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Trying to find a Hobby Lobby coupon? Find out 9 insider ways to save at Hobby Lobby – even without coupons!
Hunting for a Hobby Lobby Coupon?
In the past, grabbing a Hobby Lobby coupon to pair with a sale has always been a great way to save on craft supplies, home decor, and even furniture at Hobby Lobby. However, last February, they announced that they were doing away with their coupons. You can still save at Hobby Lobby though – even without a coupon! They have SO many items in store and most items are on sale on a fairly regular schedule.
For example, up until several months ago, Hobby Lobby Furniture was ALWAYS on sale for 30% OFF. But that all has changed now. A bit ago, stores around the country got the memo that they were to discontinue furniture sales from here on out.
In FACT, reader Janet who works for Hobby Lobby said there was word that they would be discontinuing furniture sales due to rising shipping costs and delays.
While this news is a bummer – we still have lots of other tips to save money at Hobby Lobby!
If you're a fan of adorable home decor and super-cute craftiness, you are probably already familiar with Hobby Lobby. But do you know all the best tricks to save money there?
My idea of a lovely afternoon is wandering down the aisles of Hobby Lobby and dreaming up new ways to fluff up my home… but I definitely have to watch what I'm spending there!
They always have such great home decor items with their hobby lobby sales!
We're sharing nine easy ways to save at Hobby Lobby that will make your love of shopping there a teensy bit more affordable – with or without a Hobby Lobby coupon 🙂
9 Ways to Save at Hobby Lobby
1 . Never EVER Pay Full Price – Always Check the Sale Items!
In the past, the best way to save at Hobby Lobby was to combine a store sale with a coupon. This would allow you to get a rock bottom price and save big!
Unfortunately, Hobby Lobby no longer offers 40 off coupon as they used to. But note that there are regularly items discounted 40 – 50% off every week as part of their weekly ad.
What happened to the Hobby Lobby 40 off coupon?
As of February 28th, 2021 – Hobby Lobby no longer offers a 40% OFF coupon in stores or online. 🙁 A representative from Hobby Lobby explained that this would allow them to “intensify efforts to discount thousands of items every day” rather than a discount on just one item.
To be honest, a lot of their store is regularly marked down, and it was sometimes difficult to find a regularly priced item to use that 40% off coupon on. We're hoping to see even more discounts on a wider variety of items since they no longer offer this coupon.
Since you will no longer get Hobby Lobby 40 off coupons, be sure to grab the Hobby Lobby app that includes their weekly store sales. This will help you stay up to date on their current sale items! (iPhone and Android)
Hobby Lobby has never offered promo codes or coupon codes (just the scannable coupon), so if we spot anything like that in the future we will be certain to let you know!
2. Learn the Hobby Lobby Sale Schedule.
One of my BEST insider tips for how to save at Hobby Lobby is to learn the sales schedule. If you never knew that Hobby Lobby rotates it's sale items on a set schedule, this is going to change the way you shop for good!
Certain items go on sale every 3 weeks, while others are every 4 weeks, and select items are actually on sale EVERY SINGLE WEEK. (Like t-shirts? ALWAYS on sale!) It's good to know the regular prices and the sale prices too so you don't overpay. You can see the Hobby Lobby Sale Ad for the current week here – but here are some examples of their sales cycle.
ALWAYS on Sale:
- Trees & Plants
- some Fabric
- Frames & Posters
On Sale Every Other Week:
- Yarn & Needlepoint
- Craft Kits, Art Supplies
- Jewelry Kits
- Floral Stems
- Baskets and Boxes
- Ribbon and Tulle
- Metal, Wood, Ceramic and Resin Decor
3 Weeks Out of Every 4:
- Candle Holders
- Rugs and Wall Decor
2 Weeks Out of Every 3:
- Jewelry Making Supplies
- Canvas 2-Pks
Once Every 4 Weeks:
- Home Decor
- Paper Crafting and Stationary
- Select Fabric
- Men's Decor
- Scrapbooking Supplies
Of course some items never ever go on sale, and you won't be able to use a Hobby Lobby coupon on them either. Those include candy and cake making supplies, gift wrap, party supplies, bakeware and Cricut branded products. (Although you will be able to find party supplies and gift wrap on their CLEARANCE wall seasonally!)
