For years, J.Crew has stood out as a key shopping destination for anyone eager to add quality, classic pieces to their wardrobe. If there’s one place you can be certain you’ll find the perfect fitting button-up work blouse, pencil skirt, or pair of tailored trousers that manage to look professional at meetings and cute at dinners out, J.Crew is that place.
The brand does quality merchandise so well that it has even morphed into a wedding shop destination for brides who favor simple, but smart, designs at far more affordable prices than you’ll find at most wedding boutiques.
Despite some super smart choices, the chain has suffered from a drop in sales recently. But don’t worry: a minor setback is not a reason to consider them down for the count. This fall, J.Crew will relaunch and give both its loyal customers and new fans of the store a few cool perks that make shopping at J.Crew stores and online even more convenient and fun.
As the excitement builds around this new and improved version of J.Crew, we bring you four shopping tricks everyone needs to know to get the most out of their shopping experience at this amazing shop.
4 J.Crew Shopping Tricks Every Shopper Should Know
1. Sign Up For J.Crew’s Rewards Program
The J.Crew Rewards program is an amazing perk offered to J.Crew shoppers. It’s free to sign up for this customer loyalty program. Simply visit a J.Crew store or go to jcrew.com or jcrewfactory.com and fill out the information card, including providing a valid email address. If you have an existing account, you will automatically be rolled over into the Rewards Program.
The first amazing reason you need to sign up pronto, especially if you do the bulk of your shopping online, is that you will receive free standard shipping on all purchases. The second reason is the points system.
You’ll earn one point for every dollar that you spend at J.Crew. Those points accumulate toward rewards, and when you get to 200 points you can begin redeeming points for money-saving benefits.
Just to give you an idea of how this all works, 200 points will grant you $5 off on your purchase. But remember: points expire after 12 months and you will have to start earning your points all over again in the new year — so be sure to use them up before they expire.
2. Wait To Shop J.Crew’s Sales
It’s no secret: J.Crew’s prices are not exactly a bargain, which is often the price you pay for quality merchandise. But if you are patient enough, you will usually find a sale is right around the corner. This is the perfect time to hunker down and invest in the seasonal pieces you need and want.
J.Crew’s Back-To-Campus sale, which takes place in late summer, is one of its most exciting and coveted sales. Items like jackets, blazers, cute jeans, and sweet blouses and tops are offered at 30 percent off the retail price. J.Crew’s website provides the code you’ll need to plug in when you’re all finished shopping and are ready to check out.
3. Sign Up For J.Crew Emails
You may be reluctant to sign up for emails because you figure that means a store will bombard you with annoying messages on a daily basis, but it really is worth your time to add your email address to J.Crew’s list. You’ll automatically receive an extra 15 percent off the first purchase you make after signing up and you’ll get access to new arrivals and sales before anyone else.
4. Pick Up J.Crew’s Red Phone If You Can’t Find What You Need
One of the coolest things about leaving your computer behind and actually shopping at a J.Crew store is its red phone option. If you have searched high and low for an item you love and your local store either doesn’t carry it or isn’t carrying it in your size, pick up any J.Crew red phone located in the store and you can order that item. Within 48 hours, J.Crew will send you this item via mail and won’t charge you for shipping.
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