A Child's Year
A Quilted Christmas
Boys Will Be Boys
Bump In The Night
Chic and Scary
Create A Friend
Everyday Paper Dolls
From My Kitchen
Give A Hoot
Hello Kitty Greetings
Joys Of The Season
Life's A Party
Mickey and Friends
Over The Hill
Scandinavian Christmas Cards
Stretch Your Imagination
Tablescapes Spring and Summer
Tags Bags Boxes and More 2
Teddy Bear Parade
Tie The Knot
Tis The Season
Trick Or Treat
Walk In My Garden
Wild Card 2
Wrap It Up
There are stacks of really great Cricut Cartridges around now, but there are also so many that are just not so good and I really wouldn’t want to spend my money on, let alone recommend other people spending their money on them.
Today more than ever, Cricut seems to be rolling out more and more cartridges on a more frequent basis and although there are many that I just love and find hugely usable, there are also many that I just consider to be almost a cut down version of an already released Cricut cartridge, which I probably have already.
There was a time when you could literally just go grab the latest cartridge based on what type of theme you needed and were pretty safe in that you would end up with a pretty much unique and varied selection of content.
This is no longer the case, unfortunately and it really does seem to take much longer these days to go through each cartridge’s content to make sure that paying for it will actually be a wise investment.
Which leads me all the way back to this little website of mine.
I’m sure that there are LOADS of people like myself out there that just want to see a snap shot of possible cartridge picks and then drill down into some of the details and the pros and cons with a few inspirational projects ideas from other people’s use of that particular cartridge, so that is exactly why I follow the format that I have on this website.
The best way to scan through possible matches for what you MAY be looking for is to take a scan of the carefully reflected snap shots of each cartridge on the front page of this website and when you see the kind of thing that tickles your fancy is to simply click on that cartridge to get the full scoop on it with some of the best completed projects design inspirations around.
I don’t tend to waste my time posting a full write up or review on the MANY cartridges that I have bought, used and just felt that I had wasted my money on or that now just collect dust on my Cricut cartridge library shelves.
With just so much time in the day, I think that my time is better served in focusing on the ones that I do like and that I feel represent enough positives to be worth buying and adding to your collection.
It would be nice if we all didn’t live in the real world and had unlimited budgets to buy ALL of the cartridges, even if just for that single cut out, but unfortunately most of us have to pick and choose because of all sorts of constraints, so we may as well be limited to a good selection to choose from instead of a mixed or bad bunch.
Cricut Cartridges On Sale
If you’re a regular visitor to this website, you will probably have noticed that I’ve changed tactics quite a bit when it comes to finding Cricut cartridges on sale.
When I first started this website, the primary aim was to provide a single place online where people could come and find the very lowest prices for a particular cartridge that they were looking to buy instead of wasting time and effort by needing to visit all the usual haunts to compare prices on a cartridge by cartridge basis.
Back then, the very lowest prices that were available were for those cartridges that were on sale, so the obvious answer for me was to bring in the merchants that were running their sales for each cartridge, hence the name of this site “Cricut Cartridges On Sale”.
Today, the aim of this website is still the same.
However, cartridge “sales” are not the same anymore and I gradually found that the merchants that I used that had their products on sale, were often more expensive than I could get elsewhere for one that was not on so called sale.
Not very happy about that after going through all of the computer hassles of how to get the sale merchant products listed and kept up to date on my website!
Anyway, to cut a long story short, I found that the lowest prices nowadays are through individuals and small retailers that just bulk buy cartridges and then sell them off individually at a deeply discounted price than the norm.
Most of these merchants “set up store” by using the sales and payment infrastructure of a third party, such as eBay and Amazon, so you will now find that I display products from a selected set of these merchants that I hand pick.
For you guys out there, you will now find that if you click on any of my cartridge listings, that you are taken to those merchants and offers under the umbrella of eBay or Amazon, just because that is where they have found it the easiest to setup their online store.
You will also notice that I don’t just reproduce those listings that you can find on eBay or Amazon, because of my hand selection at this end.
The result is that hopefully you will now be able to buy the cartridges once again at the lowest online prices around, even though many of them are just really cheap but not necessarily on sale.
The website name stays the same, although, I suppose it doesn’t exactly reflect my source of cartridges any more.
Which brings me to my final rabbling.
Over the years, I have been contacted by a number of people, that are avid crafters but also sell cartridges on a small scale at really good prices, that have asked me if they could be listed on this website.
To some, I have actually said yes and you can see their listings on this website still today and I know that many people do buy them through this website.
So if any of you offer cartridges in your own little space at REALLY competitive prices and would like to get them shown on this website for the benefit of visitors to get a better deal, then feel free to drop me a line via the contact form on this website.
