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Additional Benefits for Full-Time Team Members
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Additional Benefits

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free and confidential resource available for you and your family — even if you’re not enrolled in a benefit plan through Michaels.

For more information, visit the links below or call 1-800-283-5645.

Paid Parental Leave (PPL)

All U.S. full-time exempt Team Members are eligible for Paid Parental Leave (PPL) to support families after the birth, adoption, surrogacy, or legal placement of a child.

The PPL policy covers birthing mothers and all legal non-birthing parents, including dads and domestic partners.

For more information, visit the link below.

Short-Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Michaels has enhanced our Short-Term Disability (STD) Insurance program for exempt U.S. Team Members to provide a 100% base pay replacement while on short-term disability. This improvement ensures that exempt Team Members do not experience a reduction in pay while they are unable to work due to an illness or medically-required absence.

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Adoption Assistance

Interested in adoption? You may be eligible for adoption assistance! Michaels will reimburse you up to $5,000 per adoption to help cover adoption fees, attorney fees, court costs, travel expenses, medical fees for the child, and temporary foster care.

To apply for adoption assistance, you must meet all criteria outlined in the Adoption Assistance Policy and complete the necessary form within six (6) months of the finalization of the adoption.

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Call Team Member Services at 1-855-432-MIKE (6453).

Tuition Assistance

Michaels offers tuition assistance to help you pay a portion of the cost of your college tuition, or language programs for professional and personal development. Most Team Members are eligible to receive up to $2,000 per year in tuition assistance.

To determine whether you meet the eligibility requirements, please refer to the criteria outlined in the Tuition Reimbursement Policy. To apply for tuition assistance, you must complete the necessary form and obtain written approval from your Supervisor.

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Call Team Member Services at 1-855-432-MIKE (6453) or log in to the Knowledge Zone, select “Human Resources”, and then select “Tuition Assistance”.

Refer to the “Savings & Discounts” section for information on tuition discounts available at several online universities.

Team Member Discount Card

The Michaels Team Member Discount Card offers you and your immediate family:*

  1. 30% off regular-priced and sale-priced items at all Michaels stores, and
  2. 65% off all custom framing.

You will receive your discount card from your Supervisor. Make sure to use your card when planning your next craft activity. Just present your card when purchasing items in order to benefit from the savings!

*Immediate family members must live with the Team Member to qualify for the discount.

IdentityWorks Identity Protection

If you enroll in a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) medical plan, you can enroll in no-cost identity protection services for you and your family through IdentityWorks.

IdentityWorks checks for signs that you might be at risk for identity theft, with multiple levels of vital detection and support. They also offer daily credit monitoring and alerts, a U.S.-based Fraud Resolution Team, identity theft insurance, your Experian credit report, and safeguards for your minor children. The program closely monitors your personal information and alerts you to new activity in your name. In the case of a breach, IdentityWorks can help you recover.


Apollo Discounts

Apollo offers Michaels Team Members access to discounts at 250+ companies, including a shopping marketplace and the vendors below.*

Home & Entertainment: ADT, Shutterfly, Staples, and Invited.

Technology: AT&T and Verizon.

Travel: The Venetian, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Diamond Resorts, and Hertz.

Corporate Shopping: 250+ of the world’s leading brands.

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*Some discounts may not be available in all locations.

Child Care

Michaels Team Members can save 10% at KinderCare Learning Centers and Champions After-School and Summer Program locations throughout the U.S.

For more information, call 1-877-914-7683 or visit Care is Everywhere. To receive this discount, present your pay stub or company ID at your local center.

Computers & Electronics


Team Members can save from 7-12% off laptops, PCs, TVs, electronics and more. For more information log in to the Member Purchase Program (Member ID: PS58829377).


Team Members can save up to 50% off PCs, tablets, accessories, and more. You will receive free shipping on all orders, and multiple payment methods are available.

To browse current deals, log in to PerkSpot. To enter the Lenovo Employee Purchase Program, use the password PERK$2022.


PerkSpot is a one-stop online shop with exclusive discounts that help you save money with many of your favorite national and local merchants! It’s completely free and optimized for use on any device through the PerkSpot app and using the PerkSpot Chrome extension.

Access thousands of discounts in more than 25 different categories, updated daily, and receive new featured discounts in PerkSpot’s weekly email.

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Michaels offers all U.S. Team Members the opportunity to join one of two partnered credit unions.

