Last night I attended a local twin meeting (Fraser Valley Multiples) and was lucky enough to participate in a grocery savings workshop held by the Abbotsford Coupon Lady. While I won’t go into detail about all the savings ideas that she shared with us (up to 75% of your bill – you can check out her site at www.abbotsfordcouponlady.com) what I wanted to tell you is why I think the diaper companies are laughing at us all the way to the bank.
My brand of choice is Pampers. I have twins so I buy in multiples. I do my best to buy diapers on sale. Buying diapers on sale is THE ONLY WAY TO GO!!!! The regular price of a big box of diapers is $40. The sale price is $20. Add in a couple of coupons (I have a stack of $3 off coupons and now the diapers I buy are $17 per box. This is a savings of $23 PER BOX! If I buy these diapers at regular price ($40) I am fairly certain the diaper companies must be laughing at me all the way to the bank!
What REALLY gets me, is how they can rip me off sit back and charge $40 per box on a regular basis, but every 5 or 6 weeks be willing to drop their price by more than 50%???
So this got me thinking what other baby / children’s products am I paying too much for????? What money saving techniques do you use in your family? Please share your ideas in the comment section below.