Sunday, November 4, 2012

Williams Sonoma's Registry Rewards

Last week or so ago, I asked if it was tacky to put a Bed, Bath and Beyond coupon in my shower invitations. The responses were mixed.

The best response, though, was from Brennan who said that some stores will actually give you free gifts for just registering for certain products and if your guests purchase certain thresholds.

I had to look into that.

Williams Sonoma's Registry Rewards

I went to the registry portion of Williams-Sonoma's website. Right on the home page, it says the Top 10 benefits of registering there. The benefits are things like 10% off the items to complete your registry and $10 off a cooking class within six months of your event, although, if they were asking me, I'd say the benefits are things like, "You'll get awesome gifts because you have friends who can afford to shop here."

Benefit number two is Special Vendors Offers. This is what I was looking for. I'm gonna guess that this rotates, but I'm not sure. The special offers right now are:
All-Clad
When your guests have purchased $1,500 of qualifying All-Clad products from your registry, you'll receive an All-Clad Stainless Steel 9" French Skillet monogrammed with you and your spouse's initials and your wedding date.

Wüsthof
Register for $200 of qualifying Wüsthof products and you'll receive a Wüsthof Gourmet 3 piece Bridal Set, including 4 ½" Utility Knife, 3" Spear Point Paring Knife, and a Bar Board.

When your guests have purchased $450 of qualifying Wüsthof products from your registry, you'll receive a Wüsthof Classic 3" Serrated Paring Knife.

Le Creuset
When your guests have purchased $500 of qualifying Le Creuset products from your registry, you'll receive a Le Creuset Limited Edition Set of 2 Stoneware Mini Cocottes in Pearl Essence.

Shun
Register for $450 of qualifying Shun products and you'll receive a Shun Herb Shear.

When your guests have purchased $450 of qualifying Shun products from your registry, you'll receive a Shun Vegetable Knife.

Global
When your guests have purchased $450 of qualifying Global products from your registry, you'll receive a Global 3" Paring Knife.

Calphalon
Register for $500 of qualifying Calphalon products and you'll receive a Calphalon Unison 8" Fry Pan.

When your guests have purchased $500 of qualifying Calphalon products from your registry, you'll receive a Calphalon Unison 2.5-qt. Shallow Saucepan.

Cuisinart
Register for $150 of qualifying Cuisinart products and you'll receive a CD & Recipe Set For Newlyweds.

When your guests have purchased $500 of qualifying Cuisinart products from your registry, you'll receive a cookbook by Cuisinart's Executive Chef Fabrizio Bottero, "Simple & Enticing Recipes."

Nespresso
When your guests have purchased $229 of qualifying Nespresso products from your gift registry, you are eligible to receive a complimentary Tasting Box from the Nespresso Club.
That's awesome.

Now, let this be said: I'm not telling you go in there just to register and get a free gift. However, if you are planning on registering, keep Williams-Sonoma in mind for this reason.

Pete is the one who cooks here, and so, every Christmas, my goal is to get him one Calphalon piece. He really loves how they cool. So, of course, we are planning on registering for Calphalon cooking pieces. We might as well register for them at Williams-Sonoma so we get the free fry pan, plus we can encourage our guests to buy us Calphalon pieces from there so maybe we'll get lucky and get the saucepan.

This is definitely the type of stuff I'm going to keep in mind when we do register.

BRIDAL BABBLE:  Do you know of any other stores that offer "registry rewards"?

2 comments:

  1. I'm glad you're looking into this-so many people are unaware of it. It was actually one of the William-Sonoma employees that told us about it. Bed Bath and Beyond has them (I think they were posted on orange signs above the products) and Belk did too, however, Belks were mainly rewards from purchases, not just registering for them. I might have said this before, but I think it is a good idea to register at stores with different price ranges because some guests to prefer to shop "high-end" stores for the name and others prefer to buy a great gift at a cheaper price, no matter where its from. You could choose to register at different stores for different categories of items, like W-S for cookware/bakeware (love their cookie sheets!), Target for household items, and a department store for china.

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  2. Magdalena Rangel-BerrumNovember 4, 2012 at 10:17 PM

    I "googled" your question (Do you know of any other stores that offer "registry rewards"?) and I found this very interesting article from another blogger, http://advice.annsbridalbargains.com/tag/wedding-registry-rewards

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