Cost of Diapers Over the Years – 2010,2011 and 2012

 

Back in 2010, I created a spreadsheet with the cost of diapers for the year and it is amazing to see how much I’ve saved.   My plan is to continue that this year.  I want other Moms and Dads to know there is a way to cut costs on disposable diapers.  You don’t have to be a member of Sam’s Club or Costco to get diapers, and even those places I find to be most expensive.  By looking out for good deals in unusual places combining it with coupons you can stockpile on diapers and save a lot of money.   In 2010, I saved over $400 and it only cost me $400 for diapers.

My twin boys are growing so fast and at 7 months old they were wearing size 4.  Luckily, I scored so many good deals in 2011 and had a diaper party for my shower last year that I didn’t have to buy many diapers later in the year. A diaper party is a great way to stockpile on diapers. I still have a huge assortment of size 4s, 5s and even 6s. My daughter is still in training pants at night so I’m regularly looking for deals on those. I hope to find some more good deals as the year goes on.   Below is a picture of the boy’s closet right after they were born.  There are boxes on the floor too.

My price point is to get diapers free or under $.20 a diaper. I’m trying to get training pants at around $.30 each. This get to be more difficult as the sizes get bigger.

Let me know if you find good deals on diapers by leaving a comment or send me an email at redberrydeals (at) gmail (dot) com.   Thanks!

Cost of Diapers in 2012

Cost of Diapers in 2011

Cost of Diapers in 2010

Giant Food Deal: Huggies Diapers!! Ends today 11/10/11!

Thanks to Laura from BeltwayBargainMom.com!  This is a super hot deal at Giant that ends today 11/10/11.

I bought 3 packs of Huggies Slip On for $8.99

I used 3 coupons –  $3.00/1 Huggies Little Movers Slip On coupon from 10/23/11 SmartSource insert

I also used the Acadia coupon found on the front of the ad $1.00 off when you purchase over $25 and makes a 24 pack $1.99

I spent $21.36

I got back a $5 coupon and a $7 coupon!  That means after coupons/savings that make the diapers $2.45 a pack!

Since I brought the twins with me today, I took the diapers and water to the car and went back in and used the $5 coupon for Milk, a mango and bananas.

Milk is $3.99

Mango on sale $1

Bananas $1.44

I used the $5 coupon

I spent $1.59

I got all of this for $22.59 and still have a $7 coupon to use next trip!

Per Laura the Huggies deal  will last from from 10/31-11/27: Buy 2 and get $3 OYNO, Buy 3 and get $5 OYNO, Buy 4+ and get $6 OYNO = On Your Next Order

However, I believe the Buy $25-worth and get $7 On Your Next Order will end today.

By the way how much is milk in your area?  Since I was there and I needed milk I went ahead and got it.

Problems with Babies R Us Returns and Exchanges

The other day I got out all by myself with the twins and it was so exciting.  I even got FREE Nivea body wash at Walmart.  It was a good day.

Today, I thought I would go to Babies R’ Us to exchange 4 boxes of size 1 large box of diapers with my Mom helping.  Note these are Babies R’s Us brand diapers.  I got crazy about buying size 1 diapers back in January.  I was thinking the twins would need them for a couple months but I was wrong.  They are growing and soon will be in size 2.  I thought at the time it would be easy to exchange.  Life has been crazy and trying to find my receipts was more difficult then I thought.  Besides it is Babies R’ Us, I spend a lot there and the sizes are the same price so I should get an even exchange right?  Wrong!

The customer service rep and manager said since I didn’t have the receipt (proof of purchase NOTE: they are Babies R Us brand – Where else would I have gotten them?) they would only give me the “lowest” price and I would have to pay the difference which came out to $20!  I reluctantly accepted that and headed to the car basically in tears with 4 boxes of size 3 and having paid an additional $20 for them.

After talking to my Mom, I went in and talked to the manager and she couldn’t do anything without a receipt.  I was frustrated in tears.  Taking care of 3 kids does that to you.  So I took back the size 1 and got my $20 back.

Babies R’ Us customer service has been bad for me in the past and I know others that have said the same thing.  No point in my calling a rep or emailing since last time it took over a month to get a generic answer.  That is a waste of my time and energy.  I would have thought Babies R’ Us would be supportive of “mothers” and have great customer service but they don’t.  What has happened to customer service these days?   The only store that I like when it comes to returns is CVS and Nordstrom.

