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Thread: Went to Joanne's with my 60% off coupon today!!!

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    Just got back from Joann's . Got the 80% coupon and had a few 50% off and a $25 gift card that a friend gave me. Wasn't going to go but did because of the 80% .
    So ended up getting scissors with it. I looked all around the store and spotted a June Tailor cutting/ironing board Not a sale sign to be seen. Walked to all the places that have cutting boards and checked. No June Tailor listed on the sale signs so cool Or so I thought. Get to the check out. Guess what. Its on sale. I told that cashier that is just wrong. NO sign No listing in the ads. She said 1. We can only put up signs that Corporate sends us. 2. Maybe the for sale sign doesn't list everything that's on sale. It sure has room to list all things not covered I think they could like 2 more words) 3. You can ask any of us to check the price. (Say what?? I have to pick stuff up and carry to you all to check the price? ) That is not my job.
    I have gone through this before and I am done. Hobby Lobby is opening a store in the same area guess where I am shopping from now on. And the lady told me the last time I was in there that they would honor Joann coupons. So WHY would I go to Joanns any more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanjam62
    I buy for our prayer quilt group at church & some of the girls had donated their coupons to use for the quilts. I went to buy a bolt of batting and the flyer said it was the packaged batting on sale. I got there and it was on sale too. I had a 60% off. The clerk told me the sale goes off sat night & my coupon is good until Sunday so I am going back to get it. It will save an additional $88 by waiting until Sunday. We were also going to get a large cutting mat but they were also on sale & the girl didn't know when the sale on them ends. I didn't get one and will check Sunday & see if they are still on sale. My husband said you have never come home from joann's and felt good about it. It just seems like a bait and switch....but we need the batting and can't get any better deal..you just feel like they are playing mind games with you.
    It is their job to know when the sales goes off. I would have made her find out for me. I'm sorry but this is part of good customer service. Can you tell that I was (retired) a supervisor in an insurance companies service department. I would be very unhappy if one of my employees gave this answer.

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    I went to Joann's yesterday and used the 10% off one. Couldn't find anything not on sale that I really wanted or needed. Found fabric on sale for $1.99 and batting at 40% off, so with the additional 10% off, saved more than I spent. Its really hard not to find something not on sale!

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    Perhaps we should ALL write to JOANN corporate office and let them know we are tired of being dupped! I will not buy anything @ full price, so, like many of you, if I can't use a coupon - I walk out. HOWEVER, I ALWAYS look for customers with lots of stuff in their carts and offer them my coupons. Most people are very grateful-I always tell them that if they can't use my coupons (cause their purchase(s) are already on sale) pass the coupons back to the next person in line.. and sooooo on. The clerks aren't toooo happy about that but what the heck. Discounts aren't coming out of their checks and (so far) there is no RULE that says you can't share coupons, RIGHT! he he he he

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    I ususally don't even bother with the coupons as I almost never find what I want that is not on sale. It used to be they would give me the 50% off the regular price instead of insisting that I pay the "sale" price. They don't do that any longer - at least not here in Florida. I did like the 10% off my total order coupon and can use that one regardless of what I buy.

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    For all of you who have coupons that work both in store and online, you can use your coupons on sale items....it just reverts to the regular price and takes the discount off of the original price,.....assuming that the item is not on the exclusion list.
    Sometimes, even the exclusion list works. This week a friend of mine wanted the GO cutter....I tried my coupon on the package deal with all the templates and the GO for $581. It took it down to $290.....the Go by itself was on sale for $299...and she got all the great templates and mats.....Some of the templates were available with the 50% coupon too.
    D in TX

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    Oh Yeah...Been there too. I had a 70% off coupon and I drove 60 plus miles one way BECAUSE the sales clerk told me on the phone that rotary blades weren't included in the sale. So off I drive ( I should have known better) to get a good deal for once. Well, That wasn't the truth. I was very upset and I wasn't the only person either. I finally found an iron board cover that I could have lived without, but I got it 70%off . I think the coupons are a "false" come-on and really a "lie" to us.


















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    That's all I could find, too.

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    What is wrong with all of us? The 'sale' prices are just the old prices from last year! We really should boycott them! This is not right! When we go to our quilt shops we expect higher prices but at least they are not trying to fool us. I'm done with Joanns and will give my coupons to anyone who wants them. I probably won't be sent many more. If you don't go, they soon stop.

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    I think they put almost everything on sale when they have good coupons so you have a hard time getting something good, even if it is 10 or 20 percent you can't use it. I feel it is a way of getting us into the store. Just my opinion but I find this happens a lot.

    Judy in Michigan

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    are pigma pens on sale? going to check it out, i have a 60% off coupon to burn!

    if not, i am getting a bolt of the fusable i use for t-shirt quilts..it feels like cotton..i forgot the name of it..but i will know it when i see it!

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    I know when I was there this morning one of the things I told the cashier was that I was on a quilt board that had discussed this coupon thing before and people were not happy. It wasn't good for business.
    I said the only people bad publicity is good for is a celebrity . Its never good for a business.
    I read one time that if someone has a good experience they a certain # of people but if they have a bad experience they tell 4 times that many

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    JoAnn's has no competition in the Orlando area since the Hancocks all closed. Only one Walmart left with fabric and that will be gone in February. Only thing left here is lqs, the internet and a Hobby Lobby opening next month across the street and two blocks from JoAnn's.

