My first Grand Baby Fair (Year 8)

If shopping was a sport, I would be an elite athlete. So when I saw the poster of the GRAND BABY FAIR sponsored by SM Baby Company, I jumped out of my seat (not literally pero ganun yung feeling) and couldn’t wait for the day to come since I found out about it  3 weeks before the fair. The ADs said that I could get up to 70% off on the widest selection of baby & family-oriented brands. So the countdown began. I decided on 3 things:

  1. I will stick to a BUDGET.
  2. I will only buy my baby’s NEEDS and not wants.
  3. I would choose what DAY to attend in the 4-day affair

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I decided to go on the 3rd day (Jan 27) of the FAIR and be there as soon as it opens (10am). My budget was 5k or if I exceeded it had to be below 10k. I listed down the top things I needed to buy: Diapers, Wipes, Detergent, Bottle cleaner, disinfectant, Baby soap and shampoo. Lastly, I had to be strategic on the timing of my boyfriend. I told him to come at 11 am so that I would already be 1 hour in and he did not have to go all over the place with me. One thing about me is that I like to look around 2 or 3 times over before I decide and choose what I want to buy. I know for guys, that is somewhat annoying and I do not want to be time pressured. Para win-win in the end!

So YES! the D day arrived! I got the SM Mega trade hall at around 10:30 am because of the traffic and my baby woke up late. When I got there, It was packed! my boyfriend described it as “worse than Divisoria”. I got a big cart and went from one aisle to another. I am a very choosy MOM like all other moms. I always look for QUALITY and AFFORDABILITY or what I call value for my money. It was a bit overwhelming for me because I wanted to buy and get something in every stall but again I had to stick to my budget and only buy the needs of my baby. I went through all the stalls without getting anything and writing down on my phone the prices for comparison. On my second round that’s when I started to choose and fill my cart. Good thing, my boyfriend arrived when I was almost done and I made him line up already while I was finishing up. The line was super long but in fairness to SM, it was pretty fast and efficient.

 

Let me share with you what I bought.

  1. DIAPERSMamyPoko is the only brand I trust when it comes to diapers. the quality is really superb. My baby has no diaper rash and it is leak proof.

MAMY POKO TAPE M ( 26 PIECES) per pack
ORIGINAL PRICE: PHP 345.75
SALE PRICE: PHP 266.00
SAVED: PHP 79.75

MAMY POKO TAPE L ( 34 PIECES) 2 packs with free pack of wipes
ORIGINAL PRICE: PHP 939.00
SALE PRICE: PHP 820.00
SAVED: PHP 119.00

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2. BABY WIPES AND COTTON

SANICARE has always been very afforable and I know it is very safe for sensitive skin. I love their cotton because of the size and texture. I wanted to try UNLOVE since it was really cheap and they made me try it and I was pretty impressed with the smell and texture as well.

SANICARE BABY WIPES (80 SHEETS) 3 PACKS
ORIGINAL PRICE: PHP 258.00
SALE PRICE: PHP 200.00
SAVED: PHP 58.00

SANICARE JUMBO COTTON (100 PIECES per pack) per pack with free cotton buds
ORIGINAL PRICE: PHP 50.00
SALE PRICE: PHP 67.50
SAVED: PHP 17.50

UNILOVE BABY WIPES (80 SHEET + 20 SHEETS FREE) BUY 2 TAKE 1
ORIGINAL PRICE: PHP 270.00
SALE PRICE: PHP 180.00
SAVED: PHP 90.00

3. DISINFECTANT MULTI- PURPOSE LIQUID and SURFACE CLEANER SPRAY

best buy ever! I use this once a week to clean the whole room of my baby and all the bottles. I feel like this keeps my baby away from getting sick.

