Love Scrapbooking but concerned about the expenses?
We hear you! We’ve spent thousands on scrapbooking supplies ourselves.
Each of the individual pieces and unique designs that are available for scrapbooking can add up after a while. You should not have to spend a small fortune to be able to preserve your precious memories in a way that is unique and special to you.
Fortunately, there are several resources and options available for saving money for any scrapbooker, regardless if it is a regular hobby or something you do once in a while for a holiday or special event. A few of the options available include coupons, bargain shopping, conventions, and creating your own unique mementos to make your scrapbook match the exact way you feel about the moment you are wishing to preserve. Here are a few tips and tricks to save money on your next scrapbooking plans. This does not include every option available, but it is a great place to get started.
Retail stores are making it even easier to be able to scrapbook and still save money. At least once a month the various crafting stores in your local area will release a coupon into circulation that will range from 20-50% off of any item in the store. What is so great about this? You do not always have to use this coupon at the store that released the circular. Most stores that offer crafting supplies will allow you to use competitor coupons, so if there is an item you must have you can easily take your coupon in with you and save a little extra money in the process. In addition to traditional circular ads, there are multiple online ads that are available at any given time.
For scrapbookers who enjoy printing their own photos and backgrounds there are a variety of coupon codes available online. The coupons are generally around 30% off of any printer item, which can come in handy when you need a refill on ink. York Photos also makes a variety of offers for prints ranging from free to $.05 each. While you are in between seasons when coupons are available there are also a variety of ways to bargain shop for your scrapbooking supplies. www.Scrapbook.com offers multiple products at bargain prices that you can browse and order. In addition to the various prices there are tips and forums available through their site that will assist in finding any other resources for saving money on your scrapbooking needs.
If you happen to forget your coupon at home, there is no need to worry. There are multiple apps on smart phones that allow you to take your coupons even further. Just download the app, and it will bring up the coupon barcode on your phone. The cashier will scan the code from your phone on the register and it applies to your purchase.
While shopping around online you can also check to see if there are any conventions or workshops in your area. These events are filled with other scrapbookers who have a world of information at their disposal and they are willing to help you with your passion. Do you have some special tips and tricks that could help others save money?
This has been a guest post by Phyrie Lea” Phyrie Lea is a dedicated shopper and scrapbooker. She has spent years with several support groups assisting others in saving money and learning the various ways you can coupon and locate the information that you can use to save money efficiently. The photo was provided by Phyrie as well.