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Barbara Jay 02-25-2012 06:30 PM

Parody on writing the Michael's ads
 
2 ad people discussing next weeks ad.

Person A : What are going to sell ribbon for this week?
Person B: Buy one get one free. We have a warehouse full of this stuff to get rid of!

Person A : Next let's go with 40% off Scrapbook storage , 50 % off flowers and 60% off framing
Person B: We have had those sales for the last 6 months!
Person A: I know but we have to fill up the ad page

Person A: Lets go with 2 for $8 on the generic cardstock
Person B" They didn't buy it when it was 3 for $10 what makes you think they will buy it at 2 for $8?
Person A: They probably won't, but then next week we will put it back to 3 for $10 and it will look like a bargain.

Person A: We need two more things. Any ideas ?

Person B: How about Circut cartridges $39.95 and photo boxes 5 for $10
Person A: We have very few Cricut cartridges and what we have are old ones
Person B: I know, but it brings them in hoping we got some new ones.

OK We'll go with these and a 40% off coupon

terry serman 02-25-2012 06:38 PM

Were you the "fly on the wall" ? Very funny!

melissa59 02-25-2012 06:40 PM

ROTFL!
The sad part is that is exactly what it's seems like when I look through a JoAnn's ad these days!

felixdog 02-25-2012 08:42 PM

You are SO on!
Karen

fairsinger 02-25-2012 09:19 PM

Love it!

Sew It Seams 02-26-2012 01:16 AM

Spot on!

jactop 02-26-2012 03:44 AM

Too funny. I thought I was the only one who was unimpressed by Michael's sales flier. I cut out the coupon, put it in my purse, drive right by Michael's and wonder if there's anything I want badly enough to go in for. The answer is "almost never"

RIRed2 02-26-2012 04:00 AM

You are so right :)

annebarc 02-26-2012 05:16 AM

Love my LSS. Much better quality stuff. I would rather pay a little more and get the better stuff. Hate the cheap stamps at the big chain stores.

Glendelia 02-26-2012 04:19 PM

I love your take on their ads. I find everything at Michaels 'Ho Hum' - boring. I can almost tell you everything they have in their store. I cannot believe they are selling Spellbinders dies for $39.95 ea (in Canada) and when there is a coupon they put them on clearance for $39.95 ea so that you can't use your coupon on them.

Barbara Jay 02-26-2012 04:30 PM

Joanns is no better. They have the same things on sale over and over.
Then, like now, when they have a huge scrapbooking sale "conveniently " their web site doesn't work.

Magically It will work perfectly when the sale is over :(

My Joanns is so poorly stocked I'll bet many of you have more in your scrap room than they have in their store .

RoosMommy 02-26-2012 05:23 PM

hehe that is too cute. I had to read it to my hubby. It sounds like what they're doing. Makes me want to collect their flyers and see how it varies from week to week and see the trends. =D

Dee =)

stormlady66 02-26-2012 05:34 PM

And they wonder why we order from the on-line companies!!! Buyers who work at Michaels and Joanns would learn so much by reading these threads on SCS.

PaperManipulator 02-26-2012 08:32 PM

So funny and so true! Both Michaels and Joann's are an hour away from me. I go armed with my coupons, but so seldom find anything I want. I went to Scrapbook Expo this weekend. So much fun to have so many new products to look at--and buy!

buggainok 02-26-2012 08:36 PM

Barbara, you're a hoot! I'm forwarding your resume to Michaels Corporate. They need to have you in reserve in case they lose someone on their staff.:mrgreen:

Barbara Jay 02-26-2012 08:54 PM

I don't want you to send this to Michaels! It was for our fun.
I will ask the mods to delete it
Barbara

buggainok 02-26-2012 09:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barbara Jay (Post 19222156)
I don't want you to send this to Michaels! It was for our fun.
I will ask the mods to delete it
Barbara

No need for that, please, Barbara. I was just teasing you. I wouldn't dream of sending anything someone wrote here to a company. What happens at Splitcoast, stays at Splitcoast. Sorry I upset you.:)

Barbara Jay 02-26-2012 10:30 PM

Thanks Annette!!

sc magnolia 02-27-2012 04:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barbara Jay (Post 19218436)
2 ad people discussing next weeks ad.

