Complaint / review text:
This is for Michaels on McKnight Road in Pittsburgh PA.
My wife and I went to buy a foam poster board at Michaels. Signs in the store all said it was $5.99. There was no indication that it was "on sale". With a 50% off coupon that would make the price $3.00. The cashier said that the foam poster board was "on sale" for $5.49 and the coupon was no good. It was not marked anywhere else that this item was on sale - in store or on the website.
This hardly seems like a "sale" to me. This is a little over 8% off. How much does a price need to be cut for it to be considered a "sale" item? What if it was "on sale" for 5 cents off? Why does Michaels bother having these 50% discount coupons when most items are "on sale" for a few cents off to invalidate the coupon?