Coupons.com has a $10 off an Enfamil tub printable available right now- this is the highest value I have ever seen. If you are currently buying formula you know how expensive it is so this is a great coupon. These are normally $18.99-$22.99 in stores and for me the tubs lasted about on week. My “formula” for saving on formula (pardon the pun!) was to leverage the savings whenever possible with these tips:
1) Sign up for the Enfamil Family Beginnings program- they send out free gifts, including product samples and valuable formula “checks” which can be stacked with store and manufacturer savings for a better- sometimes free- deal.
2) Try to stock up on formula when there is an extra special happening. This would include stacking with the Babies and Toys R Us rewards program which gives you a free can for every 10 cans you buy and buying when they are offering a gift card for every three cans purchased- usually $15. Or try buying at Target when they offer a gift card for buying multiples and sometimes store coupons which stack with manufacturer coupons and checks. Also- consider buying at the grocery store. You normally get a catalina coupon at checkout for another brand of formula and sometimes the formula purchase can help you get to the amount when they are offering a “spend $75, get a $10 reward” type sales – like at Safeway.
3) Sign up for all th formula clubs and trade with friends or on Ebay the coupons for the brands you don’t use. You can also buy formula checks on Ebay.
4) Consider (with your doctor’s permission) experimenting with store brands and samples to stretch out your supply. I mixed these with my regular cans to extend my supply while waiting for sales. Ask your baby’s doctor for samples- mine was happy to help, and called Enfamil and had an entire case shipped to my house when my daughter was switched to the expensive specialty formula. I also took in the samples from other manufacturers that I wasn’t using and able to swap them out for my brand.
5) Hang in there- you don’t have to buy formula forever! Powder is normally cheaper than ready made and more portable. A funny tip I learned from the nurse’s hot-line when my son was on a hunger strike was to mix the formula with apple juice to make it sweeter and encourage them to drink it. It worked like a charm for us and helped him get some much needed calories.