Two very memorable and exciting life events are getting married to your soul mate 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 soul mate that you might be considering skipping the gift registries because you just don’t have time to add what you want, 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
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 365-day returns, a free welcome box with a retail value of $35, discounts off items left in your registry and more.
Bed Bath & Beyond Gift Registry Freebies & Discounts
Bed Bath & Beyond offers newlyweds a 20% discount off any gifts remaining in their registry, a bonus coupon for celebrating their one year anniversary, $100 in MyFunds rewards if friends and family purchase at least $500 worth of gifts from your registry, plus several other perks.
Expectant parents who create a baby registry will receive a free goody bag, 10% off anything remaining in their registry after the baby shower and a few other perks.
Newlyweds and expectant parents who participate in a Rock Your Registry in-store event will receive a free goody bag as well as free food and drinks while an expert helps you create and manage your registry.
buybuy BABY Gift Registry
When you create a baby register with buybuy BABY, you receive a free goody bag, a 15% discount to use on things you didn’t get for baby, and other benefits.
Crate & Barrel Gift Registry
Crate & Barrel offers newlyweds who create a wedding registry a 15% discount for three months after exchanging vows, expert help, a free app for alerts and managing your registry, and if you RSVP for a Private Morning Registry in-store event, you’ll receive a set of their best-selling stemless wine glasses.
Crate & Kids Gift Registry
Crate & Kids and Crate & Barrel are the same company. Soon-to-be parents who create a baby registry will receive a 10% completion discount, free expert design services and other perks.
Target Gift Registry Freebies & Discounts
Start a Target wedding registry to get 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 a welcome kit filled with coupons and handpicked samples (must pick up in the 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 taking advantage of the gift registry completion discounts from retailers, you can save even more money by making your online purchases through one of the cashback shopping sites that you’re a member of.
I know you must be thinking that managing all those registries is going to take a lot of time 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. 😉