Cricut Explore Giveaway

by Richelle Naegle
cricut explore giveaway

Winner Announced!

We are ever so excited that we finally have the Cricut Explore machine in for shipping and with that great news we have also selected a winner for our Explore giveaway. The winner is Sandy R. Robertson! Congratulations Sandy please contact us at so we can get your info and ship you out your machine. Thanks to everyone who participated!

As promised, CraftDirect is offering a free giveaway of the new Cricut Explore machine. You can enter to participate in the drawing starting now, up until March 13th*, 2014.

Are you as excited as we are about this fancy new machine? It’s the best of both world, with options for customized designs or the use of traditional Cricut cartridges to which you have grown accustomed. One lucky CraftDirect customer will be chose for our free giveaway. Will it be you?

How to Enter

There are 3 ways to enter for the drawing:

  1. Follow our CraftDirect Google+ page to get your name entered 1 time (any of our customers who are already following us will have their name automatically entered).
  2. Join our Google+ community called Paper Crafting Fanatics to get your name entered 1 time.
  3. Share a link on Google+ to our Cricut Explore page to get your name entered 2 times. Please see  the instructions below on how to properly share the link.

Also, feel free to follow me on Google+, I’ll follow you back. You can reach my page by clicking the link at the bottom of this article.

In order for us to track the link shares you must follow these specific steps:

  1. From your Google+ profile page, find the module that looks like this:
  2. When you select the “Link” feature, the module should look like this (with your mug, not mine):
  3. In the field where it says “Attach”, add the URL which should make your module look something like this:
  4. In the dialog bubble, please share your personal thoughts about the Explore. The most crucial part is that you include the hashtag #CraftDirectCricutExplore.  Without the hashtag, we won’t know you shared a link.
  5. Click “Share” in the bottom left corner, and you’re all set!

Please contact us  via e-mail or leave a comment below if any of this doesn’t make sense. You may not be active on Google+ or have an account. You may not even realize you have an account, but if you have gmail, then you probably do have a Google+ account that has not been activated. Signing up is easy, and it’s a great social media tool for businesses like CraftDirect to interact with customers. We are especially excited about the community we created, Paper Crafting Fanatics. This is a great platform for you to share your projects and ideas with other paper crafters.

Check Back for Updates and Results

For details about the Cricut Explore giveaway, the machine, and other related topics, the CraftDirect blog is your best friend. Check back frequently, and we’ll have video tutorials and demonstrations on what you can expect from this fancy new crafting tool. Thank you for your participation, and as always, happy crafting!

*We intend to announce the winner March 14th, based on our anticipation that we will have product ready to give away on March 15th. If, for whatever reason, our product availability date gets pushed back, we reserve the right to delay announcement of the winner.

102 thoughts on “Cricut Explore Giveaway

  1. Mary

    So I’m a fan on Facebook and get the emails, am I signed up for a entry??? I don’t want to void my entry by doing something wrong.

      1. L.r. Smith

        I was going to ask the same question Mary had.. but I don’t have a Google + account either.. so I can’t enter also… (sigh)

        1. admin Post author

          L.r. it’s really easy to set up a Google+. It may seem like a hassle, but it’s free and it will allow you to use our community to engage with other crafters about projects and whatnot. Hope you find the time to enter!

  2. Jamie HOLSTE

    I would love to have the new one! I have the old personal one but want a bigger one to do lots more stuff. I really can afford a new one because I had lost job so now I’m back in school. So I would love to win it!

  3. Jean Babb

    I have read about this Cricut Explore and I would Love to win this. I looked up the price to buy one and I can’t afford it right now. I have a Cricut Expression and I love that. I do a lot of scrapbooking for my grandkids.

  4. Shirley Mullins

    I just read about this machine yesterday. Can’t wait to see all of the things that it does. I do scrapbooking and I’m sure it would help. Would love to win this.

  5. Kristine Loper

    Wow! What a neat machine! With all the bad luck I’ve been having lately, this would be a nice pick-me-up to win and be able to help get my mind off of other things! Thank you for the opportunity to enter!

  6. Bridget Inman

    I would like to enter the following drawing to win the beautiful machine Cricut Explore. Thanks for the offer.

  7. Jane Thomas

    I am upgrading my Cricut and will wait until this one comes out. Hope I am lucky enough to win one. I wish someone would say how much this machine will cost.

    1. admin Post author

      Jane, The MSRP is $299 but as you know CraftDirect will always have it at a great price 🙂

  8. Dina Vallera

    Eeeeek!!!! I’m so excited about this new Cricut! The possibilities are endless!!! Thanks for the chance to win one!!

