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Having a new baby can be expensive especially during the first years with diapers, formula, and all the well-baby checks. Plus, all the baby gear you need to purchase. My head is spinning just thinking about all of the things that are needed for a new baby especially if it is your first baby. Our family is complete with four children so we won’t be worrying about this in our near future.
My youngest baby is now 7. Some days it is hard to believe that the baby phase of our life is over but right now I’m just going to enjoy the other babies in my family that I can snuggle with and then hand back to their parents!
I know many of you are just entering into this phase of your life and are wondering how you will save money with a new baby on the way! You may get lucky again with this new interactive sweepstakes.
The BMO Harris Bank Scavenger Hunt Sweepstakes has begun and you could enter for a chance to win $500 – $2,000. Each week during the five week period, play the interactive game experience on Facebook that offers useful financial tips. Different key milestones of the journey of life will be highlighted through a series of true/false and multiple choice questions, text tips, and video footage. You will pick up tokens along the way that enable you to enter the sweepstakes.
Not only is it informative but it is fun and very quick! I was able to enter in just a few minutes. You will have to be on Facebook to participate.
Explore all of the red highlights until they turn green and collect all 3 tokens to enter the sweepstakes! It is very easy to do! Then come back each week for your chance to win.
Now for a few baby saving tips from Bargain Briana:
- Don’t buy everything. There are just some things that you don’t need like baby wipes warmers! Also, ask friends if you can borrow big ticket items if they are no longer using.
- Buy used when possible. There are items that you will not want to buy used like car seats and cloth diapers but there are big ticket items that babies don’t use for a long period of time that you can save by buying used. Check out consignment sales, garage sales, and Facebook buy/sell groups.
- Make your own. Making baby food is much easier than people think and when made in large batches can save you time as well as money. You can even easily make your own homemade baby wipes.
- Start a savings account. Start saving early! The earlier the better even if it is only $5 here and there. When my kids were younger and before they knew they were getting money as gifts, I would put that money in their savings accounts and watch it grow.
Find more ways to save on babies with these 4 tips.