Giveaway: Baby Einstein Prize Pack ($145 Value)

This is only one of the items included in the prize pack.

I’m excited to be bringing you another great giveaway, this one from The Baby Einstein Company.  If you know are a new parent or know of one then this prize pack is perfect for you.  Here is what the prize pack will include:

Simply leave a comment telling me a way that you save money to enter this giveaway.

Giveaway will be open until 11:59 pm 5/29/12.

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  1. by Beverly Gassman

    On May 22, 2012 at 11:33 am

    I always use coupons with sale items and subscribe to blogs that tell about sales for the week and where to get coupons for those sales.

  2. by Cecil Vermule

    On May 22, 2012 at 11:49 am

    We save money by price matching, clipping coupons, and we look for the deals on the local deal sites to save money. There is one here for $25 for a family to go bowling for 90 minutes with a pizza party for up to 6. We have a family of 7 (1 is an infant). So this saves us a ton for “cheap” entertainment.

  3. by Jennifer Soderberg

    On May 22, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I buy the store brands to save money. We use Target brand diaper and formula…and print the coupons for them when they are available.

  4. by Nancy

    On May 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    We save money by making our own baby food. I buy frozen veggies and steam them and puree them. We also by seasonal produce to puree for my son’s food. It takes a little extra time and planning but is well worth it, especially when we buy on sale.

  5. by Candice Williamson

    On May 22, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I watch the ads, have coupon apps on my phone, and I subscribe to your site to see additional ways to save.

  6. by Kayla

    On May 22, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I use coupons, shop sales, freeze alot of things at a good price… always looking for a new way!

  7. by Megan

    On May 22, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I read your postings, “for the Mommas” blog, clip coupons, double up coupons when I can. I am also setting more spending limits for myself and trying to use what I already have in my cupboards. This summer we will have a garden and will use the fresh produce from that!

  8. by Kimberly Goering

    On May 22, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I save by shopping end of season clearance sales. My daughter is now 7 months old so I purchase discounted spring clothes in size 18 months, for her to wear next year.

  9. by Joy

    On May 22, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    I save money by playing the “drugstore game.”

  10. by Susan

    On May 22, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    I save money by putting limits on my spending and just trying to use what I have. We don’t get the newspaper and so I don’t use a lot of coupons but still try to watch when things go on sale.

  11. by Christine Greiner

    On May 22, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Shop the sales!

  12. by Mary C.

    On May 22, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    By winning these cute little toys it would help out on the long road trip we are taking in July. My husband comes back from a 6 month deployment and it is a 16 hour drive to Norfolk, VA. So these toys would keep my little one entertained, therefore limiting the stop and go’s, resulting in less gas used and less asprin bought for mommys headaches. Yay Baby Einstein. :) Ahhh the joys of mommy hood.

  13. by RW

    On May 22, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    We buy online quite a bit – so I always browse for coupon codes,promo codes etc…

  14. by Crystal

    On May 22, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    We save money by making our own laundry soap and also instead of having cable we use an antenna to get local channels. Just doing these two things has saved us big!!

  15. by Amanda

    On May 22, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Coupons, of course.

  16. by Lisa

    On May 22, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    I always keep coupons that I get in the mail from the big box stores I go to, I also don’t get cable, and try to cook at home instead of eating out

  17. by Mar

    On May 22, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    I shop the sales at the local pharmacies every Sunday and combine manufacturers coupons and rebates and extra bucks or store money to get many things free or almost free!!

  18. by Kathy

    On May 22, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    I like to shop at discount grocery stores like Glennwood, BB’s, Sharp Shopper, Aldi, Amelia’s, etc.

  19. by Katie O

    On May 22, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I always try to match coupons up to sales!

  20. by Sherilyn

    On May 22, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Using coupons and we try not to eat out coz cooking at home is a lot cheaper and healthier too and before buying anything we compare the prices first.

  21. by Dawn Moore

    On May 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I use coupons or sales whenever I can, and we also cloth diaper to save money!

  22. by emily

    On May 23, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    I join the clubs, like BJ’s or Cosco. Items like diapers are a lot cheaper if you buy in bulk. I also take advantage of the internet. Sometimes I will find items on overstock or amazon 20%-75% less than in the department stores.

