Monday, April 20, 2009

A great deal at Tuesday Morning store!

Last week we had revival, so all of my posts were pre-scheduled. (Did you notice?) I was so busy making meals and such that I only got on the computer once, and I didn't even get online that time.

So, I didn't get to tell you about this wonderful deal I got at Tuesday Morning (a national chain of closeout stores). I got this Fiskars portable 12" rotary trimmer with an additional scoring blade, perforating blade, and 2-pack of straight refills. The original retail on all of it would be $60. Would you believe they had it all together and marked at $7.99?!

I already have a straight trimmer that I love - my Making Memories trimmer. It was worth every penny because the blade is self-sharpening, so I never have to buy another blade for it. A big bonus is that it was a gift from my husband! :) I'm able to score with it, too, but it's not one of those "line it up and score it in five seconds" kind of trimmers. And I don't always get straight scoring lines, which I'm sure is more my fault than anything.

Why did I say that? Well, when I saw this trimmer in the store, I thought, "Wow, $7.99?! I wonder if this is one that I could get a scoring blade for?" So I flipped it over to look at the description on the back and found my answer without reading any descriptions. It had all of the blades I mentioned above taped to the outside of the packaging! They were not originally packaged with the trimmer in the store. In fact, I basically paid for one blade and got the trimmer and other blades for FREE.

I'm willing to pay $7.99 to get even scoring lines that are fast and easy. I'm even happier when I can get a perforating blade, too! I'm hoping to figure out how to make some bookmark cards (the kind with a detachable bookmark). I might try out a few tear-out style coupon books for gifts, too!

They had several of the other larger trimmers like this - the kind that isn't portable. They were $19.99. I got the last one of this style at my store, so I don't know how many of them were shipped to any stores. Good luck if you go looking!!

2 comments:

Susan said...

Great deal! My husband uses the perforating blade on his trimmer (a big, non-portable one) to make visitor's cards and other such things for church. It's pretty neat!

Sophia said...

Ooh! Visitor's cards are a great idea! I'll have to mention that to my husband. :)

 
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