As moms, we can always use some tips for saving money. Whether you’re a brand-new mommy basking in newborn joy or a seasoned mom of a teenager, you can benefit from free stuff.
Kids are expensive (it comes with the territory). From diapers and bottles to sports and first cars, there’s never an age when your child’s needs are budget-friendly. But moms are savvy when it comes to money. We know where to find deals and snag stuff for free. It never hurts to have a few new tricks up your sleeve though!
The following websites will help you get free stuff for you and your kiddos!
If you’re looking to score some gift cards, household products, or even some free baby gear, then rewards sites are the way to go. I love using these sites in my spare time to earn some extra cash (I can even earn money doing things I do all the time anyway!). Don’t have time to sit on the computer for hours to earn some points? Don’t worry – these aren’t those annoying rewards sites that promise the world but don’t deliver.
Do your thing, Mama. Just hit these sites in your spare time.
Honey is my go-to browser extension for earning rewards when I shop. Yes, I did just say that I get rewarded to shop. Crazy right?
It’s simple. Shop on your favorite sites and Honey will let you know if it finds any coupon codes that can save you money on your purchase. If it does, it’ll apply them for you. BAM! Money saved.
Even if it doesn’t find savings, you can usually earn some HoneyGold just for trying to save with the extension. You can use your HoneyGold to redeem for gift cards to:
- …and more! (I personally love using my HoneyGold for Walmart and Amazon gift cards!)
Here’s the best part: you can earn even more by checking the Honey website before you start shopping. The site will have rotating offers for discounts and bonus HoneyGold when you shop with specific retailers. I once earned 3,000 HoneyGold ($30 in rewards!) for shopping with HP.com!
If you love shopping online, do yourself a favor and download Honey.
InboxDollars is the rewards site that I’ve used for the longest time and it’s still one of my favorites. Although there are a lot of ways to make money here, I like racking up some money with bonus tasks, surveys, paid emails, and trial offers.
You need $30 in your account to cash out, so it won’t happen super fast. Still, it’s extra money you can use for more kid goodies – or maybe a spa day for yourself!
When my son was a baby, I swore by Pampers diapers for him. Everything else seemed to aggravate his sensitive tushy, but Pampers kept him comfortable. I also fell in love with Pampers Sensitive Water baby wipes, which I could usually find on Amazon for less money than I could find them in the store. Anyway – let’s just say I always had a bunch of Pampers codes I could enter at the Pampers Rewards site.
Pampers Rewards lets you rack up points from the stuff you purchase anyway, like diapers and wipes. Enter your code via the mobile app and get your points. You can then redeem those points for gift cards, movies, toys, sweepstakes entries, and more. I redeemed my points for several toys and photo gifts over the course of my son’s diaper-wearing years!
I so wish I knew about Similac StrongMoms Rewards when my babies were babies. All you have to do is join the program as a new mom or mom-to-be and you’ll be gifted with about $400 worth of Similac goodies, like coupons, samples, and more. When you sign up, you’ll need to answer a few questions so that Similac can tailor the offers to you and your baby’s needs.
Oh, Swagbucks. What would I do without my Swagbucks?! This is a rewards site that really helps you maximize your little free time by helping you earn rewards quickly. I’ve been a member for a few years now and have cashed out tons of Amazon gift cards and PayPal cash. Seriously, it’s that easy.
Some of the things you can do here are:
- Play games
- Get cash back for online shopping trips
- Complete offers
- Check emails
- Take surveys
- Watch videos
- Complete bonus tasks
- Refer friends and family
You earn SBs, which are the Swagbucks’ version of points. Trade those puppies in for some real prizes and gift cards. The best part is that Swagbucks often has sales on its rewards, so you might even find the one you want at a lower price when you’re ready to cash in. If you don’t have time for any other reward site, make sure this is the one you choose (there’s even an app for Swagging on the go!).
Need coupons for formula, diapers, groceries, or school supplies? Our never-ending list of must-haves can find some relief thanks to money-saving coupons. Here’s where to find coupons for free baby stuff, pregnancy freebies, and other awesome freebies for new moms (or older kids!):
CouponChief has loads of coupons for your favorite retailers, like Walmart, Sears, and Old Navy. If you shop online, you’ll especially love taking advantage of free shipping codes and exclusive offers for CouponChief members.
