7 Easy Ways to Save at Hobby Lobby

If you’re addicted to home decor and all things DIY crafting…. you probably already shop at Hobby Lobby. They’re always putting something on sale, but it’s pretty tricky to keep up with if you don’t have the inside scoop! I actually worked there during college so I want to share my best tips with you, so here are several easy ways to save and make shopping at Hobby Lobby more affordable. 

This one seems simple enough. Go to the website and in the top right-hand corner, there will always be a 40% OFF coupon to be used on any single regular price item. Go ahead and print it out, or show the coupon at checkout time from your smartphone at the store after you go shopping when it’s time to pay.

Only 1 coupon per person, per day.

Did you know that you can also swap out discounts? If the 40% off coupon is a better deal than something’s discount price use your 40% off coupon INSTEAD. They will ring it up at full price instead of the sales price and then apply your 40% off coupon!

This same 40% off Hobby Lobby coupon is honored at several competitor’s stores as well, like— Michael’s & Joann Fabrics.

Is Hobby Lobby getting rid of its 40% off coupons?

UPDATE: HOBBY LOBBY DISCONTINUED ITS 40% OFF COUPON AS OF FEBRUARY 2021.

Never fear, you should still never pay full price at Hobby Lobby with these additional savings hacks as well as great ideas on ways to save money at Hobby Lobby.

2. Use My Hobby Lobby Sale Schedule Cheatsheet

Did you know that Hobby Lobby rotates its sale items on a set schedule? This is a game-changer! In order to save money and keep on top of when items are reduced; I’m sharing with you my Hobby Lobby Sale Schedule Cheatsheet through the link below as the top way to save money.

This is a high-resolution pdf file for you to download and keep handy. It is an at-a-glance cheat sheet with tips and Hobby Lobby’s weekly sales schedule.  You can also download it and take a screenshot to save on your phone for easy reference.  Enjoy!

Some of Hobby Lobby’s items are reduced all of the time, while others go on sale every few weeks through a predictable rotation as found on their weekly ad. 

ALWAYS on Sale:

  • Floral
  • T-Shirts
  • Trees & Plants
  • some Fabric
  • Frames & Posters

 

Every Other Week:

  • Yarn & Needlepoint
  • Craft Kits, Art Supplies
  • Jewelry Kits
  • Floral Stems
  • Garlands
  • Trays
  • Baskets and Boxes
  • Wreaths
  • Ribbon and Tulle
  • Metal, Wood, Ceramic and Resin Decor

hobby lobby sale florals

Three Weeks Out of Every Four:

  • Clocks
  • Candle Holders
  • Pillows
  • Rugs and Wall Decor

hobby lobby wall decor

Two Weeks Out of Every Three:

  •  Jewelry Making Supplies
  •  Canvas 2-Pks

Once Every Four Weeks:

  • Home Decor
  • Paper Crafting and Stationary
  • Select Fabric
  • Men’s Decor
  • Scrapbooking Supplies

Hobby Lobby Sale Sign

Sadly, some items are never discounted; including candy and cake-making supplies, gift wrap, party supplies, bakeware, and Cricut products. (Occasionally, you will find party supplies and gift wrap in the clearance section!)

If you’re ever in doubt, you can see the official Hobby Lobby Store Weekly Ad as a way to save money and see if the item you need is to go on sale for the current week here.

3 . Try Price Matching

Hobby Lobby will price match their competitor’s pricing advertisements! Bring in the competitor’s weekly ad to your local store or show them on your smartphone for a price match. (Hobby Lobby does not match percentages off, sales, or coupons; just pricing)

  • Items must be like for like exactly
  • The competitor’s physical ad is required
  • No additional coupons are allowed

4. Slightly Damaged Items = Bigger SAVINGS

Have you ever found something you love with a little chip on it or maybe it’s damaged in some way? If you ask the cashier for a damage discount they will typically take an extra 10% – 15% OFF the item, which can make the damage seem inconsequential!

5. Rain checks for Sold Out Items

When an item you want is out of stock in the store, always ask for a rain check. If it was to go on sale but sold out, Hobby Lobby will honor the price on your rain check when it’s back in stock.

I know from working at Hobby Lobby that there is no extra stock hiding in the back storeroom of the store. Everything they get in goes right to the store shelves, so what you see is what they have available!

6. Check out the Clearance Items Section

Getting a great deal is one of the addicting factors of shopping! Did you know that you can often find clearance items at up to 90% OFF? Yes, you read that correctly. A full week before each holiday, Hobby Lobby marks down seasonal items to clearance pricing so you can be sure to stock up!

