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#1 toebaby  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 20, 2007 - 12:42 pm

Anybody ever camped out at Menards? I was just wondering. I thought they had some decent deals and the lot was packed by 6:30 a.m. when I arrived last year. (I still got out in 20 min. w/ 4 items thanx to the CS that opened an extra line). I was just wondering though... I never see anything about it and I love Menards.

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Posted Oct 22, 2007 - 4:21 am

I also adore Menards. They are actually better than you know who as far as I am concerned! I so hope they have another small fireplace this year!:cheesy:

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Posted Oct 22, 2007 - 6:06 am

I love Menards!! A couple of years ago, when we got done shopping the lines were clear to the end of the store. It took longer to check out than it did to shop! Also, the shopping carts were all gone, and people were hauling their stuff in rolling trashcans. Despit this, I love their blackfriday sales....I just wish they would put their merchandise where it's a bit easier to find!

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Posted Oct 22, 2007 - 6:52 am

I too love Menard's but I hate the lines to check out. Last year we went to Denny's to have coffee and wait for Menard's to open. When it open we still sat there and drank our coffee. We waited about 20 mins to go in and went around the entire store. Our plan back fired when we had to wait in line for well over an hour just to check out. I doubt they will have good deals this year. They seem to go every other year. But alas I need more candles. So I think Menard's, this year will be my last stop.

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Posted Oct 22, 2007 - 11:27 am

We got in line at Menards around 5 AM last year. There was a huge unorganized line (not like a Best Buy line). People pushed their way into the store when it opened. Luckily, my DH is 6' 3", so we didn't get hurt! The lines were all the way to the back of the store. It took us longer waiting in line then getting all the merchandise (which was not easily accessible - it was kind of like a goose chase at times)! That being said, we did get some good deals! :cheesy:

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Posted Oct 26, 2007 - 6:07 pm

Last year was awesome at my menards. I don't think it's worth camping out for though. My store open at 6am, or maybe it's 5am, don't recall. But I show up about 30-45 minutes before they open and I'm very close to the front. Doesn't mean all those people who wait in their cars till the end won't get in front of me...but anyway. Our store has balloons by the early bird specials, so you can see them all over the store! Plus last year I went to the very end cashier who was just standing there. I was out in 10 minutes with everything!! After I pulled out of my parking spot, I realized I shoudl have gone back in for more batteries, ugg.

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Posted Oct 29, 2007 - 7:28 am

One year I was first in line- Got there almost 2 hours before it opened however I was after bean bag chairs for my kids. If there is something very specific you are after it is probably worth being there early- probably not camping out though.

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Posted Oct 29, 2007 - 9:58 am

My Menard's store had a long, long line and the people who arrived just 10 minutes before opening drove into a full parking lot. Cars were parked along the curb, up the curb and even in the little rocky tree "islands." Those of us at the front of the line were "issued" shopping carts by the manager and he didn't allow you to refuse (so beware of your heels). The line extended from the front doors to edge of the building then into the parking lot (very long) then as they opened the doors all of the people who just showed up at opening time waltzed right in (they didn't have carts to push)...it made me very angry. It was very poorly organized. There were no balloons to mark where the special items were located inside the store, either. However, I bought some great bedsheets and a fabulous bath robe - who knew that bathrobes would be sold in the building materials/trim department? (Obviously!!). This year will be totally different - there is a new, expanded super-Menard's store now so no one knows quite what to expect.

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 6:40 am

Bring on the Menards ad! This is the one I can`t wait for!:lolrun:

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Posted Nov 10, 2007 - 10:52 pm

This is my last hope for a great BF. Otherwise, I haven't seen anything too promising. Don't get me wrong, I'll still be in line somewhere freezing my butt off. I just might not be spending like I usually do.

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Posted Nov 12, 2007 - 8:07 am

Somebody Please, I need this Ad. I need it. :gdchatter:

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Posted Nov 12, 2007 - 11:18 am

Ditto- Really I need this one to make my final decisions...

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Posted Nov 12, 2007 - 12:52 pm

me to, me to!

