Using Kohl’s coupons is one of the easiest ways to save money when you shop. But, that is just one idea. I’ve got a list of incredibly smart Kohl’s saving hacks and tips you can use to save money every single time you shop!
There are a lot of ideas and ways you can save money when you shop. But, rather than you have to look for them all, I’ve got them here. More than 25 ways you can save money at Kohl’s!!
Kohl’s is a popular shopping destination for clothes and household items. And, on Black Friday, the deals are some of the best you’ll find anywhere! You may know some of these savings tips, but others may be new to you!
HOW TO SAVE MONEY AT KOHL’S
1. Shop with free Kohl’s gift cards
A simple way you can save money on every Kohl’s purchase is to get FREE gift cards! Sign up for Swagbucks and use that platform to do all of your online searches. Save them up, and you’ll quickly have $100 or more to use to shop at Christmas!
2. Best time to shop — 3 pm Friday to 1 pm Saturday
Believe it or not, there is a time to shop at Kohl’s, and it is when you can get the doorbusters. When they have these discounts, they are usually available on Friday afternoon through Saturday. If you shop during this window, you will often find some of the best prices. Rather than miss a deal, shop at this time and you will find not only the regular weekly markdowns but also some of those time-sensitive offers as well.
3. Combine receipts to reach Kohl’s cash limits
If there is an offer to spend $50 and get $10 in Kohl’s Cash, and you spend $42, you know you will not qualify. However, if during the same promotional period, you visit Kohl’s again and spend at least $8, you can COMBINE your receipts to get your Kohl’s cash!
Yes! It is true! You do not have to spend $50 in a single transaction but can combine multiple shopping trips to reach the limit. The only thing to remember is that it has to be in the same promotional period.
For instance, if the cash offer is running from July 3 – July 10, anything you buy during that time can be combined to reach your limit. However, if you shop again on July 14th, that would be a new Kohl’s Cash period, and your receipt can’t be combined with those during the prior shopping period.
Just ask your cashier, and they can do it for you right at the register! Now, aren’t you annoyed at all of the free Kohl’s Cash you may have been missing out on?
4. You can shop online and pick it up in the store
Kohl’s offers free shipping when you spend $75 ($50 during the holidays) or if you have a Kohl’s Charge and one of the codes they have available each month. However, you can avoid worrying about shipping at all by shopping online and picking the item up at your local store.
Just place your order online and opt to pick it up at your local store instead. That way, you get the maximum discount PLUS avoid shipping charges. You also get it that same day!
5. Shop with discounted gift cards
One of the simplest ways to save money on every purchase is to buy discounted Kohl’s gift cards! Then, use them for every purchase you make. You can save as much as 15% of the value of the card. For example, a $25 card may sell for $22.50, which is money in your pocket.
6. Understand the digital price tags
Those digital price tags you find in the store tell you more than just the price of a product. They have codes that tell you more about the price, including if it is even on sale or not! The code is in the upper corner of the tag. Here are what each of them means:
- GV: Limited time sales, such as Night Owl and Early Bird
- BB: Bonus Buy
- S: Sale Price
- NM: Item will drop in price again
- PP: Product placement (it is not on sale, this is the regular price)
- BGH: Buy one get one 50% off
7. Pay off your Kohl’s charge immediately at the register
Sometimes, the discount offers are made available only to Kohl’s credit card holders. You can use your card and then turn around and pay it off right away. You will never have to worry about forgetting to make the payment, risking interest payments and will still get all of the Kohl’s card perks!
Learn more about applying for a Kohl’s credit card.
8. Kohl’s Cash threshold is reached at $48
You don’t have to spend $50 or more to qualify for your Kohl’s cash. Just hit $48, and you will be on your way to adding up your cash! Don’t forget that your Kohl’s cash is determined after all discounts but before any applicable sales tax.
9. Take advantage of Kohl’s Price Matching Policy
One Kohl’s hack many people do not realize is that they price match!! Kohl’s will price match its competitors, and you can still use up to a 15% off coupon when matching. Here is what you need to know about this service:
- Must have the competitor’s ad from a physical store.
