I am always on the lookout for a deal. I shop with coupons whenever possible (whenever I think of it, happen to have them on-hand, and actually want to purchase the thing I have a coupon for) and I almost never buy clothing full price. I love me some discount stores and it thrills me to know that I got something that was originally $$$ for $. And I’m not afraid to use Target brand!
However, there are some things that I will not compromise on in terms of brands, even when I know there’s a cheaper option out there. Baby stuff is at the top of this list. And Greek yogurt. But that’s another story for another day. There is one place that makes shopping for all of this baby stuff ridiculously easy. AND it’s cheaper than most other stores like Babies ‘R Us. And the best part? It’s online, so I can shop in my underwear. And do I ever.
Amazon.com. I probably place an average of 3 orders a week. Every time I think of something we need, I order it. No more making lists or trying to fit in a Target run between nap times and wasting my afternoon trekking to Babies ‘R Us to find the right size of something Owen has grown out of. And when I realize right before bed that we’re almost out of formula and I’d bettergetsomerightnow, it’s ordered in one click and arrives in 2 days. That’s probably faster than I could get to Target with my list in hand and get the things I need. AND the prices are better.
Amazon has this awesome program called Amazon Moms. It’s free to join and you get free Prime (2 day) shipping on tons and tons of things. That takes care of my main issue with online shopping — I HATE to pay shipping. I would rather wait weeks to get to a store than pay a few dollars in shipping. It’s the principle of it all. Also, they’ve conveniently put links to all the things Moms (and Dads) need most all on one page. Believe me, I realize I am doing exactly what those smarty pants marketing folks at Amazon want me to do. I am their ideal customer. I order EVERYTHING through them. But you know what? It’s a win-win for both of us!
Another awesome program I take advantage of is the Subscribe and Save store. You can save 30% on tons of stuff (like diapers! and wipes! and formula!) if you schedule regular deliveries of them. Not only do I like saving 30% on every jumbo box of diapers that I buy, but I also like not having to remember when to re-order them. They check with you before they schedule each shipment, too, so if you need a different size or something, you can change it or cancel it before it is sent. Genius, marketing peeps. Genius.
I swear, Amazon did NOT give me anything for writing this post, I just love the site. But I wish they had! Any Amazon marketers out there can feel free to contact me for future partnerships 🙂
But now, my wise readers, I would love to hear from you. Where do you save on baby stuff?