Go Shopping and Get Rewarded!

We have been adding to our BG team lately.  Last week you met Kate and this week we want to introduce Jennifer. She is the newest gal on the BG block and we think she’s pretty fabulous!  Say hello to Jennifer (yes, really say hello in a comment!), make her feel at home here at Baby Gizmo and read her Rewards Shopping article!

Jennifer WaltersJennifer Marino Walters is a freelance writer and editor whose work has appeared in All You, Fit Pregnancy, Parenting, and several other magazines and websites. She’s the mom of adorable twin boys and the wife of a U.S. Army major. Though she and her family live in the mountains and will soon move to the beach, Jennifer—a New York City native—is a city girl at heart. She writes about her adventures raising twins while navigating the military lifestyle on her blog, www.doubledutytwins.com

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You already buy a ton of clothes, toys, books, and gear for your little ones. Why not get some freebies or cash back for your purchases? Here are some companies and retailers with free rewards programs. Sign up today!


Babies R Us/Toys R Us: The chain’s Rewards R Us program gives you two points for every dollar you spend. Once you reach 500 points, you get a $5 rewards certificate.

Expecting? Link your Rewards R Us number to your Babies R Us registry— you’ll earn points for all purchases made from your registry.

Babies R Us and Toys R Us also offer the V.I.B. (Very Important Baby) card, which you can use to buy diapers, wipes, formula, and baby food. Whenever you load money onto the card, the store adds an additional 10%.

To join Rewards “R” Us and to learn more about both programs, go to rewardsrus.toysrus.com.

Barnes & Noble : The bookseller’s Kids’ Club gives you a $5 reward for every $100 you spend on kids’ stuff. You’ll also get 30 percent off any children’s book or toy when you join, and your child will receive a free cupcake from the store’s café on each birthday. Sign up at kids.barnesandnoble.com/kidsclub.

BRITAX: With BRITAX Registry Rewards, you could receive a free BRITAX Boulevard 70-G3 convertible car seat—and you don’t necessarily need to spend money! All you have to do is buy, or receive as a gift, one BRITAX or BOB product from each of five categories—a stroller, a car seat, a baby carrier, a large accessory, and a small accessory. Then, cut out the UPC codes from the packages, complete a redemption form, and mail it to BRITAX. To participate, visit britaxusa.com/registryrewards.

The Children’s Place — With MyPLACE Rewards, you earn five points for every $1 you spend. (Once you spend $250, you get six points for every $1.) You’ll then earn a $5 reward for every 1,000 points you amass. You can save up to 4,000 points at a time to get a $20 rewards certificate. Register at childrensplace.com/myplacerewards.

Disney Movie Rewards — With this program, you earn points for buying Disney Blu-rays, DVDs, and CDs, and for seeing Disney movies in the theater. You can save up the points and redeem them for rewards such as Disney memorabilia, electronics, gift cards, and even Disney vacations. Go to disneymovierewards.go.com to learn more.

Gymboree — Gymboree Rewards gives you one point for every $1 you spend. Reach 250 points and you’ll receive a $5 rewards certificate. The program offers members-only discounts and gives members early access to events and promotions. New members also get a free class at Gymboree Play & Music, plus $20 off enrollment. Go to gymboree.com/rewards to sign up.

Huggies — The Huggies Enjoy the Ride program rewards you for buying Huggies diapers, wipes, and training pants. Just enter the codes from the packages online to earn points that you can later redeem for toys, magazine subscriptions, and more. Sign up at huggies.com/en-US/rewards.

Pampers — Pampers Gifts to Grow offers free stuff for buying Pampers products. Each package of diapers, training pants, and wipes has a code on it for you to enter online. (The company also often posts codes for free points on Facebook and Twitter.) You can then redeem the points for gift cards, toys, coupons for free diapers, and more. Go to en.giftstogrow.pampers.com to get started.

Stride Rite —Stride Rite Rewards gives you a $10 reward for every $75 you spend, as well as free shipping on orders of $35 or more at striderite.com. Other perks include members-only offers, fit reminders sent via email, and a welcome kit with over $100 in savings from various companies. Visit striderite.com/rewards to learn more and enroll.

Did we miss any of your favorite rewards programs? Leave a comment and let us know.