In the past I have used apps on my Smartphone such as the Michael's, Jo Ann's, and GeoQPons to help me save $ on one item that I'm purchasing. I usually buy only a few items at a time and in the end don't save all that I could. Enter my new friend: competitor coupons. =)
I saw this post on Pinterest a while back. Seemed simple enough. Well things have changes with Michaels since I first saw it and as a Michael's addict I'm slightly perturbed but you know what.....if they don't want my business I will take it elsewhere.
Enter JoAnn's. We have a Superstore near where I work so it has a very good selection of most items I would need to purchase. So today I went into JoAnn's with the following list:
Fall Ribbon - Got two spools
Fall Scrapbook Paper - got a stack so I would have extra to share
Twine - got two small wraps
Cupcake Box - only came in packs of 3 but I have more now for this project again
Coloring Book for T - Not on the list but it was $1.
Total for this before coupons was $47.00!!! Insane.
Enter My Coupons - before leaving my house I went through all the local papers and cut out the printed coupons from flyers for Michaels, JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby. Then I went on all three websites and printed all the coupons I could online as well. Finally I checked my JoAnn's App on my SmartPhone for coupons there. Here is what I ended up saving.
50% off one item (Michaels printed flyer coupon)
40% off one item (JoAnn's printed flyer coupon)
40% off one item (Hobby Lobby Internet coupon)
50% off one item (JoAnn's SmartPhone app coupon)
40% off one item (JoAnn's SmartPhone app coupon)
25% off your entire purchase (JoAnn's Internet coupon)
AND I got to USE THEM ALL in ONE Transaction! Key at JoAnn's is as long as they have a unique barcode you can use them.
I saved a total of $20 making my total $27 which is a 43% savings on my entire purchase.
So this self-confessed Michael's addict may just have become a JoAnn's Girl!