  23. by Michelle

    On May 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I save money by using coupons.

  24. by Lindsay

    On May 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I save by buying bulk items like diapers online. Also, we’ve been trying really hard to be more creative with dinner in order to use the food in our house up before going on another big grocery shop.

  25. by Sarah G

    On May 23, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I subscribe to several “deal” websites. I can’t believe how much money I have saved!

  26. by Mandi

    On May 23, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I use coupons and learned that my local grocery store has additional coupons on their site auto linked to you club card!

  27. by Angel Mock

    On May 23, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I work for a local retailer. Anytime there are closeouts or markdowns, I rack up and use coupons. This saves me at least 70-75% off if not more sometimes.

  28. by Jennie

    On May 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I save money by making my own baby food (fruits, veggies) for my 7 month old, cutting coupons, & ironing clothes instead of sending to cleaners.

  29. by Kelli

    On May 23, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    We shop at the local children’s resale store. Not only are we able find great deals on everything from clothes to toys to books, we are also supporting a hometown small business. We’ve developed a great customer relationship with the owner and she often times will call us if she has received an item she thinks we might like/need. Feels good to shop local and save some money in the process!

  30. by Crystal

    On May 23, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I save by looking for the best deals, buying on sale, only buying when I NEED something for myself. Thank you!

  31. by Chrissy

    On May 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I use coupons and make my own baby food to save monwy. Winning these toys would be great!

  32. by Tara Ramos

    On May 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I’m on a non paid maternity leave right now. When we are shopping for anything these days we ask is it a necessity or is it something we just want? It’s really helping those impulse buying moments.

  33. by Caitlynne

    On May 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I save money by making my toddler food instead of buying the same things pre-packaged at the grocery store. Also, when he wants to play on a fast food playground, we go for a quick snack instead of paying for lunch there.

  34. by Josh

    On May 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    We’ve been putting aside money to save for our first child for a few months now. What helps us save the most is itemizing every expense we make, cutting out the fat, and shopping the deals.

  35. by kelli

    On May 23, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    we save money by making sure that if it’s not an emergency item, we don’t buy it more than twice a month. for instance, we grocery shop twice a month and in between those times if it isn’t toilet paper, toothpaste, etc, we don’t buy it.

    we carpool to the closest city for erran running. we don’t have cable, we try not to accrue debt, we do simple things like walk to the farmer’s market, go to the park down the street, make crafts from things found around the house and just make due with what we have.

    we don’t clip coupons because usually they are for brand names, which cost more than generic brands. therefore we just buy the store brand and try to keep ourself full with the cheapest per serving foods rather than the meats or proteins that we buy. in the end, this usually saves us money.

  36. by Kristy

    On May 23, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    We make meals from scratch instead of buying ready-to-eat versions and I keep a library of recipes to use leftovers.

  37. by Erika

    On May 23, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    I always use coupons and I always check out the clearance racks

  38. by Stephanie

    On May 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I make my own laundry detergent :: environmentally friendlier, gentle on baby skin, and only costs pennies per load!

  39. by Eileen

    On May 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    We buy online with a cash back service, we swap kids clothes from family and friends, buy the weeks specials from our local grocery store and plan that weeks meals AROUND those purchases. We also diy a lot with our projects around the house, painting, some tile work, roofing project, etc. With so many kids it has just become a way of life and we just never question it. I am amazed at how many people waste thousands each year by not even TRYING to save money! My mama raised 9 kids and taught us well!!!

  40. by Charlotte

    On May 23, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Coupons!!

  41. by Abby V

    On May 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    We save money by using coupons, watching the circulars and ads for sales, I buy things from consignment shops and yard sales from time to time and we try to very rarely eat out which saves a lot of money.

  42. by Nyann

    On May 23, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    We use cloth diapers as long as possible and buy generic products. My sister and I share kids clothes, and my girlfriends and I share maternity clothes.

  43. by caroline wyatt

    On May 23, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    The internet is always my 1st choice, I love craigslist’s free tab, i have got alot of my daughter clothes from craigslist. Place regives.com is another great website where people post items they are giving away for free. garage sell i found a bag full of brand new diapers for 1.00. Garage sells are america forgotten treasures.

