Secrets Every Michaels Shopper Should Know

Michaels is the continent's largest arts and crafts retail chain, and in addition to creative and DIY products, its stores also carry florals, home decor, and seasonal decorations. Everyone from crafters and hobbyists to brides and holiday-lovers can find affordable and stylish items at Michaels stores, but not everyone may be familiar with the tips and tricks of shopping there.

First of all, savings. Michaels has a price guarantee: If you find a cheaper version of a product at another store, it can be matched and beaten by 10 percent. If you are a teacher, you can get a 15 percent discount on merchandise. There is also a 15 percent military discount and a 10 percent discount for those who are 55 and older.

Further, like many other retailers and restaurants, especially in the day and age of the COVID-19 pandemic, Michaels offers curbside pickup and same-day delivery, allowing shoppers the convenience of shopping online and saving them a trip into the store.

Take advantage of Michaels' sales, discounts, and classes

According to The Krazy Coupon Lady, consumers should also be aware of when Michaels' annual sales are. The money-saving site lists big shopping events such as Michaels' Semi-Annual Clearance in January, with 70 percent off Christmas decor; a Red, White, and Blue Sale in May, with 50 percent off summer decor; and a Mega Monster Sale in October, with 50 percent off Halloween decor. Be sure to check the store's website, app, and ads for specific details.

Chain Store Age, meanwhile, points out that Michaels has offered online arts and crafts classes since 2015. The creative classes are taught by expert artists and makers and cover everything from basic techniques to more advanced skills.

Last but not least, when shopping this chain, consider checking out the items USA Today says have a cult following by the Michaels faithful, including a pan that can bake 24 muffins at once, an organizational storage box with an inner caddy, and an all-in-one glue, sealer, and finish.