Hobby Lobby Hack: Search for the neutral pieces of decor on the clearance wall that happen to be marked down simply because they were part of a particular holiday! For example, red items work for Valentine’s Day, Fourth of July, and Christmas! Some green decor can work for Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, and Christmas!

hobby lobby seasonal

Typical markdowns start at 50% OFF right before the holiday arrives, then it will go methodically down to 66%, 80%, and finally 90%. Look for red tags! Some items will eventually get two red tags which equal even more savings.

Some of the best clearance deals can be found the week JUST BEFORE Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Halloween.  While most home decor stores wait until after the holiday, Hobby Lobby offers their best deals the week just before any of the holidays! 

Speaking of holidays… Did you miss any of my Hobby Lobby Seasonal Home Decor Tours? Check them out below.

Hobby Lobby Hack: Hobby Lobby also offers huge discounts up to 90% off twice a year on home accents. The first sale is typically just after Christmas through February. The second sale begins on Mother’s Day and runs through July.

7. Oops! It’s on Sale Now, Will Hobby Lobby Adjust the Price?

Additionally, did you know that if you purchase an item at full price – but find out the next week it went on sale – Hobby Lobby will honor the sale price? Return with your receipt and the item you purchased prior for an adjustment up to 14 days after your original purchase! (Keep in mind, this is only to save money for a sale every week and does not apply to clearance items)

Hobby Lobby Hack: Shop for the item you need exactly when you need it so that you have the best selection from plenty of inventory of styles and colors. Hold it until the next week it goes on sale and then bring it back in for the price match guarantee difference. 

Are you disappointed in an item you ordered while shopping online? Be sure to return it in person in order to receive a refund that includes your shipping costs. Returns that are not in person will still be charged shipping. 

Speaking of returns, you have 30 days from the date of purchase to return an item for a refund with your receipt. Even if you do not have your receipt, Hobby Lobby will give you the lowest price in the past 60 days as a credit.

Hobby-Lobby-Easter-Decor-2020-Tour

Other Ways to Save Money at Hobby Lobby

download the Hobby Lobby app

Did you know that Hobby Lobby has an app for Android and iOS devices? It’s a great way to keep tabs on all of their deals and save items you want now for purchase when they get reduced later.

organizational discounts

Are you part of an organization like a school, church, or charity? Hobby Lobby offers 10% off on all purchases which can equal huge savings when buying in bulk.

When is the Best Time to Shop at Hobby Lobby for Savings?

As you can see there are so many ways to save money at Hobby Lobby. With my handy CHEAT SHEET, you’re sure to have an advantage. However, there is a “best” time to shop at Hobby Lobby in my opinion.

If you can swing it, try shopping on a Saturday night. As we all well know, Hobby Lobby is closed on Sundays. This means that Saturday night is the time that the markdowns happen for the next week’s sale. 

If you shop on Saturday night you get the advantage of shopping for last week’s discounts and possibly newly discounted items at the same time!

check out my other savings tips to find online discounts

 

I’d love to hear your favorite ways to save at Hobby Lobby – and what you’re addicted to buying there!  Please let me know in the comments below.

If you love these kinds of insider tips, you need to be getting my emails, friend! Each week I send out a couple of emails that include updates, crafts, shopping experiences, and decor inspiration. Be sure to get signed up below.  I can’t wait to meet you! 

>>>Leave your thoughts below in the comments, please… BTW— Life is short—Enjoy the mess!

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123 Comments

  1. Marianne Kerr says:

    Thank you for the tips. Especially helpful is the sale rotation schedule!

    1. Robin Goodman says:

      OMG this is awesome, thank you so much. I cant wait to go shopping!

    2. Thanks for sharing your crafting knowledge with us! 🤗

    3. Thank you for the insider tip. The closest Hobby Lobby is an hour away from me. Helps me to plan when ahead when I visit the store.

  2. Very helpful article. I’m always trying to save money where I can and I love shopping at Hobby Lobby. Thank you!!

  3. This is also one of my favorites, thanks for all of the tips.

    1. Angela Meinhardt says:

      Thanks for the info

  4. Penny Kitchens says:

    Wow! This is some great information that I was not aware of about Hobby Lobby. Printing my cheat sheet and putting a copy on my phone too! Thanks so much for sharing this VERY helpful information.

  5. Deb Urlage says:

    Love this post and Hobby Lobby!!

  6. Pamela Cross says:

    Thanks!! I didn’t know. My son used to work at hobby lobby, but he never told me. Now I’m in the know.

  7. Barbara Haseley says:

    Thank you Melanie for these great tips on HL! I love HL especially around the holidays! I will use my cheat sheet for even bigger savings ! Thanks again!

  8. Ardel Fugleberg says:

    Thanks for the information!!

  9. Pamela Schlaff says:

    Thank you Melanie. This is very helpful and I know many crafters will appreciate this post!!

  10. Carolyn Wilson says:

    Good information.

    1. Tammy Scibetta says:

      Thank yiu for the helpful tips. You are awesome

    2. Janice Hillman says:

      Thank you so much for the info.
      It wouldn’t let me download tho. It said I didnt have authorized access.