I’ve made my decision I will give these as gifts or donate them and that will be that.  I will use the rest of my gift cards and will no longer be a customer of Babies R’ Us. What a bummer.  I have a headache.

Update on 5/17/11

After writing this post and talking to my husband about it.  I realized that they were asking me to pay more for the diapers.  All I was asking was a different size that was the exact same price.  I wasn’t scamming them.

In addition, on their website it states “No receipt.  No problem!”  See the image and link above.    I had all of my purchases on my Rewards R Us card.   Understand that it is only for 90 days.

I printed out all of my purchases and I even found a couple of my receipts I went to the store again on Sunday and showed it to customer service   The same cashier that I talked to on Friday explained that since it was past 90 days I still couldn’t exchange them but that I could talk to a manager.  The manager said the same thing.  I then made the arguments that I said above.  The diapers are on sale for $20 (buy 2 and get $10 off) and that would be cheaper then paying more for them.     Besides the receipt doesn’t say exchanges or returns have to be done in 90 days.  Other stores would have exchanged them for the different sizes like CVS or Walmart etc.  Then the manager agreed that I could exchange them for no additional cost.  I thanked her and the cashier.

Babies R Us and Toys R Us Black Friday Diaper Deal! Hurry ends today!

Can you tell that I’m going to have twins?   Well run don’t walk to your nearest Babies R Us because today ONLY  (as far as I can tell) are selling these speciality marked Babies R Us Brand diaper boxes for $10!   That is between $.10 to $.16 a diaper which is right in my price range.   What a great deal.  The sale is a Black Friday deal 6AM – 1PM but my store said that it is all day and the manager said it is unlimited.  Call your store or just stop in and check it out.  The wipes are also on sale for 432 wipes for $5.

Cost of Diapers – August 2010

I took advantage of the Amazon deals these last two months.  Check out the post here.

I’ve saved $495.40 so far this year.  I’ve spent $356.35 this year.

Click HERE to see my chart in Google Documents.

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Location Brand Size Number of Diapers/Training pants Regular Price Cost Cost per Diaper

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1/1/2010 Big Lots Big Lots 5 19 $3.33 $3.33 $0.18

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1/2/2010 Walmart Pampers 6 60 $19.92 $19.92 $0.3

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1/7/2010 Alice.com Luvs 6 23 $6.92 $6.09 $0.26

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1/10/2010 CVS CVS Brand 6 40 $13.99 $2.21 $0.06

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1/20/2010 Dirt Cheap! Luvs 6 480 $143.96 $85 $0.18

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2/2/2010 CVS Huggies Pullups 2T 26 $12.49 $5.50 $0.21

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2/2/2010 CVS Huggies Pullups 2T 26 $12.49 $5.50 $0.21

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2/11/2010 Rite Aid Pampers 6 26 $10.99 $5.49 $0.21

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3/1/2010 Caregivers Refund -$12.50

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3/21/2010 CVS Pampers Cruisers 6 20 11.99 3.97 $0.20

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3/21/2010 CVS Pampers Cruisers 5 23 11.99 3.97 $0.17

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3/27/2010 Rite Aid Huggies 6 23 11.99 5.99 $0.26

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4/1/2010 Rite Aid Rebate -$3

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5/2/2010 CVS Pampers 5 56 23.99 10.49 $0.19

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5/14/2010 Rite Aid RiteAid 5 40 13.99 6.99 $0.19

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5/14/2010 Rite Aid RiteAid Pullups 3T 30 13.99 4.99 $0.19

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5/14/2010 CVS Huggies 5 27 11.99 4.49 $0.17

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5/22/2010 RiteAid Huggies 5 73 35.97 14.01 $0.19

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5/22/2010 RiteAid Huggies 6 63 35.97 14.01 $0.22

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5/28/2010 CVS Huggies Swim L 10 8.99 1.69 $0.17

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6/20/2010 CVS Huggies 5 70 22.99 0 $0.00

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6/13/2010 CVS Huggies 6 36 5.19 5.49 $0.15

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6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 1.49 $0.04

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6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 1.49 $0.04

