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Babies Encyclopedia: How can I save money on formula?

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Asked by CafeMom Team at 2:25 PM on Sep. 7, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Use the store brand and/or use coupons
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:26 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • I used WIC. It was a life saver. Coupons help a bit too. Sometimes doctors also have "free samples" so ask the doc next time ur in if they do.
    Walker101

    Answer by Walker101 at 2:28 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Wic, coupons, store brans....even better breast feed if you can!
    sokkamum

    Answer by sokkamum at 2:32 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • For some reason, even though I breastfed, Formula companies would send me samples and checks. I would save those for friends that could use them.
    Courtney610

    Answer by Courtney610 at 2:32 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Nurse, WIC, store brands, coupons
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:35 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Besides the obvious of nursing your child, you can ask the doctor for samples and coupons, you can sign up on the websites for samples and coupons, shop around, check for sales, and use WIC if you need and qualify for it.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 2:43 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Use store brand and coupons if you don't qualify for WIC. You can get samples through the mail, use store brand and coupons if you don't qualify for WIC
    itsallabtthem84

    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 2:48 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • breastfeeding will definitely save you money on formula ;)
    kyriesmommy13

    Answer by kyriesmommy13 at 2:50 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • I always used the coupons manufacturers would send if not I would go to SAM's
    dmbutler

    Answer by dmbutler at 3:09 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Breastfeed! lol. Really though, don't be afraid of brands like Target brand, they are just as good but much cheaper or go to the brand that you like web site and usually you can sign up for coupons and free samples

    Nsbgirl

    Answer by Nsbgirl at 4:39 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

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