Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Target Ain't Got Poop On These!

B. Cooper - Your welcome ladies.

It may still be 5 1/2 months away, but I'm already thinking about how I can save money raising a child! I've decided to start with the product that Dads dread more than anything, diapers. After my initial visit to Target's baby section, I noticed how expensive diapers can get. Sorry hippies, I'm not going to carry around soiled cloth diapers. However, I may try to go the organic route which I think may be free of dyes, perfumes, etc. Since, the Target visit, I've become somewhat obsessed with the diaper isle and prices at every store I stop in to. Funny enough, it was by accident that I came across the cheapest option aside from manufacturing your own Pampers! Upon one of my frequent visits to Amazon.com, my cat walked across my keyboard, spelled out diapers and clicked enter! Prior to this feline miracle,buying diapers online never even crossed my mind. As I researched further, I saw a text link near the description of some Pampers (Pampers Baby Dry Diapers Economy Plus Pack, Size 3, 204 Count) that said "Subscribe & Save! $34.75 ($0.17/count)" with the savings shown at over $6 per box of diapers, and shipping is always free!!
OMG, it gets even better. After clicking that link, I then saw this on:

Save an extra 30% with Subscribe & Save and Amazon Mom: Get the standard 15% discount when you sign up for Subscribe & Save delivery. Combine that with an additional 15% savings exclusively for Amazon Mom members on select diapers and wipes, and this item's current price drops to $28.62 ($0.14 / count) . Not an Amazon Mom member? Join now. Subscribe & Save shipping is always free. No fees, no risks, no obligations. See details.

Let's compare other big box retailers price on this same product:
  1. Walmart - $40.88 plus shipping
  2. Target - $44.99 save 10% on the purchase of 2 and free shipping on orders over $50
  3. Diapers.com - They didn't have the exact package, but their price was comparable with Walmart
Similar to Diapers.com, you can auto purchase and maintain shipment frequency options with Amazon.com. Talk about convenience. If only they could do this with cereal, beer and ice cream!

$28 for 204 Pampers diapers with free shipping if you sign up for Amazon Mom (or Dad, relative, etc. - it's free to sign up) and subscribe to get your diapers sent automatically (you can change your delivery schedule or cancel at any time). Not bad!? BUT, upon further consideration, I'm probably going to try out cloth diapers for around the house. I guess it's the granola in me (and the cheap ass).

Whether you go with cloth diapers for financial, health or environmental concerns, you can learn a little more about the difference between reusable and disposable diapers in this article from Giggle Magazine.

Have you tried this service or one like it before? How'd it go? Would you recommend it? Also, if you have tried cloth diapers, please let me know how that went too! Leave a comment below. Thanks!


  1. BTW, the cat story was a total lie and I used the picture of Bradley Cooper as bait to get the woman to to post. Did it work?

  2. I loved the picture of Bradley Cooper. Yes, it did work.

  3. Ok, I admit, the Cooper picture totally sucked me in, but I read all of these posts anyway. Good luck with your plan. It sounds great. Diapers and formula are by far super expensive. However, wait until they get to be teens and their grocery bill is astronomical....if you have a girl, there is makeup, clothing, hair products, etc........

  4. We also considered the cloth diaper route but decided against it because of how many different people would be babysitting, etc. and we didn't want to burden anyone. I did the pampers from amazon for a few months also - GREAT DEAL like you obviously figured out! Once their poop is more solid, the Target generic brand works great and that's what we use now...way cheap!! Plus the older they get the few diapers you'll go through in a day.

  5. I love talking about poop. Don't you? Great point Kelly. I'll definitely try to use a combo of cloth and disposable. Especially for babysitter's sake. Great point!


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