Friday after Thanksgiving we found out that Hubby’s mom was taken from the nursing home to the hospital. She had taken a fall and needed to be checked out. All five of Hubby’s sisters were at the hospital with her so we decided to wait and go the next day so she would have company then too. I decided that as long as we were going, I should pick up some quilt batting at JoAnn Fabrics. I have made it a habit to use my coupon and pick one up whenever we get in a town that has a JoAnn’s. I found my flyer to clip my coupon and then realized, there are AMAZING sales on Saturdays after Thanksgiving too!
I talked to Hubby and he said we would try to make it before noon when the extra 25% off coupon expires. To make a LOOOONNNNGGGG story a tab shorter, we got there, at 11:50. The line was WAAAYYYY to the back of the store and was only getting longer. Hubby was waiting in the car…the line was 37 people deep and I knew that no 25% off, already 50% off sale was worth Hubby’s patience level blowing so Kelli and I just left. In the parking lot we saw Katie from the Calico Hutch. She was over getting a new rotary cutter and mat. She said they were extending the coupon until 1 pm as the line was so long.
We decided to drop Hubby off at the hospital and go back to JoAnn’s. I headed straight for the quilt batting. Of course, there was no packaged batting so I checked batting by the yard. There was a HUGE roll….I thought time to stock up. It’s 50% off..making it about $6 a year…then 25% off that. Who can turn that down? Kelli held a spot in line at the cutting counter where the lady there told her that no they were not extending the sale. To get the batting or not….yep…I decided to get it anyway. The lady was not happy. She went on to inform me that if I wanted that much batting, I really should order it. I didn’t know anything about the ordering process. She explained that if I would order it, I would get the same price as long as it was paid for that day. That wasn’t a problem…but coming back to Austin, MN was. We normally don’t shop there and it’s almost 2 hours away. I wasn’t coming back for it. I said I would just take what was there. She grumbled and started to unroll. Then Kelli ended up unrolling….she measure and I rolled it back up. Periodically she would say, we are at 14 yards…you want more? YES. We are at 26 yards…grumble…you want more? YES. ALL OF IT! Then she asked me what I do with it!!
38 yards later and much grumbling, I had my roll in the cart. I asked Kelli what time it was…She said, “12:55”. I said, “GO!” We ran walked to the counter and got in line. The line was almost gone. At the register, I explained that we were told that they were extending the coupon to 1 pm…the lady looked at me…I told her we really were told that and that’s why we had hurried to get to the register as it was almost 1 pm. The lady…that wonderful lady at the checkout said…oh OK…so I was HAPPY!!! She gave us the extra 25% off!!
That concluded my after Thanksgiving shopping…will I do it again….Maybe. That was CHEAP batting! I do think that next time, I’ll just order the roll…it would save lots of grumbling on the fabric cutter’s part.