The Birth Of “Cricut Cartridges On Sale”
I’m a busy mom and to be quite honest with you, I have developed somewhat of a Cricut crafting addiction over the years.
When I first started….many years ago, I used to pay really high prices for the Cartridges that I bought, now that I look back.
I (well my husband!) used to limit my obsession to just a couple of Cartridges a month, which was just not enough to stretch my variety of creativity.
I basically NEEDED more cartridges to buy!
I figured out that the only way that I could actually “get” more was to either win some Cricut Cartridges free or get them cheaper by finding a supply of Cricut Cartridges on sale.
I entered all sorts of free giveaways and even got myself a spanking new Facebook account to “Like” stuff so that I could enter the weekly freebie giveaways.
I never won ANYTHING!
I did a LOT of shopping around Online and discovered that there are just so many places that sell cheap Cricut Cartridges for a LOT less than I usually pay in the non-Online stores that I had been used to buying my latest Cartridges from, that I really feel like I had just wasted SO much money.
My main way of getting bargain Cartridge deals shifted to Online hunting from then on, although I do still occasionally find some good bargain Black Friday deals in stores…sometimes!
The problem with all of this Online searching around for the very lowest price for a particular Cartridge that I am looking to buy is that it just takes SO long.
I would rather spend that time being creative and actually using all of the cartridges that I buy!
I am a member of a few crafty Forums and a lot of people seemed to have the same problem.
So, I FINALLY have now got around to creating this Website to share with you all of the latest Cricut Cartridges on sale deals and prices that I find Online, so that you don’t have to do all of that time consuming hunting around for yourself.
Most of the best “sale” prices still tend to be from eBay merchants and individuals, but occasionally there are some good clearance sales that can be found from other places.
Wherever the BEST bargain is that I track down, I try to include it in the product listings at the end of the page for each particular Cartridge.
Anyway, that’s my story of how and why my little “Cricut Cartridges On Sale” website came to be and I really hope you enjoy and find useful some of the reviews, hints and tips that I try to provide from my crafting travels and obviously hope you can pick up some super cheap Cricut Cartridge BARGAINS from my Site!
Happy “Cricut Cartridges on Sale” shopping!
Out Of Season Cricut Cartridges On Sale
Well, not really “on sale” but really, really cheap though!
I’m sure many people already realize this, but if you are like me I generally don’t follow the GREAT advice I so easily share with others…at my own financial loss!
Anyway...for those of you that haven’t realized…here’s my two cents of advice to getting some really great deals on some seasonally popular cartridges.
Buy seasonal (eg: Christmas) cartridges BEFORE the run up to that season starts.
I know, I know, it may seem obvious, but prices are just SO much lower for the same item if you plan your seasonal crafting requirements a bit in advance.
I didn’t actually really realize this by getting some great bargains, but actually by paying some ridiculous prices at the peak of that particular season.
If you dig down a bit into the sale price of some of the seasonally popular cartridges, you will be (well I was anyway) shocked that the same cartridge can sell for $60+ in November and $9.45 in August.
Now, I don’t know about you, but spread that across five cartridges and that’s a saving I wouldn’t mind getting!
So, the moral of the story (since it is now August), spend two minutes thinking about what cartridges you will be buying for your Halloween or Christmas projects and hunt out one of the plentiful deals that are around at the moment.
Cricut Cartridges Sale In Stores
This isn’t really a useful bit of information or a sneaky method that I’ve found to buy cheap Cricut cartridges, but just an observation.
Is it me, or does there just seem to be less Cricut Cartridge sales in offline stores these days?
I remember just a year ago that virtually ALL of the stores that I used to pop into for any kind of craft items used to have at least some cartridges on sale or at least at pretty decent discounts practically all of the time.
Then they moved their “Cricut cartridges sale” baskets to more like old cartridge clearance items, which was actually pretty handy and turned out to be a good source of cheap Cricut cartridges from older releases that I may not have picked up before, but were still totally useful.
Then of course the main buzz was around the Black Friday deals, which still do from time to time bring up some decent savings if the cart that you are looking for is included, but even these seem to becoming less a source of any real decent bargains.
Anyway, just me sprouting off about my frustration that, certainly in the offline store world, I am definitely seeing less Cricut Cartridge sale items that are at genuine large discounted sale prices, that I just can’t get at that low price from anywhere else.
It would be interesting to hear from anyone else if you are also seeing the same situation…or if you have found a good source of cheap Cricut cartridges in stores, you could let me and others in on your secret source!
Cricut Cartridges Clearance
As the end of summer comes nearer and attention turns to back to school and then quickly after we start thinking about winter, there is a GREAT opportunity (as is the case every year) to grab some Cricut cartridges clearance bargains.
