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Why Would You Ever Want to Pay For Knitting and Crochet Patterns or Lessons When You Can Get All That for Free?
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Oct 11, 2012 08:48:42   #
jonibee (a regular here)
Do you know that AARP members can get a 15% discount on Tuesdays at Michaels?
Oct 11, 2012 08:51:33   #
NOPE! But I do now, :) Thank you, I will send in my AARP membership form today! Thanks
Oct 11, 2012 08:53:22   #
I don't know about that but you can get 40% off coupons online. Type in michaels coupons and their weekly ad comes up. Just print and shop.
Oct 11, 2012 08:54:33   #
Did you also know that teacher's get 15% off when they show teacher's id card
Oct 11, 2012 08:54:54   #
Neeterbug (a regular here)
Thanks for the info. I've been an AARP member for many years and never knew this.
Oct 11, 2012 08:56:31   #
Can you use the coupon in addition to the aarp, do you think? I would think so. Neeterbug, I'm sure that is something they hold close to their vest.
Oct 11, 2012 09:02:27   #
cindye6556 (a regular here)
I know in Michaels it doesn't matter how many regular price items you have, they only allow one coupon, where Joanns allows multiple coupons per sale. So, that being said I think you would either use coupon or AARP discount. I had a cashier at Michaels tell me if I wanted to use more than one coupon per day, I could go out and come back in and buy the extra items. Really, 2 cashiers working and 20 people waiting to check out, who has time for that?
Oct 11, 2012 09:06:50   #
I use my teacher's discount as well as a Michael's coupon at the same time.
Oct 11, 2012 10:09:39   #
jonibee (a regular here)
That's very good but how many times have you gone to someplace and forgot to take the coupons with you so this would be a good backup as you usually have the AARP card with the other cards in your wallet ..something is better than nothing.
Oct 11, 2012 10:50:38   #
I have the Michael's app on my phone and get the coupons weekly the cashier just scans my coupons on my phone.
Oct 11, 2012 21:20:32   #
Usually if you look around on the floor at Michael's while shopping you can find one someone has dropped. I have found many that way.
Oct 11, 2012 21:21:51   #
cindye6556 (a regular here)
But doesn't do you any good if they only allow you to use one coupon per visit.
Oct 11, 2012 22:33:42   #
Here usually the cashier will let you ring up your items separately to use more than one coupon.
Oct 12, 2012 05:47:56   #
I will live without it. thanks" we used to be members and when my husband went into the hospital after all the years of paying them for insurance they denied him because he was military. if that was their policy why were they taking our money for all those years? have learned my lesson the hard way .
taznwinston wrote:
NOPE! But I do now, :) Thank you, I will send in my AARP membership form today! Thanks
Oct 12, 2012 06:42:51   #
MamaBonz 55
jonibee wrote:
Do you know that AARP members can get a 15% discount on Tuesdays at Michaels?

Wow. Thanks for letting us know. I won't be shopping at Michael's ever again.
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