Saturday, August 30, 2008

Did You Know?

So yesterday I ran up to Joann's for a quick purchase and as I am handing the cashier my coupon, I over hear the conversation of the customer and cashier next to me. That customer asks that each of her items be purchased separately because she has multiple coupons. Now I know that they will do this but don't you think it's rather dumb that they make you finish one transaction in order to use a second (same) coupon? I mean, if they are going to let you use the second (same) coupon, why not just let you use the sucker right then and there? But that's not the point of this quick post. My point is that this customer said something about using her Michael's and AC Moore coupons. Remember, I was standing in Joann's. I whipped my head around so fast it almost fell off to ask if they always take competitor's coupons and they were all full of of course's and yes's. I'm like, since when? I am at Joann's all the time! I get the Michael's and AC Moore coupons in the paper every single Sunday and toss them because I rarely shop at Michael's and almost never at AC Moore. (Oh- have I ever told you my beef with AC Moore? Well they sell the MOST OBNOXIOUS smelling candles and potpourri baggie thingies and display them at the front of the store. The scent is so noxious that I hold my breath when walking into Marshall's that is TWO DOORS DOWN from AC Moore. It is that strong and make me nauseous.) My point is that I feel jipped. I feel like the kid who thought she was cool but it turns out I am so not cool. The cool coupon-informed kids were making fun of me behind my back. I just cannot believe I have gone year after year not having a clue that those other two 40% off coupons would work at my regular hot spot!

So just in case I am not the only uncool kid on the playground, let me spread the word. Joann's apparently gladly accepts coupons from both Michael's and AC Moore. Fancy that!

And this pie has nothing at all to do with he post but I don't like to have too many posts without pictures. They make reading more fun. I took it at a craft show about this time last year and thought it was appropriate for the weekend. Cheers!


18 comments:

Ang said...

I, too, was out of the loop on that one! Thanks for sharing that valuable information!!

cancersucks said...

You can also use the Michael's coupon at AC Moore and vice versa...I hate the smell of the ACM candles, too. Thanks for the tip!

preppymama said...

Thank you because I did not know that! I knew Michaels took AC Moore, but this is great news!!

suburban prep said...

The Joann's by me will accept as many coupons as you might have even if it isn't theirs in a single transaction. I found out about the use of other store coupons when I saw a woman use 1 Joanns coupon and 5 Michaels coupons just around Christmas last year.

Lisa said...

Well huh - good to know! Thanks for sharing!

preppy little dress said...

love the pie, it looks delicious!

Buford Betty said...

Yeah a lot of stores do but they don't really advertise it - never hurts to ask. I know Wally World accepts all competitor coupons AND they'll even give you an instant rebate for any mail-in rebates other stores advertise. A lot of groceries will do the same too... like I sometimes will get $5 off coupons for Kroger and Publix honors those, etc.

Oh and speaking of JoAnn's - I got a couple of their reusable bags when I was in there this week. Only $1 and they're HUGE! Not like super cute or anything, but good bags.

adozeneggs said...

FYI, Bed Bath and Beyond will take Linen's & Things coupons, and they will take more than one coupon per transaction. The BB & B coupons say on them that they are good for 15% on one item, per transaction. Apparently, the rules on the coupons don't apply.

Mary K said...

I think most retailers are so desperate for dollars that they will do anything to be competitive. I do wish we had more craft stores in the Northwest. I miss Garden Ridge (Texas store)!

Gracie Beth said...

Bed Bath and Beyond and Linens and Things honor each others coupons. I only know this, because I always accidentally take the wrong coupons to the wrong stores. That pie is too cute!

love, alanna said...

oh what a good tip!! Did you know that there are some fabulous scrapbook tools at Wal-Mart? Even those Autumn Leaves clear stamps that are normally ~$12 are only $8 and some change!

Pink Lemonade and Peonies said...

What a yummy looking pie.

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Belle said...

AMEN on the AC Moore candle thing...they're TERRIBLE!

tulipmom said...

T. absolutely LOVES craft stores but literally cannot set food in AC Moore because of those awful candles.

And I knew you could multiple coupons at the home/bedding stores but didn't realize that worked at craft stores, too.

GrannySmithGreen said...

Oh, gee! I didn't know that either! Thanks for spreading the word. I'd rather make one stop anyway!

Lauren said...

I need to pass this along to my mom. Thanks for sharing!

Preppy Lizard said...

I had no clue Joanns accepted Michael's coupons...thanks for letting us in on this little secret. And that pie is the cutest thing ever!

Muffy said...

That's good to know!!!

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