Quick question: Club Monaco offers free shipping on orders over $150 in Canada. If I only wanted a pair of $5 socks, could I then in theory also order a $200 dollar sweater to get over the free shipping mark, then immediately return the sweater once I got my package, saving me in the end 8 dollars (their standard shipping fee on orders under $150)?
Is this a thing? Do people do this all the time at other stores and I'm just realizing this little free shipping loophole now? And yes, my name is George Costanza.
To be fair they provide free shipping as an incentive for you to overbuy, which will increase their revenue and probably profit too if you happen to like the things you throw in. It works for them. But does it work for you to make a $200 purchase for a pair of sock and spend time returning the sweater? You decide.