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6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 1.49 $0.04

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6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 5.99 $0.18

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6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 5.99 $0.18

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6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 1.49 $0.04

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7/17/2010 Amazon.com Pampers 5 468 190.68 74.78 $0.16

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8/31/2010 Amazon.com Pampers 5 468 120 70 $0.15

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Total 2311 $851.75 $356.35 $0.16

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Saved $495.4

Amazon.com Diaper Deal 30% + Additional 20% off with coupon from Parents magazine

I just did this deal! Yes, I got a lot of diapers already and hopefully my little one will be out of diapers soon. Thanks to a lot of potty training. I got these at such a great price that in case I don’t use them I can always make them into baby shower diaper cakes or other neat gift items!

Now, I goofed and didn’t get the $1.50 off coupon that Amazon now offers so I could have saved a little bit more but now I can share this with YOU!

I heard about this deal from several bloggers this week and to my surprise I got my free subscription to Parents.com in the mail too! So run to your local store that sells magazines and look for this coupon it is well worth it.

1. Check your Amazon Coupon Book for additional coupons! I learned you have to refresh this page a couple times.

2. Click below for the diapers that you are interested in. There are only a select version of diapers available for the 30% off with Subscribe and Save. Click on any of the links and then click on “select diapers and wipes” for more options.

Pampers Baby-Dry Diapers, Size 5 (27+ Lbs), Economy Plus Pack, 156 Diapers

Luvs Premium Stretch Diapers, Size 4 (22-37 Lbs), 180 Diapers

Pampers Baby-Dry Diapers, Size 4 (22-37 Lbs), Economy Plus Pack, 176 Diapers

Huggies Overnites Diapers, Size 5, Big Pack, 56-Count Box

3. Select the Subscribe and Save option (you cancel this at anytime).

4. Enter the 20% code from the Parent’s magazine

5. Enter any Swagbucks Amazon e-Gift Cards that you have earned. You have to submit for them and it will take 15 days to get the Amazon e-gift cards so make sure you do this right away.

6. Then you will have FREE 2-day shipping and over 50% off diapers!

I ordered 3 boxes of size 5 Pampers above! Total of 468 diapers for $74.78 = $.159 a diaper!

The Cost of Diapers – June 2010

I have to admit this was an amazing month on stockpiling diapers!  I went to CVS and got a lot of diapers on cheap.  Back in the beginning of June there was a discount on Huggies Mega packs of diapers.  Check that post out HERE.

I’ve saved $329.50 so far this year.

Click HERE to see my chart in Google Documents.



Location Brand Size Number of Diapers/Training pants Regular Price Cost Cost per Diaper
1/1/2010 Big Lots Big Lots 5 19 $3.33 $3.33 $0.18
1/2/2010 Walmart Pampers 6 60 $19.92 $19.92 $0.3
1/7/2010 Alice.com Luvs 6 23 $6.92 $6.09 $0.26
1/10/2010 CVS CVS Brand 6 40 $13.99 $2.21 $0.06
1/20/2010 Dirt Cheap! Luvs 6 480 $143.96 $85 $0.18
2/2/2010 CVS Huggies Pullups 2T 26 $12.49 $5.50 $0.21
2/2/2010 CVS Huggies Pullups 2T 26 $12.49 $5.50 $0.21
2/11/2010 Rite Aid Pampers 6 26 $10.99 $5.49 $0.21
3/1/2010 Caregivers Refund -$12.50
3/21/2010 CVS Pampers Cruisers 6 20 11.99 3.97 $0.20
3/21/2010 CVS Pampers Cruisers 5 23 11.99 3.97 $0.17
3/27/2010 Rite Aid Huggies 6 23 11.99 5.99 $0.26
4/1/2010 Rite Aid Rebate -$3
5/2/2010 CVS Pampers 5 56 23.99 10.49 $0.19
5/14/2010 Rite Aid RiteAid 5 40 13.99 6.99 $0.19
5/14/2010 Rite Aid RiteAid Pullups 3T 30 13.99 4.99 $0.19
5/14/2010 CVS Huggies 5 27 11.99 4.49 $0.17
5/22/2010 RiteAid Huggies 5 73 35.97 14.01 $0.19
5/22/2010 RiteAid Huggies 6 63 35.97 14.01 $0.22
5/28/2010 CVS Huggies Swim L 10 8.99 1.69 $0.17
6/20/2010 CVS Huggies 5 70 22.99 0 $0.00
6/13/2010 CVS Huggies 6 36 5.19 5.49 $0.15
6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 1.49 $0.04
6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 1.49 $0.04
6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 1.49 $0.04
6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 5.99 $0.18
6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 5.99 $0.18
6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 1.49 $0.04
Total 1375 $541.07 $211.57 $0.16

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Saved $329.5

CVS Baby Clearance – Huggies Diapers and others super cheap!

