If You Love Michaels, Read This. 6 Tips For A Great Deal.

I’ve always loved Michaels.  In the past I have gone for DIY accessories, and all my baking needs.  And more recently, I’ve been going for all my framing needs. However, just a few weeks ago, the corner of my eye caught a glimpse of some of their home decor stuff.

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I was literally carrying two large heavy frames, about to walk out the door, and turned back just to walk down the aisle of Home Decor.

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Guys, they have really cute stuff.  Especially if you like farmhouse style Decor.  BUT, I was a little bummed how expensive everything was.  I’m so used to the great deals I get at HomeGoods, and I was not loving the prices.  However, I’ve learned that they ALWAYS have a sale, and you can ALWAYS use a coupon.  So if you’re not into paying full price for anything, and love Michaels, please read on.

1.  Coupons

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After most purchases in the store, you almost always get a coupon.  Save those, you can use them for the next purchase.  Sometimes they’re lame, sometimes they’re really good ones like 40% or 50% coupons.

2.  Online purchases are always cheaper

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Ok, so this is the big one.  Most of the good deals are online, and you will not see them in the store–AND you can combine both.  Just the other day I was about to buy a clock in the store that I saw was 40% off.

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Because I had been checking the website so often, I knew they had a 20% off sale (including sale items) that wasn’t available in the store.  So what did I do?  I literally bought it from my phone and did In Store Pickup.  If I purchased it in the store, it would have only been 40% off (gasp).  Moral of the story?  Check the website for all the good discounts.  That wall clock is still listed online for $80 (I got it for $32), you can check it out here.

3.  Email alerts

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If you don’t want to check the website everyday, sign up for email alerts for all the good discounts.  This is how I got my frames for so cheap, I did their buy one get the other 50% off sale.

4.  Price match

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Many of you may not know this, but Michael’s also offers a price match guarantee.  If you find the same thing at another retailer for cheaper, they will match it.

5.  Everyday Value

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They have stuff that’s always cheap and never goes on sale.  This is kind of like that section at Target when you first walk in.  You know what I’m talking about?  That super cheap section where everything is around a buck each?  I got a 12-pack of 16 ounce mason jars the other day for only $9.  Check out their website, they have a ton of stuff for just a dollar each too.

6.  Bulk packs

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Ok, this is not something I have utilized,  but I did notice they have.  So if you buy stuff in bulk, I see they have stuff for 50%.  I don’t have a ton of stuff I buy in bulk, but if you are into crafts or are a big DIYer, that’s probably something you should check out.

Alright guys, I wish I could’ve copy and pasted every single thing I loved on their website, but there were too many.  All the pictures (except the two in home pictures)  were taken from their website so check them out here.  And, no, I did not get paid to promote Michaels or any of the items here.

Love,

Deema

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Posters, But Like, For Adults (DIY)

You know how when you were a kid you had posters all over your wall and you thought it was the hottest thing ever?  That cheap wrinkled piece of paper was literally what made your room slightly more impressive than the kid from down the street.  But as an adult, it’s pretty tough to find some high quality wall decor that’s comparable at $5 or less.  Unfortunately, most of the ones I love, are super expensive.  And, well, I HATE paying full price for anything.  So how did I get the adult version of posters in my home for super cheap?  I totally have a DIY cheap solution for you in 4 simple steps.

**Bonus canvass option at the end, that costs a little bit more.

Step 1:  Digital Copy

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Search for the images you want, and then get a digital copy.  There are a TON of digital copies online, but I got mine specifically at a shop on Etsy called SMUZI.  You basically purchase the copy, and you get an instant download to your email.  This shop had them for $6 each, but 40% off if you buy 3, so I ended up ONLY paying $3.66 for each one.  Basically, peanuts.

Step 2: Print 

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For printing, there are a ton of places online, but I chose Staples.  My prints were pretty large (18 X 24) and I got them printed for $14.99 each and they were literally done within the hour.

Step 3: Buy some frames

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I went to Michaels because they had a buy one, get one free deal.  I got two large (24X36, with a 18X24 Mat) frames for only $25 each with the deal.  The link for the frame is here.

Step 4:  Insert & ready to hang

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Put it in the frame, and hang it up.  Total cost? $43.60!  And guys, if you didn’t do it yourself, it would’ve cost WAY more.  And, you likely wouldn’t have found the size you wanted either.  You can find this download of Brigitte Bardot here.

A few others…

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This digital download above of Brigitte Bardot can be found here at this link.

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This picture of Naomi Campbell you can find here.

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And this badass Jack Nicholson photo, is here.  I got Jack larger at 24X36, so the frame I got was different.  And let me tell you something, don’t do the same mistake.

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I got a super cheap poster frame, and the cover is not glass.  So when you look at it from an angle, it looks a little wrinkled.  Don’t make the same mistake I did, make sure yours is always glass.

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Last, but definitely not least, I was literally obsessing over this Roger Moore print for months.  So I bought the digital copy at the same store here.  BUT, I live in California, and well, glass above your head is never a good idea when earthquakes happen.  So, I got this made on a canvass.  And, you can’t really tell, but this is huge.  It’s 36 X 36.

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I got this custom made on Shutterfly for $105 (including tax), and for the size and quality, that is super cheap.  All you do is upload the digital copy online and start selecting the sizes and materials you want. Be sure to look out for deals on Shutterfly, they have some every week.  That’s how I got the above print for 50% off.  Be patient, just check the site often.

Alright guys, I hope that was helpful.  I did not get paid to mention any of the above shops.  Oh, and if you’re good at taking photos, please call me.  I really need to up my game, it’s pathetic.

Love,
Deema

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