Are you on a yarn diet, or are you just waiting for a good deal? Using this roundup of the weekly deals and coupons at the craft stores will help you save money and time - and that's something we could all use more of!
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! Please note that the JoAnn and Craftsy links in this article are affiliate links - but that doesn't change your prices at all!
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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 runs through April 4th and includes Lily Sugar'n Cream for $1.49; and Starbella yarn for $5.99.
On the back of the current flyer there is a 40% off coupon and right another for 50 % off any regular priced item that is good through May 4th. In the newest flyer there's also a coupon for 40% off that's good through May 18th. 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 through May 4th you'll find 25% off Vanna's Choice Baby, Pound of Love, Babysoft, Softee Baby, Baby Blanket, Baby Clouds, Baby Coordinates, Jamie, Lovebug, Baby Jacquards, and Baby Sport; Red Hear Super Saver for $2.79; and Red Heart With Love for $3.99. Additionally, all knitting needles and crochet hooks are 25% off! Starting May 5th, sales will include Lion Brand Homespun for $4.99; and Sensations Rainbow Boucle and Classic for $7.49. If you’re shopping online, be sure to check out all the Sales & Promotions on Joann.com, including their Web Exclusive Sale!
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 May 4th, you'll find Baby Bee Baby Yarns for $4.22, and Vanna's Choice for $3.33.
Craftsy offers some great online crochet and knitting classes. And they're now offering FREE Mini-Courses, which you can check out by clicking here. I plan on taking Know Your Wool and Short Rows - I love learning more about knitting and crocheting!
There are about 70 yarns on sale at Craftsy right now, at up to 65% off. The most popular ones on sale this week include Cascade Heritage Paints Sock, Cascade Venezia Worsted, Fiesta Baby Boom, HiKoo SimliWorsted, and Cascade 220 Superwash. They've also got Lion Brand Cotton Ease for only $4.99! This is a great way to try those yarns you could normally only get at a local yarn store or grab a great deal on an old favorite.
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On the Yarn Sale page at Herrschners through May 8th, you'll find Premier Everyday Soft Worsted for $2.99; Premier Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky Glitter for $3.03; Everyday Go Team for $3.59; Premier Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky, Premier Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky Tweeds, and Premier Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky Heathers for $3.60; Premier Serenity Sock Solids, Premier Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky Sprinkles, and Premier Deborah Norville Serenity Sock for $3.96; Premier Deborah Norville Alpaca Dance for $3.99; Premier Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky Sequins for $4.23; and Premier Deborah Norville Fashion Jeweltones and Cuddle Fleece for $4.79.
Over on the Hot Buys page, way down at the bottom, you'll find Department 71 Glisten Crochet Thread for $1.77; Herrschners Confetti Chenille for $2.97; and Sundance Fancy Frill, Universal Tundra Yarn, Universal Flora, and Universal Tundra Glitz Yarn for $3.99.
Enter your zip code to get the coupons for the store closest to you. I got a coupon for 40% off a regular priced item good through the 3rd, and a coupon for 50% off on regular priced item, good through May 4th. They’ve also started offering a Rewards Card, where you can earn money on every dollar spent.
Advertised yarns this week include Lion Brand Pound of Love and Caron One Pound for $5.99; and Red Heart Soft and Shimmer for $2.99.
Shopping online? Another great alternative to the above is Smiley’s Yarns, as well as Knitpicks, and WEBS. I've also heard lots of good buzz lately about Deramores, and they have both US and UK sites, with very reasonable shipping rates! 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!
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I snagged a yarn bonanza at a garage sale today. Full skeins of yarn for .50 and partial skeins for .25. I bought a mix of 35 skeins of Red Hart, Lion Brand, Caron and TLC.
That's awesome!! Congrats!