  11. Thank you for the great tips!

  12. Anna Cecco says:

    Always love to read your ideas!!

  13. Kristie Snedeker says:

    Very helpful information!

  14. Very good tips! Love the schedule!

  15. Liz Ruggiero says:

    Thank you for doing this for us .. I love your crafts and watching your videos

  16. Thanks for the great tips!! Appreciate all that you do !

  17. Sue Champion says:

    Thanks for the info on hobby lobby I didn’t know these special ways to save.

  18. Constance Lambright says:

    I am so excited to be in your group. I am working on some cute things that I can’t wait to show you. You are such a great helper.

  19. Eileen Sutherland says:

    I don’t usually shop at hobby lobby. Since things are opening up, maybe I’ll go look at the store. I’m trying to finish some projects that I have started.

  20. Sandra Starcher Brannon says:

    Awesome thank you for information 💖

  21. This is such good “insider” information! Thank you for sharing. I sure do love Hobby Lobby.

  22. Karen Mazzarelli says:

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing!!

  23. Cindy Cox says:

    I have always wondered when things went on sale and this is very helpful. Thank you Melanie,

  24. Beth Eaton says:

    This is gold! Thank you for sharing!

  25. Michelle Thompson says:

    Thank you Melanie !!! These insider tips for Hobby Lobby will help with my love to shop at my favorite store!❤️

  26. Such Great information, thank you for sharing!

  27. Judi Harris says:

    I enjoy your enthusiasm as you show how to do a craft! You have great ideas!

  28. Jenny Reinink says:

    Wow your Hobby Lobby has so much more than mine

  29. Suzanne Hodgdon says:

    Thanks for this information. Love Hobby Lobby!

  30. Linda Newby says:

    Thank you for these tips to save at Hobby Lobby! I love crafting and always need supplies. Thank you for your great advice. Linda Newby

  31. Hi, Melanie thanks for all the info on Hobby Lobby. I will definitely be looking in to all those sales.

  32. Thanks for all the information.

  33. Janet Idziak says:

    Thank you for all the great tips and sale rotations!!

  34. Wish I had know about the price adjustment for 14 days post-purchase. Thanks!

  35. Tonia Krautlarger says:

    WOW! Thank you so much for this awesome info.

  36. Judy Cline says:

    Who doesn’t love shopping at Hobby Lobby and best of all getting deals!

  37. Karen A Kephart says:

    Thanks for the insider tips!!

  38. I love to go right to the mark down aisle at Hobby Lobby. These are great tips!

  39. This a a great to resource. I always get confused on their rotation!! Thanks so much!!

  40. Constance Lambright says:

    Thanks for the replay of Father’s Day gift

  41. Mary K Wilkinson says:

    Hey Melanie thank you for the info on Hobby Lobby. I don’t have one here but i think Michaels does a similar type of sales rotation.

  42. Nancy Long says:

    Awesome-wasn’t aware they price matched, nor that they would honor a sale price AFTER a sale the following week! Thank you, Melanie 🙂

  43. Lisa Hill-Oster says:

    Such a great idea!

  44. Lauren Harris says:

    Melanie, you’re such a doll. I just found out I have cancer and will be going thru some nasty treatment. Your tips on Hobby Lobby are so great, while I’m home crafting, I can look at the sales schedule and send my husband to pick up what I need. 🤗
    I sooooo enjoy watching you create and love on us as you teach us great things.
    Thanks for all your inspiration!!!!🥰

    1. Lindy Womble says:

      I love the tips on how to save at

  45. Carolyn Jones says:

    Thank you for these great tips of the best way to take advantage of savings at Hobby Lobby!! Who doesn’t love that store? You are always coming up with the best things for all your followers.

  46. Constance Lambright says:

    Thanks for the cheat sheet on hobby lobby I will know when to go and not waste my time.

  47. Constance Lambright says:

    The project you did last night was awesome. I am planning on making that for my husband and brothers. I just got to get knobs. You are awesome

  48. Thanks for all this great info

  49. Kimberly Martin says:

    Thank you for the tips

  50. Jenny Brooks says:

    Thank you Melanie for all you do to inspire us

  51. Lisa Watson says:

    Thank you for the great tips!

  52. Thanks. Lots of great information and tips.

  53. Thanks for the great info!!’

  54. Thank you for sharing all these great tips.

  55. Lisa Hoover says:

    Love Hobby Lobby.

  56. Julie Kincaid says:

    This is so helpful

  57. Ardel Fugleberg says:

    Thanks for the useful shopping tips.

  58. Tammy Freeze says:

    Love all the great tips.

  59. Pam Fields says:

    I love HL. I’m saving that cheat sheet! I’m always trying to remember which week certain items are on sale! Thanks!

