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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Buyer beware of Ann Taylor savings pass

Ajn4333m_5Remember Mom's advice: If you don't need that incredible find, no matter how deep the discount, you're not really saving money? She'd be proud to see you raise an eyebrow over the latest sale at Ann Taylor.

I received my Summer Savings Pass during a recent visit to the store in WestShore Plaza. The tear-and-use coupons claim to offer "a month of savings." Bold promise. But Deal Divas are geniuses at math.

June 2-15: Take 15 percent off any full-price purchase. (That barely offsets the sales tax.)

June 16-22: Buy one full-price top and receive 50 percent off the second full-price top. (No one is fooled. We'd only save 25 percent on the entire purchase, assuming same-priced tops.)

June 23-29: Receive a $15 reward card when you spend $100 more. (Not exactly free money. Unless you needed to buy something anyway, you're only getting a bonus of 15 percent.)

There is such thing as a deal worth passing up. Thanks, Ann Taylor, for reminding me. What do you think?

(Photo: the outfit's lovely, but I'll be window shopping until the price falls. Cotton top, $58. Silk skirt, $98)

~ Deal Diva Letitia

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:08pm]


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