Posted by William Charles on December 18, 2018
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Published on December 18th, 2018 | by William Charles

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[Expired] Bed Bath & Beyond: Purchase $50 In Third Party Giftcards & Get $10 Rebate (12/15/18-1/01/19)

Deal has expired, view more Bed Bath & Beyond deals by clicking here.

Update: Customer support has told one reader there is a limit of 10 rebates you can do. They say they will be updating the rebate form as such. Not sure how exactly this will work as there was clearly no limit listed before and customer support told other readers as such. I guess we will need to wait and see if they do actually add a limit of ten and how that’s handled for purchases that have already been made.

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Purchase a $50 third party gift card at Bed Bath & Beyond and receive a $10 Bed Bath & Beyond gift card when you complete the rebate form. Unknown limit, last year it was two. In addition last year you could do it  at Harmon & Buybuy baby as well

The Fine Print

  • Must postmark by 1/31/2019

Our Verdict

They did a similar promotion last year, but that required $100 for the same $10 rebate so this is a better deal. Last year some stores showed Mastercard gift cards as a third party gift card, whereas others didn’t. Not sure what actually ended up happening with those rebates. I imagine this will be a popular deal, will be interesting to see what the limit is and if they offer it at Harmon & Buybuy baby as well or not. Don’t forget to use the 15-30% back at Bed Bath & Beyond from Wells Fargo go far rewards if you have it.

Update 12/13/18: A reader forwarded us an email they received from BedBath&Beyond that there is no limit to the number of rebates per person, so you can buy multiple $50 gift cards, even on a single receipt, and get a $10 rebate for each one. They also said that you can do a single submission which shows multiple $50 gift card purchases on one receipt and get a rebate for each one.



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Alan
Alan

I’d consider if they stocked eBay gcs which they don’t.

RB
RB

Does BB&B sell Amazon Gift Cards?

Shawn D
Shawn D

I have to run to BB&B to grab a VGC today – I’ll check and get back. My first instinct from recent trips is that I have not seen any Amazon GC.

RB
RB

Thanks!

me
me

my local store temporarily removed Amazon GC.. they do have eBay and iTunes though

Nick
Nick

Yea.. they do not carry the Amazon one’s atleast in my area. I was trying for the options to liquidate the Happy’s.

Tugboat
Tugboat

Has anyone had luck getting a BBB rebate for purchases made with Happy cards? Ive had to resubmit 3x and no matter what I do I get denied for vague reasons, none of which make sense such as “Invalid POS Record Not Found
Not enough purchased Invalid Purchase Location.”

Mawn
Mawn

I was able to get success for Thanksgiving deal of 25$ for 200$ cards using happy cards. but its after multiple struggle with CSR

Simon
Simon

Tugboat: I don’t think it matters how u paid for the gift card, try scan it take a picture and email your receipts to bedbathandbeyondrebates@parago.com they normally will update and take care for u.

Jason Smith
Jason Smith

My BB&B stocks ebay gift cards. That being said, it is very YMMV if BB&B will allow you to use the $10 rebate gift card to purchase another gift card.

Gerald
Gerald

Even if you have no use for the merchandise at BB&B, you can sell the $10 gift card for $8.30. A 16.6% discount is worthwhile for many gift cards.

Jason Smith
Jason Smith

It is a nice discount, but there is a lot of work involved. First you have to do the rebate and wait 6 – 8 weeks to get it (always a risk they reject it or it gets lost in the mail), then you have to sell the rebate card and hope the buyer doesn’t cheat you by claiming there is no balance after they use it. My point is it is not an easy 16%, it is 16% with a lot of work involved.

Gerald
Gerald

BB&B rebates can be done online. It’s pretty painless.

Gerald
Gerald

Update: My rebate for the MCGC deal was rejected. I called and was told to fax the receipt to them. We’ll see what happens.

Andrew
Andrew

Mine as well. So I forwarded their BS denial e-mail to the e-mail address they said to correspond with, attached a copy of my receipt, and they told me they can’t. . . something. It wasn’t proper English. I’m about ready to complain to the FTC. Anyone had to deal with this before and know whether e-mail, chat, phone, fax, whatever is the easiest way to get the $25 BBY gift card?

Joe
Joe

I emailed them back after getting the denial letter and they responded that both of my rebates were approved… then I got a second denial letter on one of the rebates. I don’t have much faith in them right now

Lily
Lily

Same exact thing happened to me, so i emailed back asking what kind of game they are playing. I don’t have so much time to waste.

