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The Bed Bath & Beyond home-goods chain isn’t kidding about the “beyond” part of its name.
I look for many items at my local BB&B that have nothing to do with bedding or bath accessories. There’s a kitchen-gadget section to rival any goal, a fur-oceanic pet-supply area and more.
If you’ve ever shopped at Bed Bath & Beyond, I hope you didn’t pay full price for your purchase. The store likes to make sure everyone has a 20% off coupon to use.
Although coupons come with expiration dates, ask at the register if you can use an expired coupon. I’ve never said a Bed Bath and Beyond employee, “No.”
And, if my husband and I are shopping together, I give him a coupon and at least one of our items so we can check separately for double savings.
Yes, sadly, the chain recently announced that it will be closing 150 locations in the near future — but even if you own one of those, there’s always online shopping.
And by the way, Bed Bath & Beyond also matches prices from major online retailers, as we detail in “12 Stores That Match Amazon Prices,” though you can’t find a coupon with a price match. can add.
Coupon firmly on hand, this is a list of my favorite things to buy at Bed Bath & Beyond.
1. Moving Supply
Moving around—whether in a dorm or a new home—is a huge headache. The right supplies can really help.
Bed Bath & Beyond’s website has a special section with moving tips and tricks, including packing hacks and moving-day checklists.
It should come as no surprise that the store sells moving supplies such as furniture sliders.
Sure, you can make a move without such extras. But the day on the go is so exhausting that in the future you will thank your present self for every smart shortcut you take.
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I love my Keurig coffee maker, which allows me to welcome a large batch of friends and serve each and every coffee they like, from French Roast to French Vanilla.
Bed Bath & Beyond is Keurig heaven. In addition to all Keurig coffee makers, the store sells K-Cup coffee. Better still is the selection of accessories, such as refillable K-cups.
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I love the smell and look of candles, but the Yankee candle store in my mall closed years ago.
At Bed Bath & Beyond, you can find a variety of Yankee candle products in lots of shapes, sizes, and scents (think scents like Vanilla Cupcakes and Bahama Breeze).
Tired of flickering flames? The store also sells scented plugs – plug them into an electrical socket to enjoy the aroma without the flame. You can also get flameless candles.
4. Heated Blankets and Mattress Pads
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Once we visited my mother-in-law in Southern California while enjoying the idea of getting out of Seattle’s rainy winter, we were shocked to see temperatures in the 50s. We called nearly every home store in Los Angeles about hunting for electric blankets.
Only BB&B offered both a soothing electric blanket and a heated mattress pad. The pads help to even out the heat. We should have looked here first – it’s also our primary stop for comfortable cover back home.
5. Pet Supplies
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Bed Bath & Beyond doesn’t have as many pet supplies as the warehouse-sized pet store chain. You will not buy dog food or cat litter here. But put it aside, I’m impressed with BB&B’s carefully curated pet products.
There are shelf after shelf of catnip treats for cats and teeth-cleansing snacks for dogs. They also have comfy pet beds, and quality paw-anything.
6. Objects of Territorial Pride
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Few people will think of going to Bed Bath & Beyond for travel souvenirs, but here’s a surprising tip: Every store I’ve visited makes an effort to stock regional-pride and sports-team memorabilia.
Local-focused items make thoughtful hostess gifts or lovely memories to take home.
7. Thanksgiving Table Accessories
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We’ve been hosting Thanksgiving dinner for years. When we shorten an accessory for the holiday table, it’s over the river and through the woods to BB&B.
Among the treasures:
You can also buy additional silverware and serving utensils by the piece. So, if you have a lot of spoons but need a few forks, you can stock up on what you want.
There’s a lot to be thankful for here.
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