(Closed) Were you happy registering with Bed Bath and Beyond?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Were you happy registering with Bed Bath and Beyond?
    Yes, we returned gifts and got cash for them : (9 votes)
    36 %
    Yes, we were happy but never returned any items for cash : (13 votes)
    52 %
    No, we were unhappy and did not recieve cash for returned items : (0 votes)
    Other (plese explain below) : (3 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    They gave us the option of cash or store credit. We wanted credit though- we ended up with a gift card worth over 800 by the time the completion event came about which was awesome for us.

    Post # 4
    Member
    328 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    When we returned gifts we were told they haven’t done the cash option in years. Even so, we were really happy with them. Just a few weeks ago we had the coffee maker from our registry break and the store allowed us to exchange it for a new one, no questions asked. I was super surprised since we got married a year and a half ago!

    Post # 5
    Member
    1008 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    I registered at Bed Bath and Beyond and Crate and Barrel. We ended up choosing a lot more from BBB because it was cheaper and we thought easier for the guests….. I was wrong. We have received maybe 30 items from crate and barrel (coming from all over the us) and none from BBB. 

    So I dont know if people didnt want to go there or what. 

    They didnt mention the cash thing though. I would love to see what others bees say about it. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I literally returned an item for cash yesterday, though I was prepared with a gift receipt.

    We were very happy with our bed bath & beyond registry.  Easy to modify online, very smooth return/exchange policy(at least for us) and now that our wedding passed, they sent us an invite to come take 20% off our entire purchase as incentive to come in and buy additional items off our registry.

    Post # 7
    Hostess
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I was happy with our registry. Our returns went onto gift cards, though I didn’t ask about the cash option.

    Post # 9
    Member
    5572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We were very happy registering with them. We did return items for cash with no problems. Also, the completion event was amazing!! We got 20% off of anything in the store…it didn’t even have to be items from our registry. We picked up a lot of great deals.

    Post # 10
    Member
    3375 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We already finished off our registry by purchasing items ourselves (after the wedding) but we forgot to check them off our registry and people have now bought us duplicates! oops. Guess the duplicates are oging back again.

    Anyways, BBB does give cash back, although I would have been happy with a store credit.

    Post # 11
    Member
    3375 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Running Elley What is the completion event? I was a bit ticked off that my completion bonus was only 10% off everything… Macys gave me 20% off and I got an additional 5% back on whatever anyone bought me.

    Post # 12
    Member
    808 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    They offered us cash back- but we took the store credit instead because we knew if we had the cash we would spend it on something dumb like food and we wouldn’t have anything to show for it.

    Post # 13
    Member
    3375 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    btw just thinking about this- the only bad thing about BBB registry is I don’t know who bought the gifts! On Macy’s there’s a “gift card manager” with their names and addresses. I see that many BBB gifts were purchased and never given to us so idk if it was lost in shipping or the gift giver was forgetful!?

    Post # 14
    Member
    5572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @PinkMagnolia:The registry department at the store called us and told us about it. There was a Sunday that was a big event where they invited all of the couples with registries from the past year I think to come out to the store and you checked in, they gave you a copy of your registry and you shopped! We were really surprised because we thought that we could only buy things off of the registry for the 20% discount but it was anything in the store. I think the event was in September? And I’m pretty sure that the extra discount was only for the event.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We are registered at Crate and Barrel and BB&B. So far people seem to be buying more things from BB&B. I haven’t heard anything about the cash policy, but I’m planning on just exchanging any returns I might need to do for other items.

    One issue I’ve noticed with BB&B is that there have been multiple purchases for items that have already be fulfilled (I’m getting triple the amount of towels I registered for and two aprons).

    I don’t know if all places allow people to buy duplicates of fulfilled items, but I’m surprised that whoever bought these extra items (my shower is this weekend so I don’t know who it was) was allowed to do so. I don’t really need two identical aprons, and it’s going to suck having to open duplicates at my shower and act grateful and surprised.

    Post # 16
    Member
    161 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I just confirmed that in NYC you can indeed get cash back for returns if they can verify that these items were bought from your registry.

    Part of me wants the credit so I can get some larger things that no one has bought, but Fiance will want the cash as two weeks out we really need it.

    I must point out though that only some stores do this- in Milwaukee when I returned some things after my shower- I was given store credit.

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