Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Getting baby gear at a good price online!

When you have a baby you always want the latest fashionable baby gear, but it costs, and usually big bucks, however you can sometimes get these things for a good price! So here is my top tips on how to get what you love for a good price.

1. Work out your must have, look at reviews online, figure out how you might use it, talk to people who have it, and most of all find a store that stocks it and try it out! This is so important for big buys.

Tip - remember that customers are more likely to leave a review if there is something wrong with it than if they love it, and use your common sense I once read a review for a highchair and the customer commented that "he was disappointed with the color as it was beige instead of white" turns out it comes in 4 different colors and he didn't realize he brought a different color!

2. Take your time in purchasing so you have a chance to wait for a good deal to come up, if you need it right now you are less likely to find the price you want!

3. Shop around, you have several ways to do this. Find the item that you want on several different online stores and compare the prices to get a rough idea of what the average price is then you can start hunting for a good deal. Look in weird places too, for example in May we brought a Baby Bjorn carrier from drugstore for around $30 cheaper than I could find anywhere else! In January we brought a Phil and Ted's traveller crib for under $100 when they retail at $200 in Costco. (You don't have to have a Costco card to buy from them online, they just add a 5% surcharge to your order).

Tip: Most online stores will do free shipping if your item is over $100 but if they don't search for FREE SHIPPPING PROMO CODE in google with the store name and see what comes up.

4. Look for promotional money off deals for the stores you find come up, I find google the best for this. For example we recently brought a Beaba Babycook at Albee Baby which retails for around $150 usually, I had been keeping an eye out for a good deal and it was the same price but I found a 20% off code 20OFF and with most you can try out different codes to work out what saves you the most money!

Tip: With items that are new to the market or still a new or stand alone product you will be less likely to find it at a bargain price so instead look for either a fixed sum of money off your order or a percentage! Like the Babycook above! For example if you use the code HANN5030 you can save $10 on your order at if you spend $49 you get free shipping too.

You have to do your research and hunt around to get the best deals, and as I said earlier look on the weird websites where the product you are looking for is not a standard item (like the drugstore). I find that amazon (use the search bar on my page) is a good place to get a good idea of the average price and they also have great deals to watch out for!

Good hunting, let me know if you find some good deals online so we can share them!

Monday, 26 July 2010


So recently I discovered swagbucks I had no idea what it was so out of curiosity I had a look! Basically it is a search engine which you can use the same as you would do any other search engine except that you earn points (swagbucks) by doing so. Not every search gets you swagbucks but some do and you can earn extra swagbucks by finding new codes on their blog, entering their daily polls, referring friends, buying things online and completing surveys - all stuff which is fairly easy!

So what can you do with your swagbucks?
Well there are a number of different things you can do. One is to exchange them for gifts and they have a huge selection from electronics to music but one of the things that really caught my eye was $5.00 amazon gift cards. It wouldn't take you very long to enough to earn enough swagbucks to get quite a few of these. I don't know about you but we buy lots of things on amazon including our diapers at a reduced rate (see my previous blog and follow the amazon diaper link on my page to find out more) so this would come in pretty handy!

You can also use your swagbucks to enter the swagstakes which are sweepstakes to win prizes some of which have limited entry so your chances of winning suddenly increase dramatically! Anyway however you chose to spend them it the chance to get something for nothing!

SO how do you sign up for Swagbucks?
Click here Swagbucks and it will take you to the sign up page where you can sign up and you get 30 swagbucks to start you off!

So sign up and come and let me know how you get on!

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Pampers Gifts to Grow

I wanted to tell you about Pampers Gifts to Grow!

I am sure you all know what it is but you basically enter the codes from your diaper packs and wipes at pampers and you collect points that you can use to get loads of different things from money off at to magazine subscriptions or toys. Well worth a look as yesterday on my blog I told you how I used 1050 gifts to grow points to get $21 off my order.

They are always free bonus codes floating around that you can use to get extra points so here are some to help you out:

15GTGSUMMERFUN 15 points
25GTGSUMMER2010 25 points
FACEBOOKJUL2010 10 points
WELCOME2GTG2010 10 points
GTGLEARNMORE089 10 points
GTGPLAY3USA2010 30 points
4THFACEBOOK2010 10 points

Thats 275 points in total to help you get started!

If you sign up at pampers they will also send you emails with special offers on so you can earn extra gift to grow points. They also send me a monthly email with updates on how my baby is growing and developing and the things to look for each month and helpful hints!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Amazon's Subscribe and Save Program - Diaper Savings!

I love amazon, we have got very lazy since having a baby and rather than leave the house we just order it on amazon and have it shipped straight to us! I found this amazing scheme on amazon called subscribe and save and the amazing thing is that they ship your boxes of diapers for free on two days shipping and you get 15% of the price every time you buy. At the moment amazon subscribe and save are offering 30% off to all their subscribe and save customers on all their diapers and wipes so the regular box of diapers I usually buy was $28.34 instead of $40.49. THIS IS A HUGE SAVING! You don't have to be a coupon queen or a savvy mum to work out this is a really good deal!

You then pick how often you want your item to be delivered, once every month, every six months etc... but the great thing is you don't have to stay subscribed you can cancel at anytime. The great thing I found was that just before you are due a repeated subscription they email you to check you still want it and you have the option to move it back a month or two if you need too, and you can go in at anytime and bring your order forward as well. We found it a great way to make sure we never run out of diapers!

Follow the link on my blog amazon and you can save as well! Saving's

So I wanted to tell you about how you can save at

Yesterday I managed to get a box of 184 pampers diapers for $17.13 and a pack of 36 for $3.87, how did I do it? I used this code HANN5030 to get $10 off my order as a new customer, this code also will get me $5 off my order the next time as well. In order to qualify for the code you have to spend $49 but this also gets you free shipping (usually it is $4.99 for orders over $25). I then used my pampers gifts to grow codes to get the $3 off promotional code they are currently offering, the great thing is you can use as many of these codes as you like all in the same transaction. The more points you have, the more codes you can get and the more you can save!

Start your saving now!