Do you love shopping at Michaels? So do I! Over the years, I have learned many money-saving hacks that have helped me save a fortune at Michaels. Michaels is amazing for capitalizing on coupon savings, and you can save a lot of money by incorporating the following tips.
11 Ways To Save Money At Michaels
1. Use coupons from other stores at Michaels… even if they are not in your area.
Yep, you heard that right. Michael’s accepts coupons from others stores, such as Hobby Lobby, JoAnn, AC Moore, and Ben Franklin. Even if these stores do not exist in your area, use them at your local Michael’s to score some big savings. Head over to their websites, print their coupons, and bring them into Michaels. If the coupon from the other store is cheaper for the same exact product, Michaels will match the price.
2. Download the Michaels AppÃ‚ so you always have coupons with you
The Michaels app coupons are the perfect way to save money on the items you need. The Michaels app often has some amazing coupons, such as 20% off coupons for your entire purchase. I have even seen 60% off coupons for specific items!
3. Use Raise to score an extra 14-20% in savings.
Raise is great for discounted coupons. Raise often offers discounted gift cards to Michaels with up to 20% off. For example, Raise may offer a $50 dollar gift card for only $45. You can literally pull up the Raise app while you are in line at Michael’s to buy a virtual discounted gift card, and use it directly from your phone for your purchase.
4. Sign up for Michaels mobile alerts
I love using Michaels mobile alerts to get updates on the best deals. To get the mobile text alerts, all you have to do is text JOIN2 to 273-283 and Michaels will send you up to 8 texts per month of the best deals.
You can also download the Michaels appÃ‚ or head toÃ‚ Michaels website to find the same deals. To give you an idea of some of the deals, I just did a little search and found the following deals (these deals change from week to week, but gives you an idea of what to expect).
- $5 off a purchase of $25 or greater of yarn
- 60% off any one regular priced item
- 50% off any one regular priced item
- 40% off acrylic, water colors, and oil paints
5. Capitalize on Michaels one and two-day sales
Michaels is big on short term deals that last for a day or two! These deals can be found on their weekly ad online. You can also get these deals by signing up for their daily emails. There short-term sales are fantastic for a wide range of items, including mason jars, canvases, photo boxes, and more.
6. Take advantage of Michaels clearance racks
Every Michaels store has a dollar bins’ section towards the front of the store. Check out the dollar bins at your local Michaels stores to find great deals on seasonal decor, thank you notes, gift tags, and more. It is always worth taking a look when you go to Michaels. You may just be surprised!
In addition to the dollar bins, Michaels tend to have clearance sales of up to 50%. Scout for these clearance items, I have found sales on kids activities, teacher gift ideas, birthday treats, cheap presents, and more.
7. Purchase seasonal decor a day after the holiday or 2 weeks prior
There are two main times for sales for seasonal decor at Michaels—two weeks prior or one day after. Two weeks before holidays, seasonal items can be as high as 60-70% off. After the holiday, holiday items will be up to 80% off. If you are able to buy items a year in advance, that is the best way to score the greatest savings.
8. Use Michaels in-store coupons
Michaels offers fantastic deals every week. You can find these sales in your Sunday paper or online. Print the coupon or simply show the cashier the coupon from your smartphone to get the deal.
9. Are you a teacher, in the military, or a senior citizen?
If you are a teacher, in the military, or a senior citizen, take advantage of Michaels discounts.
Military members with a military ID save 10% off every purchase at Michaels.Ã‚ Senior citizens 55 years of older get 15% discounts on every purchase, and teachers get 15% on qualifying items.
10. Don’t buy books at Michaels
Michaels rarely have discounts on books. If you are looking to get books for low prices, your best bet for scoring great deals is on Amazon.
11. Sign up for Michaels Rewards Program to get exclusive deals
Michaels rewards program is the perfect way to find exclusive deals. Signing up for their rewards program will give you access to members-only events and early sale alerts. Additionally, as a rewards member, you will be granted receipt-free returns.
Know of any other tips and tricks to save money at Michaels? Share your strategies!