I have wanted a Sizzix, Big Kick machine for quite sometime, and a few weeks ago, I bought one using a 50% off Michael's coupon. I got the Big Kick home and found that the machine was damaged. I never noticed the damage while I was in the store. What a big disappointment that was.
I had a heck of a time trying to replace the Big Kick. All of the stores around the area had them in the clear plastic packaging, and they were all damaged in the same area.
This morning, I had a lot of errand to run, and didn't think I would be heading to any craft stores, but I decided to print out a 60% off A. C. Moore coupon that was only good for today. Well, you just never know, and it is better have the coupon in your pocketbook then not, right? It is really hard to let a 60% coupon go to waste, don't you think? I must admit, that coupon was calling my name to use it. (LOL) Talk about burning a hole in one's pocket. :-)
I decided I better go to New Bedford to deliver my cousin Carl's Christmas gifts to him before we had another snowstorm. My cousin is in a long term care facility, and has been since he was 17 years old. He was in a car accident and had a severe head injury. I figured as long as I was in New Bedford, I would drive a little further, and go to North Dartmouth to check out the A.C. Moore store there.
I am so glad that I did. I was lucky, the Big Kick's weren't on sale, and I could use my coupon. The store had received a new shipment of machines, and they were packaged in a sturdy cardboard box instead of the plastic. So, I bought myself a Christmas gift. I left the store very happy.
Do you ever go Christmas shopping and end up buying for yourself? It happens to me every year. :-)