If you’re thinking of switching from breastfeeding to baby formula, know one thing: before you realize it, the cost could easily exceed the initially planned budget. You would be buying a lot of it as your little bundle of joy grows and develops.
Additionally, the price of baby formula varies considerably, depending on both the brand as well as the amount of product you’d be buying. To help you find the bargains, we have gathered some foolproof and easy hacks for buying baby formula (without breaking the bank).
Let’s get started.
Hack #1: Don’t Shy Away from Free Samples
Free infant formula samples? Why not! If you plan on formula feeding (for whatever reasons), be sure to check with your hospital to see whether they can stock you up with free formula samples before you take your newborn home. You can do the same with your pediatrician as many offices give out free samples too.
Hack #2: Consider Going Wholesale for Big Saves
Like any other product, baby formulas can also be bought in large bulks to save significant dollars. Big-box stores like BJ’s, Costco, and Sam’s Club provide considerable savings on bulk products, especially if you are willing to buy their in-store brands, like Costco’s Kirkland.
Hack #3: Befriend the Source
A good number of infant formula producers offer free coupons as well as samples when you join their online communities or sign up for newsletters. For instance, Similac StrongMoms Membership provides over three hundred dollars in benefits, including coupons and free samples for baby formulas.
Likewise, Enfamil’s Family Beginnings program comes with almost sixty dollars in savings on Enfamil products and provides product-free samples from its Staged Nutrition line. Hence, if you already have a brand preference for baby formula, browse its website and social platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, for similar deals.
Hack #4: Quest & Collect Online Coupons
Never leave your house to shop for infant formula without questing for discounts or saving coupons online. Websites such as Diapers.com typically provide discounts on formula bought online. Likewise, other websites such as Coupon Cabin and RetailMeNot are excellent sources for a collection of coupons, savings, and deals. Hence, be sure to check these sources out before heading to the neighborhood store.
Hack #5: Become A Member
Another easy way to get bargain baby formula is to sign up for coupons and free samples at the shops where you regularly buy the infant formula. For instance, you can become a member of Target, and with its REDcard, you can receive a five percent discount on all your purchases, along with free shipping.
Likewise, by becoming a Babies’ R Us member, you would get coupons for baby formula and earn points on every purchase made that you can later redeem for free products.
There you have it – the five foolproof and straightforward hacks to save dollars on baby formula. If you have any other hacks, please feel free to share them with us in the comments below!