Monthly Archives: November 2009

Amelia’s Baptism

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Pampers Gifts to Grow HACK

If you read this, and you buy Pampers (diapers OR wipes), here’s a hint.

You know the Gifts to Grow codes inside the packages? They’ve improved the reward program lately so that you don’t have to pay shipping costs on the toys and gifts. But back in the day, I was set on ordering the online rewards to avoid those costs, and I learned that you can’t request the same gifts twice from the same Pampers account. Well, not the Shutterfly 8×8″ Photo Book, anyway. So 200 points later, I realized how to get around it. Every time you reach your target goal to cash in points, start a new account. All it takes is a new email address, and we know those are easy to come by. If you run out of existing email addresses, did you know you can add “+anything” to your gmail address (janedoe+pampers@gmail.com) and it gets sent to the same inbox? Neat trick for flagging junkmail, from Pampers or anyone else.

There’s a bigger perk to starting a new account every time you cash in points — you also get to reuse all those freebie codes that are one per account. Below is a list of promo codes that have worked for me lately. Eleven points (give or take, some promos expire), just for starting over. At least 8 or 9 of these I used on my previous account as well, and probably the account before that. Plus, I think I’m getting more coupons in my actual mailbox now that I have 3 rewards accounts linked to my home address!

Promotional Code STARTEARNINGNOW 1.00
Promotional Code OHAMANDAAWGTG08 1.00
Promotional Code WELCOMEBONUS089 1.00
Promotional Code WELCOME2GTG0809 1.00
Promotional Code THRIFTYMOMMYGTG 1.00
Promotional Code JUSTBECAUSE2009 1.00
Promotional Code GRATUIT89102009 1.00
Promotional Code XKCMYXFVD96VXVK 3.00
Promotional Code JOINTHEFUNGTG09 1.00

Updated 12/21/09: 7KRPTCWJJJ4K743
(10 pts on new scale, equivalent to 1.00 before)

Updated 12/27/09: happyholidays10
(10 pts on new scale, equivalent to 1.00 before)

Updated 12/30/09: GROWWITHVILLAGE
(10 pts on new scale, equivalent to 1.00 before)

Updated 2/10/2010: WELCOME2GTG2010
(10 pts on new scale, equivalent to 1.00 before)

Updated 2/10/2010: WELCOME2VILLAGE
(10 pts on new scale, equivalent to 1.00 before)

Updated 2/10/2010: GTGPLAY2USA2010
(30 pts on new scale, equivalent to 3.00 before)

Let me know in the comments if you know of any other Promo Codes that are still valid. And if you have regular codes from diapers or wipes that you’re not using (unlike the promos, those can only be entered one time), I’d be happy to dedicate a page to you in my next Shutterfly 8×8″ Photo Book. Send me an email!

Perfect

It’s beautiful to see them so in love with each other. Noah kisses Mia on the back of her head (he always has), where he can be tickled by her crazy hair but she can’t slobber on him. Mia squeals with delight when Noah hugs her, and grabs for him when he tries to quickly slip past her.

He patiently turns away when she reaches for his eyes, and protests when Daddy “rescues” him by taking her from his cozy bed.

And they’re both learning how to share, right alongside each other.
Tell me things stay this perfect!

She’s crawling!

While Noah was reading bedtime stories tonight, Mia was working on a surprise performance of her own, scooting across the living room in her own version of a 3-legged race. Or 2 arms and a leg, if you want to get picky about it. By the time Mommy and Daddy caught on, she was really moving fast. Now instead of puddles of drool, we have trails of slime!

She has also really started grabbing and hugging and petting Noah in the past week or so. I’ll bet she’s chasing him around the house before too long now.