Friday, December 7, 2012

Confessional Friday {Link Up with A Blonde Ambition}

Happy Friday!

1. I confess that I dress my dog up for holidays.
he loves it

2. I confess that I have a slight pink obsession.
iPad, Graphic Image planner, POP phone, iPhone 5

3. I confess that I spray painted my purse.

4. I confess that I love Elf. Probably one of my Top 5 Favorite Movies.

5. I confess that I am slightly pissed at Yankee Candle.
yeah... a passion for highly expensive candles

They blow up my email with coupons so I went in the store the other day to get 30% off on my total purchase... I found three of their holiday scents were Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off.

I sniffed the scents, checked the prices, and decided on the small tumbler. Long story short... I saw a price of $7.99 and assumed that was the price for the candle... then I get another for 50% off that price... then I get 30% off my total purchase. I got four of them, checked out, and the total was $36.00... should have been around $18.00!

It's either a "blonde moment" on my end or "marketing" on their end, but the price for one candle was $15.99, then 50% off that is $7.99. Needless to say I put two candles back and bought two. Then when I walked out of the store I realized I just paid $9.00 per candle! WTF! I never spend more than $5.00 on a "medium sized" candle. By the time I realized it I was pissed and already halfway through the mall.

Am I the only one that hates "putting something back" when checking out? I feel like the cashier gets offended or something that I think their crap is too expensive. Whatever. I gave Tyson his Christmas Cookie candle and told him to enjoy it because it cost me an arm-and-a-leg!

Happy Holidays!

8 comments:

  1. I hate putting stuff back too and usually suck it up and buy it. One time, when I was in university, I was buying grapes and didn't realize how expensive they were -- they came to $10 for a small bunch! I REALLY savored each one...

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  2. haha, nope i don't mind putting stuff back. usually the stores are overpriced and i'm sure they know that. yankee candles being one of them, that's why i sell scentsy.
    your dog is so dang adorable! what a cutie (:

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    1. I haven't tried Scentsy yet I'll have to get some!

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  3. LOVE Yankee Candles, hate their prices!

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  4. I've worked at Yankee Candle for about a year now. But, unfortunately, you are at fault here. With the Best For Less, you buy one candle (small tumblers are $15.99) for full price, and get the other one 50% off. Hence, the BUY ONE GET ONE.
    Usually, we are not allowed to use coupons with in-store promotions, but I assume the store let you use it anyway.

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    1. You missed the point here. The point was that the advertising signage on the stand where the candles were sitting said they were $7.99... not "$15.99 and then you get the second one for $7.99". So if someone walks past this shelf of candles and sees a sign that says $7.99, 99 out of 100 people would think that the price of the candle is $7.99.

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