I am going to begin my new year by learning how to do some of my own crafts and art work to decorate my home and cabin with. I expect I will be found at the local JO-ANN store where I can buy patterns, material, sewing machines, crafts, art supplies, and seasonal decor items. My grandchildren love to make their own things, so some of the things I buy will be gifts for them through the year.
If you are a regular customer and also sign up and shop for JO-ANN fabrics & crafts on-line at http://www.joann.com you will start to receive more coupons for JO-ANN in the mail. These coupons can save you up to 40% to 50% for regular priced items.
What I have discovered at the JOANN stores is a lot of sale items through the years which is a savings for anyone's budget, including my own. Examples: 40% off of Christopher Lowell's Fabric Collection, 50% off of Fleece Prints, 50% off of holiday papercrafting items, 40% off of their rubber stamps, and 40% off of scrapbooking coordinates, and so much more.
You can buy a Jo-Ann gift card in any denomination at any Jo-Ann store nationwide or at Joann.com. when a gift is needed for the artist or crafter in your family.
I believe I have lost my Preferred Customer status by now since my plans for 2006 did not get completed. So for that New Year's resolution - go to JO-ANN's and get my supplies and get to work in 2007 and earn my Preferred Customer status back again!