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Including free baby starter packs, free pregnancy stuff and free baby samples
Finding out you are pregnant is usually the most exciting day in a woman’s life and not one easily forgotten. However, soon after the sight of that blue line comes the fear of the cost! How will you afford this little miracle? Luckily there are loads of baby freebies out there for pregnant women to help with the cost!
If you like free stuff, then your luck is in. One of the many extra benefits of being pregnant and having a newborn is that, to brands, you’re the holy grail.
In exchange for all these baby freebies, you will need to hand them your data, like your name, email address and when your baby is due or was born.
If you’re happy to give companies your details, then be prepared to be sold to, which loads of marketing emails and mailout. (Nothing is really free, right?!)
To receive all your baby freebies without filling up your inbox, it’s advised (by me) to get yourself a completely new email address for such sign-ups, that way you’ll actually be able to see the emails you want to look at.
Free Baby Stuff
Having a baby will certainly pull on the purse strings, but there are so many deals and vouchers out there that could help you save money from the get go!
Boots: Signing up to Boots Parenting Club gets you ten points for every pound on baby and maternity purchases until your baby reaches 3-years-old. They also send you tailored offers and deals at each stage of pregnancy and baby’s age, like FREE folic acid or vitamin D tablets, money off clothes and 25% off Mum to be products.
Emma’s Diary: By signing up you will get over £100 worth of Argos vouchers, a photo book voucher worth £15 and other little gifts and offers from some top named brands throughout your pregnancy. Top Tip: Set up a different email address and sign up with that. You’ll still receive the freebies without your main account being spammed!
Mothercare: Join the Mothercare Club and receive over £100 of money saving vouchers which include 20% maternity clothes, £5 off a £50 spend on footwear and clothing, 20% off
All the major supermarkets have a baby club, but by joining the Tescos Parenting Club, you receive free life insurance up to £15,000 (criteria applies.) They’ll also send you coupons and offers depending on how old your baby is plus run some pretty good competitions.
You’ll find, as soon as you tell one company you are pregnant, they will all find out. Instead of throwing these brochures or magazines away, have a flick through. There’s normally tons of money off vouchers (like £5 off a £15 baby clothing spend in Tesco), free baby food coupons, free nappies, wipes, mini Johnsons products and sometimes a branded product like a towel, baby socks or spoons.
Expectant Parent Events
Mothercare are the best at this! Check out their website for details on your nearest event and book in online. You have to sit through a few talks on car seats and pushchairs but then get 10% off everything in store, including iCandy buggies, Maxi-Cosi car seats, and toys!
Many big brands offer refurbished items and buggies are no exception. Mamas & Papas are great for this, and often have their top of the line pushchairs for lower cost.
You’ll go through a bundle of these, and regardless of if you choose disposable or reusable, the cost mounts up. Through Netmums, you can receive a free pack of Aldi nappies and wipes. They are well worth giving a try, as compared to the leading brands, they cost considerably less!
Amazon’s Subscribe and Save service is good if you prefer a leading brand. This will give you 5% off selected items when you place a repeat order, including nappies and wipes. There’s no minimum commitment, so if you want, you can simply cancel after your first delivery.
Whether it’s free books, toys or clothes, everything is available for free if you know here to look. This tool is a great way of finding the free items you may need for baby.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, then signing up for Amazon Family is a good idea. It’s like Amazon Prime, but gives you offers on loads of baby essentials and deliver within a day! Take advantage of the 30-day free trial, but remember to cancel when you’re done, or you’ll be stung with a £79 bill.