Whenever Macy’s prints percent-off coupons, they are usually loaded with exclusions for product categories and brands to which the advertised discount does not apply. But according to their latest circular for Memorial Day, there are no exclusions for their 15% coupon.
*MOUSE PRINT: The fine print under the words “WOW! NO EXCLUSIONS” says that that applies to all sale and clearance apparel only.
Further down the ad, it becomes clear that the discount is not even 15% off on all apparel despite the words “NO EXCLUSIONS ON APPAREL” just above the “extra 15% off” claim.
So certain apparel is only 10% off, and “specials and super buys” are excluded altogether.
Turning to the inside of the circular, we find Sunday and Monday only deals. And guess what, the coupon is not good on any of these items, even the apparel. [Disclaimer enlarged below.]
To add further to the confusion, in a full page ad in the main section of the newspaper on May 24 (which was printed weeks after the pre-printed circular above was), Macy’s advertised the 15% coupon, but with all the usual exclusions listed.
So, who knows what is discounted and what is not. While the exclusions for this sale (if they exist) are possibly fewer than most any other Macy’s sale, they certainly have taken a bit of liberty in promising “no exclusions.”