8 Things you need to know before shopping at Michael’s Craft Stores!

Love shopping at Michael’s Craft Store? I do too! In fact, I am there probably at least once a week! I never shop without coupons and love that they are so coupon friendly.#3 is a new one for me and can’t wait to take advantage of the extra savings. If you shop there, or are planning to the list below is a must-read to save you time and most importantly, MONEY!

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Here are the top 8 secrets you need to know before shopping at Michael’s:


  Use store coupons

Michael’s offers new store coupons every week, you can find them here as well as in the Sunday newspaper and on their website. You can print the coupon or just show them the coupon on your Smartphone to scan.

Michael’s also offers random bonus coupons that are good for one day only and usually apply to clearance and sale items as well as regular priced items. Make sure you sign up for their text alerts so check their website frequently so you don’t miss those savings!

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Check out Michael’s Mobile Alerts & App

Sign up for mobile text alerts from Michael’s by texting the words JOIN2 to 273-283. Standard text message rates do apply, but they send out coupons as often as 8 messages per month. (Including those Bonus Coupons you just read about!)

You can also download the Michael’s app to your Smartphone to easily get coupons to show in store. Almost all Michael’s stores offer WIFI so if your phone doesn’t pull up the app or a coupon you got sent in a text quickly, connect to their WIFI so you don’t get frustrated. Shopping & Saving should be fun!

You can also sign up for their emails to get the scoop in upcoming events, classes and sales.


Take advantage of competitor coupons

Michael’s will accept coupons from the following stores:

  • ACMoore

  • Jo Anne Fabrics

  • Ben Franklin

  • Hobby Lobby

  • Anna’s Linens

  • SAS Stores

Michael’s will accept a competitor coupon up to 50% off any single item, however they won’t allow coupons for a percentage off your entire order (i.e. 25% off your entire purchase.) Depending on the management at your store, you may be able to use a competitor coupon AND a store coupon in the same transaction.


Don’t miss special one or two day sales

Michael’s frequently offers special short term deals, which you can find when you check their weekly ad online or sign up for their daily emails. This is a great way to save, and I’ve found fantastic prices on mason jars, canvases, and photo boxes watching for these sales.


Shop Michael’s “dollar” bins & big savings aisle

All Michael’s stores have dollar bins near the front of the store. These often go on clearance, and are a great way to stock up on seasonal decor, cute muffin cups, thank you notes, gift tags and lots more! I always make a beeline for this section of the store as soon as I walk in the door.

And don’t forget about that one Clearance aisle or end cap, some coupons can be used for those items too.

You can find ways to Spice up those Mason Jars!

Watch for seasonal clearance at Michael’s

Michael’s offers huge clearance savings, especially on seasonal decor. I’ve found great deals on Christmas decor, fall decorations, items for spring and more by taking advantage of their clearance deals.
I make a point to go about 3-5 days after every holiday when they increase that % off sign, a lot of “seasonal” things can be used for more than that one season. For example all Fall things can be used for Fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. My daughter’s birthday is in April so I always grab that Easter Clearance as it has all the pastel colors she loves and I get it SO much cheaper than going to the party store.

Also, look in the seasonal section when on clearance for generic things like chalkboards, ribbons, candle holders or chargers and bake ware you can use for anything and anytime thru ought the year.

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Enjoy Military, Senior & Teacher Discounts

Are you a member of the military? If you have a military ID card you can save an additional 10% off every single day when you shop Michael’s. You can also save 10% every day at Michael’s if you’re 55 or older.  Love that!

Teachers also save 15% at Michael’s every day on participating items.  If you’re a teacher, save 15% at Michael’s on products designed for your classroom. See the store management at your local Michael’s to find out what’s included in this promotion.

Not sure crafting is for you? Michael’s offers classes too!

And don’t forget about those kiddo’s, they offer free crafts or cheap crafts every Saturday. Check your local Michael’s for the schedule of activities. This was the next activity when I searched my local store..

Fun Family Craft Time: Easter Egg Canvas

Saturday, March 19
1 -3 PM

Bring your little makers to this family-friendly Easter event and create a one-of-a-kind mixed media art piece. Buy the canvas, and the rest of the supplies are free.


Michael’s also offers in store classes including classes for kids and adults. A few of their classes are free (however you may need to buy supplies), and some of their paid for classes start at just $2 per class. Go HERE to see what classes are offered at your local store.


Go HERE to read Michael’s coupon policy, and if you’ve come up with other ways to save at Michael’s I’d love to hear about it!

Take a minute to leave a comment to share – I love hearing from you!



4 responses to “8 Things you need to know before shopping at Michael’s Craft Stores!”

  1. Reblogged this on Crafts Junkie and commented:
    These are great tips to know before spending any money.
    Craftiness can get expensive, so check em out.


  2. I too have a slight Michaels obsession. Thanks for the tips!


  3. Awesome! I’m glad I saw this today, I need to go to Michael’s later! Thanks!


  4. Hello!
    Your article about shopping at Michaels stores is very interesting, and it will help me to shop here.
    If you want to have an another secret, it’s checking opening and closing hours of Michaels Stores. In this way, I create a website which gives you information about the head office and stores in USA, like among other the opening and closing hours. Please visit our website to have more information about Michael stores hours: https://customerhours.com/company/michaels-stores/
    Thank you in advance and have a good day!


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