As all new parents (including ourselves) know, caring for your bundle of joy is pricy. The average baby goes through 3,000 disposable diapers and 15,000 wipes, and that’s just in their first year.
Anything and we do mean anything, to help ease the burden is appreciated. That’s where Pampers Club, a loyalty program that rewards you for purchasing diapers and wipes, comes in.
Pampers Club may not offer the best return on investment, but if used effectively, parents will see the rewards stack up. In this guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about using the Pampers Club app, along with some handy tips on how to maximize your rewards.
What is Pampers Club and how does it work?
Pampers Club is a straightforward rewards program that’s designed to be easy to use, and easy to cash in on.
Here’s how it works in a nutshell:
- Open the Pampers Club app, and tap the “Scan” icon located at the bottom of the app’s homepage.
- Tap “I’m ready to scan” and select whether you’re scanning a diaper pack or wipes tub code.
- Complete the scan. Codes can also be inputted manually.
- Earn Pampers Cash for every code you scan. Pampers claims it may take up to 24 hours for rewards to be applied, but for us, they were always awarded instantly.
- Redeem Pampers Cash in the Rewards section of the app.
Diaper codes are located on each diaper pack in the box, while wipes codes are either printed directed on the outside of the tub, or stickered to the tub itself.
From the detective’s desk: A box of diapers may have more than one scannable code. It depends on the size of the box. As a general rule, they’ll be one code per sealed diaper pack.
Each wipes scan is worth $0.05 Pampers Cash. Scan a diaper pack, and receive $0.20 Pampers Cash.
Pampers Cash can be used to redeem an array of items, including discounts on future diaper purchases, gift cards, coupons, and sweepstakes entries.
What happened to the old Pampers Club Rewards?
If you used Pampers Club before June 2021, you may have noticed some changes.
Way back when Pampers Club was split into two currencies:
- Parents earned points with every scan, which were redeemable for Pampers catalog items.
- They could also earn bonuses, which were awarded as cash back, and could be withdrawn via PayPal.
The new Pampers Club merges points and cash back into a single virtual currency, Pampers Cash. Now, parents no longer have to keep track of two separate systems. (We admit that this was confusing).
The main drawback, and it’s a big one, is that there’s no longer any way to receive cold hard cash.
Instead, Pampers Cash is used solely to purchase catalog items, similar to how you could spend points under the old system. Many of these items, like gift cards and coupons, are worth their cash equivalent, but we do miss the direct cash back option.
Thankfully, the reworked Pampers Club has integrated the old system’s great bonus offers. So there are still plenty of ways to earn more than the base rate.
Signing up for Pampers Club
Pampers Club is 100% free to download and join. To get started, download the app from either Google Play or the App Store, depending on your mobile device’s platform.
Then, simply fire it up and create an account using either Apple, Google, Facebook, or your email address. You’ll only need a password if you use email.
Agree to the T&C and you’re in!
All new Pampers Club Rewards members receive welcome offers. The current offers are:
- $5 additional Pampers Cash on your first three diaper scans within 30 days of sign-up
- $30 off your next $60+ purchase at Ergobaby.com
Maximizing your Pampers Club earnings
If you’re simply scanning diaper bags at random, or even worse, forgetting to scan them at all, you’re doing it wrong.
The key to maxing out your Pampers Club earnings is to stack your regular earnings with bonus offers and special promotional events.
Here’s a look at all the ways you can earn.
Ultimately, you’ll want to scan each and every diaper pack and wipes tub that you buy from Pampers. This is a given.
Remember that each diaper pack you scan is worth $0.20 Pampers Cash, and there may be multiple codes to scan in each box.
Considering the high cost of diapers, that’s not a great cash back rate (it’s about 1% around us), but at least it’s a start.
From the detective’s desk: Wipes tubs may only award $0.05 Pampers Cash per scan, but the cash back rate is higher compared to diaper packs — about 1.5 – 2% on average.
Take advantage of Pampers Club bonus offers
The single best way to increase your Pampers Cash balance is to time your scans around bonus offers.
Pampers Club runs frequent bonus offers, where you’ll earn additional Pampers Cash on top of your normal rate. Often, you can earn a lot more!
As an example, Pampers Club ran an offer where members received $2 Pampers Cash for every 5th diaper scan, and an additional $0.10 – $0.40 Pampers Cash for every Size 3 – Size 6 diaper pack scan.
Let’s look at how this impacted the cash back rate.
Pampers Club Bonus Cash Back % Example
|Item||Cost* ($)||Normal Rate (%)||Bonus Rate (%)|
|Pampers Swaddlers SIze 1||$42.94||0.93%||2.79%|
|Pampers Swaddlers SIze 2||$42.94||0.93%||2.79%|
|Pampers Swaddlers SIze 3||$42.99||0.93%||3.02%|
|Pampers Swaddlers SIze 4||$42.99||0.93%||3.26%|
|Pampers Swaddlers SIze 5||$42.99||0.93%||3.49%|
|Pampers Swaddlers SIze 6||$42.99||0.93%||3.72%|
*Diaper costs were taken from Walmart’s online store.
