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#31 Rockfordmom  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 7:47 pm

Our Menards' line is sooo long on BF its insane! Its like the line from Target combined with half of Best Buys!! We never go to Menards on BF because by the time we get done with our usual stores (walmart, target, bb) Menards is soo packed!!


They have very poor line management at Menards as well as no one outside watching line cutters like other stores do. But I still go there every year and spend more than any other store!

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Posted Nov 14, 2008 - 7:09 am

We were at Menards last night and they had a ton of mens sweatshirts. DH wouldn't let me walk down the aisle where they usually stockpile their stuff (they were getting ready to close and he still had to work on something when we got home) but I could definitely see shirts!

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Posted Nov 14, 2008 - 7:49 am

Our Lines aren't to bad outside, but man standing in line to check out, wow! It took my sis and I 45 minutes just to get to a register. Which wasn't too bad, considering the year before was 1 and 1\2 hours. I probably will go again this year, but maybe not. It all depends on the ad.

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Posted Nov 14, 2008 - 8:06 am

nobody has the ad yet for this, not even the stores yet. As for the boot warmers and steak knives stuff. They always have that stuff this time of year. It might be in the ad for cheaper but they have it every year.

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Posted Nov 14, 2008 - 8:27 am

They built a new Menards by us, so it might be my first stop this year. Can't wait!!!

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Posted Nov 14, 2008 - 11:51 am

I contacted Menards through their website and informed them of the chaos in the lines last year and that they might do well to control it (the line rushers). A real person emailed me back within a couple hours saying they'd look into it. I encourage all of you to do the same.

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Posted Nov 14, 2008 - 11:57 am

I want my cheap batteries! Come on Menards!

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Posted Nov 14, 2008 - 7:39 pm

We were at menards this weekend and noticed large numbers of mixing bowl sets (stainless and ceramic), boot warmers, inflatable beds, steak knife sets, flatware sets, and boxes of crayola markers/coloring book sets.

Also: there were pots/pans sets (aluminum type) as well as baking sets with cupcake pans and the like.


I was here tonight and noticed a TON of Crayola stuff I am soooo excited about this I hope they come out with the ad soon

#39 Rockfordmom  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 14, 2008 - 8:52 pm

I contacted Menards through their website and informed them of the chaos in the lines last year and that they might do well to control it (the line rushers). A real person emailed me back within a couple hours saying they'd look into it.

I encourage all of you to do the same.


I did the same thing like a month ago and was told the same thing. I thought they would contact me again about it but they haven't, maybe if enough people complain they will do something about it this year. I said that I hoped they didn't wait until someone got hurt and said that other stores have employees, security or police outside to control the crowds and they have nothing.

People are so ignorant! They stand in the parking lot near the door and see the line wrapped around the front of the store, pretending to talk on their cell phones, and run into the store when it opens, and it happens every year.

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Posted Nov 15, 2008 - 5:27 pm

I love Menards on Black Saturday-they still have plenty of the stuff I want (usually) and the place is practically deserted.I tried to go there one BF after I did Meijer and I saw the lines and walked right out (came back the next day tho).

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Posted Nov 16, 2008 - 6:56 pm

I am eagerly waiting for this ad. I need batteries! Haha, if you've been to Menards for BF you know what I am talking about.
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Posted Nov 16, 2008 - 7:03 pm

I am eagerly waiting for this ad. I need batteries! Haha, if you've been to Menards for BF you know what I am talking about.


:yup: I think we picked up about 10 packs last year. With everything taking mostly AA and the price they have, it's a smart thing to do. I will be doing the same this year also. I was in 2 different Menards today. I noticed lots of stuff they regularly have on BF. Pizza ovens I believe are back. I need a new one. We use it as a toaster and everything.

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Posted Nov 16, 2008 - 7:08 pm

Come on Menards!!!

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Posted Nov 17, 2008 - 5:37 pm

I think last year this was posted because someone got it in the paper early. Any word?

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Posted Nov 17, 2008 - 6:03 pm

This is the only ad that I'm still waiting for. GRRRRRRRRRRRR...I hope someone posts it soon

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Posted Nov 20, 2008 - 8:35 am

No one has their hands on it yet? :( I'm seriously considering bribing/begging/mugging an employee for it...

