Saturday, February 16, 2013

A change?

Received my latest Penzey's catelog with the usual coupon on the front. Noticed that while this is still a freebie, there is now a $3 purchase required. Hmmm . . while I normally take advantage of these freebies when I replenish my spices, were too many simply getting the freebie and walking out?

4 comments:

jatusma said...

My coupon doesn't have the minimum purchase requirement....I don't have a local Penzys so I will send it to my daughter who has a Penzy's in the shopping center right by her house.

CTMOM said...

Interesting!

Peanut's Almanac said...

Our previous catalog had a (truly) free cumin coupon. I received the latest catalog yesterday - it has the "free cinnamon with $3 purchase" coupon. I love that they have fairly long purchase timeframes (the current one expires at the end of May). I always make a purchase when I redeem the free coupons anyway, so it won't alter my shopping habits at Penzeys. But I think this change is a sign of the times - tough times, for families *and* businesses.

Marcia in rural WNY said...

I just received my catalog today and I also have the purchase requirement. I do normally order by mail, but I have a store in Buffalo---which I've been in once or twice. Even then, I usually buy something anyhow! A year ago they had a box of 4 items--I seem to think it was maybe $5 or could have been free---that was one I really did appreciate. I am happy to spend my money for their superior products, but I do notice that I'm using a LOT more herbs than I used to. I have an herb garden in the summer, but when you get used to the extra flavors, you find they really add dimension to your meals.