No matter where you are in the baby stage (thinking about starting, already pregnant, have twin toddlers running around?), you're probably thinking about the expense of diapering. Even with playing The Drugstore Game to buy diapers, I still think that cloth diapering costs less overall. If you'd like to learn more about cloth, you'll want to read Simple Mom's series on Cloth Diapering. You'll get all your questions answered and figure out if cloth diapering is for you. If you're planning to go with (or are already using) disposables, enrolling in diaper reward programs can help you save money on this big budget item:
Pampers Gifts to Grow Program
Why you should sign up: At the very least, you want the coupons they mail you, which are much higher-value than those in the newspaper inserts.
How it Works: Pampers puts codes inside their diaper and wipes packages, which you enter at the Pampers website.
Rewards Available: Shutterfly prints, cards and albums; toys; gift cards; you can also choose to donate your points to the March of Dimes.
Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards
Why you should sign up: Again, the coupons you receive in the mail are higher-value, so they're worth having.
How it Works: You can earn points at the website by watching videos like “Potty Training,” taking polls, referring the site to others, and inputting codes. Codes are found in sponsor ads and are mailed to you, but lately you can find them in the blogosphere (Thanks, Kristi!).
Rewards Available: You use your points to try an instant win game for gift cards–Visa, Gap, Subway, and others.
Luvs doesn't offer a rewards program, but you can sign up on their website to receive special offers, diaper coupons, and samples via regular mail.
With all of these programs, consider signing up for the competitor's program and trading coupons with a friend or neighbor. That's an easy way to collect more of the high-value coupons available via regular mail.