I've never actually bought from a brick and mortar AE store, nor worked with an SA from one (I do not live near either an AE store or an AE outlet, although I have dealt over the phone with the Jeffersonville outlet people). Would I, in theory, be able to just call up a random AE store and ask about getting a pair of Maritimes at the $125 price, say, tomorrow?
You can try. Not all SAs always honor the sale pricing early. Are you in a particular rush? The sale officially starts June 4, I believe.