Similac Membership Review

When I first found out I was pregnant I immediately signed up for every baby club or free benefit option posibble.  It was all so exciting!! I signed up online for a membership with a company called Similac on November 6th. I promptly forgot all about it until December 1st when I received a Similac membership card in the mail. That was all that was sent however, so I quickly forgot about it again.  Besides that the membership basically allows you to enter codes on product you’ve bought. Well I haven’t bought any of their product!

(Similac is a company that makes formula, which I have zero use for right now.  One, because my baby was unborn. Two, because I didn’t know if we were going to have to use formula. Finally, three, because I didn’t even know if our baby would be able to use this formula!) 

However, on April 24th our first “perk” package arrived! It was a cute box with two samples of their formula as well as a few coupons.  It was a cute little surprise.  The formula won’t expire for some time, so I put it up in the kitchen cabinet with Nolie’s bottles.  I’ll have to update this post later on if she likes it! 


Publix’s Baby Club

A few weeks ago I was walking around Publix. In the baby aisle there was a little stack of mail in forms to subscribe to Publix’s Baby Club. I decided to grab one and after forgetting for a few weeks, I finally mailed it in. Probably eight weeks later I ws pleasantly surprised to receive a package in the mail! It was suprisingly heavy. WhenI opened it there were a few things inside. 

  
There was a welcome letter that provided my membership number, as well as explained that members will periodically receive coupons until baby’s second birthday. Also, it informed me that I would receive a newsletter every three months. ( My first news letter was included in the package). There was also a copy of The Complete and Authoritative Guide: Caring for Your Baby and Young Child (Birth to Age 5) by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It has ……. pages of….

  
There were also 17 different coupons included inside. Here are a few examples: 
$3 off any one Gerber Good Start Formula 
$1 off any two Gerber items 
free hand sanitizer
free stay Free pads 
Buy one pampers cruiser diapers, get one pampers wipes free

Early Moments: Dr. Seuss and his Friends “Free” Book Trial 

I love nothing more than a great deal, so when I saw this “free Dr. Seuss collection” I wanted to try it out. (Yes I know my baby won’t be able to read for ages, but it’s still exciting!) The way it works is you have to pay a $5.95 shipping fee. Then after your package arrives you have a set number of days to cancel your next order, or else it will start charging you monthly for a book subscription. I decided to try it out! I was a little concerned because I read some online reviews that said canceling was very difficult. However, I still decided to try. I ordered the set and it shipped five days later! The books were delivered an additional seven days after that. Overall, a twelve day process! 

The book set includes The Cat in the Hat, Mr. Brown can Moo, The Tooth Book, Go, Do, Go, and Ten Apples up on Top. The package also includes an activity book and a sticker sheet. They are all new and look great. After they arrived I set about trying to cancel my membership so that they didn’t start charging me monthly.

I called to cancel it the first time, but I was out on hold fifteen minutes. I had to give up because I needed to run to class. Next Michael tried and was on hold for thirty minutes before giving up. However, the third time Michael got through right away.  They said it was cancelled and that they would email us. I was a little nervous, but it ended up canceling and we have had no problems. So I would definitely say it was worth it!

Do you have any suggestions of great deals I should look into? 

Free Sam’s Club Baby Samples Box

In my search for cool baby freebies I also stumbled upon Sam’s Club free baby box. You don’t have to have a membership and it was completely free! I didn’t even have to pay for shipping. The downside: it took over two full months to arrive. That said, it is still a free gift with very little work required. The sample box included the following random assortment:

  • Slimfast baked chips 1oz
  • GoGo Squeeze AppleApple 3.2 oz
  • Goodness Knows cranberry almond chocolate snack square (1 piece)
  • Huggies natural care wipes (8 count)
  • Size three Member’s Mark Diaper (1 count)
  • Brouchures for Sam’s Club membership &a Travel Site

It’s a pretty random assortment of products. Honestly, it wasn’t the best box, but it was completely free, so i’m not going to complain at all. Plus, even one free diaper is one less diaper I have buy! So I recommend trying this, but after ordering put it out of your mind because it will take forever to arrive!

