I cannot confirm this but here's what I read over at the Cricut Message Board...
Michael's is supposed to have Cricut cartridges on sale next week for $39.99 and in some locations, they will have both Lyrical Letters and Life's A Beach for that price. Now, I'm pulling this information off the message board so don't hold me to any of this but they are saying that you can even order these cartridges from Michael's this week at the store itself and buy it next week when it comes in for this sale price.
Interesting...all I can say is we'll see because it's just not like Michael's to work with their customers, know what I mean?
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Well dears, it's true. One of my readers called her Michael's and sure 'nuff, they are pulling the two cartridges, putting her name on them and will let her purchase them after the sale starts....will wonders ever cease.