Top Insider Tips for Attending Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

Make the most of your time and money at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo!

You’ve planned, saved, and worked out your schedule. Now you’re ready to come to Stamp & Scrapbook Expo! These tips will help you increase your chances to win prizes, get more free stuff, and even earn some cash!

Free Shopping Bag – sign in to the kiosk near registration and receive a free shopping bag. TIP: If you register online, you get a free shopping bag just for showing up!

Door Prizes – once your name is in the kiosk (or you registered online) you are entered to our Door Prize Giveaway. TIP: Put your mobile number in the kiosk and we will text you if you are a winner.

Early Bird Shopping – Many vendors have specials available during Friday Early Bird hours. TIP: Purchasing a Friday Workshop online comes with a free admission to Early Bird shopping.

Make & Takes – Locate information about the Make & Takes on the shopping floor online or in the Show Guide. TIP: Sign up to receive the newsletters for your Expo location or purchase your tickets online, and we will email you a list of the Make & Takes on the shopping floor or find it in the Show Guide.

Baggage Check – Store your purchases at the free baggage check when your load gets too heavy. TIP: You cannot bring a cart or wagon onto the shopping floor, but you can store one in Baggage Check.

Saturday Scraptacular – These are some of the best prizes offered at the Expo! Come early on Saturday (before 9am) to receive a ticket, drop it in the bin near the prize you want to win by 12:00 noon. TIP: You must be present to win and have a paid admission wristband, so stick around until these prizes are drawn at 1pm.

The Creativity Center – All the make & takes in the Creativity Center are free. Take a seat and create. TIP: Earn a keepsake button just by hanging out near the Creativity Center.

Crops – Crops aren’t just for Scrapbookers anymore! Bring any kind of craft materials to the Crop Parties. Hang out with your friends or make new ones! TIP: Prizes that are not claimed at Door Prize end up in the Crops as extra prizes! TIP:Dress up or decorate your table based on the theme for the evening for another chance to win a prize.

Pre-Register for Workshops – Purchase a workshop online and get that day’s admission to shop for free. TIP: If you sign up for 3 workshops, you get an additional gift!

MEGA Make & Take Extravaganza – This is a night of mini workshops, except we bring the projects to you! TIP: Some of the vendors offering these projects have special sales on Thursday night during this event.

Keepsake Buttons – There are many ways to earn keepsake buttons at the Expo. TIP: Do you see anyone with buttons different than yours?

All Weekend Cropper – People who attend all 3 nights of activities earn extra benefits reserved for All Weekend Croppers including a special badge holder. TIP: All Weekend Croppers have a separate entrance to the shopping floor.

Conquering Stamp & Scrapbook Expo – Collect 4 buttons to earn a lanyard and medallion. TIP: There is a photo opp banner to capture your moment of success!

Wandering Planner events – Try something new at one of our Wandering Planner events! TIP: Friday Sip & Swap events include a free admission to shopping on Friday!

Card Swap – If you love making cards the card swap is for you! TIP: Find new friends that live near you at the Card Swap!

Volunteer – What we really mean is earn some cash at the Expo! We hire lots of local help to make each Expo a success. TIP: Every volunteer gets a free admission to shop.