Tales of a Super Shopper – Bargain Alert

Hi there blog friends!!  I wanted to give you a little heads up on some super shopping I did this week that allowed me to stock up on some things but at the same time get them at a discounted price that is not normally available.   I would never have put this combination together, but once I was in the store, it all clicked and I thought – aha!, time to stock up.  This week Hobby Lobby is selling their crafting adhesives, all brands, for 40% off.  This week Michaels is letting you take 25% off your entire purchase, including sale items.  Lucky me, we have both Hobby Lobby and Michaels where I live and our Michaels will price match with Hobby Lobby.  So, I went and stocked up on all the adhesives I use – glue dots, Scotch ATG gun tape, Zip Dry, 3M Foam Tape, etc.  Basically once I showed the Michaels cashier my Hobby Lobby Flyer – she took 40% off each of my adhesives then I gave her my Michaels coupon that took 25% off of everything but clearance.  To give you an example, their Scotch ATG refills are two in a box for $5.99 with 40% discount I’m down to $3.59 with 25% discount I’m down to $2.69, which made those refills for my ATG gun $1.35 each.  Woo hoo!!  I can’t get them anywhere in the world for that price!!    So this runs all week . . . just sayin’ :-)

I’m nursing a little migraine today, but if Aleve has it’s way, I’ll be back in the saddle later on!!  Otherwise, I’m not foolin’ ya . . . tomorrow, April 1st and April Fools Day,  is Our Daily Bread Designs new release and blog hop!!

  • Diane K.March 31, 2011 - 10:59 am

    Why are you so good to us? Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • Marge (mer)March 31, 2011 - 11:07 am

    WOW, you’re a lucky girl as well as a frugal shopper — my frustration here with Michael’s is that the policies of what coupons they’ll take & how many, etc. varies from store to store, even if they’re literally 2-3 miles apart — not at all FAIR to shoppers!!! I’ve NEVER heard they’d price match ever before — guess I’ll have to make the even more angry by asking for that next trip — LOL!!!ReplyCancel

  • alsmouseMarch 31, 2011 - 11:16 am

    I too, would not have done the colors you did, but it looks perfect. Did you use a doily or sewing lace for the dainty trim?
    Thank you for sharing.

  • Kyle E.March 31, 2011 - 11:17 am

    WOW!! You go, girl friend!! Thanks for the heads up!!ReplyCancel

  • DebraKMarch 31, 2011 - 11:18 am

    Ok, Michaels is my next shopping stop. We don’t have a Hobby Lobby here but last week when hubby and I were on our way back home from Gainsville, we poked around in Ocala and I just SCREAMED when I saw the Hobby Lobby store at the south-most exit! Hubby almost ran off the road. We were there for awhile, as it was my first experience being in a Hobby Lobby. Too bad it is 2 hours away!!! :( But then again, maybe that’s a good thing…ReplyCancel

  • Tami BMarch 31, 2011 - 11:19 am

    Lucky lady–for 2 reasons: first, having both a Michael’s & HobLob where you live and secondly for the great deal you got on your shopping excursion. Hope the Aleve has kicked in.ReplyCancel

  • Olga JewellMarch 31, 2011 - 11:19 am

    awesome savings, we don’t have either store in my area, as a matter of fact, all I have close by is Wal Mart LOL, do a lot on line or travel an hour away…..Take care of your head ache…………ReplyCancel

  • Pam HMarch 31, 2011 - 11:20 am

    thanks Becca! That’s Awesome. Did my shopping on Tues at Michael’s and Now I have to go back.ReplyCancel

  • Lori mMarch 31, 2011 - 11:21 am

    Great bargains you got, and feel better, migraines are the worst rest up and sip a nice up a herbal tea.ReplyCancel

  • JeanMarch 31, 2011 - 11:22 am

    Thanks for the information. I love it when I can save money! Hope your headache is over soon!ReplyCancel

  • ColoradoMarch 31, 2011 - 11:25 am

    Wow… and I was going to skip Hobby Lobby and Michaels this week because I splurged so much at Joann’s last Friday! LOL!! Joanns had the same sort of deal… a coupon for 25% off the total order… sale stuff included so I filled my cart with all kinds of goodies. I had just about given up on Joann’s and had not been in there in a long time so they actually had quite a few things that were new to me that I just had to have! LOL!! Not to mention, their rubber stamps, punches and stamping accessories were all on sale for 40% off so with the additional 25% off it was wonderful! Among other things I got Memento stamp pads and markers for super prices.

