Saturday, November 01, 2014

Starting Basics of Couponing

I used to be a big couponer, I did it for a while and built a amazing stock pile. Now that I have been out of the game a while, and our stock pile is beginning to dwindle, I am highly considering restarting. With couponing it is the same principle that applies to nearly everything in life, the more work you put into the greater the reward. My trips were never the 'extreme' kind where I got huge amounts for pennies, but on average I would save 50 to 75 percent on my trips. So if you like the sound of spending 25 to 50 dollars instead of $100, then couponing may be for you! Normally I am a bit of a cheater and I use several websites to do my weekly match ups for me, so all I have to do it pick and chose the items I want to buy, pull out my coupons and head out the door! But let first start with where to find coupons.

The primary source for coupons is going to be your Sunday Newspaper. Fairly simple, around here they range from $1.50 to $2.00 per paper. Some times if you have a Dollar Tree in your area they sell the paper for only a buck! I ideally recommend buying two papers every Sunday to start. This will get you two of each coupon. To be fully honest you really have to do this for about a month until they start matching up with sale items. So for about four weeks, you will buy these papers. If you are lucky sometimes you can dumpster dive at the local newspaper office and get these coupon inserts free!

The next source is printable coupons. There are a variety of sites out there that you can print from. here are the following ones I use:
There may be more out there, but these are my primary sources. These allow you to print 3 of each coupon from one computer. Printer doesn't matter, you just use a different computer and you can print 3 more. Also they DO NOT have to be in color! Print in black and white and save some money there.

Your final source is more random. You can find them as little tags on bottles, on boxes, in boxes with products, or at those little sample tables at stores. Random coupons companies give out to entice you to buy something new NOW.

My advice as your first step into your coupon adventure is just start buy using coupons on things you buy everyday. If you are wondering if a coupon exists for an item you want to buy you can find out here on the Coupon Data Base. You can search and it will tell you where to find it if there is one.

Everyone wants to coupon to save money, but to get started it is a small investment, in time and money. My first few coupon trips were not huge or thrilling, but the longer I did it the more I saved. I easily made up any extra money I spend that first month by month three. This is something that can take up as little or as much of your time as you please. There are MANY groups and websites that can help guide you and point you in the right direction. Google and Youtube are your friends!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Ultimate List of TWIN or MORE Freebies, Samples, and Coupons!

So I am expecting twins come January 2015 and there are a ton of different sites that have small or partial lists of companies that offer multiples programs. I finally got fed up with all these little lists and made a master list after searching through many many websites! The following list includes companies with physical addresses you can mail your request to, some have phone numbers you can call to request, and others have only the website option of requesting. Most of these companies do require some sort of proof of multiple births, whether that be a crib card, photo copy of a birth certificate, or just a letter from the doctor or hospital. I cannot guarantee that all these companies offer a program, or coupons, etc. This is the best list I could come up with, but if you find more let me know! Also if you contact a company and they offer NOTHING, LET ME KNOW! Even if a company doesn't have a multiples program a lot of them will send out free stuff/coupons for new babies anyways!

For those you write letters to here is a example of the letter(adjust as needed)

To Whom It May Concern: On (date), my husband and I became the proud parents of (twins/triplets/quads). We understand that your company offers promotional products (or coupons) to families with multiples. We would like to take advantage of this offer. Enclosed are copies of birth certificates for our children. Thank you for your time, consideration, and support. We greatly appreciate it!
Street Address
City, State, Zip
****Also if you do not feel comfortable sending a photo copy of birth certificate, any form of birth proof should work, such as documentation from the hospital or crib card as well.

Advil Forum on Health Education
Dept. CAM
1500 Broadway, 25th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Alli Taylor 
Alli Taylor Bedding, Inc.
7208 Shepstone Place
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Notes: 10% off for multiples – mention at time of ordering

 American Baby Magazine – Click “Free Subscription” at the top of the page

Anbesol – Free Teething Chart

Aquaphor – Eucharin
Audio-Therapy Innovations
Attn: Baby go to Sleep Center
P.O. Box 550
Colorado Springs, CO 80901
Will send free CD or CD set for families with triplets or more

Babies “R” Us
The Multiple Birth Discount Program is designed to assist parents of multiple births when purchasing high ticket items. Parents qualify when they have 2 or more babies the same age. This promotion, however, is honored in store only unless the item is out of stock in the store or is an online only item in which case an exception may occur. We offer 10% off two or more of the same item purchased in the same order (for example two cribs, two bedding sets, 2 strollers, etc.) The discount pertains to the following categories only: furniture, bedding sets and baby gear* (this offer is not available on special purchase items). For additional information, please contact your nearest Babies “R” Us store. *Baby Gear includes car seats, strollers, travel yards, high chairs, swings, gates, exersaucers/walkers, and backpack/carriers.

Baby Blanket Suncare
254 Hornbine Road
Rehoboth MA, 02769

Baby Depot:
Multiple Birth Discount: Buy 2 like items and receive a 10% discount.

Baby Orajel – Click “Coupons”

Call number above to receive a New Parent Package.
To receive coupons sign-up for eNew at one email address per child.

