A Free Baby Formula Coupon

February 2, 2010

Frugal

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Oh my goodness, name-brand baby formula is expensive! I was shopping around at Alice.com, and saw the powdered stuff for over $26 a can! One can lasts just a week, doesn’t it? I used powder formula for two of my children, and if I recall correctly, it cost us about $15 a week to feed a baby with formula; and that was a dozen years ago. But I was on the WIC program, so I saved a lot of money. How can families afford such expensive formula?!

Well, guess what– store-brand formula is JUST as nutritious! And since WIC is cutting back on formula benefits, saving as much money as possible is really important. I have a little treat for you moms: a free $3 store-brand formula coupon! All you have to do is a take an online Baby Formula Quiz. It’s really easy to take, with just seven simple questions about baby formula.

I really don’t understand why parents would pay through the nose for something when they can get it so much cheaper. Generic, store-brand baby formula is just as nutritious as the name-brand, because all the formula that’s marketed in the United States must meet the same nutritional guideline standards. And the store-brand is found at all major stores and retailers, too. So I don’t think it’s really worth it to pay an extra $10 for a fancier label on a can. Moms– do yourselves a favor– save the money! Buy the store-brand! Go out to dinner or buy a new car with the money you will save!

Check out the Baby Formula Quiz for a free coupon.
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3 Responses to “A Free Baby Formula Coupon”

  1. megscole64 Says:

    We wanted to breast feed but were unable to. The hospital started our son on Similac and his tummy is so sensitive that slight changes caused him all kinds of pain and discomfort. So we used LIQUID only Similac Sensitive for his first three months and are slowly transitioning to Similac Sensitive powder formula. It’s not that I wouldn’t use generic, but I don’t want to wreck havoc on his system…and the doctor does not recommend changing formula brands for him.

    Thankfully I was able to trade for lots and lots of Similac checks so really only paid about $0.80 per bottle of liquid formula (they’re around $5.80 something at Walmart). The powdered things are more expensive obviously (and you can only use one check per item) although Target just had a sale buy two and get a $5 gift card, plus using two checks and it brought the cost down a bit.

    It’s definitely tough.

  2. Rebecca Says:

    Hi Meg! I had the same problem with one of my kids– she was so colicky for the first 4-5 months, it was MISERABLE. I had put her on powdered formula, but I wish I’d nursed her or put her on liquid formula. It was just so expensive, though.

    Hospitals do start out the babies with the name-brand stuff, don’t they? I wonder if the name-brand companies pay the hospitals to do that (just like Microsoft paid computer manufacturers to install Windows on everything)– people get used to a certain thing and it is hard to give it up later. From what I have read, there is no difference between the name-brand and generic brands.

    But I do hear ya about the sensitive tummy. I would do the same thing– stick to what’s working so as not to make it any harder for the little guy. I hope he is better now. šŸ™‚

  3. megscole64 Says:

    Thanks! He’s doing a lot better in terms of a sensitive stomach, but now he’s spitting up a TON! We go through ten bibs a day. šŸ™ We haven’t quit figured this one out yet. He doesn’t spit up as much when he has rice cereal, but doesn’t want any rice cereal right now (last week he ate like a champ) since he has a cold.

    He’s a different little guy every day. šŸ™‚ Never know what we’re going to get!

    And yes, I think manufacturers either pay hospitals or they just provide them with all the free samples to use. My boy wouldn’t have eaten anything if it hadn’t been for the formula (and his blood sugar was dangerously low so we had to get food into him) so I’m more than thankful for it (even though some lactation nazis call it poison…I wrote about that on my other blog last week…really ticked me off). Without formula my son would have starved! =)