    Don’t know if hubby will be OK with another shopping splurge right now, though! LOL!!! I always forget about the matching price thing though… so thanks for reminding me!!!!ReplyCancel

  • terriavidreaderMarch 31, 2011 - 11:25 am

    Thanks Becca, I never knew this. They don’t advertise it locally that they’ll match. And of course, when I asked, they do not honor hobby lobby coupons. But this week’s special on adhesives is a great deal!ReplyCancel

  • Charlene DahlbergMarch 31, 2011 - 11:25 am

    Wow — great tips and will head for Michaels if this rain ever lets up – cats and dogs all day –where is the Florida sunshine?? Hope you feel better!!and thanks again for sharingReplyCancel

  • Judy CoveyMarch 31, 2011 - 11:26 am

    Fantastic bargains Becca! I have to drive 30 mins. to get to the closest Michael’s, which I don’t consider bad and I have no idea where the closest Hobby Lobby is, I’ve never been into one. It looks like you used embroidery hoops around your design on today’s card, love it!ReplyCancel

  • AliciaMarch 31, 2011 - 11:39 am

    I soooo wish I had one around!ReplyCancel

  • michelle frasherMarch 31, 2011 - 11:43 am

    wow, i love the card it is so beautiful. love the dainty lace – it looks like delicate flowers,too. i’m like you, when i get a bargain i just have to share it with everyone else. they just opened up a hobby lobby about six months ago here in the central valley of calif. but it is about an hour and a half from me whereas the michael’s and joanne’s is only 45 min. i’ll have to see if michael’s will honor the hobby lobby coupon.ReplyCancel

  • DeniceMarch 31, 2011 - 11:44 am

    I did the same thing with the Micheals and JoAnnes. Sure is great to be able to use those coupons. It makes scrapbooking , crafting and card making more affordable. Happy Shopping…..ReplyCancel

  • Anita KehnMarch 31, 2011 - 11:47 am

    We have Hobby Lobby an hour away but no Michaels or Joanns anywhere close. I do most shopping online. While we’re on the subject of frugal shopping is there anyplace to get Spellbinders at a discount? Hobby Lobby has a very limited selection and I am needing the Grand Nestabalities but at $50. a whack I can’t afford to get many and I have to go slow. Would like to know if anyone has information about this. Thanks for all the tips, tutorials, ideas etc. Becca. This is a very helpful blog.ReplyCancel

  • Darla WelchMarch 31, 2011 - 11:56 am

    Quick prayer that you’ll feel better soon. You got some great shopping in anyway. I absolutely love your blog and follow it daily. Thanks for all the great ideas you share with us.ReplyCancel

  • Karen WeddingMarch 31, 2011 - 12:05 pm

    I wish our Michaels would match percentages off, but they say they can’t honor the percentages, just the exact prices. But, it’s always worth a try. I know if you have the right cashier, you can mention you forgot your coupon and she will pull one out of her pocket and ring it up. Then again, you can get the hard-nosed ones that won’t budge. I hope I can get the same great deal. Hope you’re feeling better. I get migraines and wouldn’t wish them on anyone.ReplyCancel

  • ChaunMarch 31, 2011 - 12:18 pm

    Whoo-hoo! I’m all about using coupons! My husband always says, “You would have saved 100% if you’d stayed home!” They just don’t get it, do they?ReplyCancel

  • Debby WalkerMarch 31, 2011 - 12:19 pm

    thanks for the info sweetie!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisMarch 31, 2011 - 12:23 pm

    The things you found are amazing. Those papers are so pretty and so are the flowers. You certainly are a great shopper. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • JackieMarch 31, 2011 - 12:28 pm

    Love that card! By the way, I’m a migraine girl and have been since 1968.
    Used to take real expensive medicine but it got TOO expensive so had to quit that. One of the things my doctor suggested was Excedrin Migraine and a strong cup of coffee. One of the things that migraine medicine has in it is CAFFINE. I’m doing fine with my new treatment. Just thought you might want to give that a try so you can continue to create those beautiful cards.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • BernieMarch 31, 2011 - 12:33 pm

    That is stunning. Not your usual but stunning none the less.

