Post # 1
Due to cultural and religious reasons, I am not having a shower (which is a-ok with me!) and we also do not register. Nothing against registries, it’s just not somethng that we do.
However, I do want to be able to 1) track the purchases I want to make for myself and 2) get the “completion” discount.
Has anyone ever created a fake registry for any reason? I don’t really want to do it under my real name because I don’t want to be googleable.
Has anyone run into issues doing this? Am I overlooking something that will make it difficult for me to “complete” my registry using the discount?
Post # 3
I think it has to be under your real name, otherwise how will you get the completion discount?
What I would do is just make the registry, using your real name, but make sure that it’s set to “private” — I think all registries should have this option. That way, no one will see it, but you can buy all the stuff off of it that you need, keep track, and get your discount.
This is essentially what we’ve done — we have a registry, but basically the only one buying off of it is me. 🙂 I’m about to go in for the completion discount, too.
Post # 4
How is it a fake registry if it is still for your use? It is still being used by you, I don’t think the company cares WHO purchases things, just wants things purchased! Did you think they wouldn’t want your credit card purchasing things under a reg. under your name? That is no problem!
Post # 5
Most registries have an option of making them searchable or not, so you can just make it a private registry.
I registered at a ton of stores (Target, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com, Amazon, Baby Depot, etc) and only acually used my Amazon universal registry for the shower, the others were all just so I could get completion discounts and to get the best price for whatever was left, regardless of where it would be. I just didn’t want to end up not getting something and then seeing it cheaper at another store than on my registry. 😛
Post # 6
I made myself a wish list on Amazon to keep track of things! You can call the list anything you want and it’s only searchable if you know the name of the list or the email address of the user. It’s handy!
Post # 7
Which stores offer completion discounts? Can you get the discount online our only in store? Does Amazon offer a discount too?
Post # 8
That seems to defeat your reasons for not making a registry? Try an Amazon Wish List or a Pinterest board! You can always make a registry after baby arrives.
Post # 9
@the boss of you: Yeah, Amazon sends out a 10% completion discount 30days before the due date. Other places that have completion discounts that I know of are Buy Buy Baby, Target, Babies R Us, etc. I am sure there are others, too. Pretty sure you can get them online or in-store.
Post # 11
Honestly, I’d just do an amazon wish list or similar and make it private. I don’t know if places like Babies R Us allow you to make it private. The completion discount I got on both my registries was 10%…which I’m sure will come in handy, but realistically, it’s not a giant discount or anything. Babies R Us gives you coupons with every receipt, and I have found those to be the better deal, in terms of discounts.
Post # 12
Whether you make the registry for you or others, you’re still registering. People might want to buy you something (not as a shower gift) so they going to want to get you something that you actually want or need.
as far as amazon, we did a baby registry through them and i’m pretty sure the completion coupon can only be used on certain things (ie: things sold/stocked/shipped from amazon directly)
also, our completion coupon for BRU, had our name on it. so using a fake registry might prevent you from using a completion coupon. just something to keep in mind!
Post # 13
@cbee: +1 to this! It shouldn’t matter at all who is buying the stuff, they will be happy that you are using their services and buying their products.