(Closed) Let guests know how to get 20% off registry?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Should I add the 20% info to the webpage?
    Yes, in this or another (suggested below) format : (8 votes)
    36 %
    No : (14 votes)
    64 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I really don’t see any tactful way of doing this, so I think you should let it go. Your guests will buy what they can afford and I’m sure some of them are savvy enough to use coupons if they want to

     

    Post # 4
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    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We struggled with something similar to this, as right now there’s a Macy’s code that gets you 20% off rather than the usual 15%, and also is valid on almost everything (the usual codes don’t apply to some of the more expensive items on our registry). In the end, we decided we would put it on our registry page of our website that code VIP gets you 20% off anything on our Macy’s registry through March 11. I am sure it could be offensive to some, but I have to imagine that if you’re on that page anyway, you’re thinking of buying a gift off our registry, and won’t think “how tacky that they want to save me money! I’m paying full price, or I’m not buying them a gift at all!”.

    So what I’m saying is, go for it. 🙂

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I don’t know how you would do it. I feel your pain though, I have to use coupons and sales etc. and the thoughts of my guests spending more $$ than they have to on something I could get cheaper sucks, as I’d much rather them keep their money.

     

    Even the registering thing in the first place feels very greedy to me but I have been overwhemled with the reasons why it helps people, but I don’t really feel it does if they end up spending more than they could with deals.

     

     

    Post # 6
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    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    We felt the same way at times. Like the stuff at the Bay often goes on crazy sale, we almost wanted to say “Wait until there is a sale because there will be one!”, but we just didn’t think that there was a tactful way to tell people that. It really is up to your guests to look for sales or coupons if they buy you a gift. It seems a bit pushy to tell them how to use the coupons.

    Post # 7
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    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I feel this way, too (about not wanting my guests to pay full price at BBB, it makes me cringe!). In the end, I would probably just leave it off, but if you REALLY feel driven to say something, you could say “To apply coupons to online only items, place your order at the service desk of your local store”.

    Post # 8
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    3968 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @kay01:  Also, they should know, those coupons never expire even when there’s a date on them!

    Post # 10
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    5889 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2012

    i think almost everyone is familiar with the BBB coupons.  i wouldn’t bring it up.

    Post # 12
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    5889 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @kay01:  i would still not  mention it.

    Post # 13
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    14661 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I actually didnt know that either, but like PP said, I dont really see a tactful way of putting that up there.  I think people will spend what they want to spend and call it a day for a gift and not really worry about the 20%.

    Confession: For a few big ticket items that were bought and sent to me that were available in store, I actually returned it off my registery for store credit, and rebought it from the store with the coupon, and used the extra credit to purchase other items too.  There’s no way to thank them for the extra items, but frugal/couponing me felt better that their money got its best deal too.

    Post # 14
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    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I also very, very much struggled with the notion that our guests might be getting “ripped off.”  Thankfully we traveled a long way to our wedding and many people just gave us cash, which I could frugally deploy.

     

    I just saw a wedding website for the bay that had a cute line something like “please know that the bay frequently has sales and consider waiting a few days before making a purchase, in order to get the best price.”   It did not bother me at all and I appreciated that they put it up.  They’re not kidding either, their duvet varied in price by over $150 (on a $299 reg price!).  

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