Almost every shop selling baby items have a baby registry and registering has so many perks.Even if you are not using the registry to receive gifts from friends you still have the advantage of using the deals and coupons provided by the retailer shops when you buy items from your own registry and you too can get organized on the checklist before baby comes and enjoy the deals too.
some of the deals you get are as follows
TARGET baby registry offers
pick up your gift at Guest Services for $50 worth of coupons & handpicked samples.(I got mine already).
eight weeks prior to the big day, get a 15% discount on anything left on your registry. restrictions apply( I am yet to get this).
you have up to one year after your event date to return or exchange items from your registry.
inspiration, lists, must-haves & more to make you feel extra prepared
I should say always compare the prices of items you get in any other store with Target as they offer low prices for the same product.Some times you can show the low price on the target website and get a price match in other shops.
Note:You can add items from other registries to your target baby registry so it would easier for you and your friends while shopping.
WALMART baby registry
2)At present walmart doesn’t offer completion coupons.But return policy and the price matching policies are great!The site also has tips, ideas and checklists for must haves
BABIESRUS baby registry
1)Receive a 10% Completion Discount Certificate, with no exclusions – valid on EVERYTHING remaining on your registry.
2)Personal Registry Partners & category experts in store for all the individual help you need. Plus, online tools for research anytime, anywhere. Make your appointment with a Personal Registry Partner
3)an e-gift card 10 weeks after your due date through email.
4)Endless earnings program
I registered in babiesrus and as I haven’t started purchasing for our baby yet but they do have a great collection of baby items.We often visit the store and look at pretty baby clothes and cute toys dreaming of our baby.
AMAZON baby registry
1)Amazon is giving away free Baby Registry Welcome Boxes valued at $35!
You need to be an Amazon Mom member
Create a baby registry
Use the Jumpstart Guide to add at least 15 items to your registry
Wait until $100 worth of items have been purchased off your registry (either by you or someone else)
Click the “Claim Now” button to add the free welcome box to your cart
Note: Though the process of getting a free welcome box from amazon has so many steps I never got my box as the site said they are out of stock just after I completed all the requirements.I felt bad.so this happens too in Amazon.
2)Amazon will also give you an automatic 10% off completion discount which you’ll be able to view 30 days before your baby shower date.
3)Amazon Mom members get a 15% off completion discount.
Note:You can add items from other registries to your amazon baby registry so it would easier for you and your friends while shopping.
KOHLS baby registry
1)They email you a 15% off completion coupon just before your due date so that you can purchase items remaining on your baby registry.(I am yet to receive it)
2)This coupon is valid until 3 months after your due date.
3)Kohl’s will give your guests an extra 20% off their in-store purchase of $100 or more
I found kohls online store gives good deals and low prices for so many baby products.
BUY BUY BABY baby registry
1)you’ll get a goody bag full of samples and coupons!(I got mine)
2)you will receive a completion coupon for 10% off about 2 weeks after your due date.
3)If you refer a friend to start a registry at Buy Buy Baby, you will earn a coupon for $25 of $100!
4)They arrange expert advice on baby items you purchase in store and you have to fix an appointment for that.
Tips to create a Baby registry and buy baby items:
1)Add items in the registry in all price range to facilitate friends to gift you according to their budget.
2)Maintain a list of received gifts with the giver’s name so you can send thank you cards later.
3)Make sure you save the bills and receipts of whatever items you buy for the baby as you can return the item if you receive the same item from your friends.
4)when you start purchasing make sure you get the best deal and the lowest price as every shop have different pricing for the same item.
5)start researching early on baby items (I started when I was 3-31/2 months pregnant as I was so excited and as this is my first child).
NOTE:I will be writing an article on all the baby shower items and a list of what items I bought for my baby shower budget with pricing and shop details as you will have an overall idea by my next post.