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Grinchy Politicians Abolish Tax-Free Weekend,But FCG Saves the Day

Posted by Jay Frucci on Sat, August 12, 2017 @ 09: 06 AM



Grinchy politicians refused to reinstate the sales tax holiday, a popular late-summer shopping tradition in Massachusetts. So we’re creating some fun of our own at FCG.  

Our solution is a game we call Pick a Winnah!

Befuddled by the Boston dialect? I’ll translate.

Everyone who makes a purchase at one of our three stores this weekend gets a discount on their merchandise. The discounts range from 6.25%, equal to the state sales tax, up to 20%. That’s more than three times the amount you’d have saved during the state’s tax-free holiday.

Here’s how the game is played: each of our three stores will have a bin filled with ping pong balls. Each ball will be labeled with a discount: 6.25%, 10%, 15% or 20%. Every customer gets to pick a ball before purchasing an item – and apply that discount to the price.

Everyone wins this weekend at FCG. And we’re tossing some more treats into the bins. A few lucky shoppers will pull out gift certificates for $50.    

All games have rules, and ours is no exception. The discount must be used immediately on a purchase. The game ends when the stores close on Sunday. Phone orders get a discount of 6.25%. You have to reach into the bin yourself to get those big discounts. 

Thinking ahead and looking to spruce up your home for the holidays? We have plenty of great options in our three showrooms from dining room sets to leather sectionals. Or maybe you’re trying to make a dorm room or a first apartment just a bit more livable? We have desks, bookcases, tables and even our own line of quality mattresses.

Check out our inventory online at and get ready to play. At FCG, we believe every customer is a “winnah.”