Make Ice Packs Out of Pampers Diapers & Save!

Make Ice Packs Out of Pampers Diapers & Save!

This post has been sponsored by Pampers and iConnect. As always, all opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Pampers have always been with us from the very start. From babies bum to moms bum.

Yes, you heard right.

I’m not sure how common this is in other parts of the states, but here in Vancouver, Washington hospitals, they use newborn pampers diapers as ice packs for post partum pain. And believe me, it was the only thing that provided some relief for a 3rd degree tear.

You open the top of the diaper up (it pulls apart easily) and you insert small ice cubes in between the layers, then you fold the top over and secure it with the sticky tabs. Wa-la, as simple as that! It’s absorbent and has a super soft protective layer that’s perfect for not only  brand new baby skin but moms too!

The thing I like about Pampers is you dont get a really strong chemical smell like most other brands and my daughter doesn’t break out in rashes. Perfect for my little ones sensitive skin!

And now you can save $3 off two packages or off one box of any pampers diapers or training pants in this Sunday’s paper.

You’ll also be able to print a $2 off any package of pampers training pants. However, you cannot stack both since they’re both manufacture coupons. You would need to purchase 2 items in order to use both of the coupons for training pants.

All Pampers Diapers and Pants are included in this particular offer, except trial/travel sized diaper packs. Pampers Diapers and Pants include Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Cruisers, Pampers Baby Dry, Pampers Easy Ups, Pampers Under Jams, and Pampers Splashers.

For more than 50 years, parents have trusted Pampers to care for their babies. Pampers offers a complete range of diapers, wipes and training pants designed to provide protection and comfort for every stage of baby’s development.

For more information on Pampers diapers and pants, visit or the brand’s social media channels on Facebook:, Twitter: and YouTube:

Get Back $5 with ibotta for Purchasing LUVS Diapers!

Get Back $5 with ibotta for Purchasing LUVS Diapers!

Being a new mom comes with unfamiliar territories, like middle of the night leaks while you’re trying to keep your eyelids open with toothpicks. Something all moms experience a time or two or 100. Ugh! I don’t know how many times I’ve had to deal with leakage so far with my 10 month old baby girl, lets just say it has been A LOT!

My sister told me about LUVS and not to go for the more expensive name brands like I have been because LUVS is just as effective, but a fraction of the cost. I have to say, she was right! In the last month I have started using them, we haven’t had any leaks and I have more spending money to use on other baby necessities. That’s because Luvs locks away wetness 2x better than Huggies Snug & Dry and turn diapers into dollars by saving up to $150 per year.

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LUVS has leak barrier leg gathers and a leak guard core, which makes it their largest absorbency ever. This is nice for busy moms by helping to keep leaks in the diaper where they belong, so our babies stay dry and comfortable.

LUVS stands behind their product. If you experience any leakage, they have a money back guarantee. They feel so strongly that their diapers will keep your baby leak-free that they’ve guaranteed them!

In partnership with LUVS, ibotta is offering up a $5 Rebate Offer when you purchase a 54ct or higher box of LUVS diapers.

If you’re unfamiliar with ibotta…

ibotta allows you to earn cash each time you shop. Here’s how:

Before shopping, choose your offers by completing tasks in the ibotta Product Gallery. Choose your earning level for each product offer by completing as many tasks as you like such as reading a fact, answering a trivia question, watching a video, etc. Once you complete at least one task per product offer, the product offer is automatically added to your shopping list on the ibotta app so you can earn money for purchasing the item. This one is my absolute favorite since it has so many different offers to choose from and at different stores. I’ve earned a total of $49 cash back using this app so far. All you have to do is unlock the offer by doing the simple task, verify the product to make sure it’s what is actually listed on the app and then snap a photo of the receipt. Usually they’re approved within an hour and once you reach $10, you can cash out to PayPal or Venmo instantly. If you’d rather convert your earnings into gift cards, you can certainly do that as well!


Follow these four simple steps to unlock the Luvs Diapers $5 rebate offer through Ibotta:

1. Download the free ibotta app, available on iOS and Android. Search “Luvs” and you will find the offer!

2. Print this .50 off coupon.

3. Go shopping for your Luvs diapers at any participating store.

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4. Verify your purchases by scanning product bar codes and submitting a photo of your receipt.

5. Save money and earn cash back! Your $5 cash back rebate will be deposited into your Ibotta account within 48 hours.

Luvs diapers are available in sizes newborn through 6, and can be found at mass, discount and grocery stores where baby care products are sold.

For more information on Luvs diapers, visit or the brand’s social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube


Disclosure: This is a sponsored campaign created in collaboration with the Luvs & iConnect. All opinions are 100% my own.

5 Tips To Save Money When Shopping Online

5 Tips To Save Money When Shopping Online

Lately, I haven’t exactly been living up to my full frugal potential, but that’s going to change starting this year. My goal is to save as much money as possible instead of having it spent before it even hits my bank account. I know, I know.. bad bad, which is why I wanted to emphasize on ways to save money when shopping online in this post. Let’s face it, some of us can’t get out of the house every time a good deal hits, but that doesn’t mean you can’t save money when shopping online.


