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The Cost of Diapers – April 2010

It’s been a while since I updated my Cost of Diapers for the year and I realized that this past month I didn’t buy that many diapers again.  I used the $3 Huggies IP coupon once or twice — I believe I found all of my receipts.

So far I’ve saved $142.09!

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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Total 822 $284.05 $141.96 $0.20

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Saved $142.09
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Rite Aid Shopping Trip 3/27/10

Ok, I know this is way over the top.  I went over board but I love mascara.  I really do and to get it for FREE is so exciting.  I’ve bought mascara at CVS recently even though it was $2.  Now, I won’t ever buy any again. I went into a new Rite Aid that I hadn’t been in and the deal worked so good that later after I got home I collected the rest of my B1G1 coupons and I hit my local Rite Aid.

After my second trip, I helped someone else get this deal at the store.

When I was trying to decide how many I wanted a lady walked by me and I immediately asked her if I was in her way, and she was so kind. ” Oh no you’re fine! Wow, makeup is so expensive now a days”, she said as she looked at the prices on the display.

I nodded and mentioned in passing, coupons really do help.  She nodded in agreement, it sure does.

I went back to my cart and picked out the mascaras that I wanted there were so many too choose from it was so exciting! I then found only one Desitin.  I should have gotten a rain check but the Rite Aid coupon would then expire so I didn’t ask, I was nervous about this big purchase of mascara.  Then I picked up the Cadbury eggs as a treat for Easter. The purchase came out to $.12!  I was thrilled.

I immediately turned around and looked for the lady that mentioned the cost of make-up and I told her here are a couple of the B1G1 coupons and get some of the mascara for FREE because the mascara is B1G1 plus a $3 off $15 coupon.

She said, “Wow you’re so sweet, what an angel, I’ll go right now. My sister does this but I always forget my coupons.”

I told her I carry them with me, and pointed to my Couponizer.

I left the store happy with my purchase and glad I passed the savings on.

Then I had some friends over and gave my girlfriend one of mascaras.

Check out this purchase and note I also have soda in the picture, i.e. from my Safeway deal on Friday.  Buy 2 Pepsi 12 oz cans get 3 FREE!  They cost $4.99 each. That makes it $.16 a can!

Transaction 1 – First Trip

1 – Huggies Diapers $8.99 (Used the $3 IP coupon) Will get $1 Rite Aid Rebate

8 – Cover Girl Mascara B1G1 (Used 4 B1G1 Coupons 2/7 PG insert)

Used $3/$15 coupon

Total $4.26  Will get a $1 Rite Aid Rebate

Total coupon savings $41.96

Basically I will have spent $3.26 for diapers.

Transaction 2 – Second Trip

16 – Cover Girl Mascara B1G1 (Used 8 B1G1 Coupons 2/7 PG insert)

4 – Cadbury Eggs on sale $.50

1 – Destin $2.99 (Used $1 Johnson Baby products 3/7 RP insert)

Used $3/$15 coupon

Total $.12

Total coupon savings $75.92

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The Cost of Diapers 2010 – March Update

Wow!  I haven’t bought many diapers this month.    I’m definitely keeping my eye out for more deals.

After adding in my diaper purchases for February and March here is what I’ve spent so far on diapers this year.  I will be getting additional rebates for the Rite Aid Pampers and will subtract that when I get it.

I got my rebate check from Caregivers Market Place– $12.50!   Not bad for saving my receipts for Huggies diapers and a few other products then at the end of the year I filled out the rebate form.   I will add that $12.50 back into the cost of diapers for this year, since I didn’t include that in my calculations last year.

Click HERE to see my chart in Google Documents.

Date 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
. Total 622 $188.12 $133.04 $0.20
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Costco Kirkland Diapers $5 in-store coupon Great price

If you are a member of Costco, this is a great deal on diapers!  Click HERE for more information.

Limited Time Offer:

$5 in-store coupon – Valid for orders placed March 11, 2010 through April 3, 2010.  While supplies last.

**The $5 manufacturer’s discount will automatically be deducted at checkout.
State law may require sales tax to be charged on the pre-discounted price
if the product is
subject to sales tax.

You want what is best for your baby and your wallet, try new KIRKLAND Signature Supreme diapers.

Size 1-2, 216 diapers $39.99 – $5 = $34.99  or $.16 a diaper

Size 3, 208 diapers $49.99 – $5 = $44.99 or $.22 a diaper

Size 4, 186 diapers $49.99 – $5 = $44.99 or $.24 a diaper

Size 5, 168 diapers $49.99 – $5 = $44.99 or $.27 a diaper

Size 6, 135 diapers $49.99 – $5 = $44.99 or $.33 a diaper

Product features include:

Advanced shaping:  Provides baby with outstanding fit and comfort.

