Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts store is like a toy store for the hobby enthusiast. Not only do they have fabric, they have a huge selection of scrapbooking supplies, home décor, yarn, art supplies and seasonal items. Because I always have a million craft projects going on at once, I tend to visit Jo-Ann's once a week. The prices add up—especially since I always leave the store with a new project to start! Fortunately, there are lots of ways to save money at Jo-Ann's:
1. Join the mailing list
Score deals by signing up for Jo-Ann's Preferred Customer program in store or online. I get around five emails every week that include information about sale items and printable coupons, including my favorite—40% off any full-priced item. I also often get free shipping coupons, as well as 10% and 20%-off coupons.
2. Check the front of the store
My Jo-Ann Fabrics store has their sale and clearance products right near the front door. As you can imagine, this is always my first stop. Although the signs above the bins usually say all the items are a certain percentage off, I always look closely at each label because the actual sale price is sometimes cheaper.
3. Enroll in a discount program
Jo-Ann's offers a wide variety of discount programs to help save you money. Are you a teacher or homeschool educator? Sign up for their Teacher Rewards program to save up to 15% off every purchase. If you belong to a non-profit organization, you can sign up for the Non-Profit Discount program to get 10% off. In addition, all students can take 10% off their orders by signing up for the Student Discount program.
4. Check online
Visit Joann.com to see what discounts are currently available both online and in-store. Some items are web exclusive deals so be sure to read the details. And don't forget to check out the "Sale" category on the website—I've found items for 50% off there!
5. There's an app for that
Download Jo-Ann's free app for your mobile device or Smartphone to get coupons and exclusive deals. The app even has a current coupons tab that displays all your coupons so you can scan them right at the checkout without needing to print them.
6. Match the price
Jo-Ann Fabrics will match the price if you find a product for less money at a different store. Of course, the item has to be identical and in stock. Just bring in the competitor's sales ad to receive a price adjustment!