Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Mama Mio Boob Tube giveaway!

Boob Tube- A product that reverses th effects of pregnancy, nursing, three children, sleepless nights, braless days, the complete interruption of your skincare regimen from the birth of your firstborn through the schooling of your last, and any other wear and tear your nyunga-nyungas may have suffered during your life time. It's a fantabulous product available only from Mama Mio, and right now, Five Monkies is giving away a tube of it. To enter for your chances to win, go to Five Monkies and:

Mandatory entry:

Head over to Mama Mio and let me know another product you feel like is a must have for every woman!

Optional entries:
Follow Mama Mio on Twitter
Like Mama Mio on Facebook
Make a purchase from Mama Mio. 10 entries
Subscribe to the madness. 3 entries
Follow this blog publicly
Grab my button
Blog about this giveaway. 5 entries
Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. Can tweet every two hours.
Like Five Monkies on Facebook
Post about this on your Facebook wall. Can do this 1x a day.
Enter any of the other giveaways.
Leave a comment on any non-giveaway post.

As you can see, there's LOTS of ways to enter for your chance to win! So don't miss out... =]

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

For nursing moms:

Get some free nipple relief. And for those of you moms who don't nurse, scroll down for several free formula samples! =)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Free Pampers Cruisers Diapers

We could all use some free diapers. Or, well, our babies could... cough cough. Remember to do your Kegals, new mothers!

Scroll down for more free diapers, baby food, formula, and toher random goodies. And subscribe to make sure you don't miss any in the future!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Buy Bulk and Get Rebates

A couple of major name-brand baby products have rebates out right now, and combined with buying bulk and using coupons, they're a great way to get A LOT for a little.

One is Huggies from Toys R Us. On April 2nd and 3rd only, if you buy 2 value boxes of Huggies diapers, you get a $15 Toys R Us giftcard.

The second is for Enfamil. In stores such as Target, you can find the great big $30 value boxes of Enfamil formula, and if you buy 3, you can mail in your receipt for a $20 rebate.

If you can find coupons to use with your purchase of these items in bulk, you can save even more. Use 2 $3 coupons with your diaper purchase and save a total of $21... Use 3 $5 coupons with your Enfamil purchase and save a total of $35.

Of course, you can also get plenty of baby stuff for free... Scroll down or subscribe for lots of free samples. =)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

More free formula!

Another free sample of formula offer! In case you weren't aware, I've already posted about 20 links for samples of free formula, and many of them are still good, so scroll down for more free formula.

And free diapers, and free baby food, and free sippy cups... You get the picture. =)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Rewards Points

If you're suing Huggies' Enjoy The Ride Rewards program: here are some free points:

5 Point Codes


1 Point Codes

If you use Pamper's Gifts to Grow rewards program, here are free points

30 Point Codes

10 Point Codes

I personally use Huggies' rewards program, and it's been very beneficial! You can earn point by finding them on packages of wipes and diapers, by watching videos, by taking polls, by visiting webpages, by emailing your friends, or by following me to see when I post free points! Points are redeemable for instant-win games and Sweepstakes (you could win anything from jewelry to toys to money to diapers to backyard play-sets), or you can use your points to purchase items from the Rewards Catalogue. For me, that means free diapers and bibs! =)

Monday, March 15, 2010

A Few Random Freebies

Free Prenatal Vitamins In case you've got another on the way! I don't, but, hey, maybe you do. You need prenatal vitamins anyway, so why not try 'em for free? And if you're not pregnant, word on the street is, prenatal vitamins can improve skin, nail, and hair health, so maybe you want to try some anyway!

Free Baby Food Be prepared for a mess. 'Nuff said.

Smarter baby? Free Chopin Classical Music Sampler probably won't turn your drooling darling into a statistics-spouting superbaby, but it's relaxing and may improve spacial skills. And hey, it's free, so why not.

Scroll down for more free stuff... diapers, formula, Juicy Juice sippy cups, and like forty three thousand other things.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

More free Huggies! And formula!

Get a free sample of Huggies Snug & Dry. It will ask your for your Costco member number; skip that line if you don't have one. You don't have to be a member to enter!

And, some free formula... Just because I love you guys. Nah, not really, just because I found it and I'm not too lazy to share it.

Parent's Choice Advantage Formula

Parent's Choice Gentle Formula

Parent's Choice Premium Formula

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know it's the generic Walmart store brand... but it's still free formula. And sometimes, free formula is free formula. But if you can't stand for your child to have anything but the best, sign up at Strong Moms. You'll get tons of free samples from Similac, as well as 5$ coupons for Similac.

And, for even more free stuff, join Swagbucks. Search and win points, or follow their Twitter for codes to enter for points, or buy stuff online for points back, there are TONS of ways to get points, which are redeemable for just about everything under the sun. So, you can get free baby stuff... or, you know, just something for you. Seriously, everything from Restaurant.com giftcards to clothing to perfume to cell phone junk.

Check back soon for MORE free stuff! And check out my other posts for more free diapers, formula, Juicy Juice sippy cups... All those things children need in life.

Monday, March 8, 2010

More free diapers.

So, apparently Pamper's is coming out with some kind of crazy new-and-improved super dry diaper. You may have seen the commercials on TV. They're really hyping it up!

For more free diapers... Scroll down to the two previous posts. I'll continue to post individual diaper freebies as I find them, at the risk of putting more extensive posts about the kajabillions of things you can get for free further down the page. So be dilligent, scroll down, and keep signing up for stuff! With the offers I've posted, I never go more than a week without getting some sort of free baby product in the mail-- Usually at least two diapers per week. It adds up!

