I was in an AE Full-Retail store this past weekend and they told me there wasn't a Memorial Day sale going on. Not sure if they were just saying that to make me buy something then, or if thats the truth.
I told them I knew the Shoebanks were having a sale, but the SA continued to say they were not having one.
The outlet stores and the AE retail stores are not the same and have different sales. The SA was telling you the truth for AE retail stores and likely had no clue the outlets have a sale on seconds.