  44. by Nicole Q.

    On May 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    I save money by price comparison shopping like crazy (which is so easy to do now online) and using Craigslist for used baby stuff. Would LOVE to win!

  45. by Josanne Batson

    On May 23, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    I save money by purée-ing my own baby food and reusing old glass bottles to store them. Also buying baby products in bulk and using coupons for bodywash. :)

  46. by Shannon

    On May 23, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    We save by making our own bread ( Also helps the environment -no plastic) I just made my first batch of buns too! I also plan on making my baby food as I have done in the past. We save money by making homemade treats for school. we try to drive together and only make trips when we have to. We usually walk to get outmail so save gas .

    Any little bit helps when on maternity leave!

  47. by Misty Smith

    On May 23, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    We save money by using coupons and buying things on sale. Also we buy some things at the thrift store and/or yard sales.

  48. by Elissa

    On May 23, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I set up a subscription on amazon that we order diapers and wipes from. It saves me a percentage each time, plus we get free shipping! So not only am I saving by getting a large quantity, I’m also saving on gas and tax!

  49. by Sheryl

    On May 23, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I use coupons and compare prices in local grocery store sale papers.

  50. by Alley

    On May 23, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    We save my not having cable. Making our own baby food, printing coupons if we can and using kitchen utensils, bowls ect as our sons toys. It would be nice to give him some real toys.

  51. by Courtney K.

    On May 23, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I help our family save money by clipping coupons, using them in conjunction with sales, stocking up when I have the coupons or sales, buying items like meat in bulk, and making things myself like laundry detergent, cloth diapers, and dishwasher detergent. I also sign up for deals like Amazon Prime which gives me free 2-day shipping on most items as well as a discount on a lot of the items I’m already using. The savings really add up!

  52. by Judy

    On May 23, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I get all our cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, dish detergent, vitamins, and toiletries through Melaleuca. As a preferred customer, I get a 30-40% discount on all their products, plus they’re super concentrated, so I spend less than I used to as a hard-core coupon shopper! AND I love that fact that I’m using products that are chemical- and paraben-free and safe for my kids!

  53. by Michelle Allday

    On May 23, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    I use cloth diapers and make all her food. Both save money and are better for her :)

  54. by Gigi

    On May 23, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    I buy an online subscription for diapers and formula which are shipped free to my house.

  55. by Meghan Finley

    On May 23, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    I clip coupons and treasure hand me downs

  56. by Sonia Barreto

    On May 24, 2012 at 5:07 am

    We save money by using store name brands for diapers, home made baby food, and breastmilk. With our older child we did the same and most toys and clothes are hand me downs from family and friends once our kids grow out of it we donate toys and clothes to other families do they can save as well. Also as a family we take advantage of sales and bulk sale stores such as Coscto.

  57. by Vanessa

    On May 24, 2012 at 8:03 am

    We save money on entertainment. We don’t have cable and rarely go to movie theaters. Instead, we borrow DVD’s from our local library.

  58. by Kerri Jordan

    On May 24, 2012 at 10:11 am

    I shop the outlets usually on big sale weekends. I generally get the outlets coupon book, but also print coupons for the stores i intend to shop in. then I compare the coupons to make sure that I get the best price. I also ask in each store for even better deals, or if anything is marked in anyway even a little dirt I request further discounts-which usually I get. I pair these with credit card rewards so I get something back on everything I buy as well.
    We also use our local library’s ebook collection for downloading free books to our kindles and get most of our childrens books at flea markets. We also participate in upromise so we get money back on all our online purchases for our childrens college funds.

  59. by Rose Muffler

    On May 24, 2012 at 11:21 am

    We use coupons, make our own lunches, shop at Vons to get gas savings. I buy in Bulk and freeze meat, bread, cheese etc…

    I also shop garage sales for good clothing, toys and shoes for my two children. I subscribe to deal website and never pay full price for anything!

    I even go on Craiglist for cheap tickets to the ZOO, Seaworld etc… I am a bargain shopper!

    I love saving! I even included my husband on this and he enjoys saving with me!

