Saving Money On Diapers At Target

Saving Money On Diapers At Target























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!


Look at all those diapers!

  1. 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
  2. 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

  1. 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

  1. 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

  1. Target Red Card.  With the Target Red Card, I save 5% on every purchase at Target, and I get free shipping on all my 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

  1. 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

Reciept 1

Total savings for my Target trip = $40.81  That’s a 60% savings!  On diapers!

Reciept 2Ok, 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?


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  • Reply
    March 11, 2016 at 9:38 am

    How do I explain what a chayote is to a cashier at the grocery store?

    • Reply
      March 11, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      Ha! I just tell them what it is, sometimes spell it, or worst case scenario I tell them the price. If a cashier tells me they know what it is, I’m always so excited! Let me know how it goes… I’m sure you will be making the light version!

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    March 12, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Smart stuff! I was just there today buying diapers for C… I should have read your post first! Do you know if they ever run sales or manufacturer’s coupons for some of the brands like Earth’s Best or Honest Co? My kids have the most sensitive skin ever and we can’t go the Huggies or Pampers route. They have expensive bottoms, haha!

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      March 12, 2016 at 8:54 pm

      Man, I should have posted earlier! I know that the gift cards usually work for Honest and Seventh Generation at Target. I also know that the subscribe and save on Amazon is a REALLY good deal for Seventh Generation. I feel so lucky that my girls can wear any brand of diaper… but they are both allergic to grass, which has it’s own set of problems!