  9. Mary

    Pick me, pick me! Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful prize! I can’t wait, for the announcement of the winner!

  10. Mary Prasad

    Thanks for the opportunity to win an Explore. I would love to compare it to my Expression. It looks like it will cut details better. Thanks for linking back to my account.

  11. Carmen

    I’ve been waiting for Cricut to come out with a machine like this for several years now. I want to own this machine.

  12. Kimberly P Wells

    Thanks for such great instructions 🙂 I shared and would absolutely love to win something that would take me a long while to save for 🙂 Thanks for such a fantastic giveaway!!

  13. Carla Hundley

    I would love to win
    this new machine.
    I’ve had two other
    Cricuts and this
    new one looks
    so wonderful!
    Carla from Utah

  14. Brenda Hendrickson

    I would love to win this product. I have had nothing but cricuts and want to continue down the road of CRICUT’S.

  15. thia Beniash

    Boo hoo, everything on google+….I don’t have a clue what this is but I know I don’t have it …. Bummer for all the fans of your page, get your emails, etc. was excited to see the giveaway now sad.

  16. Mrs Anne Leddie

    I really love my other circuit machines so can imagine how good this will be. Great to hear you can use all the cartridges I have. Best news for a long time
    hahahahahha Speeerrz

  17. Bonnie

    Really really REALLY would love to win this new machine.
    I have been using the very first small!!! Cricut for over 5 years
    Really. Would use it and love it for sure.
    Pretty Please. Smiling

  18. Katherine Adams

    I can’t wait to see this machine in action. I really like that Cricut is making it so that you can use your old cartridges as well as purchasing new designs. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  19. Nancy Forester

    I would love to win the Explore as I have Expression as I have a wedding & a grandchild coming up. Just hope I win. :)))))

  20. Denise Pontillo

    I can’t wait for this machine – it is actually previewing on HSN on my Birthday!!! Meant for me to have it!! lol

  21. Lisa

    My oh my, I’m drooling. A friend peeked my scrapbooking interest about a year ago. I volunteer a lot of my time at my one and only little mans elementary school. I’m in charge of decorating the board as soon as you walk in the school every month with a different theme. Though I love it, it’s a pain hand cutting all that paper. I’m constantly flip flopping back and forth bothering my two girlfriends to make me some die cuts to make my job faster and easier on my poor hands. I also am in charge of all decorations for the yearly Halloween dance and Teachers lounge for Teacher’s appreciation week. I have to admit that my first passion is decorating my own home for each and every holiday, my husband would like to divorce me every time a new holiday comes though, bring those boxes down from the attic, put these back up in the attic, you get the idea haha! We just bought a new house a few months ago and then three weeks later I lost my mother and grandmother five days apart to say my world was rocked would be an under statement. I’m trying to dig my way out of the trenches and I have decided to CLAIM the office in our house and make it MY scrapping/craft room. No men or boys allowed, I’m making it pink and frilly to ensure it stays that way. I would love to win the new Cricut Explore machine to make all those crazy craft ideas floating around in my head. Thanks for giving us all the chance to win!!

  22. Julie Baines

    Oh boy I would love to win this machine , but I know I won’t as I don’t have that kind of luck cut its amazing

  23. Karen Denson

    This new machine looks like it would be absolutely amazing to own. It does so much. The possibilities are endless. Thank you for the opportunity to win this machine.

  24. Pearl Cruz

    I can’t wait to work with this new machine. I can’t believe how excited I am to get it. It would be even better if I got it for nothing.

  25. Pearl Cruz

    I can’t wait to work with this machine. I can’t believe how excited I am. It’s even better if I win one. I am counting the days when it’s available. Thank you for the opportunity to win one and good luck all you happy scrappers…

  26. Rose Budinnh

    I would love to win this Cricut Explore.. I own the original cricket and would love the upgrade even more, my grand daughter will get mine… Thank you so much for a chance to win!.

  27. Stephanie House

    Thanks for the chance to win this! I am thinking about all the craft projects I can do with my girls with this!

  28. Cindy Adkins

    I’m so excited that you’re giving us a chance to win this machine! I never have much luck, but that doesn’t stop me from trying. I hope I win, but regardless, I’ll be happy for the person that does!

  29. Umm Salwa

    I’d love, love to win the explorer. I really want to turn my crafting hobbies into a business, and this would help me tremendously!

  30. thia Beniash

    I cannot get google plus to add link. I’m using iPad, I tried the app and the site from safari. It shows link but nothing like what you have pictured. Could you assist please? I really want to enter. Thanks

    1. admin Post author

      No had to delay the announcement of the winner because we haven’t been able to get any machines in yet. As soon as we get a ship date we will announce the winner 🙂

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