I went to Joann's Fabric and bought a bolt of batting for 1/2 off plus another 20%, 3 holiday entertainment books (our theme for X-mas gifts this year) a sew station- has grid markings, can press on it and it has pockets all around that hang over edge of sewing table- for 50% off, an easy cut ruler for 50% off and a ruler handle. the extra 20% was for the total purchase. Then I went to Hancock fabric and got rotary blades for 50% off, quilt stencil 50% off, pounce pad and chalk for 40% off and a large piece of foam to make a cushion at 50% off. I did get 2 other gifts for a nice price. I also found quilt calculators on clearance for $11. originally 39.99. I didn't find what I wanted at the very crowded stores which was nice because I didn't have to stand in line. I was able to drive to see my daughter and her new baby after shopping. I had all the shopping finished by 10:30 am. Fun time.