July 29, 2010

Oh Happy Day!!!!

Subtitle: I live an extremely glamorous and fascinating life.

Here's proof.

I learned something recently that I wish I'd known a long, long time ago. I'm trying not to calculate how much money it would have saved me. Maybe you knew this ages ago, but in case it's new to you as well:


Yes, that's right. Any of the 10,000 big blue coupons BB&B sends you each month can be used at Babies 'R Us, so long as the coupon is current. Try not to break your neck dancing for joy.

I'm attempting not to cringe recalling each and every baby shower gift I bought (and received!!) that could have been one-fifth less expensive. Each large purchase made by us, or for us, could have been a much better deal knowing this one tiny fact.

I tweeted about this yesterday and was disheartened at how many of us were unaware. At least I wasn't alone. But now we know, right?

I called to confirm and swung by yesterday to test it out. I was able to use a Babies 'R Us 20% coupon, two BB&B 20% off coupons and one BB&B $5 off coupon. (Thankfully the store was half empty, so no one was bothered by the many separate transactions.)

Okay, rant over. I have officially come out of the closet as a boring mom whose secret joy is in saving money on baby items. And my birthday's Saturday - fantastic. I'm feeling ancient already!

Someone please join me in celebrating.... At least let me feel like I've saved you some money, too. Does your store accept BB&B coupons?

*Note: Buy Buy Baby also accepts BB&B coupons; they are owned by the same company. As such, they'll accept coupons no matter the expiration date. Use your new coupons at B'RUs and your expired ones at BB&B. Greenville's Buy Buy Baby hasn't opened yet, I don't believe, but that's the word on the mom street.


Lesley said...

This is so exciting since there will be lots of BRU in my future! :) Thanks for the $$ saving info!

SLS said...

This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!!! We may just stop in BRU today while we are out running errands!

Alison said...

I just recently found your blog, I am in SC too! Thanks for the news about the coupon. I am a coupon maniac and didn't know this! I'll have to check to see if the one here in Charleston accepts them!

StratPack said...

You summed it up perfectly, "Oh happy day!!" You can save some serious cash with this info. Thanks for sharing!

melissa said...

I had no idea! This will save me a bundle on baby shower gifts! Thanks!

Charlotte said...

SHUT THE DOOR!!!!!!!!!

Anne said...

Charlotte, I said the same thing when I found out! "Shut the front door!" Happy day indeed. :) Y'all feel free to skim a little commission off of your B'RUs savings and send it to me...haha!

Anonymous said...

BRU in MIAMI didn't accept them before and just recently (maybe 6 months ago)started accepting them. But, nothing good last forever because I tried using one last week at two different stores and they told me that they no longer accept the coupons, only their own.

Perfectly Imperfect said...

shut your face! i did not know this! all those wasted coupons....

Chris and Amy said...

Hey-I just found this site...forwarded to me from a friend that now lives in GA. Great news! I knew that BBBaby takes BRU but was surprised that BRU takes BBB coupons since they aren't overly customer service friendly.
Thanks for sharing!


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