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Have Twins? These Companies Offer Freebies and Special Deals for Parents of Multiples

December 4, 2015
by Danielle Hetzel
Contributor
having twins

Having twins, I can’t tell you how often I’ve been told, “Two for the price of one!” accompanied by a big smile.

If only!

You don’t get all the benefits of hand-me-downs from older children, and you need two cribs, two sets of clothing and a double stroller that costs more than twice that of a single one.

But there are ways to save money.

A Smart Way to Save: Multiple Births Programs

When second-hand stores, Mom2Mom sales and other options aren’t enough, look to multiple births programs.

A few big brands offer discounts and free items for parents of multiples. Policies change quite often, so contact these companies to confirm the programs are still active.

Pampers/Luvs

How to claim: Send in a copy of the birth certificates or hospital discharge papers, as well as a paper stating whether you want a Luvs or Pampers package with your address.

The outcome: I received a letter of congratulations and coupons worth up to $18 off diapers and wipes. These were dollar value coupons, not percentage off, so you don’t have to spend more to get more!

Pampers/Luvs Multiple Birth Program:
Pampers Multiple Birth Offer
The Procter & Gamble Company
P.O. Box 599
Cincinnati, OH 45201

OR

Luvs Multiple Birth Offer
The Procter & Gamble Company
P.O. Box 599
Cincinnati, OH 45201

Huggies

How to claim: Similar to Pampers, send in a copy of birth certificates or hospital discharge papers and include a return address.

The outcome: I received $12 worth of dollar value coupons. These could be used on Viva, Poise, Kotex and other brands in addition to their diapers and wipes!

Huggies Multiple Birth Program:
Kimberly-Clark Corporation Department QMB
P.O. Box 2020 Neenah, WI 54957-2020

OR

Huggies in Canada:
Kimberly-Clark Corporation Department QMB
50 Burnhamthorpe Road West Mississauga, ON L5B 3Y5

The First Years

How to claim: Mail, fax or even e-mail proof of birth. You also have to include your name, address, phone number and e-mail address.

The outcome: The company sent us a congratulatory letter, and two sets of Take and Toss Cups and two Lamaze Teethimals worth a combined $21.

First Years Multiple Birth Contact Info:
TOMY
Attn: Multiples Birth Program
2021 9th St SE
Dyersville, IA 52040

OR

Fax: 563-875-8263

OR

Email: help@thefirstyears.com

Ocean Spray

How to claim: Mail in your children’s birth certificates to receive coupons.

The outcome: We got a free jar bottle of Ocean Spray juice, plus money off our next purchase.

Ocean Spray Cranberries
One Ocean Spray Drive
Lakeville-Middleboro, MA 02349
Attention: Consumer Affairs

BeechNut

How to claim: All I had to do was use the contact form to inquire about their Multiples Discount Program.

The outcome: They sent me $8 in coupons for their baby foods and cereals a short while later.

Other Multiple Births Discounts

Babies R Us

They offer a 10% discount when you buy two of the same items in certain categories, like strollers and carseats. This can save over $30 on some of their really nice items.

Buy Buy Baby

Similar to Babies R Us, you can get a 10% discount when buying two of the same item.

Various Companies

Others offer discounts on a store-by-store basis. Research your local Stride Rite, Osh Kosh or other children’s store to see what they offer.

For instance, my locally owned Stride Rite offered me 50% off one pair of shoes when I bought two of the same kind.

Since my twins are over 1 year old and don’t use formula, we didn’t qualify for all the programs. Many companies do have programs, though, and since formula can cost a fortune, it’s worth contacting them. Enfamil, Similac and Carnation all have programs.

Tuition

Preschools and private grade and high schools typically offer discounts when you have more than one child enrolled. Having twins and other multiples maximizes the offer, as it applies every year.

Since my son is only two years older than my girls, we’ll be able to leverage this one. Right now, we can save $1,900 per year in tuition at our local private school.

And the tuition discounts don’t end with high school — twin college scholarships are also available.

So whether you already have multiples or just got the big news from the ultrasound, start taking advantage of some of these deals!

Your Turn: Have you taken advantage of multiple births programs? Let us know about your best discounts!

Danielle Hetzel is a sometimes-at-home mom of three in the Greater Detroit area. She’s always trying to find ways to pay for all those diapers and cheddar crackers.

by Danielle Hetzel
Contributor for The Penny Hoarder

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