A few weeks ago I wrote about Walmart’s Baby Box Set. They send you three different gift boxes- one for prenatal, one for a baby, and one for a toddler. Each box contains samples and costs only the five dollars for shipping. Last week I received the second box, my infant box. It contained the following samples and coupons:
- Arm & Hammer Sensitive Laundry Detergent (2.25 fl oz)
- Aveeno Baby Lotion (1 fl oz)
- Aveeno Lotion (1 fl oz)
- Huggies Travel Wipes pack (8 count)
- Mam Anti-colic bottle
- 1 Huggies Diaper (size newborn)
- $3 off huggies diapers
- $1 off Arm & Hammer Sensitive Laundry Detergent
- $3 off Pure Bliss formula by Similac
- $2.50 off of Lysol
We are already fans of Aveeno so I liked the samples! However, I don’t think we will end up using the bottle because I breastfeed and the few times we have used a bottle she likes the Phillips brand. So it was cool, but in this box’s case probably not worth the five dollars it cost to ship. I could have just bought an actual bottle of lotion! That said, I do love getting mail though, so not a total waste haha.
I can’t wait to see what the third and final box contains!!
Over the course of our pregnancy we tried out several registries! I looked at Buy Buy Baby and Target (which, we ultimately ended up using). However, just for curiosity sake I decided to make an Amazon registry just so I could review the baby gift they send!
The other two registries you just went in store and they give you a bag of goodies. The Amazon option is a little trickier. First of all, you have to have an Amazon Prime account. (One way around this is you could join for their free thirty day trial, but don’t forget about it!) Second, you have to create your registry. However, it’s not as simple as adding a few things you want. They have a very exhaustive check list that is broken into categories and then even farther down. You have to choose something in each category or at least mark that you don’t need it. I think this would be great for a first time mom who is really worried about forgetting something, but otherwise it made me feel like they were just trying to convince me I needed stuff I probably didn’t. Also, you can’t get your free gift until your checklist is totally complete. Finally, you or someone else has to spend at least $10 off of your registry and that item has to ship. Then you can click the button to order your free welcome box. (I just ordered some teething toys that I know we will eventually need).
So it’s kinda complicated! However, it was a fun little box so I guess it was worth it!! You can click here to see their Baby Box FAQ. So I bet you’re wondering what is in the box! Here is what came in ours, though I read it can vary.
- Pair Avent breast pads w/ breast feeding “guide”
- Seventh Generation Moisture Lotion sample (0.5 fl oz)
- Dove Baby Wash sample (1.8 fl oz)
- Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion sample (1 do oz)
- Cicaplast Baume sample (2ml)
- Bliss triple oxygen instant energizing mask sample (.16 fl oz)
- Pair Munchkin nursing pads
- Huggies (52 count) wipes
- Seventh Generation quilted diaper sample (2 count, no size listed, but it looks like a size two)
- Avent bottle (newborn nipple & 4 oz size)
- Swaddle Designs swaddling blanket
- Pamper “travel sample” (1 newborn diaper & sensitive travel wipes- 6 count)
(Our cat, Legalos, was very excited to have a box to play in).
Overall, a cute box. The swaddling blanket and the diapers make it worth spending the $10. However, I still liked the Target goody bag better! It had a lot of the same things, but it also had a TON of coupons that were actually really helpful.
Just a side note, I tried the Bliss Mask, I don’t know if I felt energized, but it smelt amazing. I’ll have to update this once I’ve used it a few times if I see any cool results.
A little while ago I talked about how when I first found out I was pregnant that I made a TON of accounts with companies promising great advice, coupons, and free samples. I already talked about one, Similac, but I also signed up with a company called Enfamil. I found out I was pregnant the first day or two of October, and then I made this account sometime in mid October! I wasted no time. However, I literally didn’t recieve anything via the mail until April 27th. (They email me ALL the time though).
This sample box included $10 in Enfamil “checks” (two $5 coupons off of any Enfamil purchase over $5.00), a dozen of those coupons where you get something free but have to pay the shipping (I’ll have to do a post on that later, I’ve already tried a few!), a six pack of premade newborn formula bottles, two nipple attachments for previously mentioned prepare formula, a four pack sample of premeasured packages of infant formula, and a 12.4 oz can of their infant formula. Overall, that is a pretty generous gift box! I am excited to try this out for Nolie. We have decided that occasionally doing formula will be great for us so that when we go out or I am gone someone else can feed her. I’ve heard great things about Enfamil.
The premade little bottles are actually really nice. I could see if we were having a day out or something how that could be really convenient! These are all milk and soy based, so that’s one thing I’ll have to watch- neither Michael nor I could do milk. Hopefully sweet Nolie will be able to! Anyways, even though it was months before we received anything, this was definitely a generous, completely free sample gift! Also, it’s actually good theybsont mail this out until closer to yore due date because of shelf life.
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!
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
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?
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!