I fall for it every morning.
Emails in my inbox promise amazing deals. I open them up to find… Well, pretty much the same deal as the last time they emailed me. I’m not talking about multiple days of a sale. I’m talking about nearly-identical offers on repeat.
If you’re lucky, the store has a rotating set of sales. But it’s still the same three or four over and over. Which is great when you need to time your purchases accordingly.
The rest of the time it’s just so damn exhausting!
Hot Topic, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Sears and Groupon are the worst offenders. If Kohl’s touts one more “amazing” 25% off sale, I may just take a hostage.
Yes, I know the easiest thing would be to unsubscribe. But the emails do sometimes alert me to an actually noteworthy deal. Like Hot Topic’s Black Friday email announcing $10 tees. Or the time Sears sent me a $20 off $20+ in clothing. (I read that one several times thinking I was misunderstanding. But nope, we got a shirt and some PJ pants for $3 after tax.)
So I don’t want to nix the store’s emails completely. But I just wish stores would stop pretending these are shocking and amazing offers. They’re not. They’ll come around again within a month. I know it; you know it. Let’s stop pretending to be excited.
It’s like the person who consistently gains and loses the same five pounds but wants you to be psyched every time the scale budges. Yeah, we’re happy for you, but we all know what comes next. (Mental note: Stop overeating already!)*
Can we all just admit that the magic is gone and there’s no need for exclamation marks? Oh, and stop saying “off the entire site!” with an asterisk that sends you to a long paragraph of exclusions.
Anyone else exhausted by amazing holiday offers? Which store is the worst offender?
*Oooooh, mint M&Ms!