Wow!  Numerous bloggers are talking about how CVS is clearing out their baby section 50% to 75% off!   This includes Huggies, CVS brands and more!  I haven’t had a chance to check this out for myself yet because I’ve been under the weather and have been extra busy.   A reader and friend mentioned that she snagged Huggies for $1.49 a pack after using the $3 Huggies coupons at her local CVS.  That is amazing!  I’m tempted to run out right now.

The Cost of Diapers – May 2010

This past month I bought a lot of diapers.  Got to get that stockpile up!  My daughter is almost 2 so it is time to get potty training started and I’m looking for any suggestions.

I used the $3 Huggies IP coupon several times.  I plan on this week stopping at Rite Aid and picking up a pack after the rebate will be $2.99!

Huggies, Pullups or Goodnights Jumbo Diapers, $8.99
Get $2 SCR #53 (Limit 1)

$1/1 Huggies May RA VV printable
$3/1 Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers Diapers printable
$3/1 Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers Diapers (IE) or Printable (FF)
$4/2 Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers Diapers printable or printable
$2/1 Huggies Item printable

$2/1 Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants printable
$2/1 Huggies Pull-ups Training Pants, exp. 6-12-10 (SS 05/16/10)
As low as $2.99 ea. after coupon and SCR!
**Counts toward SCR #800 – FREE Huggies voucher wyb 5 pks. of diapers between 4/25 and 7/24/10.

Thanks to DealSeekingMom.com

I’ve saved $216.81.

Click HERE to see my chart in Google Documents.

Location Brand Size Number of Diapers/Training pants Regular Price Cost Cost per Diaper
. 1/1/2010 Big Lots Big Lots 5 19 $3.33 $3.33 $0.18
. 1/2/2010 Walmart Pampers 6 60 $19.92 $19.92 $0.3
. 1/7/2010 Alice.com Luvs 6 23 $6.92 $6.09 $0.26
. 1/10/2010 CVS CVS Brand 6 40 $13.99 $2.21 $0.06
. 1/20/2010 Dirt Cheap! Luvs 6 480 $143.96 $85 $0.18
. 2/2/2010 CVS Huggies Pullups 2T 26 $12.49 $5.50 $0.21
. 2/2/2010 CVS Huggies Pullups 2T 26 $12.49 $5.50 $0.21
. 2/11/2010 Rite Aid Pampers 6 26 $10.99 $5.49 $0.21
. 3/1/2010 Caregivers Refund -$12.50
. 3/21/2010 CVS Pampers Cruisers 6 20 11.99 3.97 $0.20
. 3/21/2010 CVS Pampers Cruisers 5 23 11.99 3.97 $0.17
. 3/27/2010 Rite Aid Huggies 6 23 11.99 5.99 $0.26
. 4/1/2010 Rite Aid Rebate -$3
. 5/2/2010 CVS Pampers 5 56 23.99 10.49 $0.19
. 5/14/2010 Rite Aid RiteAid 5 40 13.99 6.99 $0.19
. 5/14/2010 Rite Aid RiteAid Pullups 3T 30 13.99 4.99 $0.19
. 5/14/2010 CVS Huggies 5 27 11.99 4.49 $0.17
. 5/22/2010 RiteAid Huggies 5 73 35.97 14.01 $0.19
. 5/22/2010 RiteAid Huggies 6 63 35.97 14.01 $0.22
. 5/28/2010 CVS Huggies Swim L 10 8.99 1.69 $0.17
. Total 1065 $404.95 $188.14 $0.20
. Saved $216.81

Shopping Trips in May 2010

Catching up on all of my shopping trips in the last couple of weeks.

