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How to Save Money at JoAnn

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JoAnn has it all – Halloween costumes, Christmas decorations, and fabrics galore for every craft project, so it can be really difficult to shop there without spending way too much. According to statistics, an average consumer spends at least $78 for holiday decorations each year, so staying on budget and having frugal ideas is essential.

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JoAnn has been in business for over 75 years and is popular for embroidery, sewing, knitting, hobbies, and crafts with its 849 stores nationwide.

When you commit yourself to frugal DIY projects, like sewing your own clothes, the last thing you want to do is spend hundreds of dollars for supplies. There are some good news here as JoAnn is quite friendly to savings, just not all people are aware of it.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at some tricks and tips for saving at JoAnn’s:

  • Best times to shop

JoAnn’s always has sales and coupons, but the best time to shop is Sunday mornings because new weekly coupons are released on Sundays, so you can always load your cart with fresh best deals.

  • Price matching

Yes, JoAnn matches prices for in-stock items only that have been advertised for no longer than 7 days. No price adjustments for seasonal items though.

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  • Local grand openings of new stores

If you hear about a new store opening in your area, make sure to visit, because all grand opening visitors get special scratch & win cards. Don’t miss those free savings!

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  • JoAnn app

Sign up for JoAnn’s mobile updates and deals on the app for free and you will always be in the loop of best savings and will be able to use both the mobile, and the physical coupons when at the register.

As soon as you download the app, you will be able to enjoy 60% off any regular priced item, 50% off home fabrics, $5 off $45, and finally $15 off $75+ your order.

When you sign up for text messages, you will be rewarded with 25% off your first purchase. Those all are significant savings!

  • Stacking coupons

You can use multiple coupons at the store, but you will be limited to one per purchase online. JoAnn’s also accepts direct competitor coupons, such as Hobby Lobby and Michael’s, so save them.

  • Save 40-50%

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The more coupons you will bring with you, the better off you will be. To reach close to 50% off you should use coupons for regular priced items and then add 20-30% off your entire purchase coupons for maximum savings.

  • One Day only sales

To save money, you should always plan in advance and bring a shopping list. Then stick to it and look for sales signs at every isle, especially One Day Only sale.

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  • Don’t buy yarn in summer or winter

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Think about knitting projects ahead of time and avoid buying yarn in summer or winter. Yarn is usually 25-35% off in spring and fall.

  • 60% off beads

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Beads are great for all kinds of projects and small jewelry business. JoAnn carries a lot of high quality beads, but they can empty your pockets pretty fast, so wait for a good 40% off sale on beads and then add a 20% coupon.

  • Used coupons

Unlike many other retailers, JoAnn allows for its coupons to be used two times, so never throw them away after one purchase.

  • Fabric on a budget

If you want to pay very little for your fabric, ask the staff to cut fabric in four inches pieces. This way you can have your quilting size pieces for pennies instead of regular quilting fabric price per yard, which is $1.99-$5.99.

  • Fabric remnants

Fabric remnants are usually less than a yard in length and discounted by 50%. If the fabric happens to be on sale that day, you will pay less and will still get 50% off. This way you can buy a fabric remnant that normally costs $5 per yard for $1.25 with the sale price and the extra 50% off.

  • Clearance

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Always look for red clearance stickers. There is no dedicated clearance section at JoAnn’s, but instead the discounted items are spread all over the store. This is one of the best ways to save some serious money.

  • 90% off seasonal items

Just like any other retailer, JoAnn discounts seasonal items after the holidays. It’s 70% off 2-3 days after each holiday and up to 90% off 4-5 days later. You should always stock for the next year after the current holidays, if you can have some restraint.

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  • Gift cards

Discounted gift cards can save you 5% off right off face value and add significant savings, so use them whenever possible.

  • Teachers and girl scout discounts

Teachers, military personnel, and girl scouts get 15% off JoAnn purchases, so don’t forget your IDs.