- Will not match online pricing (such as Amazon).
- They will not price match to its own Kohls.com prices.
- Will not match clearance or Buy One offers.
- You can use coupons and Kohl’s cash when price matching; however, the coupon is limited to 15% off and is applied
10. Get a refund if you find your item on sale after you buy
Don’t you hate it when you buy something to see it go on sale a few days later? If this happens to you at Kohl’s, you can get a refund back on the difference. Here are the requirements for your item to qualify:
- You bought the item on sale or at regular price.
- Within two weeks (14 days) of the purchase date, the price of the item was further reduced from the final price you paid.
- You have the original, dated sales receipt.
- The item is not a Clearance markdown.
- It is not a Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise.
- The item was not purchased as a Buy One, Get One (BOGO).
- It is not a current Buy One, Get One (BOGO).
If you used a coupon or code on your purchase, then that offer must still be valid to have it applied to the new price. For example, if you bought something for $50 and used a 15% off coupon, you would have paid $42.50. If that same item is on sale for $47 4 days later AND the 15% off coupon has not yet expired, you would get a refund of $2.55. That is the difference between your purchase price of $42.50 and the new final price of $39.95.
11. Clearance runs 60, 70, 80 and then 90% off
Just watch the tags as they will start clearance at 60% off and will continue to reduce the price until it is marked down 90% off. (And don’t forget to use coupons and Kohl’s Cash to make your deal even sweeter)!
12. Be careful of returns when you have earned Kohl’s Cash
Kohl’s Cash is great, but it is important that you understand the return policy. Your Kohl’s Cash or return value is adjusted depending upon how you earned the cash and if it has been redeemed.
KOHL’S CASH EARNED BY NOT YET REDEEMED
If you return an item on which you earned Kohl’s cash, the value of the cash may be reduced. For example, let’s say you spent $125 and earned $20 in Kohl’s cash. If you return a $30 item, you’ve now spent only $95, so your Kohl’s Cash value will be reduced to $10. However, if you return a $20 item, you’ll still have spent $105, so the value of the Kohl’s Cash will not be affected.
KOHL’S CASH REDEEMED
It gets a bit trickier if you have spent your Kohl’s cash, but later need to return an item on which you earned it. For the sake of these examples, let’s assume you spend $125 and earned $20 in Kohl’s cash.
a) You return a $30 item from your original $125 purchase. Since you already redeemed the $20 in Kohl’s cash, you will only receive $10 back on your purchase.
b) You return a $20 item from your original $125 purchase. Since the total purchase qualifies for the full value of the Kohl’s cash redeemed, you will get the full $20 back.
c) You return $80 worth of items from the original $125 purchase. There is no refund amount available, so you will be issued a Kohl’s in-store gift voucher for $60 ($80 less the $20 in Kohl’s cash already spent). You will need to use that to purchase other items in the store.
13. You can return without a receipt
If you shop using your Kohl’s card, returns are the simplest. All transactions are stored on your card and make the return without any problems. They often do not even require you to get store credit – they can put it right back on your card for you.
You can also make returns without a receipt if you shop using any other credit card. They will scan your card and can find the transaction. The only caveat is that your purchase must have been made within the past twelve months.
Cash shoppers, however, may not be as fortunate. The reason is that if you can’t produce a receipt, they will offer you the lowest price for that item over the past 13 weeks + they assume you had at least a 15% discount. So, if you paid $8 and it happened to drop to just $5 6 weeks later, you will only get $5 back. If you pay with cash, make sure you keep your receipts.
14. Kohl’s coupons are great – but there are exclusions
Make sure you read the coupons carefully as many times there are exclusions to using them on items such as Fitbit, Nike, Keurig K-Cups and more. Most people think they can use them on anything, but they can not.
What you CAN do is use your Kohl’s cash toward the purchase of any items. Nothing is excluded from that redemption.
