Toys R Us - Rewards "R" Us Blackout Period
Rewards "R" Us Cards
Since my wife and I are expecting in March, we decided to do a baby registry at Toy's R Us. When we signed up, they informed us about the Rewards Card for Toy's R Us/Babies R Us. They said that any purchase we made using our card and that any item purchased that was on our registry would earn us points. For every $150 spent, we would get a $5 gift card in return. It sounded like a good deal, so we signed up (for free).
This past weekend was my wife's baby shower. Many of the items on the registry were purchased (and we also purchased quite a few bigger items in case the baby came early, so that we would be prepared somewhat). When we got home, we decided to look at our Rewards points online. When we looked at it, we saw that we had much fewer points than we expected.
After doing a little more research, we came to find out that any purchase made between December 25th and January 31st don't count towards the rewards. So since we are having a child in March and the shower was in early February, we won't be getting much of the rewards that we anticipated.
I wish this information was told to us when we signed up, but I'm hoping that me relaying this information will help people in the future. I do plan to call up Toy's R Us to see if we are able to return the products (at least the ones with gift receipts) and then re-purchase them (so that we can get the rewards points).