VK
VK

Same here. Rejected, emailed, got reply that it’s approved, after a couple of days another email saying its rejected. Class Action anyone?

Tugboat
Tugboat

Were any of yours purchased with Happy cards? I’ve now submitted x3, emailing in receipts and everything they’ve asked. Blanket rejection each time with the same “not enough purchasedHas anyone had luck getting a BBB rebate for purchases made with Happy cards? Ive had to resubmit 3x and no matter what I do I get denied for vague reasons, “Invalid POS, Record Not Found, Not enough purchased Invalid Purchase Location.”

Tom
Tom

BS – Chat rep just said online rebate tool did not migrate data so they need to see a receipt. Not happy. Seems some of you got results via email. Think I will try that next.

Celia
Celia

My Bed Bath and Beyond carries a full selection of gift cards, including eBay, Amazon. VCG. Might be worth another look.

MickeyMouse
MickeyMouse

My 3 local BB&B’s carry ITunes and SpaFinder, the closest one selling a full selection is about 30 minutes away. When I asked (during the MCGC) about them they didn’t even know if or where they had them in the store! They had a huge rack, it was just tucked deep into the store nowhere near the registers.

dcb
dcb

any chance you are located in NC?

iahphx
iahphx

What state is that? I’ve never seen Amazon at BB&B. With the “Happy” cards being sold at a discount, several of which can be used at BB&B, this would be a very useful GC to see.

Rex
Rex

What would you use the Ebay GC on specifically?

Max B
Max B

I purchased eBay cards from my store today.

Jason Smith
Jason Smith

BB&B in my area all have ebay gift cards.

Steve
Steve

I bought an eBay gc today there.

heather
heather

They sell ebay at the one I was just left. Also Visa gfc’s prompted the cashier for a rebate.

farmbochur
farmbochur

They also ran the promo last December. I was able to get $40 rebates (via BB&B gc) for each $200 VGC I bought.

Gerald
Gerald

Every other rebate on that page says what the limit is. Strange that this one doesn’t.

MoreSun
MoreSun

Mine doesn’t carry 3rd party gift cards 🙁

atexit8
atexit8

It varies from store to store even in the same area.

There are three within 20 minutes of me.
One has 3rd party gift cards.
One does not have 3rd party gift cards.
One I haven’t check.

It pays to call ahead.

julie
julie

Going today to see if mine has Amazon or Netflix. Between Walgreens this week and Amazon last week my Netflix bill is covered for the year. I spend hella money at BedB&B so will def use the $10.

MoreSun
MoreSun

The deal isn’t active until 12/15…

Mike
Mike

Is Disney available at BB&B?

ssedlac
ssedlac

Yes it is.

MoreSun
MoreSun

yep! as long as your store sells 3rd party gc. Only some do.

BChicagi
BChicagi

Disney is not third party?

Barry
Barry

If you bought any Happy Lady cards at the OfficeMAX/Office Depot sale last week, you should be able to stack that discount with this discount.

RM
RM

Last year the maximum rebate was $50. https://www.doctorofcredit.com/bed-bath-beyond-harmon-buybuy-baby-purchase-50-giftcards-get-10-rebate-121617-1118/

People maxed it out by buying a $200 VGC (submission 1) plus a $50 third-party gift card (submission 2), and received a $50 BBB gift card as a rebate ($10 of BBB gift card value for each $50 of third-party or VGC value purchased). Ebates can be used as a stack if not using Happy cards.

Lily
Lily

My neatest BBB doesn’t allow credit cards to purchase visa/mastercard anymore. “Giftcards are like money, using credit card to buy them is like money laundry!” says one of the cashiers. I was speechless.

RM
RM

Try another cashier. My general experience is that younger cashiers tend to be more relaxed about stuff like this because working at Store X is a temporary job for them, not a career.

Lily
Lily

You are right, because i never had problem using credit card before. But this time a young girl was ready to ring the card for me when an older cashier near by told her not to ring and told me to have to ring in the customer service desk. When i went to the service desk one cashier says have to check my id, the other one says no credit card period. It seems like they were not sure so one asked for the store manager to come. He came and told me its always been debit card or check. Then i made a mistake by telling him “but i used credit card before.” He said, if so it wasn’t supposed to. At that time i think everyone at the store was looking at me. So i don’t think i want to go back there anymore. Lol

Marcia
Marcia

what does YMMV mean?

Bob
Bob

Literally it means “your mileage may vary”. In essence, it means your experience may be different.

RB
RB

Did anyone have any issues after submitting the rebate?

