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Always Ask and My Birthday Gift Savings Secret

June 28th, 2007 at 05:42 am

I went to AC Moore craft store yesterday to get some beads for a craft for my daughters upcoming party. She picked out two packages of beads prices at $4.99 each. A bit more than I wanted to spend but I knew she would use any leftovers over the summer to make necklaces, bracelets etc. so they wouldn't be wasted. I went back further into the store to look for a gift for a party she has to attend this weekend and saw the same beads (down to same package and same SKU# on the package) in a different aisle, priced for $2.99. When we finally got to the register, I asked the clerk to check which price came up when the beads were scanned. It was $4.99. I told her about the same beads being priced differently in two different places and she immediately offered me the lower price. She said they had probably gone up in price, the price had been changed in the computer but they had goofed and not changed in on both shelf locations. Their goof was my good fortune as I saved myself $4.00 - Yeah! This also brings me to my birthday gift savings secret. Both local chains of craft stores in my area, Michaels and AC Moore, run weekly coupons for 40% and sometimes even 50% off the price of one item. I often like to buy presents for my kids friends that are craft type books and kits so I make sure to buy them at 40% off. I can get a nice kit priced between $15.00 to $20.00 for $9.00 to $12.00. I feel this works out well for both sides - they get a nice gift and I don't have to break the budget to get it. I would normally spend around $15.00 on a gift anyway but they do not need to know how much I actually spent. I also get lots of presents for my youngest two kids this way. My DD who just turned 8 loves crafts and had requested several for her birthday. You can bet that I purchased them with 40% off coupons over the course of a few weeks.

1 Responses to “Always Ask and My Birthday Gift Savings Secret”

  1. littlemama Says:

    A inexpensive place to find beads is garage sales and second hand stores. My daughter likes beads also and I didn't want to spend much $$$. We buy secondhand necklaces and bracelets for less than $1.00 and she mixes, matches, and restrings them.

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