WESTBURY, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: A general view of a Bed Bath & Beyond store on September 15, 2022 in Westbury New York, United States. Many families along with businesses are suffering the effects of inflation as the economy is dictating a change in spending habits. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

If you have a drawer or a glove box full of unused Bed Bath & Beyond coupons, keep reading. I’s also assuming that they are still in that ‘safe spot’ probably still there despite the company announcing that it’s closing its brick and mortar locations?

Bed Bath & Beyond filed for bankruptcy protection last weekend after unsuccessful attempts to revive the brand. As of this past Wednesday (April 26), the big box store began its liquidation sale. Unfortunately, the company also announced that they will not be accepting the iconic big blue coupons at check out during the clearance sale. They will continue to accept gift cards through May 8th.

Step in savvy competitors. A handful of nationwide companies saw an opportunity and pounced. They were noticing the attention grabbing headlines that Bed Bath & Beyond was making around the cease-coupon announcement and they fired up a marketing campaign of their own.

Whether you know it or not, most stores will accept competitors coupons or match competitors prices. Of course this does not apply in extreme situations, like going out of business sales. But with the genius marketing that Bed Bath & Beyond established, these other stores are crazy not to ride the coattails.

The origin of the big blue coupon dates back to 1971, when the company, know at that time as Bed ‘n Bath, would sporadically put $5 off offers in the local news paper. In the late 90’s, a new executive brought the idea of mailing the coupons directly to consumers. Eventually, at their height, Bed Bath & Beyond was delivering a billion pieces of mail a year.

Now that you suddenly have a new appreciation for the big blue junk mail, consider giving them more life! Scroll down to see the stores who are trying to win over the Bed Bath & Beyond faithful! The end dates vary from story to store, as do the offers, so we highlighted the fine print just for you.


  • Big Lots - May 7th

    All 1,425 Big Lots stores will be accepting the coupons until May 7, 2023. Any shopper presenting any Bed Bath & Beyond coupon will receive 20% off their entire purchase of $50 or more.

  • The Container Store - May 31st

    The Container Store will offer a 20% discount off any single item through May 31, 2023, for customers who bring a competitor’s blue coupon to any store location

  • Boscov's

    Boscov’s will accept coupons through May 31, 2023. Customers can bring their mailed Bed Bath & Beyond coupons to any Boscov’s store and exchange it for a $10 off any one purchase of $50 or more throughout the store.

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