It's June - about 200 days left to craft for the holidays! Are you planning now or waiting til next season? Whatever your project list, if you need to buy yarn, be sure to use this roundup of the weekly deals and coupons at the craft stores to save money and time while you're at it!
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.
According to the website the only yarn sales are the clearance items, with the promise of new yarns coming this month. Last time I stopped by my local Michaels there were lots of empty shelves - here's hoping they fill up soon! Can't wait to see the new yarns!
On the back of the current flyer there are two 40% off coupons good through June 8th. The next flyer has a coupon for 40% off good through the 22nd on the back, and another two coupons for 50% off good June 9 through 13 on the inside. 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 June 8th, you'll find Bernat Baby Yarns for 25% off; Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Candy for $8.99; and Caron One Pound for $6.99. Starting June 9th, sales will include $2 off all Sensations yarns; $2 off Lion Brand Baby Soft; Lily Sugar'n Cream Super Size and Red Heart Super Saver for $2.39; Lion Brand Vanna's Choice, Caron Simply Soft, and Deborah Norville Collection Yarn for $2.79; and Lion Brand Pound of Love for $6.79. 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 June 8th, you'll find I Love This Yarn for $3.66 and Coats Classic Crochet Thread for $2.22.
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. You can learn more about yarn, brush up on your knitting skills, learn to sew bags (great for linings!) and more!
There are 70 yarns on sale at Craftsy right now, at up to 70% off. The most popular ones on sale this week include Cascade Cash Vero DK, Cascade Cash Vero Aran, Cascade Cherub Aran, Debbie Macomber Cashmere Fleur De Lys, Cascade 220 Quatro, and Cascade Venezia Worsted. There are some amazing art yarns and bulk deals too, so be sure to browse! 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 June 12th, you'll find 48 different yarns on sale! Big name yarns on sale include Stitch.Rock.Love Sheep(ish) for $2.79; Red Heart Stitch Nation Washable Ewe for $2.99; Caron Naturally Country and Caron Naturally Spa Yarn for $2.29; Caron Naturally Caron Joy for $1.79; Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller Bamboo Ewe for $3.99; and Premier Starbella Glam for $6.99.
Over on the Hot Buys page, there are a few more yarns on sale! You'll find Herrschners Solids Sock for $4.99; Lion Brand Hometown USA for $3.79; Lion Brand Vanna's Colors for $2.99; and Caron Simply Soft for $2.79.
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 50% 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 Boutique Treasure, Midnight and Unforgettable for $3.99; Bernat Super Value and Lion Brand Hometown USA for $2.99; and Red Heart Buttercup, Baby Clouds, and Bernat Pipsqueak 2 for $7.
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 great shipping rates! You can also get the infamous Lucy Pack there - gorgeous! Additionally, many manufacturers, such as Lion Brand, 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!