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

posted 10 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

    Yes, we were happy but never returned any items for cash

    No, we were unhappy and did not recieve cash for returned items

    Other (plese explain below)

  • Post # 9
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    5571 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
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    3373 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
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    3373 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
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    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
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    3373 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
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    5571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

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    @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
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    1047 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
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    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.

    Post # 17
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    2135 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I just went and asked at my local store yesterday, and they said store credit only

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