    Don’t those % off entire purchase coupons just make you giddy!!! I couldn’t afford this hobby if it wasn’t for coupons, even then I have to be very careful. I blew my entire crafting budget for a while with my Joann’s 25% off entire purchase coupon on Friday. Everything I got was marked 40% off. I’m still trying to figure out where do I put all my new treasures and which to use first. What a wonderful dilemma!
    I do hope you feel better. Migraines are no fun. Although we all eagerly look forward to your posts I hope you realize everyone of us would totally understand if you didn’t post when you aren’t feeling well. Rest up and feel better.
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • RebeccaMarch 31, 2011 - 1:08 pm

    Micheals we have no Hobby lobby. Good deal. Hope your migraine goes away. Aleve hasn’t worked for me, Good old Advil and sometime combination of Tylenol and Advil if it real bad, and the straight to my dark bedroom to sleep with kittie cuddlesReplyCancel

  • Karen DuncanMarch 31, 2011 - 1:09 pm

    I can’t believe how simply beautiful this card is. I almost fell out of my chair when I saw it – LOL. Thanks also for the information about Hobby Lobby and Michael’s – we have both where I live. Just love using coupons. Thanks again.ReplyCancel

  • auntie em (emily)March 31, 2011 - 1:11 pm

    Hope your headache goes away soon! No fun!

    I am still in a state of shock over the price you pay for your ATG refills! Even your regular price is less than half of what it costs here in Canada. Awesome deals on all your goodies…maybe I need to do a little cross border shopping soon…After all it’s only a four hour drive! :)ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMarch 31, 2011 - 1:13 pm

    SUPER SHOPPING Becca!!! I LOVE it when I can get good deals like that!!!!!! :) Hope you’re feeling better!!! I get TMJ headaches, so I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND when it comes to headaches!!! REST!!! I take my medication & conk out for awhile!!!!! :) So, Happy Z’s!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • KathyMarch 31, 2011 - 1:36 pm

    Awesome bargains! Our Michaels and Hobby Lobby will no longer honor other competitors ads… so no fabulous bargains here…unless it’s on clearance before the % of off your entire order.ReplyCancel

  • KatherineMarch 31, 2011 - 1:36 pm

    You’re singn’ my song. I do this also at Joanns and Michaels and once you do, there’s no going back. You officially become a coupon addict!

    BTW……so sorry about the migraines, hope you feel better later.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel BrooksMarch 31, 2011 - 1:38 pm

    Thanks for the heads-up shopping! I didn’t know Michaels matched HL. I don’t shop Michaels much because they have no reciprocity with Joanne’s or ACMoore and I mainly shop ACMoore. It’s also not on my shopping Route 31 corridor and requires a longer trip, but this would be worth it, for sure. Should call and be sure they honor HL here as well as where you are.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel BrooksMarch 31, 2011 - 1:55 pm

    For Anita, looking for Spellbinders, HallmarkScrapbook online has greatly reduced prices. I’m sure there are others if you take the time to Google Spellbinders and check the sites out. Good luck.

    For Anita: HALLMARKSCRAPBOOK has greatly reduced prices for Spellbinders. Try Googling Spellbinders and you may come up with some others. Amazon.com is worth checking now and then for supplies too. Good luck.ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanMarch 31, 2011 - 2:06 pm

    Beautiful card….I don’t know if my Michael and Hobby Lobby does that….I will have to check it out…thank you for telling us…hope you get better…..ReplyCancel

  • ChinnuMarch 31, 2011 - 2:11 pm

    Wow, fantastic tip, Becca – thanks!!!!ReplyCancel

  • barb fMarch 31, 2011 - 2:20 pm

    That is a great tip on the tape, I use that also, and am in need of some…so I’ll check it out…thanks! also nice card today, love the colors. Barb FReplyCancel

  • LynetteMarch 31, 2011 - 2:26 pm

    For Anita, I just bought a bunch of spellbinders stuff on eBay (hope that’s okay to mention) Got new white plates from one store, and Labels 14 and 16 from another, great prices and great shipping to Canada, where NO ONE sells Spellbinders except a couple of specialty scrapbook stores who charge through the nose. And to Debra K, whose screamed so loud when she saw a Hobby Lobby at a highway exit — thanks, that made my day!

