I was in Mike’s last weekend and noticed that a lot ~ if not all ~ of their Halloweenie stuff was on Clearance. Cuz, people, they are makin’ room for Christmas already! There were lots of empty shelves and the Mike’s employees were busy moving and shaking thing up.
I took these photos back in late August 2010 and never did get around to posting them. I assume your shelves, like mine, will be less full of Halloween stuff at this point, but it gives you an idea of some items they might still have …
Last weekend, I got these 2 Martha Stewart “Cracks” Around the Page punches. I went in there with another of my “50% off all Martha” coupons, found these punches on the clearance rack, and proudly marched up to the cashier knowing that I could use my coupon on the more expensive edge punch … because Mike’s coupons don’t work on sale items from the ad, but are okay on Clearance items (at least they used to be; I haven’t tried it in a while).
HOWEVAH … the Mike’s clerk got me in a smackdown! She pointed out that the Martha coupon specifically says that it’s not to be used on Clearance items. Touche’, Mike’s Girl, touche’.
But I still got a great deal … the corner edger for $5 and the border edge punch for $7; even as a combo pack, these retail for $25 … so I saved over 50% anyway.
FINAL SCORE: Michaels chick 1, Scrapbook Obsession 1
HERE is a cool video showing how to use this punch. Check it, homegurl!
Have you picked up any of these great Halloween deals?
I went last week and didn’t want to look at Halloween stuff, but when I saw the clearance sign, I caved. I ended up with the K&Co. Halloween 12×12 paper pad and two of the coordinating mat stacks. I also grabbed something I hadn’t seen before… it was a pack of adhesive borders from K&Co. that featured the cutest little goblins and ghosts. I didn’t spend much, but I was pleased with what I purchased.
I picked up the MS web around the page punches :)
Can you not use regular coupons on MS stuff. We can here. Mind you they seem to change their policies every other month
Love that one and haven’t seen it so I will be taking a ride to mikes tomorrow. hehe
ROFLOL, you are too funny. I don’t know how many times I’ve tried to use a coupon on clearance stuff (because you used to be able to do that) and got into a little smack down myself. I caved and got a few Halloween things last week. I picked up the transparencies and they are perfect for non-Halloween things. Just have to say I love your blog and since I frequent Mikes several times a week, I love your updates! Keep it up please :)