I got an email saying they could not honor the rebate.

We recently received your rebate submission for “Purchase $200 in Mastercard Open Loop Cards and Receive a $25 Bed Bath Gift Card” promotion.

Your rebate tracking number is: XXXXXXXXX

Unfortunately, we could not honor your request due to the following reason(s):

Invalid POS Record Not FoundNot enough purchasedInvalid Purchase Location

RB
RB

Promotion Name :
Purchase $200 in Mastercard Open Loop Cards and Receive a $25 Bed Bath Gift Card

Status : Invalid
We’re sorry, there is a problem or error with your rebate. Please mail any missing material to the resubmissions department.

Invalid Purchase Location
Invalid POS Record Not Found
Not enough purchased

Promotion Name :
Purchase $200 in Mastercard Open Loop Cards and Receive a $25 Bed Bath Gift Card
Submit Date :
11/24/2018

Submission Type

Ryan
Ryan

I had the same issue. I tried calling them but I have no idea how to get to a real person through the system.

RM
RM

There is an extensive discussion of this issue here: https://www.doctorofcredit.com/purchase-200-mastercard-giftcard-at-bed-bath-beyond-get-25-bed-bath-beyond-giftcard-rebate-limit-of-2-starts-11-23/

In short, this a computer issue on their end. Simply e-mail your receipts to bedbathandbeyondrebates@parago.com.

RM
RM

There is an extensive discussion of this issue in the BBB thread that relates to the $200 MCGC rebate. Just search Bed Bath on the Doc website. (I tried to post this with a link, but it would not go through.)

Stacy
Stacy

Yes. I sent my receipt in then did a chat with a rep. He was slow but said he approved my rebates.

RM
RM

Here’s the 12/13/18 Q&A e-mail from BBB Rebates Customer Service (edited for clarity) mentioned in the intro above:

(1) If I purchased several $50 third party gift cards during this offer, would I get a $10 BBB gift card as a rebate for each third party gift card purchased? In other words, if I, for example, bought two $50 third party gift cards, would I get a total of $20 in BBB gift cards as a rebate?

Answer: Yes, if you purchase several $50.00 third party Gift Cards you will get $10.00 Bed, Bad and Beyond Gift Card for each one.

(2) If the answer to question (1) is yes, is there a limit to the total amount in BBB gift cards I could receive as rebate?

Answer: No, there is not a limit for the total amount that you could receive as a rebate.

(3) If the answer to question (1) is yes, must each $50 third party gift card be purchased separately, or can one buy a $100 third party gift card, for example, and qualify for a total of $20 in BBB gift cards as a rebate?

Answer: You are able to purchase the Gift Cards in one receipt, however, the promotion is for $50.00 third party Gift Card not $100.00 third party Gift Card. If you purchase the Gift Cards under the same receipt you have to submit the information just once.

(4) Is there a limit on the total number of submissions?

Answer: No, there is not a limit with the submission.

RM
RM

The answer to question (3) seems to suggest that two $50 gift cards yield at $20 rebate, but one $100 gift card yields a $10 rebate, i.e., you have to buy separate $50 gift cards to get separate $10 rebates. This would make it much less attractive to buy open loop cards as part of this promotion.

I have sent a follow-up e-mail to Customer Service to figure out whether this is in fact what they meant. However, the wording of the Rebate Form (i.e., that you get a $10 rebate for “$50 *or more* of any Third Party Gift Cards”) seems consistent with this interpretation.

Skor
Skor

Thanks for this information! Great job at making the questions clear to the CS

Crys
Crys

Just checking to see if you received a response regarding the > $50 rebate option. Thank you again

RM
RM

Not yet. Turnaround on responses seems to be about 3-5 business days, so I would not expect one until December 18 at the earliest.

RM
RM

I have received an answer from Customer Service (again edited for clarity due to poor English): “A purchase of $50.00 to $99.99 will provide a $10.00 Gift Card. A purchase of $500.00 to $550.00 [sic., $549.99?] provides a $100.00 Gift Card, and so forth.”

Mawn
Mawn

Thanks for the update. So it’s same like last year

Gerald
Gerald

RM, how did you contact CS? I’d like to ask them if 2x$25 is eligible for the rebate.

RM
RM

The contact e-mail is bedbathandbeyondrebates@parago.com.

Crys
Crys

Thank you so very much for posting and sharing. Sincerely appreciate it.

Gerald
Gerald

The only worthwhile gift cards at the two BB&B’s I checked were $25 eBay cards. I wonder if two of those would qualify for the rebate.

