Michael’s Coupons

Posted by Mrs Money on March 9th, 2011

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The other day I ran into Michael’s to look for some wool yarn to knit these baby longies that I’ve been making. Longies made of wool are popular throughout the cloth diapering community because they absorb moisture without feeling wet. They are great to use as a cover over cloth diapers and are so cute! I’ve ordered some wool online, but I wanted to check and see if Michael’s had a specific brand before I ordered more. They didn’t end up having the specific brand I needed, but they had skeins of wool in the color that I wanted and just a different brand. They were on sale, so I decided that two would work and that the color was more important than the brand.

I had some time to kill, so I decided to wander around the store and see if there was anything I needed or could use to help decorate my house. I couldn’t find anything that I needed, so I went up to the checkout. When I got there, the cashier asked if I was signed up to receive the Michael’s coupons, and I said no. I filled out my name, address, and email address and she assured me that I would be added to the list so I’d get the coupons. If the Michael’s coupons are anything like JoAnn’s coupons, I’m going to be so excited! The JoAnn’s coupons are 20% off one item, and normally I can get out of there with just one or two items.

Michael’s Coupons

After I checked out and paid for my yarn, my receipt and an extra Michael’s coupon printed out: 20% off one item! I was so excited until I read the small print: it wasn’t valid until the next Sunday, and it was only good for a week. I’m not going to go back there just to use the coupon because by the time I take the extra time to go across town to use the coupon, I’ll have spent the savings on gas and it’s just not worth it to me. I’ll probably end up ordering some more yarn online because it’s cheaper anyway.

I’m thankful that Michael’s does offer coupons but I wish I could have taken advantage of the deal that day instead of waiting half a week. I’m sure they want me to come back to the store so I spend more money. :)  Of course, the most frugal option would have been to look around for a Michael’s coupon before I left the house, but I just didn’t think about it.  Next time I’ll be sure to look for one, or hopefully I’ll receive a printable coupon in my email.  That would be even better!

Do you look for coupons before you go to specialty stores? Do you sign up for their lists?

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9 Responses to “Michael’s Coupons”


  1. Money Beagle says:

    In our Sunday paper we get a Michael’s and Joann’s insert every week and they both have a ’40% off any one item’ coupon. They also accept each others coupons, so in theory you could double up by using both in one trip, though you will have to go in line twice as they will only take one coupon per transaction.

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    Mrs Money Reply:

    Money Beagle- Thanks for the tip! I’ll have to keep my eye open for one of those! :)

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  2. Shannon says:

    Michael’s offers printable coupons often times for 40% off, so if you’re on the list you should be getting notices about those. They’re great to use if you’re going to be a Michael’s “regular” :o)

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    Mrs Money Reply:

    Shannon- Thanks for letting me know! I didn’t know that. :)

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  3. If you go to Michael’s site, click on Weekly Ad, then click on the coupon (you may have to click on it a second time) a new window will open which will allow you to print those coupons! Right now they are 40% off and you don’t have to buy a newspaper to get it! :-)

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    Mrs Money Reply:

    Mrs. A- Thanks! That is so helpful!

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  4. The other fabulous commenters beat me to the punch — there are plenty of Michael’s coupons out there! Sometimes there’s also a second coupon for 50% an item for a single day (Sunday, maybe)? in the flier/weekly ad, so keep an eye out for it!

    I always look for coupons before I go to ANY retailer, whether it’s a discount, department or specialty store. In fact, if I can’t find a coupon, I usually postpone the trip until I come up with one.

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  5. Jenny says:

    Our Michael’s used to print 40% off coupons like that and it was so tempting! We’d strategically plan to buy an item that cost $20 or more and use it. Many times the coupons expired without getting used. I think one day we even had one that wasn’t supposed to be good for a couple of days yet but the lady let us use it anyhow. I really liked those coupons, but we haven’t gotten any in a while! Maybe they were just trying to get us hooked?

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  6. carol says:

    i am actually unsubscribing from retailer’s mailing lists. more coupons=more shopping=more spending. if i purchasing a particular item i will look online for coupons or promotions, and i look through the mailers and newspapers specials. but overall, i just dont need the temptation.

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