Disclaimer: This isn’t a sponsored post. This is only my second post and I doubt Target even knows that I exist.
Yesterday I went to Target and saved a boatload of money on diapers! I came home after having spent $96.30 with all of the merchandise you see above (and a 12 pack of Dr. Pepper 10 that I forgot in the car until after I had taken the photo and Big Sister had already put the diapers in her closet), and $10.55 remaining on a Target gift card. How did I do it, you ask? Read below for tips to save money on diapers without extreme couponing!
- Check weekly store ads for savings. We have the Denver Post delivered to our house on Sundays only because we love the coupons and weekly store ads. The same can be found online, but I prefer to support the local paper and save money. This week, I noticed that there was a $25 dollar Target gift card savings (for use on a future purchase) when I spent $100 on baby care items like diapers, formula, and baby food (that’s 25% off!). In our house, we only use diapers (not the formula or baby food), but boy do we go through them! I don’t normally like to stockpile merchandise in our house, but diapers are the exception. Savings from this step = $25.00
- Clip coupons. Through the Sunday Denver Post we also get weekly manufacturer coupons. The weekly coupon offers for diapers don’t usually coincide with the sales at Target, but I had the following coupons in my drawer:
- $2.00 off a jumbo pack or larger of Huggies
- $2.50 off Huggies overnights
- $2.00 off Huggies Little Movers
- $2.00 off jumbo pack or larger of Pampers
- $1.50 off Pampers with purchase of 62 count or larger wipes
Savings from this step =$10.00
- Ibotta app. Ibotta is an application for smartphones (and based out of Denver, w00t w00t!) that allows you to save money on a rotating number of items at different stores. Truth be told, I found out about Ibotta because of their phenomenal beer coupons, but they have tons of diaper coupons as well. I watched two Pampers ads at 25 seconds a piece, and received a $0.25 coupon and a $1.50 coupon for Pampers. You can join my team and we will both earn a $10 starting bonus, and additional money each time either one of us redeems a rebate! Click here for the affiliate link.
Savings from this step = $1.75
- Cartwheel app by Target. This application allows you to add up to 10 discounted items to your virtual basket while you shop. I don’t have data on my phone, but Target has free in-store wireless. I just scanned each item as it went into my cart, and if the item wasn’t on sale, the app suggested a brand that was. I didn’t need much this trip, but I did save $0.36 on butter just for using the app.
Savings from this step = $0.36
- Target Red Card. With the Target Red Card, I save 5% on every purchase at Target, and I get free shipping on all my target.com orders. For this transaction, I saved $3.55 just by using my Red Card. You can sign up for a Red Card too, just use this affiliate link, and help financially power Pura Vida Moms at the same time! Target
Savings from this step = $3.55
- Bring your own bags. Target offers a $0.05 discount on any bag that you bring yourself and use in the store, (and they offer a recycling center for used electronics, batteries, and plastic bags right in store!).
Savings from this step = $0.15
Total savings for my Target trip = $40.81 That’s a 60% savings! On diapers!
Ok, so you realized that I received a $25 Target Gift Card ON A FUTURE PURCHASE. Well, Target allows that to be two separate and sequential transactions. So… simply group the diapers and wipes together to get those coupons, get the gift card, and use that gift card to buy the rest of the items in your cart. VOILA! How do you save extra money on diapers?