We have been a Pampers using family since my son’s birth and they’ve always worked well for him. I have thought about trying store brand diapers, but I’ve been too afraid to try anything else in fear of other diapers not meeting expectations and ending up being a waste of money. The truth is that even with coupons and “sale” prices, it is near impossible to find great stockpile prices for Pampers these days. So, I finally bit the bullet this weekend and purchased a Jumbo pack of Up & Up (Target brand) diapers. The smaller packs are more money per diaper, but DH and I figured if things didn’t work out, we didn’t invest too much into them. For a quick price comparison, Pampers Jumbo packs have been on “sale” lately for $8.99-$9.99 and the packs have also downsized from 40 diapers for size 3, to 36 diapers. Add FL’s 6% sales tax to that and the price per Pampers diaper is $0.27-$0.29 for the new 36 size packs and $0.24-$0.27 per diaper for the old 40 size packs. Those prices make my skin crawl because, as a coupon freak, I know they are nowhere near a good deal. Even with the use of coupons, I still don’t consider it a good deal. Now, the Up & Up Jumbo pack has 40 diapers in it and is $6.29 (not a sale price). Once again, add FL’s 6% sales tax to that and the price per Up & Up diaper is $0.17. That’s $0.10+ cheaper than Pampers and a price I consider to be a good deal!
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