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Do you send in rebates - what a pain in the a***

 
 
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 17 Aug, 2012 06:58 am
@DrewDad,
It's interesting to read the stuff about coupons because Canadians don't really do coupons. A couple of retailers have come in from the U.S. and tried coupons instead of low prices - they ended up lowering prices or leaving the market. When Walmart came to Canada they said they would never have sales. They have sales here all the time now.

The Canadian market is almost completely 'everyday low prices' plus end-of-season sales. Rebates to some degree, but not like I see in the U.S. - and coupons are truly a foreign phenomenon. We get occasional coupon packages in the mail, but nothing like what I've seen in U.S. papers.

The differences in the marketplaces are fascinating (if you're interested in this kind of thing).
Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 17 Aug, 2012 07:06 am
@ehBeth,
The coupon thing is crazy - but you can often times save a good amount. I often will do a quick search on the computer for a coupon before going to a store - for example before going school shopping, I might do a search for Old Navy coupons (knowing this store often times has coupons like spend $50 get $10 off).

So if I know I'm going to buy a particular item or go to a particular store, it is worth spending 10 minutes to potentially save $10 or more.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 17 Aug, 2012 07:12 am
@Linkat,
Generally our prices are lower without coupons so there's no need to bother (though I just did print a Skechers coupon to apply to purchases in the clearance section of their outlet).
Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 17 Aug, 2012 08:17 am
@ehBeth,
Yeah - except milk and gas - what they heck are you guys doing at Costco over there in Washington?!

Yeah I read about you crazies.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 17 Aug, 2012 08:20 am
@Linkat,
that's kind of funny - I saw Reyn posting about that on FB - and some retailer in Washington state posted back encouraging him to come down to do his shopping

(milk's cheaper here - it's very regional)
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 17 Aug, 2012 09:13 am
@ehBeth,
Milk and prices of milk are highly regulated in the state of NY as well as New England. Prices are relatively low so price gouging in NYC isn't allowed.
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