A big "thanks!" to many of you in the "Seek & Find: Will you visit J.Crew this Weekend?" post, who brought to our attention some changes to the Student and Educator Discount that J.Crew offers.
Debby let us know the following: "I was in a JCrew store last night and was not allowed to use my student discount on sale items. The store manager showed me the memo saying that effective 4/30, the student and teacher discount is only good on full price items." Anon at 9:52 AM also mentioned that "...I was checking out last night at Tysons with my red card, so I did not mention the student dicount, but the person checking out beside me was denied for the student discount on their sale purchases...I was shocked!"
However, Anon at 10:35 AM mentioned that she "...called CS at 1-800 and they told me the terms of the student/teacher discount have NOT changed, ie, it can be used for sale items". Moreover, Anon at 11:00 AM found that she "... was just able to place an order over the phone stacking the 20%-off promo and the 15% student/educator discount. Maybe the new policy only applied to in-store items?"
So this all seems a bit confusing, right? ;) Anon at 12:02 PM shares some information on the situation by stating the following: "I think the restriction on the 15% student promo applies only to certain stores, probably ones that are located in large university towns. My B&M is in new haven CT and a month ago I was given the same memo about the discount only being good on full-priced items. when I'd asked to speak to the manager, I told her I'd been able to place an order online and at other jcrew stores using the discount, she said the promotion applied only to that specific store, that the decision had come from corporate, and that other jcrew stores as well as online orders would still honor the 15% discount...needless to say I've been in j crew MUCH less these days, though it's hard since my dorm is literally right across the street and I can always see the new displays".
Since getting J.Crew's 25% off Red Card, I haven't used my educator discount (and therefore didn't notice whether changes have been made or not). However, I will now pay close attention to see if the discount will be applied to regular and sale priced items. :)
If you are visiting your local J.Crew store this weekend & using your student/ educator discount, do you mind sharing that information (i.e. location of store) with us? It would be great to have a list of stores accepting and not accepting the discount (which may help us determine which stores to visit). :)