It's finally settling into warmer weather here, and soft cottons, bamboo, and thread are calling my name! If you're ready to switch over to the lighter and finer yarn, use this roundup of the weekly deals and coupons at the craft stores to 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. I got a 15% off your entire purchase (including sale items) coupon in my email yesterday!
Right now Michaels is having a yarn clearance sale to make way for new yarns, with prices up to 50% off! The sale runs through the 11th, so get there asap for best selection! Be sure to check the hooks and needles too - rumor has it you can score some great deals!
On the back of the current flyer there is a coupon for 40% off that's good through May 18th. There's also a fun scratch off coupon, for up to 60% off any regular priced item (in store only!) that's good May 12-18. Inside the flyer is yet another coupon, for $5 of a purchase of $25 or more, that's good May 10-12 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 through May 18th, sales will include Lion Brand Homespun for $4.99; and Sensations Rainbow Boucle and Classic for $7.49. The Super Weekend Sale, running May 10-12, also includes 25% off ruffle yarn, including Red Heart Sashay, Premier Starbella, and Patons Pirouette. 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 11th, you'll find I Love This Cotton for $2.66 and Yarnology Knit and Crochet Tools and Notions for 25% off.
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 Cloud 9, Cascade Venezia Worsted, Cascade Heritage Paints Sock, 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 15th, you'll find Lion Brand Vanna's Colors, Lion Brand Vanna's Sequins, Lion Brand Holiday Homespun, and Lion Brand Vanna's Choice for $2.99; Lion Brand Vanna’s Glamour for $3.75; Lion Brand Hometown USA and Lion Brand Chenille Yarn for $3.99; Lion Brand Homespun and Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick for $5.99; and Lion Brand Homespun Thick for $6.99.
Over on the Hot Buys page, it's all bakeware - no yarn this week!
ACMoore is remodeling their website, with online sales coming in 2014 - exciting news! So now to look at the coupons and sales, click on Weekly Ad in the top menu, and then you can toggle between the Weekly Ads and the Coupons tabs. This week's coupon is for 40% any one regular priced item. They also offer a Rewards Card, where you can earn money on every dollar spent.
Advertised yarns this week include Red Heart Super Saver 2 for $5; Starbella 2 for $9; and Lion Brand Homespun and Silky Twist for $3.99.
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 they often run sales - sign up for their emails to keep up. 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!