I originally discovered that many companies offer freebies and discounts to parents after the birth of their twins or multiples through Twiniversity. I am so glad that I read about this because this is honestly something I would have never known about, and it is pretty darn easy to take advantage of.
Since the boys came unexpectedly early and were in the NICU for 4 weeks and life in general was crazy, I did not get around to working on this until 3 months after their birth.
To get started, you will need:
- copies of their birth certificates or records of live birth from the hospital
- a form letter (sample form letter can be found below)
- envelopes and stamps
This is an example of the form letter I used. To save paper, I printed two of the letters on each sheet of paper and cut them in half.
Dear Sir or Madam:
On [DATE OF BIRTH], my husband and I became the proud parents of twin boys. We understand that your company offers special benefits for families with multiples. We would love to take advantage of this offer and be added to any mailing list your company may keep for future coupons and informational mailings. Enclosed are copies of the proofs of birth for our children, [CHILDREN’S NAMES].
Thank you for your support of our family. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at [PHONE NUMBER].
Some of the companies are extremely generous with what they sent to us, some were not and some gave no response whatsoever. Remember that these companies are being generous when they give you anything, so I was grateful for whatever we received.
I put an asterisk (*) next to the brands that I thought gave the best freebies or discounts, in case you are like me and are lacking in the time department. Remember, these programs and freebies can change at any time.
Used contact form on their website. Received coupons for $1.50 and $2 off Aquaphor Baby products
Emailed through contact form on their website. Received coupons
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
4600 Sleepytime Dr.
Boulder, CO 80301
Received coupons for discounted formula, baby food and diapers
Attn: Multiple Birth Program
445 State Street
Fremont, MI 49413
Received coupons, including two coupons for $10 off of $20 of Gerber baby food products.
Happy Family Foods *
Emailed firstname.lastname@example.org. Received great coupons including free baby food, oatmeal and pouches.
P. O. Box 2020
Neenah, WI 54957-2020
Received coupons including free diapers
Luvs OR Pampers
Luvs [OR Pampers] Multiple Birth Offer
The Procter & Gamble Company
P.O. Box 599
Cincinnati, OH 45201
Received coupons for $3 off specific Procter & Gamble brand products
Ocean Spray Cranberries *
Consumer Affairs Dept.
1 Ocean Spray Drive
Lakeville-Middleborough, MA, 02349
Received coupons for free juice (64 oz or less) and Craisins (6 oz or less) and booklet of recipes
If you are planning to formula feed or even if you want to have a stash of formula just in case, talk to your twins’ pediatrician about the Similac Multiple Birth Program. You will need to fill out a form from your pediatrician and mail it in with copies of birth certificates.
Received two cases of six 1 quart ready-to-feed bottles of Similar Pro-Advance formula
Attn: Multiple Birth Program
2021 9th Street SE
Dryersville, IA 52040
Received two packs of 6 Take & Toss sippy cups and 2 Freddie the Firefly rattle toys
Triple Paste for Triplets *
103 G P Clement Drive
Collegeville, PA 19426
This program is technically for triplets and higher order multiples, but they honor requests from twin parents as well. To sign up, visit their Triple Paste for Triplets page here. Then fill out the form, and mail the completed form along with copies of the birth certificates. This program is so generous!
Received 8 oz jar of Triple Paste, 2 oz tube of Triple Paste, 8 oz bottle of Triple Wash, 3 bars of Comfort Bear Gentle Baby Soap and 3 cotton onesies. You also get 30% off Triple Paste products until their third birthday when you order directly from Triple Paste.
Boogie Wipes – used contact form on their website
1801 Commerce Dr.
Piqua, OH 45356
Handi-Craft Company (Dr. Brown’s)
4433 Fyler Avenue
St. Louis MO, 63116
This was my experience in May 2017. Addresses and programs may change at any time.