It does appear as the good times at J Crew have ended for now.
Just tried a test order and the 2 test items (Alden) I tried no longer work no longer work with the Promo code.
I don't believe so either. Typically only the very stupid would continue to make the same mistake. I agree that this is something they have decided to do.
What do you think J.Crew's profit margin on the Alden shoes? But it seems they intentionally hold off couple Alden models from the sale two nights ago. I really have no idea if it is intentional or not. One thing I noticed different from their disclaimer is:
Copied from J.crew website:
*25% offer valid on purchases of $150 or more before taxes are added. 30% offer valid on purchases of $250 or more before taxes are added. Valid on qualifying purchases made in J.Crew stores or at jcrew.com from 11/29/12, 12:01am ET through 12/2/12, 11:59pm ET. Offer is not valid at J.Crew Factory stores; jcrewfactory.com; J.Crew 769 Madison Avenue, NY location; Ludlow Shop at 50 Hudson location, NY; Ludlow Shop at Copley, MA location, or on phone orders. Offers cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other promotion. To redeem online, enter the code WINTER at checkout. Discount not valid on purchases of certain third-party branded merchandise or men's suiting. Free shipping is valid for shipments to the U.S. and Canada on online orders of $150 or more, before taxes are added, shipped via regular ground shipping (3 to 6 business days). Offers are valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Terms of offers are subject to change.
They used to say "discount is not valid on all the third-party branded merchandise" I tried to put a Barbour jacket in the cart two days ago and the Bedale jacket was discount to $260. I probably agree with dotcomzzz about their marketing strategies. One thing I can say is J.Crew is screwing up the Alden economies here. I am not sure if that contribute to the decline of quality control since J.crew is helping them to sell so many shoe a day.