Blairex Laboratories, Inc.
1600 Brian Drive
PO Box 2127
Columbus, IN 47202-2127

Boudreaux's Butt Paste
1600 Brian Drive
Columbus, IN 47201

Multiple Birth Program
2400 W. Lloy Expressway
Evansville, IN 47721

Burlington Coat Factory
20% off second item if purchase two identical items, 30% off third if purchase three identical items, 40% off fourth item if purchase four identical items, etc.

Mrs. Meyers Clean Day

Carnation Good Start Formula
Carter's Multiples
206 State Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Diaper Genie – Product samples and rebate form. Send copies of birth certificates to:
Playtex Products
Attn: Multiple Birth Program
75 Commerce Drive
Allendale, NJ 07401

Dr. Browns
Handi-Craft Company
4433 Fyler Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63116

Earth's Best Baby Foods
Consumer Relations
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
4600 Sleepytime Dr.
Boulder, CO 80301
Newsletter, product information, coupons

Attn: Multiple Birth Program
1801 Commerce Drive
Piqua, OH 45356
free disposable bottles, nipples, sippy cups, & learning rings; copy of birth certificates required

Fisher Price
Sign up for email newsletters with special offers, product information and parenting tips.
1-800-432-Kids (1-800-432-5437)
The First Years: **SEE Below RC2 Brands

Gerber Baby Food
1-800-4-GERBER / 1-800-443-7237
Gerber Products Co. 
445 State Street
Fremont, MI 49413-0001
Will send coupons for food and apparel and a feeding spoon for each baby; copy of birth certificates required

Halo Innovations
HALO Innovations Inc.
111 Cheshire Lane, Suite 700 Minnetonka, MN 55305
1-888-999-HALO (4256), Ext. 119
Notes: BOGO ½ off for multiples, must call in order to use this special

Hasbro, Inc. (Playskool)
1027 Newport Ave.
P.O. Box 1059
Pawtucket, RI 02862-1059

c/o LT apparel group
A division of Lollytogs
100 West 33rd Street Suite 1012
New York NY 10001

JCPenney Portraits
Can get coupons: Go to website, click on “coupons and more,” then “newborn savings,” then “multiples and more” and fill in info.

Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
199 Grandview Road
Skillman, NJ 08558-9418
Will send samples of lotion, booklet, and coupons.

Kia Motors
UK (UK only) families expecting or parenting quintuplets less than 6-months-old can get a FREE 7-seater Kia Carens. Other UK parents of multiples qualify for a signifcant discount on this model as well.

Kids II INC.
Attn: Consumer Services Department/
Multiple Birth Program
555 North Point Center East Suite 600
Alpharetta, GA 30022

Kimberly Clark (Huggies)
1-800-544-1847 / 1-800-388-3166 / 1-800-835-7268 Fax 920-721-0260
Kimberley Clark
Dept. QMB
PO Box 2020
Neenah, WI 54957-2020
Will send coupons for Huggies diapers, wipes and other products. They will also add you to their mailing list for coupons; copy of birth certificates may be required.

Kolcraft N. Carolina
Attn: Delila
10832 NC Hwy 211 East
Aberdeen, NC 28315


Leap Frog Main Office
640 Hollis Street
Suite 100
Emeryville, CA 94608-1071

Learning Curve Brands/The First Years
Attn: Multiples Birth Program
2021 9th St SE
Dyersville, IA 52040
Fax: 563-875-8263 Attn: Multiples Birth ProgramInclude name, address, phone number and proof of births.
Also sign up for Community at for free promotions & sweepstakes..

Heart Song
1950 Waldorf NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49550-7100

Little Me
Multiple Births Program
112 W 34th St.
New York, New York 10120
Little Remedies – Coupons & Promotions

Little Tikes
Two shopper’s guides per year
Little Tikes
Attn: Contribution Committee
2180 Barlow Road
PO Box 2277
Hudson, OH 44236-0877

Mead-Johnson (Enfamil/Prosobee)
1-800-BABY-123 / 1-800-222-9123
Mead Johnson Nutritionals
2400 West Lloyd Expy – B215
Evansville, IN 47721
Helping Hands Program through pediatrician or NICU for multiples that provides
3 cases of formula per baby for triplets. Sales Rep has to submit paperwork. They also have the Famliy Beginnings Program for coupons and mailings. Name, address and email, please call to let them know babies are born.

1101 Corporate Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
Fax: 815-363-1246

McNeil Consumer Products (Tylenol) 

Mother's Little Miracle
Stain remover; discount for parents of multiples; will send free sample

Munchkin, Inc.
7835 Gloria Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Expanscience Laboratories dba
1537 Waukegan Road
Waukegan, IL 60085

Nature's Goodness
1-800-USA-BABY / 1-800-872-2229
Bay Valley Foods
Consumer Repsonse
P.O. Box 763
Horsham, PA 19044-0763
Will send coupons, newsletter, and special offers

Nestle Infant Nutrition
Wilkes Barre, PA 18703
copy of birth certificates required

No Brainer Blinds and Shades
FREE Safety Offer
Three Brainer Tower
4660 Beechnut
Houston, TX 77096
Safety kit for blinds cords; mail self-addressed/stamped envelope and write the word "tassel" or "cleat" on the return envelope.

