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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL View Post
    My Joann's in Texas won't give end of bolt reduced prices. If it is on the bolt you pay full price. If 1/8 or 1/16 of a yard is left, they will cut it off and leave it on the bolt for someone else to put with the remnants. No bargains there and no extra inches in their cuts to make sure you get a straight edge. I try never to buy there.
    That is how my Jo'anns is ... they used to offer a end of bolt .. but not for years. If its anything more that what you asked for they cut it off. .. throw it a pile .. some make it to remmnants. They used to offer a discount if there wa a flaw in the fabric as well... not any more they cut that portion up into little pieces and toss into the trash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    I buy lots of end of the bolts fabrics at JoAnnes and have never gotten a special price or a discount for buying it. I didn't know there could be a special price for buying them. My Daughter was charged full price for remnants that she bought, after checking her receipt she went back in and told them. They gave her back the money she should have saved. We really have to watch the ones we go to, two and our area.
    I have been overcharged so many times at our JoAnn's that I check everything on the receipt before I leave the cashier's line. It irritates the cashier and the peope waiting in line. I'm sorry, but I live a considerable distance from the store and gas is too expensive to make an extra trip.

    You who have good, well-managed JoAnn stores are lucky.

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    That was a very nice store.

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    i live in daytona beach fl. the people who work ther e are the best so help ful i lov that store cant find help at walmart suzieQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG View Post
    We've got much better service since the move to the bigger store.
    Hmm...you wouldn't be somewhere around Lafayette would you? I was in the Lafayette store today, bought what was left on a bolt, but since the fabric was on sale I still got a discount. And I had a coupon for an additional $5 off my purchase!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    That is how my Jo'anns is ... they used to offer a end of bolt .. but not for years. If its anything more that what you asked for they cut it off. .. throw it a pile .. some make it to remmnants. They used to offer a discount if there wa a flaw in the fabric as well... not any more they cut that portion up into little pieces and toss into the trash.
    That is why this JoAnn's is so super. She didn't have to tell me all that. I knew about the end of the bolt, but I didn't know about divvying it up so that I ended up with more fabric, less to pay and they emptied out some of their stock - and everybody was happy! So now I know and will try it at Hancock's someday. I seem to remember that they don't do the 50% off on less than a yard on the bolt.

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    Edie, It's so nice to hear a positive post about Jo-Ann's. I'm glad you had a good experience.
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    My wal mart usually has knowledgeable people, and decent quality fabric, but -- no end of bolt discounts. I have asked. They'll say do you want it all? And when I ask if it would be discounted, it is a firm NO. I won't take it then. They sell it as a remnant, at only twenty percent off.

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    That really stinks, damaquilts! I live in Emporia, but there are 3 Jo-Ann's stores within 1 1/2 hours I can visit. They are usually very nice, though I do not usually make it to the End of the Bolt sales. I have a Teacher Discount Card. I sure wish I could use that in conjunction with other coupons. With education budgets cut, teachers have to purchase a lot of their own supplies and extras for underprivileged students. That doesn't leave a lot of extra $$ for fabric and other quilting supplies.
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    That's sad, mme3924 ! We have 2 Jo-Ann's, Hancock, Hobby Lobby, 2 A.C. Moore stores, a Quilting Adventures store, and at least 2 Wal-Marts that sell fabrics in Richmond, VA. Halfway to Emporia, VA, there is another Jo-Ann's and a Wal-Mart with fabric, and in South Hill, VA, there is a Wal-Mart with fabric, 45 mins away. It IS hard to find cutters at Wal-Mart, but I have not been treated rudely at all by anyone in all the stores mentioned. I just wish the Emporia Wal-Mart would bring its fabric back!
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    What a great upper! Love hearing positive experiences. Have a great winter.

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    I didn't know about the end of bolt discount either. Not to long ago I picked up a piece and ask for a yard. There was one inch over the yard and she charged me full price for the one inch. My friend said I should have told her to cut the one inch off. I will no the next time. I could have lived without it. I have a feeling store managers may be making the difference in policy at the different stores. I am also finding the people they are hiring are not knowledgeable about fabric.

