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Thread: Does your LQS have a "frequent shopper program"?

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    How does it work?

    Do you participate in it?

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    ours gives you 10% for the year that you spend in your birthday month.

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    Most of my LQS's have punch cards with $10 off or 10% off after $150 spent

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    The one I use has a punch card and when filled you can use it for $20 of free stuff. It also will honor the JoAnn coupon on Tuesdays. Works out pretty good.

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    the LQS has a $25 cert for every $250 spent on non-sale items.

    and this online shop has a frequent buyer program that i use

    http://www.ericas.com/quilting/

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    Ours has a punch card when filled 20% off. Also 20% off during your birthday week (must be on their mailing list).

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    Our quilt shop send out coupons every month in their newsltr.

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    I have two LQS both about the same distance from my house. Niether has a frequent shopping program. And neither ever has a sale of any kind.
    One of them the prices are up to 12.75 for most batiks and the Kaufman fabrics.
    I do find it a bit of a "stone in my shoe" that after the years of patronage there is never any ... customer appreciation in the form a sale or program.... or even random act of appreciation. I have spent big $$$. So as much as I would like to support my LQS ... I have taken to the internet for a significant amount of purchases.
    I am sure one of these days the owner(s) will see me in the store and comment "gee , its been awhile" . At which point I will tell them .. after all the years of purchases .... why do I still just feel like only a wallet when I walk -in.

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    I have one that does the punch card thing and another that gives a discount in your birthday month and sends out email coupons every so often.

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    Lori, don't they even have a clearance section?

    I would think that every store, everywhere, has to have a clearance section. Otherwise, it would mean that their buyer always made PERFECT decisions! Gee, but that would be hard to do...

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    A punch card worth $10 when $150 worth of spaces are filled. Less than 7%, but it's a nice gesture. Of course, I participate.

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    Mine gives you points for every dollar you spend, once you reach a certain point, you get a gift certificate, just got one for 25 dollars a couple months ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    Lori, don't they even have a clearance section?

    I would think that every store, everywhere, has to have a clearance section. Otherwise, it would mean that their buyer always made PERFECT decisions! Gee, but that would be hard to do...
    One has a very small section ( 10 -15 bolts for 25% off and they are particulary how shalll I say ... "Un- wanted" ) the other cuts them into fat quarters and sticks a "stinker" in into a bundle. The same has 2.5 strips they sell for .60.

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    At one store you purchase a card for $3.50 & each time you purchase over $5 of fabric you get your card punched & when it's full you get $25 worth of product.
    Unfortunately I also have 2 cards... for shops that have closed before I was able to fill the cards.
    We have a new little fabric shop in town....not strictly quilt fabrics, but a good selection & will take requests & if you sign up for their newsletter you get 10% off fabric purchases... just signed up last week, so looking forward to spending some more $$ in town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S
    I have two LQS both about the same distance from my house. Niether has a frequent shopping program. And neither ever has a sale of any kind.
    One of them the prices are up to 12.75 for most batiks and the Kaufman fabrics.
    I do find it a bit of a "stone in my shoe" that after the years of patronage there is never any ... customer appreciation in the form a sale or program.... or even random act of appreciation. I have spent big $$$. So as much as I would like to support my LQS ... I have taken to the internet for a significant amount of purchases.
    I am sure one of these days the owner(s) will see me in the store and comment "gee , its been awhile" . At which point I will tell them .. after all the years of purchases .... why do I still just feel like only a wallet when I walk -in.
    Be thankful for small mercies (sp???) we pay approx. $16.95/meter for our batiks.

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    My quilt shop has a punch card that's filled when $200 is spent. At that point you get a $20 store credit on your next purchase. I think 10% back is pretty generous.

    They have a clearance section with quite a few bolts of fabric that have gotten old. It used to be 30% off but I noticed the other day it was five something a yard now instead of being a percentage off the original price.

    Not often are there advertised sales but I've never been a good sale shopper anyways. I buy when I know what I need. I have a hard time buying just because something is less money at the moment. :)

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    ours gives a discount to members of the quilt guild

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    Both have pinch cards plus one does stuff on your birthday week. Gets dangerous!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    How does it work?

    Do you participate in it?
    Yes it does, and absolutely! For every $500.00 you spend, you get a gift certificate for $50.00. So, you get 10% back. I've gotten two so far and am halfway to my third. I love it!!

    The owners have a box of file cards with your name & info on it, and every purchase amount gets written on your card (sans sales tax).

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    The one very LQS to me does not have any reward program. They also charge $3-4 for a FQ, and their fabrics are easily 12-15$ a yard. Batiks are pushing $20, and they're all the same ones I can get online for about 8-10$ a yard.

    The one not so LQS to me does do a reward program, but you have to spend 250$ in a 3 month period to get 10% off your next purchase of 50$ or more.

    I don't participate in either.

    The one I do participate in in fabric.com's points.

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    Ours punches a card - one dollar for every dollar you spend. When you spend I think $200, you get $20 free. It must be regular priced merchandise to qualify for a punch.

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    Our LQS has a card they stamp each time you purchase at least $10 worth of non-sale merchandise. When the card is full you get 10%. A quilt store about 45 miles away just keeps up with your sales in their computer then after you spend $100 worth you get 10% off.

    mltquilt

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    One of ours has a punch card...I think you need to spend $250 and you get a $20 gift card!

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    There are three QS where I shop (note no Local!), and only one offers any type of bonus. I have a card that gets stamped according to how much fabric I buy. I can't say what I will get when it is full, as I haven't filled it yet!

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    Save your receipts and at $150 you get 1 free yard of any fabric

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