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More specifically, my question is about the Material Mondays perk. Let me go into a little detail.
I, like many seamstresses that go before me, have acquainted myself with the convoluted clustermuck that is the Pattern Pricing Predicament. I’m fortunate enough that most of the time, I can get most patterns I want at Jo-Ann’s and on sale for $1-$2. I just have to be patient.
But a little bit ago, there were two patterns that Jo-Ann’s refused to restock. I figured it was because, during sales, these popular patterns were selling out. Or that my evil pattern twin was coming in before sales and hiding them. (We all know that people do it. I read about these
horrible — wait genius — no, horrible ladies on Gertie’s blog.)
Eventually I gave up and decided to get them on sale at the McCall’s Pattern website. And I also went in for the Club BMV membership. In addition to 20% off all patterns and Vogue subscriptions, it also boasts a weekly chance to win fabric in something called “Material Mondays.” Ooooooo.
It’s this “Material Mondays and Other Exclusive Giveaways” that had me curious. So two months after buying that membership, I thought “what’s going on with that giveaway?” And I found the rules on the website:
So on July 20th, I go and try to sign up. But wait, the thing hasn’t been updated in 3 weeks.
What are the chances this is a real thing– that McCall Pattern Company is selecting members on a weekly basis and sending a length of fabric?
What do you guys think is going on here?
Have any of you ever heard of anyone winning?
Or maybe I’m wrong in deducing that Material Mondays is a weekly thing. Maybe it’s monthly? Let’s discusssssssss!