  60. by Alicia

    On May 24, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    We walk everywhere to save on gas! Baby loves the fresh air, mommy loves the exercise and not putting $60/week into her gas tank!

  61. by Jodi

    On May 24, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    I live on a VERY fixed income. I utilize weekly grocery store circulars, newspaper & online coupons for groceries. I visit consignment shops to sell outgrown items and purchase (if necesssary) additional items. Since I can not afford to buy my child new toys often, we get creative with our old ones and we “make” new ones out of things around the house. I know my son, as well as his mommy, would LOVE this prize pack by Baby Einstein!!

  62. by fayelle ewuakye

    On May 25, 2012 at 6:29 am

    we save money by doing toy and clothing swaps with friends! We also get creative with household items to make new toys and activities. Also, our backyard is a wealth of entertainment for free with all the bugs and leaves and stuff!

  63. by Sarah

    On May 25, 2012 at 6:40 am

    I probably save the most money by buying most of the boys clothes at yard sales!

  64. by Amy

    On May 25, 2012 at 7:02 am

    I always use coupons and sign up for contests to get my son everything he needs. To be so little (7 months) he sure is expensive :) haha. Frugal mom is the best website I’ve come across yet for killer deals. Thank you!!

  65. by Kelly

    On May 25, 2012 at 7:04 am

    We moved! Since we couldn’t afford to raise a family in our previous townhouse in an upscale community, we moved to a cheaper area, and a single family home. We can now get started on a family and I’ll be able to be a stay at home mom!

  66. by Patricia

    On May 25, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Three years 3 1/2 years ago we moved from a big spacious property in the country to half of house to save money. Now we use coupons, price match at walmart and try to stock pile when there are good deals. It really saves!

  67. by Sara Campbell

    On May 25, 2012 at 7:47 am

    I save money by going online and comparing prices. I also try to be on the lookout for money-saving coupons.

  68. by Beverly Gassman

    On May 25, 2012 at 7:57 am

    I use coupons with sale items and watch for items that give register rewards like at Walgreens. I also watch for when pharmacies give gift cards with new or transferred prescriptions. I subscribe to bloggers on websites that tell about which items are are sale for the week and where to get high value coupons to go with the sale item. For new and good quality clothing for kids, check out the clearance rack at Kohl’s and use their coupons for additional savings.

  69. by LaNina

    On May 25, 2012 at 7:58 am

    I use coupons and use cash for groceries. It keeps me from buying unnecessary items. I also never pay full price for clothes.

  70. by martha wood

    On May 25, 2012 at 8:23 am

    I save money by using coupons and shopping at Sam’s and Costco

  71. by Candice Williamson

    On May 25, 2012 at 8:38 am

    We have the RedCard from Target and automatically save 5% after whatever coupons and/or sales that they have. And they even load some coupons for their brand of items on the card. We also recently found out that Target does price matching.

    We also keep track of your sites like yours for all of the ways that are shown that can be used to save.

  72. by LaNina

    On May 25, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I cut coupons and NEVER pay full price for clothes.

  73. by Kristen Garvey

    On May 25, 2012 at 9:58 am

    When my son was born, I received way too many outfits that were 0-3 months. A lot of items were from Kohl’s so I returned them, and used the store credit to buy bigger sizes. I waited until days when I would get an additional 20% off, and also $10 Kohl’s cash for every $50 I spent.

    I also receive $5 Enfamil coupons to save money on his formula. I check coupons.com and other similar websites daily for deals!

  74. by Dawn L

    On May 25, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    I use coupons, browse online coupon codes, and shop at stores that provide additional discounts for using their debit card. Because I have a large family, buying certain things in bulk also helps.

  75. by Krista H

    On May 25, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    -Couponing
    -Making baby food
    -Receiving samples that I hear about from this blog! Thank you!

    I started serious couponing in January mainly at Target and the drugstores and have cut our food/extras budget in half! I ran out of my Amazon Mom discount after a year of reaping the benefits with two kids under 2 so I’m especially looking out for the diaper and baby discounts! I also got the Baby Bullet from a friend so I’ve been making my own baby food.

