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  • What is Pampers Gifts to Grow?

    PampersAlicia asked me to explain the Pampers Gifts to Grow program, and I realized it’s been a while since I said anything more about it other than sharing codes for free points. So here’s an overdue primer on Pampers Gifts to Grow.

    Pampers Gifts to Grow is a rewards program designed to encourage loyalty to Pampers products – though frankly, when I was constantly buying diapers and wipes, I went with whatever was cheapest amongst the brands that I liked at that particular stage. (Except diapers – it’s worth an extra dollar or two per pack to avoid blowouts!) Codes for points can be found on selected Pampers products – here’s a chart that shows how many points each Pampers product is worth.

    The really nice thing about Pampers Gifts to Grow is that you don’t need to buy Pampers products to participate. There are lots of blogs (like Chief Family Officer) that will tell you when there are free codes. In fact, for the past couple of years, I entered only a few codes from purchases and otherwise entered only free codes, and still earned enough for a $10 Starbucks gift card each year.

    The rewards are varied and vary in redemption value. You can enter sweepstakes for 10 points, or save up 5,200 points for a Little Tykes car. Prizes in between include potty seats (1,000 points), magazine subscriptions (1,250 points), and Melissa & Doug toys (1,000-1,800). The last $10 Starbucks gift card that I got in April of this year was 1,100 points. The rewards change as prizes go out of stock. Sometimes they come back, like the Starbucks gift card that isn’t available right now, and wasn’t available for quite some time prior to April. I hope they bring it back around the time I’ve built my points back up to 1,100! Unlike when the program first started, there are no shipping costs for the prizes.

    Gifts to Grow is a totally free program, and as far as I know, the points never expire. So I highly recommend it – it takes less than a minute to enter a code, and after a while, you’ll have enough points to redeem for a totally free prize.

    Thank you if you join(ed) Pampers Gifts to Grow using my affiliate link!

    Morning Coffee: More Amazon magazine deals – including All You!

    In addition to the $5 magazine subscriptions I mentioned yesterday, Amazon also has a $10 gift certificate dealgoing on, where you get a $10 promotional certificate when you buy a qualifying subscription. The best part? The two-year subscription to All Youis included! So you’ll pay $34 but get a $10 certificate within two weeks. The certificate will be easy to use – you’ll receive an email with a code, which you simply need to enter into your account or when checking out during your next purchase. Disclosure: I’m an Amazon affiliate, so any purchase you make after entering Amazon through a link on Chief Family Officer supports this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you!

    Download I Love the 80s, Vol. 1 (1880s)for free from Amazon. Note that it’s the 1880’s, not the 1980’s! (Via Coupon Geek.)

    While you’re at Amazon, you can also download Eternal Baroquefor free. (Via Swag Grabber.)

    This has got to be the best children’s essay contest ever: Kraft Foods is sponsoring the “Cheddar Explosion” of Texas Stadium. The winner of the contest will get to push the button that will trigger the demolotion of the Dallas Cowboys’ old stadium. Unfortunately, the article doesn’t say what the essay has to be about. My vote is for “How My Mom Makes Money Buying Kraft Foods Products.”

    Get 10 free Pampers Gifts to Grow points with code WELCOME2GTG2010.

    Coupon Cravings has details on how to get three boxes of Cheerios for 39 cents each at Safeway stores. That fits my target price on cold cereal, which is no more than 50 cents per box.

    Register with Nickolodeon and get a free Dora the Explorer game download. (Via Swag Grabber.)

    Common Sense with Money has a list of the new printable Target coupons.

    A Thrifty Mom has a fabulous guest post on options for organizing coupons. You’ll still need to experiment to see which system works best for you, but at least this post nicely lays out the different methods that people use.

    A Full Cup user mommy2skie has the Stockpile Pic of the Day.

    I Heart Rite Aid has a list of the Video Values coupons available this month.

    Get a $1 off coupon for Downy Wrinkle Releaser and $10 in coupons for other oneCARE products by mail at You’ll also be able to print a coupon for $1 off Downy Wrinkle Releaser. (Via The Bargain Jargon.)

    Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate and/or referral links, and may refer to items that were sent to me for review. However, all opinions are my own. You can read Chief Family Officer’s full disclaimer and disclosure policy here.

    Morning Coffee: Free phone call from Santa for Ralphs & Kroger card holders

    You can sign in at Ralphs or Kroger to set up a free phone call from Santa, Sammy the Snowman, or NASCAR driver Tony Stewart.

    Mommy Snacks has the details on changes to the Pampers Gifts to Grow program. Since Tyler’s been out of diapers for a while now, and I prefer Huggies training pants, I no longer accumulate many points. But occasionally, there are free codes available and since points don’t expire (so long as the program continues), I plan on keeping my account active.

    I don’t know what it’s like in other areas of the country, but our local AYSO region is already registering players for next summer so you may want to check if you plan on registering your child for the next season.

    Money Saving Mom reports that you can get a free $5 Target gift card when you write 10 reviews for

    Dave Ramsey is holding a daily giveaway through Christmas Eve. (Via Fabulessly Frugal.)

    You can make a free personalized Santa video using your child’s photo at Disney Family. (Via A Thrifty Mom.)

    Become a Facebook fan of Safeway, and then go back tomorrow to get a free box of clementines. You’ll need to register your Club Card number and then load the coupon to your card. (Note that a minimum purchase of $25 is needed to get this offer.)

    Coupons Inc.
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    Thumbs Up to Pampers Customer Service

    I’ve now had two excellent customer service experiences with Pampers. The first occurred a while ago, when their website refused to accept some Gifts to Grow points I entered. I emailed them via their website and received a new code to enter, which gave me more points than I was actually entitled to.

    The second experience occurred in the last couple weeks, when I purchased a box containing some defective diapers. I again emailed them via their website, and within a few days received a response apologizing for the defect. A few days after that, I received a coupon for $8 off a package of diapers.

    I buy Pampers diapers because they fit my children best, but they’ve solidified my loyalty with their excellent customer service.