By taking advantage of this bonus, we earned between 3 and 4 times more Pampers Cash, with no additional effort required.
Every now and then, Pampers Club will run a promotional event. The best promos are the ones where you receive a discount on catalog items.
For example, on the app’s anniversary, it offered 10% off on its entire catalog. It was a perfect time to cash in our Pampers Cash.
Other promotions include gift card and coupon discounts, and special discounts at one of Pampers’ partners, like Shutterfly. Be on the lookout.
Redeeming Pampers Club rewards
There may not be quite as many ways to redeem Pampers Club rewards as there were before the June 2021 update, but parents still have several viable options.
Until your child decides it’s time to use the potty, you’re going to need more diapers. Parents can redeem their Pampers Cash for Pampers coupons in $3, $5, and $10 denominations.
Just note that you’re limited to four of each coupon offer per day, and coupons must be redeemed at specific in-store locations, including:
- Giant Eagle
- Rite Aid
- Family Dollar
Sorry, Target shoppers.
Gift cards are the closest thing to cash that you can redeem your rewards for. Pampers supports gift cards from dozens of retailers, including:
- Barnes & Noble
- Best Buy
- California Pizza Kitchen
Gift cards usually start at $3 Pampers Cash and run as high as $25.
Pampers is partnered with companies like Shufferfly, Mixbook, and 1-800 Flowers. This allows parents to redeem their Pampers Cash for special limited-time coupons, discounts, and gifts at these shops.
One of the better offers might be a $25 coupon at Shutterfly in exchange for $3 Pampers Cash, which is obviously a great deal if you’re a Shutterfly user.
However, we do feel like a lot of these offers aren’t worthwhile, as similar offers can be found elsewhere on the Internet.
Photos & Gifts
As a new parent, you’ll definitely want keepsakes — lots of them. So it makes sense that Pampers Club allows parents to exchange their rewards for a variety of personalized prints, photo books, calendars, and more.
Depending on the gift, these redemptions will set you back between $0.50 and $12 Pampers Cash.
Parents in a gambling mood may be enticed to participate in sweepstakes. For $1 Pampers Cash, you can buy an entry where the winner receives a major prize, like Pampers diapers for a year or a $250 gift card.
However, we strongly advise that you spend your rewards elsewhere. Sweepstakes only reward one winner, and if a sweepstake draws a significant number of entries, then the face value of your ticket will be far less than what you paid for it.
Ever hear the saying that “the house always wins”? Well, just keep that in mind.
It’s always good to give back, and we appreciate that Pampers allows parents to donate their Pampers Cash to one of four worthy causes:
- Pampers Bright Beginnings
- Pampers Sesame Workshop
- Graham’s Foundation – Fighting for Premature Babies
- March of Dimes – for Healthy Moms & Strong Babies
Pampers Club FAQ
Where are the Pampers rewards codes on diapers?
The Pampers QR codes are located on side of each diaper pack. A box of diapers can have multiple packs, and thus multiple codes, so remember to scan each one.
What if your Pampers Club app scanner isn’t working?
The Pampers Club app allows you to enter the 14-digit QR code manually. If you can’t scan the code, or if the sticker doesn’t have one, click on the little keyboard icon from the “Scan your diapers code” page.
From there, enter the code with your smartphone’s keyboard, and you’ll receive your Pampers Cash.
What is Pampers Cash?
Pampers Cash is the virtual currency of the Pampers Club app. It’s not real cash, but functions similarly.
Use Pampers Cash to redeem items from Pampers’ extensive rewards catalog, which includes Pampers coupons, gift cards, special gifts, and sweepstakes. Or make a charitable donation.
Does Pampers Cash expire?
As long as you remain active, Pampers Cash will never expire. However, if you’re completely inactive for more than a year, then yes, your Cash will disappear.
Keep entering codes to keep your account active, and when your child no longer needs Pampers, be sure to redeem any remaining Pampers Cash.
Can you redeem multiple Pampers rewards at one time?
Yes. For the most part, you can use your Pampers Cash however you like, whenever you like.
However, there are a couple of small limitations. For instance, you can only redeem a limit of four Pampers coupons per day, per denomination.
Does Pampers Club have a customer support number?
The Pampers Club app provides email and live chat support. You can also give Pampers a call at 1-800-726-7377.
Phone support is available 8 am – 10 pm EST Monday – Friday, and 9 am – 10 pm EST on weekends.
Is Pampers Club rewards worth it?
Truthfully, using Pampers Club won’t make a huge dent in your monthly diaper expenses. However, it’s free to join and easy to use, so there’s really no reason not to download and utilize the app. In a word, yes, it’s worth it.
Expect to save about 1-2% if you don’t take advantage of any special promotions or bonus offers, and up to about 4-5% if you do.
Capitalize upon every offer that Pampers Club throws your way.