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Christmas Countdown sign at Michael's Crafts Store

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I purchsed a count down til Christams decorations at my local Michael's using a 50% off any one item counpon. My wife thinks I should not display it or light it until I light the rest of my display but I'm inclined to set it up early and kind of use it before the lights come on.Comments????

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ChuckHutchings wrote:

Put it up now - if most of uslistened to ourspouses there wouldn't be any lights at all. :laughing:

Edit: What's the regular price on that?

80$!:shock: I hope they drop the price!

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NIIICE! Put it up now! The Trick Or Treaters will get a kick out of it!

Btw, almost every week Michael's has a 40% off coupon in the paper; that's almost as good as the rarer 50% off ones!

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Brian Anderson wrote:

Anyone know where I can get the coupon online?

Brian

You cant. If you go look at there website or even go in and talk to a worker, they will tell you that a couple years ago Micheals made the decission to only put there coupons out in the newspaper. Pretty crappy if you ask me.

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Carrolwood (Tampa) FL had 2 left this afternoon. They had 3, but I got 1 for myself:D. The price here was $79.99, and therewas a 40% off coupon this past Sunday.

As soon as I can figure out how to secure it, it will go outside as a countdown to light-up!

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Rebar poles at Home Depot work well! about 40 cents a piece. All of our pupmkins are secured with them. I will post photos of our Haloween show soon in a different forum. Anybody on the West coast that can find a Countdown to Christmas and has a 40% off coupon I would be willing to pay for shipping and a we can negotiate a finders fee! P.M. me

Thanks!

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JR V wrote:

Brian Anderson wrote:

You cant. If you go look at there website or even go in and talk to a worker, they will tell you that a couple years ago Micheals made the decission to only put there coupons out in the newspaper. Pretty crappy if you ask me.

If you don't subscribe to the newspaperit's only a couple bucks for the Sunday addition (newspaper machine, grocery store). Alternatelyyou couldjust ask a neighbor or relative for their coupon.

TED

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TED wrote:

If you don't subscribe to the newspaperit's only a couple bucks for the Sunday addition (newspaper machine, grocery store). Alternatelyyou couldjust ask a neighbor or relative for their coupon.

TED

Exactly what I had to do yesterday! Thankfully she still had it.

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FYI....

These are really neat, however they are not bright enough tobe seenoutdoors during the day.

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Here's what I've found out:

1. Each store is only getting three (3).

2. IF you don't have the coupon, tell the checker that you live outside the advert area.

They then fill out somemiracle form (make sure you know yourblood type) and then they call a supervisor to okay the deal and then you sign the miracle form and then you get your item for 50% off.:waycool:

Simple, right? (void where prohibited)

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I can get one for Chase if he wants. I PM'ed him already. But for those who purchased one, do you have the box dimensions & weight so he can estimate shipping. Also, is the original box sturdy enough to reship, or do I need to wrap some more cardboard around it?

BTW, I'm very tempted to get one myself, that sign is cute!!:):) But I think I rocketed pass any budget I should have created......:(:(My bank account was H-bombed this year.:]:]

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skibozo wrote:

do you have the box dimensions & weight so he can estimate shipping. Also, is the original box sturdy enough to reship,

Box is 37" x 25" x 3"

I'd say the weight is roughly 10 lbs

And the original box is made of heavy cardboard so I feel it's sturdy enough to ship.

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Woohoo! I got mine for $48 today using the 40% off coupon from Sunday's paper. They had four in stock though, so I don't know that "3 per store" is a hard-and-fast rule.

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I picked up one today, opened it and it was damaged :( The front was all scratched up and the digital clock was coming off the frame on the back. The box however looked fine as did the one on display.There was another one on the shelf...I hope it's there tomorrow.

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Does anyone know how effective glow-in-the-dark paint is (if there is such a beast)? I have my sign up, but at night it looks like a countdown to doomsday. I was thinking of retracing the letters with the glowing paint

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a8184 wrote:

Does anyone know how effective glow-in-the-dark paint is (if there is such a beast)? I have my sign up, but at night it looks like a countdown to doomsday. I was thinking of retracing the letters with the glowing paint

ROTFL!:laughing::laughing:

Never thought about that. They do sell glow in the dark paint, just don't know how effective it would be. The paint might be overpowered from the red glow of the numbers. It might be better if you get a small flood or spotlight to front light the sign.

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Having use the luminescent paint in theatre projects before let me beg you to shy awayfrom that idea. It does not glow evenly for a great amount of time, It worked for my applications (outlining backstage walkways for transit during lights out) only because it was under a great amount of light for a longer period of time than it was needed, and it got "recharged" (sorry don't know a better word to use:laughing:) often. I would pin-spot it with an extra light.

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