Hobby Lobby Is Getting Rid of Their 40% off Coupon and I’m Not Happy About It

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Well, looks like I may just stick to Michael’s as my ultimate craft store!

I just heard that Hobby Lobby Is Getting Rid of Their 40% off Coupon and I’m Not Happy About It!

Look, I love Hobby Lobby but only because they have always had unique things I couldn’t find anywhere else oh and because they let me use a 40% off coupon.

Here’s the thing – I am a huge couponer and money saver. In fact, that’s where I started my career 10 years ago – a coupon blog.


So, when I find out a store is no longer accepting coupons, it sort of makes me salty because who doesn’t want to save money on cute stuff? NOBODY!

Yes, Hobby Lobby has amazing and unique things but unless it’s on sale or could have a coupon used on it – it’s expensive.


There is a thread going around on Reddit right now that has Hobby Lobby employees commenting on it.

Apparently, employees were given a memo about it a few days ago.

So, when will the coupons stop?

According to a reply directly from the Hobby Lobby Facebook Page (this is an actual screenshot I took), it will be February 28, 2020.

According to employees, they were that if a customer asks why they no longer offer a coupon, they are to respond:

“We are giving you so many great deals on thousands of items throughout the entire store.”


While I am not happy they are getting rid of the coupon, I truly hope they reevaluate as customers express their concerns.


I also hope they entirely adjust their pricing because I can’t imagine having to pay 40% more for something especially right now.

Guess all the more reason to save some money and not shop at all! Ha 😉


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  1. Hello, I wanted some crafting items from Hobby Lobby last week. I got some promo codes and when I was applying on the checkout so they didn’t worked. I really disappointed at that time but my friend suggested to me their alternative store to get similar crafting items and luckily I got 65% off discount code from ClothingRIC 🙂 Now I excited to receive my order 😉

  2. I have bad news for Michael’s shoppers – They no longer have “normal” coupons. For several months now it’s been just a “20%” off *regular* priced items.” :((( Seems Hobby Lobby is following that example.

  3. I can see the arguments on both sides, but I’m taking the easy way out… without the coupon I will visit the store far less. I am a full time artist and crafter and that coupon was my “backup.” If the item I wanted wasn’t on sale that week, I would get it with the coupon, because when I’m working, I want what I need NOW – not when it might go on sale in a week or two. So if I have to go to Michael’s and get 20% off, that’s what I will do.

    Plus, there’s the “emotional” effect. In this case, the customer feels like they are losing something and that causes resentment. I don’t want to be “re-educated” about a corporation’s business policies. And I don’t believe for a minute that their overall store prices will go down. That coupon made me feel like I had a fighting chance to control the price of one small item. That doesn’t have to actually be true – it’s just the feeling I personally had. And if you want to yank that rug out from under me – then I chalk you up to just another corporation who is bilking the customer any way they can. We can’t see it, but we know you are doing it.

    Think about it – Floral is 50% off every other week. I only buy floral at those times. Probably most customers do. So if the store is making money on those weeks, why isn’t floral that price all the time? If there’s room for a 50% variation in price, then what should the real price be? What kind of stupid game is this anyway? I don’t like corporations. I don’t like pricing games. And now I don’t like Hobby Lobby. Do you know how many times I went in to buy one item with my 40% off coupon and came out of there with a dozen MORE items that I didn’t intend to buy that day? That coupon got me in the store and then I reasoned why not get this or that as well and save myself another trip? So kiss that scenario goodbye, Hobby Lobby.

    I won’t say I won’t shop there any more because I might. But I’ll sure go somewhere else first because now they’ve made me mad and I won’t be forgetting that for a long while. And if I look around and find a company who treats its customers with respect and good prices – I will be loyal to them. I go out of my way to be loyal to companies that treat me right. And Hobby Lobby just came off that list.

    1. @Starr, Ditto, some subcategories are never put on sale yet the mark up is ridiculous! I needed an artist item which of course was not on sale, it was more than double the average Amazon price. So it’ll be delivered soon. Not only did they lose that sale, but I’ll be there much less now so they’ll lose out on regular impulse buying. But hey, maybe someone else without internet will eventually come along and buy what I was looking at…. Good luck HL.

  4. Went to Hobby Lobby to purchase cake boards and cake boxes, which most of the time their bakery items aren’t on sale. Yep, no bakery items were on sale and without a coupon I did not make the purchase. I knew if I had that 40% coupon I would buy them. First time I walked out of Hobby Lobby without having their blue and orange bag in my hand. So much for “most items” will be at a lower price point.

  5. Ugghhh!!! Just now found out hobby lobby will not except the 40% off coupon anymore!! I was ticked off!???
    Usually the items I buy at hobby lobby or never on sale! I buy the fur to redo my chairs that I sell with my vanity’s or desk. At $17 a yard the 40% coupon helped me out quite a bit!! This is so disappointing especially now with the economy we are living in right now everyone is pinching pennies! Very disappointed in hobby lobby!
    Looks like I will be shopping at Jo Ann’s and Michael’s from now on!

  6. Personally, I don’t see the big deal. Probably 80-90% of the time when I go into HL, the item(s) that I am purchasing are already discounted and I can’t use my coupon anyway. They way the predictably rotate their sales, you can map out which departments/categories/types of merchandise is going to be on sale in a particular week. When they put out their spring items, starting at my local HL the week before Christmas, they were immediately “40% off. It seems that they do that with every season or holiday or major event (graduation, football etc), so you rarely, if ever need that 40%coupon. The one holiday that it may come in handy for is Christmas. But they are putting Fall & Christmas before my grandson’s birthday, which is May 31st! I don’t see HL as a full on craft store anyway, that is more of what Michaels is. I see HL as more home decor & crafts. So, if you are truly so upset over what I consider a most of the time “useless coupon”, you don’t need Hobby Lobby. Just my thoughts.

    1. @Terri, I have bad news for you about Michael’s coupons. 🙁 They stopped their “normal” coupons several months ago. Now they only have only have a “20% off regular price items.”

    2. Whoops, this was supposed to be a comment, not a reply. Sorry.