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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • 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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Having a new baby in the house means getting out to the store can be a challenge.  For that reason I love Amazon, but even with free Prime shipping, sometimes there are items that you just need and can’t wait two days for. (Am I the only one?)

To quickly save on items you need right now and can’t wait for a deal on – learn the art of price matching!

With the extra stress, it’s easy to overspend in this area and baby items are known for their high markup. Especially if you are shopping at a “baby” store.  Even though this time can be overwhelming, there is always a way to save and this quick tip doesn’t take too much effort.

Other than a handful of loss leader deals in their ads, I’ve never thought of Toys R Us or Babies R Us as a frugal option for baby deals, until I discovered their price match policy.  After several days of holding an upset newborn, I decided it was time to invest in a swing. Amazon had the lowest price I could find  online, it was at least $40 less than everyone else.  Rather than waiting for it to come, I headed to my local Babies R Us with a printout and the page pulled up on my phone to ask for a price match.

To my surprise, this was done at the customer service desk with a few pushes of a button. The Babies R Us price was a good $70 more than the Amazon price and they didn’t bat an eye at lowering it for me!

This is also great when you forget something important while traveling, or need a last minute gift for a baby shower. Just because you are in a rush, doesn’t mean you have to pay full price!

What are ways that you save when you are in a hurry? How do you make sure you are getting a good price even if you don’t have a lot of time to research and wait for a deal?