Have you ever looked at store coupons and seen rules and stipulations a mile long, and said “Forget it” to the whole thing?
Not so fast!
At least if you’re shopping at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
We’ve had a couple instances of very good luck using coupons that, according to the rules on various coupons, shouldn’t have worked.
Last year, my wife was in the market for a new bike. I think this was prompted by the fact that my sister-in-law had just got a new bike, and while usable, the aqua green 10-speed from the 1990’s just wasn’t alluring. We do quite a bit of bike riding during camping trips, so she used birthday money to get her bike.
My sister-in-law actually came up with the suggestion to try to use our Entertainment Book coupon, where Dick’s has a few entries. I looked at the coupon and it had some brand exclusions, one of which was the bike my wife wanted. I asked my sister-in-law and she said that they took hers without a problem, even though she bought a bike from the same manufacturer.
Sure enough, when I went to the store to pick up the bike, they took it without so much as a second glance.
We saved $15!