All around stretch: Delivers custom comfortable fit and containment around the waist, back and legs.  Maintains shape even during active playtime.

Super Absorbency:  Outstanding leakage protection, good for daytime and nighttime use.

Hypoallergenic: Does not contain natural rubber latex

Custom designs:  Two fun trendy designs in every box, scenic and contemporary for fashion conscious baby.  Unique animal icon for each size, clearly identifies each step size.

Ultra soft comfort: Soft materials on the inside and outside of diaper are gentle on tender skin.

Now available in Size 6: Costco members requested a Size 6, these are now available and fit children who are 35 lbs and over.  Got to love that!

My girlfriend Ruth just mentioned this in a comment earlier.  Thanks Ruth!

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Diaper Deal – Babies R Us – Free $20 Gift Card – 3/20/10 ONLY

Saturday, March 20, 2010  – Free $20 Gift Card when you buy ANY 2 Pampers Value Boxes of Diapers with Dry Max (92-252 ct)

Live Demo from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM FREE Giveaways while supplies last

Must buy 2 for offer on Saturday, March 20th only.  In-store only.  Quantities limited; no rain checks.  See back of gift card for Terms & Conditions.  Limit one per guest.

I just got my RedPlum coupons for 3/14/2010 early, thanks to my local paper – Fairfax Times.

There is an ad for Pampers and a $2 coupon!

Use 2 – $2 coupons RP 3/14

2 at $40.99 = OOP $77.98

– $20 Gift card = $57.98 for (200 – 432 diapers or $.29 – $.13 a diaper)

Size 6 – 100 diapers – $40.99 2 boxes and after Giftcard = $.29 a diaper

Size 5 – 124 diapers – $40.99 2 boxes and after Giftcard = $.23 a diaper

Size 4 – 140 diapers – $40.99 2 boxes and after Giftcard = $.21 a diaper

Size 2/3 – 152 diapers -$40.99 2 boxes and after Giftcard = $.19 a diaper

Size 3 – 160 diapers – $40.99 2 boxes and after Giftcard = $.18 a diaper

Size 2 – 184 diapers – $40.99 2 boxes and after Giftcard = $.16 a diaper

Size 1 – 216 diapers – $40.99 2 boxes and after Giftcard = $.13 a diaper

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The Cost of Diapers 2010 – February Update

After adding in my diaper purchases for January and February here is what I’ve spent so far on diapers this year.

I will be getting additional rebates for the Rite Aid Pampers and will subtract that when I get it.

This last week I got my rebate check from Caregivers Market Place– $12.50!   Not bad for saving my receipts for Huggies diapers and a few other products then at the end of the year I filled out the rebate form.   I will add that $12.50 back into the cost of diapers for this year, since I didn’t include that in my calculations last year.  Note:  This year 2010 Caregivers doesn’t offer the same rebates as in 2009.

Date Location Brand Size Number of Diapers/Training pants Regular Price Cost Cost per Diaper
01/02/10 Walmart Pampers 6 60 $19.92 $19.92 $0.30
01/01/10 Big Lots Big Lots 5 19 $3.33 $3.33 $0.18
01/10/10 CVS CVS Brand 6 40 $13.99 $2.21 $0.06
01/07/10 Alice.com Luvs 6 23 $6.92 $6.09 $0.26
01/20/10 Dirt Cheap! Luvs 6 480 $143.96 $85.00 $0.18
02/11/10 Rite Aid Pampers 6 26 $10.99 $5.49 $0.21
Total


648 $199.11 $122.04 $0.20
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Rite Aid Shopping Trip 02/11/10

I got out in the snow!  If it was only for a half hour give or take.  My hubby and daughter went with me to Rite Aid.  I had 2 $20 Gift of Savings Certificates that expire soon so I wanted to find the best way to use them.

I mentioned earlier about the P&G Olympic Visa Rewards Rebate #551VALID ONLY ON PURCHASES FROM 01/17/10 to 02/13/10

Purchase Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) Worth of Any Variety for a $5.00 VISA Reward Card OR
Purchase Fifty Dollars ($50.00) Worth of Any Variety for a $15.00 VISA Reward Card OR
Purchase One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) Worth of Any Variety for a $35.00 VISA Reward Card

My goals was to spend at $100 before coupons to get the $35 VISA card and also get as much Rite Aid rebates.

