Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Bloomingdales Friends & Family

Pre-sale for the upcoming Bloomingdales friends and family has begun. The sale officially begins on Monday but those in the know can start pre-saling their purchases in the store now. The discount is 25% off fashion and home and 20% off jewelry. Online shoppers can use the code FRIENDS.



In the past, the exclusions haven't been too extensive. Designer collections, beauty and fragrance are never included in the promotion. Although the discount can't be applied to beauty purchases there is usually a gift with purchase incentive.

If you're interested in buying designer merchandise, including Chanel, we suggest you take advantage of Bloomingdale's power points. For the term of friends and family you can earn $25 Power Points for every $100 you spend. That means that if you purchase a $2000 Prada boots, you will receive a $500 gift card that can be applied in 60-days to anything in the store. To get your Power Points you must be a loyalist but that really means just signing up for a bonus card.

We admit that Bloomingdales can sometimes be a nightmare to shop --too much merchandise, too many promotion exclusions, conflicting incentives. Friends have had lots of luck taking advantage of in-store pickup. On product pages you can sort according to "In-Store Pickup" and all your purchases will be pulled and waiting for you at the customer service department on the 3rd floor. Once you get there, you can try everything on and just take the items you like.

The friends and family promotion runs through Sunday, April 10 and the discount can also be applied to sale items. This striped Milly trapeze dress will come to $350 from $800, a Vince cotton mesh dress will be about $225 from $400 and Rebecca Minkoff dress with fringe will be $175 from $300.

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