Two very memorable and exciting life events are getting married to your soulmate and having a baby. To add to the excitement, friends and/or family members help you out by hosting a shower for you. While they'll do most of the planning, it's usually up to you to register with places you'd like shower guests to buy their gifts from. Naturally, you're probably so overwhelmed with getting ready for the new baby or starting your life with your soulmate that you might be considering skipping the gift registries, because you just don't have time to add what you want to the registries, right? Well, you really should reconsider, because you'll be more likely to get the things you truly need, but the most important reason to register -- and the best part of creating registries -- is the gift registry freebies and discounts. I know you like freebies and discounts, because you're here looking for ways to save money, so keep reading to discover the great freebies and discounts you can get if you take the time to sign up for the gift registries!
Amazon Gift Registry Freebies & Discounts
Amazon offers freebies and discounts for newlyweds and expectant parents who sign up for a wedding or baby registry and start adding the things they'd like to receive as gifts. Amazon's gift registries are also universal, which means you can add gifts you want from places other than just Amazon.
If you're signing up for the Amazon wedding registry and add products from Lenox, Nordic Ware, All Clad, Calphalon, Global and Scanpan, Nespresso, Le Creuset, and Vitamix to your registry, you will get freebies from those vendors if you meet their purchase requirements. The free wedding gifts you could receive from the vendors include a free Lenox Tuscany decanter, a Bundt thermometer, cake mix and measuring cups from Nordic Ware, a stainless 9" French skillet customized with your initials and wedding date, Unison nonstick 12" round griddle and a Contemporary 5" Santoku knife from Calphalon, Global GS-39 fluted vegetable knife, Nespresso $50 club credit, limited edition stoneware mini-cocotte gift set in pearlescent white, and a 20oz. double-wall insulated smoothie cup.
Expectant parents who sign up for the Amazon baby registry will receive 90-day returns and the mobile registry app. If you're a Prime member, you'll get a free parenting eBook, a free welcome box, free shipping on Prime Pantry three weeks after creating your baby registry, several exclusive 25% off discounts and more.
After your wedding or baby shower, Amazon will give you a one-time 10% discount off select items sold and shipped by Amazon. If you're a Prime member, newlyweds get a 20% discount and expectant parents receive a 15% discount.
Babies "R" Us Gift Registry Freebies & Discounts
Babies "R" Us offers the following baby registry freebies: expert advice, pre- and postnatal classes and events, printable registry announcement cards, shower planning tools and resources, registry apps, returns for up to one year, and 10% unlimited cashback on purchases your guests and you make from your Babies "R" Us baby registry. In addition to all these free goodies, you'll get a 10% discount certificate that won't have any exclusions, and you'll be able to use it to purchase anything left in your registry that you didn't get.
Bed Bath & Beyond Gift Registry Freebies & Discounts
Register for the Bed Bath & Beyond wedding registry to receive freebies from Bed Bath & Beyond as well as vendors. If you participate in Bed Bath & Beyond's Rock Your Registry in-store events, you'll receive a free goody bag. Bed Bath & Beyond also gives a completion in-store and online discount, and free announcement cards that you can customize and print from their website, or you can visit any of their stores or call them and request to have your free announcement cards shipped to you free of charge.
You can get lots more free gifts from vendors when your friends and family purchase qualifying items that you'll add to your Bed Bath & Beyond wedding registry. You'll discover all of the vendors, a list of the many free gifts and each vendor's requirements in the "freebook." Some of the free gifts you could receive include a Mikasa Cheers Carafe, Noritake dinnerware, 8" non-stick fry pan, red oven mitt, Corelle serving bowls, Ginkgo cocktail forks, Zwilling 4-Qt. soup pot and much, much more!
buybuy Baby Gift Registry Freebies & Discounts
Sign up for buybuy Baby's baby gift registry online or in-store to receive free announcement cards as well as a free goody bag filled with samples and freebies. If you register online, you'll have to visit a buybuy baby store near you to request your free goody bag. After your baby shower, you can use the buybuy Baby complimentary in-store and online discount certificates to save on the things you didn't get for baby.
Crate & Barrel Gift Registry Freebies & Discounts
Crate & Barrel offers a variety of freebies and quite a few discounts to newlyweds who create a wedding registry. For those of you who sign up for the wedding registry in a Crate & Barrel store near you, you'll receive a set of their best-selling stemless wine glasses, which will come in an embroidered linen bag. You'll also get free announcement cards (in-store offer), free gifts from 23 vendors to registrants who meet the purchase requirements. Click here to see the list of vendors, their requirements and the free gifts you could get. Furthermore, if you attend a private registry event, you'll be entered into drawings for free prizes, gain access to free samples, get a free goody bag and more.
Crate & Barrel offers a generous amount of discounts to help you save money. The discounts consist of a 10% off in-store and online discount for six months, 15% off a rental at The Black Tux, and 15% off wedding announcements and party invitations from Paperless Post
Target Gift Registry Freebies & Discounts
Start a Target wedding registry to get these freebies and discounts: bonus gifts from vendors after qualifying purchases and a discount of 15% off anything left on your registry that you didn't get.
Expectant parents who sign up for Target's baby registry are eligible for these freebies and discounts: a welcome kit filled with $50 worth of coupons and samples (must pick up in store at Guest Services) as well as a discount of 15% off anything you added to your registry but didn't get.
Money & Time Saving Tips
When you take advantage of the gift registry completion discounts from the retailers, you can save even more money when you make your online purchases through one of the cashback shopping or GPT sites that you're a member of.
I know you must be thinking that managing all those registries is going to be time consuming and possibly leave you frustrated and pulling your hair out before it's all said and done, right? Well, thanks to My Registry it doesn't have to be. My Registry is free, and through your account with them, you'll be able to manage all your gift registries in one place, which, of course, leaves you more time for all the planning you have ahead of you. 🙂
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