Are the Crafting Coupons Changing Your Shopping Behaviour?

Mikey, Crochet Crowd

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Daniel and I have been debating today whether most of the crafting based stores have actually changed our shopping habits with the introduction of coupons. I think we are both in agreement that I think crafters themselves have changed what they buy based on coupons. They may have a strategy for the purchases.

I know myself, I spend more online today than ever. It’s due to where I live as the closest major city is 2 hours away, discounted shipping/free shipping is a huge win for me. It’s the savings of hours of driving and use of gas money.

So we want to hear from you.

Leave me your comments below as I am really interested if people think they have changed and what they think has caused it. I know I have changed myself. What’s your thoughts?




About Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Mikey, owner of The Crochet Crowd Blog. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet. I am from Ontario Canada and teach how to crochet online through YouTube Video Tutorials. From a simple idea and being at the right place and time in my life back in 2008, the concept of The Crochet Crowd was developed. I'm here to hook and share. Come follow my crochet journey and share yours with comments here and you are most welcome to share your creativity within our Facebook page.
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72 Responses to Are the Crafting Coupons Changing Your Shopping Behaviour?

  1. I’m in the majority as well. Free shipping and ship-to-store are my best friends. When Joann’s has a sale on my favorite yarns and includes free shipping I stock up and usually add a couple of more expensive yarns as a “treat” to try. Love that free shipping!

  2. Audrey Cook says:

    If something is for sale at a really good price, I usually over-buy. I have a stash, which is good for many reasons… I don’t have to scramble to get to a store when I have a project in mind, and I have not paid full price for any of my yarn.

    Free shipping is always a bonus for me, and it allows me to spend even more in yarn!

  3. Monika H. says:

    I buy yarn that I like whether I have project planned or not. If the yarn is on sale or there is a coupon it is an added bonus. I also buy yarn online if I find some on amazon or eBay as well as directly from yarn companies like Red Heart.

  4. I always look to see if I can find a coupon that way I can afford to buy more.

  5. Joan K. Davis says:

    I also live away from the mainstream, and I love shopping yarn online…even when I do get into town, I find the selection of color, variety and type of yarn is much greater online and the price (when you consider gas and time) is usually less than the big box store.

  6. Patti says:

    I’m like you, I love free shipping! I also shop mostly on line because I can’t get to the stores.

  7. Trisha says:

    Anybody from down under here? I’ve recently moved to Australia and while there is a lot more variety to pick from, I find the prices on the higher side, so I wait for special offers from the Lincraft store in Sydney and stock up. I’d love to hear from you about where you pick up your yarn from.

    • Ellie says:

      Trisha, I’m in Melbourne and I agree with you the prices are pretty high. I usually wait for sales from Spotlight, or order from Deramores, shipping is $7 pretty decent, or from american red heart and caron sites. Also there is bendigo woolen mills for cotton, its $13 for 200grams and it’s really good quality cotton. they have 4ply and 8ply. they are located in bendigo so a fair drive for me, but they have a site where their cotton can be purchased. I can’t afford to buy from small yarn shops because the prices are WAY too high for bigger projects, it just doesn’t work out well for me.

  8. Carolyn Atto says:

    Where does one find coupons for yarn?

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