Dan
Dan

Odd. The signs in the store for the ‘buy 50 in gift cards’ rebate state ‘limit one rebate per household’.

MoreSun
MoreSun

Does that mean one rebate per address?

RM
RM

During the rebate in late November, the in-store sign also said one per household, even though the rebate form said two per household. Most people got two rebates (although mine got screwed up). https://www.doctorofcredit.com/purchase-200-mastercard-giftcard-at-bed-bath-beyond-get-25-bed-bath-beyond-giftcard-rebate-limit-of-2-starts-11-23/

Additionally, if you read the e-mail exchange posted above (12/13/18), Customer Service specifically told me that there is no limit this time around.

Dan
Dan

Not sure I’d expect them to honor anything beyond the signage in the store regardless of the comments from phone CS. I couldn’t even get store or phone CS to explain which fields on the receipt go in the online rebate form.

Mipshurt
Mipshurt

Stacks well with the 30% off WF Go Far Rewards

Pag
Pag

was gonna say the same!

FreeIsGood
FreeIsGood

Can get up to 65% off (for flights onltly at 30%*1.5 + 20%) for $150 for certain WF credit cards. Let’s see what BBB has in stock Monday.

Might have to start cashing in at 1x aka 30% for cash though! Have way too many travel credits.

Nickod777
Nickod777

Lucky duck. I only get 15%…. It’s probably because I went to 6 stores and received full credit on the 50% rewards a few months back.

Craig
Craig

Novice question here. Can you use Bed Bath and Beyond gift cards to purchase other retailer gift cards (e.g., Walmart gift cards) at Bed Bath and Beyond?

RM
RM

I don’t think it’s hard coded, but many cashiers will not allow it. However, keep in mind that some BBB stores have groceries, and you can also use BBB cards at Harmon to buy shampoo, toothpaste etc. So BBB gift cards are easy to spend organically. (And BBB and Harmon will price match Walmart.)

Joe
Joe

Please have $50 amazon GCs in stock 🙏🙏 will max out my WF 15% offer.

Does anyone know if BBB codes as “department store” for chase freedom?

Judy
Judy

It does not. They have a pretty extensive list, and BBB is not on it.

Nickod777
Nickod777

BBB is some kind of Miscellaneous store or something. So no credit cards code specifically for it besides the BBB credit card (which is a dumb card imo)

T
T

Ebates has 4% back instore, so make sure to stack with that too!!!!

djdon
djdon

Not valid on GC purchases. YMMV.

Joe
Joe

YMMV indeed.

Robert m
Robert m

Gift cards is one oof the exceptions though

RM
RM

I have always had Ebates track on gift card purchases at BBB.

I wonder if one can register a Happy Card (which is technically a Visa) with Ebates, and double-dip that way.

-G-
-G-

FWIW Ebates has always tracked on GCs for me in the past as well.

Yesterday when I made my purchase using my Propel I got the usual Ebates push notification so with a little luck that hasn’t been “fixed”. 😉

The $10 rebate was a pleasant surprise, and now that I see it works multiple times I might have done even better than I thought, since I bought two $50 eBay GCs.

I submitted the rebate electronically and it didn’t ask for a quantity (just the receipt serial number info) so it will be interesting to see how it turns out.

-G-
-G-

Following up… I *did* get $4 from Ebates for my $100 GC purchase at BB&B; the WF Propel Earn More Mall bonus posted successfully as well. 🙂

Kelly
Kelly

I linked the happy card to my ebates account and received confirmation after purchase that I would receive cashback from ebates. Lots of stacking with this deal!

Nickod777
Nickod777

YMMV… Gift cards are an exception indeed. There are certain store brands that haven’t caught up to sending all of the purchase information (level 3) to cashback things like ebates.

I don’t think the Bed BB and some related stores care that much. They already give cashback on giftcards occasionally on the Iconsumer platform.

I remember reading about some time where people had accounts frozen because it was either staples or OD/OM that noticed they were giving away excessive amounts of money in cashback because not all the info was being sent properly to Ebates. Whichever store it was, has since fixed the data transmission, so that Ebates doesn’t reward cb on giftcards.

Joe
Joe

Interesting.

Francesco
Francesco

DP: I got in-store cashback on ebates for a Happy GC purchase at OD/OM on 11/24.

Robert m
Robert m

Anyone know if they carry best buy giftcards

RM
RM

Stock varies widely by region, but I have not seen Best Buy at any of the ones in my area.

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