Archive | November 28, 2010

Jo-Ann’s Store Closed After Employee Death

The Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores location at the Colony Square Mall in Zanesville, OH has been closed since Friday morning due to what the company is describing as a “tragic incident involving one of our team members” inside the store.

Local police told the Zanesville Times-Recorder that an employee committed suicide at the store, but that the death did not occur in the vicinity of other employees or shoppers visiting the store.

Jo-Ann Stores is cooperating with local authorities investigating the death, and a crisis support team has been brought in to assist employees of the store.

“We are deeply saddened by the news,” said Lisa Greb, director of corporate communications for Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. “Our thoughts are with our team member’s family at this time.”

Greb also expressed thanks to those assisting its employees during the incident: “We would also like to express our gratitude to the first responders who selflessly offered their help in this situation.”

According to Jo-Ann Stores’ blog and Facebook page, the Zanesville store will re-open at 9am Monday morning, at which time all Black Friday deals will be honored for customers.

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In-Stores for Week of Nov. 28th to Dec. 4th, 2010

Just because Black Friday is over, doesn’t mean that the sales are over!

Welcome to our weekly sales feature on Scrapbook Update! Retailers can easily keep up here on what their competitors are doing, and shoppers can find out where there are deals!

Please note that sales may be subject to regional variations or conditions. Scrapbook Update is not responsible for errors or omissions.

Jo-Ann Stores: (note the Sunday online-only doorbusters in bold)

  • Papercrafting Supplies: 40% off (in-store only)
  • Cricut Cake Machine: $299.99 (in-store only)
  • Cricut Cake Machine: $199.99 (Sunday only, online only) (find at
  • Holiday Papercrafting Coordinates from K & Company and Me & My Big Ideas: 40% off (in-store only)
  • DCWV 12×12 Stacks: $9.99 (in-store only)
  • Die Cutting Machines & Accessories: 40% off (in-store only)
  • Cricut Imagine Machine: $449.99
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Holiday Party Supplies & Decor: 40% off (in-store only)
  • Photo Storage: 40% off (in-store only)
  • Papercrafting Punches: 40% off (in-store only)
  • Cricut Cartridges: $39.99 (in-store only)
  • Papercrafting Storage: 40% off (in-store only)
  • Organizing Essentials Baskets: 50% off (in-store only)
  • Craftologies Storage & Decor: 40% off (in-store only)
  • Everyday Plastic Storage: 50% off (Sunday only)
  • Organdy Ribbon Spools: Buy One Get One Free (Sunday only, in-store only)
  • DCWV 12×12 Premium Christmas or Christmas Stack: $8 (Sunday only, online only) (find at
  • Stamps, Stamp Sets, & Pads: 50% off (Sunday only, online only) (find at
  • Scrapbooking Albums: 50% off (Sunday only, online only) (find at

Michaels: (print coupons)

  • Coupon: 15% entire purchase (sale & regular price items) (Monday only)
  • Coupon: 40% off any one regular priced item
  • Coupon: 25% off entire purchase Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Slice Pink Cordless Design Cutter: $99.99 (Monday only)
  • Jetmax Storage: 50% off (Monday only)
  • Brother Labelmaker (pink – reg. $44.99): 50% off (Monday only)
  • Recollections Stickers & Embellishments: 40% off
  • Scrapbook Paper Pads: 40% off
  • Cricut Cartridges: $29.99
  • Cricut Expression: $279.99
  • Scrapbook Storage: 40% off
  • Rubber & Clear Stamps: 40% off
  • Scrapbook Paper: 4 for $1
  • DCWV Scrapbook Kits: 50% off
  • Scrapbook & Photo Albums: 40% off
  • Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paint: $3.99
  • YUDU Personal Screen Printing System: $179.99

AC Moore: (download coupons)

  • Coupon: 50% off any one regular price item (Sunday only)
  • Coupon: 25% off purchase (Sunday 6-9pm only)
  • Coupon: 40% off any one regular price item (Monday-Saturday only)
  • Coupon: 50% off any one regular price item (Tuesday only)
  • Cricut Personal Cutter: $89.99
  • Cricut Expression Bundle: $239.99
  • Nicole Crafts Stickers & Sticker Books: 4 for $3
  • Topload Albums: 3 for $12
  • Value Pack Cards & Envelopes: 2 for $5 (25ct) or 2 for $10 (50ct)
  • Open Stock Paper: Buy One Get One 50% Off
  • Value Pack Cardstock: Buy One Get One 50% Off
  • Inkpads, all: Buy One Get One 50% Off
  • Sizzix & Spellbinders, entire stock: Buy One Get One 50% Off
  • Die Cuts With A View, entire stock: Buy One Get One 50% Off
  • Martha Stewart Christmas, entire stock: Buy One Get One 50% Off
  • Cricut Seasonal Limited Edition Cartridges: Buy One Get One 50% Off
  • Americana Craft Acrylic Paint: $.89

Hobby Lobby: (print coupon)

  • Coupon: 40% off any one regular price item
  • Christmas Scrapbook Kits, Albums, Stickers & Accessories: 50% off
  • Scrapbook Albums & Page refills (excludes K & Co, EK Success, Sandylion & Photo Albums): 50% off
  • Photo Storage Boxes: 50% off
  • Xyron Products, entire stock: 50% off
  • Spellbinders Dies: 50% off
  • Scrapbook Papers (packaged & single sheet): 50% off
  • Ribbon by the Roll: 50% off


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