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Old 11-27-2007, 01:19 PM   #11
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I prefer BB&B just because their employees seem to be more knowledgable of the products. I shop there for all my kitchen supplies. I used to shop at the Williams-Sonoma nearby, until I realized how overpriced they are!
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Old 11-27-2007, 01:38 PM   #12
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They aren't. They are just stiff competition of one another.

BBBY is the stock symbol for Bed, Bath and Beyond. They are ranked 419 on the Forbes 500 list. Linens and Things used to be traded in 2005 but is no longer traded as such. They were bought up by a company called Linens Holding. They are ranked 680 on the Forbes 500. So they aren't one in the same but do accept others' coupons much like Michael's and AC Moore accept each others' coupons.
That is what I thought which is why I was confused by what chave982 said about them being owned by the same company.
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Old 11-27-2007, 01:50 PM   #13
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That is what I thought which is why I was confused by what chave982 said about them being owned by the same company.
Well I was just saying IF they were owned by the same company...I wasn't sure myself.
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:00 PM   #14
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Linen and T closed where we are and BB&B opened in the same locations.
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:02 PM   #15
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when a company is willing to take a competitor's coupons, it is often referred to as a loss leader. same goes for the "beat any price" type of sales.

in other words, the store is willing to accept a small loss to encourage customers to come in to the store and hopefully buy other more profitable products, and to create customer loyalty.
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:00 PM   #16
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BB&B seems a little bit more high end IMO.
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:02 PM   #17
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I am pretty sure they both do. I know for sure that at least one of them does, but I am 99% sure the other one does too.
Around here, BBB takes Linens & Things coupons, but not the other way around.

As well, the BBB coupons NEVER really expire! and you can use up to four each store visit!
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Old 11-27-2007, 07:14 PM   #18
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More or less, they are interchangeable.
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