Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Customer Service Review: Kanga Care / Rumparooz

Grade: F

Company: Kanga Care (maker of Rumparooz, Lil Joeys, EcoPosh cloth diapers)

Short Story: incompetent, unhelpful, somewhat unethical

Long story:

I started having really bad leak issues and went through ALL the troubleshooting of stripping them with this and that and the other thing, checking fit, adding every kind of absorbent insert in the book. I contacted Kanga Care for advice on what to do next since nothing was working. We went in circles for weeks and weeks about how to solve this and they kept giving me the the same advice:

Free Pampers wipes at King Soopers (plus cheap body wash)

 

Pampers wipes, 72ct - $0.99
Use $0.50 off ONE Pampers Wipes 60 ct. or larger
$0.99-$1.00 = FREE wipes

Johnson and Johnson Head to Toe Body Wash - $1.99
Use $1/1 coupon found here: http://www.johnsonsbaby.com/baby-coupons
$1.99-$1.00 = $0.99 each

These are all part of the Buy 5, Save $5 deal so you must buy in increments of 5 items to get the savings.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Baby Savings: Bedding

If you are someone who MUST have a matching sheet/bumper/quilt/wall hangings set, then this post is not for you.

If you are someone who looks at those matching sheet/bumper/quilt/wall hangings sets and wonders how in the world to avoid spending such an insane amount, then this post is for you.

It's very simple really

Fitted Sheets: $9.99 each (even if you buy 3 or 4, you're spending less).


Heavy Blanket: $14.99


Average Matching Set: $80.00
My Cost: $24.98
Savings: $55.02

See? It still matches and everything. Plus, bumpers are supposedly a no-no these days so why spend money on a set that includes one?

Baby Savings: Crib

I bought a used crib. Ultimate crime, I know.

In searching for a used crib, you have to ask ALL the right questions to make sure you are getting a crib that is SAFE. When I emailed people about their used cribs on Craigslist, I asked a TON of questions and probably left most of them thinking I was a psycho. But, I prefer to be labeled as such over running the risk of putting my baby in a questionable crib.

Questions to ask when buying a used crib:

What brand?
What model number?
What year?

If people didn't have these answers, I did not even CONSIDER buying the crib -even if the crib looked like a reputable brand/model from the picture. If I didn't know for sure, I considered it to be dangerous.

I took this information and Googled the absolute snot out of the crib. Many didn't make the cut and it took me months to finally find a crib that I thought was a good value AND safe. 

I ended up purchasing a Da Vinci Emily II in white.

So this is my crib:




This is the crib new in the store:
New: $209.00
Used: $100.00
Savings: $109.00


Monday, August 27, 2012

Diaper Deals - Week of 8/26/12

Head on over to The Thrifty Couple to see this week's diaper deals!

Baby Deals

Vitacost - Free Shipping on orders over $25!

Vitacost - We Take the Cost out iof Healthy Living

Vitacost, an online vitamin and natural foods store, is offering free shipping on orders of $25 or more in good through this Wednesday, August 29th.

They also offer a $10 off of $10 for new customers (you just pay shipping): Get your coupon here!

You can combine the two offers but the free shipping is on order of $25 AFTER the $10/$10 coupon...so $35 minus $10 off coupon = free shipping. :)

This is a great way to get soy milk, rice milk, vitamins, etc - all things that can be a bit unfriendly to the budget!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Diaper Deals Week of 05/27/12

I know, I know, it's Wednesday and I'm just getting these up. My apologies! I'm still figuring out how to blog with a crying baby :)

In-Store Diaper Deals

Walgreens


Huggies Big Packs on sale for $19.99 this week 5/27 - 6/2/12. Includes: Snug and Dry and Little Movers Diapers.

Please note, there are no new Huggies diaper coupons for the normal diapers by themselves, so check through your coupon stash to see if there are any coupons you may have from past promotions