I had to change some of my purchases because they were out of some things.  I bought the CrossAction toothbrushes and batteries instead of Tide and Tide Action packs, my store doesn’t carry the Action packs yet.  I also bought the deodorant and body wash since there weren’t any more Bounty 6 packs.

Transaction 1

1 – Clairol Perfect 10 $9.99
Used the $5 P&G 2/7
Used the $1 Rite Aid Coupon Clairol Perfect 10

1 – Gillette Invisible Solid or Gel Deodorants $3.99
1- Gillette Body Wash $4.99
Used the coupon for FREE Gillette Body Wash when you buy Gillette Deodorant PG 2/7

1 – Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers 31-36 ct $8.99
Submit for  $2 SCR #42
Used the $1.50/1 from PG 2/7

1 – Herbal Essences Shampoo or Conditioner $3.00
1 – Herbal Essences Stylers $3.00

Used the coupon for FREE Styling Product wyb a Herbal Essenses Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Product from PG 2/7

1 – Duracell Re-Chargeable Pre-Charged Batteries or Value Battery Charger $11.99
Buy 1, Submit for $3 SCR # 83
use the $2/1 from 1/17

Used $5/20 coupon
Used $20 Gift Certificate

OOP used GC:  $5.51

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Transaction 2

1 – Gillette Shave Gel $2.99
Buy 1, Submit for $1 SCR # 53

Used the $1/1 from PG 2/7

1 – Venus Razor $7.99
1 – Olay Body Wash  $8.99 (bought the largest size I could find!)

Used the $2/1 Venus from PG 2/7
Also used the FREE Olay Body Wash wyb Venus Razor from PG 2/7

4 – Oral-B CrossAction Power Toothbrushes on sale 4/$24.00
Buy 4, Submit for $10 SCR # 62
Note: (4) $1/1 from PG 2/7  – These coupons weren’t accepted by the machine and the cashier wouldn’t push them through.  They say “CrossAction” so I’m not sure why they beeped.  I still bought them because I need to reach the $100.

2 – Vicks Nyquil $3.99  (Wanted the Dyquil but they were out!)
1 – Puffs Facial Tissues 132 ct  $2.49
Submit for $1 SCR #15
Used (2)  $2/1 from 1/17
Use the coupon for FREE Puffs, wyb 2 Vicks Products from PG 2/7

1 – Durcell Batteries 16 ct $11.99
Used a $2 coupon on package
Used the $3 coupon from Rite Aid for Durcell Batteries

Used the $5/$20
Used the $20 gift certificate

OOP:  $19.62

I will get $17 back in Rite Aid Check.
I will get the $35 Visa reward because I purchased $112 worth of merchandise.
Total = $52

Since I’m now considering any reward that is store credit as a coupon (i.e $20 gift certificates) rather than cash, then this was a profit of $26.87.

Profit: $26.87

I saved a lot because since most of the items were on sale BEFORE coupons the value of the products are worth more than $112. Taking what I spent out of pocket which equals $25.13 and not considering the rebates I saved 77% ($112-$25.13)/$112!   When you consider the rebates I will get I saved 123% ($112-$25.13+$52)/$112!!  Wow!

Thanks to KrazyCouponlady for all of the good ideas!

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Wow! Dirt Cheap – Thurmont, Maryland

My wonderful sister-in-law stopped at Dirt Cheap a couple weeks ago and she got me the best deal!   Probably one of the best deals this year!   She got me 480 for $85!  That is $.17 a diaper!  For size 6, I might add.

She also got me all of these wipes for $19.80!

So, what is Dirt Cheap?   I never heard of it myself until she called me to ask if I would like diapers and wipes.  It is a true rock bottom price store that gets truck loads of items and there are times you never know what they may have.  Per my family, it isn’t recommend to go out of your way just to see this store so it is recommended if you happen to be in the Thurmont, MD area stop by, you never know what you might find!

Dirt Cheap
The Store with Unbelievable Prices!!
6830G Putnam Rd
Thurmont, MD 21788
Phone: 301-898-8922
Email : bpwoguse@comcast.net
Address Map | Driving Directions
Hours: 10-6 7 Days a Week

Dirt Cheap is located just north of Frederick across from Beckley’s Camping Center at mile post 23. Dirt Cheap receives regularly weekly shipments of discount merchandise from a variety of sources and will never know what is arriving until it is unpacked and priced…Dirt Cheap!

The truth is-there could be Any Product of Any Type in this Store at Any Given Time! Don’t Miss Out on Dirt Cheap Prices! There are always ongoing in-store sales with discounts sometimes as high as 60% off.