DEAR ABBY: I recently went to a sporting goods store to buy new golf shoes. I had a $25-off coupon to be used on any apparel sold in the store.
When I presented the coupon, the store manager informed me that shoes are not considered "apparel" and he would not honor the discount! Aren't shoes considered to be apparel? -- BAREFOOT IN MIAMISBURG, OHIO
DEAR BAREFOOT: Yes, they are. And if there were any exclusions, they should have been mentioned on the coupon.