Brace yourselves friends, today I’m about to share all my favorite Hobby Lobby shopping tips!
For the last three years, I’ve had the pleasure of heading across the border and having a fun little getaway at the happiest place on earth, aka Hobby Lobby (Sorry, Disney World, I could never choose between the two)!
Maybe you’ve never stepped foot in one (Canada is behind the times), but let me assure you that you’ll feel like you’re in an alternate universe because it is so amazing!
I had so much fun browsing through the store earlier this month and I decided it would be fun to share my tips with you from shopping there over the last few years.
Hobby Lobby Shopping Tips
- Sign up for their email list.
This might not make sense for those in Canada since we don’t have a physical store front, but you can always opt out after you’ve returned from the trip.
Signing up gives you insider info on sales and a heads up about items you might be interested in buying.
Like wreaths, which they have tons to choose from!
2. Measure any area at home where you’re wanting to buy a piece for.
Let’s say you have been wanting to buy a large sign for a specific part of your home (like in your entrance or above the sofa), measure the area so you know what will work.
There’s almost nothing more frustrating than when you see an amazing piece in a storefront that you know would be the perfect addition to your home, but you’re unsure if it will fit properly or be proportionate to the space.
You can even bring a fabric measuring tape roll with you (they’re more lightweight than the heavy duty rolls) so you’ll know if an item will work for you or not.
I’ve always wanted a specific sign above our bed in our master bedroom, so when I spotted these I was thrilled! But also so sad, because they were just a little too long for above our bed.
3. Print coupons!
This is one of my favorite Hobby Lobby shopping tips!
You can always use a “40 percent off” coupon for one item (one coupon per customer per day).
You can’t use it on discounted or sale items, but I like to use it for bigger pieces like signs (I have a little obsession with farmhouse signs).
4. Use a cart.
Whether you’re planning to buy things or not, trust me and just grab the cart.
The store is big and you don’t want to be in the back aisle and have to run back to grab a cart if you suddenly might need it.
I snagged up this adorable little towel ladder.
You can even stash some favorite items in there as you’re browsing the store, giving you time to think about it as you maneuver around.
5. Take advantage of in-store sales.
If you’re looking for something particular, keep an eye out so that when it goes on sale you can buy it for less. (This is another great reason to sign up for the email list so you are always in the know).
You can’t use the 40 percent off coupon on sale items, but it’s a win because then you get an item on sale and can still use the coupon for something else, if you choose to use it.
6. Check wedding and fabric aisles.
Maybe you’ll think there’s no need to check every aisle if you’re not looking for something in those areas, but these aisles actually have nice items that can be used for decorating and DIY projects as well.
Take, for example: ribbon.
This was in the fabric section but it could be used as garland around a Christmas tree, or to wrap gifts or for any type of DIY where you want to use ribbon.
The wedding aisle often has really beautiful greenery and florals on sale as well. Perfect for any time of year.
7. Circle the store twice.
If you’re like me, you’ll have circled it more than twice by the time you’re done. 🙂
Even if it’s not your thing, at least circle your favorite areas in case there’s something you missed or forgot about as you were exploring all the shelves filled with products.
I love their doormats, I bought one of them two years ago on a trip with my mom and sisters.
Doesn’t it create such a welcoming vibe? I love it!
8. Get your shopping done by Saturday.
When we went this time, we stayed Saturday until Sunday and I almost forgot that they’re closed on Sundays.
I was glad I was able to spend a large chunk of time shopping on Saturday because if I hadn’t, I would’ve missed out on the Hobby Lobby experience.
I don’t mind that businesses are closed Sundays, I admire that. But I just want to share that tidbit with you in case you weren’t aware. It’s good to be prepared when planning a trip, right?
Successful Shopping Tips:
- Sign up for the email list
- Measure and bring a measuring tape
- Print coupons
- Use a cart
- Check in-store sales
- Check miscellaneous ailes
- Circle the store twice
- Remember, closed on Sundays
I hope you found these tips helpful. I know I love planing ahead and having a trip go as smoothly as possible is always a win in my book!