Thursday, March 13, 2014

Perrigo Nutritionals - Store Brand Nutrition Information & a #Giveaway! (US ONLY) 3/27/14

**Disclosure: The Perrigo Nutritionals product, information and two gift packs have been provided by Perrigo Nutritionals. No other compensation was received for this post. All opinions are my own.

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Savvy moms know every little bit counts when it comes to saving money. From shopping around for the best deals to clipping coupons each week, there are plenty of tips and tricks to stretch a household budget. As families grow and new bundles of joy arrive, it becomes even more important to spend smartly.

Perrigo Nutritionals store brand products are as nutritionally complete as the national brands, but cost significantly less. They are sold under individual retailer brands, such as Walmart’s Parent’s Choice and Target’s Up & Up Store brand product. Moms can purchase store brand products for their baby without compromising nutrition or spending a bundle!

Want more tips? Wife, mother, blogger extraordinaire Crystal Paine’s new book, “Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for Life”, is full of advice on how to not only save, but set priorities and manage time and money. Paine’s book contains practical ideas, like purchasing store brand products, and simple solutions that will help any parent become a super saver!

About Perrigo Nutritionals

* Many moms are not aware that they can save up to 50 percent on infant formula by choosing a store brand over a national brand

* Store Brand Formula is nutritionally comparable to the national brands, yet are typically up to half the price, and can save you about $600 a year

* Perrigo Nutritionals is the largest supplier of Store Brand Infant Formula and nutrition products in the world and one of only four companies recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for meeting the strict FDA requirements for safety, nutrition and quality for infant formula-manufacturing in the United States

* Same standards and expertise used to develop infant formula applied to toddler foods

* Toddler foods are appropriately developed for variety of stages of growth and motor skills with quality, nutritional ingredients to create foundation of good nutrition

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Crystal Paine’s 5 Money Saving Tips for Families

Create a Budget
A budget gives you parameters and purpose, it gives you boundaries, and it gives you freedom to live creatively within those boundaries.

Shop With Cash
When you shop with a credit card (or even a debit card, for that matter!) you can have your budget in your head and you can do the best to stick with it when you check out, but it’s so much easier to go just a little bit over here and there when you’re swiping!

Plan a Menu
When you have a plan in place for what you’re supposed to be eating each meal and you’ve already purchased the ingredients for those recipes, it’s a lot harder to justify chucking the plan for takeout.

Use Coupons
Coupons are a great way to save a lot of money on your grocery bill, but they can be hard to keep up with. Clipping, sorting, and organizing coupons takes time — so enter a coupon database! You’ll have access to printable and other coupons currently available and it’s one of the most effective and efficient ways to save money on groceries.

Buy Store Brands
One way to save a great deal of money on your grocery budget is to learn to like and use a variety of brands. The sooner you can get over being a brand-snob, the more your pocketbook will thank you.
For example, while I breast fed my children, moms who choose to formula feed can save up to 50 percent by switching to store brand formula, which meets the same FDA quality standards as expensive name brands. There are also coupons available at a website - StoreBrandFormula.com (www.storebrandformula.com). This one simple change can save moms about $600 a year.

My thoughts on store brands:

I have 3 kids, a son who is 8, a daughter who is 5 and a new born who is just 5 weeks old. I have used store brands for all of them for some type of product or another. I was actually excited to get to try these out since it has been a while since I had a little one to use these items and it is great to try them out. I have used the Parent's Choice formula in the past with no issues with both my oldest, and can now with my newest addition. At this time baby Kenny is on Similac Sensitivie, so I will not be able to use this container of formula, but his Dr. has stated we will introduce regular formula in several weeks, so I will definitely give it a shot then. At this time, with him being so young, like many babies his digestive system is sensitive, and he is very gassy, so he needed a different type of formula for fussiness and gas...I have however checked and seen that Parent's Choice makes an equivalent to the Similac and it is half the price so I do believe we will be using it as well as the other products I already purchase.

I am also adding some rice cereal to his formula to help keep some volume and help with spit up. I use Parent's Choice. There are a couple reasons:

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** I purchased these cereals myself, they were not included in my prize pack.**

1. It is less expensive, even it is only $0.60 or so, for that I can grab a small bottle of water to throw in the car for the formula!

2. Gerber changed their packaging. Ok, it looks cool, it seems more practical, but the twist lid is a bit much and it comes off in my diaper bag! Talk about a mess and I lost the cereal I paid more for.

3. It is comparable to the Gerber nutrition wise.

I started reading Crystal's book, and it is pretty interesting so far. I can't to finish it and use her tips for budgeting and making menus.

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Perrigo Nutritionals wants to offer the same prize pack I received to one lucky reader at Z's Place! Please see the ProSimple widget below to enter.

A copy of “Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for Life” by Crystal Paine

1 container of store brand formula

9 assorted Puree Pouches

5 assorted Puffs

4 assorted Yogurt Bites


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