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Mickster
07-01-2006, 09:44 AM
I hope they don't close them. I have no other option for shopping here!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13644370/
(I don't know how to make this a link, so if it doesn't work, I'm sorry.)

lewdyan1
07-01-2006, 09:49 AM
I hope this means good things are in store for us! I love my two Michaels, and will sadden it they change it. I especially love the weekly 40% off coupons!

ddavis860
07-01-2006, 11:01 AM
Hmmmmm, does this mean that I get the money for the shares I own, or will I be able to hold on to them? :confused3

Thanks for the info!!

Rena75
07-01-2006, 01:27 PM
I hope they don't close them. I have no other option for shopping here!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13644370/
(I don't know how to make this a link, so if it doesn't work, I'm sorry.)


I've been wondering what was going on with Michaels - at least in our area our Michaels have not been well stocked for quite awhile now.

I'm hoping that this means the stores will go back to what they once were! I would hate to see them shut down because I love to go in there and just wander (although that usually gets me into trouble!!). :)

lewdyan1
07-01-2006, 02:34 PM
Hmmmmm, does this mean that I get the money for the shares I own, or will I be able to hold on to them? :confused3

Thanks for the info!!
According to the article, you will be paid $44.00 per share. They two groups who bought Michaels are taking the company private.

bsmcneil
07-01-2006, 04:45 PM
DGF works there (right now, as a matter of fact). hopefully this'll be good

Mickey&JoshNut
07-01-2006, 05:41 PM
I hope they don't close them. I have no other option for shopping here!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13644370/
(I don't know how to make this a link, so if it doesn't work, I'm sorry.)


Thanks for the information.

I'm in Ontario Canada and in the last couple of days I was at both of our local Michaels stores and I was surprised to find that both stores had under gone a total renovation - signage colours changed and the entire store layout. The colours and layout reminded me of the AC Moore store we recently visited in Niagara Falls NY. I too hope they don't close - I love those 40% off coupons.

123SA
07-01-2006, 06:24 PM
If they change to ACMoore, you'll still have your 40% coupons. (50% at ACMoore this week) I have both stores near me and ACMoore consistently has better regular prices and better sale prices. Plus you can sign up to receive ACMoore store coupons on-line. You can print as many as you like, but are supposed to use only one per day.

lovingthemouse
07-01-2006, 10:11 PM
Was just at Michael's yesterday -very well stocked! BTW, are you aware that they both offer teacher discounts? You can apply for discounts at both stores- Michael's and AC Moore. I love them both for yarn and scrapping supplies. Just finished a Disney scrapbook tonight and was able to get a few things at each store . Caroline

bsmcneil
07-02-2006, 12:03 AM
If they change to ACMoore, you'll still have your 40% coupons. (50% at ACMoore this week) I have both stores near me and ACMoore consistently has better regular prices and better sale prices. Plus you can sign up to receive ACMoore store coupons on-line. You can print as many as you like, but are supposed to use only one per day.
AC Moore tends to have poorer service, IMO. But Michael's takes original ACMoore/competitor coupons, so that works out.

Grumpy's Gal
07-03-2006, 11:07 PM
The employee at Michael's that I talked to today said they were told nothing will be changing at the store level........will still have coupons etc.

bevtoy
07-12-2006, 01:24 PM
The employee at Michael's that I talked to today said they were told nothing will be changing at the store level........will still have coupons etc.

Where do you get the coupons?

LisaB
07-12-2006, 06:48 PM
Usually in the Sunday paper

Cruise04
07-14-2006, 08:59 PM
I believe you can also print the coupon out on their website if it's in their weekly ad. But I've never tried so I'm not positive. I hope they don't change too much either but I have also noticed things have not been well stocked over the last month or so in our store - and we have a decent sized store. They did just put all the Sizzix dies under a lock and key and I thought that was strange.

LisaB
07-17-2006, 10:19 PM
AC Moore yes Michael's no

BuzzBelleMom
07-17-2006, 10:45 PM
Michaels probably put the Sizzix under lock because of theft. Hobby Lobby (when they still carried Sizzix) had to because of that. One store was totally wiped out in one night.

Belle's Mom Tink
07-25-2006, 01:13 PM
I hope they don't change Michael's too much. I get a lot of my scrapbooking stuff there but I have found that AC Moore has more disney stuff lately! :artist:

ladyleopard1106
07-30-2006, 02:32 PM
As a Michael's employee, I can tell you the following:

Michael's will be selling off some of their stores.
Michael's is building new stores (my store that I'm at is getting a larger one down the road).
Michael's has put Sizzix under lock and key due to theft. That's why there's all the empty boxes. (People have been stealing mass quantities of those expensive art pencil sets too).
Michaels does not accept coupons that have been printed.

And that's about all the thought I can put in at this time...lol...it's been a long sunday!

~Lori
thecraftboutique.etsy.com
freewebs.com/mizzellesboutique

BeadyLady
07-30-2006, 04:08 PM
thank you for the update and info - I didn't see a coupon today, so now I might know why. and one thing I so didn't like about Michael's was the way they hide the prices on the register when I checked out. At least in our store - you had to fight to see the prices go by :confused3 , and somehow I wondered if they were hoping I couldn't match against what I thought the price should be.
AC Moore would be fine.

BuzzBelleMom
07-30-2006, 09:50 PM
As a Michael's employee, I can tell you the following:


Michael's has put Sizzix under lock and key due to theft. That's why there's all the empty boxes. (People have been stealing mass quantities of those expensive art pencil sets too).

~Lori
thecraftboutique.etsy.com
freewebs.com/mizzellesboutique


Makes me kind of wonder about those dies on ebay. Not that I am accusing, but why would you take so many, if not to sell?