Christmas shopping should be fun, not an exercise is futility.
The BF and I decided that we wanted to get his father the Keurig coffee maker for Christmas. I noticed the last time we were over for Sunday dinner that his Mr. Coffee was looking a bit tired and let's be honest, it's a pain to make a pot for just one person.
Enter the Bed Bath & Beyond circular that arrived in the mailbox yesterday. To my surprise there was a 20% off coupon on the back and the very coffee maker we were looking for on the front.
Nirvana you'd say? Well, not so fast.
I always read the fine print on these types of coupons for fear that I'll get to the register and find out they want my first born along with payment.
The coupon has 20% in gigantic red font followed by:
This discount cannot be applied to All-Clad, Alessi, Arthur Court, Brookstone, DKNY, kate spade, Kosta Boda, Le Creuset, Llardo, Nambe, Monique Lhuillier, Nautica, Orrefors, Riedel, Shun, Swarovski, T-Tech, Vera Wang, Victorinox Luggage, Vitamix, Waterford, Wusthof, or Zwilling. And don't forget Argington, Baby Jogger, BEABA, BOB, Bugaboo, Bumblebee, ERGObaby, Mountain Buggy, Oeuf, Orbit Baby, Peg Perego, Plan Toys, Svan, Teutonia, Under Armour, Uppa Baby, baby furniture, diapers, wipes, formula, baby food or portrait studio services.
So basically, everything is the store except the frigging coffee maker!
This just pisses me off.
Why have a coupon at all? Just put the damn coffee maker on sale and call it a day.
I loathe shady attempts to get me into stores. It makes me want to shop there less.