Mention Monday: Blitsy

blitsyIt’s like Groupon for crafts!

Ok, so that’s not actually Blitsy‘s slogan, but it should be (if we’re going to ignore copyright infringement), because this up-and-coming members-only shopping website gives you all the goodness of Groupon discounts but is focused entirely on crafting supplies. New products are posted every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11 a.m. (EST) on sale for prices up to 60% off their retail value. The products remain on sale on the site for 7 days or until they sell out.

For the time being, nearly all of the products for sale pertain to scrapbooking and other paper crafts, but the site promises that it will soon expand to include a wider array of general crafting supplies. Much like Groupon, this isn’t the sort of site you search through to find a specific product, but browse the available items to stumble upon an unexpected great deal, like 24 spools of self-adhesive glitter tape for $12.95 (just about half price):

glitter tape
As I mentioned briefly before, the site is members-only, and you have to log in to see most of the product details, but this is really no biggie since membership is FREE! Simply create a user ID and password, or log in through your existing Facebook account and you’re home free. Your membership comes with e-mail notification of every new sale, but you can unsubscribe from these if you’d rather just use the site from time to time.

There’s also a referral incentive. Invite your friends to join Blitsy and you’ll get $10 in site credit when a friend makes their first purchase. And according to their Twitter, there are free giveaways every Tuesday! This site is definitely worth checking out. Registering is free and easy and there’s no strings attaches, and you never know when you’ll see a product for sale that will inspire you!

Happy bargain crafting!

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About Brenna McKinley

I'm a two-time Marist College grad with degrees in Communications (BA) and Integrated Marketing Communication (MA).

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