  76. by Courtney Withers

    On May 25, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    We coupon and browse Craigslist and Freecycle/Cheapcycle in our area. I am also a huge fan of swapmamas.com, a swapping website. I have gotten so many clothes and toys for our family and baby, while at the same time getting rid of things we don’t need!

  77. by Georgia

    On May 25, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Couponing, meal planning/menu, hand-me-downs, shop consignment, growing our own fruits/vegetables, mending/patching clothes, sign up for clubs, buy in bulk, buy used off craigslist, watch for sales

  78. by Mary

    On May 26, 2012 at 8:11 am

    I use a combination of newspaper ads, coupons, and tips from facebook friends I follow to get the best deals. Our family has saved so much money! I also use Amazon Mom/subscribe and save for baby needs. It has just become habit and our wallet thanks us!

  79. by Jennifer

    On May 26, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I have begun following some blogs, including your own, telling me where the deals are. I also print coupons at home in addition to cutting the coupons from the weekly paper. I buy seasonal fruits and vegetables at the grocery store and plan my meals around what’s on sale and what I can buy in bulk.

  80. by Angie M

    On May 26, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I like to use coupons or promo codes to save some money. I usually wait to find a deal on a product before buying it and avoid impulse buys.

  81. by Eileen Murphy

    On May 27, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Hi,
    Being a new Nana, I have looked for ways to save money so that I may enjoy every aspect of spoiling my beautiful new Granddaughter. I have chosen to focus on energy effiecency and it has saved us a couple of hundred dollars each month. What I do religiously now is as follows.

    1) Unplug any electrical appliance/or anything that is drawing electricity no matter how small an amount and leave it unplugged unless I need to use it. You will be surprised how many items you have plugged in and they are just draining your wallet. (this alone is a tremendous cost saving idea).

    2) I close all the vents in my house where they are just pouring air conditioning or heat into empty or non vital rooms. I have found air vents in closets which is ridiculous. Not only do these rooms not need to be heated or cooled, but by closing the vents on rooms that are not heavily used, it forces the air into the rooms you do use. This results in you being able to reset the thermostat in your home because the rooms you have left open are getting an efficient flow of energy without waste.

    3) By keeping your thermostat at a set point you can definitely save money monthly. As temping as it maybe to dramatically lower it when you are hot or raise it up when you are cold this causes a tremendous strain on the system and it takes up a huge amount of energy to achieve extreme temperatures. Though it may take a little time for you to feel the difference, because your body temperature is running hot or cold, moving the thermostat only a degree or two at the most will result in an effective relief of most uncomfortable situations and you will not go broke. Your local power company will supply you with recommended temperatures for your home and will even come out to your house and check for energy leakages if you feel your bills are excessive.

    Thanks to these ideas, Khloe is well on her way to college which is the least I can do for her. After all she makes me feel needed again and there is no price you can put on that…

    Thanks
    Eileen (Nana) MUrphy

  82. by Eileen Murphy

    On May 27, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Hi,
    Being a new Nana, I have looked for ways to save money so that I may enjoy every aspect of spoiling my beautiful new Granddaughter. I have chosen to focus on energy effiecency and it has saved us a couple of hundred dollars each month. What I do religiously now is as follows.

    1) Unplug any electrical appliance/or anything that is drawing electricity no matter how small an amount and leave it unplugged unless I need to use it. You will be surprised how many items you have plugged in and they are just draining your wallet. (this alone is a tremendous cost saving idea).

    2) I close all the vents in my house where they are just pouring air conditioning or heat into empty or non vital rooms. I have found air vents in closets which is ridiculous. Not only do these rooms not need to be heated or cooled, but by closing the vents on rooms that are not heavily used, it forces the air into the rooms you do use. This results in you being able to reset the thermostat in your home because the rooms you have left open are getting an efficient flow of energy without waste.

    3) By keeping your thermostat at a set point you can definitely save money monthly. As temping as it maybe to dramatically lower it when you are hot or raise it up when you are cold this causes a tremendous strain on the system and it takes up a huge amount of energy to achieve extreme temperatures. Though it may take a little time for you to feel the difference, because your body temperature is running hot or cold, moving the thermostat only a degree or two at the most will result in an effective relief of most uncomfortable situations and you will not go broke. Your local power company will supply you with recommended temperatures for your home and will even come out to your house and check for energy leakages if you feel your bills are excessive.

