We all know that Chris and I
Upon talking to a mommy friend of mine, she told me there are a lot of great deals FOR FREE out there that I should definitely be taking advantage of before our little man gets here. Since "free" is one of my all-time favorite words, I started browsing around to see what I could find.
1. Free Carseat Canopy -
Coupon code: MYSAVINGS
These suckers look AWESOME and my friend had one that I was totally lusting after. They clip on to your car seat and cover the baby in a soft, dark canopy great for sleepy time and car rides.
It was after I did this though that I noticed they had a bundle pack which not only included the canopy, but a full car seat cover, head support, lap blanket, and umbrella cover.
After giving Chris a call to discuss, we were reminded of a recent blow-out incident involving one of my friend and her 9 week old baby. Her horror story can be summed up in two words, "Poop. Everywhere." and said she had to take everything off the car seat and throw it in the washer. Seeing how a car seat cover may potentially save us from having to deconstruct our entire car seat, we figured the $29.99 plus extras was worth the investment.
$79.99 - 5pc set
-50.00 (coupon code: MYSAVINGS)
+$12.95 (shipping & handling)
$42.94 - Total
Again, if you DON'T want the whole set and just want the free carseat canopy, you would just have to pay the S&H:
$49.99 - carseat canopy
-$50.00 (coupon code: MYSAVINGS)
+12.95 (shipping and handling)
$12.95 - total
They site also has the option of embroidery but since we hope to use this sucker on multiple kids down the line, we decided to pass. (Cute lettering though!)
2. Free Breast Feeding Cover
Coupon code: MSCANOPY
Since I am planning to breast feed my little guy AND someday hope to leave the house before he's weened, a feeding cover is kinda necessary if I ever want to venture out into public again.
I've done some research on the different types of covers (shocker, I know) and through online reviews and interrogating other moms, the general consensus is that its best to have a cover with a rigid neckline which gives the baby some breathabity and you the viewing option to make sure everything is going alright under there.
Not only do Udder Covers have that neckline (and an awesome name) but they also come in some really pretty patterns so it doesnt look like you threw an old blanket over yourself.
I think these two companies (carseat canopy and udder covers) might be related since their check out process was very similar.
Here's the breakdown:
$34.95 - one udder cover
-$34.95 - coupon code: MSCANOPY
+12.95 - shipping and handling
$12.95 - Total
I know its a bummer that shipping and handling is still kinda pricey, but if you calculate going to the store, finding a pattern you like, checking out WITH tax, you are still probably saving money (and time) in the long run.
I'm still looking around for some other great deals, but thought I would share these for all those expectant or new moms out there OR for any friends and family that's looking for a good baby shower gift.
Here are the "pins" too in case you want to save this info for later:
Do you guys know of any other good deals? I'd love to hear 'em!