Happy new year everyone!!! Michaels has all of their Sizzix for 50% off. I figured that since I've been using my best friend's all week, it was time to get one of my own! On a side note, after the fact, my wonderful DBF says to me, "I was planning on getting you one (meaning the machine)" I told him there were now plenty of punches he could get me! ) Oh, and on other thing to pass on, they do rain checks! I didn't think they do but remembered to ask. It was great to find out considering I was at two different ones and they still didn't have the tag set I was looking for. Hope this helps someone!!! BTW, to all of you Northern CA scrappers, you are VERY lucky! There are so many wonderful LSS in and around the greater Sacramento area. I'm very jealous!!! I'm "stuck" with only Michaels, AC Moore, and Jo-Anns. Not much variety there!