Why I Am Actually Happy I Joined Blitsy

blitsy-logoI joined Blitsy.  Yes, after a long time of telling myself I was not going to sign up for another craft deal site, I joined another.  It is almost tax season, which means that I have to take a cold hard look at our finances and realize that we do not have a money tree in our backyard, so I have to get deals when I can.

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There are a bunch of craft deal sites out there and a few have even popped up that offer limited time deals, but I always seem to hear about the deals too late and by the time I get to the site, the deal is already sold out.

I started seeing this Blitsy site on other blogs and figured I would check it out, but it required me to register to view anything other than the homepage.  Slowly, I clicked the “Become a Member” button and expected this long registration form which I thought would require me to provide a credit card or other form of payment to be a member, but I was wrong.  The registration form only had a few fields such as First Name, Last Name, Email Address and Password and registration was free.  My browser inputted most of the information for me, so when I hit the submit button, I was in and later found a welcome email in my inbox.

According to Blitsy,com:

All members are invited to our weekly private sales on Blitsy.com.  New sales will begin each Monday, Wednesday and Friday and last a total of 7 days or until all items are sold out.  Each sale features carefully selected collections of crafts which are available for a limited time.  To start, Blitsy will have a strong emphasis on scrapbooking and paper crafts supplies, but will soon offer a wide array of general crafting items.  Be sure to log in early, as quantities are limited and items often sell out quickly.

So, here I am staring at another deal site that I had just signed up for wondering if the prices were really any good.  Off to Google I went to check the prices online to compare and see if the deals were actually good enough to warrant requiring people to register to view them.  This is what I found so you can decide if it is worth you joining for free also.  Yes, I know that Blitsy was not the lowest price for all the items, but it would not be fair to only list the items when Blitsy was the lowest.  I took a random item they offered for sale and compared it against prices for similar products at other shops online.  When possible, I linked to the results so you can see the prices yourself.  Remember, prices vary depending on sales.  The prices listed are what I found when I was typing this article.

Comparison #1: Colorbox Pigment Ink Pads (ice).

$3.99 – Blitsy.com
$5.99 – Scrapbook.com
$6.75 – Amazon.com

Comparison #2: Core’dinations – Core Couture Collection – 6 x 6 Color Core Cardstock Pack

$3.99 – Blitsy.com
$5.99 – Scrapbook.com

Comparison #3: 3M Scotch – Double Sided Photo / Document Tape

$3.99 – Blitsy.com
$7.83 – Amazon.com

Comparison #4: Clearsnap – Mixd Media Embossing Powder Truffle

$4.00 – Blitsy.com
$7.47 - Amazon.com

Comparison #5: Tsukineko – Kaleidacolor Pads Spectrum

$12.00 – Blitsy.com
$11.81 – SimonSaysStamp.com
$10.85 - Amazon.com

Comparison #6: Design Originals – Scrapbooking for Home Decor Book

$11.99 – Blitsy.com
$15.47 – BarnesAndNoble.com
$15.47 - Amazon.com

While looking up the items and checking their prices was fun, I am going to stop at 6 comparisons.  If nothing else, Blitsy is another site I can check the prices of products to see if it is any cheaper.  Saving money is a good thing and I am all about saving money, especially when we start digging through papers as tax time gets closer.  I just have to keep telling myself that money does not grow on trees, money does not grow on trees…

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