Welcome to Southern Savers, where finding deals and steals is simple and rewarding!

See I told you, this would help!

Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

Going Nuts? I can help you understand coupon terms and abbreviations

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure here.

craft coupon store policies

We often see coupons for craft stores but by knowing coupon policies you can save even more! Did you know that you stack coupons to save a ton??

Here is a break down on the coupon policies for JoAnn, Michaels, and Hobby Lobby.

Michaels

Frequency: One coupon type per customer per day
Competitors Accepted:
A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby, Jo-Anns, Garden Ridge, Roberts, Pat Catan’s and Ben Franklin
Exclusions:
Will not accept competitor coupons for a percent off multiple items (Ex. 25% off your entire purchase.)
Coupon Combinations:

-Can use more than 1 competitor coupon per day
Example: (1) Michaels, (1) Hobby Lobby, and (1) JoAnn’s could all be used when you buy (3) items.

-You cannot use (2) coupons with identical barcodes in one day.
Example: You could not use a mobile coupon and printable coupon for 40% off with the same barcode.

-You can use multiple same-store coupons with different barcodes.
Example: You can use (1) coupon for 25% off your entire purchase and (1) coupon for 40% off one item, but the 25% off coupon will not apply to the item the 40% off coupon attached to.

Note: Some have reported having issues using multiple coupons at Michaels, but it will work according to their coupon policy and I have personally used two coupons with unique barcodes in one transaction.

JoAnn Fabric & Crafts

Frequency: One coupon type per customer per day
Competitors Accepted: Michael’s, Hancock and Hobby Lobby
Exclusions: Will not accept competitor coupons for items that competitor does not carry. (Ex. Cannot use a Michael’s coupon for 40% off fabric.)
Tip: Sign-up in-store to be emailed additional in-store coupons.
Coupon Combinations:

-Can use more than 1 competitor coupon per day
Example: (1) Michaels, (1) Hobby Lobby, and (1) JoAnn’s could all be used when you buy (3) items.

-You cannot use (2) coupons with identical barcodes in one day.
Example: You could not use a mobile coupon and printable coupon for 40% off with the same barcode.

-You can use multiple same-store coupons with different barcodes.
Example: You can use (1) coupon for 25% off your entire purchase (store or competitor) and (1) coupon for 40% off one item, but the 25% off coupon will not apply to the item the 40% off coupon attached to.

Hobby Lobby

Frequency: One coupon type per customer per day
Competitors Accepted: None
Exclusions: Cannot apply store coupons to sale items and you cannot use multiple coupons.

What is the best deal you have ever gotten from a craft store?

    • Laura Davies

      Joanns will also take Hobby Lobby, and if a competitor has a sale on patterns, you can bring in the sale paper to get the competitor’s sale price on that pattern brand.

    • Debbie

      I just called my local Michaels and they said you can stack as long as they are different types. For example, you can use only one coupon with a percent off of a regular priced item (doesn’t matter what store or what percentage) per day. However, if the coupon says a percentage off of one specific item (ie scrapbooking, jewelry, bakeware, etc) then you can stack them, this is a different type. (This is the store in Columbia, SC.) Hope this helps.

    • You didn’t mention ACMoore, which will take one coupon per customer per day also. And, they accept Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, and JoAnnes Coupons as long as it is a coupon for a percent off one item, not the total sale. They also price match ads on sale items, such as this item is 10.00 at Michaels, So ACMoore will also honor that price with the ad present. They will not however let you use a coupon on top of a sale item unless that coupon says that it includes sale items.

    • Elizabeth Crouch

      Thanks for the information. I go to Michaels all the time.

    • Cheap cheap goes the mommy

      I rarely go to HobbyLobby anymore, its a 45 minute drive and they wouldn’t let my six year old use a coupon and pay for her own item. VERy dissapointed..just not worth my time for gas prices.

    • Casey

      okay so i went to michaels (montgomery, alabama) pumped to use my joann and hobby lobby coupons and get my discounts on three separate items. they told me i was only allowed to use one coupon per customer per day. grr. i had a two year old who was beyond naptime and figured i would suck it up and come home look it up and call the manager later. and that is what it says on michaels.com under coupon policy, one coupon per customer per day. so what am i missing?

      • Miranda

        You can only use multiple coupons if they are different types of coupons.For example if you have two items you can’t use a percent off coupon on both even if they are from different stores.You could use a percent off Joann’s coupon and then a 1/2 off stickers or paper coupon from Hobby Lobby.

    • Kathryn

      I’m very confused. I have a JoAnn’s coupon good for 40% off one item, and I planned on using this coupon to purchase a book at Michael’s. I have done this before, as Michael’s accepts competitors’ coupons and JoAnn’s coupons don’t have a “no book” restriction like Michael’s do. Yet when I went in today, to the Fayetteville, NC store, I was told that they followed their own policy, and I could not use the JoAnn’s coupon to buy a book because Michael’s coupons didn’t allow this. What’s up? I’ve done it several times before with no issues.

      • Dale

        I can tell you that the Michael’s store that I work at does not discount books because we have now have an independent book distributor that provides our books. We used to be able to discount books, but no longer can.

    • Dale

      “-Can use more than 1 competitor coupon per day
      Example: (1) Michaels, (1) Hobby Lobby, and (1) JoAnn’s could all be used when you buy (3) items.”

      This is incorrect. I work at Michael’s and we can ONLY take 1 coupon type per day. If you came in with a Joann’s 50% off a regular priced item with a Michael’s 40% off a regular priced item we would be able to use the higher discounted Joann’s coupon, but not our 40% off coupon

    • Secret Info

      I print multiples of each coupon I’d like to use, and since I’m lucky enough to have all my shopping very close, or on the same drive I’m taking, I do this, 1) I will stop at Michael’s use coupon, run my other errands then about an hour later stop in at Micheal’s again. I have always have had different person at check out ( knock on wood). Or on a work day I drive past two Michael’s store and just stop in at both. ALSO-BONUS- I’ve noticed that when I have cash rewards on my Michael’s card and go multiple times on the same day, my cash reward has worked twice.

    • gigi

      i just got coupon mania handout from my Joann so I have to come back to the store on 8 different trips to use up each of the coupons or can i use all of the 50% reg price coupons in one trip using one per item

    • rotti

      In Maryland, at least, JoAnn’s allows you to up to 4 coupons with different bar codes in the same transaction. I love it. So if you have a coupon from different stores you can use all of them at the same time.

    • Nay

      At Joanns, I’ve signed up 2 of my emails and frequently receive coupons with unique bar codes different than whats on the online ad. They also text me a coupon and mail me one every once and a while.
      One day I had a need to buy several scissors and tapes. They were around $5-$8 a piece. From Joanns I used 2 email coupons, 1 text coupon, 2 mail coupons I had saved, 2 online ad coupons, 1 emailed Michaels coupon, 1 online Michaels coupon, and one hobby lobby coupon. … All 50% off (except hobby lobby 40%)
      Needless to say I used all 10 coupons on 10 non sale items and paid around $40 for what should have been $80.
      Now I did have to wait for the items to go OFF sale, because usually they were 30% off… but I knew if I kept an eye on it I could be able to do 50% off. And I probably could have used one of those $20 off purchase of $80 coupons if I had been more patient.