(Closed) Tacky to encourage coupon use?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
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656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I don’t exactly think it’s tacky, but I don’t think you have to encourage either. Most people if not all of them even if they don’t shop there a lot know about their coupons, I mean, I can’t even tell you how many my mother gets in the mail and she’s never signed up for anything for them. Plus, if they have a nice one by them, most of the time the cashiers will push them as well 🙂

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

Yeah you don’t have to mention it. Most people receive those coupons in the mail anyway, so they likely know about it. I totally agree with you about wanting people to save money but think it looks weird to put it on your website.

Post # 4
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1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I can’t imagine anyone doesn’t know about those coupons.  I don’t shop there and I get them in my mail all the time.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

People still don’t know about BBB’s coupons? I always thought the 20% off BBB coupons were ubiquitous. We get like 3 per week in the mail.

Anyway, I don’t really think it’s tacky to give a moneysaving tip, but I don’t really see how it’s necessary to include on a wedding website either.  Guests will spend what they want to spend.  If guests want to get a deal on the registry gift, they’re going to seek out a deal on their own.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I think everyone knows to look for coupons… if they don’t…. they’re probably not coupon people and that’s their problem.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I think mentioning the coupons sounds greedy (“you can get us something 20% nicer now!”) and since bed bath and beyond aren’t exactly quiet about their coupons, there’s no need o bring it up. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

amberback:  Agreed!

We registered a few months after our engagement for some cheaper house items because we knew an engagement party was going to be thrown for us and we didn’t know if people would want to bring gifts.

My grandma’s friend got us a kitchenaid hand mixer from Home Outfitters (we moved into our first home 3 months after our engagement party / 7 months after we got enagged)

A month or so later, I was removing some things from our registry that we had received from other stores or  ended up purchasing ourselves because we needed them before our wedding this July (small things like cookie sheets, spatulas..). And when I was updating the registriy, I noticed the mixer we were given was on sale! I didn’t know if i should tell the person who got the gift.. I felt like they might as well take the receipt back and get some money back for themselves. I didn’t know if this would be tacky or not..so I asked my grandma what to do. She casually mentioned it to her friend, but her friend said thanks for thinking of her, but she wasn’t worried about it, she said that she had receive a discount the day she bought it anyways.

So, I think it is a thoughtful gesture that you want people to save money, but ultimately, it is up to them if they want to coupon, or price match or what have you.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

daniellenew:  While the thought behind it and wanting to save your guests some money is sweet, I don’t think mentioning is necessary.  I think most adults, who are interested in coupons, know all the different websites/apps they can go to to find one. 

Post # 12
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1039 posts
Bumble bee

daniellenew:  I wouldn’t mention it – people are either going to know and have coupons already and use them, see the giant ads on the website for email sign ups for 20% off and get a coupon, or ignore it and pay full price.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

daniellenew:  Actually, one of my friends got all her bridesmaids to reach out to people and get enough coupons for all of the people that were being invited, and included one per person with the invitation (this was for her friends/coworkers shower)- she is from a different state across the country and she was having a different smaller shower with her family and hometown friends at a different date. It was pretty cute- especially because she is a very thrifty shopper and is a big couponer lol.<br /><br />

 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

daniellenew:  You really have to know your guests… You can possibly even limit it to the people that will “get it”. 🙂

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