:lol: Barbara, I didn't know you were a comedian :lol:

This is so true. What's also funny is that so many people fall for all these sales tactics to get them to part with their hard-earned money :eek:

SuG 02-27-2012 04:25 AM

Didn't Michaels just get in trouble for their long running "sale" on frames? I think they were legally called to the carpet for it. I still see it though.

I believe it is not a sale if it never changes prices :)

I wish I had an lss :(

SanJoseLady 02-27-2012 07:14 AM

tooo true! I do use my coupons at Michaels for things I need, like glue and what not. And I bought quite a few Slice cartridges when they were closing them out ($4.99 each). Also buy water color paper when it is on sale...and a few other things, but I do lots more shopping online as I can get what I want...when I want it at a price that is much better.

stepha 02-27-2012 08:39 AM

Too too funny.

mswhittaker23 02-27-2012 11:00 AM

This is hilarious and ridiculously accurate. ;) love it!

mamaxsix 02-27-2012 11:13 AM

Its not just the craft stores...our local supermarket cracks me up when it does BOGO sales and they simply double the regular price of the item (who pays $4 for a bag of chips EVER?????)

KatarinaM 02-27-2012 03:16 PM

ROTFL! Exactly! What worries me is there are still a lot of people that fall for these tactics.
Brains? Anyone? Anyone?:confused:
Quote:

Originally Posted by mamaxsix (Post 19223694)
Its not just the craft stores...our local supermarket cracks me up when it does BOGO sales and they simply double the regular price of the item (who pays $4 for a bag of chips EVER?????)


craftymel 03-01-2012 04:50 AM

Spot On Barbara!!! The ads I get from Michael's, AC Moore, & J's are identical it seems. It may be the same person/agency :rolleyes:

I rarely go to those stores because of the ads. When I do, it's because I want to get something off the wall...like spray paint etc....*and* if I can use my coupon!! :D

ElsaG75 03-01-2012 07:50 AM

This is hysterical and beyond true. Sadly, it's not just Michael's that does this, it's all of the chains.

smriti 03-01-2012 10:25 AM

Awesome!! It's so funny and yet so true :)

lesleybd 03-01-2012 11:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by craftymel (Post 19232136)
Spot On Barbara!!! The ads I get from Michael's, AC Moore, & J's are identical it seems. It may be the same person/agency :rolleyes :D

You know, you would think they were the same company. I was on holiday in Naples, Florida at New Year and persuaded my long suffering friends to drive me to Michael's, Joann's, A.C. Moore and Hobby Lobby. So disappointed. Their stock was almost identical. Even the selection of Spellbinders dies and Martha Stewart punches were the same in every store. :(

Saw an alligator in the ditch outside Hobby Lobby though. That made up for the disappointment!

Lesley

Scotland

Mrs Noofy 03-01-2012 03:29 PM

Oh my...I think I am reading that very ad right at this moment! Do you suppose they have the same sales meeting conversation every week? This was just too funny but unfortunately very true.

sprtchick 03-01-2012 04:55 PM

Barbara you crack me up!

I am starting to feel better.

Blessings,

Barbara Jay 03-01-2012 05:02 PM

Hi Amber!
Happy to see you are well enough to post here! :D
I was wondering how you are doing.
I'll bet physical therapy is ugly.
When I had rotator cuff surgery it was not fun

The new laptop is coming in handy
Barbara Jay

Barbara Jay 03-11-2012 12:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barbara Jay (Post 19218436)
2 ad people discussing next weeks ad.

Person A : What are going to sell ribbon for this week?
Person B: Buy one get one free. We have a warehouse full of this stuff to get rid of!

Person A : Next let's go with 40% off Scrapbook storage , 50 % off flowers and 60% off framing
Person B: We have had those sales for the last 6 months!
Person A: I know but we have to fill up the ad page

Person A: Lets go with 2 for $8 on the generic cardstock
Person B" They didn't buy it when it was 3 for $10 what makes you think they will buy it at 2 for $8?
Person A: They probably won't, but then next week we will put it back to 3 for $10 and it will look like a bargain.

Person A: We need two more things. Any ideas ?

Person B: How about Circut cartridges $39.95 and photo boxes 5 for $10
Person A: We have very few Cricut cartridges and what we have are old ones
Person B: I know, but it brings them in hoping we got some new ones.

OK We'll go with these and a 40% off coupon

Well the generic card stock IS back to 3 for $10 :wink::lol:

And photo boxes are now 6 for $10. Their warehouse must be full to the ceiling with them LOL


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