First, here's a little background in case you're wondering about this chain; with amazing sales and over 1,000 stores in the United States and Canada, Michaels crafts always offers free printable coupons and carries over 40,000 different types of products in almost every store including seasonal items that keep customers coming back for more. If you're one of those people, you're in luck!
There's no better time than now to get yourself into a money-saving habit, and you can go online, grab some printable Michaels crafts coupons, and save every time you visit.
To start getting into the habit of cutting or printing out and using them, make sure you don't pass up the opportunity to cut them out of the inserts that come along with the Sunday newspaper. One of my favorite things in the whole world is to wake up on a Sunday, get my paper from the front lawn or doorstep depending on how much talent my delivery guy has that particular morning, I put on some espresso coffee, and i sit in front of the TV on my comfy couch with my trusty scissors getting ready to start clipping!
Michaels crafts coupons are just the beginning; I usually start by cutting out all the free groceries coupons I can find while paying close attention to any and all toiletries which offer coupons, as well as other miscellaneous deals. I'm usually able to clip at least $10-$20 worth which are actually usable, and I store them in a small file box which coincidentally, I carry with me when I go out shopping; I simply place it in the front seat compartment of my shopping cart.
Then I fire up my Dell computer and I visit online companies such as Coolsavings.com, Clip and Go, and a few other (believe me, there are many useful ones) good ones. All you have to do is Google them and a bunch of great ones will come up where you can register for free and start printing. This is one of the best-kept secrets for shoppers! Never pay full price. Always use coupons. Start Now!
Once I've got my Michaels Crafts coupons as well as the grocery and toiletry ones in my file box, I make a shopping list and I try to stick to the plan. I usually save a good 20-40% off my purchases with this method, and I deposit the money saved into a separate account.