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Baby Food (SMA, Cow and Gate etc)

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george_2george_2 Forumite
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Anyone know is it possible to buy this stuff in bulk from the likes of Makro, Costco etc?
G/C Mar 2014 - £18.50 / £350 NSD 0/29
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  • BeclesBecles Forumite
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    I don't think so.

    Companies/supermarkets are not allowed to offer reductions/promotions on baby milks, in case it detracts women from breastfeeding.
    Here I go again on my own....
  • Lillibet_2Lillibet_2 Forumite
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    If you mean the jars of processed baby food then I know Bookers C & C sell it in trays.

    If you mean the tins of powerded formula then this can only be bought from supermarkets, chemists etc or the manufacturer at the RRP due to leglisation.

    HTH
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  • jellyheadjellyhead Forumite
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    but if you have an asda or tesco who will accept coupons for things you haven't bought you can make savings in that way :-)
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  • SpendlessSpendless Forumite
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    lillibet wrote:
    If you mean the jars of processed baby food then I know Bookers C & C sell it in trays.

    If you mean the tins of powerded formula then this can only be bought from supermarkets, chemists etc or the manufacturer at the RRP due to leglisation.

    HTH
    Has that changed in recent years. I worked for a cash and carry that Bookers bought out. We used to sell formula but I think it was just single tins. Our customers were independant retailers and as with most things food wise we sold, they had a had time of it as we were not much cheaper than what the supermarkets could sell at and then they needed to put their own profit on top. I left there in 97. The baby clinics sold milk cheaper when I had 1st, when I had 2nd depending on what brand you bought you could save ££ or only pence. I think jellyhead mentioned recently that buying milk cheaper in baby clinics has stopped or is about to be stopped. If its jars you mean they were often on 3 for 2 or so many for x but its far cheaper to boil up some veg and make your own.
  • Woby_TideWoby_Tide Forumite
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    thought only first milks were restricted, follow on powders/milk can de discounted and sold elsewhere I thought
  • storm000storm000 Forumite
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    Costco has bulk (I think 12-24) jars of Cow and Gate food, I remember seeing them 2 weeks ago, and they were much cheaper than the supermarkets.
  • Becles wrote:
    Companies/supermarkets are not allowed to offer reductions/promotions on baby milks, in case it detracts women from breastfeeding.

    And Big Brother strikes again ... like someone who 'COULD' breastfeed is going to say ... 'Oh, look that tin of SMA has 50 pence off, I'll stop breastfeeding today and buy some'
    Bl**dy ridiculous policy.
  • cant see that being the case becles .... formula is flippin expensive and time consuming washing, sterilising, mixing, storing etc ..... !! If breast feeding had worked for me I would of stuck at.
  • jellyheadjellyhead Forumite
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    me too, i wish i'd been able to breastfeed. formula is free to those on income support but they still have to buy bottles, steriliser, replacement teats etc. so breastfeeding will be cheaper. i didn't decide to bottlefeed, it wasn't my preferred method of feeding. i'd have breastfed if i could even if formula was on a bogof at boots.
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  • BeclesBecles Forumite
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    cant see that being the case becles ....

    It's true! See points 19 and 20 in this document:
    http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si1995/Uksi_19950077_en_1.htm

    If you read the small print on Tesco club cards etc., it says baby milk purchases are excluded from collecting points too.
    Here I go again on my own....
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