Smaller retailers (offline and Online) try to clear their summer themed stock to make way for the increase in demand for the winter themed cartridges, which of course includes Halloween and Christmas.
For those shrewd buyers that are thinking ahead, if you wait till about September and are willing to plan ahead for nearly a year(!) then you can grab some really good Cricut cartridges clearance deals for those out of demand summer cartridges.
Obviously, satisfaction levels won’t be so high now, but rest assured, come next summer, you will be sitting back smugly looking at the same cartridges that you picked up at clearance prices for about 20% of the price that they are selling “in season”.
If you like to plan ahead and get the best value cartridge clearance bargains, then now is a great time to start to compare and keep your eyes open.
Happy Cricut cartridges clearance shopping!
Cricut Cartridges For Sale Bargains Bought
I’m not too sure what was so special about the 4th September, but for in terms of Cricut Cartridges for sale, there seemed to be some great bargain deals to be had:
Pooh Font Set – sold for $11.50
Formal Occasion – sold for $15.50
My Community – sold for $16.50
Going Places – sold for $15.50
October 31st – sold for $22.50 (you can bet this one will be a lot more come closer to Halloween)
Winter Lace – sold for $15.78 (a steady price riser going into the run up to Christmas)
Anyway, just though I would simplify some of the bargain Cricut Cartridges for sale that are displayed on this website, to illustrate that we really do list some bargain deals!
Congratulations to those “deal grabbers” that ended up buying these cartridges at these great prices.
Discount Cricut Cartridges Spike
For all of those long term cartridge buyers out there, you probably already know this, but for any newer cartridge bargain hunters, it is worth pointing out to you.
Every year in the run up to Christmas, ie: October – that’s now, independent sellers and wholesalers tend to be stocking up on their bulk supplies to meet the increase in demand for the period directly before Christmas.
As we all probably know, prices tend to drift higher and demand certainly edges up a notch or two…so all pretty bad news really for us bargain hunters.
However, the silver lining is that these supplies tend to be offered for sale from about October, when the spike in demand has not really happened as yet.
So if you are looking for a time when supply does artificially surpass demand and present a whole lot more discount Cricut cartridges on sale, then October and the start of November are the months to watch more closely.
How To Buy Cricut Cartridges Cheap
If you’ve been in the Cricut Cartridge “hunt a bargain” game for any length of time, then you will already know that there is a huge difference in price between what you have to pay for some cartridges and what you have to pay for others.
The reason for such a difference is generally as simple as supply and demand in the vast majority of cases.
The worst cases that I have seen is when you are hunting for discontinued Cricut Cartridges cheap and the prices just seem to keep on rising.
If they are genuinely limited supply cartridges then you may find that sellers really are willing to hold out for higher prices, just because they know that it won’t be long before they get that price…unfortunately.
Also, of course, seasonality affects your ability to pick up some cartridges cheap if you leave it to the last minute and want to buy that seasonal cartridge at the same time as everyone else.
The really cheap Cricut cartridges always tend to be the plentiful, currently still produced ones that are just great everyday cartridges.
If you are looking for one of these and you are determined to get that REAL bargain then a bit of patience when less or no-one is looking is a GREAT opportunity to bag a real gem of a bargain.
Discounted Cricut Cartridges
I had a strange question on this website the other day and thought that I would give a quick answer, just in case others were wondering the same thing.
I was asked…”where can I buy discounted cricut cartridges?”
Well…my sales answer would be FROM THIS WEBSITE!
However, to try to be a little bit more helpful and honest, there really is no need to pay the FULL (read ridiculous) prices that any of these Cricut Cartridges are sold for.
There are loads of both websites and stores that do offer a variety of discount priced cartridges, but it really is a case of shopping around at the time you are looking to buy that particular cartridge and see who has the best deal.
Generally, I have found that the best discounted prices are consistently Online, so I tend to stick with that for ease and convenience really.
But I do try to bring you a consistent lowest price for the whole range of cartridges that are listed on this website, but in all honesty, I am sure that some stores / sites may have a better discounted deal from time to time.
Cricut Cartridges List
Pretty much every month I get asked whether I have a “complete” Cricut Cartridges list, so I thought I would throw down the answer here for anyone else out there that is wondering the same thing.
The quick answer is that I don’t have THE complete list available here on this Website.
The Cricut Cartridges list that you see above (with all the pretty pics) and the list in the navigation menu on the side of each page is just my list of all of the cartridges that I have actually down a review on.
So although not a complete list, it is rather my list of what I think are some of the cartridges that I have come across and think it would be useful to provide some useful info on (whether that be good or bad).