Discounts and Freebies for Twins and Multiples

Many people assume that families with twins and other multiples are inundated with free stuff and goodies. This is not true. The increase in multiple births means that discounts and special offers are harder to come by. However, some companies continue to provide special considerations.

To take advantage of discounts and freebies, be prepared with multiple copies the birth certificates and hospital discharge papers of your twins. Here are some of the offerings, which can change without notice.

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Coupons for Diapers and Wipes

Twins Tip - Don't Buy Two of Everything
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Diapers for twinfants can cost a small fortune in the first year of life. Diaper companies like Huggies, Pampers, and Luvs have historically been very generous to parents of twins in providing special savings on diapers and wipes. It's really a marketing ploy to collect your information and foster brand loyalty. They will happily send you coupons in the hope that you will commit to using their products for the next few years—times two. To maximize your discounts, be sure to investigate and take advantage of each company's reward programs and follow them on social media.

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Safety Products Discount

PerfectlySafe.com is an online retailer of safety products for families. Find items to twinproof your home and protect your children. Shop for everything from baby gates to baby-sized sunsuits for sun protection. PerfectlySafe.com offers a 20 percent discount for multiples which you can access by entering the code MULTIPLES at checkout.

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Discounted Baby Products from Babies 'R' Us, buybuyBaby, and More

Several chains are reported to offer discounts on baby products in-store only when parents of twins request a discount and buy two or more of the same products at the same time, such as car seats, strollers, play yards, high chairs, swings, gates, exersaucers/walkers, and backpack/carriers. These include buybuyBaby, Babies 'R' Us, and Baby Depot at Burlington Coat Factory. Check with your local store for specific policies. Generally, the discount does not apply to online orders, but you can usually order from the company's website by placing an order in the store.

For example, buybuyBaby offers a 10 percent discount when buying two identical items. A company representative said: "Yes, we do offer a discount for twins, but it is only in store at a buybuyBaby (store locator). Parents need to bring proof that they are having twins, like an ultrasound or a note from the doctor. The 10 percent discount is only good if they buy two identical items. It has to be the same color and everything."

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Discounts on Formula for Twins

If you are bottle feeding your twins using formula, it can be a big expense to buy the formula products. Major brands of formula products, like Similac, Gerber (US)/Nestle (Canada), and Enfamil don't exactly offer multiple birth programs, but they can be very generous with coupons and samples. Your best approach is to talk to your pediatrician, who can provide certification of your status as a multiple birth family, and may have connections with the company's sales reps. Join the company's reward programs, engage with them in social media, and call each company directly to request special offers. Also, check out store brand formula, which offers a very similar product at a lower price.

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Coupons for Baby Food

To save money on jarred baby food, get coupons from companies like Beech-Nut, Earth's Best, and Gerber. While policies regarding these companies' multiple birth programs have evolved over the years, they may send you a double dose of coupons if you take the time to contact them. Like with diapers, they are eager to collect your information for marketing purposes and to build brand loyalty. Be sure to investigate their social media outlets for further discounts, and combine coupons with specials and discounts at local stores to maximize savings. 

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Discounts on Portrait Photography

You want to preserve every moment of your multiples' precious childhood. But professional photographs of your multiples can be an expensive prospect. The cost of multiple sitting fees with a photographer and the purchase of combination packages quickly adds up. The photography studios in J.C. Penney department stores offer many special offers, including the Birthday Club program. Exact details about the program are sparse, but with two children sharing the same birthday, maybe you'll receive twice the discount.

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