17 Responses

  1. Marj
    Marj
    January 26, 2014 at 11:07 am |

    Yippee! Another great reason to buy Lion Brand Yarns!

  2. rlbknox
    rlbknox
    January 26, 2014 at 5:26 pm |

    But I live in Maryland!!!!!! How about online purchasers from out of state? Not only am I a senior citizen but a former army nurse. I buy my Lion Brand yarns from a local Michael’s and occasionally from your online website.

    1. Lion Brand Yarn Studio
      January 28, 2014 at 4:32 pm |

      I’m sorry ribknox. With a retail store you can check people’s IDs in person which could not be done with online orders. Since retail stores and ecommerce sites are run differently we often need to have different promotions than the corporate site and vise versa. I would suggest that you subscribe to the Weekly Stitch newsletter to learn about deals online: https://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/mailinglist/userMaint.cgi?action=changeMailingLists&groupKey=11

    2. karen
      karen
      March 1, 2014 at 9:38 pm |

      Michaels gives a 10% discount for all senior citizens, on top of their other coupons.

  3. "J"
    "J"
    January 27, 2014 at 8:37 am |

    I agree with ribknox; I live in North Carolina and make afghans for my church. Really like working with LION BRAND YARN!!!!

    1. Lion Brand Yarn Studio
      January 28, 2014 at 4:32 pm |

      With a retail store you can check people’s IDs in person which could not be done with online orders. Since retail stores and ecommerce sites are run differently we often need to have different promotions than the corporate site and vise versa. I would suggest that you subscribe to the Weekly Stitch newsletter to learn about deals online: https://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/mailinglist/userMaint.cgi?action=changeMailingLists&groupKey=11

  4. nilaco
    nilaco
    January 27, 2014 at 10:16 am |

    Why not online also? I am a small rancher in the back country of rural New Mexico and no yarn shop within hundreds of miles. My only option is online for which I am eternally thankful to have. We are seniors and retired military living the self reliant life. Throw us a bone!

    1. Lion Brand Yarn Studio
      January 28, 2014 at 4:31 pm |

      It is mostly a practical issue. With a retail store you can check people’s IDs in person which could not be done with online orders. Since retail stores and ecommerce sites are run differently we often need to have different promotions than the corporate site and vise versa. I would suggest that you subscribe to the Weekly Stitch newsletter to learn about deals online: https://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/mailinglist/userMaint.cgi?action=changeMailingLists&groupKey=11

  5. Patricia
    Patricia
    January 28, 2014 at 2:56 pm |

    OK I am in, I like this. Thank you.

  6. Juanita Beach
    Juanita Beach
    February 12, 2014 at 8:09 pm |

    You can start asking for driver’s licence numbers…if they don’t have one, they aren’t in

  7. Juanita Beach
    Juanita Beach
    February 12, 2014 at 8:10 pm |

    there are ways to verify the age of the person you’re selling to, isn’t there?

  8. Sunnie
    Sunnie
    February 21, 2014 at 11:19 am |

    I just purchased a class but was told I can apply neither this Senior discount nor the anniversary discount that was emailed to me yesterday. Since this is a purchase and there was no statement of conditions or exceptions that would constrain these discount offers, I am baffled at having the discount refused. Please let me know if this can be corrected on my behalf. Many thanks, SC

    1. Gretchen
      Gretchen
      February 21, 2014 at 4:32 pm |

      Hi Sunnie,

      You purchased a Master Class with a special guest teacher. If you check out our “Ways to Save” page on this website you will see that none of our discounts are valid for Master Classes. It would not be fair to the many customers who attend our Master Classes to offer you a discount when no one else has been able to apply one of the many discounts we offer to the purchase of a Master Class.

      Our website clearly presents Master Classes as a separate category for this reason. We strive to keep all of our class prices affordable but we cannot offer unrestricted discounts and would not be able to host guest teachers at all if we discounted their classes.

  9. josephdupont
    josephdupont
    March 29, 2014 at 4:09 pm |

    there are many in senior citizens homes who love to knit but can’t afford to buy as much yarn as they might like. Do you have any programs for them . i know that there was an organization that got knitted hats for visiting sailors in nyC. some how these programs could be merged.

  10. Juanita Beach
    Juanita Beach
    March 30, 2014 at 12:54 am |

    You can start requiring a driver’s license from out of state people, and then you WOULD have a way of verifying their age. Or a SSN, but that’s getting a little sticky. With needing the DL #, not everyone will be able to order because not everyone drives, although most do.

    1. prettypattypaterson
      April 25, 2017 at 6:28 pm |

      I am curious to know how you can verify a persons drivers licence number on an online order? A mail order dept. is not a DMV. Anyone could make up a licence number and mail order clerks cannot be inspected to research that every license is valid.

  11. Carol
    Carol
    October 10, 2017 at 5:31 pm |

    About this discussion: I understand Lion’s position here – as age verification with online purchases is difficult if not impossible. But that also makes it difficult for many of us who are mostly “homebound” – who knit or crochet to maintain our sanity. And many of us like to make items to donate to charities…but cannot afford to be buying yarn for these charity projects if they can’t get a break on price.
    I will say that Lion’s prices are lower than some brands – and the quality of the yarn is superior to those yarns which are less expensive as well! But there is a bit of a conundrum here – as we want to keep our hands (and our minds!) occupied, while being homebound and unable to keep up our former active lifestyles. But I also understand that far too many people in today’s world are greedy and will take advantage of a company’s largesse and lie about their age just to get discount.
    I do wish there were a way to prove age – and no! Social Security numbers are not the answer…too risky, in my opinion…and there are even too many cases of stolen SS numbers being used. And, in fact, that would require Lion to have staff just to verify and check these SS numbers to verify ages…
    Hmmmm! If only there were an answer to this! For example, right now, I would like to buy enough yarn to make a pattern I just bought yesterday (Worsted Weight) – as far as I know, there are no ‘specials’ at Lion right now. So I have to search through other sites trying to find the best price I can if I want to pursue buying yarn to make this new project! Because my SS checks only go so far…and with medications and food to buy, + the Medicare payment coming out every month…there’s not always enough left over to buy the yarn I would so love to buy.
    So instead, I’m going through my stash and making some beanies for a friend whose goal is to have 100 beanies made in time for Christmas donation to charity. And that “new” project will just have to wait.
    Practicing patience is always good for the soul, I guess.

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