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Thread: Joann's v. Wal-Mart

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    At Wal-Mart few days ago I purchased some patriotic fabric for $4.97 per yard. Yesterday I was at Joann's to purchase batting. I looked through their patriotic fabric and noticed they had some of the same fabric I purchased at Wal-Mart with a price of $9.99 per yard. Of course it was on sale at 30% off. So that made it $6.99 per yard. Wow, what a difference! Now I'm thinking....Wal-Mart accepts competitors coupons. I could've used my 40% off coupon at Wal-Mart and purchased my fabric for $2.99 per yard. I've never thought of using my Joann's coupon at Wal-Mart but will definitely keep it in mind.

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    i didn't realize walmart accepted competitors coupons or rather i guess i never thought it would work for fabric. i wonder if you would have to have proof it is the same identical fabric? let us know how this works out for you. not a whole lot of walmarts in our area carry fabric by the bolt anymore :(

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    Hmmmm I will have to keep this in mind :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragqueen03
    i didn't realize walmart accepted competitors coupons or rather i guess i never thought it would work for fabric. i wonder if you would have to have proof it is the same identical fabric? let us know how this works out for you. not a whole lot of walmarts in our area carry fabric by the bolt anymore :(
    I didn't either, good to know. Walmart is much closer to me and at the $ of gas...

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    Our Wal-mart will not take % off coupons. They only take ones that have an exact price on them. For example, Green Giant veggies 2 for $1.

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    Walmart does not accept % off coupons, or honor buy one, get one free offers. Your coupon has to state the amount it will reduce for have a set price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdiane318
    Walmart does not accept % off coupons, or honor buy one, get one free offers. Your coupon has to state the amount it will reduce for have a set price.
    This is true. You also have to have ad in hand. In the case of fabric, I don't think they will go by just a picture. Too many differen't makers.

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    WalMart will march prices - if JoAnn's had advertised their fabric for $3.99 a yard, Walmart would have matched that price. It's in their ad on TV now.

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    Well, it's great you have a choice. I don't have a single place in all of Selma to buy fabric. I have to drive at least 45 min. one way to get to a Hobby Lobby and over an hour to get to a Joann's. Do a lot of shopping online.

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    Here's a goofy question, but did the fabric feel and smell the same? I've seen fabric at Walmart with the same prints as some from JoAnne's, but when I look closely I can see a difference--larger weave I think. It definitely feels different and this will sound weird, but when I iron the Walmart fabric, it smells different--not like that nice cottony smell like better fabrics?
    Although recently I did see some fat quarter packs on sale at JoAnne's that looked AND felt just like Walmart's fabric--If I could've ironed them at the store, I bet they'd smell different too. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juphvi
    Here's a goofy question, but did the fabric feel and smell the same? I've seen fabric at Walmart with the same prints as some from JoAnne's, but when I look closely I can see a difference--larger weave I think. It definitely feels different and this will sound weird, but when I iron the Walmart fabric, it smells different--not like that nice cottony smell like better fabrics?
    Although recently I did see some fat quarter packs on sale at JoAnne's that looked AND felt just like Walmart's fabric--If I could've ironed them at the store, I bet they'd smell different too. ;-)
    Exact same fabric.

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    Wow--other than the cheap fat quarters, I haven't seen any Walmart like fabric at the JoAnne near me yet, but who know's what's coming. Although, the Walmart near me quit selling fabric, which even though it's not my first choice, it's a great back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragqueen03
    i didn't realize walmart accepted competitors coupons or rather i guess i never thought it would work for fabric. i wonder if you would have to have proof it is the same identical fabric? let us know how this works out for you. not a whole lot of walmarts in our area carry fabric by the bolt anymore :(
    If you have any coupon, or bring a sales paper with the samr item they (WaiMart) will beat it.. DW was a CSM.

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    I've always felt that Walmart material was not as good as JoAnn's - thin, smells funny, etc. And, I also noticed that some of JoAnn's fat quarters are getting to be more like Walmarts material. It's been a while since I've looked at Walmarts material though. I could be wrong.

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