Cricut Black Friday deals live blog: The best discounts on Cricut Maker, Joy and more

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Acer laptop

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This 2 in 1 deal has just appeared on Currys in the UK. If you’re a crafter and looking for a new affordable laptop to use Cricut Design Space with, the Acer Spin 513 LTE 13.3-inch Chromebook is an excellent option. This laptop has a full HD touchscreen, which is ideal for finishing your craft projects and the Acer Spin 513 is alone £499 £349 (opens in a new tab) – a saving of £150.

Currys has a couple of other decent Chromebook deals this Black Friday with touchscreens that you’ll need for Design Space. The The Acer Spin 314 14-inch 2-in-1 Chromebook is available now £449 £269 (opens in a new tab) – a saving of £180.

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Yes, you can have your Cricut cake and eat it! In addition to Very, some Cricut offers are included in the reseller’s Multi-Buy offer: buy one thing, get another for free. My choice is the CricutMaker 3 for £369.99 £379.99 (opens in a new tab) (a modest £10 saving) but Very will add the Cricut Smart Materials bundle at no extra cost – a total effective savings of £39.99.

A Cricut Explore 3 on a table

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If you’re looking for a new Cricut deal but don’t want to pay for the main Maker 3, the brand’s entry-level machine, the Cricut Explore 3 is an excellent option. This cutting machine is a little less powerful than the Maker 3 but can use the new Smart Materials and is a more economical machine overall. Read our Cricut Explore 3 review for more details on what it can do.

In the US right now Cricut itself offers Cricut Explore 3 for $319.99 $279.99 (opens in a new tab) – a savings of $40.

In the UK the Cricut store also has a discount, you can get Cricut Explore 3 for £299.99 £259.99 (opens in a new tab) – a £40 discount.

Amazon Prime offers;  Mug press

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One of my favorite machines among the new Cricut devices released this year is the Cricut Mug Press which allows you to make uniquely designed mugs – I love it. Read our Cricut Mug Press review to see why it’s so much fun.

There are some great deals on this car right now. If you’re in the US, then you can save $50 on a Cricut Mug Press at Best Buy (opens in a new tab) – thats enough $199 $149.

If you’re in the UK, there’s a fantastic £55 savings on offer: get the Cricut Mug Press for £179 £124 at Ryman (opens in a new tab).

Cricut EasyPress mini ironing a sneaker

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Cricut EasyPress Mini is one of our favorite devices produced by the brand and now it’s reduced to Michaels. Not only can you save money, but the store has the new colorful Zen Blue model for sale. This tiny iron is excellent for heat press designs, but will prove invaluable to tailors and quilters who need to flatten seams.

If you’re not sure, read our Cricut EasyPress Mini review to see why we love it. Back? Then switch to Michaels and get the Cricut EasyPress Mini for $39 (opens in a new tab) – a modest $10 savings on a gadget every crafter needs. (This gadget retails at Cricut for $69.99, so it’s actually a better savings than it first appears.)

US retailer Michaels has the Cricut Explore Air 2 on offer in one of three colors – Mint, Boysenberry, and Peacock – which is unusual as even the official Cricut store no longer carries all three colors. If you’re looking to gift someone a Cricut machine and want a slightly unique edition, I recommend one of these (the peacock is a deep blue-green).

Get Cricut Explore Air 2 for $199 $169 at Michaels (opens in a new tab)

The best Cricut machines;  a photo of a Cricut Maker

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The new Cricut Maker 3 is a great home-made machine, the older model is still a great buy and now nearly half the price. Got a good deal on the original Cricut Maker Champagne, which is now £249.99 in Ryman’s Black Friday Sale (opens in a new tab). That’s a £50 saving on a machine that still does everything, apart from using Cricut’s new smart materials (I have one and it’s used regularly).

US readers, fear not, I have a deal with Cricut Maker for you too. The original Cricut Maker in White is now just $229 at Michaels (opens in a new tab)a savings of $170 off the MSRP of this fine craft machine.

US crafters are in luck, too, as the rarest pink-colored edition is now abridged at Cricut’s Official Store. You can now get Cricut Maker Rose for $399 $249 at Cricut (opens in a new tab).

Cricut foil tip on a wooden table

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Black Friday is the perfect time for those with Cricut machines to build their collection of bits and accessories. One of the best is the Foil Transfer Kit for Cricut Joy, which is now £31.99 £19.49 a Lot (opens in a new tab) – £12.49 savings for UK crafters. UK retailer has more Cricut Joy deals this Black Friday, check out some of the best below:

Cricut Maker Bundle 3

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Bundle deals are always a great way to get a bargain when it comes to Cricut machines, and the Official Cricut Store is always one of the best places to get a deal. One of the eye-catching offers is the Cricut Maker 3 bundled with vinyl and paper learning kit for $489.99 $429.99 (opens in a new tab). Though it went on sale for less, the bundle value is $519 and comes with stacks of smart new vinyl, including Shimmer and Metallic Matt finishes.

While that bundle above is a new offering and currently only available in the US, UK crafters can get some good bundle deals too, including the Maker 3 “All Bundled” for £654.86 £449.99 (opens in a new tab) which, as you’d expect, comes with Everything.

Emerald Cricut machine

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If you’re looking for a Cricut machine but don’t want to pay for the latest cutting machine, then you can get a Cricut Explore Air 2 for $169 at Walmart (opens in a new tab) – a savings of $30 on this older model. Don’t let the fact that it’s older than the new Explore 3 put you off, as the Air 2 is still a capable machine (but it can’t use the new Cricut Smart Materials or Feed Roller).

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Bye! Welcome to our Cricut Black Friday Deals live blog. There are some fabulous deals out there today, and I’ve posted some on the front page of this blog. As someone who has a number of Cricuts, it’s always good to check out the deals on materials and tools as well (the machine deals are posted above).

There’s an incredible offer right now on Hobbycraft that’s got you covered Cricut Mega Bundle Tools and Materials for £157.88 £75.00 (opens in a new tab) – that’s a saving of £82.88 on a bundle which includes all the tools a new craftsman could need.

If you’re just looking for materials, Cricut has a great offering Smart Materials Essentials Pack for £186.92 £119.99 (opens in a new tab)which represents a 35% savings on a bundle of new Cricut Maker 3 and Explore 3 materials (and toolsets).

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