26 Ways to Save at Michaels Store
Customers who regularly shop at Michaels know that the retailer offers multiple ways to save. The cost saving strategies below will help you save up to 70% or even more. So forget about paying the full price at Michaels and consider using one of the following hacks when you shop Michaels store next time.
1. Use Competitor Coupons.
This strategy works even for stores that don’t operate in your home town. Michaels will accept competitor coupons that offer up to 60% off one item, or coupons that offer 30% off your entire regular-priced purchase. Even if there is no an AC Moore in your city, Michaels will still accept AC Moore’s coupons. Well, why not sign up to get coupons from Hobby Lobby, JoAnn, AC Moore, and Ben Franklin so you could use them at Michaels.
2. Get an extra 10% off if you show a Michaels competitor’s ad.
Should you find an item at Joann, Hobby Lobby, Ben Franklin or AC Moore at the lower price than that offered at Michaels make sure you bring the competitor’s ad with you to the store when you shop. Just show the ad to the store staff and get an additional 10-percent discount. It should be noted that you are allowed to use a coupon with your price-match.
3. Download the Michaels app to access more coupons.
Make it a habit to check the app before you shop as you can often find app coupons for as much as 40% off or even 60% off a particular item. Keep an eye out for the “20% off your entire purchase” coupons because they can be applied to sale items as well.
4. Watch for BOGO offers to save 50%.
Michaels is generous enough to offer 50% off sales on a variety of items, mostly frames, seasonal and home decor, craft and jewelry-making supplies.
5. Use Raise.com for an additional 14-20% off on top of sale price.
When you are waiting for the checkout use the time you have to purchase discounted Michaels gift cards from Raise. Just pull up the Raise app, purchase a virtual discounted gift card, and use it right away from your phone.
6. Don’t neglect sealed $2-4 mystery Grab Bags.
If you love surprises you are sure to be excited to get those sealed $2-4 Grab Bags with clearance crafting supplies or home décor items inside. Of course, it’s a gamble, but with minimum risk involved.
7. Sign up for Michaels text alerts.
Customers who sign up for text messages will be sent 8 text alerts a month notifying about special offers, including Daily Deals with up to 70% savings. But hurry up till the supply lasts.
8. Teachers, military, and seniors can get a 10-15% discount.
Teachers, military and seniors may use their Michael’s discount in case it is bigger than the discount they would get with a coupon. Do remember, though, that this sort of discounts can’t be used together with a coupon! So just tell the cashier that you’re a teacher or military, seniors had better ask for a discount as a courtesy. Teachers are eligible for 15% discount on classroom supplies, the military can get 15% off their entire purchase daily while seniors of 65 years and older can count on a 10% discount on their entire purchase daily.
9. Get 60% off seasonal décor the day after a holiday and up to 80% in a week.
As a rule holiday decor gets discounted to 60-70% off right before a holiday, and up to 80% after it.
10. Get 7′ artificial trees for about $50 the week before Thanksgiving.
Each fall before Thanksgiving Michaels’ runs their annual tree sale. Don’t miss the chance to get 50-60% off artificial Christmas trees, and free shipping for online orders of trees over 6 feet.
11. Orange clearance stickers mean items approach their final markdown.
In other words, these products can drop in price even more. If such items don’t sell their price can be reduced to a penny and eventually they will be included in a $2 Grab Bag. However, I would recommend buying the items with the orange sticker since the price is really good.
12. Green clearance stickers indicate new merchandise.
A green sticker means new merchandise. You may try to wait but the chances are green-tag items might drop in price only at the end of the calendar year.
13. The best deals are on holiday items, frames and ribbon.
These products are typically discounted to minimum 40-50% off at Michaels. In case the products aren’t on sale yet consider using a 40-60% off coupon. But make sure you first find out whether the item you need isn’t excluded!
14. Avoid buying books and craft machines.
You are unlikely to find coupons for books and craft machines at Michaels, so you had better shop for things like that elsewhere.
15. Save on custom framing.
You can save from 50% and more on custom framing. Check the Michaels app and the weekly ad for a coupon on custom framing.
16. Sign up for the Michaels Rewards Program.
To be able to enjoy exclusive discounts and members-only promotions consider signing up for Michaels Rewards Program. All members are sent early sale alerts so you are sure to be the first to grab the deal. This is an excellent opportunity to save big as Michaels doesn’t give rain checks on discounted items.
17. Take the phone survey on your receipt to receive a coupon.
After the short survey, you’ll receive a number to write on your receipt. Bring the receipt back to the store to get $5 off your next $25 purchase, or 25% off your regular price purchase.
18. Join free Michaels classes.
The store conducts various classes for kids and adults where participants can learn how to make jewelry, decorate cakes and more. Children are allowed to bring their projects home. Some of the classes are free while others may cost up to $25.
19. Shop in-store to save more.
When you shop in store you avoid the shipping cost and can price match. If you still prefer to shop online try to find free shipping coupons or rare shipping discounts like $2.95 flat-rate shipping for your entire order.
20. Employees get a 30% discount that can be used with coupons.
The employee discount applies to all products except clearance items and books.
21. Shop on Sunday.
Do remember that weekly sales start on Sunday at Michaels so make sure you visit the store then. Also consider checking the Michaels app regularly for Daily Deals that may happen throughout the week.
22. Check the $1-3 bins at the store front.
Planning a birthday party? Make sure you check these bins where you can find lots of miscellaneous items like magnets, seasonal décor, wrapping paper, notepads, character coloring books, pens and more.
23. Save 50% on flowers.
Avoid paying full-price at the floral department and strive to get up to 60% off.
24. Get free crochet and knitting patterns.
Michaels features a nice collection of free crochet and knitting patterns so you can easily find the designs that match your taste.
25. January and February are the best months to shop.
This is the time when you can get up to 65% off frames, BOGO or 50% off home decor, 40% off spring floral and 50% off home/craft storage. Also February is the best time to shop for discounted home fragrance.
26. Use multiple coupons in one transaction.
Michaels has the following restrictions on the use of their coupons. It is allowed to use one coupon per product per day, and one coupon of each type per transaction per day.