I decided to go with the Britax seats because they seem to be a favorite among parents and if there's one thing I've learnt in this twin parenting journey, it's that sometimes following the crowd is a smart move. It's hard to find Britax car seats on sale and the numbers add up very quickly when you have to buy 2 seats. Hard but not impossible. This mama likes saving her green and would love to share with you some resourceful ways of saving on Britax carseats.
- US Tip 1: Subscribe to feeds from Baby Cheapskate if you're in the US. I have no affiliation with Angie who runs the site, but I think she's wonderful. She tracks the prices and will alert you when the seats are at a discount worth looking at. Here's a link to her "Buy it now" price recommendations for the most popular car seats.
- US Tip 2: Order from Amazon and ship for free. Right now, a lot of the Britax seats are up to 25% off on Amazon. Sales like that don't last very long I assure you so don't dawdle when you see a good price on the seat you want
- Canada Tip 1: Babies R Us during their special baby sale weeks. The Britax deals were not in the flyer but when I went to the store, the Marathon was selling for $209 instead of $299. I bought one and got a raincheck for the second. The only downside to this is that it might not be in the color you like.
- Canada Tip 2: Buy online. Sometimes you can't wait for a sale and have to buy now. The solution, buy off Babies R Us online using EBates. You get 3% rebate apart from whatever cashback comes with your credit card and it ships for free. It's not 25% off, but it's better than nothing
- Canada Tip 3: Don't try to save by buying from a US website. Car seats used in Canada have to be purchased in Canada because the rules are different. Cross-border shopping for carseats is illegal y'all
And I believe that is the last of the big ticket baby items we need to buy. Phew! I'm going to have to do a post on that one. Now onto saving for college and the first cars :)
Have a great weekend y'all!