Is Cricut access worth paying for? I read this all the time on Facebook. I am amazed at the number of people who don’t think it is. Do I think it is worth it?
I would recommend Access to anyone who uses Design Space. At last count Access had over 100,000 images and a whole lot of fonts. And they are always adding more. As you already know, I am a fontaholic. And I love the fonts. But this means whatever graphic or font you are looking for, Access probably has something close to what you want.
When I am starting a new project Access makes it so easy to tell which graphics and fonts are included. Cricut puts a little green flag on the corner of whatever is included. And one of the filters lets you select access included graphics when you search. So it won’t show you graphic you have to pay extra for. Those are the licensed stuff. Anna Griffin just added all her digital file to Access! So is Cricut Access worth paying for now?
At the present there are 3 plans. The first bills monthly at $9.99. If nothing else you can try it for a month or two and see just how terrific it is. The second plan is $95.88 per year billed annually. Totally worth it. The third plan is $119.88 billed annually. It has several additional perks like 50% off savings on licensed fonts, images, and ready‑to‑make projects. Also free economy shipping on orders over $50. If you plan to buy supplies from Cricut this plan pay for itself quickly. Have you priced shipping lately? Is Cricut Access worth paying for now?
A Quick Word About Access In the Future
After December, Cricut will start limiting the number of uploads and possibly the number of categories you can have if you don’t have Access. And if this works to increase the subscription rate, I bet more things will be “Access Members Only.” Think about signing up now because it IS really worth $10 per month and it will probably go up after December for new subscribers.
Who uses Access In Their Designs On Purpose?
Designers like myself, Melody Lane and others, who create projects for others and share them through the Design Space link. We all know that all the images in our designs are available and usable by everyone who has Access. If you don’t have access they will charge you to make the project for each graphic you don’t own. But it is a small amount (usually about $1) however at least you can look at the project. But after a few of these projects that cost $1 or more to make, you have paid for the Access membership.
So I ask again, is Cricut Access worth paying for? You bet it is!!! See the discounts you get from Cricut on merchandise on my products page