Wow! I went to Hobby Lobby today, looking for a circular needle cable, and found out they have 40% off of all knitting needles and accessories, and crochet hooks and accessories.
So, I bought a Boye NeedleMaster kit! http://www.wrights.com/wrights/products/catalog/boyeline/7312_lg.htm
At 40% off, I saved about thirty dollars.
They also have a bunch of yarns on sale right now for about a dollar a skein, up to about 3.00.
For you beginner knitters and crocheters, keep looking at the sales, at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, JoAnn, and even Walmart. JoAnn has a 50% off coupon good this weekend on any single regular-priced item. That's an excellent deal, too!