~Sharing a little CrEaTiViTy...one day at a time.~
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Well, just as I had surmised, the Cricut Circle is an exclusive club where you should receive certain benefits, info, etc., just for being a member. Did I ever dream that PC would be on crack when they set a price of $275/year???? NO!!! As far as I'm concerned, PC is getting WAAAAYYY too greedy. They can take their circle and all the people dumb enough to pay for the "exclusive" club, and just bite me. I don't need need an invitation to a club that excludes the majority of the people that actually have built up the company by purchasing their products. I did find an invite in my e-mail, but seriously just laughed at it. Does PC think we're made of $$$? I am a Cricut addict, I'll admit it, but I'm not SO sick, that I need to be part of a club. They really don't know me as a consumer either, I'm a deal predator. I will never pay $90 for a cart. I will only pay $15-$35, at the most, for ANY cart. I could buy 13+ carts, just for the price of this club membership. Maybe I'll even try Make the Cut or Sure Cuts Alot. All I know, is that this club has ticked off ALOT of loyal Cricuteers...and I believe PC will have tons of damage control to do because of this move.
So for $275/year (single pay option) or around $320/year (quarterly pay option), you get: 4 exclusive carts per year (1 per quarter); advanced buying options; reward points; special invitations to exclusive chats; online magazine (Seriously??? No hard copy for that kind of dough???); special coupons/rebates; research panel access; and my personal favorite...an exclusive Cricut charm bracelet. Good going, PC, I'll totally join for a bracelet. Totally.
For now, PC, I'll "surround myself" with a "Cricut Circle" of people who I don't have to buy friendship and acceptance from. I am too cool for your club, and have too much self-esteem to lower myself to monetary acceptance.
Shouldn't that read: "Enter the dark side now" ????
Kindergarten teacher by day, and self-proclaimed crafting nightowl. I enjoy long walks with my Gypsy, iced mochas, and salivate over the newest papers, embellishments, Stampin' Up products, and Cricut cartridges available. While I LOVE my job as a kindergarten teacher, I need a creative outlet in my downtime. For me, this comes in the form of scrapbooking, cardmaking, cake decorating, and other miscellaneous crafts. I am a woman who is forever 29. Artist. Married with furry and slimy children (cats, dogs, & fish). And, in case you can't tell by the blog name, I'm obsessed with frogs. :o) I'm ready to try new things...let's see where this journey takes me!
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