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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mark Richter, Sep 26, 2002.
Ok who was looking for Borders coupons??? :b
Thanks, Mark. Though I'm a little worried about that "all area Borders locations" line. Looks like a way for my Borders to weasel out of accepting it.
I can almost guarantee you that this coupon won't be accepted outside of that zipcode, and perhaps zipcodes adjacent to it.
I certainly couldn't use it at my local Memphis store...
Works at my zip code of 60534
There was a new Borders ad in today's Los Angeles Times, link anyone?
Mark, how close is Chicago to Highland? Any indication that these would work outside of Illinois?
David, if you read the bottom, I think that it said it is valid at all Borders in United States and Puerto Rico.
Maybe I am wrong
Well, perhaps you're right. I thought, though, that those words were part of the "standard boilerplate language" of the coupons, and that past experience had shown us that the "all area Borders locations" language near the barcode would supercede that. We don't need to turn this into a huge debate, though...someone in another state should just go try it!
I'm kinda pissed at my local store right now, though, for the lousy way they handled this "no more DVD discounts" thing...probably why I've been arguementative about this. :wink: But someone else can give it a try. If I'm wrong, it won't hurt my feelings at all.
Sauce for the goose: here is a similar coupon for California.
I notice this does not restrict DVDs to 15% off, like previous 20% off coupons have. So it's worth a shot...
The coupon giveth and the coupon taketh away, Dave.
My coupon worked fine in south Charlotte, NC, but rang up at 15% off, despite the receipt clearly indicating "20% off" ... go figure.
No debate inferred, Dave. I appreciate all the help and info you have given/giving us. Others are right about the register only giving 15% off. Call your store manager and complain like I did. They will change it for you.
Squeeky wheel ALWAYS gets the grease
Stupid questions, so I print this out and the Borders clerk will not laugh at me for using a "coupon" off of a printed page? Also how does printing this out not constitute as copying the coupon?
David Lambert could you elaborate on the "no more DVD discounts".
The Borders clerk should not laugh at you for using a coupon. BUT IF THEY DO, TALK TO THE STORE MANAGER. Behavior like that should not be tolerated. If the store manager does not resolve it to your satisfaction, I suggust communicating with the home office. You might be able to get contact information from www.bordersgroupinc.com
I can think of several "printing" vs "coping" reasons. One of them, keeping track on how much initial "spread" a discount gets vs how many are used.
I have used borders coupons "many" times. There are times they have 50% off CD's (not including box sets, etc).
From what I've seen, borders has been having a lot of coupons and discounts. I can only assume this is to attrach people to the stores and increase store comps.
These are my opinions.
The coupon clearly states that it is for 20% off your total purchase WITH DVD's not to exceed 15% discount and electronic merchandise not to exceed 10% discount. Therefore I cannot see how you are getting 20% off of a DVD. Is there another coupon that you are using that allows for a 20% discount on DVDs?
This indeed is VERY strange. I have the original coupon which was e-mailed to me and the 20% OFF the Total is applied to EVERYTHING. (As a matter of fact I used it on Tuesday on two DVDs (one was on sale and one wasn't) and a CD (which was also on sale.) Just to make sure, I asked if the 20% was off of EVERYTHING, and the clerk was very polite and said, "It certainly is."
After he finished the transaction, he looked at the bill and said, "Whoops. The computer scanned the price of the CD wrong. It's on sale so you'll be getting 20% off the sale price. Just a minute as I redo your transaction because you're going to save some more money."
Maybe people have begun abusing the coupon and Borders began cracking down because my coupon also doesn't state anything about there being a 15% off limit on DVDs.
(I'm in Long Beach, California, by the way.)
Very strange indeed! Actually, I was hearing the Twilight Zone theme after reading your post.
Let us know if you hear anything else from anyone at Border's. I would be very interested to hear what they have to say.
You might try ordering another item with a DVD to get the better discount. This is what happened to me about a month ago. I purchased a CD and a DVD and both rang up with a 20% discount. Of course, I didn't notice this until I left the store.