I know many of you hit up the craft stores regularly and some of you might be venturing in for holiday supplies. I thought I would post the coupon policies for each store in one spot for easy reference.
Familiarizing yourself with all the policies can lead to huge savings so this is great information to have! Most of the coupon policies were pretty vague so I requested additional information directly with the corporate office of each store. The details they provided are what is listed below.
These policies are a general guideline but you may find a few differences at your own stores.
- Coupon is good for one item at regular price only. One coupon per customer per day. Must present coupon at time of purchase.
- Offer is not valid with any other coupon, discount or previous purchase. Excludes CRICUT products, Tim Holtz Vagabond Machine, helium tanks, gift cards, custom orders, special orders, labor, rentals or class fees.
- A single cut of fabric or trim “by the yard” equals one item. Online fabric & trim discount is limited to 10 yards, single cut.
- They do not accept competitor coupons.
Bottom line: Only one coupon no matter how many items you buy and it needs to be a Hobby Lobby coupon. I have never seen a Hobby Lobby coupon that didn’t exclude sale items- so you want to look for items at full price.
*Policy sent via email from Hobby Lobby 9/13.
For All In-Store Coupons:
- Cannot be combined with any other discount or coupon.
- Reproductions not accepted; no photocopies or multiple printouts.
- A single cut of by-the-yard merchandise equals one item.
- One coupon per item in the transaction
- They accept mobile or printed or weekly ad coupons, from Joann’s or a competitor. The competitor must sell the item in order to use the coupon.
- The coupons need to have different codes- so if I have 4 items I can use a mobile Joann’s coupon, a printed Joann’s coupon, a weekly ad Joann’s coupon and a Joann’s coupon from in store providing each coupon has a different bar code.
Bottom Line: Joann’s is my favorite because they are so generous with coupons. Most coupons will be for items that are not on sale but you can use Michael’s, Hobby Lobby and Joann’s coupons in one transaction. You can cut them from the newspaper, print them from the web sites or use the apps in store. (I have all 3 store apps on my phone and just pull up each app at checkout and use a coupon for each item I buy that isn’t on sale.) If I am buying several items, I have also found that I can go to the web site- Joanns.com, on my phone and that will have a coupon with a different bar code from the app.
Here is the one thing that gets a little tricky. You can only use one coupon per item. So let’s say you have 4 items that are full price and 2 items on sale that you are buying. You could use (4) coupons from Joann’s or a competitor for 40-50% off regular priced merchandise. If you happen to have a total purchase coupon (i.e. 20% off your entire purchase including sale items) you can also use that but only on those (2) sale items. The 20% off would not stack with the 40% off coupons you already used on the non sale items.
And one other little note as far as competitor coupons. Joann’s only takes competitor coupons for items the competitor actually sells. So you would not be able to get a cut of fabric at Joann’s and use a Michael’s coupon because Michael’s doesn’t sell fabric. You can use a Hobby Lobby coupon because Hobby Lobby does sell fabric.
- Limit one coupon per customer per day; no combining offers.
- They accept mobile or printed Michael’s coupons OR they accept competitor coupons if it is printed out (not mobile) or from a weekly ad.
- Michaels coupons are not valid on: As Seen on TV, MiDesign@Michaels™, Silhouette and Cricut brands; Custom special order products, services and package pricing, Tulip Screenit, Fiskars Fuse Creativity System Machine, 4′ and up Christmas Trees, books, magazines, DVDs, gift cards and debit card products; sale (except on entire purchase coupons), clearance or buy & get items; Buy the Bunch™ orders; online purchases; class, in-store, birthday party, shipping, delivery or installation fees. (A recent addition has been Rainbow Loom items.)
Types of coupons:
Type 1 – % Off Any One Regular Price Item – Newspaper, In-Store Promotion, Bounce Back, Internet or e-mail
Type 2 – % Off Entire Regular Price Purchase – Newspaper, In-Store, Bounce Back, Internet or e-mail
Type 3 – % Off Entire Purchase – Regular Price and Sale Newspaper, In-Store, Internet or e-mail such as 15% Off Entire Purchase including Sale Items
Type 4 – Any type Bonus Coupon – Newspaper, In-Store, Bounce Back, Internet or e-mail such as 50% Off Handcrafted Floral or $5.00 off a $50.00 purchase.
(Multiple bonus coupons are accepted.)
Following are some examples of acceptable coupon combinations:
- (1) 40% off one regularly priced item coupon and (1) 20% off Entire Regular Purchase (either a Michaels Stores Inc. coupon or a direct competitor)
- (1) Bonus coupon for an extra 30% percent off tabletop frames and (1) 40% off one regularly priced item coupon
Bottom Line: For the most part Michael’s takes one coupon per transaction. There are the occasional exceptions as noted above but it is best to familiarize yourself with your store’s policy as Michael’s tends to be the most difficult as far as coupon acceptance.
Here are the iTunes apps for each craft store- they are all free:
- Michael’s Stores (Use at Michael’s or Joann’s)
- Hobby Lobby Stores (Use at Hobby Lobby or Joann’s)
- Joann’s Stores (Use at Joann’s)
I hope that makes sense and helps you to save a little money at the craft stores this holiday season!