    Question for all of you, how do you tie one of Becca’s wonderful bows ONTO a ribbon that is running vertically down a card? I tied beautiful peg bows thanks to Becca’s video, but can’t for the life of me figure out how to get them onto a ribbon, other than pulling a section of ribbon tight with thread, knotting it, then gluing the bow on top. It works but I know it’s not right :)ReplyCancel

  • Karen LinarezMarch 31, 2011 - 2:33 pm

    Thanks so much for that shopping tip. I sure wish Michaels was closer to me than 45 min. away. Sorry to hear your having migraine problems, I know how that can be. Hope you get better soon, I’ll say a prayer.ReplyCancel

  • TerriMarch 31, 2011 - 2:34 pm

    Feel better soon, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Curt OBrienMarch 31, 2011 - 2:58 pm

    Don’t you just love that! I didn’t know that Michael’s priced matched Hobby Lobby! That is such a great thing to know! Our Hobby Lobby is right across the street from Michael’s. So that if fun to know. Thanks for sharing. And BTW, your work is absolutely stunning. You are an extremely talented person and such a wonderful person to share your ideas. Such an inspiration. I’ve subscribed so I don’t miss a thing! Best, CurtReplyCancel

  • SueMarch 31, 2011 - 3:03 pm

    First I agree, get better soon. Second don’t just love a good sale LOL Makes a woman happy.ReplyCancel

  • BeverleyMarch 31, 2011 - 3:11 pm

    WOW!!!…lucky you…our Micheals will not let us use 2 coupons on a single purchase…as a matter of fact we can only use one coupon a day on a single purchase.

    stampin’ HUGZ

  • TeresaMarch 31, 2011 - 3:14 pm

    I’ve been doing the same thing for two weeks now. Gets the creative juices flowing. I love SALES.ReplyCancel

  • Diane K.March 31, 2011 - 3:21 pm

    Off I went to Michael’s and they did honor the Hobby Lobby 40%, but would not let me use then the 25%, boohoo, but it was still a great deal for my ATG refills. I’m hoping your headache subsided. God Bless!ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)March 31, 2011 - 3:37 pm

    First things first, you need to kick that migraine right out of your head. Quickly and forever. Those things are no fun at all. I like those colours together. Different but quite stunning. Happy Shopping!ReplyCancel

  • Carol LeaderMarch 31, 2011 - 4:18 pm

    Don’t know if it’s my computer or your link, but I couldn’t get to your page from your email to me. It took me to a sign up page for feedblitz. I tried it 3 times.ReplyCancel

  • MilliejsMarch 31, 2011 - 5:25 pm

    Hey, Becca, thanks so much for the heads up on the HobbyLobby and Michaels coupons. I slipped up to Michaels this afternoon and loaded up on adhesives LOLOL….I can tape up a real storm now. Thanks again. And PS….I love your ribbon flowers…I have been playing like crazy. Oh, and DH did build me a ribbon tyer like yours..I’ve only done one bow and I think I need tad more practice. Hugs and blessings.ReplyCancel

  • Grace NyweningMarch 31, 2011 - 5:37 pm

    Hi Becca! I wanna shop at YOUR Michaels! Ours sells the 2 pack of ATG Scotch tape regularly for 9.99! So WITH the 40% they’d be 5.99, which is great… but your price is way better!!! Ours won’t double up the matched price with their 25% either! BooHoo! I think I’ll come visit you! :) See you at the hop tomorrow and I hope you feel better!!!ReplyCancel

  • JaneyMarch 31, 2011 - 7:32 pm

    What a great deal and what a great card!! Thanks for sharing this information with us, Becca.


  • DawnMarch 31, 2011 - 8:36 pm

    I too got in on some of these great sales!
    I am sorry about your migraine, NOT fun.
    (I too endure these)
    I will pray especially for you.
    Hugs, DawnReplyCancel

  • RufusMarch 31, 2011 - 8:38 pm

    You absolutely rock, Becca!! Way to go! Hope that the Aleve did in the migraine.

  • JackieMarch 31, 2011 - 9:17 pm

    I printed my coupons for both stores mentioned and headed 100 miles to shop for adhesives not knowing all the sale items. Micheal’s was first and they moved their adhesives across from Martha.S. items and still could not find any super tacky tape. Did use my coupon there and off to Hobby Lobby. Read their ad and saw 40 % off and headed back there right away to find the super tape and took everyone they had in the 1/4 inch. Really didn’t want to take it all but I have to go such a distance for anything these days so had too. So I still had my 40% off and what did they have? Spellbinders Excalibur which the gal at the checkout said I can use the coupon for it. This is now in may craft room and I am waiting for the stores to start carrying them. I only know of Hobby Lobby to carrying Spellbinders.
    Hope you are feeling better. JackieReplyCancel

