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Old 04-12-2012, 08:57 AM   #1
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ways to save on formula?

How do you save on formula? besides using the coupons they send you from the formula companies how else?
Have you used store brand formula if so, what kind? we are using Gerber good start. I never know what off brand to buy since they never compare goodstart with off brands it is always similac or enfamil?

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Old 04-12-2012, 11:49 AM   #2
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Re: ways to save on formula?

We started off using Enfamil, but at 25 bucks for a 24oz can, it got pricey REALLY fast. We switched to the comparable Target brand, Up and Up. We get a 36 oz can for 20 bucks, so much better! Every once in a while they will put it on sale or have a coupon on the website so that helps too. I work at Target so I get a 10% discount plus 5% off for using my Target check card. I dont think there is a Target comparable for Gerber though, have you looked at babies r us? It might be worth it to switch to another kind.
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I agree, your best bet is to switch to store brand. I don't think there is a comparable good start one, maybe the gentle store brand would be closest?

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Re: ways to save on formula?

We've used both Target Up UP brand and Walmarts Parent Choice Brand. Costco also has their own brand... Store brand is so much cheaper and just as good as name brand.
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We used the up and up brand and bought the huge value size cans. Sooo much cheaper than name brand. DS was on good start for awhile too and I also noticed they don't have a generic of it. We just switched to the sensitive of the up and up and he did about the same on it.

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We use Target and Costco brand too .
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Re: ways to save on formula?

If you're wanting to stay with the formula you're using--I would suggest Craigslist and Ebay!
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Nobody seems to buy formula off CL where I live. I have 5 bottles of RTF Ali Fs for $25 for all and the only emails I get are those that are fake. They want to buy it then back out for some loony reason & say" check out my sisters SIL's great-aunt's easy sure fire way to make some money." Annoying.
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I get a 45oz can of BJs proprietary blend s/a similac advanced for 19.99. It was the cheapest I found when we had to switch.
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Re: ways to save on formula?

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I get a 45oz can of BJs proprietary blend s/a similac advanced for 19.99. It was the cheapest I found when we had to switch.
Yes, and it wasn't uncommon for there to be coupons for $2-$5 off...and friends who had a membership gave us their coupons.

Also, the brands that BJ's carries varies by store (ours does carry Gerber), but they do carry the larger canister sizes & accept manu coupons, so that may be cheaper as well (IDK, we just went to the BJ's brand pretty quickly).
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