As soon as I wrote the title of this blog post, I realized it could make for a really good AT&T commercial. I love those commercials. The ones with the guy sitting down with kids asking them to explain what’s better, ‘more or less’? And they go into this speal in their adorable kid verbage and reasoning… too cute! I can’t wait until Avery starts making actual sentences… what fun to come!
Where was I? Oh yes, Free. So when Avery came along we were showered with lots of advice. One of the suggestions that has (finally) come to fruition was from my dear friend, Roland at work (Daddy of 3 adorable boys). He told me about Huggies Rewards – each huggies product has a code sticker that you can log in online, get points for, and redeem for rewards! Well, all of Avery’s diapers are huggies (thank you Costco), so I’ve been logging them online and the points have been adding up.
With all rewards programs, it takes time to sign online and input the info. But I just kept a stash of the codes in my bag, and once a month I’ll plug them in. 3 minutes a month is worth it, especially when it results in a really cool reward!
I’ve been perusing the ‘rewards catalog’ for a couple months now. I had enough points for some lame rewards that didn’t interest me like magazine subscriptions – no thanks. I get my parenting & SELF magazines and that’s all I need. But yesterday I passed the 500pt mark and spotted a toy I actually wanted to buy Avery – valued at $19.99, but I get it (and shipped) for free. I clicked the button and boom, it’s in the mail! 6-8 weeks before it arrives, but since it’s recommended for 3+, Avery can wait. Maybe I’ll put it away for his birthday?
Avery loves buttons and zippers, so I was looking for a book or toy that allows him to practice that kinda stuff – so this was perfect. Now instead of buying it, we got it free! Yeah, maybe I’m a little excited seeing as I’ve been logging these points for 18 months now, but free is free. And it was so worth the little effort on my part. Can’t wait for it to come in the mail!!!
I am absolutely not paid to share my experiences and recommendations (although I’d be open to it if Huggies called me offering some big bucks), but until then (ha!) I just want to say, it’s worth the effort – just create a login at www.huggies.com. They’re really great too – never got one solicitation email after signing up! Or you could just send me your rewards points and I can use them!
What rewards programs have you tried that are worth it? My latest attempt was using SaveUp.com for paying off my student loans. You have to log in every day to ‘play’ in raffles. After months of not winning anything, I gave up. Not worth it. I think my friend Alana is still trying to win at it… good luck girl!