How to save on kid essentials
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▪ Baby formula: It’s pricey stuff, so sign up for monthly coupons on the manufacturer’s website. Also see what your pediatrician can do. If your baby needs a specialty formula, getting a prescription shifts the cost to your insurer, and doctors also sometimes have free samples provided by the manufacturers.
▪ Diapers: Through Amazon.com’s Subscribe and Save service, you can get 15 percent off all items you have delivered once a month. Also, big-box stores regularly have sales to promote diaper brands, offering, say, a $25 gift card when you spend $100.
▪ Clothing: Buy a year ahead, during endof- season sales, to enjoy huge discounts on staples like shorts and jeans. Never buy without a coupon, since you can sign up for store coupons or find one at RetailMeNot.com. Finally, use secondhand retailers like Kidizen.com and ThredUp.com: They’ll even buy clothes your family no longer needs. Source: LearnVest.com