  60. Brenda Toven says:

    Great tips. Ty!

  61. Teresa Kidd says:

    I didn’t know about the rotating schedule. Thank you for that information! I love watching you and doing your crafts.

  62. Lee Ann Hill says:

    Thanks for the information. I try to buy things at a discount. 🙂👍

  63. Lisa Meadolwls Taylolisa Meadows Taylorr says:

    Thank you for the great tips I’m kinda of a newbie to shopping at hobby lobby so this was awesome

  64. Patricia Miller says:

    bby lobby is a favorite store of mine. Thanks fr the tips.

  65. Constance Lambright says:

    Love the guess speaker. Finally working

  66. Constance Lambright says:

    Love the candle beautiful

  67. Constance Lambright says:

    Tried all day to get on here. Finally you looked so pretty on your live tonight

  68. Constance Lambright says:

    How often do we have special guest? I really enjoyed today’s.

  69. Constance Lambright says:

    I love the cup you have. It is beautiful

  70. Constance Lambright says:

    Going through the lives I have found so much I want to do. You really inspire me. Thanks

  71. Constance Lambright says:

    I hope that I will learn many things from you. Even redoing furniture

  72. Lauren Harris says:

    You’re amazing Melanie!!!!!

  73. Shawna Graff says:

    Thank you for the tips great ones to know.

  74. Leigh Holman says:

    Remember too, to think repurpose when finding 90% off holiday decor. An Easter bunny sign today could be a photo frame with a little creative crafting tomorrow!

  75. Jacqueline Cornejo says:

    Thank you for this tip and you are really awesome person I love all you crafts.

  76. Jill Gasquet says:

    Thanks for the Hobby Lonny shopping hints.

  77. These are great tips! Thank you!

  78. Eliska Schneider says:

    Thank you for the tips. Love your blogs and videos.

  79. Liz Ruggiero says:

    Loved all the projects you do..

  80. Debbie Wright says:

    Thank you Melanie. I really enjoy your blog and look forward to seeing more. Hobby Lobby has an app that I have on my smart phone. It has their sales, and links to different sections of the store. But mainly I use it for the easy access to the 40% off coupon. I buy scrapbooking supplies, painting supplies, anything wood or wire, material, yarn, floral galore, grapevine wreaths, and what I can’t live without on clearance

  81. This was so very helpful! Thanks!

  82. Thanks for these tips. I had no idea they can price adjust up to 14 days after. Good to know!

  83. I soooo love your site. I have done the “this item is damaged and it totally worked. Then I just added buttons over the messed up part! On another note I have noticed that they have spread their clearance items in all sections through out the store. The Denton one still has a section but it is very small and doesn’t have as much as they used too. So you will need to peruse the whole store in between regular priced stuff and a random whole aisle.

  84. Debbie Flatt says:

    Thanks so much for the info!

  85. Vicki Kaup says:

    I’m not surprised I’m a 7. I’d love to be a professional organizer. I love watching and learning from you. 💕

  86. Jana Coley says:

    These are great, Melanie!

  87. Judy Myers says:

    Thank you! I love to shop at Hobby Lobby, everyone is friendly and as time to show you where things are. Thank you for the sales ideas. Thank you for being the person you are🙏🏻🕊💖

  88. Penny Kitchens says:

    Great information! Thanks for sharing!

  89. Cathy hindman says:

    I don’t live close to a store. I wish l did!

  90. Carolyn Ward says:

    I just love their greeting cards w Scripture/faith-based comments! When any family member has a birthday, I’m off to Hobby Lobby for a beautiful meaningful card! ☺️

    1. southerncrush says:

      What a great idea! Thanks!

  91. Brenda Sheffer says:

    Thank you!
    i love to shop at Hobby Lobby!
    thank you for all your tips, printables, ideas! Love them all

    1. southerncrush says:

      Oh you’re so welcome! Thank you!

  92. Patsy Hensley says:

    Thanks for sharing.

  93. Thx for all the great tips , love me some Hobby Lobby!! TY

  94. Thank you for the tips on hobby lobby sail

    1. southerncrush says:

      You’re so welcome!

    1. southerncrush says:

      This is correct.

  95. Good morning, I love hobby lobby,
    I do alot of crafts, I do macrame, this is the only store I can go knowing that hobby lobby has the Supplies I need. Thank you for being in our area.

    1. southerncrush says:

      You’re welcome!

  96. Kimberlie says:

    Hi, I’m not sure if this Hobby Lobby info is current or not but #1 on your list, they no longer have the 40% off coupon. 😔 Also, I think they will only honor a sale price for up to 7 days after you buy it full price. Thank you for all your post!!❤️

    1. southerncrush says:

      True! I will update it again! Thank you!

  97. Laura Myron says:

    Unfortunately they stopped having furniture “on sale” it’s now full price all the time.

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