Thanks, OP, for the excellent long list, and thank you to everyone who added to it. Unfortunately it appears Sears is not participating in National Free Shipping Day as I just tried to place a small order and backed out as they were going to charge shipping. Looks like a trip to the local store instead since it’s still open until the end of January. Looks like the annual membership with the 90-day trial for free shipping is only for orders over $25?
It was advertised to be a “mini” milkshake. What I got yesterday was a cup about the size that the dentist gives you to rinse your mouth with after a fluoride treatment and that cup wasn’t even filled up. My 7-YO ate 3 cups worth easily (that the rest of us didn’t even start).
I visited two Sears stores this week. One had signs up in the clothing dept, Spend $20 on clothes, get $20 back in points, points awarded following day and are good for 30 days. No mention of any exclusions or ending date. I bought 2 items, including a clearance shirt, and got the $20 in points. The second store I went to had similar signs, but theirs said you had to spend $30, and you’d get $30 back.
Glad I got in when I did. They came in the mail today and are very nice. Wish I would have bought more. Now the one I bought is back up to $4.99. They still have a few on clearance but now the clearance price has been raised to $2, not 50 cents anymore.
I received what I consider a free gift from Office Depot today in the mail. I received a UPS package with 2 Ativa 6 ft braided micro USB 2.0 cables. I was a little confused because I dodn’t remember ordering them. Then I looked at the packing slip inside the package and it said under description: STAPLER, MINI, BLUE. Quantity: 2/ I got my 2 50 cent mini staplers I ordered several days ago, but today I got the cables, so go figure.
Something to keep in mind when using Lowe’s gift cards (at least based on my past experiences):
When making an online order, and the often unreliable Lowe’s store inventory shows your item in-stock (but it’s not), that order, or portion thereof, is canceled. You don’t get a cancellation email–instead you get a phone call. All of this applies regardless if you used a Lowe’s gift card or a credit card to pay for your order.
The rub is if paid by Lowe’s gift card, they do not credit that amount back to your gift card (as you might expect). To get your money back, you must phone Lowe’s customer service and ask them for it. Plan on 10 or more minutes for that step. Once they agree to that, plan on another 3 or 4 days for UPS to deliver an envelope to you that contains yet another plastic Lowe’s gift card for the canceled amount!
The trouble is knowing what kind of coupon any given digital coupon is, store or manufacturer…
Exactly! It only happens to me (unintentionally) once in a blue moon, and I’m never paying enough attention to figure out the patterns/clues, other than it is more likely to happen when at least one coupon requires multiple items. I’ve always wondered if it happened because any of the stacked coupons were store coupons, now I’ll know to look at my receipt next time.
Luckily I have more than one Kroger account in the family so I can do these deals once on one account to see how the coupons print on the receipt (SC or MC) then I can do the deal again with paper coupons if they are store coupons.
Toys R Us has a lot of gall selling their gift cards for 10% off when they know very soon they will be closing all their stores. I guess they have nothing to lose at this point by duping their customers. Companies that operate like that are better off out of business.