it was inevitable

store closing signOn Monday I tossed a whole stack of Bed Bath & Beyond coupons into the recycle basket in my office. It reduced the size of my coupon folder by half. Why would I do that?

On Sunday Terry and I made a routine trip to Bed Bath & Beyond (BBY as we call it), a couple of “20% off one item” coupons in hand, to get ice cube trays. (Sometimes we use more ice than the ice maker can keep up with and one of our trays had a crack in it.) There were big signs saying Clearance — Store Closing — All Sales Final. We weren’t surprised.

I wrote back in June about how the chain was struggling and how I couldn’t find what I was looking for on one particular trip. I wondered how long our local store would last. We have that answer now.

I like BBY, but I’m not going to go out of my way to get there. The two closest stores will now each be about thirty minutes away and it’s just not worth it. Hence my tossing that stack of coupons. Between Target and Amazon we’ll be just fine.

Still, it’s a convenience we’re losing and local jobs that will be lost. The latter, especially, is not a good thing.

Bed Bath & Beyond coupons



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