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Thread: Beware at Joann's

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    Well, I took your advice and used my 60% coupon to buy the warm and natural batting and what a savings BUT... When I was at the register, I gave the clerk two coupons, my 60% and another 40%. I was purchasing 20 yards of batting and a small template. She rang up the purchase and it came to $187. Now I had done a little math in my head and figured the batting should be somewhere around 120 and the template about 9 so 187 wasn't right. I questioned her and she looked and found that the computer took the 40% off the batting and the 60 off the template. Needless to say, be careful. But the good news is that she rang it up again seperately and I SAVED $167 on $279 worth of batting. Now for where to store it!

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    That happens very often with them. (especially since they have been bought out) I have learned to ring my biggest coupon on a separate single sale, then do the rest of my stuff.

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    Good advice! Thanks!

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    Thanks!

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    I hate Joann's. They play to many games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter41
    I hate Joann's. They play to many games.
    :thumbdown: I agree.

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    I am not fond of JoAnn's either, but it is either there or Hobby Lobby for fabric here in Phoenix. At least something I can afford. I truly hoping to see some movement at WM that they are bringing back fabric.

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    I am now only dealing with QS. Maybe I don't get as much, but the quality is there. Joann & Wally World quality stinks. Not worth my time.

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    Schaffers, store it at my house, I promise to save you some..

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    What works for me at Jo Ann's is to give the cashier the coupon and item together so he/she knows which item gets the 60% and which one gets the 40%. You'd think the cash register would automatically take the 60% off the most expensive item, but it doesn't always work that way.

    I haven't shopped at Jo Ann's in quite a while. My boss's wife is a fan of Hobby Lobby so he gives me Hobby Lobby gift cards for special occasions. Unfortunately, I haven't found a lot of fabric that I like at Hobby Lobby so I use the gift cards for batting, notions, etc. Not as much fun as shopping for fabric, but I'm not going to complain about a gift!

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    What a great deal - Glad they got it straightened out in the end.

    If you have closet available, put the rod through the batting center and hang it. That way you can roll out what you need, when you need it.

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    I really don't go to Joanns that much any more just because of gas prices. I try and keep buying local like walmart and started to buy from the LQS. I have so much fabric right now I am not going to buy if I don't have to.

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    My local JoAnn's store doesn't seem to be able to count change even though the computer does it for them. I have had them to try and keep my change for a $20..."I though you gave me a $5". The manager accused me of saying I had given the larger bill. I try not to shop there very much these days.
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    Thanks for the warning. Joann's new store here is a great improvement over what it was. Still too much "stuff" and not enough quilting fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by quilter41
    I hate Joann's. They play to many games.
    :thumbdown: I agree.
    I THIRD THAT.

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    I had a similiar problem. Took the last of a bold (6+yards) of bridal satin. For some reason the clerk put the ticket in as 6 yds, then a second entry of the 7/8 yards. So my 40% off coupon only rang on the 6yds not the full bolt. I didn't realize until a week later when I turned the receipt in to my school (I'm making stoles for graduation). NO idea why the clerk put one piece of fabric in as two entries. I'll be VERY careful next time!
    When will they get their act together!?????

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    I have always been very happy with our Joanns store. The clerks always double check the receipt before I pay to make sure the coupons worked on the most expensive items. They have always gone out of their way to please their customers (at least they do that for me)!

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