and Walgreens since I would normally get diaper coupons printed from these places each time I went. I would buy Huggies and Pampers only if I had a coupon and it was a great deal. I never ordered any online last time so I am going to look into Amazon and Diapers.com this time around and see what kind of deals I can get. Even in desperate situations though, I would not go over 17 cents/diaper.

  • Savvysaver May 16, 1:43 p.m.

    I have a child in diapers. I was able to stock on diapers before he was born by combing coupons at CVS and Target. Very often CVS red magic coupon machine will print coupons for $5 off $25 or $4 off $20 baby purchase. I would use 1 of those and then $1.50 or $2 off manufacture coupon and then Extra Care Bucks (ECBs) I already had. CVS also very often does $10 in ECBs when you buy $30 in diapers. So I would pay $20 out of pocket and get $10 ECBs back. I always get diapers for 11-13 cents per diaper, usually $5 for a small pack and $10 for the boxes. At Target you can pair a store coupon with manufacture coupon and they also offer gift cards sometimes when you buy diapers. I also have gotten diapers at Harris Teeter. Twice now they've had Pampers and Huggies as my eVic for $8.97 and then I use manufacture coupon and a digital coupon. Good Luck!

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