    Don't know the quality of their fabric but sure will check them out.

    Wouldn't go to JA except our ASG group meets there twice a month. The gal in charge of classes etc. is very cooperative and give us loads of donations for our twice a year luncheons for door prizes. Nice ones too. Even so, I walk out of there month after month without buying anything but an occasional needed thread.

    We have a quilting and sewing expo in the area every year and load a bus full to spend the day shopping and taking classes. I plan on buying most of my needs at the show. Floriani always has super buys on their supplies and you can buy more quantity and wider sizes than those dinky ones in the stores. Same is true for thread. I got a whole case of blendables for half what it would have cost by the spool.

    These dealers are there to sell cause they don't want to have to pack it up and ship it back home.

    Also when we take a bus load, we get a special entrance rate and a free class of our choice. If you have an expo in your area, don't miss it. It's a good deal.

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    JoAnn's has no competition in the Orlando area since the Hancocks all closed. Only one Walmart left with fabric and that will be gone in February. Only thing left here is lqs, the internet and a Hobby Lobby opening next month across the street and two blocks from JoAnn's.

    Don't know the quality of their fabric but sure will check them out.

    Wouldn't go to JA except our ASG group meets there twice a month. The gal in charge of classes etc. is very cooperative and give us loads of donations for our twice a year luncheons for door prizes. Nice ones too. Even so, I walk out of there month after month without buying anything but an occasional needed thread.

    We have a quilting and sewing expo in the area every year and load a bus full to spend the day shopping and taking classes. I plan on buying most of my needs at the show. Floriani always has super buys on their stabilizers and you can buy more quantity and wider sizes than those dinky packages in the stores. Same is true for thread. I got a whole case of Sulky blendables for half what it would have cost by the spool.

    These dealers are there to sell cause they don't want to have to pack it up and ship it back home.

    Also when we take a bus load, we get a special entrance rate and a free class of our choice. If you have an expo in your area, don't miss it. It's a good deal.

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    For some reason I did not get my coupons this time????
    New ones come out this week so if I don't get any again I will have to sign up again. :cry:

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    did you ladies know that Hancock's fabric will honor a Joann's coupon only on fabric

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    Quote Originally Posted by reginalovesfabric
    did you ladies know that Hancock's fabric will honor a Joann's coupon only on fabric

    Hancocks in Cincinnati will accept the coupons on any item if that is what the coupon says. I use them there all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by everybody's mother
    What is wrong with all of us? The 'sale' prices are just the old prices from last year! We really should boycott them! This is not right! When we go to our quilt shops we expect higher prices but at least they are not trying to fool us. I'm done with Joanns and will give my coupons to anyone who wants them. I probably won't be sent many more. If you don't go, they soon stop.
    There you go!

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    You said it all. It is a gimick to get us into the store. You can't get the coupon off a sale item even if you take it off the regular price - at least not here! I've tried. I used to buy a bold of muslin using the coupon since it rarely was ever on sale. I can't use that much fabric now, so that is not a good buy for me. You have to really read the label. For those cutter blades - go to Harbor Freight Tools and pick up your 45 mm blades for 2 blades for $1.49. That's the best deal around and they will work for you cutter. You will find them in the carpet tools section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamiestitcher62
    Yea, I never understood why they even bother with the mailings, because everything is always on sale and the couple is worthless most of the time.

    I went once and the sale was for 50% off on Olfa cutting mats and cutting tools I got the rotary one that costs like $70.00 without even being able to use a coupon. To be it sounds like they should save the money on the mailers since the sales are permanent. They just rotate the items on sale from week to week.
    Boy I am with you on this one. I went and thought I was going to clean up but everything was on sale finally bought DMC floss and straight pin holder. Seems more off with the coupons more items are on sale.

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    i bought a bolt of fusable stabilizer, the kind i use for t-shirt quilts..i am happy with my purchase! 60% off.

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    If you can find something that you can use that is a good buy, then its worth it! Otherwise, its a gimmick and a cheap one at that. Won't wind any brownie points with me.

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    Well I really dislike Joannes had 50% coupons and was hoping I would find something but unforatunately everything was on sale it seemed. Found couple bolts of prints for 1.99 which I liked but that was it. Was disgusted. Lady in line behind me bought pellon so I gave the coupon to her but thats the way it seems to be anymore. Here in CA we don't seem to have many fabric stores left. So sad. Was trying to find large flower print for a trellis wall hanging I'm making but haven't had any luck so far.

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    Jaime? to get you into the store

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    I'm so glad to hear that its not only me!!! I also got 60% coupon, drove 65 miles to the nearest qs and looked for over one hour. Finally when I decided to say the heck with this I found a nice 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 Omnigrid. 47.00 orig. price, this was NOT ON SALE. So I felt as if I didnt waste me time and gas money! This is a lovely case to carry your blocks in and sewing notions. Great for traveling.
    Also wanted to ask, at our Joannes the coupon is only good for one yard of fabric. I didn't realize to purchase the whole blot of fabric. Is that the way it goes??? That will be worth it for sure. Also it says on the coupon--not to be used with any other coupon! Am I missing something?? Please help... loosing my value of all my coupons.

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