Michaels No Longer Accepts Competitor Coupons

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Michaels no longer accepting coupons

Womp, womp…Oh Michaels, say it ain’t so!

Don’t shoot the messenger, but we have some not so great news for those of you who love shopping at Michaels as much as we do!

Unfortunately, Michaels will no longer be accepting any competitor coupons. Such a bummer!

Previously, Michaels accepted competitor’s coupons from a lengthy list of stores like Hobby Lobby, JoAnn, and A.C. Moore; this new coupon policy update went into effect on March 27th.

Michaels Sign showing 70% off inside store

So, how can I save at Michaels? 

On the upside, Michaels still offers quite a few great ways to save! Along with great sales, Michaels Rewards members (free to join) score email coupons regularly and are often sent unique coupons like $5 off $25 purchase or 50% off any one item. Plus, you can now earn rewards!

In addition, teachers and military can save 15% every day on regular and sale prices, and it’s now easier than ever because you can sync your information with your rewards account!  That means all you have to do is type in your phone number during store checkout, and that 15% discount automatically comes off!

Plus, you can still price match competitors if you find a better price on an identical item either in-store or online, AND they will even offer an additional 10% off as they have always done in the past.

Just keep in mind that additional store coupons cannot be used when price matching.

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(Thanks, Kerri and A G!)

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  1. Bel

    I was there yesterday and they would not accept JoAnn coupons. Cashier made it seam like it had been a new policy for a long time. (I hadn’t been in sores since March)

  2. reneecamello

    They used to have a weekly 40% coupon for one regular priced item, but since Covid, they only have been offering 20%

  3. charlistoneman

    The prices are so high that if they don’t take coupons I won’t be shopping there. Bad decision in my opinion.

    • s

      Totally agree

    • BoxNox

      Yup I’ve noticed how they also haven’t been giving out their 40/50/60% coupons since the lockdown began. I understand that they’re probably trying to make up lost revenue from the slump in shopping but I hope this isn’t permanent because people are always going to be drawn to higher coupons and they aren’t really making their new reward system worth it (what’s the point of having people sign up if you don’t give an exclusive coupon at least once a month? 30% off an entire purchase coupon doesn’t cut it).

    • Becky J Kent

      I agree! I don’t know when they went crazy on raising their prices but they are as bad as Hobby Lobby now only Hobby Lobby always has a 40% coupon and Michaels only has a crappy 20% off of their already overpriced items!! I quit shopping there!

      • MG

        Not any more. Hobby Lobby stopped theirs.

  4. Lisa

    Weird, I’ve, used JoAnn’s coupons since March 27 at our Michaels including last Sunday, no issues. That stinks though I like JoAnns prices but have several Michaels stores in closer proximity.

    • JenniferS

      Same here I’ve used JoAnns coupons at my local Michael’s store this month in DFW, TX.

  5. Cat Lady

    Hobby Lobby still has weekly 40% off coupons. I will be taking my business there.

    • Erin

      Hobby Lobby has never accepted competitor coupons in my area. I used to shop the best craft store coupon–usually AC Moore–but now Michaels bought them. I guess it is a matter of time before Joanne’s follows suit.

  6. E

    Noooo… I always used to do this and with Joann fabrics too. They are both overpriced so you HAVE to use the coupons to get it down to reasonable prices!

    • JenniferS


  7. Shoppingfan

    There are 2 in my area that had been doing this. I posted about it on one of your previous post.

    • chenga57

      I don’t know if they actually stopped, but last year there was a target near me that makes up rules all the time and said they don’t price match all of December until end of January and can’t do returns. I called customer service and they said this is not the case – but they didn’t do anything so I’m not sure if each store can make up their own rules? I happily drive an extra ten minutes to another target because they have better customer service and don’t make up their own rules and actually follow the policies posted on their site. Been price matching all year!

  8. acgold

    FYI- Now you sign up on-line for the military (15%) and senior (10%) discount. It is attached to your reward number. There are actually rewards now! You get credit after spending a certain amount. The military and senior discount is only on full price items, which stinks!

    • MrsGarfield

      I came here to post the same thing. They didn’t give me a military discount last time because I had to sign up. Also I never knew I could price match or use competitor’s coupons. It’s too late now 🤣

  9. Suz in OH

    Any updates to this post? I recently started crafting again but now live farther than I used to from my nearest Michaels so had not been in one for a long time until a few days ago. I could not see how to sign up for senior discount online, but in store cashier readily applied this and it did apply to buy one get 50% off items. (Now I see how to sign up for this online and just did so to ensure I get this in the future.) Also, I did have a 40% off one item on my account online recently with expiration date of January 29, 2022. Any idea how often these are made available? Thanks hip2save!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! I don’t find any updates to this change. It is still listed in their policy. You can find the full details through the link above. I don’t see any information on a coupon schedule, however they do have a “coupons” tab at the top right of their website. Hope this is helpful!

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