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We already love Bed Bath & Beyond for their affordable home goods and well-known blue coupons that come in the mail. But now, we love the retailer even more for taking their focus on affordability and applying it to their baby department. Bed Bath & Beyond offers a well-rounded baby registry that goes beyond discounts to provide affordable items and personalized features for parents-to-be.
The benefits of a Bed Bath & Beyond baby registry
Shopping assistants: If you are hosting a baby shower, it may be the first time you are researching crib, bassinet, and stroller purchases, in addition to so many other items you need to get started in your life as a parent. Bed Bath & BeyondOpens a new window allows baby shower guests to recommend items for you to add to your registry. These items land in a folder on the registry website or app, giving you the option to accept or reject the recommendation.
Bed Bath & Beyond offers numerous additional tools to help through the registry setup process, including guides and advice, a registry favorites listOpens a new window, quick picks, and more. You also can schedule a private appointment for advice on setting up your registry.
The shopping experience: If you want to go beyond the recommendations of family and friends, you can check out the product reviews and ratings for each item you are considering. These reviews are included with each individual item you browse. If you are on the fence about which stroller/car seat combination to buy, you can easily check out how it stacks up against the competition.
Registry checklists: Bed Bath & Beyond also helps to ensure that you have everything you need by categorizing a checklist at the top of the home screen on the website. The checklist for each category provides a recommended quantity that you will likely need for each item. For example, Bed Bath & Beyond recommends purchasing one baby crib, three changing pad covers, and 10 bibs and burp cloths. The website also tracks the completion percentage of these categorized items as you check off each category.
Personalization: Bed Bath & Beyond has announcement cards and personalized invitations to provide to shower guests with their invitation. You also can utilize the Thank You list to keep track of gifts received.
Easy-to-use app: The Bed Bath & Beyond app has all the products offered by the retailer, but it’s easy to navigate to your registry. Most of the same features we highlighted from the website are available in the app.
Completion discount: Like its sister store Buy Buy Baby, Bed Bath & Beyond now offers a 15 percent completion discount. This allows you to score a discount and save when you purchase the remaining items on your registry after your baby shower.
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Freebies: After registering, you’ll receive a bag of freebies, including samples, coupons, and more. The only catch? You have to pick it up in the store.
Referral rewards: If you have a friend who’s expecting, it pays to share your registry secrets with them. For each friend who registers, you’ll receive $25 off a $100 in-store purchase.
Group gifting: Baby products that are $250 or more will automatically be eligible for the online-only group gifting feature. Your friends and family can choose how much they want to contribute, and this amount is converted into credits in your “My Fund” section. From there, you can decide which product to use those credits on.
How to create a Bed Bath & Beyond registry
From the Bed Bath & Beyond registry homepageOpens a new window, click on the drop-down under “Start Your Registry” and select “Baby” among the occasions listed. You will then need to sign up for an account, if you don’t already have one.
Next, enter your email, password, address, and expected due date. You also can provide some optional information like the baby’s gender, co-registrant information, shower date, nursery décor or theme, and preferred store. We recommend opting in to receive email alerts for special deals.
Once all your information is added, click “Create Registry” to get started.
How you can save on shipping and delivery
Bed Bath & Beyond offers free standard shipping with any online purchase of $39 or more, a great perk considering most of the items you need will likely exceed that amount. You also can earn free shipping for your baby’s first year when the value of gifts purchased from your registry exceeds $1,500.
Bed Bath & Beyond also offers different levels of furniture delivery options. Visit the Shipping and Policies pageOpens a new window for more information.
How to return a registry gift
Bed Bath & Beyond is known for their generous return options. Returns can be made with a receipt or some other form of proof of purchase for up to a year. If proof of purchase is not available, you can still return items at their current price plus 20 percent off. And with more than 1,000 locations, it should be easy to find a store to return your items if you opt to do it in person. Click the Easy Returns pageOpens a new window for more information about its current policy.
- 20 percent discount coupons
- Easy-to-use, organized website and app
- Generous return policy
- Free shipping on items over $39
- 15 percent completion discount
- There are a lot of non-registry items (and more coupons) in the store
From a well-organized checklist to assistance with planning and selecting items that go beyond store recommendations, Bed Bath & Beyond makes it easy to create your registryOpens a new window. The deep discounts make up for the minimal drawbacks; these drawbacks will not impact your family and friends when they start shopping for your shower gifts. The generous return policy and free shipping options are icing on the cake.
You may need to supplement your Bed Bath & Beyond registry to get everything you need, but the perks put it high on the list of our recommendations.
This article originally appeared on What to Expect.