If you live in a large town or city and you are interested in cloth diapering, check to see if you can find a laundering service. These services will pick up the cloth diapers from your door and deliver you clean ones. Many of these services have great sales on gently used diapers as well. Typically service runs about $20/wk. If you are new to cloth diapering or just want to try out some of the nice new varieties I would strongly recommend this service through Jillian’s Drawers (based out of Ithaca, NY). You can try a variety of diapers for $10. This way you can really find out what works for you and your kid(s).
The main reason I watch this show is to learn from others so this is what I saw.
1. She did 19 transactions, and with noone waiting behind her and she had time to set up between transactions. (I’m certain allot of editing takes place.)
2. She bought coupons online. (how much did they cost, I always wonder).
3. Price Chopper doubles coupons up to $0.99 in Watertown. Check your local store, policies differ between stores.
4. Most of the shows I have seen on TLC the couponers buy around $800 worth of food for $50 or less. So our NY prices may be a little higher since her total was about $100 oop (out of pocket) for $900 worth of groceries. Still amazing in my book.
4. Again 19 transactions makes this work. This is why it is considered extreme.
Did you notice anything else? I love that she did this in NY and especially in Watertown. I wish I could have Erin as a guest poster or have an interview with her.