Thursday, April 17, 2014

Budget Friendly Baby Food? #Giveaway

This is a partnered post with Perrigo Nutritionals. I received samples for the purpose of this post. All opinions are my own.

Baby food... who knew it could cost SO much?! Honestly, if there was one thing I would tell my before-kids self it would be that baby food is pricey! Thank goodness there are a few ways to save a buck!

Okay, so let's talk about money saving tips.

Crystal Paine’s 5 Money Saving Tips for Families

Create a Budget
A budget gives you parameters and purpose, it gives you boundaries, and it gives you freedom to live creatively within those boundaries.

Shop With Cash
When you shop with a credit card (or even a debit card, for that matter!) you can have your budget in your head and you can do the best to stick with it when you check out, but it’s so much easier to go just a little bit over here and there when you’re swiping!

Plan a Menu
When you have a plan in place for what you’re supposed to be eating each meal and you’ve already purchased the ingredients for those recipes, it’s a lot harder to justify chucking the plan for takeout.

Use Coupons
Coupons are a great way to save a lot of money on your grocery bill, but they can be hard to keep up with. Clipping, sorting, and organizing coupons takes time — so enter a coupon database! You’ll have access to printable and other coupons currently available and it’s one of the most effective and efficient ways to save money on groceries.

Buy Store Brands
One way to save a great deal of money on your grocery budget is to learn to like and use a variety of brands. The sooner you can get over being a brand-snob, the more your pocketbook will thank you.
For example, while I breast fed my children, moms who choose to formula feed can save up to 50 percent by switching to store brand formula, which meets the same FDA quality standards as expensive name brands. There are also coupons available at a website - .  This one simple change can save moms about $600 a year!

We use all of these great money-saving ideas. With a large family we need to keep a close tab on how much we spend (especially on food, since it's a large expense). We love store brand items here.... just for the cost-savings, sure there are a couple items that we splurge on, but the truth is 99% of the time the store brand tastes just like the name-brand. Orrin doesn't seem to mind store-brand foods one bit, and it's great to be able to keep a few extra dollars in our pocket!

This giveaway is for:

A copy of “Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your  Passion for Life” by Crystal Paine.       
1 container of store brand formula 
9 assorted Puree Pouches  
5 assorted Puffs 
4 assorted Yogurt Bites

5 fantastic comments:

Anita Birgitta said...

Really nice blog you have! Now there is both a Blog Hop and a giveaway on my blog if you would like to take part, you are welcome!

laurasloves said...

I have purchased store brand before and I think it is as good as any national brand.
Laurie Emerson
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

DesiredOne said...

I have purchased baby formula from walmart the Parent's Choice.

Em Mahr said...

I have purchased the Target Up & Up baby items and I'm very happy with their price and quality

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