” A disinfectant liquid with a powerful antibacterial action to disinfect feeding bottles, teats, soothers, toys, cutlery, teething rings, and other metal or plastic objects, which come into contact with your child. ”

CHICCO DISINFECTANT MULTI- PURPOSE LIQUID (1000 ml) bundle of 2 bottles
ORIGINAL PRICE: PHP 599.00
SALE PRICE: PHP 500.00
SAVED: PHP 99.00

ENFANT SURFACE CLEANER SPRAY
ORIGINAL PRICE: PHP 249.74
SALE PRICE: PHP 200.00
SAVED: PHP 49.74

4. LAUNDRY DETERGENT and FABRIC SOFTENER

Enfant is a trusted brand in the market and out of all quality brands, they are the cheapest.

ENFANT LIQUID FABRIC SOFTNER (700 ml) per pack
ORIGINAL PRICE: PHP 169.75
SALE PRICE: PHP 140.00
SAVED: PHP 29.75

TINY BUDS BUNDLE PACK of 2 LAUNDRY DETERGENT BOXES (1kg per/box), FABRIC SOFTENER( 800ml) and a free bag
ORIGINAL PRICE: PHP 939.50
SALE PRICE: PHP 820.00
SAVED: PHP 119.50

LI’L TOTS BOTTLE CLEANSER (500 ml) per pack
ORIGINAL PRICE: PHP 149.75
SALE PRICE: PHP 100.00
SAVED: PHP 49.75

ENFANT BABY NIPPLE AND BOTTLE CLEANSER (700ml) bundle of 3 packs
ORIGINAL PRICE: PHP 509.75
SALE PRICE: PHP 400.00
SAVED: PHP 109.75

5. BABY SOAP, SHAMPOO and POWDER

According to the the Babyflo specialist, their soap free bath is like Cetaphil but obviously half the price. I want to try it out. NIVEA is my good to shampoo and Soap for my baby since day 1. Nivea has a really good scent and very mild for the skin. Was so happy that it was buy 1 take 1

BABYFLO SOAP FREE BATH pack of 2
ORIGINAL PRICE: PHP 318.00
SALE PRICE: PHP 250.00
SAVED: PHP 68.00

NIVEA HEAD TO TOE WASH, EXTRA MILD SHAMPOO, CARING POWDER buy 1 take 1
ORIGINAL PRICE: PHP 284.00, PHP 304.00, PHP 212.00
SALE PRICE: PHP 142.00, PHP 152.00, PHP 106.00
SAVED: PHP 400.00

ENFANT BABY BATH
ORIGINAL PRICE: PHP 239.75
SALE PRICE: PHP 190.00
SAVED: PHP 49.75

BABYFLOW BUNDLE of 2 SHAMPOOS and free Powder
ORIGINAL PRICE: PHP 100
SALE PRICE: PHP 100.00 with free powder
SAVED: PHP free powder

6. MILK STORAGE BAGS, BABY COT SHEET,

BEBETA MILK STORAGE BAGS (2O pcs) per pack
ORIGINAL PRICE: PHP 209.75
SALE PRICE: PHP 160.00
SAVED: PHP 49.75

CRAWLER PADS
ORIGINAL PRICE: PHP 129.75
SALE PRICE: PHP 100.00
SAVED: PHP 29.75

COT SHEET
ORIGINAL PRICE: PHP 189.75
SALE PRICE: PHP 145.00
SAVED: PHP 44.75

 

TOTAL ORIGINAL PRICE – PHP 9,011.50

I PAID…..

TOTAL SALE PRICE – PHP 7,143.00

SAVED- PHP 1,868.50

NOT ONLY THAT! if you have a minimum of php 5000 single receipt, you get a SWAG BAG and UMBRELLA! I was so happy with the swag bag because of all the freebies inside.

I can truly say that the trip to the GRAND BABY FAIR was worth it. Not only was I able to get good deals but I was also able to see the choices of different products in the market and listen to experts in each brand to explain to me the benefits of their products. It was also a learning experience for me plus the fact that I enjoy shopping.

Hope to see you in the next BABY FAIR!

Love,

Mama Cams

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