Jos. A. Bank holds last ‘Buy 1, Get 3 Free’ suit sale
NEW YORK – Jos. A. Bank’s legendary “Buy 1, Get 3 Free” suit sale ends Sunday — forever.
The seemingly unbelievable sale has long been a hallmark of the company.
The men’s clothing store announced that it was the “last time ever to take advantage of this sale” in a note on its website. However, other sales and deals of the day will continue.
The sale had been scheduled to end on Thursday, but the store’s website said it was extended to Sunday.
Jos. A. Bank has been known for its markdowns. It even offered special recession deals in the past. During its “Risk Free Suit” promotion, Jos. A. Bank offered a refund to any customer who had lost his job — while allowing him to keep the suit.
A 2012 sale promised seven items for the price of one suit — two free suits, two shirts, two silk ties with an Android phone tossed in.
“Saturday Night Live” even poked fun at the sale in a sketch that featured a mom who used Jos. A. Bank suits to clean up messes around the house.
“With their innovative ‘Buy 1, Get 3 Free’ pricing, a suit from Jos. A. Bank is effectively cheaper than paper towels,” actress Vanessa Bayer says in the skit. “With four suits for the price of a modest dinner, I can feel good about throwing them away when I’m done.”
The men’s store did not respond to CNNMoney’s request for comment on why they are ending the famous sale.
Men’s Wearhouse purchased Jos. A. Bank for $1.8 billion in March 2014. The takeover came despite Jos. A. Bank’s attempts to prevent it — including a $2.4 billion bid to buy Men’s Wearhouse.
By Ahiza Garcia