Baby products up to 80% more expensive than regular products

  • 80% of comparable products are more expensive on the baby aisle
  • Skin oil and cotton buds are almost double the price
  • Some baby products, such as wet wipes are significantly cheaper than the ‘adult’ equivalent

It seems the cotton wool is being pulled over consumers’ eyes as new research reveals baby products are between 16%-80% more expensive than similar regular products.

The research, conducted by money saving website Couponbox.com, reviewed Walgreens baby products alongside Walgreens regular products*. 80% of the products examined are far cheaper when purchased from the adult aisle. This includes products which are seemingly identical, such as cotton buds and talcum powder, both almost over double the price when purchased as baby products.

Adult price comparison

Baby price comparison

A switch to regular products could offer huge savings per shop. Skin oil offers the biggest cost saving, where baby oil can be purchased for 80% less than the cheapest oil for babies. However, the difference in price also descends when purchasing specific baby products. The largest difference is with wet wipes, with a huge increase in cost coming from ‘regular’ products available at Walgreens.

Wet wipes and disposable bags are amongst the items of significant price difference as consumers can find the baby alternatives at half the price.

The three products where the regular products come out cheaper than their baby counterparts include shampoo and bubble bath, which are both 42% cheaper, and toothpaste which is 35% cheaper.

Sezer Yurdakul, Couponbox Head of Marketing says: “It seems unreasonable that there is such a big variation in prices between baby and regular products, especially for those products which appear to be identical. It’s proof that it’s worth checking other aisles for better deals before making your purchase. Online shopping is perfect for this as you can see all the relevant products and prices right in front of you. Plus you get the added bonus of utilising great discount codes at the same time.”

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*Prices correct as of 11th July 2017, walgreens.com

Summer party

Couponbox’s Ultimate Summer Party Guide

Summer party season is upon us. As the weather starts heating up our weekend plans are beginning to move from the warmth of our houses to the sunny backyard. Barbecues, pool parties, rooftop shindigs – they’re the best thing about summer.

But sometimes the cost of food, alcohol, decorations and entertainment doesn’t do your wallet any good. The costs can add up fast the more guests you invite, and you can’t leave out loved ones.

Couponbox are all about saving you money, and we know how to spare you some dollar from every aspect of your summer party this year.

We’ve created a survey to see what you are most likely to spend your money on when you throw a summer party and provided you with some top tips to save on your party.

 

How do American’s spend their summer party budget?

Our findings showed us that 45% of American’s who plan to have a summer party will spend between $100 and $300 on their celebrations, with a further 20% spending between $300 and $600.

But what do we spend our money on? 60% of American’s focus on food with that being their main expense, and 22% spend lots of money on alcohol for their guests.

33% say that decorations are the party-essential they spend the least amount of money on.

Summer parties are kept relatively small with 75% of those surveyed saying they would invite under 50 guests.

As Couponbox are keen savers, we asked what the party-throwers will do with any leftover waste from the party. In true saver style, 36% of American’s will use the leftovers for themselves, with 20% saving it for next year and 13% recycling it.

 

How can you save money on your summer party?

Buy online – There are often huge discounts to be had when buying online, and everything gets delivered to your door

Buy in bulk – Hopefully you know how many guests are coming, so buy all of your food and alcohol in bulk to save on cost

Use coupons – Another benefit to buying online – Couponbox has thousands of coupons for online shops that will serve your every party need

Measure per person to avoid waste – If you know how many people are coming, calculate how much food and alcohol you need per person to avoid waste and save money

Brew your own beer – why not start a new hobby while you’re at it? We have tons of Northern Brewer coupons to kick-start your beer-brewing career

Ask guests to bring a dish – It sounds simple but most of the time, people actually enjoy making a dish and bringing it along. It’ll save you a lot of cash too.

Take a look at the infographic for a visualization of our summer party guide:

 

 

 

Spring break beach

The ultimate Spring Break budget guide: Where to stay, eat and drink for less

‘Home’ is America’s third most popular Spring Break destination

Money saving website Couponbox.com has conducted research to discover the 5 most popular spring break destinations and the best low cost places to stay, eat and drink.

The survey asked 400 American’s across the country where their favorite place to vacation across the Americas is over spring break. Surprisingly, staying right at home came in as the third most popular place to spend spring break. The research also found that 14 – 17 year olds go on spring break to relax, while 18 – 34 year olds take their break to enjoy the beaches. Here are the five most popular places to go for spring break:

 

  1. Miami Beach, Florida

The most popular place to take spring break is Miami, Florida. Whether South Beach, Fort Lauderdale or Panama City, Florida overall won the popular vote amongst those surveyed by a long way.

So how much does it cost to vacay in Miami? We’ve dug out some great deals on places to stay this year.

Stay here: Alden Hotel, $683 for 7 nights from Fri 3rd – 10th March 2017

Eat here: The Social Club, best American dining in Miami for around $12 a dish

Drink here: Bocce Bar has cocktail happy hour every day from 4 – 7pm

Average price of 2* hotel: $185 per night

Average price of 3* hotel: $207 per night

 

  1. Cancun, Mexico

Cancun in Mexico comes in second as the most popular Spring Break destination across the United States. It’s beautiful beaches, incredible food and affordable prices make it a popular destination. We’ve had a look at the best spots to make the most of your stay:

Stay here: Adhara Hacienda Cancun, $580 for 7 nights from Fri 3rd – 10th March 2017

Eat here: Los Arcos, an iconic and affordable downtown restaurant, tacos from $3

Drink here: Viento Bar and Grill, have a great happy hour from 3 – 4pm at their swim-up bar

Average price of 2* hotel: $172 per night

Average price of 3* hotel: $259 per night

 

  1. Home

Perhaps surprisingly, the third most popular place to spend Spring Break is right at home. Instead of planning and paying for a trip, savvy American’s opt to stay in their own habitat to enjoy some downtime. We’ve still got some great tips for those planning to spend the break in their own backyard.

Buy this: Giant inflatable pool for the whole family from $44.95

Eat this: Use Grubhub to order your favorite food straight to your home

Drink this: Premium beer home brewing kit – because it wouldn’t be spring break without bad beer

 

  1. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

With over 60 miles of gorgeous beaches with sparkling blue water and white sand, it’s little surprise that this affordable coast city in South Carolina is the 4th most popular spring break destination for American’s. Here’s the low down on the top spots for your visit:

Stay here: Westgate Myrtle Beach Resort, from $672 for 7 nights from Fri 3rd – 10th March 2017

Eat here: Sea Blue Restaurant, the best seafood in town for around $15 for a main

Drink here: The Market Common has happy hour from 4 – 7pm daily

Average price of 2* hotel: $94 per night

Average price of 3* hotel: $108 per night

 

  1. San Diego, California

Over the last 5 years San Diego’s gorgeous beaches, excellent night life and culinary delights has made it an up and coming hotspot for spring breakers. We’ve dug out the best and most affordable spots in the city:

Stay here: AirBnB has some incredible deals with entire apartments from $444 for 7 nights from Fri 3rd – 10th March 2017

Eat here: Phil’s BBQ has the best selection of classic American eats for about $12 a main

Drink here: The Lion’s Share has a great happy hour from 4 – 6pm daily

Average price of 2* hotel: $211 per night

Average price of 3* hotel: $245 per night

 

We’ve got loads of Bed Bath and Beyond coupons for those of you who are staying at home and want to indulge yourselves.