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Do you live in Philadelphia? If so, we envy you. The City of Brotherly Love not only has no sales tax on clothing, but it also boasts of the only Barneys Co-Op location to have a loyalty program. How did we not know about/go overboard with this earlier?
Well, according to the sales associates of the Rittenhouse Square Barneys Co-Op?which we randomly dropped into this weekend and discovered the program?it's only been around since the holidays and it's only for their stores and it's only still in testing phase. Pouty face!
But what about other excellent Barneys Co-Op stores in cities like Chicago, Miami, Georgetown, Austin and New York of course?will they be getting it as well?
Our SA hinted that thus far, Barneys looks to be happy with the way the program is progressing in Philly. Heck, we don't even live in the city and it took a whole millisecond for us to decide to sign up for one.
Did we mention that it's completely free to join? Similar to a discount card program at drugstore and bookstore chains, you just fill out your address info and they hand over your card with two mini versions for your key fob. They'll scan it whenever you make a purchase at the Barneys Co-Op in Philly, and once your cumulative spending totals $1,000, you get a $100 gift card. And even with sale items at the Co-Op, you know how easy it is to reach $1,000.
Even if they don't take the card chain-wide just yet, we think it'd work very well to expand it to the upcoming Co-Op locations in Santa Monica, CA and Brooklyn, NY. Just something more to pray for every night before bed.
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