Whether a first-time mom or a second-time mom, I think it is always a wise decision to take the time to set up a baby registry.
Baby registries help not only others know what you want and need, but help you outfit your baby in everything they need for less, because the best baby registry stores offer free baby registry gifts (like coupons, free products, and samples) as well as discounts to buy any items remaining on your list shortly before and after your expected due date.
This can mean great savings on even everyday baby essentials and large items still on your baby list.
I have had four babies now and didn’t take the time to register for anything this last time, but I think I should have!
Creating a baby registry doesn’t take a lot of time, especially if not your first baby, as you likely don’t need quite as much the second time around. Spending a few minutes to add baby list items to a few gift registries can mean free products, discounts, coupons, and savings on things you will buy anyway.
If you want to know the best baby registry stores and sites and what they offer in terms of freebies and completion discounts, this is the list! I recommend registering at least one, and taking advantage of the bonuses in order to save money on your newest addition. Then be sure to add all the essential, must-have baby items to your registry list!
Best Baby Registry Stores and Sites
You can create your Buy Buy Baby registry online or in-store. In-store offers the benefit of a personal help from an expert Registry Consultant with no appointment necessary, though appointments are available and encouraged. Upon creating a Buy Buy Baby registry you will receive a Goody Bag full of great samples and coupons, available for pickup in a store.
At Buy Buy Baby they offer a Registry Checklist, an online buying guide, a registry favorites page, and a Baby Book which includes inspiration for the nursery, baby must-haves, and tips and advice for baby’s first year.
Other perks are that they accept competitors’ coupons and match competitors’ prices. They also offer hassle free returns, complimentary gift packaging, plus home delivery and assembly is available on whatever you are buying.
Bonus: Buy Buy Baby offers in-store feeding and changing rooms!
Some of Buy Buy Baby’s more unique offerings are their Completion Program and their Friends Referral Program.
Buy Buy Baby Registry Completion Program gives you two opportunities (one for in-store and one for online use) to save on any items remaining on your registry for which you registered but did not receive.
Buy Buy Baby offers a friend referral program too! If you refer a friend who’s engaged or pregnant to Bed Bath & Beyond or buybuy Baby and they create a registry, they’ll reward you with $25 off any in-store purchase of $100 or more.
You can register at Buy Buy Baby here.
Amazon Baby Registry
With the largest selection of products available, free 90-day returns on most items, and fast, free shipping on orders $25 or more, Amazon Baby Registry is one of the best baby registry sites. You can manage your baby registry on any device, whenever, and wherever, you want.
If you are an Amazon Prime member (if you’re not, try Amazon Prime for Free for 30-days or ask that someone gift you an Amazon Prime Membership so you can save 20% on diapers and more baby essentials!) you get a 15% Completion Discount on eligible items (you’ll get 10% discount if you’re not a Prime Member), compliments of Amazon Family, and are eligible for other rotating limited time offers such as a Welcome Box, free parenting eBook, a 20% off discount from Tiny Prints, a 25% off discount on a maternity purchase, a 25% off discount on prenatal vitamins, a 25% off discount on select baby apparel, and more!
Babies R Us Registry
When you create a Babies R Us Registry you are partnering up with one of the best baby registry stores! It’s kinda what they do, and they offer some great, unique saving opportunities.
Babies R Us offers dedicated registry consultants in-store, suggested baby list items, a mother’s room in-store, one year for returns, free shipping on purchases of $19 or more, and price match guarantees.
With a Babies R Us Registry, you get Endless Earnings; registrants earn up to 10% back (5% of first $300 in registry purchases and 10% on registry purchases over $300 made from your baby list registry) with no limits up to 30 days past baby’s expected arrival date, exclusively for Reward “R” Us members. You’ll receive the cash back total earnings twelve weeks after the baby’s expected arrival date and there are no exclusions as to what you can buy with the cash back money, but it does expire six months after baby’s expected arrival date.
They also give you a 10% completion discount certificate with no exclusions, valid on everything remaining on your registry (think breast pads, diapers, wipes, toiletries, changing pads, bedding, and more). With their Rewards “R” Us program, the more you save, the more you earn back and you’ll receive special discount coupons too.
Babies R Us also offers in-store prenatal and postnatal classes (once my family participated in a Diaper Dash contest there), and their awesome Trade-in events where you can save 25% off a new car seat, stroller, travel system, high chair, play yard, bassinet, walker, infant swing, bouncer, entertainer, crib, or toddler/twin bed when you bring in a used one (with no limits – trade in as many as you want). The trade-in event is awesome if you a friend donates their old items to you so you can trade them in for new ones.
Target Baby Registry
Target is a great place to create a Target baby registry because they have a great selection of baby products and frequently run great deals on baby furniture, diapers, and other supplies through sales, gift card deals, Cartwheel savings, and store coupons.
It’s very easy to create, manage and share your Target baby registry from the Target Registry App.
The perks of aTarget Baby Registry are a free welcome gift of $60 worth of coupons and samples, and a 15% discount on items remaining on your registry eight weeks prior to your due date for you and family and friends to help you complete your final baby preparations.
Plus, there is free shipping on all order $25+ and Target offers hassle-free returns for up to one year after your due date. You can also enjoy 5% off when you subscribe to select baby items monthly, and save 5% everyday with your Target RedCard.
One of the great things about Walmart is that they are everywhere, which means more people have the ability to shop from your baby registry in store, should they want or need to. You can also register for a large selection of items throughout the store that you may want or need that are outside of the baby department, like blackout curtains to help your baby sleep through the night, or even your favorite laundry detergent.
Plus, Walmart really does have every day low prices so chances are high you’ll be saving money shopping there for your baby needs, especially if the item isn’t labeled “baby” like a humidifier.
When you use the Walmart App, you can easily register items as you browse the store by scanning an item’s UPC barcode. Otherwise, you can browse through thousands of great products online and add them to your baby registry list.
When you sign up for a Walmart Baby Registry you will also receive samples from top brands and a baby registry checklist and other tips and advice from top brands.
Plus, there is free shipping on orders of $50 or more and there are always free returns on everything.
No matter where you register, or whether you are a first, second, or third time mom, set up a baby registry! Because the best baby registry stores offer free baby registry gifts and discounts to help you save on everyday feeding, diapering and newborn essentials large and small on your baby list.
Now head over to my post of must-have baby essentials to see what you REALLY need for a newborn (and a few things that are actually quite optional