1. Research. Research. Research.


Just because it’s advertised as a good deal, doesn’t exactly mean it’s a good deal. Check Google for comparison pricing on the certain item you’re looking for, this will give you a general overview if it’s worth it or not at the price point it’s being offered. There will be local pricing and online pricing if available.


2. Use Coupon Codes and Stack Them if Possible


This is an obvious no-brainer. If you want to save money online, use coupon codes that you can either get by signing up for the brands’ newsletter or by searching on Google. Often times you’ll find that the coupon incentive is much higher if you’re an actual newsletter subscriber. Another thing to note if you find a coupon code on Google, it may be an account tied coupon or a one-time use, so it’s best to sign up for the brands you do like so you can be reminded of current and future sales. Some companies like ClothingRIC and SitewideCouponseven allow you to stack multiple coupon codes, so take advantage when you can.


3. Add Items To Cart and Leave Them If You Don’t Need Right Away


One thing I have noticed when I window shop online is that they’ll offer an incentive to give you a little push to make that purchase. You’ll receive emails like, “we noticed you left something in your cart, here’s a little discount.” etc. Now not every company does this, so don’t let the item sit if it’s a good deal as good deals usually have a limited availability and will go out of stock quickly. So jump on it, if it’s hot.


4. Use Cash Back Websites Like GivingAssistant


Giving Assistant is a free digital loyalty program, with over 1,100 of the largest retailers like Kohls for instance, and gives an average of 5% cash reward after each online purchase.

Not all cash back websites are created equal. Some will give you very little back and some will give you 100% of what they make off your purchase, and Giving Assistant is one of those websites if you’re a member. For non-member purchases, they retain the commission and make a small donation to Feeding America to give one meal. You don’t have to wait months for a check in the mail like other cashback sites, and minimum payout is just $5.01, not $25+ like most other cashback sites which are nice because it can take a while to accumulate if you’re like me and not spending hundreds of dollars frequently.

If you make a purchase through their website and you don’t get credit for it, contact them and they’ll make sure you receive your full cash back amount. That to me is GREAT customer service!

I actually had an issue with the purchase I did through Walmart not crediting, but they put the 4% cash back in my account after confirming my purchase. It’s as simple as that!


5. Ask For a Price Drop Refund


Ouch, it stings knowing you just purchased something and then it drops to a lower price a day or a week later. Contact the company and ask for a price adjustment; the worst thing they could say is no. I know that Amazon does this when you contact their chat customer support people. It may be a hit or miss though depending on who you’re talking to, usually, they will accommodate though and refund the difference.


Do you have any more tips to save money when shopping online? I know there are lots more, but it will have to wait for a 2nd edition post.

How to Host an Inexpensive Super Bowl Party

How to Host an Inexpensive Super Bowl Party

Last year we hosted a super bowl party because our Seahawks went. We’ll probably be doing it again since they’ve made it yet again! The first team in 10 years to do a back to back super bowl. So Awesome! The game was so stressful, yet so exciting. I think my husband and I went through every emotion imaginable yesterday.

how to host an inexpensive super bowl party

How to Host an Inexpensive Super Bowl Party

When I did my Seahawks themed super bowl party, I pretty much avoided the expensive NFL licensed products. I did end up picking up a set of plates that said Seahawks on them just for the hell of it at Walmart, which wasn’t too overly priced (under $3) But for the most part, I grabbed green and blue plates, napkins and silverware at Walmart which were $1 each.

We had the party be potluck style, so people brought a little something to help lessen the costs, but honestly, it ended up being too much food anyways. Make sure you’re not over doing it with however many people you have invited. Some examples of what we had: Chips and dips, mini weenies, pinwheel sandwiches, deviled eggs, cupcakes, crackers-cheese-salami tray, brownies, cookies, jello shots, skittles vodka, beer, soda etc. Go for more simple snack items, it will lessen the costs. Also, don’t be afraid to use coupons! You should be able to find sales and stack your coupons with them during the first week before Superbowl.

superbowl party

DIY decorations: I wasn’t about to spend a fortune on NFL themed decor, so I opted to do some myself. I bought a few poster boards at the Dollar Tree and printed out photos and glued them on. I also had a bunch of construction paper so I cut out some bubble letters to stick on the Feed the Beast board and then borrowed my friends hot glue gun and glued skittles onto the board since that is Lynch’s game day power booster. I had mostly everything on hand to decorate the boards with: crayons, markers, glue, scissors, paper, printer, picmonkey app etc.

seattle super bowl

seahawks super bowl


Evites: Send invites out on Facebook or through email. Don’t waste money on mail invites when most if not all of you are on Facebook anyways. And who doesn’t have an email address?

Don’t worry about brand name products. Buy off brand if that means a significant savings. Your guests won’t care and everyone’s happy.

Do you have any other tips for how to host an inexpensive super bowl party?

And who are you going to be rooting for!?