PS At my local mall, in the department store Von Maur, there is a very nice 'Women's Lounge' with a nursing room, changing station, etc. And, the changing station is always stocked with wipes, diaper cream, baby powder, and-- get this-- individually-wrapped, one-size-fits-all free diapers! So next time you're at the mall, check and see if any of your department store offers this convenience. No, I don't use the publicly-available diaper cream and wipes (ew), but I can't say I haven't put a free diaper in my purse every now and then...

So take the baby, er, bull by the horns and don't give up on your quest for free diapers! Sign up for every free-sample offer you can when they're available, and be creative about ways to save money! =)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thank you, HUGGIES.

If you have ever visited my blog, you know I've reccomended that everybody and their mother immediately sign up for Enjoy The Ride Rewards without delay. In case you're unfamiliar with this site: It is Huggies' rewards program. When you buy Huggies, products (Or get them for free... *cough cough, scroll down, cough*), they come with a Rewards Code, which you enter on the site for points. You can also get points for emailing your friends, voting in polls, watching videos, and visiting other websites. Points can be redeemed for anything from free diapers to baby toys to gas money to chances to win extravagent vacations.

Points also occaisionally come out in newsletters that Huggies puts out. Here are some codes you can use to get a jump start with some free points:

5- Point codes

1- Point codes

Just copy and paste these codes (one at a time) into the codes box on the site. They all have different expiration dates, so use them quickly! Btw, I haven't sorted them by expiratiuon date, so some may be already expired by the time you use them. If this is the case, don't give up; just try the next code. Most of them should still be good for at least a few weeks.

PS.Free Juicy Juice sippy cup! Hurrah!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Affording Consumables

With a new baby, even for the most advertisement susceptible yuppies, the biggest expense will probably not be the Eddie Bauer Crib, the new child-friendly car, or the 'green' shabby-chic decorated nursery. Even families that spend thousands of dollars on 'wants' for their new bundle of joy will wind up spending even more on the necessities: diapers and baby food (formula, cereals, etc). So for those of us who have no choice but to buy our cribs from consignment sales, decorate the nursery with hand-cut construction paper silhouettes, and sometimes share our bedrooom with the nursery while we bunk at our parents' or in-laws' place, the task of paying for all those consumables can seem daunting. Here are some freebies and tips for making the the bite easier to bear.

Every baby uses diapers. You can get away without formula if you have the luxury of being able to nurse all the time, and you can extend your baby's cereal-less months from 3 to 6, but diapers are a must. If you want to buy the name-brand (Huggies, Pampers, Luvs), ALWAYS use a coupon. You should never pay full price for name-brand anything. There is usually at least one in the ad insert of the Sunday paper. If you opt for store-brand, I personally prefer Kroger, but experiment and find which one gives you the least trouble and the fewest leaks. Not all diapers are made equal.
Sign up for Enjoy the Ride Rewards-- Enter a rewards code whenever you buy Huggies, earn codes for taking surveys, and redeem codes for diapers, lullaby downloads, gift cards, etc.
Free Huggies Pure&Natural

Many, perhaps even most, mothers start out planning on breast-feeding, but are forced to at least supplement with formula due to pain, work schedules, etc. Even if you must go back to work after 6 weeks, you can attempt to keep your formula costs at a minimum by continuing to nurse at night. Most doctors insist that store brands are not as nutritious and are more difficult to digest than the name brands (Similac and Enfamil), so be sure to ask for lots of samples. Ask for samples WHENEVER you see a doctor: At ultrasounds and prenatal appointments, at the hospital after delivery, at the 2-week checkup, at your 6 month OBGYN checkup, at the 4-month checkup... Every time you see a doctor, do not walk away without a sample can of formula.
The Strong Moms Website: sign up and get free samples of Similac formula, as well as $5 checks for the purchase of formula (these will roll in and you will NEVER have to pay full price for formula)
Free Parent's Choice Formula (Gentle)-- Yeah I know, it's not name brand, it's the cheap kind. But it's free.
Free Parent's Choice Formula (Milk-Based)
Free Member's Mark Formula
Coupons for formula, etc from Gerber (About once a month they'll send you a packet with parenting information, 4 checks for $2 to $12 off formula, and coupons for either pacifiers, bottles, nursing pads, baby food, baby spoons, juice, cereal, etc, depending on the age of your baby)

Baby Food
You may feel like starting your baby on solids as soon as possible to reduce the cost of formula, but studies show that waiting until your baby is at least 4 months old, and feeding only iron-enriched rice cereal until the baby is at least 6 months old, greatly reduced the chances of him or her developing allergies, obesity, and gastrointestinal distress later in life. Once your baby is on veggies and fruits, you can use a food processor or blender to make your own baby food, but until then, stick with the rice and oat cereal specifically designed for babies!

Free baby food starter kit from Beech-Nut (includes cereal and jars of baby food-- I just got mine!)
Free next steps baby food from Beech-Nut
Coupon for $1 off Beech-Nut cereals (just click print)
Coupon for $1 off Beech-Nut Baby Food (just click print)

Also, if you are having ANY trouble affording things for your baby at all, check out WIC and see if you qualify. The program, called Women, Infants, and Children, helps middle- to lower-class mothers pay for food for themselves and their infants and children. It can be a HUGE help with helping you and your bundle of joy to meet your nutritional needs, and it is open to a wide strata of income classes, so even if you DON'T qualify for food stamps or other government aid, you may still qualify for WIC. Check it out!