    Thanks to these ideas, Khloe is well on her way to college which is the least I can do for her. After all she makes me feel needed again and there is no price you can put on that…

    Thanks
    Eileen (Nana) MUrphy

  83. by Wilma Searcy

    On May 27, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    I use thermostat timer controls. They automatically raise the temperature at night and lower it at the time set in the day in the summer. The reverse setting in the winter lowers the temp at night and raises it in the day. This saves on our heating and cooling bills all year.
    I also save money at the grocery by using coupons, and at restaurants by using “Buy one entree, get one free.” coupons.

  84. by laura nowman

    On May 28, 2012 at 5:08 am

    I save money by couponing ang sharing and swapping coupons with friends at work…

  85. by laura nowman

    On May 28, 2012 at 5:09 am

    posted mt wrong email.. l

  86. by ashley speer

    On May 28, 2012 at 9:24 am

    coupons! :)

  87. by Rebecca S

    On May 28, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    We cloth diaper to save on disposables. We also accept all hand me downs!!!

  88. by Amanda L

    On May 28, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    I try and only buy things that I know we will use

  89. by Erin Wooley

    On May 28, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    We are constantly doing research to find the best deals. We use coupons, compare prices you name it! We are also not afraid of store brands. You save a ton of money and get the same if not better quality (most of the time).

  90. by Sarah

    On May 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    I breastfeed and make my own baby food to save money (and it’s healthy!) I also shop consignment and end of season for clothes and use coupons whenever possible. We use store brand diapers as well!

  91. by Alita Dolloff

    On May 28, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I buy a lot of used items from a local online yahoo group and then resell the item or donate it.

  92. by Valerie Petro

    On May 28, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I make my own baby food, clip coupons, go to consignment shops for clothes, and use Target brand diapers and formula. It all adds up!

  93. by Rebecca

    On May 28, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    I shop at consignment stores. I also but things on sale and in bulk. We make our own baby food. And we use subscribe and save on Amazon!

  94. by Courtney Mitchell

    On May 28, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    We save money by shopping sales and stocking up on items we use most, when they are on sale. We also also buy the store brand of items, most of the time, which tends to be cheaper than name brand. And we have family watch our son a couple days a week to cut back on daycare cost :)

  95. by Stephanie Osier

    On May 28, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Our baby girl is due on July 11th and ever since we found out about the pregnancy we have been saving every quarter, nickle, dime, penny and dollars and put them into a 5 gallon water jug in order to accumulate as much money as possible for when she arrives. Also, whenever anyone in the family uses profanity they are REQUIRED to put a dollar into the jug- this not only helps the family adjust to watching what they say but also continues to build up money. We plan on using this money for a savings account we will open for her once she is born and/or diapers,wipes, and other necessities.

  96. by Natalie U

    On May 28, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    you have to just set a budget and stick to it, just like a diet
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

  97. by Ashley

    On May 28, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I shop consignment stores

  98. by Natalie I

    On May 29, 2012 at 12:05 am

    We do lots and lots of things but since my husband has lost his job my little one and I shop garage sales! It’s so fun to see what treasures you can discover!

  99. by Rosalyn

    On May 29, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    When my twins were born they had name brand items……until it finally clicked in or heads on how much money we could save by buying store brand items, such as diapers and formula. Wowee, what a difference on our pocket books, especially since we were doing for two.

  100. by Alexandra

    On May 29, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    My husband and I save money several ways:

    we use coupons whenever we can
    We are always on the lookout for sales
    We trade and borrow items between family members

    ( and we would definitely love to win the items listed here for our little one, due in just a few weeks! :)

  101. by Heather

    On May 29, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Safeway occasionally has a “save $10 of $50 purchase” coupon going on. They also have double coupons to use with their own coupons, and can also be used with manufacturers coupons.

  102. by Meghan

    On May 29, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Clearance/Sale racks and store brand products. I love the idea of using coupons, but haven’t really gotten in to the habit of it – I am a work in progress in that area.