Cash In With Free Gifts From Your Baby Registry
Having a baby? Gift registries can be an easy way to ask for exactly what you need (and quite possibly get it.) If you’re OK with soliciting your friends and family for specific infant gear (it worked for me), you can score some extra treats, including $250 in free diapers!
These days, baby shower invitations come standard with extra pockets for including information on where you’ve registered for gifts. And while it’s tempting to go a bit overboard with the store scanner, if you can do it tastefully, you just might get what you ask for. If you’re certain that a registry is in fine form for your crowd, there are some worthy promotions that can help stretch the baby budget. Some are better than others:
Amazon’s $250 in free diapers promo: I’m never one to save the best for last. This deal from Amazon is actually quite good. Sign up for the Baby Registry and fill it with all the cool gear you really want. If friends and family purchase at least $750 worth of swag before September 30, 2008, you will get a credit for $250 towards Seventh Generation diapers. (I use these diapers, and they’re pretty awesome.) You have a year to use the credits, either all at once or on several individual orders of diapers. Purchases have to be made through the registry, but can be made from third-party sellers. (There are some cool ideas for gear on their top 100 registry items.) With cribs starting at a few hundred dollars, this is a doable promo that can net you up to 6 months of high-quality diapers!
USA Baby / e-mom Rewards: If you have a USA Baby store near you, this is a cool gift offer (and you don’t have to buy anything!) Just register at e-mom rewards to find the participating store near you. Each store will have a different incentive, and some of the current gifts include a pair of Robeez shoes, Mustela products, Tummy Honey Butter, Lollitops, a Bumkins bib or $25 gift cards! (Bloggers everywhere are reporting back that this is totally legit – I participated in something similar way back when, but USA Baby was only giving out teddy bears…)
Baby Dagny – This cute online retailer features some of my favorite baby products and a nice selection of organic clothing. They will also give you a free WubbaNub pacifier friend (valued at $16) for signing up for their registry and passing your list on to 10 friends! (The little purple frog is a handy gift for babies that are always losing their “binky.”)
Looking for other cool baby freebies? Here are some other nifty items that you won’t need a registry to be eligible for:
Nursery Water is giving away 100 Elmo diaper bag tags a day!
Parent’s Choice infant formula is offering a sample to eligible parents.
Sign up for the Juicy Juice newsletter and check the box at the bottom for your free sippy cup (this cup is a favorite at our house.)
Sign up to host a Fisher-Price House Party, and if you’re selected, you will receive 14 Fisher Price toys to share with friends and family! (This is legit – read about my House Party experience at Throw a House Party for Free.)
Baby deals come and go, but these seem rather promising. Please feel free to share any upcoming regional promotions here or at our forums!