When we found out we were having quadruplets, I heard rumors that many companies have multiple birth programs where you can try products from formula to toys for free. The caveat is that you need to send a form letter along with copies off all birth certificates (to prove you are legit as there are fakers out there!) I stumbled across an article about multiple birth programs at Multiples and More.
They shared a sample form letter and a list of companies with such programs with mailing addresses. While on bed rest, I wrote a form letter and my Grandma addressed scads of envelopes. After the babies were born, George made copies of the birth certificates and off our letters went. I am maintained the list of what we received below. Many companies, unfortunately discontinued their multiple birth program, but we received some coupons and other goodies.
Note: This list was created in 2012. I do not know whether these programs are still available. You may want to check with company websites before submitting a request.
12 coupons for formula
6 cases of ready made formula
Audio Therapy Innovations, Inc.
PO Box 550
Colorado Springs, CO 80901
2 CD set: 1 CD includes lullabies for babies while the other is an audio book for parents about getting your baby to sleep
several; of coupons for baby rice and jarred food and a membership into a rewards program
Boudreaux’s Butt Paste
multiples program discontinued
2400 West Lloyd Expressway
Evansville, Indiana 47721-0001
Five $5 formula vouchers and a can of Enfamil newborn formula
Later we contacted them by phone to register for their multiple birth program. Enfamil is very generous; we received four cases of dry formula per baby. We also received samples from our pediatrician’s office via our local Enfamil representative.
Multiple Birth Program
445 State Street
Fremont, MI 49413
many great coupons for food (including four $10 off total food purchase and $5 off formula cans)
Multiple Births Program
112 W 34th St.
New York, New York 10120
4 pairs of pajamas (in our case, 2 girl pairs and 2 boy pairs)
One Ocean Spray Drive
Lakeville-Middleboro, AM 02349
coupons for free 64 oz juice drinks
One Step Ahead
PO Box 517
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
$5 gift certificate plus $10 off product total
Proctor & Gamble (Luvs)
Multiple Births Program
PO Box 599
Cincinnati, OH 45202
6 vouchers for $9 packages of Luvs diapers plus coupons for diapers, Dreft, and wipes (I never found Luvs wipes at any retailer in our area, however)
2305 Breton Industrial Park Dr. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508-1548
Buy one get one free on diaper sacks, on the go fork and spoon, charm bands, or beginning bites teether
Summer Laboratories, Inc.
(Triple Paste for Triplets Program)
103 G. P. Clement Dr.
Collegeville, PA 19426
We received a wonderful gift box for each baby including: 16 oz jars of Triple Paste, tubes of Triple Cream, Triple Wash, organic creepers, and Comfort Bears. The Triple Cream lasted well past the quad’s first year of life.