How to Get Best Savings with Coupons at Bed Bath and Beyond
Bed Bath & Beyond (BB&B) started their 20% coupon as a way to attract fleeting consumers and get them back from Amazon. The strategy definitely worked, and worked so well, that the company is trying to get us all weaned from this 20% coupon. Thankfully, it seems the weaning process is not going that well for them, as those paper coupons are still abundant and they never expire.
$5 off $15 coupon
This is another BB&B coupon that is well known and loved. It's not quite the 20%, but close. You can find this one in the catalog or in the “My offers” area online.
You won't always be able to use this coupon together with 20%, but some stores will work with you on it, so always ask.
Let's take a look at the best ways to save at this home gadget and beauty store in addition to the magic 20% coupons we all have. After all, careful planning and self-control can take us a long way when it comes to savings. Throw some coupons in the mix and you will be a winner.
Only one coupon per order online
This is why shopping at the actual store makes sense, but there are a few ways to work around it online. First, you can order one item per order and use a coupon. Make sure the item is more than $29 because you will need free shipping. Second, you can reserve the items you want online and pick them up at the store using your coupons. Third, buy your items using one coupon and then head to the store with other coupons to get the adjustment.
You can use this 20% off coupon at buybuy Baby.
Don't buy anything excluded from the coupon
This is sad because many brands and entire categories are excluded from 20% coupon. This applies to diapers, wipes, and baby food.
Cheer up, because you can get up to 80% off those items with coupons from Kohl's and Target. Too bad for BB&B in this case.
Some popular brands, like KitchenAid, Sonicare, and Calphalon allow coupons and have mail-in rebates. Make sure you use both of those ways to save.
Shopping on the app is probably the easiest way to keep track of all the discounts available and to make sure that you apply as many of them as you can. You can also scan bar codes in the store to compare prices with online offers.
Orange clearance signs
Those color signs mean that the price was marked down the first time or temporarily. These savings are great if you can apply a coupon on top of them. Look at the date of the tag – the longer the item has been on sale, the more likely it is to expire.
Yellow clearance signs
Those are the last and final markdowns, meaning that the item won't get any cheaper than this, so your purchase is kind of urgent. You can find them in the main isles and various departments. You can also use your coupons with those prices.
Semi-annual clearance sales
These happen in January and September and are the top times to shop. Online sales reach up to 50% off some items, while in-store offers can top 75%, so grab your coupons and come to the store for a shopping spree.
BB&B has one of the best return policies in the industry. This shouldn't be abused, but if something you bought 10 years ago stops working, bring it back with the receipt and get exchanged for the same amount you paid. This requires meticulous receipt cataloging though.
Some recent changes state that you will get store credit the item is currently selling for minus 20% off for up to one year if you don't have a receipt.
Discounted gift cards
This one is obvious – check out Gift Card Granny, Raise, and others for discounted gift cards and save money right of the top. You can use the same gift card at World Market, buybuy Baby, and other stores owned by the same company.
Often times you can get a gift with your large purchase. For example, a $300 Calphalon purchase online will reward you will $50 gift card. Keep an eye for such offers.
A small purchase gift
Those are also possible and you will find them on orange tags, stating the rules for such free gifts.
If you are getting married, open your registry here and you will be surprised how many free things you will get – an entire bag plus food and drinks. All unbought gifts will be 10% off for 90 days. Finally, apply your 20% coupon on many items to make your savings quite spectacular.
BB&B offers price matching, but prohibits 20% coupon usage in those cases. This requires careful calculations to determine which way will give you more savings.
It makes sense to use them if you have them, but be sure you can use your 20% coupon and get clearance pricing on top of that. Otherwise just stick with the BB&B 20% off. Leave those manufacturer coupons for Target and Walmart.
Money back for price change
If something you recently bought becomes cheaper, bring your receipt and get the difference back. If you don't have the receipt, the store manager can look your order up by your card or check number.
Beyond + program
Join this program only if you spend more than $150 per year. It will give you free shipping and 20% off everything, but it costs $29 per year. Everything above $150 will be your extra 20% gravy with this membership.
Free gift wrapping
This is definitely attractive when you are buying that last-minute wedding or baby shower gift and don't have to worry about getting wrapping supplies.