 

Target Registry Complimentary Gift Review

A few days ago Michael and I decided to make a registry at Target.  Even though we don’t know the gender and it is still early, there are a few things that every baby needs! Also, we were still in shock and I thought it might make it feel more real. On top of that, I have decided to blog about all the new mother promotions I can find! I know so many pregnant ladies, I don’t want anyone to miss out on any opportunities! 
It was so fun to walk around and day dream together.   Plus, looking at all of the baby stuff made me feel all happy and maternal. The scanner they give you to make the registry was super simple.  It took us less than two minutes to create our account and then we just pointed and scanned! Some things I like about this registry include being able to edit your list online at anytime, the wide variety, and that when someone buys something it gets marked in the list. (No repeats!)
My favorite thing though was the cute little goody bag they give you when you sign up! It comes in a plastic tote bag. (Ours was a little beat up, but the inside was fine.) The samples and coupons were actually really great! Even if you don’t want your main registry to be Target, I would make one just for this cute little bag. Here is what is included:

COUPONS: 

Target paint coupon 

Pampers diaper coupon 

Happy Mama Prenatal coupon 

Starbucks coupon 

Target nursing bra coupon 

Liz Lange for target maternity clothes coupon 

Enfamil coupon 

Kinsa (thermometer) coupon 

Munchkin Step Coupon

SAMPLES: 

Honest Company: 2 size two diapers and a travel size wipes package 

Avent: natural Bottle 

Avent: travel baby lotion 

Mustela: sample skin care & coupon 

Up&Up (Target): 20 pack unscented wipes 

Boogie Wipes:,1wipe & coupon

Aquaphor: baby healing ointment & coupon 

Latch: 2 miracle nursing pads 

Lansinoh: 2 disposable nursing pads & 2 breastmilk storage pads 

Nuk: orthopedic pacifier 

Babyganics by Target: plant based, x3 concentrated laundry detergent sample size & coupon 

Boudreaux’s Butt Paste: diaper rash ointment & coupon

Overall, the Target experience was really fun.  The sales associate that helped us get set up was very kind. It made it feel a tiny bit more real. (But I still can’t 100% comprehend this is happening!!!)

Keep an eye out for more reviews and suggestions and don’t forget to share! 

Walmart Pregnancy Baby Box

Sophie recently suggested I order the Walmart Baby Freebie Box! You just pay a $5 shipping cost and they send you this pregnancy box. I had heard about it beforehand, but hadn’t decided if I should try it. On her recommendation I signed up!

They send you three separate packages based on the due date you I’ve them. The first box is the Expecting box. Next is the Newborn/Infant box, and it will finally conclude with your Toddler box. (Each time there is a five dollar fee). We ordered our box Oct 23 and it was delivered October 29th, less than a week total! I was very excited about that.

It arrived all packaged in a cute little box. There was a decent amount of product inside, though nowhere near as many awesome samples and coupons as the Target goodie bag I talked about earlier. Here is what was included:

  • Pampers travel case (includes mini wipe pack and one newborn diaper)
  • All sensitive skin dryer sheets (5 count)
  • Baby Bee Nourishing Lotion (1 oz)
  • Cetaphil Baby Wash and Shampoo (1.7 fl oz)
  • Bio-Oil: PurCellin Oil (.5 fl oz)
  • Vera Ve: Healing Ointment
  • Dapple Naturally Clean Bottles Sample (one use) & $1.00 off full size product coupon
  • Aquaphore Healing Ointment Baby ( .03 oz)

Overall, it was fun to order and I’m excited to try the Bio-Oil (supposedly helps prevent stretch marks). I don’t know if it actually saves you money because I wouldn’t really have bought any of those products besides the Burts Bees lotion. Since I paid five dollars in shipping… but either way it was fun to get some baby related fun in the mail! And it gave me a few new products to try. Let me know if you decide to try it too!

The Honest Company Free Trial

A week ago I saw an ad for the The Honest Company. They were promoting their free trial of both some of their essential household products and their baby products. The catch is, you have to sign up for their subscription service. However, you do have seven days to cancel your subscription from the day it is delivered (with no cancelation fees). You get quite a bit of product and only have to pay $5.95 in shipping.

So last Thursday I decided to order the trial sample of their essentials bundle. I got an email saying the shipping label was created less than twelve hours after I signed up! (The product arrived the following Wednesday in the same box.) The box was adorable. It included

  • seven Newborn sized diapers (you get to chose your size when you order)
  • a pack of wipes (10 count)
  • sample size face and body lotion
  • sample size hand soap
  • sample size shampoo and body wash
  • sample size multi surface cleaner
  • sample size organic healing bomb
  • Honest Company Welcome Guide

So far, we have tried the lotions, cleaner, and hand soap and we love them! They smell great and are very attractively packaged. I am so glad we decided to try it. (The diapers and wipes have been thrown into a tote in a closet for unknown future needs.) We are even debating signing up for the monthly “essentials” bundle subscription. You pay $35.95 per bundle and get five products. (Just for comparisons sake, we chose five items and compared them to the combined prices of the same type of items that we usually buy. It was less than a dollar price difference.) It really is a good deal for the convenience and we love the integrity behind the product. Plus, we both love getting packages in the mail haha.


If you want to try out the company, use this link so they know I sent you their way!(: It will provide you with $10 off of your first purchase. (The lotion I loved is $9.95 so you would literally only pay shipping). I highly recommend it!