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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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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?

    • Stacey

      Just had to comment on that precious picture!!!

    • me

      just tell me later how or what to do to stop her from sucking her thumb because my girl is 3 years old now and still dont know how to stop that…what a cutie you have Jenny!

      • Sarah

        I think there’s some nail polish type stuff that you can get that is made to get people to stop biting their nails/children to stop sucking fingers that has a bad taste to it. I don’t know what it’s called because I’ve never used it, but I’m sure you could google it and find out!

        • lj

          yup it’s called Thum. I got mine on ebay. But, just a warning. If your child is a strongwilled child, it might not work. :) They will still suck their thumb, if they want to. My daughter hated the stuff and wouldn’t suck it during the day. I thought “great! this will be easy”. Well, she went for a nap and screamed for 20 min cuz she couldn’t suck her thumb. Then decided she would suck it anyways. Now, I just use it during the day to remind her and she can still suck it when she goes to bed. Let’s just say all of the “parenting skills” I thought I had before I had children, went out the window when I had her. :)

          • me

            that sound just like my daughter even if i put hot sauce she still suck it.. lol. but thank you so much to all you ladies for replying i will keep trying.

      • We just had this issue with our 4 year old. Tried everything under the sun and then found something called a Thumb Buster on Amazon. It’s basically a one finger glove that fits over their thumb only. She wore it night and day for three weeks, we took it off and she hasn’t even tried to suck her thumb since. It was just what she needed to break the habit! They were about $13 on Amazon.

        • me

          thank you Jenny for replying.i will try that, i will try everything until i find the right stuff…that’s why i love your site because we learn about everything not just coupons, i learn a lot from others moms too. thank you ladies for your replies too!! i appreciate it.

    • Leila

      I tried to price match a package of diapers from samsclub.com at my Babies R Us last week. The manager said that they are only doing it from printed ads and no longer from online. Whaaaaaaaaaat?

    • Amy Arvin

      I did not know that! Great info!

    • I work at Babies r us, and we really do price match everything from walmart, target, amazon, buybuybaby, diapers.com the in-store price or online price. You just can’t use a coupon AND price match. The coupons that we print out with your receipt at every purchase are great too, they usually have 20% off a regularly priced item excluding toys and some brands. =) Just pay attention to the start/expiration dates. I’m tired of people getting mad at me because they didn’t read the dates the coupons are valid for or the exclusions list or the big bold letters that say “one regularly priced item”! =P