Free Stuff for Twins and Multiples

The expense of raising twins or multiples can be overwhelming, especially during the first year of life. That's why it's nice when companies go out of their way to help parents of multiples who are just getting started with extra coupons and freebies.

The following is a list of free stuff for twins and multiples offered by a variety of companies. As we hear about new offers, we'll update this list so check back periodically. Keep in mind that it may take awhile for your free stuff to arrive (six to eight weeks or more in many cases).

Diapers & Wipes

Huggies: Huggies offers a one-time gift of coupons (higher value and quantity) for parents of twins or multiples. You can also receive ongoing coupons by signing up for their "Enjoy the Ride" program. To receive, send a copy of your twins' or multiples' birth certificates to: US requests - Kimberly-Clark Corp., Dept. QMB, P.O. Box 2020, Neenah, WI 54957-2020. Canadian requests - Kimberly-Clark Corp., Dept. QMB, 50 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Mississauga, ON L5B 3Y5.

Pampers or Luvs: Both brands, manufactured by Procter & Gamble Co., offer a one-time gift of coupons if you send them copies of your hospital discharge papers (blacking out any sensitive information like social security numbers). For Pampers address your envelope to: Pampers Multiple Birth Offer. For Luvs: Luvs Multiple Birth Offer. The rest of the address is the same: The Proctor & Gamble Co., P.O. Box 599, Cincinnati, OH 45201.

Formula & Baby Food

Beechnut Baby Foods: Call 1-800-BEECHNUT or 1-800-233-2468 and ask for a freebies new parents pack for your twins or multiples. The packet will include double the amount of coupons for products. You can also sign up for an e-newsletter, which provides helpful tips and ongoing coupons.

Earth's Best Baby Foods: While they don't have a specific program for multiples, you can view product information and articles and print coupons at www.earthsbest.com 1-800-434-4246.

Enfamil: Talk to your pediatrician about receiving free samples after your babies are born. You can also sign up for their Family Beginnings Program in your doctor's office or online to receive samples and coupons in the mail. When signing up for the program, you can indicate if you are having twins to receive extra samples and savings.

Gerber: Gerber Good Start Formula provides a one-time complimentary gift for moms of twins and multiples. Call 1-800-284-9488 for more information. They also offer money-saving checks for discounts on formula if you sign up for their Start Healthy, Stay Healthy Resource Center.

Heinz: Call 1-866-531-BABY (2229) to join the Heinz Baby Club and receive a free Nutrition Kit for each of your twins or multiples. The kit includes formula and cereal samples, coupons, a growth chart and other goodies. Call the number above rather than signing up online to receive a kit for each baby.

Similac: You can sign up for their Strong Moms program by calling 1-800-232-7677 or by registering online to receive free samples and coupons. The online registration doesn't provide a spot to indicate you are having twins or more so it may be easier to call to ensure you maximize their offer.

Baby Products & Gear

Babies "R" Us: They offer parents of twins or multiples 10% off two or more of the same items purchased in the same order (e.g. two cribs, two bedding sets, two strollers, etc.). The discount applies to the following categories only: furniture, bedding sets and baby gear, including car seats, strollers, travel yards, highchairs, swings, gates, exersaucers/walkers and backpack/carriers. Double strollers and matching infant car seats are also eligible for the multiple birth discount.

Carter's: You can sign up for their Celebration Club online at www.carters.com to receive coupons and discounts.

Evenflo: You can receive free disposable bottles, nipples, sippy cups and learning rings. Copies of the birth certificates are required. Call 1-800-233-5921 or mail to Evenflo, Attn: Multiple Birth Program, 1801 Commerce Dr., Piqua, OH 45356.

The First Years: Send a short letter requesting to be a part of their Multiple Birth Program along with copies of the birth certificates and you will receive a free basket of rattles and toys. The address is: The First Years, Attn: Multiple Birth Program, 100 Technology Center Dr., Suite 2A, Stoughton, MA 02072.

Halo Sleep Sac: If you ask for the twin discount, you can buy one for full price and get one for half price. Call 1-888-999-4256. Visit their website for more information at www.halosleep.com.

Johnson & Johnson: You can receive lotion samples and coupons by calling 1-800-638-5242 or writing Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., Information, 199 Grandview Road, Skillman, NJ 08558.

OshKosh B'Gosh: Ask the cashier about their twins discount. They offer a 10% discount on all products sold in their store for parents of multiples.

Playtex Diaper Genie: Send proof of your twins' birth to receive a coupon for $7.00 off a diaper genie plus ongoing coupons and promotions through their Multiple Birth Program. Mail to Playtex Products, 20 Troy Road, Whittany, NJ 07981 or call 1800-222-0453.

Sassy, Inc: Sign up for their buy one, get one free offer for select products for multiples by calling 1-800-835-6336.

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