Advantages of using a credit union include direct deposit, free ATMs at thousands of locations, affordable home and car loans, pet insurance, and online access to bill payment, and open transfers. Credit unions provide financially-smart options like reasonable interest rates for car loans, plus tools and resources to help you manage your money wisely.

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Corporate America Family Credit Union (CAFCU): Call 1-800-359-1939 or visit

Advancial Credit Union: Call 1-800-322-2709 or visit


Michaels partners with Active&Fit Direct and Global Fit to offer fitness center discounts to all Team Members, which include:

  1. low (or no) initiation fees, depending on the center,
  2. discounted monthly dues and add-ons, like personal training, childcare, etc., and
  3. access to hundreds of locations across the U.S. and Canada.

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Active&Fit Direct – You have free access to 200 online workout videos before you even enroll. Monthly membership starts at $25 per month, plus a $25 enrollment fee. Once enrolled, you can also enroll your spouse or domestic partner. To get started, visit Active&Fit Direct.

Global Fit – Visit for a list of gyms that you can visit, including LA Fitness, Anytime Fitness, and more. Then, join a gym by signing up online or calling 1-800-294-1500.

Camp Gladiator – Team Members can save 5% on a monthly Camp Gladiator boot camp membership with unlimited access to all locations. Tell the instructor you are a Michaels Team Member when you sign up onsite at the boot camp. Visit for locations.


Hilton Family Hotels

Michaels Team Members are eligible for the Blackstone corporate rate at Hilton Hotels, Doubletree Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn, and Embassy Suites. Visit or call 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) and use the corporate account number. For Hilton, Conrad, Hilton Garden Inn, and Waldorf, use corporate account #N9884564. For Doubletree, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn, and Embassy Suites, use corporate account #560023331.

Best Western Hotels

Michaels Team Members can go online at or call 1-800-WESTERN and use discount code #01526650. Discounts may vary by location.

Red Roof Inn

Michaels Team Members can visit or call 1-800–REDROOF and use discount code #606094. Discounts may vary by location.

Phone Services


Michaels Team Members are eligible for a 23% discount on qualifying monthly services from AT&T. Mention FAN: 41028 to receive the discount. For more information and to shop online, visit the link below.

Pet Insurance


Michaels Team members are eligible for a 10% discount on pet insurance through the ASPCA. To learn more and sign up, visit the link below or call (877) 343-5314.


Michaels partners with SKECHERS to offer Team Members a 30% discount on slip-resistant work shoes and corporate casuals.

Shop for Shoes

You can get your SKECHERS shoes two ways:

Shop online using the link below. No promo code is required: just shop and save with free shipping and free returns.

Shop at a SKECHERS retail store. Show your program flyer or mention Retail Code: JB2 and show your Michaels ID to get exclusive pricing on selected styles. Use the Store Locator to find a SKECHERS store near you.

Friends & Family Events

During Quarterly Friends & Family Events, you can use your 30% discount on everything from SKECHERS, and buy shoes for your family and friends. Watch for exclusive discounts throughout the year on more than 3,000 styles for men, women, and kids, from performance footwear to lifestyle casuals, fashion styles and more!

College Tuition

Colorado Technical University – You and your immediate family members are eligible to receive a 15% tuition discount at Colorado Technical University. CTU offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. For more information, go to or call 1-866-897-1560.

University of Phoenix – You are eligible for a 15% discount for on-campus or online classes. Tuition is waived for every 6th course for Team Members that enroll in a degree, certificate, or single credit bearing course, and complete 5 courses. The $99 fee for a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is also waived. The PLA can help you save money and graduate faster by having on-the-job training, workplace certifications, military service and experiences evaluated for college credit. Go to or call 1-866-354-1800 for more information.

University of Dallas — Master’s Program – The University of Dallas offers Team Members a special tuition rate of $1,000 per credit hour (about a 20% scholarship) for the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business. The college is accredited by the AACSB and offers several graduate business degrees and certificates online or at the Irving, TX campus. For more information about the program’s opportunities click here or visit

WGU – WGU offers Team Members in all U.S. states a 5% tuition discount for up to four terms, as well as the ability to apply for the Institutional Partners Fund Scholarship, valued at up to $2,000. Current students can also receive the discount on next and subsequent terms. WGU offers online accredited degree programs in business, information technology, teacher education and health professions (including nursing). For more information about furthering your education with this discount, visit

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