Where did you register?
So many different places have a gift registry these days. It seems like most offer some perks when registering with them.
I registered at Target and BabiesRUs for all of my pregnancies, even if I wasn't having a baby shower. Both offered discounts for anything that wasn't purchased from my registry by a certain date and that really help when I bought the items myself. Target gave ma a $20 gift card just for creating a registry and they had great coupons.
Where did you register for baby items during your pregnancy? And most important, did they give you the cool scanning gun to play with in the store ;) ?