Summer Savings Secrets for Luvs Diapers and Other Necessities
When you think of summer, what do you think of? Tropical drinks? White sand beaches? Clear blue water stretching to the horizon? If so, man, do I wish I had your summer! 🙂
Summer makes me think about finances. Okay, okay, every season makes me rethink how I can save money and stick to a budget, but in my experience, summer is pricey even without a tropical escape involved. Yep, plenty of necessities (food, utilities, etc.) tend to cost more during the summer.
A recent awesome savings opportunity from Luvs (more on that below) got me thinking about other ways to save during the summer. After a little brainstorming, I realized I have some great summer savings secrets that can help moms cut costs. So, kick back with a fruity drink complete with a little umbrella (yeah right), and let’s get to it!
Saving on Food
Schools out for summer, and you know what that means. Yep, there’s no hair-netted cafeteria lady to serve up lunch. Feeding the kiddos 3 meals a day, especially if they have friends hanging around, can definitely blow your grocery budget.
Save money this summer by:
- Getting organized with a meal plan and grocery list.
- Trying generic brands.
- Taking advantage of store loyalty cards.
- Asking stores to price match. Tip: Some stores will even price match Amazon!
- Teaming up with a fellow mom to take advantage of bulk buys.
Craving even more ways to save at the grocery store? Check out all of my groceries shopping secrets!
Saving on Utilities
With more people at home during the day, your utility bills are apt to be higher than they are during the school season. One super easy way to slash your electric and gas bill is to avoid turning on the oven/stove as much as possible.
Wait, wait! That doesn’t mean going out to eat. Instead, use your trusty crockpot to whip up delicious, hearty meals.
By not turning on the oven, you’ll save money both on the electric or gas needed for the stove and on AC as your house will stay cooler.
Here are some yummy crockpot recipes to try.
Saving on Luvs Diapers
Okay, the summer doesn’t make diapers any more or less expensive. Unfortunately, they’re just expensive year round. In fact, there’s no way around it, parenting is expensive. However, this summer, Luvs is offering a great money-saving opportunity for parents with diaper-wearing little ones: a $2 print-at-home coupon. More on that in just a minute.
Now, personally, I’m a fan of Luvs. They say they’re the official diaper of experienced moms, but even this newbie mom (only 1 kid), is a big fan. 🙂
I love Luvs because they’re inexpensive without sacrificing quality. In fact, the new Luvs Ultra Leakguards with NightLock Plus™ are softer and more absorbent than ever before. They have the largest absorbency area ever to ensure wetness is locked in. I also really like the large stretch tabs that make fastening Luvs diapers on a squirmy little one so easy.
Between the super absorbency, large stretch tabs, and the shape contouring, you know you’re going to get a secure, snug fit with Luvs diapers.
If you haven’t tried Luvs yet, I highly recommend you scoop up a package the next time you’re at the store. I’m pretty confident you’ll love them but if not, there’s no risk to you. Luvs offers a money-back guarantee! Here’s what they say:
“We feel so strongly about our diapers that we’ve guaranteed them! If you aren’t satisfied with the leakage protection of Luvs, we’ll refund your money. See our website, www.luvsdiapers.com, for details.”
You can find Luvs diapers in sizes newborn through 6 so they’re a product your little one can “grow up with.”
Now, back to that money saving coupon! 😉 Luvs is currently offering a print-at-home coupon that allows you to save $2 on one diaper pack. This coupon is good for 30 days after you print it, and it can be used on any Luvs diapers except the trial/travel sizes and at any mass, discount, or grocery stores where Luvs Diapers are sold.
Saving on Entertainment
Okay, so entertainment isn’t truly a necessity, but it’s definitely a nice-to-have. Especially when the kiddos are around chanting “I’m bored” until you feel like you might cry.
Wait, is that just me?
Anyway… you can save on summer entertainment by taking advantage of free (or really, really cheap) activities near you. Be sure to check out my HUGE list of free summer activities for kids!
Do you know of other summer savings secrets for all the necessities? Please share in the comments.
Here’s to a frugal and fun summer!