Okay, I love freebies and good deals -- so early-on when we registered at Babies 'R' Us, we got a free gift bag filled with coupons for various items (off the top of my head: a Desitin coupon, Dreft coupons , a free Similac SimplySmart bottle coupon, various samples, and a Similac "Trimester by Trimester" notebook/journal).
|I slacked off in October...
|Hard cover, great for notes.
All the pamphlets and parent magazines we got (also free from the BRU gift bag) tell you to register at Similac.com as well as other formula and diaper companies for free samples and coupons.
Similac offered a free take-home gift from the hospital when you registered with them. I contacted them to say my child would be born overseas, so would I still qualify for the gift? The customer service representative was all kinds of awesome. She wasn't all business, she was like talking to a friend. She told me she would get something out to me in a few weeks. A few days later, it showed up at our door! The gift was a simple organizer, but I've already found it quite useful. Then they told me to expect some coupons in the mail closer to the due date.
Well, today we received a box o' goodies (worth about $75) from Similac!
- Full-sized canister of Similac Advance Powder (1.45 lb)
- Full-sized canister of Similac Sensitive Powder (12.6 oz)
- Information about the Baby Journal app for iPhone & iPad
- Comprehensive feeding guide booklet
- SimplySmart 4 oz. bottle
- $4 coupon off SimplySmart bottle double-pack
- Four $5 off coupons off of any kind of Similac formulas
I know babies can have reactions, be finicky, and not tolerate certain formulas well; so I'm not blind to the fact that our little chap or lass gestating in India may not like Similac formulas. But I just really like this company, they really seem to care. Their customer-service representatives were very down-to-earth, pleasant, and helpful when I spoke to them on the phone (and they know how to advertise).
Thank you Abbott Nutrition for making my day and giving me a head-start on things!
SIDE NOTE: When I contacted another, competing formula company regarding a similar gift-offer, I was basically told "tough-luck". They were also kind of rude to me on the phone and through email.