I love using Martha Stewart's craft tools and glitter etc....and although they are more expensive than some of the other tools - hers are the best ...and the GLITTER..!! THE VERY BEST!! So when I realized that Martha was going to be on Oprah's show today I made sure I was home to watch. (I have the utmost respect for Miss Martha) How exciting it was to find out that Martha was "gifting" all the viewers with a 50% off coupon on any...ANY ... of her products. I quickly downloaded the coupon and after dinner Tony and I headed out to Michael's - only to find that they had ALL the Martha Stewart items on sale and therefore the coupon was not any good. When I asked for a manager - she said the coupon states not usuable on sale items....when I said ALL the Martha was on sale...she smiled and said yes !! Talk about a gimmick. This is what I emailed Michael's and also sent this email to Martha's blog (it will be interesting to see if it gets published)...I am very disappointed...not so much the savings....but the attitude of big business that feels it can treat customers this way.
My email to Michaels -
"I watched Oprah today and was so excited about the 50% off coupon from Martha Stewart and Michaels. I downloaded right away - ate dinner and took off for the nearest Michaels store....only to find that the coupon was NOT USUABLE because all the Martha Stewart items were on sale....?????? How sad and how crappy of you to do this. I am a weekly customer at your stores - I am a business owner and send ALL my customers to you for accessories and supplies when I give classes - some come back and tell me that the class costs them $18. (my price) plus another $100. they spent at Michaels. THEN YOU HAVE THIS PROMOTION THAT IS ONLY WHAT I CAN CALL A "GIMMICK" !! That is not playing fair - I will forward this email to Martha - and also let my blog followers know how I was treated this evening. It is hard for me to believe Martha knows about this and hopefully she will make this right. Judy Doyle "
On a good note....I finished my "exchange" gifts so now I can just concentrate on our Witch's Nite Out !! Oh and what a good packaging idea I came up with....woohoo~~~!! Will show all next Tuesday!!