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Posted Nov 20, 2008 - 9:48 am

No one has their hands on it yet? :( I'm seriously considering bribing/begging/mugging an employee for it...


Indeed.

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Posted Nov 20, 2008 - 9:59 am

I wonder if they'll have deodorant this year? I remember a few years ago walking through the store the week before BF and wondering why in the world they had a whole display of mens deodorant. And then I saw in the ad. LOL they will get the weirdest stuff for BF!

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Posted Nov 21, 2008 - 3:55 am

Two years ago we waited for someone to post the ad. It never happened until, I do believe the night before Thanksgiving. Then when we got our paper, we anxiously opened it, found every ad except for Menards. We had to go online to look at the ad. I hope that does'nt happen again. My Sis was so mad.

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Posted Nov 21, 2008 - 3:59 am

Our paper today had the biggest Menards ad I've ever seen. But it isnt the BF one:mad:
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Posted Nov 21, 2008 - 6:03 am

I remember last year getting the ad on the Sunday before BF. I also have a family member who works for a newspaper - I will try to get in contact with him today to see if the flyer is already shipped to them. :)
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Posted Nov 21, 2008 - 6:15 am

I know parameter parusing showed that probably they will have the fleece throws again. Regular price they were around $3.88 or something close to that so I would imagine they will probably run $1.88 or something similar. Just a guess bhased on past years. Also I noticed they had some family size skillets. If you look at some of the sales this week as well as some of the last weeks you can get an idea what may be on sale. Parameter parusing the Monday before BF usually can give you a decent idea of some of the things that are on sale. Of course they have some of these items out on the floor- just not as good of a price on BF.

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Posted Nov 21, 2008 - 7:06 am

They ALWAYS have really cheap blankets, wrapping paper, candles, throw rugs and great prices hand tools, dvds, toys, some sort of electronics, batteries

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Posted Nov 21, 2008 - 7:46 am

Surprisingly I haven't received the ad yet. We get a lot of local free newspapers so we get quite a few ads early. I'm guessing either Monday or Tuesday by the latest I should have it. If it's not already posted, I'll scan and send it to the mods or whatever the process is. Not Menards related but I received the Joann Fabrics ad yesterday and it is awful! I looked through it multiple times looking for all the deals. I'll scan it when I get a couple free minutes from work.

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Posted Nov 21, 2008 - 12:05 pm

Does anybody know...if they do not come out with an ad will they still have HUGE deals?? Once you get there will they have an ad?? Or, will everybody be lining up there by 6 and trample one another to get through the store to possibly see what all the deals are??:cheesy:

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Posted Nov 21, 2008 - 12:12 pm

Does anybody know...if they do not come out with an ad will they still have HUGE deals?? Once you get there will they have an ad?? Or, will everybody be lining up there by 6 and trample one another to get through the store to possibly see what all the deals are??:cheesy:



They have an ad and they have deals, they just have not released the info yet.

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Posted Nov 21, 2008 - 1:27 pm

I really want this ad. My plan is currently WalMart, then Kohls, then Target... but Menards may reconfigure that order... Luckily they are all within 1 block.

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Posted Nov 21, 2008 - 1:30 pm

This is the last one I'm waiting on to finalize my plans :razz:
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Posted Nov 21, 2008 - 5:15 pm

Does anybody know...if they do not come out with an ad will they still have HUGE deals?? Once you get there will they have an ad?? Or, will everybody be lining up there by 6 and trample one another to get through the store to possibly see what all the deals are??:cheesy:


They have an ad, but if you line up at 6am, you're late! Lines at mine started at 4:45 last year! I was there at 5:15 and was about 50th. But you still get trampled! Menards is THE worst with crowd control and line jumpers! Every year I hope and pray they put out tape to stop line jumpers, but so far not luck, you just have to hope everyone in front of you is mean doesn't let them in.


And yeah, is this going to be THE last ad to be leaked?? I know I'm not waiting on any other ads, even WM is out, geez Menards, let us know!!!

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Posted Nov 21, 2008 - 5:58 pm

I guess I'm pretty lucky. Our Menards has some pretty calm people shopping there. I've never been pushed, shoved, or anything there. Hopefully it will come out soon. I too am waiting on it.




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