Where to look for discounts from arts and craft suppliers
Now that the holidays season is over, you may be looking for sales on crafts supplies so you can finally purchase all of that fabric, paint and yarn you wanted. Regardless of the time of year, a few extra clicks can help uncover a coupon or sale item you never knew about. Below are a few tips and suggestions to get you started searching for bargains.
Coupon sites can be a great way to uncover discounts and find new shopping sites. Typing "Crafts" into Frugaa.com
, for example, uncovers 25 and 50 percent off coupons at Discount School Supply
. A school supplies site may not be the first destination that comes to mind for art supplies, but it has plenty for sale, and a coupon from Frugaa definitely makes it worth the trip.
Many manufacturers test out the effectiveness of their social media feeds by putting a sale only on Facebook or Twitter. Sometimes a low-key sale is a thank you to loyal fans, other times, a way to unload a small amount of stock. Either way, following your favorite brands on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram can turn up discounts and sales. Silhouette's Facebook
sale got plenty of reactions from the company's followers, including product suggestions.
Big Box Bargains
National chain stores like Michaels ad Jo-Ann Fabric
have coupons available almost every week, but the offers can vary from store to store. That means you have to be a little proactive and look up your store's discounts on Michaels
' coupons page.
Deep Discount Sites
While eBay and Etsy might be top choices to find bargain supplies, Overstock.com
also has a discount craft supplies with a notable amount of machines. If you're planning to make a big purchase, it can't hurt to check the prices.