Thursday, January 29, 2009


Why are diapers so darned expensive?

I'm always out for a good diaper deal, and I looked at two today, one of which I rejected. I read a lot about people who shop at Walgreens and CVS, and after reading many, many blogs, I'm starting to understand how to do so.

For a good lesson on Walgreens, visit Carrie at and for a good lesson on CVS, visit Andrea at

In any case, the first deal I scoped out today was at CVS - they are running a deal on Huggies products, and after initially turning up my nose at Huggies (I was a Pampers mom), they were on such an irresistible special at Publix earlier this month that I could no longer resist (less than 20 cents per diaper!). Baby has been wearing them for a few weeks now, with no skin problems at all, and no leakage, unless you count the evil 8-pound diaper baby wound up with when Husband gave Baby a huge sippy cup full of water during a lengthy trip to Target. So right now, when you buy $20 of Huggies products (wipes, diapers, washes, etc.), you get $5 Extra Care Bucks (ECBs) for a future purchase. Of course, they only allow one per card, but even so. If you combine this deal with two of the recent $1.50 off diaper coupons that Huggies has had out, that's $3 off already. Then plus the extra $5 back, and another 75 cents per jumbo diaper pack from the Caregivers Marketplace, and you're looking at one heck of a diaper deal.

Huggies jumbo pack $10/each
$10 X 2= $20
-$5 ECB
-$3 in coupons
-$1.50 from Caregivers Marketplace
Final cost: $10.50

Another place I've heard about good diaper prices is - I have to say, I'm not impressed. Their prices don't seem great to start with, then you have to pay for shipping on top of those prices. They've started to accept manufacturers' coupons - you mail them in, they credit you for a future order - but still. It doesn't seem to add up to savings to me. Am I wrong? Did I miss something? Feel free to share that with me!

PS - Never heard of Caregivers Marketplace? Here's their site:
They give cash/check back for eligible products deemed "caregiving," like Huggies diapers. For a full list of products, visit their website.


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