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When you’re working hard as a stay-at-home working mom, you look for any way to save money. Diapers are probably one of the least fun things you buy each month. One of my favorite work-at-home mom tips is how to save money on diapers.
Before you get started with using my method, be sure that you try out a few diaper brands to see what works for you. Diapers fit every child differently, so you don’t want to end up with a large supply of diapers that result in blowouts.
Start with smaller packages of diapers before using my money-saving method. When you’re ready, here’s how to get started.
Work-at-home mom tips for saving on diapers
I’ve found that Walmart is the cheapest place to get diapers. We order Huggies Snug and Dry because it’s the cheapest diaper that works well for my son. Currently, my son is wearing size 4 diapers, so that’s what I’ll base my example on.
Here’s my step-by-step guide to saving money on diapers.
- Sign up for Swagbucks.
- Visit MyGiftCardsPlus through Swagbucks.
- Purchase a $50 Walmart gift card. This generally earns you 2% back in Swagbucks, which is $1 back. Plus, using your credit card enables you to get 1% cashback on most major credit cards, making your savings a total of $1.50.
- Through Swagbucks, visit Walmart.com.
- Using your gift card, purchase the largest quantity available for your preferred diaper. For mine, it’s 184 diapers for $44.16. Generally, Swagbucks runs a 2% cashback on Walmart.com. That means you’ll earn another $1 back.
Your total cost savings are $2.50. For me, this makes my diapers cost $41.66 or $0.22 per diaper. That’s a cost savings of $0.02 per diaper. We generally use five diapers or so per day, which means we’re saving $0.10 per day, $0.70 per week, $2.17 per month, and $36.50 per year.
While that might not sound like tons of money, saving $36.50 per year off of $401.50 is 14% off my annual diaper supply. And depending on how long your child is in diapers and how many children you have currently wearing diapers, this can have an impact on your monthly budget.
More about Swagbucks
The more you use Swagbucks, the more impact it will have on your monthly budget. I try to take about one survey a week to keep up my earnings. Plus, nCrave activities run in the background on my laptop and phone while I work.
Ultimately, if you do a little bit of work on Swagbucks each day, you can earn enough gift cards per month to not spend a cent out of pocket on your diapers. Whenever I order anything online, I use Swagbucks to earn money back in addition to my credit card points. This helps me maximize my earnings.
I personally choose not to use my Swagbucks for diapers. Diapers are already a part of my budget so I use it for things I wouldn’t be able to afford otherwise. Right now, I’m saving for a swing set next spring for my little guy. It will help me get work done while he gets outside time and exercise.