IT’S Mother’s Day this weekend, but if you are a new mum or mum-to-be, you’ll be more focused on all the things you have to buy for your baby.
Luckily there are lots of freebies out there and ways you can save cash while stocking up for your little bundle of joy.
Here are five ways to kit them out for less.
MUM-TO-FREE: One of the best freebies is the mum-to-be pack you can claim in store at Tesco, Asda and Boots via the Bounty app.
Anyone can download the app and register, so the pack could be picked up by someone on your behalf.
You just have to be past the 13-weeks pregnant stage.
You can expect nappies, wipes and other new-baby products.
But items vary and will all come from whichever individual retailer you choose to go to.
This is a great freebie pack and there were still a lot of them available when I last checked.
PACK IT IN: Emmasdiary.co.uk offers gift packs for mums-to-be, new mums and new families which can be picked up via Boots or Argos.
These vary in what they include but new samples of lotions and anti-bacterial wipes have been gifted before.
Anyone who has the app can claim the packs.
TAKE ADVANTAGE: Join the Boots Baby Club.
If you are ordering anything from the store online, you will get eight points added to your Boots Advantage card per £1 spent — when usually it’s just four.
You can put this towards new purchases and they will send you a series of lovely free gifts at different stages of your baby’s development.
GET INVOLVED: Free apps such as Mush help new mums connect with other parents in their area so you can make friends and help each other.
You might be able to swap or gift items between you, saving on buying.
GO ONLINE: If you cannot get to stores yourself, you can still order items from Amazon, while stores such as studio. co.uk and Superdrug are delivering so there is time to get everything you need and you can save on buying extra.
For example, nab a three-pack of Johnson’s Bedtime Bath for £6 on Amazon.
They are usually £3.75 a bottle in supermarkets, so there’s a great saving of £5.25 to be had by stocking up.
- PRICES correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.
Deal of the day
IF you cannot be with mum to give her a gift, see hamper.com where orders placed before lunchtime tomorrow are delivered by Mother’s Day.
This luxury cream tea hamper is £39.
SLEEP better with Asda’s new bamboo and copper- infused pillows, £10.
Copper is great for its antibacterial properties so you really will get your beauty sleep.
My Sun Savers fiver
ALEX SMYTH, from Huddersfield, says: “I am spending my Sun Savers fivers on a bottle of wine as a treat.”
- Send us your Savers fiver stories at sunsavers.co.uk/fivers and you will get 28 codes worth £5 if it is used. Please include your name/town.
INSTEAD of paying £30 for this ironing board from John Lewis, above, pay £22 for similar at Dunelm, below.
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HAVING a pamper night? The Sanctuary Spa’s Lost In The Moment gift set is just £7.99 at Superdrug, down from £16.
It is full of everything you could possibly need.
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