Benefit Extras & Discounts
Provided by Michaels
The 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. Call 1-800-283-5645 or visit the website.
Paid Parental Leave
As of February 5, 2023, 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 policy covers birthing mothers and all legal non-birthing parents, including dads and domestic partners as well. Learn more here.
Michaels has enhanced our STD program for exempt U.S. Team Members to provide for 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 not able to work due to an illness or medically required absence. Learn more here.
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, you must meet all criteria outlined in the policy and complete the necessary form within six months of the finalization of the adoption. For more information and complete eligibility requirements, contact Team Member Services.
Michaels offers tuition assistance to help you pay a portion of the cost for 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 assistance. To apply, you must meet all criteria outlined in the policy, complete the necessary form and obtain written approval from your Supervisor. For more information and complete eligibility requirements, contact Team Member Services. You may also log in to the Knowledge Zone, click Human Resources and then Tuition Assistance.
See the Savings & Discounts tab 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* 30% off regular- and sale-priced items at all Michaels stores and 65% off all custom framing. You will receive your discount card from your Supervisor — just present it when purchasing items to benefit from the savings! Be sure and use your Team Member Discount Card when planning your next craft activity.
*Immediate family members must live with the Team Member to qualify for the discount.
IdentityWorks Identity Protection
If you enroll in a BCBSTX medical plan, you can enroll in identity protection services for yourself and your family at no cost to you. IdentityWorks checks for signs that you might be at risk for identity theft with multiple levels of vital detection and support. They 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. Learn more here.
Discounts Offered by Michaels
Child Care Discounts
Michaels Team Members 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 go to careiseverywhere.com. Show your pay stub or company ID at your local center to get the discount.
Computer & Electronics Discounts
Dell – Team Members can save from 7-12% off laptops, PCs, TVs, electronics and more. For more information log on to dell.com/mpp/michaels and enter member ID: PS58829377
Lenovo – Team Members can save up to 50% off on PCs, tablets, accessories and options. Log in to PerkSpot to search for current Lenovo deals. Then use the password PERK$2022 to enter the Lenovo Employee Purchase Program. Free shipping on all orders and multiple payment methods.
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: desktops, tablets, and phones.
Start saving by signing up or logging in at https://michaels.perkspot.com. Access thousands of discounts in over 25 different categories, updated daily, and watch for 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.
Some of the greatest advantages of using a credit union are direct deposit, free ATMs at thousands of locations, affordable home and car loans, pet insurance, and online access to bill payment, open transfers and more.
The credit unions provide a number of financially smart options like reasonable interest rates for car loans, as well as tools and resources to help you manage your money wisely.
Learn more by calling Corporate America Family Credit Union at 1-800-359-1939 or going online to www.cafcu.org/michaels.
You can also choose Advancial Credit Union for your financial needs. Learn more by visiting www.advancial.org or calling 1-800-322-2709.
We have partnered with Active&Fit Direct and Global Fit to offer Fitness Center Discounts to all Team Members, which include:
- Low (or no) initiation fees, depending on the center
- Discounted monthly dues and add-ons like personal training, childcare, etc.
- Access to hundreds of locations across the U.S. and Canada
To find out more about membership discounts:
Active&Fit Direct – You have free access to 200 online workout videos before you even enroll. Monthly membership starts at $25/month, plus a $25 enrollment fee. Once enrolled, you can also enroll your spouse or domestic partner. Learn more.
Global Fit – Go to globalfit.com/michaels for a list of gyms you can visit, including LA Fitness, Anytime Fitness and more. Then join a gym by signing up online or calling 1-800-294-1500.
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 www.campgladiator.com for locations.
Hilton Family Hotels (Hilton Hotels, Doubletree Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inns, and Embassy Suites) – Michaels Team Members are eligible for the Blackstone corporate rate. Visit Hilton.com or call 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667). For Hilton, Conrad, Hilton Garden Inn, and Waldorf, use corporate account #N9884564. For Doubletree, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inns and Embassy Suites, use corporate account #560023331.
Best Western Hotels – Michaels Team Members can go online at bestwestern.com or call 1-800-WESTERN and use discount code #01526650. Discounts may vary by location.
Red Roof Inn – Michaels Team Members can go online at redroof.com or call 1-800–REDROOF and use discount code #606094. Discounts may vary by location.
Michaels Team Members are eligible for a 23% discount on qualifying monthly service from AT&T. Mention FAN: 41028 to receive the discount. To get more information and to shop online, go to att.com/wireless/MICHAELS.
Pet Insurance Discount
Michaels Team members are eligible for a 10% discount on pet insurance through the ASPCA. Go to aspcapetinsurance.com/michaels or call (877) 343-5314 to learn more.
Skechers Direct Discount
We are partnering with SKECHERS to offer you a 30% discount on slip resistant work shoes and corporate casuals. You can get your shoes two ways:
Online at http://www.skechers.com/direct/michaels. No promo code required — just shop and save with free shipping and free returns.
In-store at any SKECHERS retail store. Show your program flyer OR mention Retail Code: JB2 and show your Michaels ID to get exclusive pricing on selected styles. To find a store near you, visit https://www.skechers.com/direct/store-locator.
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 SKECHERS styles for men, women and kids— from SKECHERS Performance footwear to lifestyle casuals, fashion styles and more!
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 coloradotech.edu/ptnrs/michaelscompanies 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 www.phoenix.edu/michaels 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 udallas.edu/michaels.
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 texas.wgu.edu/michaels.