11/10/19 – There’s a huge Ann Taylor haul in today’s post.
Update 8PM ET: Get FREE shipping + 40% off + an extra 11% off at LOFT. Use code OHMYGOURD.
11/9/19 – A few new Abercrombie reviews are now up in today’s post.
11/6/19 – There’s a brand new post today!
Ann Taylor has a current sale but the better promo code is THANKS1 for 50% off full-price styles (excludes suiting, cashmere and third-party merchandise). I placed a huge order of items to try yesterday since this discount overlapped with the ALL Rewards Cardmember First Tuesday discount for an extra 15% off. The discount wasn’t working online yesterday but I was able to call Customer Service so that they could apply the Cardmember discount to my order.
J.Crew Factory has a sale for up to 60% off styles for all plus get an extra 20% off items in the Party shop and save an extra 40% off clearance styles. Use code SOFANCY. I ordered the Vail parka in the new golden yellow color to try and this pretty statement necklace. This bow coat is back in black this year! See it on me in this blog post. Refer to all of my J.Crew Factory reviews here.
Refer to my Insta Shop for some of my recent sales picks and highlights.
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Use the pick up in-store option to in lieu of ordering the $125+ minimum needed to get free shipping (the Cardmember minimum shipping is $75+). Note that in-store inventory is not guaranteed so if you really want an item it may be best to order it online versus using the in-store pick up option.
Sign up for ShopRunner and enjoy free 2-day shipping on orders of $25+ at Ann Taylor. You also get free mail returns for orders placed using the ShopRunner shipping option but as always you can return your online orders in stores. For ShopRunner mail returns of Ann Taylor merchandise you go through the usual online return process so it will look like you’re being charged for the return label but once the return package is scanned by UPS or USPS you will receive your quick refund the next business day. You’ll see the free return in an updated email confirmation of the refund amount. If you do not see a timely return for Shop Runner mail returns then then I would call Customer Service. Being a member of ShopRunner allows me to buy exactly what I want without adding filler items to my shopping cart. I originally signed up for ShopRunner via PayPal for a free membership for two years. ShopRunner is also a complimentary service for AmEx and MasterCard holders! I have since signed up for ShopRunner through MasterCard after my ALL Rewards card was upgraded to a World MasterCard.
I’m not sure how much of this old article from 2012 still holds true but I really wish LOFT would also offer ShopRunner as a shipping option. Once in a while LOFT will do a flash sale with free shipping.
Lastly, the shipping fee is waived for online orders placed in stores via their special iPad devices at both LOFT and Ann Taylor stores. Ask an associate for assistance and tell them which item(s) you would like to order.
If you’re a LOFT or Ann Taylor cardholder you can save get an additional 15% off (automatically applied at checkout) on the first Tuesday of each month. This cardmember perk can be combined with all current promotions*! I shared how to shop during the sweet spot of the cardmember discount in this old post.
Occasionally the stars align and LOFT and Ann Taylor sales overlap with the first Tuesday of the month. Whenever this happens I try to hold out until midnight 12AM while it’s technically Tuesday Eastern time (but it’s still Monday Pacific time) to save an extra 15% off at checkout (no code needed). This extra cardmember discount works on top of all current promotions. The downside of waiting until the tail end of a sale to place an order is running the risk of having your item and/or size sell out in the more popular items. However, if you’re patient then sizes eventually pop back due to returns.
– 12-3AM ET on Tuesdays is the sweet spot of the tail-end of a sale.
– 12-3AM ET on Wednesdays is another sweet spot because sometimes new sales promotions start on Wednesdays at 12AM ET.
Remember to make those extra savings work in your favor!
*The first Tuesday cardmember offer is combinable with other promotions but it is not combinable with cardmember offers or coupons.
If you’re a Boston local you can use the Prudential Center’s PRUferred Card to save 20% off your full-price purchase at LOFT (excludes Lou & Grey) or Ann Taylor. There is no minimum purchase amount required to use the card. The PRUferred discount works on full-price and full-price promotional items. I called the Prudential LOFT store for clarification and they confirmed that the PRUferred card will not work on top of store wide (percentage off) sales so the card will not work when the store is having a 40% off everything sale. However, the PRUferred card will combine on top of promotions on select full-price items (e.g. $39.50 pants and jeans). Stop by the Concierge Desk located in the Center Court to pick up a PRUferred card for free.
If you’re looking for a review of a specific item you can always search my blog by the exact item name. Alternatively, the search terms ‘whatjesswore’ + the exact product name in your preferred search engine should also reveal whether or not I’ve reviewed the item on my blog. I am usually the first search result if a prior review is available. You can also reference Reviews & Try-Ons for a visual organization of the most recent reviews organized by retailer.
Check out this blog post from a former employee to learn more about shopping and saving at LOFT and Ann Taylor.