It used to be that Jo-Ann Fabrics really was just a fabric store, but as other craft stores have extended their merchandise and what they carry, Jo-Ann's has followed suit. With that, you can find lots of new craft supplies, home decor and even craft classes. If Jo-Ann's is one of your favorite places to shop, you will love the tips included in this post on how to save money at Jo-Ann Fabrics.
How to Save Money at Jo-Ann Fabrics
Sign up for a discount if you qualify for one. Jo-Ann's offers discount membership for teachers, homeschoolers, students, non-profits and there is even a program called Jo-Anne VIP for resellers, professional interior designers and for members of crafting or sewing organizations and clubs. For all of the discount programs, you need proof, but it's well worth it if you shop them often. Check out all the discount program's requirements on the website.
Join the email list. This way, you will be “in the know” when sales are happening in-store and online and you will also receive coupons that can be used for shopping at your local store or for discounts on the website as well.
Grab the circular as soon as you walk in the store. Take a quick look at it as it may have some things on sale that you are hoping to get while there anyway. There are often very valuable coupons in the flyers as well and clerks at the register won't always remind you of them.
Know when to stock up. Jo-Ann's usually has something on sale or huge discount at any given time. This is the time to stock up on these items if it is something you use frequently such as quilt batting or yarn. The sales usually go seasonally, so make sure you stock up on enough until it circles back again.
Look at the back of aisles in the rear if the store. Often, you will find heavily discounted items in this area. Also, locate your local store's remnants bin and check it each time you are there. You never know when you will find a treasure that will work perfectly for a project you have in mind.
Shop right after holidays. Just like with most stores, Jo-Ann's runs after holiday sales to clear the shelves of Christmas, Easter, St Patrick's day and other holiday's goodies. You can get stuff that can be used next year or stuff that is loosely related to the holiday and can be used anytime such as some colored gift-bags, ribbons, tablecloths and decorations.
Hit up Black Friday at Jo-Ann's. While this is still far off from today's date. it's something to keep in mind for next time. Jo-Ann's typically runs huge sales on that weekend. It's a great time to stock up.
Follow Jo-Ann's on social media. They sometimes release coupons just for fans and followers and they announce large sales such as the Coupon Commotion even they have a couple times a year. Coupon Commotion is an event that extra coupons are released and many times, you can stack coupons. The coupons available are often depending on location so make sure to call ahead before you go to the store to avoid disappointment.
What are some of your favorite ways to save money at Jo-Ann Fabrics? Let me know in the comments!