I once read an article about the costs of a raising a child to adulthood. For middle-income families, they can spend $235,000 raising a child from birth to age 17. If you’re sending the kid to college, you can add in several thousand more, depending on the college. As if that six-digit number didn’t put it enough into perspective, if you’re raising two kids, you’ll spend almost half a million dollars. For $235,000, you could buy almost 10 Prius Hybrids. $235,000 will buy you 589 iPad 2s. For “just” $200,000, you can fly to outer space.
Another interesting tidbit. Out of all the money you spend raising a child, from food to clothes to bikes to tuition, you name it….out of alllll those expenses, you spend about $2,500 in diapers alone. Considering that you likely buy thousands of products for your child during their lifetime, that’s a huge number to spend on just one thing.
Whenever I know I’ll be spending a lot of money on something, I’ll do my best to get creative and find ways to get something back when I have to buy it. Whether it’s waiting for a BOGO deal, using coupons, and/or getting cash back, there are lots of ways we can get a little something – anything – to help ease the costs of what we have to buy.
This month, you can get a special bonus on your Pampers purchases at Walmart.com through the Pampers Bundle of Joy program. Beginning today, February 2nd, you can receive one free Gillette® Venus® ProSkinTM razor and one free Gillette Fusion® razor with any purchase of Pampers diapers on Walmart.com.
Not only will you get the great, low Walmart prices on the Pampers diapers, but moms and dads will be able to “pamper” themselves with the Gillette razors. That’s about $20 in free razors with every diaper purchase. This deal is available while supplies last, so if you’ll be needing diapers, now’s the time to buy so you can snag the free Gillette razors!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Pampers