Michaels saving hacks for Canadians

7 Shopping Secrets to Get Michaels Discounts

Crafting is fun and can save you lots of bucks if you love to make artwork, wreaths, and small furniture pieces. However, shopping at craft stores can add up because you often walk into a shop to buy just a thing or two and leave with a cart full of things.

Michaels is one of those stores that will lure you into buying more and more items, especially around the holidays. You have to find a strategy to make sure you are not overpaying for your crafting hobby. You can’t save if you don’t use coupons and apply some proven tricks for frugal shopping to get discounts.

Use the Print Coupon

It’s the obvious choice because coupons are easy to grab and hassle-free to use. You have to print out the Michaels store coupons to find online or Sunday fliers in the newspaper every week.  Sometimes, they also offer a high-value coupon for just one day. You have to be on watch to grab one.

Use the Discounts of the competitors.

The great thing about Michaels is they accept coupons from rival craft stores with open arms! They should take couples from a competitor even if it doesn’t have any store in your city.

Special Michaels Mystery Boxes $5.00

Now and then, Michaels offers ‘Mystery boxes’ filled with clearance items for $5.00. They won’t let you open the bags in the store, so it’s a gamble. However, these are dirt cheap, and you will get lots of seasonal stuff for $5! It’s a Great Discount on items for your craft room nonetheless.

They were also known as “Grab Bags” and used to be just $2.00 or $3.00, but due to inflation, and a better way of clearing out clearance Items, they have mostly moved over to $5.00 mystery boxes.

Most of the time, these boxes are filled with 8 to 10 times of value than if you would have paid the regular price for them.

What are inside these Mystery $5.00 Boxes?

You can get a surprise, and sometimes they are art supplies, journaling supplies, seasonal DIY kits, stickers, paint and more. That’s the best part – It’s a complete mystery.

But Most of the time, it will contain holiday or seasonal items in them.

Mystery Box Schedule:

If you start to notice a lot of items on Clearance, storekeeping your eyes peeled for Boxes. It’s usually on a Monday or a Tuesday when you will start finding these Grab Bags or Mystery boxes.  There is no set schedule, but Most clearance items are at the highest after a seasonal Holiday.  Example – be on the lookout for Halloween mystery boxes beginning week or middle of November.  Find Mystery Boxes of Christmas Crafts Mid-January, etc.

Ask your local Cashier when your local store will be putting out the next mystery surprise bag. You’ll generally want to hit the store early on those days to be able to get first pick!

Price match.

Go shopping at Michaels with the ads of local competitors on hand. Why? Because Michaels offers price matching. If you find an item that is cheaper at other crafting stores, show the ad to the Cashier at Michaels, and they will adjust the price.

Download the mobile app.

It’s a blessing to those who forget to keep updated on traditional coupons. This is a great way to get discounts without conventional coupons. You can get access to coupons offering 20%-50% discounts with just a couple of swipes on your phone’s screen. Also, you don’t have to carry anything to the store except for the phone.

FREE Classes.

It’s gratifying. Michaels often give gifts such as free class passes, doorbusters, etc., so if you ever wanted to try something new, learn a craft – Join today and learn to be crafty!

Discount Text alerts.

It’s a part of the reward program that gives the facility a discount and coupons over text. You will receive eight text messages per month, alerting you about the Daily Discounts and special offers. You should keep your ears open for these SMS tones because these contain offers up to 70% off!

Use special discounts.

Are you a veteran, teacher, or elderly citizen? If yes, there’s good news for you! You will get an extra discount just because of your age or profession. Teachers will get up to 15% off, while 10% for seniors and military personnel.