If you live in the United States, chances are there’s a Bed, Bath and Beyond store near you. You may already be on their mailing list. If not, it’s worth joining. I just get the paper mailings, not the emails.
About the Store
If you’re unfamiliar with Bed, Bath and Beyond, they are a household products big box store. They sell kitchen equipment (not major appliances), dishes, sheets and towels, closet and travel things, home decor … most stores also have a “drug store” section with over the counter medicines, toiletries, and cosmetics.
Their prices are generally average. Unless you have a coupon.
BB&B coupons come in two types:
- $5.00 off a total purchase of $15 or more;
- 20% off one item.
They mail out a couple coupons every month, and email them as well.
You can only use one coupon per item. If it’s not busy and you’re nice to the cashier, they might let you split your purchase into several transactions to use more coupons.
The math behind the coupons:
- if your total purchase is less than $15, use 20% off coupons
- if you are buying between $15 and $25 worth of things (one or more items), use the $5 off coupon
- if you are buying a single item over $25, use the 20% coupon.
- if you’re buying a lot; try to split the purchase into several transactions. Use 20% coupons on expensive items, $5.00 ones on little things.
Coupons Never Expire
Every coupon has an expiration date … and they are always ignored.
I’ve brought in 5 year old coupons, and the cashiers honor them. [I’m honest, I ask first.] Most of the time, the coupons can be used on sale and clearance items.
This turns BB&B coupons into serious goodness. I never go into the store without coupons; and I never buy anything without them. I don’t shop a lot, so I have coupons “coming out my ears”, as my father would say.
After a lot of research, I decided to buy myself a Fitbit. I was researching prices and went into BB&B for something else. I saw they had Fitbits on sale, but not the model I wanted. When I was approached by a friendly clerk, I asked if he could look up the sale price on the model I wanted. He did … while we were waiting for the computer, I asked if I could use a coupon … “of course!” So I bought my $150 list price Fitbit for $106. [I think their policy has changed, and coupons don’t work for Fitbits any more. But it’s worth asking.]
I saw a couple of small makeup bags in clearance, and bought them for me and my daughter. Along with the other things I was buying, and a $5.00 coupon, I effectively got the bags for free.