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Breaking Down Babies R Us and Buy Buy Baby Coupon Policies

Breaking Down Babies R Us and Buy Buy Baby Coupon Policies
Alison Storm

Expecting parents can also expect something else-- to spend a lot of money on baby stuff. They may be little, but babies can be expensive. As many as two in five parents say they weren't as prepared as they thought for the cost of a new baby, according to a study by REDBOOK. Data from the Department of Agriculture reveals that what parents spend on baby's first year depends on income and ranges from about $7,000 to $14,000. But no matter what your income level, spending less on things like diapers, cribs, and strollers is always a plus. A great way to do that is by working the coupon policies of big box stores like Babies R Us and Buy Buy Baby.

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Coupon Stacking: Babies R Us does permit coupon stacking. This means that you can combine a manufacturer coupon with a store coupon as long as neither coupon says specifically that you can't do that.

Online Coupons: Manufacturer coupons you print from online are not allowed at Babies R Us, but you can print store coupons from the Internet.

Competitor Coupons: Babies R Us will accept Buy Buy Baby coupons as long as they're not expired. Some Babies R Us locations will also accept coupons from retailers like Target and Walmart, but this could vary by location. They also accept Carter's coupons but only on clothing.

Price Matching: Bring in a flyer from another retailer and Babies R Us will price match. If it's not in a flyer, but you saw a product cheaper at another store then you can ask an employee to call that store and verify the lower price. They'll also price match products you find online, but they'll have to add shipping and handling costs to the price match.

Coupons on Sale Items: Dollar off coupons, like $5 off a $25 purchase, will work on sale items. But a 20% off store coupon will not work on sale items.

Baby Registry Completion Coupon: If you register for baby gifts at Babies R Us you'll receive a 15% registry completion coupon as your due date approaches. It's a coupon that you can use to save money on all of the items that didn't get purchased on your registry, but there are exclusions like diapers, formula and certain brands. Babies R Us policy allows you to combine this coupon with other generic offers like $5 off a $25 purchase so you'll definitely want to stack coupons.

Rewards Program: Sign up for the Rewards R Us program to start earning rewards like gift cards. You'll get two points for every dollar spent or double that when you pay with a store credit card. You'll also get member-only discounts and shopping events. When you've earned 500 points you'll get a free $5 gift card.

Where to Get Store Coupons: You can get special discounts when you check in at Babies R Us on Foursquare or Facebook Places. You can also sign up for mobile coupons to regularly receive coupons on your phone like 20% off any regular priced toy or take an extra 30% off clearance baby gear.

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Coupon Stacking: Buy Buy Baby does permit coupon stacking. This means that you can combine a manufacturer coupon with a store coupon.You can also throw a competitor coupon into the mix as well.You can also use more than one Buy Buy Baby or Bed Bath and Beyond coupon per transaction as long as none have expired.

Online Coupons: Valid manufacturer coupons printed from the Internet are accepted at Buy Buy Baby.

Competitor Coupons:  Buy Buy Baby will accept  Babies R Us coupons as long as they're not expired. You can also use Bed Bath and Beyond coupons here. Buy Buy Baby will also accept other competitor coupons for stores like Target and Kohl's, but this could vary by location.

Price Matching: This is a great opportunity to save at Buy Buy Baby. Download the free Scan app on your Smartphone. Scan every UPC on the items you are buying and if you find it cheaper online show the cashier. They will simply match that price as long as it's the same item. This won't work on sale items.

Coupons on Sale Items: Store coupons are accepted on sale items as long as there are no exclusions listed on the coupon.

Baby Registry Completion Coupon: If you register for baby gifts at Buy Buy Baby you'll receive a 10% registry completion coupon as your due date approaches. It's a coupon that you can use to save money on all of the items that didn't get purchased on your registry, and there are virtually no exclusions for this coupon. You'll also score a free goodie bag full of samples and coupons when you register at Buy Buy Baby.

Rewards Program: Buy Buy Baby does not currently have a rewards program.

Where to Get Store Coupons: You can get special discounts when you sign up to receive email and direct mail coupons from Buy Buy Baby. You can also do this for Bed Bath and Beyond, which you can also use at Buy Buy Baby. To get even more coupons, sign up to receive them on your phone by texting "OFFER" to 42229. You will regularly receive coupons good for 20% off any item, some exclusions apply. So you should never run out of coupons to use at Buy Buy Baby.

