WOWZA!! I am shocked and a little sad. Cricut has released more information about their exclusive CRICUT CIRCLE.
Basically, it is $275 a year, or $80 a quarter– for a membership?? You do get 4 cartridges, with this membership, and a discount at cricut.com. But, quite frankly, I don’t buy my cartridges from cricut.com nor do I pay $68 for one cartridge–especially without seeing it first! That is just crazy talk in my opinion. Do you know how many cartridges I could buy for $275?!!
I was a little bummed about the Walmart exclusive cartridges, because my Walmart just did away with their scrapbooking section. However, I still went on a search for a WM who did carry the Lite cartridges–and bought one anyway.
But, this whole circle thing, is going a bit far! I mean I LOVE, love , LOVE my Pink Expression and GYPSY as much as the next girl–but, all of this “paid club” talk- just breaks my heart…err…my bank?
Okay, now that I have had time to let the shock wear off—and think about it a little more….I could see maybe, how this could be worth it. You would have to LOVE all 4 carts, and want one of the 800point carts in the Cricut Rewards program.
So, that means, that you would essentially be getting 5 cartridges for $275, bringing each cartridge down to $55 a piece. On top of all that you would get extra reward points- 2 for every $1 spent. (I still don’t spend much at cricut.com) and the opportunity to buy things pre-market at special pricing. Although, I don’t have high hopes for this “special pricing”.
So, for me it’s a matter on if I want to purchase French Manor, Tags Bags Boxes and More, plus 3 other UNSEEN cartridges for $55 a piece….or, if I just want to buy carts I know I want for $30-40 a piece from online retailers.