Spring cleaning time - or if you're in the Southern Hemisphere, time to stock up for the winter! Time to reboot the stash, donate the stuff you'll never use and refill the shelves with yarns you love. But don't be an April Fool - 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 got a coupon for 40% off any one regularly priced item. 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 Starbella for $5.79; and Red Heart Soft, Loops & Threads Impeccable, and Vanna's Choice 2 for $5; 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 April 13th, another 40% coupon good the 7th through the 13th, and a coupon for 15% off your total purchase good April 4 - 6 only! 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.
On sale all week there is Caron Simple Soft for $2.99; Lion Brand Homespun for $4.99; Caron One Pound for $6.99; and all Bernat and all Sensations yarns are 25% off! If you’re shopping online, be sure to check out all the Sales & Promotions on Joann.com - there's an exclusive sale running through April 6th, with free shipping with a $50 purchase and coupon code ACAK096!
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 April 6th, you'll find I Love This Yarn for $3.66 and Coats Classic Crochet Thread for $2.22.
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, and there's HUGE sale on classes - up to 75% off! - happening the 5th through the 8th, with new classes on sale every day! Be sure to check Saturday - lots on sale that day in particular!
There are about 56 yarns on sale at Craftsy right now, with some bundles up to $118 off! The most popular ones on sale this week include Crystal Palace Bunny Hop, Crystal Palace Taos, Cascade Cash Vero, Cascade Baby Fiesta Chunky, Fiesta Yarns Starburst Rayon Boucle, Malabrigo Rastita, and Cascade Heritage Paints. 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 the Yarn Sale page at Herrschners through April 10th, it's "Hop Into Savings Yarns" once more. Sales include Lily Sugar’n Cream for $1.99; Patons Astra Solids and Variegated for $2.99; Patons Grace and Red Heart with Love for $3.99; Patons Decor for $4.99; and Red Heart Super Soft for $5.99.
Hiding out over on the Hot Buys page you'll find Department 71 Glisten Crochet Thread for $1.99; Department 71 Twizzle for $1.49; Herrschners Home Soho Stripes for $2.99; and Red Heart Smoothie for $1.99.
Enter your zip code to get the coupons for the store closest to you. I got a coupon for 25% off the total regular price purchase, good through April 6th. They’ve also started offering a Rewards Card, where you can earn money on every dollar spent, and this week there's another coupon for 500 bonus points if you spend $25 or more. No sales on yarn this week, however!
Shopping online? Another great alternative to the above is Smiley’s Yarns, as well as Knitpicks, and WEBS. I've also heard good things about Deramores, and they have both US and UK sites. 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? 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!