Are you trying to get the most from your scrapbooking budget? We all want to save money, but finding quality discount scrapbooking supplies can be a challenge. Here are some places to shop the next time you need scrapbooking materials at a great price. You're sure to find some great discounts on your favorite papers, tools and embellishments.
Ebay is a must for discount shopping. Do a search for the specific scrapbooking supply you need or just browse the scrapbooking and paper crafts category. Once you find a great deal, place your bid or use the “buy it now" feature. Remember to check shipping prices before you place a bid, and never bid beyond your desired price. Otherwise, you may not really be getting a discount on your scrapbooking supplies.
Check scrapbooking message boards for classified ads. Many of the most popular forums, like 2 Peas in a Bucket and Willow Traders, offer a board for members to sell and trade their supplies. There are some great deals to be found there. Once you've purchased the item, be sure to provide your shipping information off the board in a private message and pay for your item promptly.
Did you know dollar stores often have scrapbooking supplies. These are rarely top brand name items, but for a dollar a piece you can stock up on the basics like paper and adhesives.
Big Discount Stores
Walmart and Target both carry scrapbooking supplies at great prices. Check their weekly ads for sales as well. Both discount stores have a wide selection, and carry a variety of scrapbooking manufacturers. Target often has scrapbooking supplies in their dollar bins as well.
Craft stores like Michael's and Joann's also have weekly sales, but the best bargains are their weekly 40% coupons. You can find these coupons in your local Sunday newspapers. The discount is on regular price items only. If the item is on sale that week, you can't use the coupon for it. Don't forget to also check the clearance items at these stores.
You can find heavily discounted scrapbooking supplies from top manufacturers in the industry at closeout stores. If there is a Tuesday Morning or Big Lots in your area, shop there often for the best deals. If you find something you like, don't wait to buy it. These closeout items are in limited quantities, but at fantastic prices.
Local Scrapbooking Stores
Yes, you can find great prices at your local scrapbooking stores. Many of them have clearance areas and if you join their newsletter list, you will often get coupons by mail or email. Not to be missed is Archiver's Hot Spot. You'll find items from Heidi Swapp, Making Memories and more, and all priced at $1.99! They even run occasional coupons for further discounts in the Hot Spot.
You can find great discounts on scrapbooking supplies. You just need to know where to look. Shop often for the best buys, and don't hesitate when you find something you need. You can stay within your scrapbooking budget, and still find beautiful scrapbooking products for your albums.
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