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    Teacher Discount Card

    I have a Teacher Discount Card. I sure wish I could use that in conjunction with other coupons.

    You CAN use it with sale prices, though.....I wait until batting/fabric/thread/whatever is 50% off then get another 15% off on top of that...

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    I don't even know where a JoAnn's store is around me. Maybe 250 miles away. So, consider yourselves all lucky.
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    Years ago I was told that 2 wraps around the cardboard the fabric is on equals 1 Yard so if you count the wraps you'll know how much is on the bolt and can figure out (in the ball park) what to ask for so there'll be some left for the 50% off the end of the bolt. Also, I think there is a discount at Joann's for the over 60 year old group...I just heard about this yesterday and I think I was told Wed. is the 60 and over discount. Happy Quilting.
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    This is good to know. There are 3 JoAnns within reasonable distance from me in different directions, one on the way home from the hospital where we go all too often. That store was destroyed in Hurricane Irene last year, so it's all new with a totally different layout than before. Confusing, but bright and new. They gave me a 20% off card when I showed my AQS card that came with my magazine subscription/membership. When I used it, the discount went on everything I bought, even sale stuff. Will have to remember that end of bolt thing next time.
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    Forgot to mention that I noticed an ad for JoAnn's with a link to 50% off coupon at the bottom of this thread. They really notice what we are discussing! Scroll down and see if it's there for you.
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    Both the JoAnns near me have always been willing to steeply discount the end of the bolt. When I want to get the end of bolt, I estimate how much is left on the bolt, figuring that the cardboard is ~9 inches wide (or 1/4 yard). I count how many layers (on both sides of the cardboard) and divide by 4 to get the approximate yardage. When I get to the cutting table, I ask for whatever amount would leave just under a yard on the bolt and then "graciously" offer to buy the rest if I can have it for end of bolt price. If I can do it with red tag fabric when it's 50% off, I feel like they practically paid me to take it home...

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    I live 2 hours away from the Cities but I did go to that JoAnns once when I was in the Cities and it is one of the nicest JoAnn's I ahve ever been in. If you are ever in Mankato, go to theit JoAnn's. It is my favorite JoAnn's store and I do go to Mankato shopping sometimes (even though it is also 2 hrs, away), so I do get to that JoAnn's often.

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    Glad you have a "good" Joannes where you live. Some of the ones around here give only one end-of-bolt discount per shopping trip. They also come close to short changing on the yard cuts.
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    The gals at my Jo-ann's are pretty good about giving the end of bold discounts but yours sound so great maybe I should drive the 100 miles to give them a try.

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    I would have to be visual enough to know there was less than a yard left on the bolt. Or, I guess I could un-roll it and look. Isn't that funny? I just thought of that. [email protected]

    mary quilting;5509201]ask for 2 yards and get the 7/8 at 50 off end of bolt has to be less than a yard[/QUOTE]
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    I have it by very good authority that Joanns HAS NOT CHANGED THEIR REMNANT POLICY. This information comes from a Store Manager, who has checked with corporate. So if you are shopping at a Joanns, and there is less than a yard remaining on the bolt, it should be sold to you at a 50% discount as is store policy. If the clerk will not then call for the M.O.D. (Manager on Duty) and request that they comply with corporate policy....We need to stand up for ourselves and expect/request/demand that all employees comply with corporate policy. I will now get down off my soapbox and go back to my sewing room......Good luck everyone
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    Our JoAnn's left Worthington when Walmart came. However, I do have 3 gift cards I need to use and hopefully will get to my daughter's in Shakopee soon, and she can get me where I need to go!
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    I think it is JoAnn's national policy to give you a discount card if you are a member of a quilting organization. I happened to have my AQS card that I got when I "joined" AQS to get the magazine. They gave me a VIP card that gives me an extra 10% off the entire order when I shop there. Main thing to me, whether it's coupons, or cards or whatever, is: Never, never, never, never pay full price!!
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