10 Simple Ways to Get Totally Free Baby Diapers
We’ve heard your average baby goes through six to 10 diapers a day, and 2,500 to 3,000 diapers in their first year alone. By the time your kid is finally potty-trained, you’ll have spent thousands of dollars on thousands of diapers.
That’s a huge expense on a family, so we’ve put together this list to help you out. Don’t break the bank on this baby necessity. Here are a few ways to get free diapers.
1. Snap a Picture of Your Receipt
At this point, tons of grocery-savings apps have hit the market — and we don’t hate it. But having so many options can become overwhelming, especially for the lazy saver.
If that’s you — the one who just wants to get in and out of the store and save money without doing much thinking — there’s an app we recommend. It’s called Fetch Rewards, and all you have to do to earn rewards is take a photo of your receipt.
No scanning barcodes; no searching for offers; no store limitations.
Here’s what to do:
- Download the Fetch Rewards app. (Pst: Enter the code PENNY to earn 2,000 free points!)
- Create an account with your email address or through Facebook.
- Take a photo of your grocery receipt (must be from the past 14 days).
Fetch Rewards finds opportunities for you to earn rewards for your everyday purchases, so keep an eye out for diaper deals.
Every time you scan a receipt that includes one of more than 250 participating brands, you’ll earn points — without worrying about matching specific product offers.
If the app does find a match, you’ll earn even more. For example, we recently saw an offer to earn 1,500 points when you purchase a 50-count box of Huggies diapers. And another to earn 500 points for a 56-count box of Huggies baby wipes.
Once you collect enough points, cash out for a gift card to any of a number of retailers. For example, 10,000 points will get you a $10 Sephora gift card. Or 3,000 points will get you a $3 Panera Bread card.
Go ahead, and start fetching points toward gift cards by downloading Fetch Rewards.
2. Check out the Diaper Bank Network
If things are really tough, check out the National Diaper Bank Network. The non-profit network is aimed at assisting low-income families, and it has started local chapters all over the country.
Neither SNAP nor WIC benefits provide diapers, so this is a wonderful alternative for those who need assistance.
3. Earn up to $225 Watching Movie Previews
Most of you already know about InboxDollars, but did you know they will give you free gift cards to Amazon, Walmart and more for watching movie previews, celebrity videos, the latest news and dozens of other videos?
The availability is subject to change, but it’s possible to earn up to $225 a month watching these videos! You’d never have to pay for a diaper again!
Plus, you’ll get a $5 bonus just for signing up.
You need to watch all of the shows in a specific playlist to earn your bucks, so be prepared. InboxDollars lets you know how long the playlist runs before you start watching, and playlists range from a few minutes to about a half-hour.
4. Find Hidden Money in Your Inbox
Because of a lot of stores’ price match policies, you could be owed free money for stuff you’ve already bought online — think, all those onesies, bibs and binkies already lost in corners of your house. But with a baby in tow, who has time to haggle with stores?
Luckily, we’ve found a way to take advantage of retailers’ price-match policies pretty much effortlessly.
Our secret weapon is called Paribus — a tool that gets you money back for your online purchases. It’s free to sign up, and once you do, it will scan your email for any receipts. If it discovers you’ve purchased something from one of its monitored retailers, it will track the item’s price and help you get a refund when there’s a price drop.
Plus, if your guaranteed shipment shows up late, Paribus will help you get compensated.
Disclosure: Paribus compensates us when you sign up using the links we provide.
5. Find the Best Freebies Near You With This App
Ibotta is an app that pays you for taking pictures of your receipts. We know it sounds strange, but it’s simple: Before heading to the store, search for items on your shopping list within the app. When you get home, snap a photo of your receipt and scan the items’ barcodes to earn money
Plus, we’ve discovered a sneaky Ibotta perk: You can find freebies through the app, indicated with a “Free After Offer” banner across the product.
Use the app to stock up on baby diapers — and maybe a treat or two for yourself. You deserve it.
Plus, you’ll get a $20 sign-up bonus after redeeming your first 10 offers within 14 days.
6. Ask Diaper Companies for Coupons
Look – diapers are a big business and companies know that once you’ve started with their brand, you’re likely to continue using them until your child is potty-trained. So take advantage of this and register with the major brands like Luvs, Huggies and Pampers for free coupons to stock up on diapers.
7. Earn Free Gift Cards While You Watch TV
Arguably one of the cheapest places to get diapers is at Amazon, so here’s a tip on how to get a free Amazon gift card: Join Swagbucks.
The rewards platform offers a wide variety of ways to make extra cash, including taking surveys for money. You can click a few buttons while you unwind and watch TV at the end of the day, right?
It’s also famous for handing out free points (called SBs) at random just for being a member. It’s free to sign up, and you’ll get a $5 bonus when you earn 2,500 SB within your first 60 days.
You can redeem your SBs for cash via PayPal or gift cards to a number of popular retailers, including Amazon.
8. Get a Free $10 Gift Card for Walmart
Does the cost of diapers you can’t avoid make your wallet cringe? Take the edge off with some free gift cards!
One of our favorite ways to save on anything is with Ebates, a cash-back site that rewards you nearly every time you buy something online. For example, Ebates gives you 10% cash back on online purchases at Walmart.
Plus, you’ll get a free $10 gift card to Walmart for giving the site a try.
To earn your gift card:
- Sign up for Ebates with your email or Facebook account.
- Use the Ebates portal the next time you need to buy something. It’s connected to thousands of stores, including Walmart, Amazon and Target. You’ll need to make your first purchase through the site within 90 days and spend at least $25.
- Your account will be credited with rewards points you can cash in for your $10 Walmart gift card.
9. Dare to Eliminate Diapers Altogether
Personal finance and parenting writer Charlotte Edwards shared her story with us about raising her son diaper-free — you read that right. She pointed out it’s common in countries outside the U.S. Parents help potty train babies early through something called “elimination communication.”
By seven weeks old, Edwards’ son was letting his parents know when he needed to use the toilet.
It’s a growing trend, and it’s no wonder: The average family can save more than $2,100 going this route. Would you consider this?
10. Join a Rewards Program
We’ve heard your average baby goes through six to 10 diapers a day, and 2,500 to 3,000 diapers in their first year alone. By the time your kid is finally potty-trained, you’ll have spent thousands on thousands of diapers.
Diaper companies know once you’ve started with their brand, you’re likely to continue using it. That’s why they offer rewards programs and why you should take advantage of these deals. Because let’s face it — you’re going to be buying all those diapers anyway.
One of the highest-rated loyalty programs is Huggies Rewards. Here’s how it works:
- Sign up online or via the iOS or Android app.
- Whenever you buy Huggies diapers or wipes, pull up the app on your phone and snap a photo of your receipt. (This includes printed, online or gift receipts.)
- Get points that you can redeem for diapers, toys, gift cards and more.
It’s that simple. You’ll also get exclusive coupons and offers. And you get 500 points just for signing up.