Don't be Playa hatin' (adding some gorgeous Aurifil to my stash...I got a killer deal...wanna know how??)

8:00:00 AM

Well dust me with sparkles and color me pink, it's SUNDAY STASH SHARE again, ladies and gents!

Linking up to the always wonderfully pinkishly fabulous Molli Sparkles:
Molli Sparkles
Hang on to your bobbins, sewists. I got an awesome deal on some Aurifil. Just over $7/spool. Ya. 
I mentioned in an earlier post here how to get the deal - it was through "Massdrop". Basically, it's this online community where you and a whole wack of other people can sign up to buy a certain product, then Massdrop goes to the company or wholesaler of the product (in this case, Aurifil) and secures a super-fantastical deal - because Massdrop buys a bunch of the product (in this case it was over 120 boxes I think) and then turns around and passes the savings on to you in the "drop".

I was a bit hesitant given that most of the stuff on their site is for Dudes. Literally. Audio and visual stuff with letters and numbers in the name and I have no *clue* what that thingamajigger is... so I thought the Aurifil would probably be a one-off. 
Example of a thingamijigger.
Massdrop says: "Noble 5 Universal BA IEM"
Sew at Home Mummy says: "Huh?"
Not so.

Because it's a community, if you're registered on the site (and if you bought a box of these lovelies from them last week then you are...) you can create a poll or participate in polls for products YOU think Massdrop should have a "drop" for. Once the poll has enough respondents Massdrop contacts the manufacturer or wholesaler to secure a deal.

There are some pretty cool quilty/sewy related products being voted on right now - including sewing machines, irons, rotary cutters, die cutters, shot cottons - if you're interested, head over there and check it out. Just click on "Vote" then "Crafting".
image courtesy of Massdrop.com
Unfortunately the Aurifil deal is over now - but that wouldn't stop someone from creating another thread poll! I hope you don't mind me passing it along - this is like my way of passing on the "Coupon Love" - money is tight here and I'm always looking for awesome deals!

Please note that I have edited this post as of May 29, 2014. I was mistaken in saying that Massdrop had spoken directly with Aurifil - but in reality had contacted a wholesale distributor to secure the deal. I apologize profusely for misspeaking! 

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7 comments

  1. I took part Aurifil Massdrop and the poll on the current products they are considering. What a great way to save money. I need a new iron and I am hoping they will be able to offer a drop on them.

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  2. Dude! Aren't the other products so crazy! And isn't it funny that we both mentioned Massdrop today, ha!

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  3. Wow! That's brilliant :-) Will have to have a look around see if anything like this is happening in the UK.

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  4. My Aurifil arrived today! I thought, because I am in Australia, that it was only me who didn't 'get' the dude stuff! LOL! Even with the postage to Oz, the Massdrop was such a great deal!

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  5. I got the Aurifil, too! Super deal!

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  6. Just signed up to Massdrop, you may have just helped their enrollment! You should get referral bonus! THanks for sharing your great deal!

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  7. I'm Alex Veronelli http://www.alexveronelli.com from Aurifil ,
    I just wish point out that Aurifil is not dealing directly with Massdrop, they did never contacted us for a direct purchase in order to secure a fantastical deal.
    Every promotion and offer is autonomously and independently orchestrated by Massdrop stocking from Wholesalers. I can be happy if you will have the opportunity to make a great deal purchasing my threads, I just did wish to underline that Aurifil Company is not involved in the initiative.

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