I would like to tell you about Calista. Calista is a wife and mom of two and a Macy’s shopper. Yesterday, I also found out that Calista doesn’t like to see anyone pay full price for anything. Even if that person is a total stranger.
You see, I had some available “me time” yesterday and spontaneously decided to head into Macy’s for an outfit or two. Spontaneously, can be a dangerous word though and not one frequently used to describe my personality. If I had planned the trip to the department store I would had scoured my home and mail box for coupons before I left. But instead, I headed to the store empty handed but enthusiastic that I would at least be getting the tax free discount for my state.
I found two incredible finds. But as I was talking to the sales clerk about my purchases I discovered that one of my dresses was not on clearance as I had originally thought, and I would have to pay full price. As I pondered whether the dress would be worthy of my purchase, Calista (the shopper behind me) chimed into the conversation.
“Can she use this?” She asked. Calista quickly showed me a 20% off coupon that she was holding. The sales clerk responded, “She (meaning me) can’t use that unless she has a Macy’s credit card”. My personal consumer advocate (Calista) quickly read the disclaimer on the coupon aloud.
The bottom line…I left Macy’s with a beautiful dress on clearance and still got an extra 20% off.