But for party supplies – I totally recommend hitting up the Dollar Tree anyway because that have tons of cute stuff for just
$1!(Now $1.25 with Dollar Tree Plus and the raising of their prices!)
3. Look for Clearance After Holidays!
One of my very favorite time to shop at Hobby Lobby is after any holiday. You can find OODLES of clearance and if you wait long enough it'll get marked down to 90% off! I use these opportunities to stock up for next year's Holiday supplies – and store them in a tote.
It's a fun surprise to me each year when I open up my Christmas tote and there's already tons of cute ribbon and decorative supplies!
- Shop clearance after Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, Halloween.
- Also shop for season-specific items as the season winds down – love getting cute things for next year! You can find lots of summer toys at the end of summer for instance – even halfway through summer they're already at 66% off!
- Find clearance up to 50% off right before the holiday arrives, then it will go down to 66%, 80% and finally 90%.
- Keep in mind the selection will be pretty puny by the time it goes 90% OFF, but what treasures you DO find will be ultra-cheap!
4. Score Online Clearance Deals.
If your store is always thoroughly picked over in the clearance department – give the Hobby Lobby online clearance section a shot! You can shop rock-bottom clearance online long after the stores have cleared out seasonal inventory. It's a procrastinator's dream!
Shipping is not cheap however, so wait until Hobby Lobby runs a free shipping event to go deal hunting online! To find out when the Free Shipping events happen (usually a couple times per month), make sure to sign up for Hobby Lobby's email!
5. Hobby Lobby Price Matches.
This is a fun one!! Hobby Lobby will price match competitors like Michael's or JoAnn's – but you need to know a few rules:
- Item must be an EXACT match
- You must have the competitor's physical ad in hand
- You can't use a Hobby Lobby coupon along with a price match
6. Scratch & Dent = Bigger Discounts.
I love a good scratch and dent find! If you find something you love and it has a little nick on it or is otherwise damaged in some way, you can ask your cashier to discount it further. They will generally take an extra 10% – 15% OFF the item, which can make for a sweet deal!
7. Grab a Raincheck for Sold Out Items.
One of my favorite tips that spans alllll of my couponing and bargain shopping habits is asking for a rain check when an item you want is out of stock. This goes for Hobby Lobby too! If something is on sale but has been all snatched up, just contact customer service, and Hobby Lobby will honor the price on your rain check when it's back in stock.
Additionally, you might want to know that Hobby Lobby stores never have extra stock hiding in the back. Everything they get in goes right to the floor, so what you see is what you get!
8. Hobby Lobby has great prices on poster board.
This one may seem a little bit random, but I love getting poster board at Hobby Lobby! My kids are always up to some project at school, and while the Dollar Tree has white poster board on sale every day 2/$1, their colored poster boards are $.69. Every few weeks Hobby Lobby puts all of their poster board on sale 2/$1 (including colored poster boards), which is worth watching for when you're there.
9. Will Hobby Lobby Price Adjust? You Bet!
If you need fabric or decor RIGHT NOW at full price – but find out next week it went on sale – Hobby Lobby has you covered! Just bring in your receipt and the product and get a price adjustment up to 14 days after your purchase. Money back in your pocket is always nice (note that this does not apply to clearance events)!
When it comes down to it, the top 3 ways to save at Hobby Lobby are:
- Using a Hobby Lobby coupon (Grab the Entertainment Book Coupon now that the Hobby Lobby 40 off coupon is no longer available)
- Waiting for sales to cycle around (download the Hobby Lobby app so you can easily see the sale ads)
- Visiting Hobby Lobby clearance aisles for huge markdowns
I'd love to hear your favorite tips on how to save at Hobby Lobby – and what your favorite things are to buy there!
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