15. Convert any online code into a Kohl’s in-store coupon with the Kohl’s app
If you have the Kohl’s app on your phone, you can create an in-store coupon! First, download the app. Then, visit our Kohl’s coupon codes page to find the best codes (including the coveted 30% off coupon, when available).
Click on the menu button and open My Wallet. You can add coupons and offers right here. Just type in the code for the online offer, and it will turn into a scannable coupon that you can use in the store. Smart!!
16. 55 or Older? Save 15% on Wednesday
Wednesday is Senior day at all locations. You will automatically get that applied to your purchase at checkout – and you can still use other codes and Kohl’s Cash to increase the savings!!!
17. Kohl’s Cash is always applied first when redeemed
If you are redeeming your Kohl’s Cash and also happen to have an additional coupon to use, the Kohl’s Cash is applied first and then any other discounts after that. Here is the discount order:
Department coupons ($10/$50 juniors purchase)
Dollar off coupons ($10/$25 purchase)
Percentage off coupon (20% off)
18. Look for the dot
Kohl’s has digital price tags on many items. If you look in the upper corner, you may see a dot. If this is the case, it means that is the lowest price that item will be, until it goes on clearance.
19. Earn a $5 coupon for every $100 you spend with Kohls Yes2You Rewards
Make sure you are signed up for Yes2You Rewards, so you can get paid to shop! When you spend $100 or more, you will get a $5 reward. That means every time you shop; you are earning 5% on your purchase!
They also send out great birthday offers and more to members – so it pays to get signed up (and best of all – it is FREE to join)! Just watch your inbox for your Yes2You Rewards codes.
20. Use the registry for instant savings
If you are getting married or having a baby, you will want to complete a registry. You will get 10% off for doing just that. Best of all, when someone buys at least one item on your list, you will get a coupon to save 15% off a future purchase!
21. Know what to buy and what to avoid
I typically find the best discounts for my family on kitchen, bath and apparel items. That is because in most cases, you can still use an additional coupon for more significant savings. I find that items like electronics, Fitbit and Nike apparel and the like are not good buys – because you can’t use a coupon (however, they will apply towards your purchase to reach Kohl’s Cash – and you can redeem Kohl’s cash on any of them).
Just don’t fall for the coupon hype. Do the research and find out what the same item sells for at another store before you jump in and get it there. It may not be the best deal available.
22. Sign up for emails and text alerts and save 15%!
Need a coupon? You can get one by signing up for emails and text alerts. Sign up for emails HERE. Then, text SAVE07 to 56457 to receive an offer for 15% off on your phone.
23. Use the kiosk
If the item you need is not in stock, you can use the kiosk and get the item shipped to your home for free! You can still use coupons and Kohl’s cash, just like you would if you shop in the store.
24. Use Kohl’s stackable coupons
A little known secret is that shoppers can combine a percentage off coupon with a value off coupon for even bigger savings. You can also use your Kohl’s Cash and Yes2You rewards at the same time you redeem your coupon. These are referred to as Kohl’s stackable coupon codes.
You can stack a 30% off coupon with a $10/$50 coupon, as well as your Kohl’s cash and Yes2You Reward for big savings! When you shop online, you are limited to using four total codes on a single purchase.
25. Save more with a Kohl’s Credit card
Credit cards are not always an option for everyone, but if you can, I would get the Kohl’s charge. Cardholders receive an offer to save 30% off every month – resulting in 12 offers a year! Also, there are free shipping offers every month that available only for cardholders.
And — new cardholders get a special discount for a one-time savings offer of 35% off your purchase! As mentioned above, you can pay your balance off at the register, so you never have to wait for a bill!
26. No limit on returns
Believe it or not, Kohl’s has no limits on when you can return items. You will need a receipt or your credit card used to make the purchase, and they’ll do the return at any time.
The only exception is on electronics, which is limited to 30 days after purchase.
Kohl’s is a great place to shop, and when you know these easy ways to save money, you’ll never pay more than you need to!