Kohl’s money saving hacks? Yep!! Kohl’s is my go to store. These are easy ways to save money at Kohl’s.
I remember when they were building the Kohl’s near our house. My husband and I always joked that the sign that said “Coming Soon – Kohl’s” should have read “Coming Soon – Tracie’s Kohl’s”. I seriously think I own one corner of that store – if not more!
The reason I shop there is I find the best deals. I can’t even remember EVER paying full price for anything there. In fact, I usually save 50% off of my purchases – or more! Over the course of my Kohl’s love affair, I’ve figured out many great money saving tips for shopping at Kohl’s. You may know some of them – but others may come as a surprise to you!
KOHL’S MONEY SAVING HACKS
1. Best time to shop — 3 pm Friday to 1 pm Saturday
This is the time frame when Kohl’s usually offers it’s door busters. That means, they are some of the best prices you will find at that time. Rather than miss a deal, just visit at this time and you will find not only the regular weekly mark downs, but also some of those time sensitive offers as well.
2. Combine receipts to reach Kohl’s cash limits
This is one of my personal favorite money saving tips and one that a LOT of you may not know about. If there is an offer for 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 actually 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 actually 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 combine to reach your limit. However, if you shop again on July 14th, that would be a new Kohl’s Cash period and your receipt could not 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?
3. You can shop online and pick it up in the store
This is a great way to get some of the best discounts — without worrying about shipping charges. Many times, the coupon codes are only available for online purchases. We don’t always have an in-store coupon that can be used. No problem!
Just place your order online and just 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!
4. Pay off your Kohl’s charge immediately at the register
If you are like me and really do NOT like to use credit cards, this may work for you. There are times when I get an offer to redeem a coupon, but I must use a Kohl’s charge to use the code or discount. What I do is just use my card and then turn around as soon as I am done and pay off the balance with my cash. I can do it right at the register. No balances and best of all – NEVER any interest. That allows me to get all of the Kohl’s Card perks with none of the headaches.
5. Kohl’s Cash threshold can be 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 prior to any applicable sales tax.
6. Kohl’s will price match
This is one of those my favorite Kohl’s savings hacks and one that many people do not know about! Kohl’s will match it’s 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 physical store.
- Will not match online pricing (such as Amazon).
- They will not price match to it’s 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
7. Get a refund if you find your item on sale after you buy
This is the one that always gets me. I buy something and turn around and a week later it is on sale! UGH! This is the great thing about Kohl’s – you can actually get a refund back on the difference!
- 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 in order 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 of your purchase price of $42.50 and the new final price of $39.95.
8. 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/or Kohl’s Cash to make your deal even sweeter)!
9. Be careful of returns when you have earned Kohl’s Cash
If you receive Kohl’s cash on a purchase and then later, decide to return that item, or even any other items purchased in the transaction, your return will be adjusted accordingly. The reason is that people were cheating the system and buying lots of items, using the Kohl’s Cash and then returning them — which was totally a loss for the company.
So, if you spend $100 and earn $20 in Kohl’s cash and then return the $20 sweater in your bag, you may get nothing back. In that case, it may be better to keep and donate or give it to someone else.
10. 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.
If you happen to shop with any other credit card, they can do the same thing — for a period of up to 12 months from your purchase. They can scan your card and find the transaction that is attached to it and do the return.
If you do happen to shop using cash and need to make a return without a receipt, be prepared that you may not get the full purchase price you paid. 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.
11. 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 KCups 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.
12. You can find Kohl’s coupon codes and rebates in one place
So many times there are rebates offered on appliances, but how do you know which items qualify? Simple! You just visit THIS page on Kohl’s.com and find all of the rebates. You will be able to access the forms and get all of the details you need to know about before you shop.
They keep a list of the current codes and promotions running at anytime on their Coupons and Offers page! You’ll have access to all of the promotions and codes you may need when shopping!
13. Convert any on-line code into an in-store coupon
You will first need to download the Kohl’s app to your phone. 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.
14. 55 or Older? Save 15% on Wednesday
That 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!!!
15. 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 will be applied to your purchase first and then any additional discounts applied to your remaining balance. Here is a quick example:
Purchase Total: $87.24
Kohl’s Cash Redeemed: $50
Net total: $37.24
15% off coupon applied: -5.59
Final purchase total: $31.65 (plus local sales tax)
16. Returns can be done anytime
This is a great feature when it comes to shopping at Kohl’s. I will often buy my kids clothes when they are on sale – so I am ready for the following season. However, there are times when they have outgrown them and never get a chance to wear them. No problem! I can take them back to Kohl’s and either return or exchange them as needed — even if has been 10 months since I made the purchase!
17. Make sure you are signed up for Kohl’s Yes to You Rewards
This is such an easy way to get paid when you 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)!
18. 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 of a future purchase!
19. Know what to buy and what to avoid
I typically find the best discounts for my family on kitchen, bath, toys and apparel items. That is because in most cases, you can still use an additional coupon for greater 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 research and find out what the same item sells for at other store before you jump in and get it there. It may not really be the best deal available.
20. Sign up for emails and text alerts and save 15%!
This is another awesome money saving tip! Just text SAVE07 to 56457 and you will get a coupon to save 15% off of your next purchase! You will also get some of those other great offers sent to you via text – so you never miss a chance to save!
Not only is it great for using coupons, but your Kohl’s cash, YestoYou Rewards and other information is readily available (just need to sign in with the same account you use on-line at Kohls.
21. Shop with discounted gift cards
Before you shop, purchase a discounted Kohl’s gift card from Raise.com! That is just more savings right in YOUR pocket! Raise.com has Kohl’s cards discounted.
22. 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.