10 Secret Ways to Save at Michaels

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10 Secret Ways to Save at Michaels

Calling all of my thrifty crafty readers!! Do you love shopping at Michaels and saving money? I love to do both, just wish I had more time to craft! Here are 10 Secret Ways to Save at Michaels for you. Be sure to check out the 10 Secret Ways to Save at Joann Fabric and Craft Stores if you missed it.

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1.) Use Store Coupons

Michaels offers coupons that you need to be sure your taking advantage of. You can score these coupons on your Coupons Always be on the lookout for daily deal offers.

  • View coupons that are available and print them Coupons
  • Use Coupons when shopping online
  • Click on the mailing list icon to join their mailing list. I receive coupons approximately twice a month!

They often offer daily deals so be sure to sign up for our daily newsletter, follow us on Facebook and join our exclusive group so you don’t miss out on any savings. We also have a craft group you can join!

**Always check your receipt for survey offers, they often offer coupons in return

2.) Michaels Mobile Alerts & Apps 

Download the all new Michaels Mobile App here: Get the latest craft ideas, coupons and more. Easily find what you’re looking for in store with our new product locator map. Available for Android and Apple users. Sign up for text alerts by texting JOIN2 to 273283

3.) Join Michaels Mailing List

Sign up for Michael Mailing list: Be the first to know about exclusive offer, new products, coupons and more!

4.) Use Competitor Coupon

Michaels accepts competitor coupons from Michael’s and Hobby Lobby (or stores in your area). You will want to check with your local store first to check their store policy. The coupon has to be for the same identical item that both stores carry. They do not accept percentage off competitor coupons. You can view their coupon policy here.

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5.) Teacher Discounts

Michaels Teacher Discounts: Save 15% on every purchase every day. Sign up for your discount card here.

6.) Senior Discount 

Michaels Senior Discount: Save 10% on every purchase. Sign up here. If you are age 55 years or older, take 10% off your entire purchase every day, including regular and sale price merchandise. Simply present a valid ID at the register. Some exclusions apply.

7.) Shop the Sales

Be sure to check out the  “dollar” bins and always check their website for special daily offers.

8.) Join Our Craft Group

Join our Craft Group and never miss out on any sales Michaels are offering!

9.) Military Discount

Military Discount Program: 10% OFF your entire purchase everyday (exclusions apply) Simply present your Military ID Card at the register.

10.) Shop Clearance

Be on the lookout for Clearance: Always check the store for great deals on seasonal clearance items either online or throughout the store. Stores often place clearance on the end caps. Also planning ahead is a great way to save as well. Since we are approaching Fall you can find great clearance deals on summer items right now.

Bonus Tips! 

>>> Updated 7/7/2016 >>>> Plus, check it out! Michael’s new Rewards program! Sign up here and get exclusive offers, member only events, receipt-free returns, and early alerts for sales!

For a limited time – You can enter to win a $100 Michael’s Gift Card (1,000 members will win) complete your profile by 7/16/2016! Good Luck!!

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Bonus Tip! 

By discounted gift cards to save even more! Check out how you can you Raise Gift Cards or Ebay is another great place to score them!

Do you have other ways to save or any tips for shopping at Michael’s? We would love to here them, leave us a comment below. 

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  1. Love these tips! Great deals for teachers! thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty
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  3. How cool! I didn’t realize they took competitor’s coupons! I might have to head to Michael’s more often 😀

    Thanks so much for these tips!
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  4. I had no idea they took competitor coupons! Thanks for all of the great tips!
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  5. Thanks for sharing these! I didn’t know Michael’s offered military discount! I’m actually going there today!

  6. It’s always good to have a few more money-saving options. Why do I always forget to ask about military discoutns?! Thanks for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty link party.
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  7. I didn’t know that Michael’s has a senior discount! My mom shops there all the time, and she is recently a senior citizen. I’ll have to tell her about this so that she can start asking for the discount from now on!

  8. They told me they give discounts for AARP members.

  9. Buy discounted Michaels gift cards to save even more!

  10. This was a great article! I shop at Michaels all the time and I just had to add your link on my blog. I look forward to going shopping there even more!

    Happy Holidays!
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  11. Actually our military discount is now 15%.

  12. Another way is to buy discounted gift cards at Gift Card Granny or another site like that. The percentage is not always a huge savings, but every dollar counts!

  13. While unconventional, another great way to save some money is to check out their section for returned or damaged items. Sometimes the items are damaged beyond repair, but a lot of times they are still pretty good. I got a 10 back of canvases for $5 (which is a 75% discount!!) because the top canvas had a 1/2 an inch slit in it. I also have gotten a Polymer Clay roller (like a pasta roller but for clay) for $6 because the Clamp was missing. I was able to get the clamp for it at the dollar store and it works like a charm!!

  14. Cindie Chalik says

    Show your AARP card for discount anytime you go to Michaels. I love it.

  15. If you print out coupons and use the app you may benefit from checking out 1 item at a time. I don’t recommend this unless you can deal with impatient people cause your going to take a while. But you can use your app for 1 item that may be on the costly side and receive 40% off. Complete that purchase and use your printable or the store add coupon for another 40% off your next high price tag item.
    These coupons usually only apply to 1 item that is not a sale item. But they do have coupons that will still let you take an additional percent off of sale items so for my next transaction I put everything else together and use that coupon.

    These are wonderful tips, when I first started shopping at Michaels a few years ago I didn’t even know about the store app or printable coupons. These are all great tips for newbie crafters but I have been crafting for over 20 years and I want to know how to get things cheap without waiting for sales.

  16. A Michael’s tip…. they occasionally have $2 grab bags. You pay $2 for a box or bag full of seasonal or clearance items. You don’t know what you’re getting (unless you sneak a peek), but it is always worth waaaay more than $2. People walk out with tons of them, especially after Christmas, so get there early.

  17. christine jacob says

    Here in Pa, if you’re a member of AARP, you will receive 15% off your entire purchase, sale and regular price. Forgot to say, this is on a daily basis.

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