Hey scrapper girls!!! I HOPE I have the choice bettween going again this year (last yr was my first expo) a scrapbook expo or easier going to micheals. what would you choose???
In my area Michaels has very limited stock and only carries a couple of brands.
The expos usually cover a wide variety of manufactures and sometimes even smaller ones that are starting out with new tools or products.
I go to them to shop but know your prices as things are not always a better deal at the Expo.
The scrapbook conventions in our area have really gone downhill... lots fewer vendors and the ones that are there include home party things like candles, cosmetics, books, etc. It is a fun day but I still go to regular stores to purchase things. We are also fortunate to have a very friendly and helpful LSS in our area. There are fewer choices for workshops, too, at the conventions.
As far as the spend of shopping, the Scrapbook Expos can't be beat, but they are a lot smaller than before. M's just doesn't offer the variety, but they do offer value for the basics with a coupon. Good luck.
I've never been to one but I can imagine it's better than the usual big box shopping. YET I'm getting emails for the Expo now saying "see what's new from CHA". The one here in GA is not until July 18! Who wants to wait that long?
I like the Expo much better than I do Michael's. I saw new items and some of the vendors have great deals on the products. Last year, I was able to get MME stamps for $2 and 12x12 pads for $6. I also saw 12x12 embossing folders which I never seen at any of the stores here. I am looking forward to going this year....I want to get one of those embossing folders
I go to the Scrapbook Expo or CKC's at least 3 times a year and love them A lot of manufacturers have booths and great deals, plus they will demo the new products. Most of the classes are great and you usually end up with more product than what you paid for the class ticket...and tons of giveaways!!!