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You have to ask yourself:  if a cricut cartridge is really rare then how did the seller obtain it?  Be an educated consumer and shop around.

Certain cricut cartridges are not sold separately by Provo Craft and have been included with special promotions. Each different type of machine comes with different cartridges that are only made available with the purchase of a machine and sometimes are only initially available when purchased from a particular retailer. These cartridges include but are not limited to:

  • ACCENT ESSENTIALS is sold with the cricut expression machine and is not sold separately. You can also get it by redeeming cricut rewards for 800 points.


  • CRICUT KEYSTONE was only available at Walmart but now you can redeem 400 points in Cricut rewards to add this cartridge to your collection. It features an all purpose uppercase font and the shadow creative feature.


  • CRICUT SAMPLER was sold with the first cricut infomercial and can be yours for 800 cricut reward points. It features select shapes and graphics from various other cartridges which include Walk in My Garden, New Arrival, Going Places, Fabulous Finds, Paper Pups, ZooBalloo, Alphalicious, Opposites Attract, Printing Press, and Makin' the Grade. 


  • DAISY CHAIN was a giveaway at one of the scrapbooking conferences in the fall of 2007.  Now you can redeem cricut rewards for 400 points and add this cartridge to your collection.  It features string along daisy letters and includes the shadow creative feature. Cute!


  • GEORGE AND BASIC SHAPES is sold with the original Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter machine and is also available with cricut rewards worth 800 points.  It’s a font and shape cartridge that has all of the basic geometric shapes and various creative features.


  • DON JUAN is sold  with the Cricut Create machine. You can redeem cricut rewards worth 800 points and add this cartridge to your collection. It features both fonts and shapes with a variety of creative features.


  • FRENCH MANOR is exclusively available to Cricut Circle members only.  Cricut Circle began in July 2010 and offers its members a cricut cartridge each quarter for an annual or quarterly membership fee.  These cartridges are not available anywhere in stores.


  • OFFICE HELP can be added to your collection for a limited time by redeeming 200 points in the Cricut Rewards Program but only while supplies last.


  • PICTURESQUE New! Was supposed to be exclusively sold at Home Depot online only with a cricut expression home decor bundle.  The deal fell through but that cartridge is out there bundled with a champagne colored expression and a few other cricut consumables.


  • PINK JOURNEY  New!  Exclusively sold at Michaels (for a limited time Aug 15 - Oct 31, 2009) bundled with a pink cricut expression and two more cartridges.  This is a pink colored home solutions cartridge with 50 shapes related to the breast cancer race for the cure.  Might be sold separately after October 31st.


  • PLANTIN SCHOOLBOOK is included with the cricut expression machine and is not sold separately. You can get it by redeeming cricut rewards for 800 points. It’s loaded with fonts and shapes that include tags, bags, cards, envelopes and more. It also has various creative features.


  • POTPOURRI BASKET is exclusively sold with the current Cricut Expression infomercial and includes a bundle of other great cricut accessories. It features select shapes and graphics from various other cartridges which include Fabulous Finds, New Arrival, Celebrations, Joys of the Season, Stretch Your Imagination, Doodlecharms, Walk in My Garden, Going Places, My Community, Beyond Birthdays, Indie Art, Home Accents, Campout, Baseball, Street Sign, Soccer, and Wedding. WOW!  This cartridge is loaded and has two overlays and two project DVDs.


  • STOREFRONT is just RARE. The first copy was sold on ebay for $300 about two years ago and I have never seen it sold anywhere other than ebay.  It has two overlays and a cartridge with no binder and no storage box.  It features signs and designs for a storefront and some other helpful tools for cricut merchandise.


Generally cricut reward points are redeemable for exclusive cricut merchandise that is not sold separately. Reward certificates can be found in cartridges released after March 2008. You can also shop around for these and all other cricut cartridges on ebay for whatever price you are willing to pay.  Type "rare cricut cartridge" on the ebay search bar to see them.   You can tell how rare a cartridge really is by the number of listings for that particular cartridge.  Happy Bidding!

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