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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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donating diapers

We see a lot of good deals for diapers around here.  There was a time where I didn’t have any kids and I had been so used to searching for deals on diapers that it crushed me to pass them up.  I have news for you:  there is a huge need for diapers to be donated.  If you aren’t in a diaper phase of life, still consider buying them!

Couponers are in a great position to help out others.  Food banks and women’s shelters are always asking for diaper donations, so why not pick up an extra pack of diapers?

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Make sure you pick up a variety of sizes when you’re donating!  I went on a tour of Harvest Hope Food Bank a couple months ago, and the picture above shows that the only size they had was size 2.  That means any family that came in needing diapers needing any other size left with nothing.

You may not realize this, but there is no diaper support system to help folks in need. They are not paid for with food stamps or WIC.  Just because there is no money to pay for them doesn’t mean they aren’t need though.

When to Buy:

Set a buy price in your mind of anything you are willing pay.  Maybe anytime we see diapers on sale for $3.50 or less a pack??  You think that would be rare but in reality we see that at least once a month!  If you don’t believe me, right now you can get Pull-Ups for $1.97 at Bi-Lo.  We’ll also see Huggies diapers for $3.30 a pack at CVS next week. Go ahead and grab the deal when you see it hit your “donation price”.

However, don’t go crazy in the name of donating and clear off the entire shelf.  There are still other moms that are wanting diapers for their babies.  If you see that a store is having a great deal on diapers that week and you’re planning on buying a number of packs, ask the store to order some extra just for you so there will still be plenty for everyone else.

Another good tool is this post about stocking up on diapers (how much to buy and at what price).

Where to Donate:

Food Banks
Crisis Pregnancy Center
Women’s Shelters
Diaper Banks
Your Church (Nursery or Families)

Where do you donate your diapers?  Leave a comment below with any other ideas you have for donating diapers.

    • jeannewhitely

      I am the manager of a pregnancy center and last year we gave away over 16,500 diapers… so donations are always very much appreciated. Thank you to all who support centers like ours! Doing it couponing certainly is a win-win.

    • Lorraine

      I donate everything to The Russell Home in Orlando Fl, http://www.russellhome.org/. It is a private, non profit facility that is a home for a typical children. They are always in need of everything there :(

    • Me

      Don’t forget your actual neighbors too. Just because they don’t go to shelters or to your door asking, doesn’t mean they won’t be appreciated. When our 7th child (10 years old and under) was born I was having medical issues. Plus we just got thrown in sequestration (gov’t employ). We never asked for help. But, one evening we came home to find a HUGE pack of diapers from “loving anonymous neighbor”. I never found out who did it. But, at that point I felt like everything was hopeless. Praise God for those diapers. It meant so much to me.

    • Lisa

      Guardian ad Litem program. These children often are taken in by relatives who might not have a budget for diapers, among other expenses. Someone from GAL presented to a function I was at last week and said their need is most critical for training pants/pull-ups, as these are the most expensive types and often forgotten when people think about diapers.