Babies might be adorable little things - but they are also expensive! - so it's always a good idea to stock up on baby necessities when there are deals on. I've always been fond of a bargain, so this is something I did a lot when my two were little.
Last year Pampers introduced a week of deals that proved to be so popular that they're bringing it back again in 2016, only this time with even more amazing savings! Pampers Wonder Week runs from today until 6 April 2016, and sees Pampers working with selected retailers across the UK to bring you some seriously fantastic deals on their entire range. It's all about buying in bulk to make savings - and also for convenience, as your nappies and wipes can be delivered straight to your door (a godsend in those early, sleep deprived days!). I only ever used Pampers nappies with the girls - other 'leading' and supermarket brands just didn't come close to giving the comfort, reliability and absorbency that Pampers give - and I still always have a packet of Pampers Sensitive Wipes in my handbag to this day.
All you have to do to take advantage of the offers available is visit the Wonder Week website, choose your preferred retailer from the list, pick your deal and click through to their specific website to make your purchase - it really is that simple! And this year Fairy Non Bio have got in on the action which makes the deal an excellent one, even for parents of older children.
Pampers have also been taking advice from my bargain-loving fellow blogger, Miss Thrifty, who has these top tips to share on successful bulk buying:
1. Always compare costs and check the price per unit.
In the UK, a product’s price label on the supermarket shelf will also specify the price per unit: if you are considering a bulk purchase of a product, then check this price-per-unit, compare it and make a judgement call as to whether you will be saving money in the long-term.
2. “Stack” coupons and offers for additional savings.
To “stack” is to put multiple coupons towards the purchase of a single item. You can collect coupons from magazines and websites. If the supermarket with the best bulk-buy offers isn’t your closest, remember that you can obtain the savings anyway, if you take advantage of price match schemes.
3. If you are buying baby products, think long-term.
Think ahead if you are bulk-buying baby items such as clothes and nappies - my little one has already outgrown his 0-3 month outfits, Babies grow so quickly, so it’s sensible to buy a size up, or mix and match your bulk buy products. Disposable baby wipes are something you’ll be buying for years, so your bulk buy will definitely get used!
4. Be wary of bulk-buying a product or brand you haven’t bought previously.
Fortunately, many of the baby brands are available to try at no cost or low cost: Pampers, for example, will send you free samples.
5. Remember to adjust your household budget.
For those new to bulk-buying, here is a neat idea from an American money-saving blog, which is applicable to UK shoppers: raise your grocery budget, temporarily, by 25% - “take advantage of big sales when you see them…eventually, you won’t need that extra 25%” (The Simple Dollar)
*All pricing is at the sole discretion of the retailer