Which Popular Hobby Store Franchise Has the Best Buys?

With inflation rising, teachers, parents, and retired hobby seekers struggle to find affordable hobby supplies. Four popular hobby shop franchises exist within the U.S., which have their pros and cons by comparison.

However, only one hobby shop remains a reliable option for saving customers the most cash during hard times.

Hobby Lobby

Whether in-store or online at hobbylobby.com, Hobby Lobby offers a weekly ad consisting of all items currently on sale and their discount deals.

Hobby Lobby has also developed a mobile app. The app includes a store locator, customer gift card balance, and, of course, their weekly ad.


Joann offers the most deals, discounts, and savings options compared to the other three shops. On Joann.com, customers will find a good 20% off their first order, whether ordering online, in-store, or on the mobile app.

They also stream free hobby classes on their mobile app and accept competitors' coupons in any store if this is not enough. Upon becoming a member, customers will receive Joann Smile Rewards, which offers birthday rewards and available bonus discount days.

HobbyTown USA

HobbyTown USA has many downfalls. This franchise is only starting and cannot be found in every state in the U.S. With only 100 + stores in 35 states; therefore, they are not the most convenient option for all potential customers.

On top of that, this shop has proven to be the most expensive as far as price. It does have perks for in-store events and third-party promotional options, but deals are minimal.

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