14 Hacks to Get the Most Out of Hobby Lobby Sales and Coupons

Here's How to Save at the Craft Store Giant

Art craft supplies on blue, green and coral on blue background
lucop / Getty Images

You may think you know everything there is to know about how to get the most out of Hobby Lobby sales, but there are a lot more ways to save than the obvious sale ads and coupons. From discovering secret sale schedules to finding the hidden clearance section, here are some Hobby Lobby hacks to help you save even more.

Tip: Looking for more deals on craft supplies? Check out how you can save at Michaels too.

There's a Secret Sales Schedule

Have you noticed that the Hobby Lobby ad seems to repeat itself often? That's because they have a secret sales schedule that they follow with sales on a rotating basis. If you plan your shopping trip around it, you'll be able to save some cash.

  • Items that go on sale once every four weeks include home décor (50% off), paper crafts (50% off), and fabric (30% off). These are the items that go on clearance less frequently than other categories, so you won't want to miss out.
  • Once every three weeks, you'll find a sale on yarn and needle art (30% off), crafts (30% off), art supplies (40-50% off), and jewelry making (50% off).
  • You can get some items on sale once every two weeks and these include floral (50% off), frames (50% off), paper crafts (50% off), and ribbon & trim spools (30% off).
  • Some items go on sale every two out of three weeks. These are canvases (50% off) and glass beads and hair accessories (50% off).
  • Things that are on sale every three out of four weeks include home décor like candles, candle holders, clocks, ceramic, and more (50% off).

There are some items that are always on sale - furniture (30% off), potted trees and floor plans (30% off), frames (50% off), T-shirts (30% off), and some fabric (30% off).

Buy a Hobby Lobby Gift Card for Less Than the Gift Card Amount

Visit a website like Raise, and you can buy Hobby Lobby gift cards for less than the balance on them. The people selling these gift cards have decided that they'd rather have cash instead and their choice is your win.

Each Store Has at Least One Clearance Wall

Hobby Lobby has started putting their clearance items together on a section of the wall in the back or on the sides of the store. Walk around the perimeter of your store to find it. You can get items up to 90% off there!

Those Yellow Price Tags Mean Great Deals

The yellow price tags mean that the item is on clearance. While you'll find a bunch of these on the clearance wall, they'll also be scattered around the store. Keep your eye on end caps especially, but yellow price tags will occasionally be found in the regular aisles as well.

Wait for the Home Accent Clearance Sales and Save 50 to 90 Percent

Twice a year, Hobby Lobby has a home accent clearance sale that starts at 50% off. Just wait though, because in a few weeks it will go up to 90% off. It's usually after the holidays and towards the beginning of summer.

Holiday Clearance Will Go Up to 90 Percent Off if You Wait Long Enough

After each holiday, the holiday clearance will start to get discounted. It starts at just 50% but after a few weeks, it will go to 90%. This is a great opportunity to stock up for next year.

Get a Price Adjustment and Save

Hobby Lobby does offer price adjustments, but you'll need to bring in your receipt and the item back into the store to get the price difference. Though keep in mind that price adjustments aren't eligible on clearance items.

They Give Discounts on Damaged Items

See an item that's damaged but not on clearance? Show the cashier and he or she could give you 10 to 15% off that item.

Hobby Lobby Honors Competitors' Ads

Hobby Lobby price matches, but does so in a limited way. You'll need to bring a competitor's physical ad with you (such as a Michaels or Jo-Ann coupon) and it needs to be the exact same item that they'll price match. It's not good on doorbusters, clearance, Simplicity & McCall's patterns, and electronic cutting machines.

You Can Request a Rain Check

Just when you thought rain checks were a thing of the past, Hobby Lobby made them valid again. If the item you want is on sale but out of stock, you can get a rain check and use it on the item when it's restocked.

You Can Make a Return Without a Receipt

According to Hobby Lobby's return policy, you can exchange a purchase or be issued credit based on the lowest selling price in the last 60 days, even if you don't have a receipt. If you do have a receipt, you have 90 days after your purchase to make an exchange, get store credit, or receive a refund on your original method of payment.

Use the Hobby Lobby Rewards Credit Card to Save Even More

There's a Hobby Lobby Rewards Visa credit card that will get you points that you can use to redeem for a Hobby Lobby gift card. You can rack up points on purchases made wherever Visa is accepted, and you can gain even more points on Hobby Lobby purchases.

Schools and Charitable Organizations Get 10 Percent Off Their Purchases

Schools, churches, and national charitable organizations get a 10% off in-store discount, but you'll need to bring a credit card or check from the organization to pay.

Employees Get a 15% Discount

Apply for a job at Hobby Lobby and as an employee, you'll get a 15% off discount on top of coupons and sales.