Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Food Storage is Good For You: Diapers

Pampers Baby Dry Diapers, Size 3, 204-CountNo, this isn't a new fangled entry on eating diapers, although -- wouldn't that be delicious?

Food storage, for me, tends to go into whole life storage.  Food, toothpaste, toilet paper, etc.

Diapers is something I've gotten fairly good at.  I also obsess over having a good supply so I'm not out and {gasp} have to pay full price one day!

So, my target price for diapers is 5 dollars for a jumbo pack.  Every once and a while I will go over that, to 6 -- but 5 is my target.  We wear size 3's, and that's 31-36 diapers per pack (depends on if you use the supreme or regular, I buy an assortment -- because I do think the surpremes work better at night).  That's $0.138 cents/diaper.  Costco for regular diapers is 22 cents/diaper.  Now, Costco HAS been running coupons lately and that could be a better deal (looks like that takes it to 20 cents/diaper what has been in their recent coupons).  I haven't looked because I tend to like the supreme and the regulars, also that's coming down a lot of cents to make my target price.

Now, you're not going to see diapers for sale for 4.99, that's the sad news.  BUT, diaper coupons lately seem to be really easy to find, and if you have a few coupon friends that you let them know you want diaper coupons they'll probably fill you up. 

Also, make sure you join the huggies and pampers (and luvs, if you're into luvs, which we're not) reward programs and they'll send you coupons in the mail.

Also, today I worked a deal where the diapers were 9.99, Safeway had a super coupon taking them to 7.99 and then I had an ecoupon for 3.00 and I had a paper coupon for 2.50.  The math goes like this
9.99 * regular price
-2.00 *super coupon -- huggies or pampers for 7.99
-3.00 * ecoupon loaded from safeway.com -- click on the coupon link from their front page
-2.50 * printed paper coupon from the huggies site
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2.49 * total price

Of course, this is a swinging great deal and you can't have more then one ecoupon loaded onto your card at a time... so I still bought 3 other packs that were 5.49 -- but it was worth it since we were low.  Another great thing to look out for is when there are catalina coupons (they print out at the end of your shopping trip) for $$ off your next purchase.  They come up somewhat often for diapers and that's a nice way to save money as well.

Part of storage is knowing how much you have and if you need to buy or not buy.  I try and keep 2 packs on hand all the time, so when I'm down to 4 or so I know I need to keep my eyes open.

AND, you also need to keep an eye on your kid.  Luckily, mines in the 3rd percentile so we'll be in size 3's for quite some time, but if you have a grower, you might want to stock up a few on the next size as well.

And, finally -- my favorite site for diaper and baby deals in general is http://www.babycheapskate.com/ -- they always alert me to great sales and how to combine coupons, etc.  Love them!

And one day you'll potty train.  And you can use all this money at the spa.  Right?

2 comments:

  1. I've said it once, and I'll say it again. You are amazing! Not having kiddos, I definitely spend ALL my extra money at the spa. This is ME time, right?

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  2. I am impressed! It must admit diapers is one thing I have just bought at Sams since it is so dang close to me. Hopefully my son will potty train soon. Since I am already used to spending a little more on diapers I guess that's more money I can spend on the spa.

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