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Date: 8/13/13 11:08 PM

I ordered a new cutting pad for my Sizzix last week on Joanns.com. I also threw in 1 yard of their new 'Where the Wild Things' quilting cotton. (my grandson is named Max)
Today when I got my order, there was a note around the fabric that said 'Bonus Yardage Included!'
'Because less than 1 yard of fabric remained on the bolt after filling your order, the additional yardage has been included at no cost to you' It ended up being a half yard extra.
I almost fainted, you know how at the retail store they would rather cut off 1 inch, than give it to you..

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Date: 8/13/13 11:35 PM

It has been my experience at the brick and mortar stores that if there is yardage remaining, the clerks offer it to you at 50% off the regular price. If it's already on sale, it's 50% off the sale price. I'll usually take them up on their offer. You got an even better bargain since you'd ordered it online. What a sweet deal!

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Date: 8/14/13 2:46 PM

They now have a new fleece remnant rule, I heard the clerks talking about it. 1-1/2 yards of fleece can be sold as a remnant. The piddly bits were just too much waste, I guess. So I hate a couple large remnants of the $ 3.50 yd fleece for my charitable sewing and paid about $1.50 a yard@!

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Date: 8/14/13 11:36 PM

Same here. It's always 50% off. And in fact, when I buy 'whatever's left on the bolt' from red-tag fabric, the clerk usually records any partial yard at the end of the bolt as being 50%. (Which for red-tag fabric already on sale AND already 50% off is pretty sweet.)

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Date: 8/15/13 3:15 AM

How nice! Maybe I should start buying their fabric on line. "Rather than cut off 1 inch"?? Make it more like four inches off grain!

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Date: 8/21/13 2:20 AM

That's interesting on the bonus yardage. Last time I was in my local Joann's (less than a month ago) i picked up a bolt intending to purchase around 2 yards for a shirt. There was slightly under 3 left so I asked if they would treat last lat yardage as a remnant and her reply was so odd! She said that "i found the loophole!" because i had asked about it specifically. I looked at her like she was crazy because they have been doing this for years routinely with bolt ends. She explained further that she had been reprimanded for telling about the discount too often. But, since I had asked about it first, it was okay to discount.

Crazy!!!

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Date: 8/21/13 12:25 PM

Finally seems like there are some "big picture" folks there!

I know they're "supposed to" offer the little leftover at 50% off but not all do.

It seems often they're almost pushy about it (ok I understand not wanting to measure, wrap up, tag, inventory the remnant) or don't do it... I have seen less than 1/4 yd. that would be left and if they don't offer it I don't offer to take it. I've had a clerk cut off 6". I don't think that goes to waste, what goes to waste is $ on the cost of labor to measure, wrap and tag that thing. Sometimes I just think of the cutters as fabric nazis (no offense intended).

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Date: 8/21/13 1:48 PM

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How nice! Maybe I should start buying their fabric on line. "Rather than cut off 1 inch"?? Make it more like four inches off grain!

Drives me crazy! Why don't they use a straightedge and a rotary cutter? Come on Joann! It's 2013!
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Date: 8/21/13 2:04 PM

When I go to my local independent fabric store and they measure my fabric, if there is just a little bit left (like 1/4 yard or less) they just throw it in. Great deal!
At the big box store with the initials of JA they get 3 inches left and ask if I want it all. Sometimes they say at 50%. I have to admit that I get a little irritated by it. If there is about 4 inches there you know they can't sell it to anyone so, if I'm willing to pay 50% they are making more money they they would. I figure out what I need and I don't need the other 4 inches. I always say no. And, by golly, they carefully cut it off. Who do they sell that 4 inches to??? It kind of annoys me.
But having them send the rest is a nice thing to do.
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Date: 8/28/13 3:12 AM

She must've been new, but one time I was in Joanns and asked for two yards of fabric from a bolt that ended up having 2.5. Communication must've gotten crossed somewhere, because she gave all 2.5 yards to me at 50% off because "it was the end of the bolt". It was one of my first visits to joanns, so I wasn't yet familiar with their nazi-like cutting ways to realize how truly great and out of character that was!

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