My shopping trip at CVS on 5/9/10.  I did very well.   I used about $25 worth of ECBs.  I used a gift card and spent $16.35 and got back $20.99 in ECBs for $91.67 retail value merchandise.  I saved 82% from retail amount + have over $20 ECBs to use on my next trip.

I bought the following:

  • 4 Carefree pads $1.00 each – Used 4 – $1/1 coupons 4/25 SS = FREE
  • 2 Stayfree pads $Stayfree pads $3.69 each – Used 2 – $1/1 coupons 4/25 SS and $4 CVS coupon = $1.38 got back $4 ECBs because I purchased 4 Carefree/Stayfree products.  This was a surprise.
  • Claritin D 24 hour 10 count $12.99 – Used $2/1 coupon 5/2 SS = $10.99  I was hoping this was part of the Claritin deal but it wasn’t.
  • Hydro 5 razor $8.99 – Used $5/1 coupon 5/9 SS = $3.99 got back $4.00 ECBs = FREE+ Profit $.01
  • Zyrtec 10mg 30 count $18.99 – Used $4/1 coupon 5/2 SS and $5 CVS coupon = $9.99   and get back $7 in ECBs.
  • Kotex U $4.99 each – Used $1/1 coupon = $3.99 and get back $4.99 = FREE + $1 Profit
  • Clear Care $14.99 – Used $3/1 coupon 5/9 SS and $5 CVS coupon = $6.99 and get $3 in ECBs.
  • Kleenex Cottonelle 12 pk $4.99 – Used $1/1 coupon = $3.99
  • March 2010 CVS Reinventing magazine = $.99

I also used a $5/$30 coupon.

Here is my CVS shopping trip on 5/14/10.  I paid $1.33 ($.97+$.36 tax) for all of the above! I used a $6.97 ECB and I used a gift card and spent $1.33  and got back $7 in ECBs for $36.12 retail value merchandise.  I saved 96% from retail amount + have over $7 ECBs to use on my next trip.

I used a $5/$30 coupon.

I ran into RiteAid after my CVS trip and got the following items.  I don’t have everything pictured.  Still pretty good deals.  I used the $20 Rite Aid coupon from the Zyrtec deals I did a month ago.  I spent OOP $9.49.

  • 1 Infusim $3.99 – Used $3/1 coupon 5/9 SS = $.99
  • 1 Claritin D 24 HR 15 ct $16.99 – Used $2/1 coupon 5/2 SS and Rite Aid Adperks $2/1 = $12.99
  • 2 Benadryl A/C Gelcaps $5.49  (Didn’t realize it wasn’t on sale was looking for $4.99) – Used $5/2 coupon 4/11 RP = $5.98 for both
  • 1 Zegerid $9.99 – Used Rite Aid Adperks $2/1 and $4/1 coupon 4/18 SS = $3.99 get back $1 Rite Aid Rebate
  • 1 Excedrin $1.99 – Used $1/1 coupon 4/25 = $.99
  • 1 Mega Pack Diapers Clearance = $6.99
  • Rite Aid Pants on Clearance = $4.99

Used $5/$25 coupon

Yesterday, I went to RiteAid and did the diaper deal that I mentioned.    I didn’t have any of the wipes coupons so I instead just bought diapers.   I didn’t take a picture because I put them away before I got my act together and took my pictures.

Today, I asked my hubby if I could run into RiteAid since it dawned on me that the wipes are on sale $2/$5 and I have these high value coupons just sitting there.   I spent $6.38 for 9 packages of wipes that is $.71 a piece.  Not bad at all!

Used a $5/20 Adperks coupon.

I wanted to share some of the deals I grabbed at Walmart today.

  • Bic pens for FREE,
  • 2 Nivea body washes for FREE $3.97 and used the $4/1 coupon,
  • M&Ms bags for $1.67 a piece after using a B2G1 coupon from 5/2 RP, and
  • 2 Cetaphil products after using my $2 off any product IP coupons.   The Cetaphil products even came with 2 more $2 coupons exp in 2011.  The moisturizer SPF15 $8.97 – $2 = $6.97 and the SPF 50 $12.97 – $2 = $10.97.
  • 1 Sidewalk caulk for $1 – Finding creative cheap ways to play outside.

What other deals have you found this week?