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The Broke Chick’s Guide to Wedding Registries: Part Two

By January 26, 2012No Comments

Today, our favorite frugalista is back, with Part Two of her strategies for wise wedding registry.  Yesterday she tackled Crate and Barrel and BBB; today, she hashes out a few other options…


JCPenney is another great place to register. I’m originally from South Dakota, and we don’t have Macy’s, Crate & Barrel or BB&B in every town. JCP has affordable prices and high-end brands like Calphalon, Kitchen-Aid and Cuisinart to name a few. They have furniture that is reasonably priced compared to places like Crate & Barrel. They also offer a 10% completion discount. Granted, I didn’t have my registry here, but I do shop at JCP on a regular basis and have never had an issue with returns / exchanges.

An old standby when it comes to savings: Penney's.


I’m a huge fan of Macy’s. They have amazing return policies and even better sales. Your guests will really have an advantage if they have the store credit card and can utilize all those coupons they send out! Martha Stewart has a wonderful and affordable kitchen / bedding line…and they also have other major brands that are almost always on sale. They have a wide variety of luggage and even furniture. Macy’s does offer a 10% completion discount for three months…and there are often perks for your guests. They often run a promotion of $20 off $100 gifts purchased from a registry. If you’re going somewhere tropical for your honeymoon, you could also register for a bikini, or in my case a one-piece miracle suit that sucks it in in all the right places!


In general, Kohl’s is a great place to shop. Again, they always have wonderful sales and coupons available to all shoppers. I love that they give you 15% off registry cards to give to your guests. You will also earn points from their rewards program that you’re automatically enrolled in once you register. You will also get 10% off items on your registry. Like BB&B, Kohl’s has the “free gift” offer for registering for certain brand name items. And remember, there is no harm in registering for something just to get a something cool for free…that’s why they do it!

Coupons like this make your gift cards at Kohls that much more valuable.


Registering at Target is a no brainer in my opinion. These days, there is a store on every corner and everyone is familiar with their products. You can scan everything from video equipment to camping goodies. They offer returns / exchanges with our without a receipt and if you will ALWAYS be able to use a gift card…even if it’s for toilet paper or hairspray. They also offer 10% off completion, but after doing some research, it turns out there are a lot upset people out there who never got their coupon for the discount. One blogger even said that if you don’t sign up to receive emails from the company, you won’t get the deal. However, others say it is supposed to be automatically generated. Either way, just keep an eye on it and make a phone call if you have to!


This site is relatively new on the scene, and becoming very popular with couples. compiles many major store registries together (Target, Macy’s, Crate&Barrel, etc) so your guests can just go to one spot. You can also create a honeymoon or house fund where guests can give you cash. Hooray! It is free to sign up. The only fee is from Paypal when you transfer the cash to your bank account. Not a bad deal if you ask me!

Happy Scanning!

Allyson Thompson is the super-savvy Broke Chick of The Broke Chick’s Guide to Saving a Buck.  Follow her on Facebook and Twitter for more excellent savings tips and coupon codes!