Cooperative reimbursements from vendors
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2011
|Cooperative reimbursements from vendors|
|Cooperative reimbursements from vendors||
This element represents the entire disclosure related to vendor rebates and price protection, which are recorded when earned as a reduction to cost of sales or merchandise inventory, as applicable. Cooperative reimbursements from vendors, which are earned and available, are recorded during the period in which the related advertising expenditure is incurred.