Post from SHOT Meet Up Group

So if any of you gals are like me, then you must love a deal, discount, steal, sale, clearance, bargain, closeout, giveaway, value, low price, markdown, nominal price, reduction, overstock....and one of my favorites "additional __% or $__ off!"

Well I thought that I would share some of my tips and tricks to getting smashing steals on scrapbook stuff.

Most of us probably cut and use coupons for our LSS (local scrapbook stores) and big box craft stores like Michael's, Hobby Lobby, and Joanns. I love going to places like these where you get to touch and feel the pretty papers, bewitching bling, sassy stickers, adorable alphas, precious punches, seductive stamps, enchanting embellishments, and smart scrappin' tools! Well I am here to tell you about some of the places online that you can stock up on some fabulous finds for almost pennies (well really…a few quarters, nickels and dimes but still a steal is a steal no matter how small)!

I love DEAL a DAY sites… I know there are lots of them out there for NSPR (non-scrapbook related) stuff, but there are some ultra cool Scrapbook steal sites available to us if we just search a bit. Here are my faves!

- www.ScrapbookSteals.com

This site launched not too long ago. They offer $5 shipping every day on all purchases, and most of the products are generally 25-75% off.

- www.FlowerstoFlourishes.com

This one is the bomb! The owner of this site offers some mega deals daily! Her shipping varies per item, but it usually runs around $.99 to $4.99. Lately she’s been doing some $.99 and $1.99 shipping on all purchases. A few weeks ago I purchased 5 packs of 7 Gypsies Rub-Ons for $7.99 + $2.99 shipping. What a steal!?

- www.CropChocolate.com

This site offers some delicious deals… not only are they a deal a day site, but they sometimes offer MULTIPLE deals a day. They have a cute blog that I follow. They offer giveaways, free shipping deals, and some decadent discounts if you don’t mind me saying. They recently started their Crop a la Carte, where you sign in and purchase deals for the week. They combine shipping on all of your steals and send all of your items to you at once. Just a wonderful site!

- www.CraftySteals.com

Another wonderful steal a day site here! I follow this blog as well. Right now she’s offering sweet shipping deals, and for the next month EVERY item each day is Halloween themed to get you in the mood for the spookiest season of the year!

- www.PeachyCheap.com

This place is just peachy and cheap!!! Shipping is usually $3.99 to $4.99 daily. Sometimes even cheaper, sometimes even free! Peachy Cheap is known for their lovely grab bags that are $9.99 + shipping, and they full of surprises from brand named paper slabs to American Crafts Thickers (thick Alpha stickers), embellishments, and other cool croppin’ stuff! Check ‘em out!

- www.KindredCreationsIdeas.blogspot.com

Okay, so this is definitely one of my favorite sites. The owner of this site hosts a little shop on her web forum, and monthly they have Auctions starting at just pennies. They had their September Auction this past weekend, and I won a pack of Daisy D’s die-cut frames for $.02. I mean 2 cents people!!! The fees alone on Paypal cost more than that, so she is giving them to me for free. No I am not even paying shipping. Today’s deal on her blog is a 2 pack of American Crafts Thickers (Chit Chat in orange and pink) for $4.50 +$1.50 shipping. That’s 2 packs of Thickers for the price of 1; what a steal?! This is one of the first sites I check on daily because she keeps her shipping costs low… I think the most I’ve ever seen for shipping was $5.00, but usually it’s around $1.00-2.50. Her deals are definitely the cheapest around. Even cheaper than the other sites above! Some brands that I see on her site include: Crate Paper, P is for Pebbles, Daisy D’s, Three Bugs in a Rug, and American Crafts.

- www.ScrapbookMoja.com

I don’t know too much about this site, and the other day it wasn’t working, but before their site started having complications they sold bigger scrapbook items like the Yudu from Provocraft, the Cricut, Your Story, and even scrapbook totes like the Navigator. They had some awesome deals, so I hope that they come back and give us more opportunities to buy up those deals and discounts at closeout prices!

- www.DailyMemories.com

I don’t like this site too much, but I thought I’d share it anyway. Sometimes they offer scrapbook deals. In the last month that I’d checked them they’ve had 1 scrapbook steal and everything else is mostly home d├ęcor items. Not my favorite, but I’m sure that someone can find something fabulous here!

If any of you gals know of anymore deal a day sites online PLEASE let us know! I for one know that I would visit it daily!

Okay and on to some wonderful sites online that I love to visit just for scrapbook fun! Most of these sites have forums and stores that I participate and shop for stuff on.

- www.ScrapFreak.com

Mama Freak Monica put this site together that offers a store, forum and gallery. I participate on the forums daily, and when I find time I upload my scrapbook related images into the gallery. Her store is wonderful too for all of us North Texans. She offers 10% off daily on all her of products, and host sales generally 1 time per month. You can find out about her discounts, challenges and other announcements through her monthly newsletter; sign up on her website. Her scrapbook store is done right out of her home in Highland Village, TX, so although she offers a cheap $5 shipping on all orders and free shipping on orders of $60 or more, it’s free to pick up from her house, and generally orders are ready for pick up by the next day.

- www.TwoPeasinaBucket.com

This is a big box online retailer of scrapbook and other cool crafty things! They offer daily deals, a large forum, and free shipping on orders of $50 or more with their monthly free ship code, available in their newsletters. This is a great place to find deals on ALL of your favorite brands.

- http://txscrapmania.com/

I like this site because it stays up to date on all the Texas retreats, events, boards, meet-ups, and local scrap shops. This is the site that I found my favorite LSS: Scrappin’ Bunnies and SHOT meet-up group, GREAT site if you are looking for a place to retreat to and a crop; great starting place for beginner scrappers like myself.

- http://52sketches52weeks.com/

- http://pagemaps.com/

Both of these sites are great to find sketches on the fly. If you need some inspiration too both of these sites have great little galleries.

- www.ScrapbookPictures.com

If you are looking for a place to host your images, edit and print your photos then this is the PLACE. They are inexpensive, and their coupon codes can be found on Retail Me Not. The most recent code is for 15 free prints. They have LOW shipping everyday unlike some places I’ve used online, and the picture quality is better than ones that I’ve gotten from Walmart, Target, and Walgreens. They are number 1!!!

Here is a list of retailers and other websites that you can find CLOSEOUT prices on scrapbooking items where you may not ordinarily look for scrap stuff…

- Big Lots

- Tuesday Morning

- Walmart

- Target

- www.Overstock.com

- www.Amazon.com

- www.Craigslist.com

- www.TapeDepot.com

- Dollar General

- Dollar Tree

So I’m finished for now, but I would love to see your comments of some of the places that you find wicked awesome deals on your scrapbook finds.

Where do you go? What are some things that you find? What are some places that you just have to visit online when you think of SCRAPBOOKING!?

Thanks Gals,

Gabrielle Watson

www.fromwatsonwithlove.blogspot.com

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