Novartis Pharmaceuticals (Triaminic)
Coupons for Triaminic products

Nuby Inc. 
Attn: Customer Service 
3030 Aurora Ave. 
Monroe, LA 71201


Nursery® Water Promotions
P.O. Box 43382
Atlanta, GA 30336

Ocean Spray
Ocean Spray Canberries, Inc
Consumer Affairs Dept.
1 Ocean Spray Drive
Lakeville-Middleborough, MA 02349

One Step Ahead Mail Order Catalog
PO Box 517
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
1-800-274-8440 / 1-800-950-9120
10% discount for twins, 15% for triplets, call for catalog

OshKosh B'Gosh
Store discount for multiples, so bring copies of birth certificates to the store to register for the discount. (Not good for OshKosh products sold at other stores.)

Perfectly Safe
800-837-KIDS / 800-898-3696
Catalog for kids’ safety and childproofing items; multiples discount of 20%, type  MULTIPLES in discount code section for online orders

Pfizer Inc.
235 East 42nd Street 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Playtex Products
20 Troy Road
Whittany, NJ 07981
International Playtex
700 Fairfield Ave
P.O. Box 10064
Stamford, CT 06904

Proctor & Gamble (Pampers/Luvs/Baby Fresh)
1-800-543-0480 / 1-800-726-7377 (Pampers)
Triplets or More call number above ask for Multiple Birth Program

RC2 Brands/ The First Years
ATTN: Multiple Birth Program
100 Technology Center Drive Suite 2A
Stoughton,MA 02072

Right Start Catalog
Discount for parents of multiples if purchase item of same class. If ordering by phone ask for discount; if ordering online, call and give order number to get discount.

Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Show
Baby's First Circus Program
8607 Westwood Center Dr.
Vienna, VA 22182
Free tickets for babies under 1-year to use any time during lifetime. Send child's name, address, birth date, birth certificates, parents' names, number of children in household, address, and phone #.

Ross Labs (Similac/Isomil), / 
1-800-222-BABY-LINE / 1-800-222-9546 / 1-800-232-7677
Welcome Addition Club; teddy bears, formula samples, newsletters, coupons

2305 Breton Industrial Park Dr. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508-1548
Safe Beginnings
Get 20% off, call to request catalog and to get discount code for online purchases

 Sensational Beginnings Catalog
P.O. Box 2009
987 Stewart Road
Monroe, MI 48162
10% discount for multiples, call for catalog and then call to place order to get.

Seventh Generation
Seventh Generation
60 Lake Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Similac Formula – Click “Offers”
Abbott Laboratories
Similac Formula
625 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus, OH. 43215-1754
You also can sign up for their twins program through your pediatrician’s office. Ask the doctor or one of the nurses to talk to the Similac representative.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Parents of multiples who book a room at participating Starwood Hotels and Resorts (LeMeridien, Four Points, Westin, The Luxury Collection, aloft, Sereton, element, St Regis, and W hotels), can contact the hotel where the reservation is made and confirm a guaranteed connecting room and also get a discounted room rate (based on availability.) In addition to the contecting room and discount, the hotels offer cribs, rollaway beds, outlet covers, refrigerators, and bottle warmers to make your journey a little easier. See website for details. Note: Initial searches by destination will list starting rates only. This rate does not reflect the parents of multiples discount, but once the 'Book Now' link is clicked for a specific hotel, the discounted rate, if one its available, will appear.

State Farm Insurance

Stork Support, LLC
Whether the stork arrived recently or years ago, parenthood is challenging.  Stork Support, LLC can help.
Offers a 10% discount to MOST families
Summer Laboratories, Inc.
(Triple Paste for Triplets Program)
103 G. P. Clement Dr.
Collegeville, PA 19426
Summer Infant Products
33 Meeting St
Cumberland, RI 02864

Tiny Love/The Maya Group, Inc.
Attn: Multiple Birth Dept.
7312 Murdy Circle
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Today’s Kid, Inc.
12500 East 86th St. North, #102
Owasso, OK 74055
Offers a 15% discount for families with multiples

2021 9th St. SE
Dyersville, IA 52040

Tommee Tippee
Mayborn USA Inc
1 Edgewater Drive Suite 109,
Norwood, MA 02062

 Totally Toddler
Attn: Multiple Birth Program
P.O. Box 227215
Dallas TX. 75222-7215
Toys R Us
Baby registry, seasonal catalogs with coupons

Triaminic Clinic – Ask for free “House Call Kit”
Call 800-KIDS-987

Tylenol – Free samples & booklet
Call 800-962-5357 (press #5) Offer by phone only

1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20500
Will send a signed letter of congratulations from the President and First Lady; Send a note to their office with the babies names, date of birth, and names of parents.

Triple Paste for Triplets
Parents of Triplets or more (born within the past year) can sign up at our website and receive a package with Triple Paste diaper rash cream, Triple Cream baby eczema cream, and inclusion in our special Triplets savings club at no-cost.

Unilever Consumer Services
920 Sylvan Avenue – 2nd floor
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Will send coupons