I did some Google searching this morning to try and determine what the best cost per diaper is in Canada lately. The last time I did this was in 2007 and, well, things change. Generally prices go up (blah.)
It sounds like the general consensus is anything $0.15 and below as a cost per diaper is considered pretty good (this is before taxes, as they vary province to province).
I learned early on that calculating the cost per diaper is the best way to get the best bang for your buck and avoid the sale pitfalls that can happen when you see a great price but don’t pay attention to how many diapers are in the package.
A great deal I scored recently was Pampers Swaddlers (Size 2) at $9.99 minus a $2 coupon. So, $7.99/60 = 0.13 cents per diaper.
I have about 8 packs stockpiled (moms know that 60 diapers doesn’t last very long!)
I try to make a point of always using a coupon when buying diapers or formula (or at the very least, in the case of formula, buying it on sale at Shoppers Drug Mart so that I get the Optimum points and/or the gift card special they sometimes have…last week it was 2 free movie passes).
It’s sacrilegious for me to buy diapers without a coupon. I wish I lived closer to London Drugs so I could coupon-stack and get an even better deal. If you’re unfamiliar with coupon stacking at London Drugs let me know and I’ll help you out!
So, if you’re a diaper-buying mama like me (for at least the next 3 years or so), what’s your best cost per diaper? Should I be aiming lower than 15 cents per diaper?
Yes, I know, I know, cloth diapering can save you money (I’m frugal yet use disposible diapers and formula….gasp!) but it’s just not for me.