View Full Version : Target Sale - Bic Colored Markers!

08-03-2008, 01:52 PM
Dash on over to Target and get a set of 40 colored markers for only $11 this week!

I have this set and like it a lot. They are alcohol based markers, like Prisma and Copic, and there's a great variety of colors in the set.

I can't justify the cost of the Copics and I've really enjoyed using these.

08-03-2008, 02:21 PM
Are they Acid Free?

08-03-2008, 02:25 PM
Yes, they are acid-free. I had to check the pack I have to see. I just use mine on cards not scrapbooks, so it doesn't matter to me.

08-03-2008, 02:32 PM
Thanks for checking. I will definetly a lot cheaper than the other markers.

08-03-2008, 03:32 PM
There was a tutorial floating around a few weeks ago on how to color with BIC's or Sharpies and make it look like Copics. Not sure if I saw it here or Paper Wings. I'll see if I can find it though.

08-03-2008, 03:37 PM
OK, I think this is it!


08-03-2008, 03:53 PM
Vicky, thanks so much. That is a wonderful tutorial. I've saved it to refer to. Some of the techniques I've figured out by trial and error, but this helps a lot.

I just can't stand the idea of spending hundreds of dollars on markers.:nah:

08-03-2008, 05:09 PM
Me neither!!!!!

08-03-2008, 08:56 PM
are these markers on sale throughout this coming week. i didn't see it in the sale flyer and i couldn't find anything online. i would love to go and get some but i was just checking before i go tomorrow. thanks

thanks for the tutorial Vickie i will have to go and buy some and check out the video thanks


08-03-2008, 09:24 PM
I too would like to see if they are on sale now, I'm going shopping tomorrow but don't want to waste a trip to target if they are not on sale now

08-03-2008, 10:00 PM
are these (http://www.amazon.com/BIC-Collection-Permanent-Assorted-36-Count/dp/B000OZMSYC)the markers you are talking about?

Mrs. Fence
08-03-2008, 11:19 PM
If you have a local Sam's Club, these markers are always $12 there - for the set of 36. I bought some last week because I'm too cheap for the others and I think the Bics are great. One of my artsy friends told me about them and gave me tips on using them. She only buys the copics or prismas if she can't get that color in Bic.

08-03-2008, 11:29 PM
They are on sale this week (http://weeklyad.target.com/target/default.aspx?action=entryflash&ref=nav%5Fweeklyad). Page 4-5. Along w/the big set of Sharpies. I bought a little set of sharpies last week & I'm trying to decide if I "need" these. Even after watching the tutorial the a Vicki shared, I don't think I can color like that! I love the look but know I don't have the talent!

08-04-2008, 12:20 PM
thanks so much for the flyer i will get over there today and pick some up thanks so much!!!

08-04-2008, 01:04 PM
I went to target today, and was able to pick up some. They had a whole bunch.

08-04-2008, 01:23 PM
I'm going to Target today after work. I noticed the fine print on the ad "Not available in most California stores" I'm hoping the Target near me will have them.

08-04-2008, 01:51 PM
Here is a coupon for an extra $3 off the Bic Markers:


08-04-2008, 03:56 PM
Here is a coupon for an extra $3 off the Bic Markers

Heck, for $8, I guess I HAVE to buy them now!! Anyone know if they work on transp/acetate??

08-04-2008, 10:08 PM
Thank you Annette for brining this to our attention and for posting the link to the coupon.
I got my markers!!

08-04-2008, 10:18 PM
do they leave color lines like stampin up/tombow markers or do they blend well like prismacolors?

08-05-2008, 12:49 AM
I think they color really well. I have some Prismas and Bics are comparable. I use 3 kinds really, to get the colors I want - Bics, Sharpies and Prismas.

Check out the tutorial that Vickie linked to earlier in this thread to see how they look.

08-05-2008, 07:08 AM
Thanks for the coupon!!! $8 for 40 markers is a great deal! $0.20 a marker!

Erin K
08-05-2008, 02:47 PM
Poop! I just got home from buying these but didn't see the coupon. Oh well I felt 11 was a good price too. I'll let you knwo what I think of them

08-05-2008, 03:23 PM
Erin, if it's not inconvienent to go back, Guest Services will give the $$$ back if you "forgot" your coupon. With gas prices, it might not be worth it for $3 but, if you have to go back, take your receipt & your coupon!

Erin K
08-05-2008, 04:18 PM
I might do that, I'll be near a target later this week.

I tried them out. I like them pretty well. I will keep them, I like that they can add to my collection. They are WAY darker than I think they should be.

Turns out I already had a huge selection of sharpie markers so I have those to play with too.

I might have enough total markers now.

OH and the case they come in, it's just plastic, but it's pretty cool. it holds them all really nicely. I did get a plastic paper cut from it though and it bleed all over Target. Finally Marcia got a bandaid on me. I was seriously dripping blood on the floor. I tried to clean it up.

08-05-2008, 04:21 PM
I went to Target and ours only had the Sharpie ones for $11 and I already have all of those. But I was still able to find some goodies for myself. A trip to Target is never a wasted one. I always leave with something.


08-05-2008, 10:23 PM
i got mine i can't wait to use them, but just like you Erin i got them before the coupon link. oh well the next time i am in there i will get my $3 back to buy my boys some popcorn and a slushy :)

Erin K
08-05-2008, 10:29 PM
Oh and everyone: they are currently in the back to school section AND the regular office supply section. so if you are out of them in one section check the other. :)

Also if your kids like sidewalk chalk there is a BUTT TON of sidewalk chalk and sidewalk chalk paint and crap like that on clearance in the end caps near the crayola isle. And other cool finds there too. So that's all super fun.

08-05-2008, 11:19 PM
I picked them up today for $8 ... can't wait to test them out.

08-06-2008, 05:29 PM
Just picked mine up. Can hardly wait to play. Looks like a lot of great colors!!

08-06-2008, 07:08 PM
i got mine, too!! only i forgot the coupon!

Erin K
08-06-2008, 08:20 PM
I happened to be near a Target so I went in and they gave me the $3 back no problem at all. :)

08-06-2008, 08:37 PM
I picked up a set of sharpies today. It didn't look like their bics were on sale here, but I'm still a happy camper.

08-07-2008, 10:21 AM
I now have the BIC markers (even though I have a ton of sharpies). That case is way kewl! I haven't used them on an image yet - I just "lined through" each of the color names so that I can see the colors together at a glance.

08-07-2008, 01:16 PM
Are they really that great??
Is it a must have??

08-07-2008, 02:37 PM
I just got mine today when I was at Target getting Sam's school supplies!

08-07-2008, 05:29 PM
I got mine. Haven't played w/them yet. DD hasn't played w/them yet which is even MORE surprising!!

08-07-2008, 05:39 PM
DD hasn't played w/them yet which is even MORE surprising!!

My 5 year old DS said when I picked them up that they were for "him" because they were in the school supplies and that I couldn't use them because they were for school.

Mrs. Fence
08-07-2008, 08:50 PM
Too funny, Karla! Did you have to buy two sets? LOL

08-07-2008, 11:09 PM
I got mine the other day ... haven't played yet ... but I did test a few out ... love the case and how vibrant the color seems to be.