Cricut Cake $279 At Michael's

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mama_twinkie Posted 5 May 2010 , 7:28pm
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I stopped by Michael's today and noticed that they had the Cricut Cake at a "New Low Price!" of $279. Also, it looked like some of the cartridges were "reduced" to $50-ish. Not sure if that is a savings on the cartridges, though, since I don't own a Cricut of any sort.

Just thought I'd pass along the info... icon_smile.gif

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joenshan Posted 5 May 2010 , 8:47pm
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Wow, thanks, they must be trying to compete with JoAnn, I just got their circular advertising the Cr Cake for $299.

ctinaw Posted 5 May 2010 , 9:37pm
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Weird - yeah they must not have been selling as they expected - but with a $100 difference among stores - DUH!

leah_s Posted 5 May 2010 , 10:01pm
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Interesting that the price is dropping so. I'm actually hoping that the story of the Cake's development is getting around the caking community. Supporting ProvoCraft is not high on my list, especially when there are other machines, if you want one, that will accomplish the cutting.

In the spirit of full disclosure, i do own an Expressions, purchased before the story was widely known.

shannonlovebug Posted 5 May 2010 , 11:29pm
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leah...what is the story? I must have missed that

jazzimat Posted 6 May 2010 , 5:56am
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Hi,

I was at Michaels today. I bought the CC for 349.00 on Monday (5/3), then I find out the price went down to 279.00. I asked if I could get a price adjustment without bringing the unit back, since I had the reciept with me. They said yes, so I saved another 50.00. They told me they dropped the price because they were competing with Costco. I mentioned that JoAnns was getting it on Saturday, they didn't know about that. The manager said, she was going to check that out.

jazzi

mom2twogrlz Posted 6 May 2010 , 6:22am
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I was just there two days ago and it was $299...back I go on Sunday with my 40% off coupon!!!! I just hope my hubby doesn't freak out. It's better to ask for forgiveness than for permission.....RIGHT??????

CeeTee Posted 6 May 2010 , 7:14am
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Originally Posted by mom2twogrlz

I was just there two days ago and it was $299...back I go on Sunday with my 40% off coupon!!!! I just hope my hubby doesn't freak out. It's better to ask for forgiveness than for permission.....RIGHT??????




You can't use the coupon on the machines or the cartridges, FYI. But you can use them on the other Cricut Cake items like the frosting sheets and tool kit.


I'm on the fence when it comes to the cutting machines like Cricut Cake. It looks neat and it'd be great to own one, but even at the lower price I'm not ready to run grab one just yet. I think it'd be one of those things I'd use once or twice for novelty, then promptly forget about it. icon_redface.gif

BCcakes10 Posted 6 May 2010 , 7:15am
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mom2twogirls- can you use a 40% coupon for the cricut at micheals? i thought that particular machine was not part of it. im from cali and it says it on the reciept. if it is im gonna go get it icon_smile.gif

jazzimat Posted 6 May 2010 , 7:37am
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I was told from the workers at M's that you can't use coupons for anything with the name Cricut.

sgraff Posted 6 May 2010 , 1:53pm
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I was told from the workers at M's that you can't use coupons for anything with the name .




It says right on the coupon that it excludes ALL Cricut products.

LindaF144a Posted 6 May 2010 , 1:56pm
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I"ll have to check my Michaels today and see if they have it at that low price. I was just there last night for my cake class and didn't notice a lower price. I honestly didn't look at the display. If it's that low, then I'm definitely going to get one.

But seeing how there is not a Costco in my area, it may not be reduced. icon_cry.gif

Spuddysmom Posted 6 May 2010 , 2:06pm
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Originally Posted by shannonlovebug

leah...what is the story? I must have missed that



Yeah, I missed that, too. I'm jonesin' for a cricut but if there is a reason I should think twice and/or look at a different machine please tell. Thanks!

forthwife Posted 6 May 2010 , 2:27pm
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Originally Posted by LindaF144

I"ll have to check my Michaels today and see if they have it at that low price. I was just there last night for my cake class and didn't notice a lower price. I honestly didn't look at the display. If it's that low, then I'm definitely going to get one.

But seeing how there is not a Costco in my area, it may not be reduced. icon_cry.gif




It's $299 shipped from costco . com maybe they'll match that or are adjusting their pricing nationwide?

LindaF144a Posted 6 May 2010 , 2:32pm
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Originally Posted by LindaF144

I"ll have to check my Michaels today and see if they have it at that low price. I was just there last night for my cake class and didn't notice a lower price. I honestly didn't look at the display. If it's that low, then I'm definitely going to get one.

