March isn't just a month - it's the start of Spring! And that means new projects, new colors, and new yarns! It's good to freshen up the stash, but it's also good to stay on budget. So use this roundup of the weekly deals and coupons at the craft stores to save money and time this weekend!
Many of these sales only last through the weekend, so be sure to click on the name of the store for current prices if you’re shopping next week! Make sure too that you know your craft store policies – many take competitor’s coupons, and this can really pay off!
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On the site, enter your zip code to get the coupons for the store closest to you. This week I did not get any coupons, sadly. Be sure to check your receipts – there are usually coupons printed at the bottom. Michaels has a mobile app with available coupons as well, so be sure to download that if you can. Sign up for the email newsletter, and Like Michaels on Facebook for more coupon opportunities.
The current sale includes Loops & Threads Pom-Pom and Bunny Tail for $1.99; Caron Simply Soft, Lion Brand Vanna's Choice, and Red Heart Soft 2 for $6; and Starbella 2 for $12. There may be some clearance left as well, as they've promised new yarns coming in June!
On the back of the current flyer there's a coupon for 40% off any one regular-priced item good through the 23rd. Inside there's also a 40% off coupon for any one regular-priced Martha Stewart Crafts item - I'm not sure if that includes the Martha Stewart yarns or not. Also on the back there are two coupons for the "Friends & Family" sale, good for 25% off your total purchase - including sale items! These are good for the 22nd through the 24th only. The newest flyer has also arrived this week, with a 40% off coupon that's good immediately, right on the back! There are also usually flyers inside the front door of the store, so always check the basket on your way in.
To get another Jo-Ann coupon, click the logo above, and at the bottom of the page under Shop, click on Store locator. Enter your zip code (if it doesn’t already show your nearest store). When you get the results, click on “More Store Information” and a link to a coupon will pop up. On the website there are more coupons, but they change quickly so check there before you shop. Be sure to sign up for the emails, their mailing list, text alerts, get the app, and Like Jo-Ann Fabrics on Facebook for even more deals.
Current in store sales include Red Heart Super Saver and Lion Brand Vanna's Choice for $2.79; Pound of Love, Sensations Rainbow Boucle, and Rainbow Classic Yarn for $7.49; and Starbella, Starbella Flash, Red Heart Sashay, all Sensations yarns, and Patons Pirouette are all 25% off. These sales last through the weekend, and starting on the 24th, sales will include Caron Simply Soft for $2.99, Lion Brand Homespun for $4.99, Caron One Pound for $6.99, and the entire stock of Sensations yarns for 25% off. If you’re shopping online, be sure to check out all the Sales & Promotions on Joann.com!
Hobby Lobby has the usual printable coupon for 40% off any regularly priced item. There are an iPhone app and a new Android app that include the same 40% off coupon and ad info, and also have a feature that let you check gift card balances. You can now get the same savings on your non-Apple/Android smart phones by visiting m.hobbylobby.com and showing the cashier the coupon on your phone.
On sale through March 23rd, you'll find Lion Brand Vanna's Choice for $3.33 and Baby Bee Baby Yarns for $4.22.
Craftsy currently ships to the USA and Canada only, but they promise to resume International shipping options soon. If you are in the US or Canada, they’ve got free shipping for orders over $100. They also offer online crochet classes.
There are over 50 yarns on sale at Craftsy right now, at up to 65% off! The most popular ones on sale this week include Cascade Cash Vero Aran, Crystal Palace Bunny Hop, Wisdom Yarns Poems Sock, Crystal Palace Taos, Cascade 220 Paints, and Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky. This is a great way to try those yarns you could normally only get at a local yarn store or snag a big bag of multiples for a great deal!
The current best choice I know of for international shipping – please let me know if you know of others! Get on their email list for notifications when they update their sales.
On sale at Herrschners through March 27th, it's "March Madness Yarns!" Sales include Northland Comfy Fleece for $0.99; Herrschners HC Platinum Collection Cashmere Blend, Berroco Love It, YarnHerrschners HC Platinum Collection Lambswool, Lighthouse Mist, and Red Heart Spark-a-Doodle for $1.99; Red Heart Classic for $2.29; Caron Naturally Country Yarn, Caron Naturally Spa Yarn, and Herrschners HC Platinum Collection Angora Wool for $2.99; Red Heart Anne Geddes Baby (new!) and Sundance Frill Lace for $3.99; and Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo for $7.99.
Hiding out over on the Hot Buys page you'll find Red Heart Eco-Ways Bamboo Wool for $1.99; Red Heart Super Saver Chunky for $3.49; and Village Yarn Bliss for $1.49.
Enter your zip code to get the coupons for the store closest to you. I got a coupon for 40% off any regularly priced item, good through March 23rd. They’ve also started offering a Rewards Card, where you can earn money on every dollar spent.
The flyer at ACMoore for this weekend lists Special Selection Fashion yarns for $1; Bernat Satin and Red Heart Soft Baby Steps for $1.99; and Red Heart Shimmer, Baby TLC, Plush Baby, Lion Brand Hometown USA, Babysoft, Tweed Stripes, and Premier Jeweltones all for $2.99 each. Starting Sunday and running all next week, all yarns will be 25% off! (Thank you to Moogly reader Dm for the tip!)
Shopping online? Another great alternative to the above is Smiley’s Yarns, as well as Knitpicks, and WEBS. Additionally, many manufacturers take orders directly. And if you get the chance, don't forget to shop at your local yarn stores - small businesses need our support too!
Did you score a great deal on yarn and want to brag? Are there other stores you’d like to see covered in the roundup? Please share in the comments, and share this roundup with all your crafty friends – there’s plenty of savings to go around! If you do decide to shop online at Craftsy or JoAnn Fabrics, the links on their names above are affiliate links, and I'd love it if you went there through my links - it's an easy way save money and support Moogly at the same time!