 

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  1. TM

    Hi, I work for babies r us, have for years. I just wanted to let you know we DO in fact accept printed manufacturer coupons. And for price matching (as far as my store goes) we will not call another store to verify the price you claim to have seen. So this part varies by store. In my store we have to have a printed advertisement for our records in order to price match. Other than that everything is right. Thanks! Great blog! Also! A big thing people don't realize... For example OUR coupons exclude brands like Britax, buy buy baby 20% off coupons do not (and vis versa for certain items they exclude and we don't) and since we accept competitor coupons you can just use a buy buy baby coupon for your britax (or whatever the item) at our store. :)

  2. Sarah

    I've worked at buybuyBaby for years. We will match babies r us's 15% completion when asked. We also call stores for price matches and we will look then up online ourselves.I'm pretty sure both stores will not accept coupons on diapers. We accept carters coupons too but only on carters brand items. The two stores although very similar are also very different, they have things we don't and we have things they don't. Both are good stores. As said before, great blog. Very fair and unbiased.

    • Hi Sarah,
      There are several websites that claim you can combine a buybuy Baby 20% off coupon after/combined with a price match. Do you know if this is true? I have a gift card to buybuy Baby and want to spend it but the item I'm getting is much cheaper elsewhere! If they allow a price match and coupon that would be awesome.

      • Sarah F

        I did this last February before I ha my daughter. I mapped everything out, went into BBB price matched everything (even stuff they had online, not in store they price matched and shipped to my house!) and then used a 20% off entire purchase coupon From Bed, Bath and Beyond! Saved over $150!

  3. Great article... I do feel that these big stores are taking alot of custom away from the smaller customers. Even online they hold the monopoly on the smaller companies. It is so difficult to compete with companies with millions of pounds of advertising money. And a lot of the time the smaller companies have a better quality of product on sale.. check out http://www.babybuntings.co.uk - this is just one small company trying to make a living in the online baby world

  4. Julia

    Two things about Babies R Us...

    The registry completion coupon is now just 10%, not 15. I just got mine in the mail. But you can still us it with the 20% coupons I was told.

    Also, whenever I use a 20% off one item coupon, they always take 20% off each eligible item I bought.

  5. Magnificent website. A lot of useful information here. I am sending it to a few buddies ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thanks on your sweat!

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  7. JS

    I work for buybuyBaby and we do not accept printed from online manufacturer coupons. They need to be the clipped out of a magazine, newspaper etc to be valid. We also do not price match AND use a coupon at the same time on an item, whichever is going to ave the customer more is what we are going to do but it needs to be known.
    Thanks!

  8. Rachel

    Can you price match and use the 10% off registry completion program at buy buy baby?

  9. Pj

    Rachel, yes, I think so.

    Today we went for a full price car seat, tried to use a BBB 20% off but the store said they don't take competitor coupons. However, we also had a 20% off TRU coupon that worked on the car seat. Car seat came with free umbrella stroller, purchase amount also yielded a free refillable wipes "wallet", we got six BOGO items of clothing and a clearance toy. Then I opened a TRU charge acct, and put everything we were buying on a registry. 20% off the car seat, another 10% off everything for completing the registry, 15% off for the first day of using the new card. All together, about $300 worth of list price items came to about $146. The original car seat we came for was $180, so counting tax, we got the seat plus all the other stuff for about $45 LESS than the seat alone!

  10. Molly

    I just used my completion discount at Buy Buy Baby and they would not let me price match AND use the completion discount, which was weird to me since recently they priced matched Halo Sleep sacks based on BRU pricing and let me use a 20 percent off coupon. Maybe it was because they were matching the completion discount as well, or maybe it varies by employee. What they did do, however, was match the 15 percent off completion discount we were receiving through our Amazon registry because we are Amazon Mom members. This was great since a few things on our registry are not coupon eligible - Stokke Carrier, UppaBaby Travel System and a few Aden & Anais items. I have found with taking competitor coupons it sometimes varies by employee because they don't know. However, both Buy Buy Baby and Babies R Us state in their online policies they do take competitor coupons and price match (including price matching Amazon). I took a phone snap shot of this policy so when I ask and someone tells me "no" I have the policy handy. Before I go through that trouble, I do make sure the price match saves me more than a coupon since it seems to vary as to whether or not they do both. Also, in terms of coupons, Albee Baby online seems to have less restrictions than BBB or BRU so sometimes I buy there using their coupons. There coupons aren't always as good, but if it lets me buy things that BBB and BRU won't at a discount its better than nothing! Plus many times they wave shipping.

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