Do you love to craft? Do you love home décor items? Hobby Lobby has so many wonderful things to choose from. However, you may get sticker shock if you’re paying full price. The good news is that just like Michaels, Hobby Lobby has some great ways to save money. Whether you learn when things are going to go on sale or price match, you can Save Money at Hobby Lobby.
Once you implement these saving tactics to your Hobby Lobby shopping trips, you will love never paying full price for anything again. Learn the tricks of the trade when shopping at Hobby Lobby.
1. Learn the Sales Schedule
Did you know that Hobby Lobby has a sales schedule? If you’re familiar with grocery store sales cycles, you know what I’m talking about. For example, wall décor items may go on sale every three weeks. There are sites out there that share the cycle. Be sure to check it out before you go spend your hard-earned money.
2. Use That 40% Off Coupon
In every weekly ad, you’ll find a 40% off coupon. You can only use one coupon per day. However, it doesn’t say anything about you using a coupon and your husband using a coupon. Ring your purchases up separately and you’ll be able to get two of the items you need at 40% off. This is a great little trick to use if you don’t live close enough to a Hobby Lobby to visit each day.
3. Shop Online Only If There’s Free Shipping
Here’s the thing. Hobby Lobby prices are the same online and in-store. In other words, you’re not going to save money shopping online. In fact, you’ll usually end up paying more due to the high shipping costs. If you prefer to shop online, that’s fine. Just wait until there’s a free shipping offer.
4. Substitute Sales with the Coupon
If you need something for your craft project, but the item is only on sale for 20% off, ask to substitute the sale with the coupon. And, no, you can’t combine the coupon and sale. However, this is a great tip if you need something right now and the sale isn’t very good.
5. Have Bulk Orders Shipped to the Store
In some cases, you may need a lot of items for a project. Instead of paying the hefty shipping costs, ask the store to order the items for you. The items will be shipped to the store and you won’t have to pay to ship. This can save you a lot of money.
6. Look Before You Leap
Sale! But, wait. In the fine print, it says that the item you want isn’t included. Bummer. Thankfully, you read the sign in its entirety before grabbing the item. You always have to be careful to make sure the items you want are included in the sale. Many craft stores are guilty of making you think all items are included, so read the fine print.
7. Remember to Ask for a Rain Check
Is the store out of the item you wanted? Ask for a rain check. In most cases, you can get a rain check and come back and purchase the item at the sale price when it’s back in stock. The only exception would be if the item was a “when it’s gone, it’s gone” type deal. Most stores only get a truck in once a week. If you ask for a rain check, you’ll prevent the need to keep checking back, hoping the truck has come in.
8. Save Money on Fabric
Hobby Lobby has awesome fabric. Best of all, you can get up to 10 yards using your 40% off coupon. This means that you can come back each day and buy more fabric until you have what need if you’re working on a large project. Another great tip, is to check for fabric remnants. If you just like to craft with fabric, and can work with small pieces, this is an excellent way to save money.
9. Get a Refund If the Price Drops
Did you buy something only to see that the price fell after you purchased it? Get a refund. If the price drops within 14 days of purchase, you can get a refund for the difference. This is something you definitely want to keep in mind if you bought something expensive. Hang on to your receipt and keep your eyes open for any price drops.
10. Apply for a Hobby Lobby Credit Card
Want to get 5% cash back on your purchases? Get a Hobby Lobby Visa Credit Card. You just want to make sure to pay off your purchases each month to avoid interest. If you love to shop at Hobby Lobby, the cash back can add up faster than you might think.
11. Get an Additional 10% Off
Hobby Lobby gives an additional 10% off to teachers, churches, and national charities. You will need to provide some sort of proof to get the discount, but this can be a great way to save money. By the way, if you’re an employee, you can also get a 15% off discount.
Believe it or not, Christmas items start at 40% off in July. The price continues to fall until after the holiday. After Christmas, you can score up to 90% off. This can be huge savings. Here’s the kicker though. Once an item sells out, it is not restocked. In other words, if you see something you simply have to have, buy it or risk never seeing it again.
13. Shop for Clearance All Year Round
In every Hobby Lobby, there is a clearance section that features items at up to 90% off. You never know what you’ll find. With that said, you can also sometimes find clearance deals in each department. Keep your eyes peeled for those clearance tags.
14. Price Match
Unlike Michaels, Hobby Lobby does not take competitor coupons. They do price match though. You just need to make sure that the item is exactly the same as the one you’re buying from Hobby Lobby. For example, if you’re buying paint, make sure it’s the same brand, type, and size as the competitor is selling.
15. Buy Discounted Gift Cards
Last, but not least, purchase discounted gift cards. These can be found on eBay or Raise.com. This is a great way to save money before you even step foot in the store.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to do the crafts that you love or to decorate your home. There are so many great ways to save money at Hobby Lobby. How have you saved money at Hobby Lobby? Let us know in the comments!
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