From time to time I read the scrapbooking message boards over at 2Peas.
Every once in awhile there is a disgruntled customer post having to do with Michaels.
And most of the time I think, 'wow...I'm glad my Michaels isn't like that!' Because honestly, the one in Bellingham isn't bad. At least in my experience...it's been ok. They try. They get new stuff. They have coupons and sales.
Recently they got in a whole schwack of new Heidi Swapp goodies. Fun stuff.
Mist, borders, stamps, stencils, stickers, ink pads....etc. (LOVE the ink pads.)
Yesterday I went in with my 40% off coupon, wanting the teal ink pad. And yippee! Saw the signage (by another display of ink pads) that ink pads were 40% off. Fine print: except for the Recollections and Martha Stewart brands. I checked specifically to see if Heidi Swapp stuff was excluded. It wasn't.
Grab the teal ink pad...my other purchases, get up to the counter...the ink pad rings up full price. So I say (nicely)...'oh, the ink pads are 40% off'. She gets on her head set thingy and asks for a price check. They tell her over the mic that there's no sign by those ink pads (the ones she pronounced Heed Swap...and then Hide Swap...it was killing me.) and so they're not 40% off.
I tell her that according to the signs, the only ones not on sale don't include this brand.
Then she tells me that she thinks they have to say 'INK PAD' on them to be 40% off.
So I tell her this IS an ink pad...and that there are no ink pads in the store that just say INK PAD on them.
She asks if I'd like to talk to the manager. So I look to see if there's a line behind me waiting...and there's nobody. So I said 'sure'.
Manager girl comes over...I explain, and she tells me that 'this one time she'll do the discount'.
I told her the same thing happened last week, only with Heidi Swapp stamps. There was no sign, but they weren't excluded from the sale. And that the manager had told me they should have rung up on sale. Their mistake.
Silence. Then....."Well, this one time I'll do the discount. Blah blah blah."
So thanks so much for doing me such a big favor, Michaels.
I hate, hate, HATE causing a fuss. Normally, I would have just said never mind on the ink pad. I ONLY pressed it because there was no one in line behind me.
But don't get all schtinky with me when it's you're mistake! Sheesh.
Rant over. Cannot WAIT for Hobby Lobby in Mt. Vernon! :)
The spring outdoor soccer season has started! :)
We went down to Redmond Saturday, and the girls had a great game...winning 4-0!
She wants a header goal so bad, she can taste it! ;)
Have a great Monday!
Hope your back is feeling better Luke...love you!