Sunday, April 24, 2011

Doesn't Fashion Bug have the worst coupons?

This is one of this week's Post Secrets and did it get my goat! There is a Fashion Bug a few towns over next to a PathMark. Everytime I go to that PathMark I get a $10 off 25, $10 off $20 and even $10 off $15 coupon to Fashion Bug with my receipt.

The problem?

All the fine print on the coupon restricts customers from buying almost anything in the store!

Things I am ok with coupons excluding:
  • Clearance
  • Sale
  • Really expensive stuff
  • Really cheap stuff (accessories, nail polish)
Here's some stuff I can remember off the top of my head they excluded:
  • Undergarments
  • Brands I never heard of
  • Items that arrived that week but were mixed in with all the other racks
  • Business casual
  • Certain types of footwear (I think sneakers but not boots?)
Fashion Bug loves putting these coupons out in magazines, newspapers, receipts, etc but its all one big, annoying ploy to get you to either give up and buy stuff at regular price or leave without using what looked like a great coupon.

And THAT is why I haven't shopped at Fashion Bug in at least three years.