But seeing how there is not a Costco in my area, it may not be reduced. icon_cry.gif



It's $299 shipped from costco . com maybe they'll match that or are adjusting their pricing nationwide?




Thanks! Good to know.

And I just had to mention that you have a cute cake in your avatar.

dalis4joe Posted 6 May 2010 , 3:59pm
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but this does not bring the bundle stuff that the one form HSN had? are all the other add ons expensive? or can u buy the machine and use the SCAL thingy without having to buy anything else?

LindaF144a Posted 6 May 2010 , 5:29pm
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I just went to the Michaels in my area. We do not have Costco. I told them that other Michaels were offering it at $279 to compete with Costco. The lady really worked hard to get me that price. She called the manager who said that yeah he had heard that, but if the computer didn't ring it up at the price then they couldn't do anything. It didn't so I didn't buy one.

To get one from Costco you have to be a member, which I am not. At this point I'll just wait again. But I do know when I do go to buy, it won't be at Michaels.

Djor Posted 6 May 2010 , 6:03pm
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I went to michaels today and the price is $297.99 and costco $299.00

Debcent Posted 6 May 2010 , 6:09pm
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The great thing about Costco is they have a wonderful return policy. for any reason you are not happy. they let you return without any hassle.

thin4life Posted 6 May 2010 , 10:34pm
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I went to Michael's today and the Cricut Cake was $349. Also, I tried to use a coupon on the frosting sheets and I couldn't. I live in Madison, WI.

iris219 Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:24am
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I've been to 2 Michaels today and both still have the cake cricut for $349.00. I even told the cashier that costco was selling the same thing for $279.00, she just smiled, didm't know what to say.

GGx1 Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:39am
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i am waiting until Santa comes to see me to get one. hopefully by then they will have a good deal on some sort of bundle or the cartridges on special too.

glow0369 Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:54am
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I'm still waiting for the story for the reason not to buy one. I really am not interested in one, after hearing all the BAD reviews... maybe thats why the price is dropping, because it does not do well what it is intended for.....

mama_twinkie Posted 7 May 2010 , 4:41am
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Hmmm...sorry for any "misinformation." I just figured that Michaels was a chain and would have the same prices at all their stores. Weird.

Ok, so the Michaels in Vernon Hills, IL has the Cricut Cake at $279. Of course, knowing my luck, it was a mistake and they've fixed it by now. icon_smile.gif

LindaF144a Posted 7 May 2010 , 11:59am
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I got an email last night from Michaels. The Cricut is 297.99 for a limited time (May 15) and only in limited select stores. My guess it is those stores where there is a Costco. They don't tell you how to find out if your store is one of the limited stores. thumbsdown.gif

If you live in an area that has a Costco, then why would you go to Michaels to get the Cricut - to save $2? Of course, I'm assuming that we are all members of one of these type of store no matter what kind it is. I guess the great marketing geniuses at Michaels know something I don't. icon_wink.gif

iris219 Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:03pm
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Originally Posted by LindaF144

I got an email last night from Michaels. The is 297.99 for a limited time (May 15) and only in limited select stores. My guess it is those stores where there is a Costco. They don't tell you how to find out if your store is one of the limited stores. thumbsdown.gif




Wow one of the Michael's I went to yesterday has a costo right across the street and they still had their cricut for $349.00

multilayered Posted 7 May 2010 , 1:11pm
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I ordered mind from Overstock.com for 300.99 with shipping I think I got an OK deal

Motorhead Posted 7 May 2010 , 1:35pm
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Micheal's here in Wpg, Manitoba, Canada is selling them for over $400...don't think i'll be buying one anytime soon....even if i want one...!! icon_cry.gif

Djor Posted 7 May 2010 , 1:57pm
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In the michael's that I went in the shopper or adverstadment they hd for $349 but when I went to the place where they have the machine is a orange sign that said $297.99 especial limited time even that in the front door they have the ads that say $349 just check maybe is like this store thumbs_up.gif

LindaF144a Posted 8 May 2010 , 1:48am
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After going to Michaels yesterday and getting no where, I went to another one in my town and they had the Cricut Cake there for $297.00....so I caved and bought one. icon_lol.gif

I was not planning on getting to it in a while. But my DD just came home from college and she was with me when I bought it. She is a CS major. aI told her there was software that you can buy to create your own images, and that was all she needed to hear. She has a friend coming over tomorrow and they intend on pulling the thing out, buying some of the already made sheets and playing with the machine. I, on the other hand, will probably not get to it for a while, a long while. Long enough for her to get to know how to use it so well that I can get her to show me. icon_wink.gif

And I broke my vow to not buy it from Michaels, oh well.

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