You can also sign up for the Pay-2-Share Program, which lets you upload coupons you find and earn 2% of all sales from those coupons! Save money, earn money – what more could you want?
Coupons.com has printable coupons for all your in-store shopping trips (it’s awesome for grocery shopping!), coupon codes for online shopping trips, and even cash back offers for shopping with partnered retailers.
Retail Me Not is my favorite place to find promo codes for my online shopping trips. In fact, it’s where I head first before I ever check out my online shopping carts. I can almost always find promo codes for discounts or free shipping offers when I buy kids’ clothing, toys, and other things for the little ones.
Use SlickDeals to create Deal Alerts that update you when any new promotions or discounts are available for your favorite stores! There’s even a Deal Alert for kids’ clothing deals that notifies you of new promotions about twice a week!
The Krazy Coupon Lady is like a full resource for all things coupons. Stay up-to-date with new sales and coupons for your favorite places by checking out the printable coupons, browsing trending deals, and more. This site updates frequently, so keep it bookmarked for easy and quick access.
Free Samples and Products
Now for the really good stuff. Free diapers, baby wash, toys, and other things moms need are right at your fingertips with these places to get free baby samples and products and even some stuff for older kids! There’s nothing like getting some free baby stuff by mail for expectant mothers and seasoned mamas.
Want some free baby samples by mail? Amazon’s got them for you.
The Amazon Baby Registry Welcome Box is just one more awesome thing that Amazon has available for its members. Just create a baby registry on Amazon and have $10 in purchases from that registry (you can even purchase them if you’d like). You’ll then be able to claim your box of goodies, which includes sample AND full size products for baby and mama, like wipes, bottles, and even toys.
Your hospital may enroll you in this program if it partners with Enfamil, but if not, you can always do it yourself. Use the link to sign yourself up for about $400 worth of goodies from Enfamil, including formula coupons, sample products, and other gifts.
You can get free baby stuff from EveryDayHappy just by signing yourself up with a quick form. This company makes diapers, wipes, and other goodies for baby that are free from harmful chemicals, dyes, etc. You can get a free test run of some of their products by signing up with no obligation to purchase anything.
If you want to breastfeed your baby and have considered pumping, be sure to check out Healthcare.gov before you purchase your pump. By law in the United States, your health insurance plan is obligated to cover the cost of your breast pump for however long you choose to breastfeed your infant. Your insurance plan can dictate what kind of pump you get and whether you can keep it or just rent it, but still – free is free!
Check out the site for more information about what to do if your insurance company isn’t cooperating with covering your breast pump.
The Imagination Library is so incredible. This foundation is the creation of Dolly Parton and gives free books to eligible kiddos up to age five. My son has grown quite a collection of books for his personal library thanks to this program.
To register your child, you’ll need to first plug in your address on the website and see if it’s available in your area. If it is, the site will walk you through the process of getting signed up.
The National Diaper Bank Network helps struggling parents meet their children’s most basic needs by providing diapers to those who can’t afford them. You can click here to see if there’s available assistance in your town.
When you create a baby registry through Target, you’ll get a coupon to redeem at your local store’s Guest Services center. The coupon will give you a box full of baby goodies worth $50! You’ll also be eligible to receive a 15% discount on any products that are left in your registry after you’ve had your baby.
The Honest Company is such a popular one for moms who love natural baby products. The company offers some awesome bundles on its products to save you money instead of buying everything separately. Before you start a bundle subscription, though, you can grab a free trial of the Diapers & Wipes Bundle or the Essentials Bundle! Either one will give you free, full-size products to test out before you commit to anything.
The Best Websites to Earn Free Stuff as a Mom
Now you’re stocked up on free gifts for new moms, helpful coupons, and reward sites that give you cash! Free baby stuff and kids stuff aren’t tough to find if you know the best places to look.
What kinds of free stuff have you scored as a mom? I’d love to hear all about your savvy tricks and your favorite places to grab coupons, rewards, free samples, and more. Connect with me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or Instagram and keep the conversation rolling!
Amy is a mom of two, freelance writer, and blog manager. She’s been published on Reader’s Digest Online, MSN, Niche, Frugal For Less, and other lifestyle publications. Amy enjoys helping other busy mamas learn how to work from home, build a business, and land their dream career, all while still being Mom.