Monday, September 08, 2008

Tuesday Tirade: Who knew diapers expired?

Warning: I'm ranting. I feel the need to warn you guys that Pampers Gifts to Grow points expire.

This probably doesn't sound like a big deal. But it's ticking me off.

1. Pampers are getting more and more expensive.
2. It took me forever to actually find these little points that they hide in their packaging.
3. The amount of points you get per item is ridiculously low. (they give you partial points, like .5 and .33)
4. And now I find out that they expire!

When we found out that Pampers were changing their packaging, along with Huggies, so they could give you less for the same price, we stocked up. We used the Target Deals and coupons to the best of our ability and had Little Elvis' closet and the space under his crib chock full of Pampers and Huggies.

The boxes we bought first were on the bottom. We've been steadily working our way down to those boxes. Last week, I popped open the biggest box of Pampers we had and took off all the little codes.

I entered those ridiculously long codes, only to find out they weren't valid. I checked the box, and they expired in March!

For some reason, that makes me very mad! Diapers don't expire. And they act like they're giving me such a great deal with their paltry points anyway.

So, I'm angry. And I wanted to warn others that Pampers Gifts to Grow points don't last. Grr.

Tomorrow, I will be back to my normal Little Elvis lovin' -- I took some super adorable pictures of him playing on the computer.


Blogger mpotter said...

weird... i knew the program was ending (mar 09??) but not that the points themselves expire.

we can't catch a break

11:15 PM  
Blogger lisa said...

I didn't know about any of this. Thanks for sharing! Also, I wanted to thank you for the award! I’m so sorry it took me so long to reply back. I really appreciate you thinking of me! I was so excited when you commented on my blog! It really means a lot to me. I finally got the post up and I wanted to let you know. Thanks again!!!

12:20 AM  
Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

that's just crazy. crazy, I say!

CVS has Playskool Rompers. They are okay for daytime, but not sleepy time. I had 4 coupons for them, $2 each, and then waited to use the coupons when they were on sale at CVS for $10.99 a pack. So, I bought 4 of the jumbo or mega (whichever is the larger of the two) packs.

Kudos to you for stocking up!

11:49 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Email Pampers - they gave me new codes to use...they were very friendly about it all.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Pregnantly Plump said...

mpotter -- I had no idea the program was ending! I'm only just now able to get that piece of paper with Elmo on it! Double grr!

12:56 PM  
Blogger Ann(ie) said...

That is LAME!! Pampers are a lotta money...I'd email them, too!! Let me know if you need backup, girlie.

fellow pampers customer

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You said...

Something similar happened to me years ago when I had Anthony - I was collecting points for baby foods - and then found out the program ended even though they were still putting the things on the bottles. OOoooh was I mad LOL

8:18 PM  

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