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Posted Nov 12, 2007 - 2:24 pm

ooooOOOooo I love Menards~ I make hubby drop me off every time We go to Fargo to visit his mom.... I go for Menards;)

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Posted Nov 12, 2007 - 5:37 pm

I love Menards, but it's never my first stop. They're always good for a few good items at ridiculously low prices. They'll be my 3rd or 4th stop, depending what their ad looks like.

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Posted Nov 12, 2007 - 6:29 pm

I think this year I will do the same. Menard's killed me last year, even after we waited to go in. I mean we literally sat at denny's drinking coffee watching people go in. And it still got me.

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Posted Nov 13, 2007 - 9:27 am

laying on the floor pounding my hands and feet:sidesplit :sidesplit I wnt MENARDS and I'd also like Shopko....prettttyyyyyyy please with a cherry on top?...lol:D
We're off the see the wizard...the wonderful wizard of oz.....

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Posted Nov 13, 2007 - 10:33 am

laying on the floor pounding my hands and feet:sidesplit :sidesplit I wnt MENARDS and I'd also like Shopko....prettttyyyyyyy please with a cherry on top?...lol:D


I want these too! Both are in my town and I'd like to stay close to home.

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Posted Nov 13, 2007 - 10:56 am

These are ALWAYS my first two stops - I really, REALLLLLLLY want the ads!!! Can anyone help? :confused:

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Posted Nov 13, 2007 - 2:07 pm

This is the 1 ad I am dying for! I live less than a mile from my menards and its the 1 and only place I have to go every BF. Parking isn't quite as crazy as others have mentioned, but we're quite a ways out of the city. I had to use a laundry basket last year to carry my things! But worth it.

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Posted Nov 13, 2007 - 6:13 pm

I have been checking everyda.... ok every hour for this ad, Pleazzzzzzzzzzeeeee. Somebody! I am dying here.

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Posted Nov 14, 2007 - 6:33 am

No ad yet :( I am thinking about emailing my local store manager and asking if he has any plans to stop line cutters this year. You know the ones who wait in their cars until opening and then rush the line butting off all us who have been waiting for an hour or more. It really pisses us off in line, but we haven't been able to handle it. We need store owners to step in and put up ropes or something!

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Posted Nov 14, 2007 - 6:58 am

I know you what you mean. Like I said in an earlier post we just sat there, watching people walk in. I can't stand that either and last year it was bitterly cold. Below 30 I think. I will never stand in line again. Because I am not going to stand there and freeze and then let someone who just got there get in before me. So I will wait until the line dies down a bit. Because I am sure your Menards is like mine they had alot of the stuff that was on sail. So I will wait. But I for sure will make Menards my very last stop. Not going to wait in line to check out either.

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Posted Nov 14, 2007 - 8:09 am

any idea when we will see this ad???? grr :mad: this is making me mad I want this ad and the shopko ad. I'm actually going to be by a shopko this year.

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Posted Nov 14, 2007 - 8:39 am

I usually hit Menards later in the morning, and still have good luck there. I'm anxious for this ad too...

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Posted Nov 14, 2007 - 12:44 pm

Made the mistake of going to menards one time and one time only, I wanted the car seats for 15$. INSANITY, It made walmart look like a stroll in the park on a warm summer day! may be good if your olympic training for the hurdles though.

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Posted Nov 15, 2007 - 8:42 am

I live in the town where the home store is and I also know many people the head offices and they would get fired if they leaked anything, even in web departments I have a in and they are scared ****less of loseing there jobs. So we will have to 3wait for them to send it out.

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Posted Nov 15, 2007 - 11:52 am

Menards is a great store. Really wanting their ad!

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Posted Nov 15, 2007 - 3:12 pm

Maybe there is one Menard's employee who likes to live dangerously. :) Seriously...every employee at every store who leaks an ad is at risk of losing their job, and THEY did it! If there are any Menard's employees reading this, you wouldn't let a little risk ruin the fun, would you? Signed, desperately hoping peer pressure works. lol

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Posted Nov 15, 2007 - 3:59 pm

Signed, desperately hoping peer pressure works. lol


Hear! Hear! I agree.:gdclap:




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