  • JackieMarch 31, 2011 - 9:22 pm

    Better mention this as I didn’t reread what I wrote the first time around.I went on Monday to the stores and it is the Grand dies I am hoping Hobby Lobby will carry since they are selling the Excalibur. Sorry.ReplyCancel

  • AngelMarch 31, 2011 - 9:44 pm

    Hope you are feeling better! I didn’t get a 25% off coupon for Michaels this week. :-(ReplyCancel

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  • SusanApril 1, 2011 - 1:10 am

    Sigh …. makes me wish I lived in the U.S. near a Hobby Lobby and Michaels. I just love getting a bargain. Great shopping Becca — I look forward to all the new projects you are going to be putting together with all of your new adhesives!ReplyCancel

  • AnneApril 1, 2011 - 2:25 am

    Hope you are feeling better today, Becca :o)

    If only we had Hobby Lobby or Michaels here in the UK – and the 40% off coupons! Enjoy your bargains.
    Love the colours of the card!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • EileenApril 1, 2011 - 5:18 am

    Unfortunately over here in the U.K. we have neither of those stores :o( but we do get our prescription medicines for free….swings and roundabouts eh!
    Hope your headache goes away soon.
    Another beautiful card!
    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • Sheila - UKApril 1, 2011 - 5:37 am

    That’s fabulous Becca…I don’t think they would be colours that I would put together but the way you have done it is stunning.
    Do hope your migraine is better today…they are such horrible things.
    Oh I so wish like Anne (above) that we had Michaels and Hobby Lobby here in the UK!!!!

    Love Sheila xxReplyCancel

  • Nancy FlecknellApril 1, 2011 - 8:09 am

    I sure wish we had a target lol!!! Good for you Becca and those of you in the states that are close to a target store!ReplyCancel

  • bethann dApril 1, 2011 - 8:51 am

    love this combo of colors, very vintage looking. hope you fell better and congrats on the bargain. super couponing lolReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonApril 1, 2011 - 2:56 pm

    Becca, thanks for the tip, however our Michael’s would not accept it. It had to be a specific item and state so in the add, not just adhesives. I run into a lot of problems here. Glad you have a good Michael’s.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer CruzApril 1, 2011 - 6:16 pm

    Hi Becca… I work at Michaels and I just wanted to tell you that the ATG refill for 5.99 is not acid free… this is very confusing because both packages look alike… so if anyone is buying for scrapbooking, make sure to check the pkg.. the acid free refill is 9.99… I didn’t mean to put a damper on your great Michaels haul :) Love your cards and all of your tutorials.. thanks for all the inspiration… JenniferReplyCancel

  • nindy@clickworld.netApril 1, 2011 - 11:51 pm

    ‘went to Michael’s today too and ( we, at this webite ,should wear look alike tshirts and meet each other as we shop!) Thanks for all the headsup on Michaels coupons and specials. CindyReplyCancel

  • judy rohrApril 2, 2011 - 5:46 am

    Becca I think your checkout lady made a mistake because michaels wouldn’t let me doubleup on coupons.ReplyCancel

  • LynneApril 2, 2011 - 6:45 am

    I love vintage and this is beautiful. Thanks for sharing tips and such beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • judyApril 2, 2011 - 7:22 am

    Becca I love your cards and when I make mine look like yours well almost like yours my friends say they are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • yogiApril 2, 2011 - 8:43 am

    another beautiful card. Love the vintage look to it. Off setting the squares and the circles really adds a lot of interest. Wonderful focal image and love the touch of lace.ReplyCancel

  • Jan SchultheisApril 2, 2011 - 10:39 am

    This card done in the browns is very vintage and also says spring time at the same time. Keep up the good job.

  • Dianne CancelApril 2, 2011 - 11:46 am

    I love all your work. It is such an inspiration. Thank youReplyCancel

  • Bonnie D.April 2, 2011 - 11:57 am

    Love your eye candy paper. I never thought to use Hobby Lobby coupons at Michaels before, maybe I’ll have to give it a try!! Thanks.lolReplyCancel

  • Kay McConnellApril 2, 2011 - 1:44 pm

    Craft items at the top of my wish list:
    more sentiment stamps for cards
    more stamps – period
    more Copics
    metal crafting paper
    a few of the new Spellbinder nesties.

    Hope you pick me! thanks for the chance…..KayReplyCancel