Kohl’s is known for its discounts. It’s also the place where I end up trying to buy a dress shirt 20 minutes before a wedding in Syracuse when I realize I forgot to pack one. But what you may not know is just how seriously you can save at this retailer if you know the deal.
Here are 12 ways you can save a ton of money shopping at Kohl’s.
1. You can spend less to earn Kohl’s Cash.
Most people think you get $10 in Kohl’s cash for every $50 you spend, and the in-store signage says the same thing. But official store policy actually says you only have to spend within $2 of that $50 to score the Kohl’s cash. That means $48 is enough.
2. The loyalty program is awesome
Sign up for their Yes2You Rewards program and get 5% off of everything, all the time.
3. You can stack up to 4 coupons
That’s a lot of coupons. You can stack coupons in the following ways: One site wide coupon, plus two department specific coupons plus Kohl’s cash One site wide coupon plus three Kohl’s Cash But 4 is the upper limit.
4. Decode the price tags to know what kind of deal you’re getting.
Kohl’s employs a coding system on it’s price tags that you can easily figure out:
BB = Bonus Buy BGH = Buy One, Get One Half Off
PP= Product Placement: The sale price is fixed and not a percent discount
S = Sale (for one or two weeks) A small square in the corner = Lowest price of the season
5. You can use coupons AFTER a purchase
If you forget to use a coupon in-store you can simply take your unused coupons and purchase receipt to the service desk in the store. Acceptance of post-purchase coupons is usually decided on a store-by-store basis. Kohls.com is a little easier, you just have to email customer service and include the promo code with your order number, and presto, they’ll credit you.
6. Ship for free anywhere in the U.S.
If you use those in-store kiosks to order something, Kohls will ship your items anywhere in the U.S. for free. Bam!
7. You get a coupon for using the in-store Wi-Fi
Kohl’s wants you to use their Wi-Fi, so they’ll give you a coupon just for logging in. The amounts can vary, but hey, it’s free money. Woot!Photo by Charleston’s TheDigitel
8. If you tell them your e-mail address and your birthday, you’ll save even more
Sign up for the Kohl’s e-mail and they’ll give you 15% of your next purchase. Sweet! If you’re part of their rewards program, they’ll send you a bonus gift on your birthday every year. What’s not to love?
9. Kohl’s will pay you the difference if the price drops after you buy it
For up to two weeks after you buy something, Kohl’s will pay you the difference on something you already purchased if the item went on sale and the price dropped. Just bring in your receipt.
10. Know the best times to shop
Kohl’s rocks what they call “Power Hours” from 3 p.m Fridays to 1 p.m Saturdays where you can get 10% – 25% discounts.Photo by JeepersMedia
11. The Kohl’s app is a powerful tool
The Kohl’s app (for Apple or Android devices) is a power-shopper’s tool of choice. You can scan in both your Kohl’s Cash and any physical coupons you have, check to see what new coupons are available and check your Yes2You rewards balance.
12. Kohl’s coupons can be used on clearance items.
That’s right. Something on sale for 70% off? Add a coupon to that sucker and spend even less!