If you haven’t already seen on Facebook, Oh Amy, Dear is expecting a new addition to the blog, due June 2016. Since the blog originally started as a wedding diary, then morphed into saving while being married, it’s only natural to take the next step and start saving on baby!
My husband and I couldn’t be happier to welcome our bundle of joy! We’re both hard at work making our debut as parents as easy as possible on the checkbook. He is busy growing his online writing consultancy to increase our income (check his work out here). And what do you think I’m doing? Scouring the internet for tips, coupons, freebies, of course!
In my searching, I’ve realized it’s hard to find one location with all of the information I wanted. Even if I could find something close to that, it was three or four years old and the links were broken. I’m not going to let you spend the same hours I spent compiling a list for yourself, though. I’ve done the work for you!
The list below has easy links to register or submit requests easily to each website (and some offline tips). It is by no means comprehensive, but that just means I’ll update the list as time goes on. So check back frequently for updates, and comment below with your own favorite offers!
Last Updated: January 2, 2016
Note: For a lot of sites below, I’ll link to the Contact page for each brand. This is because you can often get free coupons and samples by writing to a company and telling them you like their product, you have a suggestion, or you want to try what they sell. Develop a template for what you’ll submit on each contact form and save yourself some time. (Read more about contacting companies here.)
The following links take you to websites that offer weekly or monthly email newsletters. These clubs and emails will often give you exclusive access to sample offers and great coupons.
Babble from Disney (website) – Email newsletter, advice, resources
New! Pick Up the Values (parent coupon site for Huggies, Pull Ups, Goodnites)
Other Online Offers
This is a mix of other offers from websites, like reading materials, registry freebies, samples, and more.
American Baby Magazine – Receive 6 free issues, no strings attached!
Amazon Baby Registry – Discounts, free offers, and more (free offers vary based on when you sign up and if you are a Prime member or not)
Babies ‘R’ Us Registry – Get up to 10% cash back on a gift card for everything purchased off your registry.
The Honest Company – Free samples of diapers and/or baby bath products, pay $5.95 S&H (this does sign you up for a subscription, so be sure to cancel within 7 days of receiving your samples if you don’t want to continue)
New! Simply Right – Free samples of diapers (1/2/16: This site is under maintenance and they are not offering samples currently. I will update this post when they are live. Thank you!)
Even though it’s 2016, not all savings has to happen in the digital world. Going in to brick and mortar stores as well as reaching out to your own medical and resource networks can net big savings!
Motherhood Maternity – Though I haven’t stopped by myself yet, I’ve heard from plenty of friends that just by going into the store and talking to an employee will net you coupons and freebies. Can’t wait to try!
Find a Store
Consignment Stores & Websites – These are great places to purchase clothes for you and baby, since you’re both changing in size quickly over time and need new outfits.
Your Insurance Company, local WIC Office, and/or Doctor/Midwife/Hospital – Often insurance companies or other local groups (like WIC and your health provider) will have programs you can sign up for, classes to take, and even access to free products like:
- Birthing Center tours
- Books and Pamphlets
- Breast pump
- Product samples
Baby & Mommy Shows/Conventions – These are phenomenal one-stop shops for more samples and freebies than you can hold! Bring a partner or friend and spring for the VIP ticket if you can – it’s usually worth the gift bag and goodies you’ll get. To find one close to you, search by city name + “baby shower show” or “mommy con” in Google (Portland & PacNW links below).
BabyFest NW | KidFest NW | MommyCon
Did I leave something out? Comment below to share your savings tips and links!