(Closed) Registering only for the incentives?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Have you set up a registry just to get incentives, and didn't advertise that registry to others?
    Yes, I have. : (7 votes)
    32 %
    No, I haven't. : (7 votes)
    32 %
    I've thought about it. : (6 votes)
    27 %
    I don't understand this question; I just like polls. : (2 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4031 posts
    Honey bee

    @anonybee726:  Hmm…we registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond and Target. I got a $20 gift card for registering at Target, which was a nice perk, but we planned on registering there any way.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2497 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I think it’s fair to register for more than what you think your guests will purchase, simply so you can use the discount later on. It benefits your guests too because it gives them a range of options to choose from.

    I wouldn’t register for really expensive items, though. I think that sends the wrong message, and the financial benefit you get from doing that doesn’t outweigh the social cost.

    Is this what you mean, OP? I’m not sure if I’m interpreting your question right.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2497 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @anonybee726:  Oh, I see. I personally wouldn’t feel too comfortable doing that myself, but I certainly wouldn’t judge you for doing that. What you’re doing is perfectly within the rules. If they wanted to make sure the registry was actually used, then they would have required everyone to have at least X number of dollars’ worth of stuff purchased to get the gift. Since they probably make way more money than it costs them to give away the jewelry case, it’s not the worst thing in the world to sign up for a fake registry.

    Post # 8
    Member
    136 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’m not familiar with the perks of registering at different places. Do tell!

    Post # 10
    Member
    136 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @anonybee726:  Thanks! That sounds like me too. Doesn’t hurt to register and then get a free gift!

    Post # 11
    Hostess
    7560 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Macy’s offers a 20% completion discount. We put one really expensive item on there that we wanted, then went back and bought it the day after the wedding.

    It was weird – we were at the store pricing the item and asking a sales person a few questions about it. One of us said “maybe after the wedding…” and he goes “You should just make a registry here so you can buy this item at a discount after. It sounded like a good idea to us! 

     

    Post # 13
    Member
    10601 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I had registries people know about but I also did a C&B registry close to the wedding that only a few people knew about, and it wasn’t something they were telling others about.

    I went for the registry party and because the store was new in my childhood hometown, but at the time they didn’t have one where I currently live.

    They actually had the best event in terms of things to try while registering.  The discount for registry items wasn’t as good as other places, but it was still a nice perk to have.

    I plan on doing a registry for a ‘housewarming’ as well if I can’t get the same discount without doing a registry.

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