I wanted to take this opportunity to personally thank Joan (Jaspermcgee) for being so kind and generous.
You see, slightly over a week ago, Joan had posted on the JCA blog that she would not be using her J Crew 25% off card and was willing to give it away.
Being Canadian sucks when it comes to J Crew because whenever J Crew engages in these Marketing giveaways (ie. Store Discount Cards), they never include their Canadian Buyers - which is rather Ethnocentric - in my opinion because, we Canadians own cars and will drive to the States to shop specifically in a J Crew Store(s) - so please don't forget about us hicks who live north of the 49th paralle. That said, I can also certainly understand why J Crew didn't include their Canadian followers for many would likely not drive to the States.
Anyway, I digress. I apologize.
Seeing that I didn't get a card, and seeing that Joan was offering to give away her card to someone who could actually use it, I emailed her and she generously offered to mail the card to me in Canada.
I personally think that it's soooo very kind of her to have done that. Thank you Joan!
I am planning to do my 3 hour drive to Bellevue in the next couple of weeks - definitely before the end of the month - so that I may spend my disposable Canadian income at J Crew.
I have read that J Crew is cracking down on these cards - meaning that they don't want others using them - other than the ones they've sent the cards to. I can certainly appreciate their position and I agree that they have every right to decide who they want to give these cards to and who they don't. However, I am hoping they don't give me a hard time about it. I truly hope that J Crew can see past the fact that I wasn't the true recipient of the card but that a kind and generous person gave me her card (she's never used it - it's still stuck to the invite) and that while I could easily spend my money here in Canada I'm choosing to spend my money at J Crew instead. That said, I hope that they'll accept my card and my hard-earned cash.
Regardless if they do or not, I want to take this opportunity to thank Joan nonetheless. And as promised, I will be posting pictures of my purchases, so stay tuned!
Thanks once again Joan! Hugs, K (Crew_Girl_in_Canada)