Yesterday, while we were in Washington, we needed to hang around for about an hour till Beth's flight took off, just to make sure that we weren't needed while she was still on the ground here. What better way to pass the time than to go to Michaels???
I had a good reason to go. Sophia from Frugal Ideas From the Parsonage told Monday about a great deal she had found at Michaels: the $150 sets of Sizzix Sizzlets alphabet dies were on sale at Michaels for $9.97 a set! Since I knew I was going to the US on Wednesday, I decided I'd take some money with me and see if I could find a set myself. I did look here, and although the sets here were on sale, they were nothing like the ones in the US - here they were on sale for a whopping $89.
So I was pretty excited when I went into Michaels yesterday, but I was having trouble finding the dies. Then, there were NO alphabet die sets with the display of other dies, although some of those dies were on sale too. Finally, Andrew, who has always been the go-to guy when we've needed to find something (he has some kind of radar or something!) wandered over to another aisle and said, "Here they are, Mom!" I ran over - and there they were! Andrew convinced me to get two sets. For that price, it was almost impossible to pass up, and I had the money to get two.
I also had a 50% coupon off one full-price item, so I picked up a K&Company paper pad - 36 double-sided sheets. I've already worked through one of their paper pads, and I love their paper.
So I picked up that pad for $5.00, and a few other odds & ends (also on sale), for a total of just over $30. That's well over $300 worth of stuff for $30. I just love it when I find a good sale! Oh, and run . . . don't walk . . . to your Michaels if you want a set of those alphabet dies!